For more information on enterovirus D68:
We have recently received our first shipment of flu vaccine for the 2014-2015 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.
Congratulations to Dr. Burghardt, and her husband Will, on the birth of their son Harris William Burghardt. Milton Pediatrics wishes them all the best.
Congratulations to Dr. O’Reilly, and her husband David, on the birth of their son Patrick Cronin. Milton Pediatrics wishes them all the best.
Effective 6/11/2014, Milton Pediatrics will no longer charge for health forms.
Please make copies or scan a copy into your computer if you feel you may need additional forms throughout the year.
MassGeneral for Children has opened a specialists office location in our building. Please see below for more information:
We are pleased to announce the opening of our new MassGeneral for Children (MGfC) community location in Braintree, MA.
Located at 340 Wood Road, our newest community location is now open and will continue to add specialties throughout the summer.
At this new location, patients will have access to MGfC specialists in:
- Allergy (July 2014)
- Cardiology – now scheduling appointments
- Endocrinology – now scheduling appointments
- Gastroenterology – now scheduling appointments
- Nephrology (July 2014)
- Pulmonology (July 2014)
- Pediatric Surgery – now scheduling appointments
- Rheumatology (September 2014)
Visits can be scheduled for the new location through each specialty service or by calling the MGHfC Access and New Appointment Center at 888-644-3248. For more information, visit the MGHfC community locations page.
We at Milton Pediatrics endorse the American Academy of Pediatrics statement on the use of retail based clinics. We feel that a child’s overall heath care is greatly improved when it is centered in the primary care office. When your child is ill, we endeavor to make ourselves as accesible as possible; please contact us if you feel your child needs to be seen for a sick visit.
Some retail clinics are now advertising that they will perform sports physicals. Although these types of exams may provide “clearance” for sports participation, they are not the equivalent of having an annual physical with your regular doctor who will take a more global view of your child’s overall health; we strongly discourage the use of retail clinics for this purpose. Please see the AAP statement for more information:
Congratulations to Dr. McCullough, and her husband Craig, on the birth of their twins February 16th. Welcome to Declan McCullough and Catherine McCullough. Milton Pediatrics wishes them all the best.
Dr. Lisa Wong will be taking a semester sabbatical, beginning on January 2, 2014. She will serve as a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she will be studying arts and education, and will be working closely with Harvard Medical School.
“I am deeply passionate about the intersection between the arts and medicine. As Co-Chair and Co-Founder of the Committee for Arts&Humanities@HMS, I will work with colleagues to encourage medical students and young professionals to incorporate the arts and humanities into their daily lives. This will help them to find balance and to become more empathetic as physicians.”
Dr. Wong will bring her new knowledge back to her work at Milton Pediatrics when she returns to clinical practice on July 1, 2014.
Dr. Kathryn Davis will be covering Dr. McCullough’s maternity leave.
Dr. Davis is a native of Minnesota, where she lived until moving to New England to attend Brown University for her bachelors degree. Dr. Davis has a medical degree from Duke University, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, and a Masters in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley. She chose primary care pediatrics for her career because it enables her to actively participate in the process of children developing into healthy adults by addressing the whole health of each child within the framework of their family and community.
She completed pediatrics residency and served as chief resident at the University of California, San Francisco, during which which she worked to strengthen it’s Primary Care Pathway. Following residency, Dr. Davis worked as a primary care pediatrician in San Rafael, CA before returning to the Boston area in the fall of 2013 with her husband, Nathan (native of Newton) and son, Tommy (who is excited for his first winter).
Her primary care special interests include healthy nutrition and physical activity, mental health, and school health. She is also interested in concussion care and once she is more settled into the Boston area, plans to become involved in policy work on concussion prevention and treatment.
Outside of work, Dr. Davis enjoys running, cross-country skiing and hiking/camping with her family and friends. She is looking forward to settling down and getting reacquainted with “seasons” and her next goal is to add a puppy to the family.