Starting July 1st, 2023 I’ll be working as a pediatrician at Robertson Pediatrics in Beverly Hills!
1) Where is that?
The beautiful new office is located in Suite 307 at 150 N. Robertson Blvd in Beverly Hills, CA 90211. It’s just a couple of buildings North of Wilshire Blvd, and only a 5 minute drive from my old office, so I am not moving far away. There is valet parking available under the building, to keep your car away from the elements, for a fee. From the parking lot or lobby. take the elevator to the 3rd floor and the office door is immediately to your right.
2) What is special about this place?
Robertson Pediatrics is a modern medical home, which will give my patients access to top technology for their care, and a much larger array of testing that can be done right in the office during visits, so you do not need to go to another location for most labs, and results are available quickly. For example, they offer an in-house PCR test for the top 22 pathogens that cause coughs and fever in children. 1 swab of the nose and you have an answer in half of an hour, not just about the flu (although that is included), but also RSV, Covid, pertussis, adenovirus, and more. Want to know if your child has mono? There is now a simple test that takes 1 drop of blood from the finger in the office, instead of having to go to an outside labs and fill vials. These tests not only empower patients and their families with more information, but they also make my job easier, letting me provide the best, most accurate, evidence based medicine for my patients. In addition, there is a pediatric allergist in the office 3 times a week, to help those with asthma, allergies, and eczema, and a pediatric psychologist in the office twice a week, who also does neuropsychological testing, and can help children and families with their mental health needs. I am especially excited for these last 2 things, as my friends know that two of my passions are talking about allergies and neurodiversity!
3) When can I see you?
I know some people were sent a misleading email from my old practice implying that I would suddenly not be available, and this is just not true! I am going to start off at Robertson Pediatrics by being in the office all day on Tuesdays and Thursdays to get my bearings, but this is not my final schedule. And on the days that I am not in the office, I will still be able to access portal messages, emails, and even telemedicine from home. When I am not physically in the office, Dr. Sammy Kim will be seeing my patients, and there are same-day sick visits available Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 4:30pm, for everyone.
4) Which insurance plans do you take?
Robertson Pediatrics accepts most major PPOs, including Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, Blue Cross, and Blue Shield. To be sure you are covered, please check with your insurance if “Robertson Pediatrics” or “Samuel Sungwon Kim” is an in-network provider within your plan (sometimes the insurance plan will mention one of the physicians in the practice and sometimes it will mention the practice name, as long as it includes one of them, you should be covered). You can also call and speak to the office manager directly for more information.
The office does not take any HMO plans or Medicare/MediCal.
If you have an HMO plan, or an out-of-network PPO, such as Oscar, you may be seen on a cash basis. Please call and speak to the office manager about prices.
5) How can I switch from another office to the new one?
To get an appointment with me at the new office, you can call the office at 310-659-8687, contact them online at www.RobertsonPediatrics.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To transfer, please call and let them know that you are my patient, and you are transferring to them. Then send over your child’s immunization records, growth charts, and past medical history from the prior office.
You can either email the records directly yourself, or you can fill out record transfer forms at your old pediatrician office and have them fax over the records, although in CA they are allowed to charge a fee for that. If you have already paid the admin fee at your pediatric office, this should cover the transfer of all records. If you already paid the 2023 admin fee at Miracle Mile Pediatrics, please let the office at Robertson Pediatrics know.
To get records yourself from MMP, first go to their patient portal, enter your user name and password and log in. Click on your child’s name. This should take you to a page with your child’s information at the top, then “Upcoming Appointments”, then “Visits”, then “Documents”, etcetera. Scroll down to the bottom of that page and click on the pdf link to download your child’s immunization records. Then scroll up to the growth charts and take screen shots of them (for kids younger than 2 years, it should have weight, length, weight for length, and head circumference, over age 2 it should have weight, height, and BMI). Click on “measurements” to see actual numbers and get a screen shot of the last few measurements as well, with the number values for height and weight, so they can be transferred to the child’s new chart. Then scroll up to “Visits” and click on the last problem-based visit date and download the summary from that visit (the PDF button is at the bottom of the visit when you scroll down), as well as the last check-up date and download that one as well, to share. Finally, look at documents, and save whichever ones you would like or think you may need. It sounds harder than it is. Finally, e-mail all of these PDF documents to email@example.com.