Dayton Pediatrics will begin seeing your newborn child within a week of hospital discharge. We will continue to see your child until age 21. At that point, we ask that you transfer their records to a Physician specializing in Adult Care.

Appointment Policies
Sick Visits 
Dayton Pediatrics sees patients on an appointment basis but same-day visits for sick children are accommodated whenever possible. During regular office hours, if your child is ill and needs to be seen, we appreciate your calling in advance in order that we may see patients most efficiently.

Scheduling Newborn Visits 
If you are a parent of a newborn, please call the office as soon as discharged from the hospital to make your baby's first checkup. The first visit is scheduled with Dr. James D. Nelson, M.D., F.A.A.P., though subsequent well child examinations may occasionally be with one of our Physician Assistants.

Vaccines for Children Program
Dayton Pediatrics, PC is a member of the Vaccines for Children Program. For immunization schedules and recommendations and guidelines, please see the following link:

Checkup Schedules 
These are the ages that we typically do checkups. Please call at least 2-3 months in advance to schedule routine physicals. We recommend annual checkups on all children over two years of age.

Cancellation Policy 
Missed appointments for routine/preventive care are very disruptive to our office and deprive others from an appointment to see the doctor. We ask for twenty-four (24) hour cancellation notification.

Financial Policy
The following is a statement of our Financial Policy which we require you to read and sign prior to treatment.

FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS: I authorize, direct and assign benefits payable by given insurers to pay directly to Dayton Pediatrics any and all payable amounts up to the amount of my indebtedness with Dayton Pediatrics. I understand my insurance will be filed for amounts due. I understand that I am ultimately responsible for payment of my bill in full regardless of insurance status. I acknowledge that insurance claims are filed as a courtesy to me and any payment issues will be my responsibility. I understand and agree that I will promptly pay for services rendered to me by Dayton Pediatrics. I understand that should I fail to comply with payment agreements/obligations, my account may be referred for collections and I agree to pay all collection cost including reasonable attorneys fees.
I understand that for many reasons, including referral and predetermination requirements among others, insurance and other healthcare payers may not pay part or all of the costs associated with my treatment. In the event this occurs, I understand and agree to make payment in full.


Due to frequent changes in health insurance coverage, we require that you provide proof of insurance coverage at each visit. If you do not have insurance, are unable to provide proof of insurance coverage, or are on a plan in which we do not participate, full payment is required at the time of your visit.

For your convenience we accept cash, check, Visa/Master Card (including debit cards), American Express and Discover.

Financial arrangements for large balances can be made through our payment program. Failure to resolve any past due accounts, including returned checks will result in referral to a collection agency.

HIPPA - Notice of Privacy
Click HERE to download our HIPPA - Notice of Privacy form.

Policy Regarding Forms
We have included a forms portion to this site. Feel free to print any of those off and complete them in full. You may fax or mail these or other form requests.
Fax: 423.775.0155
Address: Dayton Pediatrics, PC, 149 Walnut Grove Church Road., Dayton, TN. 37321
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