COVID-19 NoticeFor the safety of our patients and to stop the spread of illness, we are limiting the number of people who accompany patients to a scheduled or Urgent Care visit at all our clinic locations. All visitors or family members will be asked to return to their vehicles. Please note: Exceptions will be made for those accompanying minor children who have appointments or the elderly and people with a disability who need assistance. All patients and/or visitors will be screened before entering our clinics.
At Poplar Bluff Pediatrics, we consider ourselves a family. Our staff works together as a team to ensure that our patients receive quality care. In our office we strive for excellence, and we expect nothing but the best because meeting our patients’ healthcare needs is our passion. We love watching our patients grow from an infant, to a toddler, to a child, and to an adolescent.
Our pediatricians have been providing quality pediatric care in the region for over 20 years. In June of 2000, we became an independent medical practice under the leadership of our current physicians. During our long history, our physicians have exercised great care to provide high-quality treatment and exhibit sincere concern for our patients.
It is both our desire and obligation to give our patients, and their parents, a satisfying and comfortable healthcare encounter. As an extension of the physician, we expect patients to be treated with kindness in a professional, caring manner.
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Keep your child healthy with regular exams
The best way to keep your children healthy and prevent medical issues before they start is to ensure they are receiving routine checks. We recommend that children receive full exams along with any necessary vaccinations at 2 weeks, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, and at age 2. After the age of 2, children should continue to receive exams on a yearly basis to ensure optimal health and wellness.
Regular Exams Include:
- Vision screening
- Urine screening
- Anemia screening
- Medical exams
- Pediatric physicals
- Height measurements
- Weight measurements
- Routine vaccinations
- Assessment of developmental milestones
- Questions about diet
- Age specific education
Choosing to Skip Vaccinations Could Put Your Child at Risk
Published information and research concludes that vaccinations help save millions of lives every year. Skipping them is dangerous! The science behind vaccinations is simple and reliable. They provide very little risk and enormous benefits for your child. Still have concerns? Our experienced staff is always happy to answer any questions and provide additional information regarding this matter.
Recommended Pediatric Vaccinations:
- IPV – Polio
- Tetanus shots
- Haemophilus Influenza Type B
- MMR – Measles, Mumps, Rubella
- Chicken Pox
- Hepatitis A and B
- Rotavirus vaccine
- Prevnar vaccine
- Gardisil vaccine
- Meningitis vaccine
- Flu shots
Ensure You’re Prepared for Your First Visit
At Poplar Bluff Pediatrics, it is our primary goal to provide every patient under our care with personal service and the detailed attention they deserve. Ensure your transition to working with us is as easy and seamless as possible when you follow the tips below.
What To Bring With You:
- Insurance card(s) – We are in network with:
- Anthem: Blue Access, Blue Perferred, Traditional, Pathway, and Pathway X
- Healthlink: PPO, and Work Comp (NOT HMO)
- United Healthcare: UHC Products, Choice, Select, Golden Rule, UMR, Navigate, Core, Compass, Charter, Medicare Advantage/Optum Behavior Health, Medicaid
- Aetna-Coventry: PPO Networks: GHP PPO Network, GHP PPO Select Network, Coventry/National Accounts Network, TPA, First Health, Self Funded, CMR/ASO/TPA
- Humana: Commercial Medicare
- Multiplan: All Networks
- MHBF: All
- Cigna: Greatwest
- Missouri Care: Medicaid
- Home State Health: Medicaid
- Evolutions Prime Missouri
- Complete immunization records
- Medical records from your previous pediatrician
- Letter of medical consent (if someone other than the parent is bringing your child)
Meet the Providers
Amber Maples, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner - Board CertifiedSpecialties: