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Milton Pediatrics News

COVID-19 Testing

You can find more information regarding COVID-19 on our website, here. In regards to testing:

  • We recommend obtaining PCR testing for COVID-19 rather than rapid testing (also known as antigen testing), which is less accurate.
  • We are fortunate to have access to the Mass General Brigham testing sites for pediatric patients. This allows us to schedule PCR testing for most patients through Mass General Brigham, with relatively fast turnaround times. For this reason, we are not currently testing in our office.

Flu Clinics – Updated 9/1/20

Our flu clinic schedules are now open and ready for booking. Please call for availability since they are filling up quickly.

 

School & Health Forms

As the time of the year approaches for school and health forms, we ask that you request these forms as far in advance as possible. Please allow up to 5 business days for completion.

Due to the high demand we are unable to process these requests on the same day. Once you receive your forms, please make several copies for your record.

If you are signed up for Patient Gateway, you may also be able to access your Health Forms there. If you’re having trouble accessing these forms via Patient Gateway, please give our office a call at 781.356.6200, option 5.

Boston Office Reopening on July 6th

We will be reopening the Boston office on Monday, July 6th, only for patients without respiratory sick symptoms.  Patients who normally are seen in the Boston office who are sick with respiratory symptoms or fever will continue to be seen in the Braintree office as needed. 

COVID-19 Update (June 18th)

We are constantly reviewing and updating our preparations and protocols as we learn more about COVID-19. We are open and here to answer your questions. Thank you for your continued patience as we navigate the situation.

  1. Respiratory sick visits are being separated from well visits:

These patients are seen in separate, dedicated areas of our office, at the end of the day, and by dedicated staff. We are not mixing sick and well patients in our office. We have also increased the frequency of cleaning our office. If you are not well, please call our office ahead of your appointment.

  1. Virtual Visits:

We will continue to use telehealth visits, when applicable, to help avoid unnecessary exposures to our patients, families, and staff.

  1. In-person Visits:

Please call our office for any health concerns. We are encouraging all patients who are well enough to stay home, unless we deem it necessary to be seen in our office.

    • When you arrive, please call the front desk from your car to check in, at 781-356-6200 ext.105.
    • We will call you back when a room is available, as our waiting room is closed.
    • Before entering the building, please put a mask on both you and your child, go to the exam room, and keep the door shut.
  1. Well child check-ups:

We are currently seeing a limited number of patients for in-office well visits, prioritizing those who are due for immunizations.  Starting July 1st, 2020, we anticipate expanding to see well child check-ups for all ages in-person.  

  1. Visitors:

We ask that when possible, only the patient and one healthy parent attend all visits. 

    • For the first newborn visit, both parents (if healthy) are allowed to attend.
  1. Missed Vaccinations:

If your child missed a vaccination due to a prior virtual well child check-up, our office will reach out to schedule a time to come in for these vaccines.

  1. COVID-19 Exposure:

If you think your child may have been exposed to an active case of COVID-19, please call our office. We will assist you in obtaining COVID-19 testing at a pediatric testing site based on current testing guidelines.

  1. Social distancing: 

Please practice social distancing appropriately to limit unnecessary exposure to the virus, as recommended by the Department of Public Health.

  1. Boston office:

We will be reopening the Boston office on July 6th, only for patients without respiratory sick symptoms.  Patients who normally are seen in the Boston office who are sick with respiratory symptoms or fever will continue to be seen in the Braintree office as needed. 

COVID-19 Update (May 14th)

We would like to thank you for all your patience and support as we navigate these unprecedented times. We have a few more changes this week that we would like you to note. Our waiting room is now closed. We ask that families check in from their cars by calling 781-356-6200 ext. 105. Once an exam room is available, the front desk staff will call and you will be brought directly into a clean room. Please limit one parent per child for the visit.  We are also trying to go paperless, and ask that families sign up for Patient Gateway to make the process easier. You can update your insurance and demographic information, request appointments, send non-urgent messages to our clinical staff and obtain After Visit Summaries and Health Forms on Patient Gateway. Finally, we ask that all people coming in to our office wear a mask.

Thank you!

Temporary Closure of the Boston Office

Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our Boston office. To maintain appropriate social distancing and separation of well and sick patients, we believe this is the right decision to keep everyone as safe as possible. We will accommodate all of our Boston patients in our Braintree office.

COVID-19 Preparations and Protocols

Dear Milton Pediatrics Patients:

We are constantly reviewing and updating our preparations and protocols as we learn more about COVID-19. We are open and here to answer your questions. Please be patient as we navigate the current situation.

As of today, Monday March 23, 2020

1. Respiratory sick visits are being separated from well visits. We have added additional office space on the first floor of our building. We are not mixing sick and well patients in the waiting room or patient rooms. We have also increased the frequency of cleaning our office. If you are not well, please call our office ahead of your appointment.

2. Virtual Visits:

Please see the post below for more details

3. Sick visits:

Please call our office for any health concerns. We are encouraging all patients who are well enough to stay home, unless we deem it necessary to be seen in our office.

    • We will be setting up virtual visits for those that are appropriate.
    • Patients with respiratory symptoms will be seen in our new office space on the first floor.
      • When you arrive, please call the front desk to check in by phone.
      • We will then call you when a room is available.
      • When you enter the office, please put a mask on both you and your child, go to the exam room, and keep the door shut.

4. Visitors

We ask that when possible, only the patient and one healthy parent attend all visits.

5. COVID-19 Exposure

If you think your child may have been exposed to an active Coronavirus case, please call our office. We are not currently testing any patients in our office for COVID-19.

6. Social distancing: Please practice social distancing and stay at home to limit unnecessary exposure to the virus.

Telehealth Visits

To help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we will be temporarily transitioning some in-person visits to telehealth visits (via video chat). Appointments that will be conducted virtually, include:

  • All well-child checks of 3 years of age, or older*
  • Follow-up visits, as appropriate (e.g. behavioral health, ADHD, acne, constipation, etc.)
  • Other sick visits, as appropriate

*vaccinations will be deferred to a future nurse visit

Our staff will contact you prior to a telehealth appointment to give detailed instructions. At the time of your scheduled telehealth visit, you will be asked to enter the provider’s virtual waiting room on https://miltonpeds.doxy.me (HIPAA-compliant video chat, no download required). This platform can be used with most smartphones, tablets, or laptops. If you do not have access to a device with a camera, please inform our staff and we will set up a phone call with you instead.

Thanks for your understanding as we adjust to these new changes!

Questions about Coronavirus

Dear Milton Pediatrics families,

We know many of you have questions and concerns regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully, there are some excellent resources available that will provide you with up-to-date and reliable information. If the links below do not answer your questions, or if you have specific clinical concerns, please call our office to speak with one of our nurses.

Partners has established a COVID-19 hotline to answer your general questions about the ongoing pandemic. The hotline is available 7 days/week from 8am-8pm: 617-724-7000

From the MA Department of Public Health:

From the CDC:

From the American Academy of Pediatrics:

Helpful Articles:

Book your Child’s Physical Today

Currently we are booked out 3 months for routine annual physicals. If your child is going to need a physical for school or sports, please call the office today. We are booking appointments through August 2020 at this time.

Meet our Newest Provider – Natan Seidel, MD

Dr. Natan Seidel is thrilled to start working at Milton Pediatrics! Dr. Seidel grew up in Washington, DC before studying biology in between a cappella practices at the University of North Carolina. (Go Heels!) He received his MD from Emory University School of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Seidel completed his pediatric residency at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center (2018), and worked afterwards as an urgent care physician at Boston Children’s Emergency Department. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics.

In his spare time, Dr. Seidel enjoys cooking, baking, swimming, disc golf, and playing guitar/piano. He lives in Jamaica Plain with his wife Sheila, an electrical engineer. Despite pressure from parents, they are currently kidless!​

2019 Flu Clinic Information

We have opened up the following Flu clinics for the 2019-2020 flu season. The Flu vaccine will be administered by appointment only.  Please call  781-356-6200 during regular business hours to schedule an appointment.  Be aware that these days may fill up and we will offer additional dates in the near future.  Updated 11/27/19

  • Wednesday    Oct 2nd     12-5
  • Monday          Oct 7th      5-7 pm
  • Thursday       Oct 10th     12-5
  • Wednesday   Oct 16th      5-7 pm
  • Sunday           Oct 20th     9-12
  • Tuesday         Oct 22nd     9-1 & 2-5
  • Wednesday   Oct 23rd      9-1 & 2-5
  • Thursday       Oct 24th     12-5
  • Friday             Oct 25th      9-1 & 2-5
  • Saturday        Oct 26th     9-12
  • Sunday           Oct 27th     9-12
  • Tuesday          Nov 5th      9-1 & 2-5
  • Wednesday    Nov 6th      9-1 & 2-5
  • Saturday        Nov 9th       9-12
  • Thursday       Nov 14th     9-1 & 2-5
  • Thursday       Nov 21st     9-1
  • Saturday        Nov 23rd     9-12
  • Tuesday         Nov 26th     9-1 & 2-5
  • Wednesday   Nov 27th      9-1
  • Monday      Dec 23     9-1 & 1:30-3 

New Expectant Parent Information Nights

Milton Pediatrics is hosting New Expectant Parents’ Nights on the following dates:

Wednesday – September 18, 2019
Wednesday – November 13, 2019
Wednesday – January 8, 2020

You can stop by anytime during 5:30pm – 7:00pm.

You will learn about what to expect at the hospital, our new breastfeeding support program, office philosophies, policies, tour our office and have an opportunity to meet some of our staff members.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please R.S.V.P by calling 781-356-6200 press 0 and leave a message on the line.

We look forward to meeting you.

Thank you,
Your Care Team at Milton Pediatrics!

School and Health Forms

As the time of the year approaches for school and health forms we ask that you request these forms as far in advance as possible. Please allow up to 5 business days for completion.

Due to the high demand we are unable to process these requests the same day. Once you receive your forms please make several copies for your record.

Measles Information

If you have questions about the case of Measles reported in the local media, please refer to the following links provided by the State Department of Public health:

  1. Information about the specific case: https://www.mass.gov/news/state-health-officials-alert-residents-about-potential-exposure-to-measles-in-multiple
  2. General information about Measles: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/measles

If you are concerned that your child may have been exposed to the patient, please contact our office: 781-356-6200

Milton Pediatrics

Lactation Support Program

Here at Milton Pediatrics, we offer a lactation support program to our families. We have two registered nurses on staff who have completed additional education and training to become lactation counselors.
Katie Flaherty BSN, CLC sees patients on Tuesdays and Katie Keegan BSN, CLC sees patients on Thursdays, both days by appointment.
The purpose of this program is to support breastfeeding during the transition from hospital to home. We reinforce teaching done while inpatient and support you with any challenges you may face.
We hope you will be able to utilize this new service we are happy to offer our families.
Please call 781-356-6200 to schedule an appointment.
Milton Pediatrics

New Live Calls

On  Tuesday, May 1 Milton Pediatrics will be transitioning to a new phone system. Our nurses will now be answering live calls from a queue system and you will no longer need to leave a voicemail for a callback. The live calls will begin at 9a until 5 pm.

Between the hours of 7a-8a, we will have our call hour where there you will leave a message and one of our nurses will call back. Between the hours of 8a-9a, you will be connected to our after-hours answering service.

Flu and Other Vaccinations

For all of our patients planning to receive the flu (or any other) vaccination, it is strongly recommended that patients come to Milton Pediatrics for vaccination accompanied by another person, ideally a parent/guardian.

If patients under 18 years of age arrive to Milton Pediatrics for vaccination without a parent/guardian, this person will be called in order to receive permission to administer the vaccination.

In addition,  if any patient of driving age arrives alone for vaccination he/she will be asked to remain an additional 15 minutes to be monitored for any adverse symptoms or reactions.

Transition to Partners eCare

We would like to thank you for your patience while we upgrade to Partners eCare, our new electronic medical record system.

Our staff has undergone extensive training and we have made every effort to ensure that there is minimal impact to you during this transition. This system is still new to us and we apologize for any inconvenience you may experience.

Our first priority, as always, is to deliver the highest quality care possible. If you have any questions about Partners eCare, or your experience during today’s visit, please let any staff member know and we will be happy to assist you.

Thank you – your help makes the difference.

OFFICE HOURS
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday, and holidays:
Braintree only, by appointment

CONTACT US
781.356.6200

Call-hour daily from 7–9 a.m.
Nurses available to assist Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–5 p.m.

BRAINTREE OFFICE
340 Wood Road, Suite 301
Braintree, MA 02184
781.356.6200
Fax: 781.356.6299

BOSTON OFFICE
10 Hawthorne Place, Suite 110
Boston, MA 02114
857.557.6100
Fax: 781.701.3298