Why Choose a Pediatrician
Pediatricians are trained to:
• Help you determine healthy lifestyles for your child and useful ways to role model your choices.
• Offer advice to prevent illness and injuries.
• Provide early and appropriate care of acute illness to prevent its progression.
• Treat life-threatening childhood conditions requiring intensive care.
• Guide you in anticipating your child’s needs from newborn to 21.
•Make the most of your phone
Before you call, have a pen and paper ready to write down any instructions and questions. You could easily forget some details, especially when you are worried about your child. Be ready to gather information about your child’s health. Take your child’s temperature. If your child has a fever, write down the temperature, the time you took it, and how (orally, rectally, armpit).
•Routine Phone Calls
Routine calls include questions about medicines, minor illnesses, injuries, behavior, or parenting advice. You will usually not need urgent care for a simple cold or cough, mild diarrhea, constipation, temper tantrums, or sleep problems. For these cases you may just need proper medical advice. However, if your child has any of the following, call to find out if he or she needs to be seen right away:
• Vomiting and diarrhea that last for more than a few hours in a child of any age
• Rash, especially if there is also a fever
• Any cough or cold that does not get better in several days, or a cold that gets worse and fever is present
• Cuts that might need stitches
• Limping or not able to move an arm or leg
Emergency Phone Calls
Emergency calls require your pediatrician’s prompt attention. But it is best to know what to do before a problem occurs. Plan to learn basic first aid, including CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). During a scheduled checkup, ask your pediatrician what to do and where to go should your child ever need emergency medical care.
When to call-
Call your pediatrician immediately if your infant or child has:
• Bleeding that cannot be stopped
• Any trouble breathing
• High fever
• Head injury with loss of consciousness, vomiting, or poor skin color
• Blood in the urine
• Bloody diarrhea or diarrhea that will not go away
• Sudden lack of energy or is not able to move
Resources and patient education
A list of resources for patient education and self-management support maybe found at http://healthychildren.org.
Scope of Services
Pediatric and Adolescent Care
Well Child Examinations
School and Sport Physicals
Same Day Sick Care
Chronic Illness Care
Behavioral & Development Conditions
Monday to Friday : 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturday : 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
After Hours, please call to reach the on call physician.
Who we are
Dr. Espeleta and staff strive to know our patients in long term partnerships and help our patients become engaged in their own healthcare. We work as a team to coordinate care from other providers and community resources. We want to meet the needs of our diverse patient population by understanding your unique characteristics and language needs.
Identification of evidence based care
Dr. Espeleta follows evidence based pediatric guidelines thru the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Trinity Pediatrics is a medical office in Gallatin, Tennessee. Dr. Espeleta is an experienced board-certified pediatrician for more than 20 years.
CALL US: 615-575-1080
Office: 1525 Hunt Club Boulevard Suite 600-A, Gallatin Tennessee 37066