AVONDALE, Ariz. – Schools of fish, surf boards, sea shells and flip flops greet kids and families in MVP Kids Care’s the newly opened and expanded pediatric office.

“It’s not like any other office we’ve ever seen,” happily exclaimed ___________, a mother of two patients. “I just love how comfortable and happy this office makes my children feel.”

The doors just opened on their vibrant new facility located at 13065 W. McDowell Road, Suite C-130 and is designed with family comfort and convenience in mind.  While the MVP team only moved a few feet across the street from their previous location, their new facility boasts 16 separate exam rooms and the space they need to offer perks and special accommodations to patients and parents, in addition to more space for new physicians. Among the new facility additions are:

  • A special, separate breastfeeding room with comfy chairs where mothers can feed their children in peace, or receive breastfeeding assistance in private.
  • Three dedicated exam rooms for walk-in or urgent patients, so families without appointments can be seen by their pediatrician quickly and efficiently, and avoid costlier visits to urgent care or the emergency room.
  • Saturday educational forums, hosted by MVP Kids Care providers during office hours (yes, they open every Saturday), on topics of interest to parents.
  • Multiple large procedure rooms and expanded on-site testing for improved care and convenience.

“We designed the office in the spirit of a Patient-Centered Medical Home,” says Fred Shulski, MD, MVP Kids Care’s Medical Director. The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be – a place that focuses on the entire healthcare needs of a patient, not just one episode of illness. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs by maximizing health outcomes and reducing specialist visits. MVP Kids Care is in the process of becoming certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH).

While wait times will be minimized at the new MVP facility, those that do spend a few minutes in the bright and inviting waiting room will notice lively new beach art – some done by local kids and artisans, with proceeds going toward a variety of kid-friendly causes around the globe. Schools of fish made from collapsed sea fences after Hurricane Sandy and turtle, frogs and lizards made from recycled oil drums from Haiti further showcase the facility’s sustainability efforts.

“Simply put, it’s not your average doctor’s office,” said Harry Broome, MD, MVP Kids Care President.  “We know it’s not pleasant when kids aren’t feeling well or need shots. Our intent with this new facility was to create a place that kids would want to visit, rather than dread.”

Another driving force behind MVP’s expansion effort is the need for enhanced testing services. Now offered at MVP Kids Care are allergy, asthma and pulmonary testing, and the medical home environment ensures that long-term treatment options are available for those with chronic illnesses. MVP also offers basic dental services to patients as part of their medical home accreditation, including fluoride treatments and assessments for gum disease, and will give additional attention to critical matters of concern to today’s youth, like childhood obesity.

“The tremendous growth in the area is the driving force behind our expansion efforts,” said Mark Patton, MD, MVP Kids Care. “The West Valley is becoming an increasingly desirable place to live, with new businesses and infrastructure bringing more and more families to the area every year. Our goal is to continue to serve these kids and families with the best medicine in the Valley, and the ability to serve more patients begins with more doctors and more space.”

MVP Kids Care’s new facility is open to new patients with all types of insurance. For more, visit MVPKidsCare.com or stay connected socially via Facebook.

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