New walk-in pediatric clinic available

The new clinic opened June 12. (Photo by James Feichtner)

The new clinic opened June 12. (Photo by James Feichtner)

By Anna Skinner

St.Vincent Fishers just added a new amenity that will attract parents from across the city.

A new Saturday pediatric walk-in clinic opened at the hospital in early June. It treats newborns to age 18, which is a large age range for walk-in clinics. Board certified pediatricians are staffed at the clinic.

The clinic is open Saturdays only from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointments are required.

The doctors there treat illnesses such as ear infections, coughs, colds and vomiting. Some doctors will also conduct sports physicals as well as some sports injuries, which tend to be more popular during the weekend.

“The biggest difference from other walk-in clinics is that you will be seen by board certified pediatrician,” said Dr. Brian Aguilar, a pediatrician at the new clinic. “It is more important that someone who specializes in children sees your kids because we are more focused on problems that kids have. Kids are not just little adults, they have a different anatomy and physiology that pediatricians are more skilled at treating.”

Dr. Aguilar said that anything a pediatrician can do in an office can be done at the new clinic at St.Vincent. Medications can be prescribed and illnesses can be diagnosed.

The clinic is at 13914 Southeastern Parkway, Suite 108, Fishers There is an outside entrance to the clinic at Door 2 on the west side of the hospital. In addition to the new clinic, the St.Vincent has spa like amenities throughout the hospital designed to make sure everyone there feels at home.