Friday, March 28, 2014

Sports Physicals - Annual Check-Ups and IHSAA Rules

Believe it or not, the time has arrived to begin thinking about sports physicals for the 2014-15 school year.

Any physical done after April 1 including your annual check-up will count for next year’s season. 

Point 1: Any athlete with sports PE or annual check-up after April 1, 2013 is eligible to continue participating in any sport until July 31, 2014. 

Point 2: For an athlete to begin official practice for any sport after Aug 1, 2014 they must have sports PE or annual check-up after April 1, 2014. 

While the school based mass screening type exams provide an adequate cost effective option, we feel strongly that you should consider continuing to get your exams through Northpoint Pediatrics.  We have access to your child’s medical record and can review injuries and illnesses sustained over the past 12 months.  

Most important of all, we feel that by developing a relationship with a primary care provider, your teen can begin to have an open discussion with us regarding healthy food and beverage options, relationships, puberty, mental health issues, and peer pressure.  Now is the time to call and set up an appointment as many fall sports begin practice August 1 and require an up to date physical to begin practice.

Dr. Scott Curnow is a Pediatrician and Co-President at Northpoint Pediatrics. He is an avid IU fan, having attended Indiana University and the Indiana University School of Medicine. 'Dr. Scott'  is married and father of  three great kids!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Kim Hatchett Earns Certification in Asthma Education

We congratulate Kim on passing the National Asthma Education Certification exam! The NAECB exam is a testing program used to assess qualified health professionals knowledge in asthma education. It is an evaluative process that demonstrates that rigorous education and experience requirements have been met.
Kim Hatchett
Kim grew up in Columbus, IN and attended Ball State University for her Bachelors degree in Science and Indiana University for her Masters degree. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. 

Having a special interest in education, treating allergies and asthma, she has established asthma clinics and precepted nurse practitioners students. 

Call 317-621-9000 to make an appointment.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Northpoint Pediatrics Earns Esteemed 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service.
Northpoint Pediatrics has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review service in 2013.
Linda Kortanek, Executive Director of Northpoint Pediatrics, says “all our activities center around knowing what parents and their children want and need, and then making it happen.  It’s that simple”.   
“Only about 5 percent of the companies Northpoint Pediatrics competes with in Indianapolis and Noblesville are able to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a mark of consistently great customer service.” 
Angie’s List Super Service Award 2013 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, have a fully complete profile, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.  
Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. Members can find the 2013 Super Service Award logo next to company names in search results on

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Investigational Meningitis Vaccine Available in Clinical Research Study

Dr. Louise Tetrick announces Northpoint Pediatrics Clinical Research is currently recruiting 10-18 year olds in a Meningitis Type B Investigational vaccine study.  To enroll or ask questions, contact Cleo Coyle, RN, CCRC at 317.621.9199 or email

Louise Tetrick is a pediatrician, clinical research principal investigator and Co-President of Northpoint Pediatrics.  She has special interest in research–bringing new vaccinations and drugs to market in hopes of continuing to improve the health care of children.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

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