Why Is Your Office So Busy?

A number of things have changed since COVID-19…


  • Birth rates have increased in both 2021 and 2022. There hasn’t been an increase since 2014. Many more new babies to care for!
  • Daycares, schools, camps, etc. need notes anytime a child has a fever. This has drastically increased the number of appointments and phone calls.
  • Everyone is playing catch up on vaccines and appointments need for school and sports.
  • Anxiety and depression has increased by over 30% in patients of ALL AGES. The care, time and appointments needed by these kids has skyrocketed.
  • RSV, influenza, strep and other viruses are at an all-time high – and started earlier this season.


  • Precautions taken for the safety of our patients and staff take longer.
  • HUGE increase in phone calls and portal messages to staff and providers due to more appointments needed, and more questions by families.
  • Increased paperwork needing to be filled out for daycare and schools.
  • Administering COVID and flu vaccines to already full schedules.
  • Short staffed – our staff and providers (and their families!) get sick too! Sick providers can lead to less appointment availability.


We are still here for you and your family!

But we need your help. Please bring patience and positivity to your appointment and phone calls.

Patience, understanding and a kind word goes a long way.