We are currently screening all patients for coronavirus (COVID-19) by phone and all patients/families at the time of check in to minimize transmission of this illness among our patient population. Patients who screen positive over the phone will be advised to remain home while our staff works with the MA Department of Public Health to determine the next steps in their care. Patients or family members who screen positive in the office will be promptly isolated from other well patients. Our practice is following the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and MADPH (MA Department of Public Health) protocols and will continue to update our polices in accordance with changing guidelines.
Our first flu vaccine clinic will be held on Wednesday, Oct 9th from 9:30-11:45 and 2:30-6:00. Flu shots will be available by appointment only. Please call the office to schedule at 617-277-7320. Stay tuned for information on Saturday flu vaccine clinics!
Measles is a highly contagious virus that spreads easily from person to person. Symptoms typically include high fever, cough, runny nose (coryza) and red, watery eyes (conjunctivitis). A red, blotchy rash starting on the face and spreading to the rest of the body follows a few days later.
We are excited to announce that we are going to begin integrating the application of fluoride varnish into your child’s well visits. Currently we will be offering this treatment at 9 and 18 month check ups. Our nurses and providers will work together to assess your child’s risk for cavities and provide oral health education…. Read More
Oral hygiene is an important part of your child’s health. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, 10% of two year olds have one or more cavities, and by age five this number goes up to 50%. Check out these great resources to help maximize your child’s dental health: Resources from the American Academy of Pediatrics: HealthyChildren.org:… Read More
Preparing Your Child for a Vaccine In the time leading up to the visit, it is fair for you to tell your child that you are unsure whether he/she is receiving a vaccine until the medical staff informs you. Validate (i.e., communicate that his/her thoughts make sense and you understand) thoughts / feelings… Read More
You may have heard the news this week that 40-45% of adults are infected with human papilloma virus. 20-25% are infected with the dangerous strains of the virus that are associated with 31,000 cases a year of cancer and 4,000 deaths a year from cervical cancer. It’s alarming to think that one in every four… Read More
As pediatricians, we know that healthy eating habits are an important building block for raising healthy children. We also know that this is one of the biggest challenges of parenting! Each age group comes with its own unique set of concerns: from introducing a baby to textures, to getting a toddler to eat something other… Read More
Brightly colored laundry detergent pods are highly concentrated and can cause eye irritation or burning to sensitive skin. Keep these items out of reach of children!
To help with teething pain, we recommend cold teething toys. If you can feel a tooth popping through the gums, and your child seems to be in significant pain, you could also use a weight-appropriate dose of acetaminophen or, for children over six months old, Ibuprofen. We do not recommend the use of any over-the-counter teething… Read More