For over 40 years we have prided ourselves on offering the best in pediatric care to Scottsdale and the Phoenix Metro Area.
In a strong effort to decrease our environmental footprint and finally go paperless, we are asking all our families to register for their family portal account. The Papago Buttes staff is excited to have this convenient option for you all; we feel it will make communication and care with our practice much easier. We will now be directing families to utilize the portal as much as possible. From your portal account you can obtain post visit notes, vaccine records, leave messages for triage or providers, schedule basic appointments and view or pay bills.
If you have not yet signed up for the portal, contact the office to have an email link sent to out to you. The sign-up process is three, quick and easy steps! When you receive the email, click the “Create my Account” link; it will take you to the Athena Health portal log-in. Next, create your password; your email will be your username. Finally, choose a security measure and you’re all set!
We are here to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have while adjusting to the new patient portal and can be reached at (480) 778-1732, Monday-Friday 7:15am to 6:00pm.
Current Health Topics
We understand that antibody testing is prevalent in the news and families will be curious about it. While we hope that this will help us identify who has had COVID-19, the test is still very new and has not been thoroughly studied over time to know how accurate it is and how we will use it to help with patient care. Until we know more about the accuracy and usefulness of the antibody test, we will not be routinely recommending it. Some of the issues our providers have found with the testing are:
– The test does not detect if you are acutely infected and it could also produce a false positive or false negative. It takes several weeks for antibodies to appear.
– It is too early to know if having antibodies means you are protected from the virus. Properly conducted research may find people can be re-infected. We do not want to generate a false sense of security.
– It is too early to know if having antibodies is a valid reason to safely return to work or school.
As more information becomes available, we may reconsider our stance on this testing and will update families at that time.