Now offering Telehealth Visits for Established Patients
It is a very confusing time for parents and children causing disruption and stress in many people's lives. It is important that you receive your information from reliable sources using sound scientific methods. As time goes on, we are learning more about COVID-19. There appears to be far fewer cases of the virus reported in children. Most of them caught the infection from someone they lived with or a family member. The virus seems to usually cause a milder infection in children than in adults or older people. But there have been cases of kids developing more serious symptoms, sometimes several weeks after being infected with the virus.
Call us if your child or someone in your family has a fever, cough, belly pain, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, dizziness, or is just not feeling well. Tell the doctor if they have been near someone with COVID-19 or lived in or traveled to an area where lots of people have the coronavirus.
Make sure your children have all their vaccinations. Protect them against illnesses like measles and the flu. Kids who have another infection may have a harder time getting better if they do get COVID-19.
To find out more, click the link below.
Pediatrics at Cherry Creek is now offering scheduled telemedicine services; face-to-face online visits with one of our providers via your computer, tablet, or smartphone. This service is being provided for specific conditions with our patients and prenatal visits for expectant parents.
We know it can be difficult to make the time and deal with the traffic when coming to the office for follow ups or to pick up prescriptions from the office for certain medications. Using a video interface that can be scheduled as an appointment and qualify for appropriate monitoring of care for on-going medical problems can substitute for an in-office visit. Most insurance companies recognize and will cover the charges for a telemedicine visit, with the same co-pay arrangement as an office visit. Prescriptions can be electronically delivered to your pharmacy of choice or, in the case of those that require a signed prescription, mailed to your residence.
We will ask that you pay your insurance co-pay prior to the visit, as is done in the office. If an insurance company does not cover the visit, you will be charged for the cost of the visit.
ADHD and other behavioral care evaluations require an initial office visit and may require several office visits to establish a stable medication regimen. Subsequent visits for medication review may be done via a telemedicine visit. It is important to have at least one in-office visit twice a year and if there are more significant problems or issues that may require an office visit.
Pediatrics at Cherry Creek strives to be a medical home to all our patients from birth to young adulthood. We provide comprehensive medical care, including well visits, immunizations, parenting advice, minor trauma care, screening for behavioral health problems. We also provide our patients with integrated care coordination of their behavioral health, occupational therapy and/or speech therapy. For the convenience of our patients, we provide point-of-service phlebotomy and specimen gathering services and will work with the appropriate insurance-approved labs.
Pediatrics at Cherry Creek provides a wide variety of comprehensive services to our patients from birth to age 22. These services include:
We also offer on-call physician/nurse access evenings and on weekends (24/7). Triage staff is available during office hours to answer your questions.
06/21/2020 - Fathers Day
07/03/2020 - Independence Day Observed
07/04/2020 - Independence Day
09/07/2020 - Labor Day
Cherry Creek & Stapleton Offices Closed
10/10/2020 - Flu Shot Clinic
8 am - 11 am Cherry Creek Office
Appointments are required
Dr. Staerz is a board-certified pediatrician and the owner of the practice. She was born in Germany and was trained at the Eberhard-Karls Medical School in Tuebingen and Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. She graduated in 1982 and became a board certified internist in Germany in 1989. She completed a residency in pediatrics at The Children's Hospital in Denver in 1992, and worked for the Children's Hospital after-hours system until 1999 when she joined Dr. Ralph Nyhus at Pediatrics at Cherry Creek. She has owned the practice since 2000.
Dr. England is a board-certified pediatrician and the primary physician at our Stapleton Plaza office. She graduated from Emory Medical School in Atlanta, and completed a residency in pediatrics at The Children's Hospital in Denver in 2003. She worked in a large group practice in Thornton before she joined us in October 2005.
Shannon VanGotten, LPN
Ashley Gonzalez, Medical Assistant
Aylin Reyes, Medical Assistant
Aracely Hernandez, Medical Assistant & Biller
Erika Leon, Front Office Receptionist
Because your child's first 5 years of life are so important, we want to help you provide the best start for your child. For every well-child visit between 2 months and 5 years, we have parents complete the Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ-3), This tool helps identify any possible development concerns. You will be asked to answer questions about some things your child can and cannot do. The questionnaire includes asking about your child's communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal social skills. We ask that you complete the ASQ questionnaire at least 24-hours prior and not more than two weeks before your child's scheduled well child visit.
When your child is sick, we know that it can be very stressful. Pediatrics at Cherry Creek offers diagnostic testing and treatment for many common acute symptoms such as ear infections, strep throat, flu, colds, and other illnesses. We try to schedule sick visits during different time blocks from well visits to minimize our healthy patient's exposure to sick patients. Depending upon the severity of the illness, we always try to offer same day sick visits when available.
If you are not sure if your child needs to be seen, you may want to check out the Symptom Tracker from Children's Hospital Colorado or speak to our Nurse or Medical Assistant.
Well-child visits are an integral part of keeping your kids healthy and track their growth and development. They allow our providers to get to know you and your child, monitor any health or developmental concerns, answer your questions, and give you feedback and advice.
We use the following well-child schedule for in-office visits
For older children and teenagers, well visits are required every 12 months if you need a provider signature on any forms – such as school health forms, camp forms, or sports forms.
Follow-up visits are also required every 3 months if your child is taking any on-going prescription medication from our office.
Below are links to some common OTC medication dosing charts. However, before giving any medication to a child under 2 years of age, please contact the office.
Diphenhydramine (aka Benadryl)
We accept the following insurances.
Anthem/Blue Cross PPO/POS
CIGNA - PPO/POS (No Local Plus or Connect)
Friday Health Plans
Medicaid (Not accepting new patients)
United HealthCare - Choice/Choice+
**It is always best to contact your insurance company to make sure we are in network. We are NOT responsible for insurance denials due to being out-of-network.
300 S. Jackson St., Denver, Colorado 80209
(303) 377-9663 (303) 377-9954 Phone Fax
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
11:00 am – 07:00 pm
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
08:00 am – 02:30 pm
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
09:00 am – 12:00 pm
Last appointments are usually 20 minutes before closing time.
3401 Quebec Street, Suite 3900, Denver, CO 80207
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm