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Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours Clinic in Mt. Juliet hits milestone

Jul. 25, 2013, 9:37 AM

The Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours Clinic in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., has treated its 1,000th patient since the doors opened March 25.

Mary Kay Bartek, M.D., with 1,000th patient Elisabeth McDermott and her brother at the Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours Clinic in Mt. Juliet.

Patients have been treated for conditions ranging from sprains and cuts to pneumonia. Several patients have needed referral for further evaluation and in some cases they have been transported and hospitalized.

“Parents who bring their children in are often concerned about how their child looks or is acting and feel they can’t wait until the morning to see their pediatrician, “ said Jill Obremskey, M.D, medical director for the Vanderbilt Children’s After Hours Clinics, operated by the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

“The Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours clinic provides parents peace of mind that they can get their child the care they need when they need it.”

The Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours Clinic, located at 2025 North Mt. Juliet Rd., Suite 200, allows parents to take their children to get care when their pediatricians’ offices have closed for the day or on the weekend. To keep care consistent and current, the child’s regular pediatrician will be sent a report about the visit the same evening.

The Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours Clinic is open seven days a week, including holidays. The hours are Monday-Friday, 6-9:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 3-9:30 p.m.

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