With a focus on care and compassion, MVP Kids Care is the go-to spot for medical care in the valley.
MVP is dedicated to kindness and tenderness with care for all patients who walk through our doors each day.
New and Returning Patient Resources
Our physicians care and concern for our patients is next to none.
We are available for you outside of regular business hours for emergencies and urgent care situations. As a regular patient of MVP, you are entitled to 24 hour care and we will see you if necessary. Phone calls will go to our nursing triage service first and they will give you immediate medical advice. Should the nursing service feel there is an emergent need, they will contact our physician on call and then we will contact you to give you further instructions for care. Our patients care and health is our top priority, always.
The new facility in Avondale also has a dedicated private room for new mothers needing space for breastfeeding and some quiet time.
This office also provides extended hours Monday through Thursday and patient hours on Saturday as well.
MVP Kids Care and our staff is proud to offer care for patients at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Maryvale Hospital, West Valley Hospital and Banner Estrella Hospital. We also see newborn babies at West Valley Hospital and Banner Estrella Hospital, offering our patients many options when it comes to newborn child care.
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Please print out these forms at home, complete them, and bring them with you to save time for your child’s first visit.Medical Release English
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Well Care Services
Well child visits are conducted following the recommended schedule established by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The success of immunizations in reducing illness has changed the pattern of pediatric practice. The emphasis of well exams focuses on immunizing against disease, prevention of accidents and counseling on growth & development.
These visits require open discussion between the physician, parent and patient. Questions regarding your child’s health & well being are not only welcomed, but encouraged. All the physicians have encountered many of the same concerns and situations with their own children.
A schedule for well appointments and immunizations is as follows:
- 2-5 Days: Exam, Newborn Screen #1
- 2 Weeks: Exam, Newborn Screen #2 (if necessary)
- 1 Month: Exam, Immunization
- 2 Months: Exam, Immunizations
- 4 Months: Exam, Immunizations
- 6 Months: Exam, Immunizations
- 9 Months: Exam, Immunization
- 12 Months: Exam, Immunizations, PPD, Hemoglobin, Lead
- 15 Months: Exam, Immunizations
- 18 Months: Exam, Immunizations
- 2 Years: Exam, Immunizations, Hemoglobin, Lead
- 3 Years: Exam, Immunizations (if necessary)
- 4 Years: Exam, Immunizations
- 5 Years: Exam, Urinalysis, Vision, Hearing
- 6-18 Years: Yearly Exams with appropriate Labs / Screening per age
Immunization FAQs and Schedules from the Centers for Disease Control can be found at this link.
Sick Care Services
As parents ourselves, we recognize the frustrations that occur with a sick child. Lack of sleep, time away from work and a fussy child are common experiences of all parents. We also recognize the frustration you feel when a viral infection is diagnosed with no prescribed medication. Please understand that a child may become more ill, the diagnosis can change and a different course of treatment may be needed. Some times patients will have a poor response to initial treatment. Let us reassure you that your child’s health is our main concern.
Here are some common symptoms seen with pediatric illness and household measures to make your child feel better:
Fever is not an illness; it is a mechanism by which our body fights disease. Our immune system works more efficiently with an elevated temperature. One should appropriately ask, why then do we treat fevers? We treat fevers only to feel more comfortable while we are ill. The height of fever is also of little concern. There is no correlation between high temperature and severity of disease.
If you suspect your child has a fever, please verify it with a thermometer. An inexpensive digital thermometer can be purchased at most grocery and drug stores. Infant temperatures should be taken rectally while children older than 1 year of age may have theirs taken orally or under the arm. We will be happy to demonstrate the technique in the office. Any infant 2 months of age or younger who has a temperature of 100.4 or higher should contact the office immediately for advice. This may be the first sign of serious illness.
Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Tempra etc.) may be used in children 2 months and older to reduce fever. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) may be used in children 6 months and above. See the link for dosing.
DO NOT USE ASPIRIN in your child because of the danger of Reyes Syndrome. Do not use Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen in a child under 2 months of age, please call the office for advice.
If vomiting occurs do not give anything by mouth for a minimum of 1 hour. After that time, small amounts of clear liquid such as Pedialyte, Infalyte or apple juice may be offered. If tolerated, these amounts may be slowly increased every 15 – 30 minutes. Small frequent amounts are better tolerated than larger amounts. Milk, formula and solid foods should not be offered until the vomiting has been stopped for 24 hours.
The main concern with diarrhea is to replace fluid loss and prevent dehydration. If the diarrhea is mild and your child is active and hungry continue to feed as normal. This includes formula or breast feeds for infants. If your child is having diarrhea more than 4 times a day, stop all milk, formula and solid foods. Offer clear liquids in small frequent amounts (similar to vomiting instructions). Remember that colored liquids will discolor the stool the same color. After 24 hours of liquids you may offer foods such as yogurt, applesauce, bananas, rice cereal or dry toast. As the diarrhea improves, advance to a regular diet as your child tolerates.
For additional illness information, click here for an online symptom checker.
A great benefit for patients of MVP Kids Care is that we provide extra services that many consider to be specialty services such as allergy testing and asthma testing, offering peace of mind and one-stop care for families in the valley.
Why We Vaccinate
Immunizations are one of the best preventative medicine practices that physicians have available today. Thanks to vaccines, many of the serious and deadly diseases that plagued people years ago are infrequently seen in the United States today. The diseases we immunize against are still seen elsewhere in the world and anyone is at risk of contracting these illnesses. The best way to protect our children from these diseases is to immunize.
MVP Kids Care follows the immunization schedules recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). These schedules have been researched extensively, have proven to be safe, and help ensure that the children following these schedules are protected from these serious illnesses during their most vulnerable ages. For this reason, we will work with families to educate them on the importance of vaccinating and will support alternative vaccine schedules as long as families adhere to the schedules.
Visit the CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control) Website for more information on life saving vaccines by clicking here.
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Access Your Children’s Medical Information Online!
MVP Kids Care is excited to announce our Patient Portal, Follow My Health™. The Portal will allow parents 24/7 access to their children’s records and give them the ability to send their Provider non-urgent medical questions, prescription refills requests, request appointments, and much more!
Please sign up and join us in the next generation of healthcare!
How to Sign Up:
If you are unable to self-enroll in the portal, please call the office at 623-846-7575, and one of our team members would be happy to help!
Quality Care and Convenience
With three offices located in Maryvale, Laveen, and Avondale, MVP Kids Care is set up to care for and provide for anyone age 21 and younger.
MVP Kids Care accepts most insurance plans, including AHCCCS plans such as Mercy Care, Care1st, APIPA, Arizona Complete Care, and Health Choice. Cash payments are always accepted as well.
While MVP Kids Care suggests patients make appointments with a specific practitioner to maintain continuity of care, our offices also accept walk-ins.Book Your Appt Now!
While patients with an appointment will typically be given priority, we do our best to have a provider available to take care of our walk-in patients in a timely manner.
Emergency situations will always take precedence and we ask our families to understand that these circumstances may put the provider behind schedule.