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The Culex Health Experience
Recognizing Patterns in Pediatrics
By getting to know each patient and family as well as the many environmental and social factors that influence their health, we can better understand and improve their unique health journey.
By approaching healthcare as an ongoing conversation and tracking changing conditions that may trigger health issues, we can intervene early – as soon as a sniffle starts, rather than waiting until it becomes a troublesome cough.
By understanding common patterns of symptoms and illnesses – for example, knowing which baby with colic may be at risk of other problems in the future – we can connect the dots of what may seem to be unrelated symptoms and help families prepare for health issues that may arise.
By knowing how to provide the right interventions at the right time – and that not all illnesses need an office visit – we can provide options for care that are both effective and convenient, such as messaging and telehealth options.
Need a better way to pediatrics?
Contact us today and we will schedule a consultation with you and your family to discuss if Culex is right for you.
How We’re Different
Culex originated from insights into patterns of symptoms and illnesses. When different people catch the same illness, they do not experience the same symptoms: some who catch a cold have a little congestion, while others have troublesome coughs and difficulty breathing.
Roughly 1 in 5 patients experience symptoms more intensely and are considered “highly sensitive” – and this 20% of patients accounts for 80% of all office visits!
Over the years, we noticed these highly sensitive children also tend to have:
- More severe respiratory infections,
- Sensitive skin,
- Gastrointestinal problems,
- Emotional sensitivity and anxiety, and
- Heightened imagination and creativity.
These patterns suddenly make sense of the sometimes difficult health journey that is experienced by these children. Understanding these patterns means that Culex can deliver a better wellness experience.
To get – and keep – the conversation going, we plan for the following:
- Getting to know you visit for new patients; we get to know the family and their unique predispositions, and the family learns about our innovative approach (online or in person)
- Regular check-ins to monitor health and wellness (online messaging, phone call, or even a telehealth visit depending on the current patient concerns)
When our patients need to reach a doctor, we encourage them to reach out to determine the best way to address their needs; not every illness requires an office visit.
- Messaging – connect with us at any time
- Telehealth – phone or video
- In-person visits – hassle-free services at our clinics
We accept all insurance plans.
KEYVAN RAFEI, MD
Board-certified pediatrician with over 20 years of clinical practice experience. Leadership roles include Division Head of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland. Awards for innovative work in pediatric care include Baltimore Magazine’s list of “Top Doctors“ and Chesapeake Family Favorite Doctors Award. Founder of KinderMender Walk-In Pediatric Centers, later acquired by a national pediatric urgent care group.
If you’re interested in becoming a Culex patient,