Office Policies

Insurance

We accept a wide variety of PPO plans and of course, can work with you if you have a healthcare savings account or wish to pay cash. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express, personal checks or cash. Payment of your co-pay, deductible, or co-insurance is due at the time of service/each visit.

If your pediatrician orders a lab test that is not done on-site (as we perform some but not all within our office), you will receive a separate bill from the lab chosen. This includes cultures that may be collected in the office or blood drawn by your doctor that is transported out to a lab other than our own.

We do not accept MediCal, TriCare, or HMO plans of any type.

Urgent Hours

For your convenience, from 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Monday through Friday and from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, you may “drop in” for a quick visit if your child is acutely ill, injured, or in distress. We provide these blocks of time as a service to our families. We do request, however, that if your child has a chronic or lengthy complaint that requires more of the doctor’s time, that you arrange a scheduled appointment.

Otherwise, same-day or next-day appointments are always available for your child. Physical examinations, completion of forms and rechecks cannot be done during drop-in hours. Drop-in hours are not available on Saturdays.

Appointments

Is it time for your child’s infant, kindergarten, camp or college check-up?

Well-care requires an appointment. From birth to 2 years of age, your doctor will outline the frequency of physical examinations your child requires. After that point, we will perform physical examinations on a yearly basis.

We allocate 20 minutes for well check-ups in order that we may fully examine your child, and allow ample time for individualized advice and a discussion of your concerns. We ask that you plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment, so that our staff can perform a pre-physical screening and get your child ready for his/her visit.

Arriving more than 10 minutes late for a well-care appointment could mean having to reschedule. Realizing that your time is as valuable as ours, we make every effort to be on time for you and your child. Of course, conditions do arise where there may be occasional delays because of a patient emergency. Our staff will always do its best to inform you, and if necessary, make alternate arrangements with our pediatrician if such a delay occurs.

Boulevard Pediatrics asks that you schedule your child’s next well-care appointment at your earliest convenience. Our appointment books are open three months in advance so that you can have your child’s appointment on the date and time that is most convenient to you.

Acute Illness: Should your child need to be seen for an acute illness, same-day or next-day appointments are always available with one of our pediatricians. Lengthier consultations for concerns about chronic symptoms or other long-standing problems can also be arranged with your doctor.

Camp and School Forms

We are happy to complete your child(ren)’s forms for schools, camps and other activities.

There will be a $15 charge per form. Payment is due at the time of service, and is not covered by insurance. Please bring the forms in at the time of your child’s routine visit, as they can often be completed at that time. Should you want to mail in your forms, please send an addressed, stamped envelope and $15 per form to the office, and your form should be returned within 3-5 working days. If you e-mail or fax in your form to (818) 783-3115, please direct us to where the form should be sent (e.g. fax number, camp/school/home address or pick up from office), and you will be sent an invoice for payment.

Please note: if there is a need for a same-day turnaround of a school or camp form, there will be a $10 extra charge secondary to the volume of forms our office receives on a daily basis. Thank you for your understanding.

Day-to-Day Advice

Our office staff is well-trained to steer you through most minor illnesses, answer simple questions and help determine if an appointment is needed. Please let them assist you when necessary. For questions that are beyond their specific training, the doctor is always consulted for an answer. Please be assured that if you need to speak with your doctor personally, our staff will take a message and we will get back to you within the same business day.

Privacy Policy

You may access the following form to assist us with your child’s care.


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Health Care Practitioner Information

Jena K. Liddy, M.D.
CA License: A 74371     Academic Degrees: BA, MD
Board Certification: NBME/AAP

Jeremy F. Shapiro, M.D., MPH, FAAP
CA License: A 81091     Academic Degrees: BA/BS, MPH, MD
Board Certification: NBME/AAP

Katrin Lalezarzadeh, D.O., FAAP
CA License: 20A 10295     Academic Degrees: BA, MHPE, DO
Board Certification: NBME/AAP

Keith Bayan, M.D., FAAP
CA License: A93872     Academic Degrees: BS, MD
Board Certification: NBME/AAP