Phone: 941-723-7877
Fax: 941-723-7844
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Ellenton Pediatrics
8425 US Highway 301 North
Parrish, Florida 34219
Board Certified in Pediatrics

Ellenton Pediatrics
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After Hours Calls

For medical emergencies, please call 911.
For poisoning emergencies, please call Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222.

We are committed to providing guidance and comfort to our patients any time it is needed.

Most insurance companies have a toll-free advice line, which can be found on the insurance card. This is a valuable resource for routine health / illness questions. If your insurance does not provide this service, or if you wish to speak with one of our providers regarding an urgent medical problem that cannot wait until regular business hours, please call the office number (941) 723-7877, follow the prompts, and the provider on call will be paged.

After hours, our providers do not have access to medical records and do not renew prescriptions. They do not discuss chronic complaints, routine questions or longterm concerns, and do not schedule, nor cancel appointments. They will not call in prescriptions for a problem that was not first evaluated in the office. After-hours phone calls should be limited to urgent matters that cannot wait until the office opens. If you are calling after 9 p.m., please only do so if there is a true emergency.

Please leave a message with the child’s full name, date of birth and a brief reason for your call. We triage the urgency of the calls received. Please do not forget to leave your phone number, including the area code, and repeat it at least once. Please keep the telephone line open so that we may reach you immediately. All after-hours calls will be returned from private, blocked numbers. Please make sure that the phone number at which you want to be reached has the caller ID block disabled, so that our providers can connect with you. Inform the pediatrician if your child has any chronic medical problems (i.e. diabetes, asthma, congenital heart disease).

The on call pediatricians cannot make a medical diagnosis over the phone; they can only provide limited advice. They may recommend that your child be seen in an emergency room or urgent care center. However, since they do not actually examine the child, it will be your decision if a child may wait to be seen in our office during business hours, or if an urgent care or ER visit is needed.

Our providers will always try to call you back promptly. In the rare case that you have not been called back 30 minutes after you left a message, please call again. Many unpredictable factors may occasionally prevent our providers from getting your message, or from calling you back. In the event you are unable to reach us, and feel that you cannot wait, please take your child to the nearest urgent care center or emergency room.

Symptoms and Medicine

These links provide assistance with symptoms, medicne and proper dosage for children:

KidsDoc Symptom Checker    

Our Scoop On Fever    

How To Take A Child’s Temperature    

Dosage Charts:     


Patient Portal

Our secured, HIPAA-compliant Patient Portal allows you to access your child’s key health information recorded during your visits, growth charts, immunization history, prescriptions, diagnostic test results and more. Guardians can update demographic and contact information, view upcoming appointment time and date, and request prescription refills or school entry forms. Please feel free to register as a new patient and a member of our staff will contact you. If you are an existing Ellenton Pediatrics patient, please contact us and a member of our staff will provide you with the information needed to begin using the patient portal.

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