Christie Pediatric Group

About Us

You want the best for your children, and one of the most important decisions you will make concerns whom to trust with their health and wellness. Christie Pediatric Group, the area's oldest pediatric practice, has treated three generations of families for more than 50 years. Our physicians are board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics and proudly follow treatment guidelines established by that group.

Our physicians and physician assistants received training from a cross section of medical schools and pediatric training programs from around the country and have a variety of special interests in pediatric care. We have both male and female providers with tenures at Christie Group ranging from five years to more than 30. With this breadth and depth of training, experience and personal profile, we are able to offer comprehensive and dedicated medical care for your children.

Practice Features:

Multiple Locations. To better serve you, Christie Group has two conventional locations - one on Mills Avenue near Greenville Memorial Hospital and the Children's Hospital and another at Maxwell Pointe, located on the eastside off Highway 14 and Woodruff Road.

Separate Sick- and Well-child Areas. When your children are well and require wellness services, the last thing you want is for them to become ill from contact with germs. That's why Christie Group separates sick and well children. Both office locations feature separate entrances, waiting areas and patient rooms to keep sick and well patients apart as much as possible.

On-site Laboratory. Both offices feature an on-site laboratory. Having these services in-house allows the physicians to receive the results quickly, which in turn allows them to make an accurate diagnosis and determine the best course of treatment for your child.

Seven-day Medical Coverage. Christie Group schedules same-day sick emergency visits for patients. Both locations have appointments Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm with one rotating location remaining open until 6:30pm Monday - Thursday. In addition, our physicians are available Saturday mornings for urgent and emergent visits. We now open our doors at 7:45am to offer 8am, 8:10am and 8:20am walk-in visits (limited appointment availability).

Phone-A-Nurse Service. Sometimes parents are unsure if a child needs to see a physician or have questions about symptoms or medications. That is why Christie Group has dedicated nurse phone services at both locations. Each day, specific nurses are designated to answer parents' calls. As a result, your call will be returned promptly, and if your child has something for which a medical protocol is in place (such as pink eye), a prescription can be called in without your needing to bring your child to the office for a visit. If the nurse and parent determine your child needs to see a physician, we will schedule a visit for the same day.

After-hours Pediatric Nurse Triage. Should your child become sick or injured after hours, call either practice location and speak to an on-call physician or a Children's Hospital emergency pediatric nurse. Christie Group, at times, forwards its phones to a nurse specially trained to evaluate sick or injured children. Depending on the situation, the nurse can offer recommendations for parents treating the child at home, ask the parent to contact the office staff the next day to schedule a visit, request the parent bring the child to the Children's Emergency Center at Greenville Memorial Hospital, or page the Christie Group physician on call. This phone consultation is offered as a complimentary service to our patients.

Privileges at Children's Hospital of Greenville Health System (GHS). All our physicians have admitting privileges at GHS Children's Hospital, the region's only children's hospital, with more than 30 pediatric subspecialists for consultation or treatment. Unlike specialists trained to treat adults, pediatric specialists have familiarity with childhood conditions, medication dosages and emotional needs of patients and their families. We maintain excellent communication with these physicians and Children's Hospital staff, which in turn allows us to provide the best care for your child.

Prenatal Consultations. During your pregnancy or before adopting a child, you may schedule a complimentary 15-20 minute consultation with a pediatrician. We recommend scheduling this visit during the second trimester. Should you opt to use our services, a pediatrician from our practice will see you and your newborn in the hospital. Please note that the prenatal visit is not required for you to choose us as your pediatrician upon delivery in the hospital.

Locations

Services

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Allergies
  • Annual physicals
  • Asthma
  • Attention Deficient Disorder (ADD) diagnosis and treatment
  • Breastfeeding consultations
  • Counseling for depression, behavior problems and weight control
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Developmental assessments and updates
  • Dietary guidance
  • Emergency medicine
  • General parenting advice or answers to questions
  • Health education
  • Hearing and vision testing
  • Immunizations and vaccines
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Newborn care
  • Prenatal conferences
  • Pre-school examinations
  • Preventive medicine
  • Screenings for health problems
  • Sports medicine
  • Well-child care

Forms

For your convenience, we have made several forms available for download. This will have you better prepared for your visit and reduce the amount of forms you will have to fill out during your visit. Just click on the links below to download a pdf copy of each form.

New Patient Packet
The new patient packet contains all the necessary information for becoming a new patient at Christie Pediatric Group. It includes patient information sheet, billing information, medical record release form, GHS financial policy, consent for treatment, & disclosure of medical information.

DHEC Form (Immunization Form)
A DHEC form (immunization form) should be filled out stating whether your child's immunizations are covered or not. If you have not filled this out before or you have had a change in insurance, be sure to fill out this form for your next visit. This is a very important and necessary form to have on file for your child.

Authorization for Release of Medical Information
If you need to have your child's medical records transferred from or to our office, you will need to fill out an authorization for release of medical information.

Well Child Examination Vaccine Fees for Established Patients
This is a comprehensive listing of visits by age, the total fees billed to insurance and procedure codes billed. Useful for when contacting your insurance to verify what procedures are covered or not. This form is required at time of check in so it is best to call your insurance before the appointment. For more information, please visit here.

Well Child Examination Vaccine Fees for New Patients
This is a comprehensive listing of visits by age, the total fees billed to insurance and procedure codes billed. Useful for when contacting your insurance to verify what procedures are covered or not. This form is required at time of check in so it is best to call your insurance before the appointment. For more information, please visit here.

Disclosure of Medical Information Form
This form designates who you wish for us to communicate your child's health information. This is more commonly used for extended family such as grandmothers and/or nannies.

FAQs

Doctor's Corner

Safe Kids

Safe Kids Upstate is one of more than 450 coalitions affiliated with Safe Kids Worldwide, an organization whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 and under. There are 15 Safe Kids coalitions in South Carolina.

Safe Kids Upstate Coalition, led by Greenville Health System Children's Hospital Children's Advocacy, consists of more than 70 community partners, who join together to fight unintentional injuries. To learn more about Safe Kids, click here.

New Impact: A Healthy Lifestyles Program

New Impact is an exciting program developed at the GHS Children's Hospital, in response to the nationwide problem of pediatric obesity. If your child is struggling with his or her weight, let us help. New Impact is a comprehensive weight management program for children and adolescents between the ages of 6 and 21. We use the most current treatment techniques to offer pediatric patients effective ways to manage weight and adopt a healthier lifestyle. To learn more about the New Impact: A Healthier Lifestyles Program, click here.

Live Well Greenville

Live Well Greenville is a partnership of dozens of public and private organizations that aims to make Greenville County a healthier place to live, work and play. Formed three years ago by the Piedmont Health Care Foundation, the coalition has engaged more than100 key partners in crafting plans to create policies, systems and environments in our community to make living well easier. Safe places to walk and bike, healthier foods in schools and workplaces, nutritious snacks in child care centers, better access to parks - these and other positive initiatives will be shepherded by the partners of Live Well Greenville. To learn more about Live Well Greenville, click here.

Let's Go!

Let's Go! is a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program. Their goal is to increase physical activity and healthy eating for children from birth to 18 through policy and environmental change. Let's Go! works in six sectors to reach families where they live, study, work and play to reinforce the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. The 5210 message (5 or more fruits and vegetables, 2 hours or less of recreational screen time, 1 hour or more of physical activity and 0 sugary drinks, more water and low fat milk a day) is used consistently across all sectors. To learn more about Let's Go!, click here.

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