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Georgetown Pediatrics, P.S.C. - Pediatrician in Lexington, Georgetown, Scott County, Kentucky, Nicholasville, 40324, 40511, 40508, 40340, 40356, 40502, 40503, 40504, 40506. Fayette County, Winchester, Scott County, Jessamine County, Kentucky childrens doctor. Child doctor. Immunizations. Horace, Hambrick, MD - David M. Hoddy, MD - Kristy K. Menke, MD - Jennifer S. Riebel, MD - Ann N. Quackenbush, MD - Jennifer Oliver, MD. Kids Doctors serving Georgetown Kentucky and Surrounding Areas.In case of a life threatening emergency or very serious accident, call 911 for immediate help. For other urgent problems during the regular office hours, please notify the office at (502) 863-6426, that it is an emergency and your phone call will be handled promptly. For emergencies after hours, please call our answering service at (859) 335-7219. They will contact the doctor on call. This number is to be used for emergencies only.

If possible, we suggest you call us before going to a hospital. We may be able to handle the problem less expensively and more conveniently. In addition, may insurance companies require for prior notification of emergency room visits.

Deciding when to call the physician on-call
Often when our physicians are on-call for medical emergencies, they hear from parents who say that they are not sure whether they should have called or waited until the office opens. We want to take excellent care of your children. When a true emergency does arise, we want to be available to you. You can help us by knowing when to call the doctor for an after-hours emergency and when to seek treatment during normal office hours.

If you think your child is experiencing an emergency or if you are uncertain, please call. If it is not an emergency, we kindly ask that you allow the physician to remain available for children who need the doctor's immediate attention. The following list will help you make that decision.

  • Serious Injury from a fall or other type of accident
  • Acting strangely or becoming more withdrawn and less alert
  • Trouble with breathing
  • Bleeding that does not stop
  • Skin or lips that look blue or purple (or gray for darker-skinned children)
  • Rhythmical jerking and loss of consciousness (a seizure)
  • Unconsciousness
  • Very loose or knocked-out teeth, or other major mouth or facial injuries
  • Increasing or severe persistent pain
  • A cut or burn that is large or deep
  • A head injury involving loss of consciousness, confusion, a bad headache, or vomiting several times
  • Fever greater than 100.4 degrees rectally in a child less than 2 months of age