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Pediatrician - Lexington
230 Fountain Court Suite 260
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 264-0660

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1. What are your hours of operation?
2. What about after hours? 
3. What do I do if I need to talk to someone after hours? 
4. What Emergency Room (ER) do you recommend and will Dr. Taylor or Dr. Bush or Dr. Parrott be seeing my child?
5. If my child is admitted to the hospital, who will take care of my child?
6. How do I transfer records?
7. How will referrals to outside specialties be handled? 
8. What about Diagnostic and Laboratory testing - ultrasounds, etc.? 
9. What insurances are acceptable? 
10. What if we are having a new baby? 
11. What is Dr. Taylor’s role with International Adoptions?

1. What are your hours of operation? 
A Caring Touch is open Monday thru Friday, 8AM to 5PM, except during lunch. If you have an emergency during lunch time please call 911. Anytime the office is closed a physician from ACT Pediatrics is on call.

2. What about after hours?
For urgent care after hours and on holidays or weekends, we recommend Kentucky Children’s Hospital Twilight Clinic or an emergency room of your choice (question 4).

UK Twilight Children’s Clinic: 
UK HealthCare understands that children do not always get sick during regular office hours. The Twilight Children’s Clinic offers you the convenience of after-hours physician services for acute (severe and sudden) symptoms such as a sore throat, earache, fever or nausea. The UK Twilight Children’s Clinic is staffed by Kentucky Children’s Hospital pediatricians on a rotating basis.

Website: 
http://www.ukhealthcare.uky.edu/KCH/services/general-pediatrics/twilight-clinic/              search Twilight Childrens Clinic, then click Twilight clinic for directions

Hours: Monday-Friday (evening only) 5-9PM, 
Saturday/Sunday Noon-5PM, Holidays Noon – 5PM

 

1-800-333-8874 toll free
859-257-6730 appointments
859-257-7706 fax

 

3. What do I do if I need to talk to someone after hours? 
Someone is always available to answer your questions before, during, and after office hours. During office hours our nurse will call you back in a timely fashion. If you have an emergency please call 911. After hours please call 323-0077 and a trained telephone triage nurse will take your call and help you with your problem or concern.

If you have a routine, non-urgent question please call our office during regular business hours and let our ACT office staff assist you.

4. What Emergency Room (ER) do you recommend and will Dr. Taylor, Dr. Bush, or Dr. Parrott be seeing my child?
You may use any emergency room of your choice, and one that is covered by your insurance company. Please take in to consideration that only Kentucky Children’s Hospital (University of Kentucky) has a true pediatric emergency room. Also only UK and CBH have pediatric admission capabilities. Should your child need to be admitted, the Emergency room doctor should contact our on-call group for admitting decisions.

5. If my child is admitted to the hospital, who will take care of my child? 
Dr. Taylor,  Dr. Bush and Dr. Parrott have pediatric privileges at Central Baptist Hospital and nursery privileges at both Central Baptist Hospital and Saint Joseph East. Only Central Baptist has a pediatric admission floor. Should your child need to be admitted we will admit him/her to our private service and Dr. Taylor and/or Dr. Bush/Dr. Parrott will care for your child. If needed we can also admit to the pediatric hospitalist at the Kentucky Children’s Hospital. We do not admit children to SJE.

6. How do I transfer records?
Request a Transfer/Release of Records form from our office or your previous physician’s office. These forms may also be found on line at www.acaringtouchpeds.com. After the form is filled out, it may be mailed, faxed, or hand delivered to your previous physician’s office. We would be happy to fax it for you. Ideally we would like to have these records before your first visit.

7. How will referrals to outside specialties be handled? 
We will offer recommendations for specialists as indicated by your child’s needs. Different specialty offices handle referrals and appointment scheduling in different ways, so we will try to comply with their requests for scheduling appointments. Every effort will be made to accommodate you and your child’s needs.

8. What about Diagnostic and Laboratory testing - ultrasounds, etc.? 
Our office offers many labs such as blood counts, bilirubins, urine studies, strep tests, etc. While we prefer drawing our own labs, what we don’t offer, we will arrange at a local hospital or drawing station. Radiological procedures can be arranged as well.

9. What insurances are acceptable? 
We participate in a wide array of insurances. Please ask our receptionist at (1-859-264-0660) or call our billing office (1-866-719-0191) for specific insurance companies.

10. What if we are having a new baby? 
Drs. Taylor, Bush and Parrott are available to meet with you for a prenatal visit if you would like. We have nursery privileges at Central Baptist Hospital and Saint Joseph East Hospital. When you deliver, tell the Labor and Delivery team that you are using our services. The hospital will contact us after your baby is delivered. If you deliver at SJE or CBH, we will see your infant each morning when we make rounds, talk with you, and answer your questions. Follow-up will be arranged at the time of discharge.

11. What is Dr. Taylor’s role with International Adoptions?
Dr. Taylor is currently the Director of the International Adoption Clinic at Kentucky Children’s Hospital. http://www.ukhealthcare.uky.edu/KCH/services/internatadoptclinic.htm Within the field of International Adoptions she does both pre-adoption paperwork/photo evaluations and post-adoption medical examinations. At A Caring Touch she performs the pre-adoption paperwork evaluations. For those who desire she can provide long-term medical care as the general pediatrician for their child.

At the Kentucky Children’s Hospital International Adoption Clinic Dr. Taylor performs the hands on post-adoption medical examination and associated tests and labs. Patients are then referred back to their general pediatrician (which may also be Dr. Taylor) for routine pediatric care.

A. How do I contact Dr. Taylor for a pre-adoptive paper/video evaluation?
B. How do I arrange a post-adoption medical examination? 
C. How many post adoption visits are there and what can I expect? 
D. How much is Dr. Taylor’s fee to provide this service and what does it include? 
E. Can Dr. Taylor write me prescriptions? 
F. What medications should I take with me while traveling?

A. How do I contact Dr. Taylor for a pre-adoptive paper/video evaluation?

You may fax (859-264-0662), email (shawn.taylor@uky.edu ), or mail (230 Fountain Court, Suite 260) your paperwork to us. NO ORIGINALS. If you fax, please email the pictures for better visualization. Please call us as well so we know to expect your paperwork.

B. How do I arrange a post-adoption medical examination?
The International Adoption nurse at the Kentucky Children’s Clinic can set this up. Call her at 859-257-4297 and she will schedule your post adoption examination.

C. How many post adoption visits are there and what can I expect?
There is one exam at 2-3 weeks post arrival and then another one at 6 months post arrival. The first visit will last approximately 2 hours and includes discussion, an occupational therapist developmental exam, a physician exam, a TB test and multiple labs. Stool specimen containers will also be given to you for you to collect stool samples at home. Those will be mailed back to Grace after collection. The second visit is shorter and includes discussion, an OT developmental exam, a physician exam, perhaps a TB test and selected labs.

D. How much is Dr. Taylor’s fee to provide this service and what does it include? 
Dr. Taylor’s fee varies depending on what your needs are. The most common fee covers a 48 hour turn around time for the evaluation, a phone call to you to discuss her findings, follow-up phone/e-mail interactions as needed, and her business card with 24 hour access to her while traveling. For more information contact Dr. Taylor at shawn.taylor@uky.edu and a fee can be quoted based on your needs.

E. Can Dr. Taylor write me prescriptions?
If you use Dr. Taylor’s services she will write indicated prescriptions for the child you are adopting. Other family members will need to discuss their needs with their primary care physician.

F. What medications should I take with me while traveling?
If you use Dr. Taylor’s services she can provide you with a list of recommended medical items to take on your voyage.

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