On 8/19/2020, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced that flu shots will now be required in MA for all students (6 months & up) who are attending any school or childcare. Students must receive the flu vaccine by Dec 31, 2020 for the 2020-2021 flu season. Pediatric offices like ours receive their vaccines from… Read More
By using the following link you will be able to find COVID testing sites in your area: https://memamaps.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=eba3f0395451430b9f631cb095febf13&fbclid=IwAR0DetRJhInH_DDLc5GbMHnu-IgR9v3gwVEIf6–PlWd5l8saM9ri4Rf1hg The website will ask for your location, in addition you can select specific criteria (i.e. referral not required, accepts MassHealth, tests children, free testing for uninsured etc.) to help your search. If you find a place and… Read More
We are currently screening all patients for coronavirus (COVID-19) by phone and all patients and families at the time of check in to prevent transmission of illness among our patient population. We require all patients and visitors over age 2 wear a mask to our office. Our exam rooms are disinfected after each use and… Read More
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!