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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jan 9, 2014
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.
Dr. Balcarek Announcement
Oct 7, 2013
Dear patient families,
After practicing pediatrics for nearly 40 years in both the US and Europe, I have made the very difficult decision to retire from the practice effective January 1, 2014. As you can imagine, this was far from an easy decision. I always believed that healing and helping children was not only my work but rather my true mission in life.
Following the unexpected loss of my son in 2007, my priorities in life shifted significantly, and I now look forward to the next chapter in life, focusing on my daughter and two grandsons (one on the way!). I am confident that I leave you in the competent hands of my Sandy Springs Pediatrics colleagues and staff whose priority is take the best possible care of your children.
Thank you all for making the past, nearly two decades both professionally and personally fulfilling; I will always cherish the friendships I developed with so many of you and will miss each and every one you dearly.
Kytia B. Balcarek MD
New computer system
May 18, 2013
Beginning Monday, 5/20, we will be operating on a new computer system. Please arrive a few minutes early for your first appointment on or after 5/20. We will need to verify all you data to ensure the data transferred correctly. Please bring you insurance card so we can scan into the system.
After the summer rush for back to school physical, sometime in September we will begin the conversion from paper charts to electronic medical records.
Please be patience with us during our learning curves. These transitions will enable us to server you more efficiently once it is complete.
We will also have a patient portal for you to utilize beginning sometime in October or November. You will have some expanded ways to communicate with us at that time. We will keep you posted as these changes occur.
Thank you for allowing us to care for your family!