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We are a group of five pediatricians committed to providing a medical home for newborns, children and adolescents in the Greater Atlanta area.

Our group was founded in 1968 and moved to the Northside Hospital / Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite area in 1980. Our offices are in the Northside Professional Center, Building F, Suite 370.

Atlanta's Finest 2014

Sep 12, 2014

We have been featured as one of Atlanta's Finest 2014.

http://www.proactiveresources.com/091114

Patient Portal

Apr 4, 2014

Access the portal by clicking the Patient Portal hyperlink above.

Register your children in our Patient Portal and link them all to one account. Why?

You can:

  1. Contact us directly (after July 1, the patient portal will completely replace the message center †)
  2. Receive email from us regarding upcoming events and news
  3. Complete most of the forms needed for your child’s annual physical on-line at your convenience instead of at the office. Less time for check-in and less time with the clinical staff
  4. Ensure we have the most up-to-date ways to reach you
  5. Request appointments
  6. Ask a Clinician
  7. Review your visit summary, visit history, labs, etc.
  8. Request Rx refills
  9. Ask billing questions
  10. Pay your bill on-line

The first time you visit please complete the following forms: SSP Registration, Financial Policies, Privacy Policy and My Health History Form.

When coming in for a well visit complete: SSP Well Check Questionnaire and update My Health History Form. (For 18 month and 24 month well checks complete the M-Chat.)

The SSP Message Center is still available at https://secure.sspediatrics.com until July 1. Please make a copy of any records you need before that date.

Patient Portal

Feb 18, 2014

Our new patient portal is up and running. This portal will be used to securely communicate with you and will have additional functionality that our current Messaging system on our web page doesn't have. You will be able to request appointments, ask the nurse questions, obtain copies of visit notes (patient's 18 and up have to request their info), allow us to e-prescribe your RX, pay bills online, update address, phone numbers, insurance information, and complete you annual medical history form, etc. All the forms you complete online will update into your patient record and make your visit time shorter as such. The first time if you would complete the registration form and then all the other forms listed under the forms tab. Note we will be disabling the current Messaging Center in the next month so please register your children as soon as you can.

You may register each child and then you can link them all together under one and then just use one login for everyone. Please see the instructions on the portal page.

We hope you will take advantage of this new way of communication with our office and will find that it enables us to serve you more efficiently and effectively.

Should you have any question or problems, you may reach Kristy Lockert, Practice Administrator, at ext. 307.

Office closing

Feb 13, 2014

Due to the weather the office will be closed Thursday, February 13. Our doctors will be on call to assist you with any urgent issues. Please call our answering service at 770-985-7886 for assistance. Please stay safe and warm. We hope to reopen tomorrow. Hours will be posted here.

Office closing

Feb 11, 2014

Due to weather and patient cancellations we will be closing the office at 12:30pm 2/11/14. We will be closed 12/12/14 due to the freezing temps and ice predictions. Our doctors will be on call to assist you with any urgent issues. Please call our answering service at 770-985-7886 for assistance. Please stay safe and warm.

Office hours

Jan 29, 2014

We will delay opening the office until 10:30 Thursday, January 30th and will close at 5 pm to ensure the safety of our patients, staff and physicians with the icy road conditions. Please call our answering service for urgent problems outside these hours. 770-985-7886, to speak with the doctor on call. Please be safe traveling.

Office Closed

Jan 29, 2014

Due to the icy roads, we will be closed today 1/29. Please stay off the roads, call 911 for medical emergencies. Our Doctors will be on call so please call our answering service at 770-985-7886 for assistance.

We are happy to report that all our staff and physicians either made it home or to a safe place to spend the night last night. It was a 9+ hour commute for many. We are happy that they are all safe.

New Patient Portal

Jan 19, 2014

We are putting the finishing touches on our patient portal. You will be able to request appointment, ask nurse questions just as you have on our web page plus pay bills online, get copy of labs, notes, etc. We will send out information and news via the portal as well. Please stay tune for go live day.

Click on the Patient Portal under the Quick Links above to register today.

Deductibles

Jan 9, 2014

Deductibles January 9, 2014 Reminder if your charges will be applied to a deductible, we will collect 50% of your billed charges at the time of service, this may not completely cover the amount you owed after applied to deductible but should cover most of it. This will only apply to sick visits, almost all well visits are now covered by insurance companies at 100%. If you still have a plan with a copay, only your copay will be collected at the time of service.

Dr. Balcarek's Retirement

Nov 27, 2013

Please join us from 5:30 - 7pm on Thursday, December 5th to wish Dr. Balcarek well on her retirement from SSP.