New Patients

Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine in Lock Haven, PA | Dr. Praful U. Bhatt

Welcome to the
Practice of Praful U. Bhatt, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Please complete the new patient forms and bring them to your first visit for your newborn or child. You will also need to bring your current insurance card(s) and your child's immunization record. We will need a copy of them for your child's record. It would also help to have the medical record summary from your child's previous physician sent to our office.

Please verify with your insurance company the type of office visit and immunization coverage your policy provides. Your policy may have a deductible, co-insurance, and co-pay, or only cover immunizations to a certain age. It is very important to determine this information prior to your visit.

Please plan to arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment, so that we may enter your information into the computer. Since we have to familiarize ourselves with your child's medical history, initial visits are time consuming. Please allow yourself a generous amount of time for the visit.

We request 24 hour prior notification for any appointment cancellation.

New patient forms

Please print and fill out ALL forms listed under the heading New Patient Forms.
Please SIGN the forms where indicated and bring them all with you to the office, so we can expedite your first visit.






Informational Forms



What is expected?

Being well-prepared for the first appointment will ensure that the doctor has all needed information to provide the best possible care for your child. It will also help alleviate any unnecessary anxiety you or your child may have prior to your first visit. Please review the helpful links and parent resources to help you receive authentic information on pediatric topics. We look forward to your first visit!