Q. Can I meet my pediatrician before my baby is born?

A: Yes. You can meet Dr. Chung in the education program for expecting parents at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center or in the Fort Lee office of Smart care pediatrics.


Q. Is your office accepting new patients?

A: Yes. We welcome new patients.


Q. Why do my children need to receive vaccination?

A: Vaccines are a series of shots that make your child get immunities against serious and potentially deadly diseases and protect your child from those preventable illnesses. Vaccines are only given to children after a long and careful review by a number of different groups. The "recommendation" process begins only after a vaccine is licensed by the FDA. Doctors don't just decide to start giving the vaccine on their own. They seek the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Committee on Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

Q. How often should my child see the pediatrician?

A: Your child need to see the pediatrician not only for medical care of acute or chronic illnesses, but also for promoting and maintaining your child's growth & development, childhood safety, proper nutrition, and emotional well-being as preventive health care.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends this schedule for routine well-care visits:

3 to 5 days
1 month
2 months
4 months
6 months
9 months
12 months
15 months
18 months
2 years
2.5 years
3 years and once every year thereafter for an annual health supervision visit that includes a physical exam as well as a developmental, behavioral, and learning assessment.