Our office strongly believes in the importance of vaccines. All of our providers believe it is important to stick to the immunization schedule. If there’s a certain schedule you have in mind, please have a printout and the doctor will review to make sure it meets the AAP & CDC recommendations. If you feel differently and do not wish to immunize your child according to our schedule, we may not be a good fit for you and your child. We do not feel that you are a “fit” for our practice if you refuse vaccinations after regarding our discussions regarding the need for the vaccines. Parents refusing vaccinations will be asked to find another practice.
|1 month||Hepatitis B|
|2 months||Pentacel, Prevnar, Rotateq|
|4 months||Pentacel, Prevnar, Rotateq|
|6 months||Pentacel, Prevnar, Rotateq, Hepatitis B, Flu (during the season)|
|9 months||Flu (during the season)|
|12 months||Hepatitis A, DTaP, Prevnar, Flu (during the season)|
|15 months||MMR, Varicella, Hib|
|18 months||Hepatitis A|
|2 – 3 years||Flu (during the season)|
|4 years||DTaP, IPV, MMR, Varicella, Flu (during the season)|
|5 – 10 years||Flu (during the season)|
|11 years||Tdap, Menactra, HPV, Flu (during the season)|
|12 – 15 years||Flu (during the season)|
|16 years||Menactra, Flu (during the season)|
|17 years and older||Flu (during the season)|
Common Vaccine Reactions
Vaccines do NOT cause autism. There have been no studies that have shown a correlation between vaccines and autism. In fact, the most recent studies show no connection between vaccines and autism.
For more information on vaccines, please visit the following sites:
Signed Vaccine Policy Statement
If you would like to read over our vaccine policy statement, please click on the PDF link below
At Premier Pediatrics, we take pride in the coordination of your care. Depending on your insurance company, some require patients to obtain a referral from their primary care provider in order to see a specialist. Our Referrals Coordinator will carefully assess your physician’s orders and will be more than happy to help you find the specialist needed for your child. If needed, please call our office to schedule an appointment with the doctor to assess your child and obtain a referral, please call us at 949-733-2800.
Once we have received your request for a referral or a referral from one of our providers, our referrals coordinator will find the specialist to refer you to. Please be aware that it may take about 7-10 days for the referral to be approved. After contacting the specialist and being approved, our referrals coordinator will call you back to let you know that you have been approved, as well as giving you all the information needed to schedule an appointment.
It is the responsibility of the insurance holder to obtain a referral, prior to taking their child to a specialist. We cannot guarantee a paid claim to the specialist for retroactive referral requests. Please contact your insurance carrier for information regarding claim denials or verification regarding specialist designation.
Divorce, Separation and Custody Agreements
The fastest way to have your child’s medication is to contact your pharmacy and ask them to fax the refill request to our office at 949-733-2810. We will then have the doctor approve the request and will call you if the request was approved or denied.
You may also call our office at 949-733-2800 and follow the prompts to the prescription refill line. Please be advised that certain prescriptions can only be filled by the original prescribing provider. To promote continuing care, it is imperative that certain medicines are followed by the original providing prescriber. Since the original prescribing physician did the initial history of present illness, only that physician would be best to document and prescribe further medicine.
About Your Records and Forms & Fees
Forms and Fees:
We will be happy to fill out any form, including sports physicals and school forms. Please be aware that there may be a fee and may require about 5-7 days for completion. If you would like to send a copy of a patient’s medical records, you will need to fill out a medical release form, which can be found on here. (Link to forms)
Insurance & Billing Policies
Premier Pediatrics is pleased to participate in most insurance plans. For a complete listing of insurance plans in which we participate see the Insurance Info page or contact our biller Stephanie Encinas and leave your name, phone number, and a brief message at; 949-207-3377 EXT.1
The following information is helpful for parents to keep in mind:
Please remember, while we will work with you on getting paid from your insurance company, ultimately, the financial responsibility for medical treatment rests with you-the policy holder.