As you may have heard, Andrew Carlson, M.D. has relinquished his pediatric inpatient care privileges at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital except for newborn care as of October 1, 2017. Dr. Carlson joins the majority of local pediatricians with this change in his inpatient care status. The change in pediatric privileges is in response to the new structure of the pediatric hospitalist program at Phoebe. All but two local pediatricians have opted to relinquish privileges at the hospital for patients age 3 and over. Dr. Carlson will continue to provide inpatient care to his newborn patients while hospitalized at Phoebe. Pediatric patients requiring inpatient hospital care will continue to be managed by the hospitalist at Phoebe. Dr. Carlson will be able to continue to follow all of his patients should they be admitted to the pediatric service at Phoebe. Subspecialty care would continue to be provided at pediatric hospitals such as Navicent in Macon and Eggleston in Atlanta.
At the present time, Newborn care has not been affected by the change in the pediatric hospitalist program.
We know you may have questions. And, we are here to answer each one. We encourage you to speak to our staff at your child’s next appointment.
John S. Inman, III, M.D., FACOG
Chief Executive Officer
Andrew C. Carlson, M.D., F.A.A.P