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Desert Shores Pediatrics continues to be committed to the health and well-being of our patients and their families. We are not only here for medical care, but also as a source of reliable factual information. As COVID-19 (aka coronavirus) spreads, it is important to focus on 3 driving forces: personal safety, community responsibility and healthcare responsibility.
Personal safety: The vast majority of people infected by COVID-19 will have mild illness, especially in children. There is currently no treatment beyond supportive measures meaning your pediatric healthcare team can offer very little for mild to moderate illness and you may be exposing yourself, your child or others when seeking medical care for mild symptoms. Testing is limited and driven by strict guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Arizona Dept of Health.
Community responsibility: It is essential that we limit the spread of COVID-19 and try to minimize the burden on our healthcare system. This is the idea behind self-quarantining, social distancing, canceling school and other events. Please minimize public interaction with each other. Please wash your hands frequently with soap and water and encourage healthy hygiene habits when coughing and sneezing.
Healthcare responsibility: Our responsibility as healthcare providers is to keep our office as clean as possible and stay available for those patients that need essential medical care, especially those most vulnerable. We recognize that many of our families are multi-generational or have loved ones at home with high risk conditions or may be immunocompromised.
We will be implementing new strategies at Desert Shores Pediatrics to hopefully stay available, minimize exposure and continue to offer the most up-to-date information and statistics. This may mean moving or rescheduling appointments, offering telephone visits or even waiting in your vehicle to enter the building or to be examined. We appreciate your patience as we implement, reevaluate and determine the next course of action as COVID-19 strategies continue to change nationwide.
We care greatly about our families and we are here to navigate this with you - every step of the way!
Welcome to Desert Shores Pediatrics
Desert Shores Pediatrics has pediatric offices located in Gilbert and Chandler Arizona. We will provide the full spectrum of pediatric healthcare (well, sick, preventative and urgent care) from birth to age 18. We offer once monthly prenatal visits to meet one of our providers and tour the facility.
We believe that children are important and deserve the best. Our facility will host a friendly environment, professional staff, quality healthcare and most of all -- a positive experience for the children.
Desert Shores Pediatrics is committed to serving the community by providing excellent pediatric medical care. Our goal is to make a difference in the lives of children by providing quality healthcare in an environment built on KNOWLEDGE, INNOVATION, HONESTY and FUN.