What to do in case of emergency
In case of emergency, dial 911. Emergency Care & HMO’s. Always dial 911 for emergencies first. If your health insurance is a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO), please contact them using the phone number on your ID card after the emergency has been stabilized. Explain your situation and ask if they require you to notify your Primary Care Provider (PCP) within 24 hours of going to an Emergency Room. If this is required, please call our office. Failure to contact us may result in non-coverage of the visit by your insurance company.
We are now accepting new patients!
Little Big Pediatrics is founded by Figen Altunkaya, MD with the mission to provide the best care possible for your precious children. After practicing at pediatric primary care offices and pediatric urgent care clinics (still practicing at KPUC) in northern New Jersey since 2012, she opened her own primary care office, bringing her experience and passion to Clifton and the neighborhood. Dr. Altunkaya believes a detailed history taking and examination is the key for a successful diagnosis. She feels privileged to be part of the families and assisting in the overall well-being of the children who have come to know her as Dr. Figen.
We recommend that expectant mothers and fathers new to the practice schedule a brief appointment during the last trimester of pregnancy. During this meeting you will meet with the pediatrician and can ask questions about your child and/or our practice and philosophy on health care.
Well Child Care
During your regular visits, Dr. Altunkaya will evaluate your child’s physical, mental, emotional, and social development. We update your child’s immunizations, evaluate your child’s vision and hearing, and provide advice about child behavior and parenting.
Dr. Altunkaya will monitor your baby’s health while at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) and will perform a complete physical exam. After discharge, we will usually see the baby again at two weeks of age. During that interval, do not hesitate to call our office with questions. Please note that due to covid-19 precautions at HUMC, initial hospital care may be performed by HUMC staff physicians.
Tests and Cultures
We provide routine laboratory tests in our office, such as strep, flu and covid-19 tests (rapid and PCR), lead screenings, urinalysis, and culture. We also send out bloodwork and other tests to Quest Labs for analysis. Positive overnight culture results will be called to you in the morning. If we have asked you to let us know about your child’s progress, please notify us early in the day.
We maintain an active interest in the medical needs of teenagers and young adults. We provide sports, school, and work physicals.
Covid-19 testing Available
We perform COVID-19 PCR testing, rapid COVID-19 antigen and rapid COVID-19 antibody testing. Learn your rapid antigen testing results in 15 minutes!
To schedule your testing please schedule through! Anytime pediatrics (use code 7721 for our office)! Click here for Self-pay free schedule.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO
- Wear a Mask. All patients should bring a mask or facial covering to wear at all times when in our offices. Our staff members are also required to wear a mask.
- Don’t Bring Visitors. At this time no visitors, besides the patient and one caregiver, are allowed in our office. Exceptions may be made for medical necessary assistance.
- If You Are Unwell. If you are experiencing fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please call us to reschedule or shift your visit to a telemedicine appointment we may still schedule an in-office visit, but in a safe manner.
- Please come EARLY to your scheduled appointment time. We will be checking you in while you are waiting in your car to be called in.
An appointment is required before we can prescribe new medications for your child. When you need a refill for existing prescriptions, please call the office at least three to five days in advance.
After regular office hours, telemedicine may be possible. However please note that physician may not be able to prescribe or refill prescriptions without a physical examination.