If you are an expectant parent, you’ve probably gone to multiple prenatal visits with your OBGYN. Once you are in your third trimester, it’s time to schedule another kind of prenatal appointment, the one with your child’s future pediatrician.
Finding the right pediatrician can be a difficult task to take on, especially as a new parent. You want to feel comfortable with your pediatrician so that you can ask all the questions you want without feeling like a nuisance. As mothers, Dr. Mandal and Dr. Kolluri are not only dedicated to children’s health and development but they are also dedicated to helping parents have the education and understanding they need to feel confident in supporting their child’s health.
Our pediatricians are here to help you determine healthy lifestyles for your child, offer advice for preventing illnesses and injuries, and guide you in providing the correct care for your child’s development.
Dr. Mandal and Dr. Kolluri recognize that parents know their child the best, so it is essential to allow time for questions or to discuss concerns during appointments. During the first several wellness check-ups, Dr. Mandal and Dr. Kolluri often address your newborn’s sleep patterns, feeding issues, and safety concerns such as car seats, sleep positions, and SIDS.
Dr. Mandal enjoys long-term relationships with her patients and watching their families grow. Her focus is on preventative care, and keeping her patients healthy with safety tips, immunizations, and lots of time for questions at well visits.
She started Continuum in 2016 to provide a unique place in her community where patients would be able to get appointments on the same day, and be able to see the same doctor all the time. As the mother of an ex-preemie with health issues as an infant, she has understood how difficult it is for families to deal with a sick child, and works hard to make convenient access to health care a priority. Learn more
Dr. Suvarna Kolluri (known as Dr. Sue Kolluri by her patients) believes that the best way to help kids stay healthy is through practicing preventative medicine. She loves to teach parents fun ways to keep children healthy, such as healthy recipes that sneak in vegetables or activities that strengthen those bones and muscles!
When Dr. Kolluri is not seeing patients, she loves spending quality time with her family. She and her husband have two beautiful girls. She also loves to sing and is a talented cook. She currently loves cooking with her instant pot and enjoys sharing recipes with others! Learn more
If you have any specific questions about parenting or your child, this is a great time to ask. This is the perfect time to discuss family preferences on things like feeding the baby (breastfeeding or formula?) and vaccinations. Often parents have questions ready that are specific to their family’s situation.
More Tips on What to Expect for Your Prenatal Visit with Your Child’s Pediatrician here.