Dr. Burghardt is a native of Philadelphia. She completed her undergraduate degree at The College of William & Mary, where she majored in Biology and English and was also co-captain of the women’s lacrosse team. She received her medical degree at Yale University and while there was elected to the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. She completed her pediatric residency in Denver, where she was proud to receive the Neonatal ICU Nurses’ award for excellence by a pediatric resident. Despite three years of her best efforts in Denver, she remains to this day a mediocre skier. Dr. Burghardt returned to New England in 2009 for her pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Prior to joining Milton Pediatrics, Dr. Burghardt worked as an attending physician at Boston Children’s Hospital and South Shore Hospital in the emergency department. Her research interests and publications are in the area of injury prevention, particularly around pediatric medication safety. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Public Health in Health Policy at Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Burghardt lives in Milton with her husband Will, their two children, Emmett and Tess, and their two dogs.
Congratulations to Dr. Paul, and his wife Dr. Suzanne McIntyre, on the birth of their twins October 29th. Welcome to William Robert Paul and Evelyn Theresa Paul. Milton Pediatrics wishes them all the best.
Milton Pediatrics patient Jack Robinson compiled a joke book called “Make ‘Em Laugh.” The book includes jokes, riddles, and drawings.
Submitted by Robinson and other kids cared for in the Jimmy Fund Clinic and on inpatient oncology floors at Boston Children’s Hospital.
For information on how to get your own copy of this wonderful book click here: www.makeemlaugh.org
We have recently received our first shipment of flu vaccine for the 2013-2014 season.
Flu vaccine will be offered when you bring your child in for routine care. We will also be administering the flu vaccine by appointment only Tuesday through Friday throughout the flu season. Please call early in the day to schedule a same day nurse visit. Please call the nurse’s line 781 356 6200 option 3 during regular business hours to schedule an appointment.
CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a seasonal flu vaccine. This includes all children aged 6 months up to their 19th birthday. Vaccination is especially important for children younger than 5 years of age and children of any age with a long-term health condition like asthma, diabetes and heart disease. These children are at higher risk of serious flu complications, if they get the flu.
Click the link below for additional information about the flu vaccine:
We have flu vaccine available in both the injectable and intranasal form (Flumist). Flumist is approved for children age 2 and above, although not for those with certain health issues (allergic to eggs, gentamicin, gelatin, or arginine, are currently wheezing; have a history of wheezing, have had Guillain-Barré syndrome; have a weakened immune system or live with someone who has a severely weakened immune system; have problems with heart, kidneys or lungs; have diabetes). Please be advised that occasionally throughout the season we may be may be temporarily out of some formulations of the vaccines. These supplies are replenished as we receive additional shipments from the state.
Please speak to our nursing staff if you have any questions about the flu vaccine.
American Academy of Pediatrics released the following information:
Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are dealing with the aftermath of the Marathon tragedy yesterday. We would like to share the link from Children’s Hospital Boston which contains good information about this topic.
As always, our staff is available to assist with any resources you may need to help your family deal with this devastating event.
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Milton Pediatrics honored Dr. Robinson with a retirement party in Boston in late October, where he received many toasts, well wishes and a song from present and past colleagues and staff. It was a wonderful evening.
Want to know when flu vaccine is available? Wondering if we are closed because of a snow storm? Want to hear about the latest recall information? You can now follow us on Twitter @MiltonPeds (or www.twitter.com/MiltonPeds) for the latest practice updates. We’ll be posting most of the same information on the Web site, but this another way to access it on the go.