|About||Kinder Pediatric is your convenient neighborhood, after hours pediatric urgent care center. We provide the highest level of medical care to patients from newborns to 21 years old.|
The Kinder Pediatric story can be traced back to an emergency room experience had by one of the co-founders of Kinder Pediatric. One day, around 7pm, his 3-year-old child was injured while jumping on the bed at home. The child bumped his head on the edge of the bed and suffered swelling, along with black and blue discoloration near his eye. The parents immediately called their pediatrician’s office, only to be greeted by the answering service that directed them to the emergency room.
Not knowing where else to go, they took their child to the emergency room. Once they arrived, they were placed in a line that was made unbearably long thanks to flu season. While the child was immediately triaged, they were told they would have to wait to see a doctor since the child’s injuries were not life-threatening. After four hours of waiting, their child was seen for ten minutes by a pediatrician in the emergency room. They were advised that the injury was not life-threatening, that the child’s eye was safe and that they could provide the child with a pain reliever and some other simple remedies. If they had only been told this information four hours prior, they would have been able to alleviate their child’s discomfort sooner. They also would not have had to endure the agony of waiting in the emergency room with a roomful of unhappy children that also looked like they did not need to be there. But, unfortunately, their parents didn’t have any other options.
After that terrible experience, the father (and co-founder) thought back to two other instances where their son, as an infant, was taken to the emergency room because of a high-fever and the ER sent them home after performing a routine check-up. The co-founder realized the need for a comfortable, child-friendly alternative to the emergency room for children with non life-threatening conditions and decided to create Kinder Pediatric.