Welcome to Mid-Ohio Pediatrics & Adolescents, Inc.

We appreciate the opportunity to care for your child. As specialists in examining and treating children from birth through young adulthood, our interest lies in both the physical and emotional growth of your child. We are also firm believers in fostering a healthy parent-child relationship with the hope that parenthood is a rewarding and fulfilling experience.  Our goal is to provide the finest quality services to our patients in a comfortable and pleasant setting and to do so more efficiently and economically.

Mid-Ohio Pediatrics and Adolescents, Inc. is among one of the largest pediatric practices in the Central Ohio area.  Since 1986, our office has been located in the community of Westerville, but we also serve the surrounding communities and school districts.  With our longevity,  we now have the privilege to serve a second generation of children.

A unique characteristic about our organization is that we are associates – one of our physicians is always available for office care or telephone consultation. During routine and follow-up appointments, you are able to meet with the physician of your choice. However, because we are a group practice, sick visits and emergency calls could be scheduled with one of the other physicians in order for your child to be seen as quickly as possible.

2020 FLU SHOTS

FLU CLINICS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR SCHEDULING

Flu Clinics will be held in a separate part of our office this year to avoid entering through our waiting room. When you arrive for your Flu Clinic appointment, please exit the elevator or stairs to the RIGHT. We have a separate entrance to our office where our staff will be available for check-in.

Please be aware a physician will not be available during Flu Clinic appointments. If you feel your child should see a physician prior to receiving the flu shot, call our office to schedule an appointment with your physician. Additional vaccines will not be offered during the Flu Clinic, please schedule a separate appointment if your child is due for vaccines other than the flu shot.

Masks are required at all times while in the building

GET READY FOR SUMMER!

Be sure to call our office for your child’s yearly routine well visit

School, camp and sports forms can be completed without an additional visit if your child has had a routine well visit withing the last year. Schedule your child’s routine well visit during the summer so come fall we can complete any forms needed for school and sports.

Actions we are taking to keep our patient, families and staff safe

Well/healthy visits are scheduled separately from sick visits.

Wearing Masks at All Times. Our staff will wear masks and we ask all patients and parents to wear masks keeping nose and mouth covered at all times.

Daily Office Cleaning. Our disinfecting protocols have been increased to ensure waiting rooms and office areas are extensively cleaned several times a day. Exam rooms and patient care areas are cleaned after every patient appointment.

COVID-19 UPDATE

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) strongly supports the continued provision of health care for children during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Mid-Ohio Pediatrics encourages our patients to continue with the AAP guidelines for Preventive Health Care or Routine Well visits.

We are now scheduling ALL ages for Routine Well visits.  These well visits have been prioritized to Morning office hours to decrease possible exposure to illness. 

Please contact our office between the hours of 8:30am – 12:00pm to schedule your child’s Routine Well visit.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to the Shelter at Home order and changes regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, our office hours are fluctuating on a daily basis. While the physicians at Mid-Ohio Pediatrics are available 24/7 for Urgent concerns our office may not be open during the posted normal office hours.  The phones will still come on at 8:30am Monday through Saturday but may shut off early depending on patient flow and to limit potential exposure.  Please try to call before noon with Non-Urgent concerns or questions.  Our On-Call Physician will still be available for Urgent Medical issues after the phones shut off for the day.

MOP COVID-19 UPDATE

Effective Thursday 3/19/2020 MOP will Suspend our Walk-In hour until further notice.  We ask all our patients to call before coming to our office.

In an effort to continue to provide quality health care for our patients, we have decided to split our patient care days in half.  We will have Sick visits available for one half of the day and then Well children scheduled during the other half with a thorough cleaning of the office in-between. 

We stand by the CDC recommendations of social distancing and therefore ask only one parent bring the child who is scheduled.  Please keep additional family members at home to protect your family and our staff. 

Mid-Ohio Pediatric is monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and the recommendations of the CDC and OHD.  We will continue to make adjustments to our patient care as new information and guidance is released.

MOP COVID-19 RECOMMENDATIONS

  • If you are concerned your child has or was exposed to Coronavirus please call and discuss bringing your child in with a nurse or physician. DO NOT come to the office until given instructions to do so.
  • At this time we DO NOT have any Coronavirus tests at MOP. If there is strong suspicion requiring testing we will work with Nationwide Children’s and the ODH to direct you to the best place to seek testing.
  • We stand by the CDC recommendations of social distancing. In line with this we discourage bringing additional adults and children to appointments. Please bring your own toys and books for distraction.
  • We will try to put your child in a room as quickly as possible to avoid spending time with potentially sick people in our waiting room. If you would like to reschedule your non-vaccine well appointment we would be happy to accommodate your request.

In Memory of Dr. Frank Stroebel

Dr. Frank Stroebel, one of the founding members of Mid Ohio Pediatrics passed away on November 18, 2019. We have lost a respected member of the pediatric community, a valued mentor, and a dear friend.

Dr. Stroebel joined the staff of Children’s Hospital in 1964. His leadership, clinical expertise, and dedication to the hospital helped it to grow into the outstanding health care institution it is today. In addition to being a wonderful clinician, he was known for his compassion, empathy, and sincere interest in all of his patients.

Dr. Stroebel joined the practice of Drs. Baldock and Kazsmersky in the late 1960s. He was the only one of the original three to move to our Copeland Mill location where he practiced until his retirement in 1997. After retirement, Dr. Stroebel continued to be active at Children’s. He and his wife Nancy also continued to be a part of the social activities of Mid Ohio Pediatrics. We were able to host Dr. Stroebel for a tour of our new offices this past summer

Dr. Stroebel is survived by his 3 children, 3 grandchildren, and one great grandchild. He will be missed by all of us who were lucky to know him. We extend our deepest condolences to his wonderful family, and feel very blessed to have had him as a part of our medical practice both as a senior partner and dear friend.

Walk-In hours!

Cold and flu season is upon us and we want to remind our established patient families of our Walk-In hours! We have Walk-In appointments available Monday-Friday from 7:30am to 8:30am for acute illnesses only such as colds, earaches, coughs, sore throats, pink eye and rashes. For those needing to get their child’s flu shot,  please call our office for a flu shot appointment as we can not offer flu shots during the Walk-In hours.

Do you have an ill child and a busy day ahead?

Do you have an ill child? Do you have a busy day ahead?  We do offer early morning walk-in hours for our established patients with acute issues such as colds/coughs, ear pain, sore throats, rashes and pink eye.  Our walk-in office hours are from 7:30am to 8:30am Monday through Friday!

Announcing the addition of Walk-In hours!

Beginning Monday, May 6, 2019, Mid-Ohio Pediatrics and Adolescents will begin offering Walk-In hours from 7:30am – 8:30am Monday through Friday.  These walk-in patient visits are for established patients with acute issues only such as colds, earaches, coughs, sore throats, pink eye and rashes.  Chronic or more complex issues such as headaches, stomachaches, chronic coughs, injuries and other complicated issues are best dealt with at a scheduled appointment.  We are unable to see well checks during Walk-In hours.

The number of patients seen during Walk-In hours will vary day to day by how many physicians are available that particular day, the number of patients wanting to be seen and when the walk-in patients arrive.  The earlier patients arrive, the better chance to be seen during the walk-in hours.  Those patients who are not able to be seen during walk-in hours will be scheduled for a sick appointment early in the day.

We are ready!

We’ve been working really hard to prepare the new office! Mid-Ohio Pediatrics and Adolescents, Inc. reopens today at 465 N. Cleveland Avenue, Suite 200 in Westerville! We look forward to your next visit to share our new space!

Online payment option now available for patient bill pay!

Many have asked for it and we heard you!  For those who wish to pay online, please click on the green “Pay Online” button above.  This will take you to a secure site where you can pay your child’s statement with a credit/debit card or for those who prefer, an e-Check option using your routing and checking account numbers.  If you need assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our billing staff for help!

NCH Health Information Exchange (HIE)

We are excited to announce that MOP is participating in Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Health Information Exchange.  This system provides your child’s caregivers with access to the most current and complete healthcare information available regarding your child.  With your authorization, other doctors who may treat your child can access your child’s electronic healthcare records allowing them to make better care decisions.  For more information, please see our Forms page.