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Good to know about: a pediatrician who does house calls

December 17, 2010

Have you ever ended up waiting in the emergency room for stitches or even a strep test? It seems like children are always getting sick just when your pediatrician’s office is closed. There is a pediatrician’s office that never closes. Dr. Edward Kulich, is a “concierge house call pediatrician” which means his office is always open: it’s 24/7 and he always answers your phone calls.  What exactly does he do? Dr. Kulich comes to your home for anything: high fevers, ear infections, stitches, and even portable radiology.  He is also available for infant sleep training.

Let’s say your child has a painful ear infection in the middle of the night. You know the it requires immediate attention , but are dreading the long emergency room visit, the discomfort of the hospital and getting everyone bundled up and out of the house. If you call Dr. Kulich, he can come to your home, diagnose your child and give your child an antibiotic right then if needed. How much does this cost?  It’s not cheap and he doesn’t accept health insurance, but it can be worth it when you have the right situation and need care at any time of day or night. According to Dr. Kulich, ” reimbursement is typically between 50-100% of the cost of the visit, ” depending on your insurance plan.

Dr. Kulich is also available to your house guests or travelers from newborn to 21 years. Getting sick on a trip to New York City no longer means a trip to the emergency room.

As a regular contributor to Parents Magazine and its online site, as well as extensive experience as an ER pediatrician, Dr. Kulich has seen a lot of patients and reflected on pediatric medicine. As the Wall Street Journal reported on a profile on him, “his house-call-only practice allows him to deliver more TLC.” He lives in Brooklyn, so chances are, when you call him, he won’t be too far away, and so will your children’s relief.

Our readers get a coupon for $20 off first-time visits for Dr. Kulich.

Dr.  Kulich, MD, FAAP attended Cornell University prior to obtaining his Doctor of Medicine from St. George’s University and completed a residency in Pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center, Infants and Children’s Hospital of Brooklyn.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.