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2350 N Kibler, Suite 1       Tucson, AZ  85712

(520) 648-KIDS (5437)    ●    (520) 648-5438 (fax)

 

Welcome to Mesquite Pediatrics!  Thanks for stopping by the home of Drs. Mary Cochran, Jeff Couchman, and Susan McMahon.  Our goal is to provide comprehensive pediatric care in a warm, friendly environment.  If you have ideas of how we can better accomplish this, please do not hesitate to let us know.

 

New Mesquite Pediatrics Vaccine Policy

At Mesquite Pediatrics, we feel that providing vaccinations is the most important thing we can do to keep our patients healthy.  We also feel that unvaccinated patients are a potential danger to those who attend our clinic who have weakened immune systems from genetic disease, who are on chemotherapy, or who are too young to have been immunized.  Therefore, we have decided to institute a new vaccine policy that requires all new families to immunize their children according to the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  For full details on the policy, click HERE.

 

The Affordable Care Act and the Healthcare Exchanges

At Mesquite Pediatrics, we are excited that many of the children in our community who have not had insurance in the past now have the opportunity to obtain health insurance, often at low cost, through the Healthcare Exchanges.  We do participate in almost all of the exchange plans, but there are a few very low cost plans with narrow physician networks that do not include us.  Some of our patients have signed up for these plans, and have even been incorrectly informed by the insurance companies that we are participating provider.  For now, the only plans we know we know of that have caused such issues are with HealthNet, and we believe they have fixed their systems to reflect which HealthNet plans we participate in and which we do not.  So, if you are signing up through the Healthcare Exchange, please make sure we are listed as participating providers if you would like to continue to bring your children to Mesquite Pediatrics for care.  If you have questions, don't hesitate to give us a call.

 

News on Aetna!

As of July 1, 2013 Mesquite Pediatrics will be back in the Aetna network.  They have been growing rapidly in Tucson and decided that they needed us back.  So we have come to an agreement on a new contract which we hope will remain in effect for years to come.

 

Mesquite Pediatrics is proud to be a Reach Out and Read site.  In order to encourage early development and literacy, all patients who come for a well child check between 6 months and 5 years of age will choose a book to take home and read with their parents.  To learn more about this program or to make a donation, click on this link to the Reach Out and Read of Arizona website.

 

Use the links at the left side of the page to access the different areas of our site.  Here's what each section contains:

 

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Patient Portal - Our newest feature allow you access to portions of your child's medical records and provides new ways of communicating with out office.

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Office Information - This page has information about our office, such as our hours, a map to our location, and which insurance plans we accept.

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Registration - This page has all of our registration documents for new or transferring patients.  You can save time at your first appointment by filling these out in advance.

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Pediatric Information - This area of the site has pediatric medical information about various subjects that may interest you.  For now, it includes our check-up and immunization schedule, info on flu shots and new vaccines, and recommendations to reduce the risk of SIDS.  Topics will be added periodically, so be sure to check back.

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Flu Vaccines - This is a direct link to our page on flu vaccine availability and recommendations.

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Who's Who - This is a page of biographical information on our docs (and on our staff, too, as soon as we can get them to write theirs).

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Saturdays - This tells you how you can get an appointment with a pediatric practice that is available for our patients on Saturday mornings.

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Contacting Us - This page has all of our contact information, including nights and weekends.