Ebola

 

In response to the Ebola situation that has become a concern to our community at Milton Pediatrics we are recommending the following website as a resource. Please click on the following link for more information on Ebola: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/

 

Enterovirus D68

For more information on enterovirus D68:
http://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/about/EV-D68.html?s_cid=cdc_homepage_whatsnew_001

FLU VACCINE 2014-2015

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:

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/index.htm

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 Dr. Burghardt!

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 Dr. O’Reilly!

Congratulations to Dr. O’Reilly, and her husband David, on the birth of their son Patrick Cronin. Milton Pediatrics wishes them all the best.

Health Forms

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 Specialists

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.

MGHfC Leadership

 

American Academy of Pediatrics advises against retail based clinics

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:

http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/The-AAP-Advises-Parents-Against-Using-Retail-Based-Clinics.aspx

Congratulations Dr. McCullough!

 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.

A Message from Dr. Wong

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.