Q1. What are your hours?
Monday - Friday 9am-5pm
Q2. Where are you located?
231 Midland Park Shelbyville, KY 40065.
Q3. Are you "Vaccine Friendly"?
Yes. Dr. White believes that parents should be responsible for choosing what vaccines, if any, their children should receive.
Q4. Will you see my children if we choose not to vaccinate?
Yes. However, we do believe that regular well child care is important even if you choose not to vaccinate, and all checkups are required to remain a patient in our practice.
Q5. Where do we get our vaccines?
We are able to give vaccines in our office for most families with private insurance. However, we must refer state (Wellcare, passport, Medicaid) run insurance patients to their local health department since it is run the the federal "Vaccines for Children" program.
Q6. Do you accept my insurance?
A list of the insurance plans we accept can be found on the "New Patients" page of our website.
Q7. Do you take medicaid?
There are many Medicaid plans. The only medicaid provider our office is signed up with currently is the "Passport Health Plan".
Q8. Will Dr. White see me at the hospital?
Because Dr. White’s time and schedule is now split between her two practices, she is unable to see newborns in the hospital. The pediatricians on staff at the hospital will do the initial evaluation. That information is sent to Dr. White at our office for review. We will see your child within the first couple days of you being home following discharge.
Q9. Will Dr. White Sign a religious exemption?
The new religious exemption no longer needs a physicians signature! It does require a notary signature however You can download the new form from our Downloads page.
Q10. Can we come in and meet the Physician before we make an appointment?
We are currently unable to schedule "meet & greet" appointments.
Q11. If I don't have insurance, can I still be seen at your office? How much does it cost to pay out of pocket?
Yes. Insurance is not required to be a patient in our practice. However, if you are paying out of pocket we do ask that you pay for your visit the day you are seen. Typically, depending on presenting problem and/or time spent discussing diagnosis and treatment, a "Sick Visit" or "Office Visit" can run anywhere between $75-200. A "Well Check" or "Preventative Care" Checkup can run between $100-150. These are the base prices, and do not account for any extra labs, tests, or immunizations that are done at the time of visit.
Q12. Is the a cash discount for uninsured patients?
Yes. If you pay for your appointment in full at the time of your appointment, there is a 20% discount to the entirety of the bill. However if you do not pay anything at the time of your appointment and opt to wait for the bill, or you only pay a portion of your bill at the time of appointment, you will be responsible for the full price, and not receive the 20% discount.
Q13. How long has Dr. White been in practice?
Dr. White has been in private practice for over 20 years.
Q14. Does Dr. White have any children?
Dr. White is the mother of 9 children (so far) through both birth and adoption.
Q15. What is your parenting philosophy?
Long after becoming a mom, I discovered there was a name for how I tended to parent... Who knew?? Our parenting philosophy is best described as "Attachment Parenting". However, I believe style of parenting is best tailored to meet each child's inique needs as we strive to train both hearts & minds. -Dr. White
Q16. How do you schedule a newborn visit?
The hospital will ask you the name of your child's pediatrician so that their newborn information may be sent to us for Dr. White to review. Once you have been discharged, give us a call. We will have some general questions for you, & then schedule an appointment for you within the first few days of you coming home from the hospital.
Q17. How long will you see my children?
From birth through 18 years old.
Q18. What is a PA (Physicians Assistant)?
A PA is a nationally certified and state-licensed medical professional. PAs practice medicine on healthcare teams with physicians and other providers. They practice and prescribe medication in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the majority of the U.S. territories and the uniformed services. Find out more here: https://www.aapa.org/What-is-a-PA/