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2/18 Inclement Weather

All Margiotti & Kroll Pediatrics offices will be closing at 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 18, 2021 due to the inclement weather and will re-open at on Friday, February 19th, 2021.

If any other changes to our schedule are necessary, we will update this message.

2/1 – 2/2 Inclement Weather

All Margiotti & Kroll Pediatrics offices will be closing at 12:00 PM on Monday, February 1, 2021 due to the inclement weather and will re-open at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021.

If any other changes to our schedule are necessary, we will update this message.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Our office has been receiving many calls from patients and others in the community to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine. At this time our office does not have any COVID-19 vaccine in stock. We have registered our Practice as a COVID-19 Vaccine Provider with the PA Dept. of Health and received a small supply of vaccines for our staff and other healthcare workers in early January.

We have communicated with the Department of Health our willingness to act as a distribution point for the vaccine moving forward; however, it is unclear when or even if we will receive additional supply due to the overwhelming demand across the state. If you are interested in being added to our waiting list of those eligible to receive the vaccine, please click here and complete the wait list form. We will communicate any future availability to those on that waiting list.

If you have any trouble with the link, copy and paste the following into your browser: https://forms.gle/g6ksFXzrN2yPuLCW6

Below is a link to the current guidance from the Department of Health regarding vaccine eligibility in the 1A category.

PA Dept of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Information

12/16 & 12/17 Inclement Weather

All Margiotti & Kroll Pediatrics offices will be closing early for in-person appointments on Wednesday, December 16th 2020 due to the inclement weather and will re-open at 1:00 PM on Thursday December 17th, 2020. Telemedicine appointments are available during our normal operating hours for patients with acute concerns.

In order to schedule a telemedicine appointment with our office during this weather event, please text your child’s name and date of birth to (855) 920-5800. Our staff will respond during our office hours to schedule an appointment for your child.

Dr. Halpern Retirement

It is with mixed emotions, but warm wishes, that we announce the retirement of Dr. Janis Halpern from Margiotti & Kroll Pediatrics.  Dr. Halpern has been a valued member of our medical staff since acquiring Langhorne Pediatrics in 2013.  Dr. Halpern has been a practicing pediatrician in the Bucks County area for over 36 years and has cared for thousands of patients along with many second-generation patients.  We are so grateful for her years of dedicated service and wish her a happy and healthy retirement! 

Below is a letter from Dr. Halpern to her patients:

May 6th, 2020

Dear Patient,

Yesterday I made one of the most difficult decisions of my life.  I decided to retire.  If the present circumstances were different, I would have preferred to say goodbye to all of my patients in person.  While I’m fortunate to have remained very healthy throughout these difficult times, I’ve decided to take this opportunity to focus on spending more time with my family.

I am so grateful to each of you for allowing me to take care of your children over the past 36 years.  I  will always cherish the wonderful personal connections that I have made.  I look forward to running into many of you in the community for years to come. 

I know you will continue to receive excellent medical care from my colleagues at Margiotti and Kroll Pediatrics.

Stay safe and stay healthy.

Dr. Halpern

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON COVID-19 TESTING

As you may have seen, outpatient laboratories have recently started offering both antibody (also referred to as serology) and at home nasal swab testing for COVID-19. While we understand the importance of access to RELIABLE testing to make informed decisions about you and your child’s health, these options are concerning to our providers.

Since testing became available in the healthcare setting, we’ve been performing the (nasopharyngeal) swab testing at our office on patients for whom it was appropriate to test. We plan to continue this practice throughout the remainder of this pandemic or until a better test is available to assist in the diagnosis of an active COVID-19 infection.

Antibody testing became available in outpatient healthcare facilities this past week, including in our offices. This test can be helpful in determining the presence of certain antibodies. It is important to note that a positive test of these antibodies MAY indicate prior exposure to COVID-19. Additionally, we are still unsure if the presence of these antibodies indicates immunity to COVID-19 in the future.

Given all of this information, it is critical that you continue to rely on trusted information sources, in collaboration with our team of medical professionals, to determine the best course of action for your children relative to testing for COVID-19. If you have questions about testing your children, please call our office so our providers can discuss these options with you individually. If your child does need to be tested, we will schedule an appointment in our office for the procedure.

Thank you for continuing to trust in our medical home for your children, especially in these difficult times!