Alewife Brook Community Pediatrics

Alewife Brook Community Pediatrics

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We are dedicated to providing friendly, family-centered, high quality care. From newborn to 22 your

11/09/2021

Alewife Brook Community Pediatrics

To our Families

The covid vaccines have been approved for children 5-11 yrs.
We think the vaccination of children 5-11 yrs is advisable and safe.
At this time we are not offering covid vaccine due to other constraints,
however we have compiled a partial list of local vaccine clinics.
Arlington Health and Human Services
Only children 5-11 yrs may be vaccinated at these clinics.
The following are dates, times and locations for first dose clinics:

Saturday November 6 9am- 4 pm Arlington High School
869 Mass Ave, Arlington

Tuesday November 9 4-8 pm Thompson Elementary School
187 Everett St, Arlington

Wednesday November 10 4-8 pm Dallin Elementary School
185 Florence Ave, Arlington

Pre- registration is required. You may pre- register your child at
tinyurl.com/PfizerYouth. Please note, you must make
a separate appointment for each child receiving a vaccine.
Any questions, please call Arlington Health Department
at 781-316-3170

CHA Somerville Vaccine Clinic
Starting Monday November 8, CHA Somerville Vaccine Center
at 176 Somerville Ave, Somerville, has walk in clinic hours.
Monday and Tuesday 11am- 630 PM
Wednesday thru Friday 830am-4pm.

Pre-register at CHA

Pharmacies
Walgreens and CVS are also available to do the vaccine. Please
go on their websites to access an appointment: walgreens.com
or cvs.com

Other towns, Lexington, Cambridge, Belmont, Wi******er etc, will be having vaccine clinics
for their school children. The schools will be notifying parents directly.

To locate other sites please visit mass.gov and or VaxFinder.mass.gov


What to expect:
Do wear a mask which covers your nose and mouth and socially distance
Do expect large numbers of people
Do bring entertainment. There may be a short wait after you arrive.
There is a 15-30 mins observation time after the vaccine
administration.
Dress to allow easy access to the upper arm
Do not bring the whole family. To ensure everyone's safety, please
only bring children 5-11 yrs who are receiving the vaccine.
and one parent per child.
Please be safe and Healthy
ABC Pediatrics

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10/05/2021

HAPPY FALL!
ABC Pediatrics will be doing Flu clinics for our patients Oct 20 and Oct 27, 2021 by appointment only, from 9am to non and 2pm-440pm.
Please call the office at 781 643 4507 to schedule your child's appointment.
Thank you
Stay Healthy!!!

09/15/2021

2021-2022 Flu vaccines

We will be doing our Flu vaccine clinics by appointment again this year.
At this time we are awaiting our flu vaccine supply which has been delayed by the hurricane season.
As soon as we have confirmation about our vaccine shipment, arrival date and number of vaccines, we will post our Flu vaccine clinic schedule. Again this is done by appointment only. No walk ins or add ons.

Thank you for your patience with yet another bump in the road with this Pandemic.

ABC Pediatrics

08/24/2021

We hope all are healthy and safe during this ongoing Pandemic and the start of the new flu and cold season.

We continue to see our patients for well visits, vaccinations, injuries, rashes, ADHD, behavioral health and non flu like illnesses. For flu like illnesses, which need more testing that we are unable to do in the office at this time, we are referring our patients to Wi******er Hospital's Urgent Care sites in Wilmington and Woburn. These sites share our electronic medical record, improving continuity of medical care. By not seeing patients beyond our ability, we ensure our practice remains open for primary care throughout the ongoing Pandemic and upcoming flu and cold season and the best possible care is given at the correct location.

As the flu and cold season starts and continues, we are evaluating our office guidelines to include other procedures safely so to decrease referrals to Urgent Care, while we ensure our families and staff are safe and the best possible care is provides at the correct location.

Please call our office. Our staff are ready to help you make the best possible care choice.

Please be healthy and safe.
ABC Pediatrics

05/18/2021

GREAT NEWS! Persons 12 years and older may receive the Covid 19 vaccine at Lahey, 29 Mall Road, Burlington. You do not need to be a patient of BILH and walk-ins are being accepted!!!
Please be safe
ABC Pediatrics

COVID-19 Vaccine 05/12/2021

WE, at ABC Pediatrics, hope all are well and being safe. Summer weather is coming! Please enjoy safely!
The Pfizer covid vaccine is now available to children 12-15 years of age.
We recommend going to the mass.gov/vaccine site and register for the vaccine.
If you or your child are a patient at Boston Children's, you may register though
MyChildren's Patient Portal for the vaccine. We will post more info as we are notified. We are open: seeing children for physicals and non flu like illness.

COVID-19 Vaccine Massachusetts is distributing the COVID-19 vaccine in a safe, equitable, and efficient manner. Learn about when you can expect to get vaccinated.

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Our thoughts are with you all during the Holidays in this Pandemic.

We have a new testing site for children 3yrs and older: 8 Presidential Way in Woburn. A doctor's order is still required so please call the office to allow us to assess your child's situation and make appropriate plans. As we gain more information about covid 19, we are identifying better times to test people to give more accurate results.

Please continue to consult the www.cdc.gov website for up to date information and other covid 19 testing sites.

With the Holidays here and the Pandemic making it hard to be with friends and family safely, our emotions may make it difficult for us.
Here is a website which has resources and information for the family: https://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Resource_Libraries/covid-19/resources_helping_kids_parents_cope.aspx

Please call our office if you have concerns and or questions. We are able to do well child exams and other NON FLU like illness appointments as well as video appointments.

Happy Holidays, the Staff at ABC Pediatrics- remember to wear a mask, stay 6 feet away and wash your hands

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10/20/2020

We hope all are well and safe during this crazy year of 2020.
If you want to requesting a covid 19 test:
1)if you want to go to our testing site in Wi******er for 3 years and up, the hours are 830am- 1pm Mon- Friday and results take 2-3 days. This requires doctor's order so please call our office to speak to the nurse.
2) if you prefer to go elsewhere, please go to cdc.gov covid testing sites and input your location to identify testing sites.
Please also ask for how long the test takes for the results and how you will be notified.

If you have questions regarding insurance coverage, please call your insurance company.

Please be safe
Alewife Brook Community Pediatrics

07/01/2020

We hope all are well and staying safe during this covid 19 Pandemic.
We are open again and seeing well appointments in accordance with Massachusetts State covid 19 guidelines.
Please call our office to schedule your yearly check ups and check on your immunizations status.

Thank you for your patience and support during this Pandemic.

Stay safe
the ABC Pediatrics staff

04/14/2020

We at ABC Pediatrics hope you are all well and staying safe during this time of COVID-19.
In the interest of safety, we are not conducting in-person appointments at this time.
We are currently able to schedule telehealth (phone or video) visits. Please call to make an appointment.
If you need to be seen in -person we are partnering with other primary care practices in our network for visits at other locations during the COVID- 19 pandemic.
Please call our office at 781-643-4507 for assistance.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please to stay safe and practice physical distancing while staying in communication with family and friends

03/18/2020

Dear families,
On behalf of our entire staff at Alewife Brook Community Pediatrics, we want to thank you for choosing us for your health care.
Your health and safety is, and always will be, paramount to us. As the public health concern surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) grows, we want to keep you informed on the precautionary steps we are taking. We are working hard to do everything we can to be prepared and address your concerns.
Rest assured, we are taking every precaution necessary to mitigate the spread of the virus. To that end, we want to share some of the steps we are taking:
• We have prevention programs in place to reduce the likelihood that our office would be affected by the Coronavirus, including educating our staff, monitoring of potential outbreaks, communicating and coordinating with critical service providers and suppliers, and assuring you that we have always had the highest standards of hygiene training and protocols in place within our office.
• We are adjusting our schedules to accommodate acute, NON FLU, care appointments to decrease exposure to others as much as possible.
• We have increased our vigilance in disinfecting frequently touched common areas within our office and have hand sanitizer available for use throughout the office.
• We continue to monitor our employees and take appropriate action to reduce exposure if an employee is exhibiting flu like symptoms. We instruct all patients who exhibit any signs of illness to stay home.
• Our exam rooms, instruments and waiting area are being disinfected frequently.
Additionally, in accordance with recommendations from the CDC and WHO, we are screening patients for any recent international travel and any symptoms of fever or flu.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Please take care of yourselves and watch out for your neighbors from a safe distance, of course.
Best to all
All of the ABC Pediatrics Staff

03/06/2020

COVID-19 is on the news and very concerning to us all. Please refer to the CDC website www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019
and
Massachusetts Department of Public www.mass.gov/guides/information-on-the-outbreak for more information.
American Academy of Pediatrics also has a great website
www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues.
Please remember to wash hands often, cover nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing, do not share food or drinks and stay home if sick.
Please call if you have further questions about your child/ren
Best to all
ABC Pediatrics

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02/05/2020

ABC Pediatrics will be having Meet
the Docs nights on Monday March 9th, April 13th, May 11th and June 8th from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM

All expecting parents, families new to the area and families looking for a new Pediatrics Practice are welcome!

Looking forward to seeing you.
ABC Pediatrics

12/31/2019

HAPPY NEW YEARS TO ALL!!

ABC Pediatrics will be closed from noon 12/31/19 until 830 AM 1/2/2020. We will still have an on call clinician so please call if there are any questions or concerns.

Please enjoy time with your loved ones and friends
Best wishes for now and the coming New Year from all the Staff at ABC Pediatrics

12/24/2019

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!!

ABC Pediatrics will be closed from noon 12/24/19 until 830 AM 12/26/19. We will still have an on call clinician so please call if there are any questions or concerns.

Please enjoy time with your loved ones and friends
Best wishes from all the Staff at ABC Pediatrics

12/06/2019

Happy Holidays to All!
Here is the list of weekends ABC Pediatrics will be open January- June 2020. We will be seeing patients from 9:00 to 11:30 AM an these days.

January 11 and 12
January 25 and 26
February 1 and 2
February 22 and 23
March 7 and 8
March 28 and 29
April 18 and 19
April 25 and 26
May 16 and 17
May 30 and 31
June 20 and 21
June 27 and 28

Happy Holidays and we hope everyone stays healthy!

10/23/2019

Please forgive us for any inconvenience this week. Our front desk staff has been out sick. Everyone else has been working together to meet ABC Pediatrics' families needs, even if a little slower than usual. We appreciate any feedback and want you to know caring for our ABC Pediatrics' families is our joy and priority.

Measles Case Confirmed In Boston; Officials ID Possible Exposure Locations | WBZ NewsRadio 1030 10/11/2019

A MEASLES case was reported in Boston. Here is a site with places the person visited. https://wbznewsradio.iheart.com/content/measles-boston-case-diagnosed-where-resident-went-possible-exposure-locations/
If your child has been exposed and has not had an MMR ( measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine please call our office as soon as possible during business hours to schedule visit.
Be Safe.

Measles Case Confirmed In Boston; Officials ID Possible Exposure Locations | WBZ NewsRadio 1030 A Boston resident has been diagnosed with measles, the Boston Public Health Commission said Wednesday—and the infected person may have visited five locations around the city.

10/11/2019

Happy 3 day weekend! ABC Pediatrics will be closed for the 3 day weekend however we will have an on call provider.
Please enjoy Columbus Day weekend and be safe!
Enjoy😀

09/17/2019

WEEKEND Hours Oct- Dec 2019

We will be open these weekends for the urgent care needs of your children from 9 AM until 1130 AM on

October 5 and 6
October 19 and 20
November 9 and 10
December 7 and 8
December 14 and 15

Please call our office for assistance

Thank you and stay healthy

09/16/2019

ABC Pediatrics will be having FLU Clinics this year. The FLU vaccine is in so please call the office to schedule today!
Let's have a healthy flu season: remember cover up coughs and sneezes, good hand washing and no sharing food or drinks.😉

09/09/2019

ABC Pediatrics will be having "Meet the Docs Nights" on Monday Sept 23,2019 and Oct 28, 2019 at 6 PM. If you are expecting a baby, new to the area with children or looking for a new Pediatrician, please come to meet our doctors and see the practice.
Enjoy the good weather and hope to see you!

Helping your child manage back-to-school anxiety 09/08/2019

Please visit the site below to hear Dr Michael Visker talk about being ready for back to school. Enjoy
https://www.wcvb.com/article/5-on-your-health-helping-your-child-manage-back-to-school-anxiety/28901868

Helping your child manage back-to-school anxiety Heading back to school can be nerve-racking for kids, especially those making transitions from one school or classroom to another. Parents should focus on a child's mental health in these situations, just as they do on their physical health.

09/03/2019

It has been brought to our attention that there was an issue with the phones going to service over the weekend. We are working to create a fail safe so that this never happens again. The phones were sent to an internal department however, we were never notified. We apologize for this unacceptable occurrence and assure you it will not happen again.

Back to school: Tips to control screen time 08/29/2019

Here is a small snippet from an interview our pediatric expert, Dr. Michael Visker, had with ABC News. Please keep your eye out for the full interview soon on back to school and managing screen time!

https://www.wcvb.com/article/back-to-school-tips-to-control-screen-time/28854731

Back to school: Tips to control screen time Experts offer tips to control screen time as kids head back to school.

A Pediatrician's Guide to Back-to-School Prep - Healthy State 08/19/2019

https://www.myhealthystate.org/a-pediatricians-guide-to-back-to-school-prep/

A Pediatrician's Guide to Back-to-School Prep - Healthy State Summer vacation is ending and the school year is near. Make sure you have a checklist for your child’s medical needs as part of your back to school prep.

08/02/2019

Summertime and the living is easy… unless you’re like me and worry about not letting my family overheat in all this warm weather we’re having. Given this run of very warm and more specifically humid weather, heat related illnesses are on the rise. From heat rash, cramps to heat exhaustion, heat stroke the warm and humid weather can cause all sorts of medical issues.The body’s main method for regulating body temperature is through evaporation, which becomes difficult when the humidity in the environment exceeds 75%, because it is more difficult for the sweat to evaporate and dissipate the body’s heat. Children, specifically infants and young athletes, are at higher risk for heat related illnesses as compared to adults due to differences in their anatomy and how they respond to heat related stress.

Common forms of heat illness include:
1. Heat rash – itchy red rash common in infants in warm environments. Resolves without specific treatment when placed in a cooler environment.
2. Heat cramps – painful muscle cramps either during or after exertion and usually in the larger muscle groups. Can be alleviated through hydration to replace electrolyte losses, rest and stretching.
3. Heat exhaustion – elevated core body temperature associated with nausea/vomiting, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, weakness and severe thirst.
4. Heat stroke – similar symptoms as heat exhaustion but with change in the child’s mental status (acting confused, unresponsive or passing out).

All of this doesn’t mean that your children need to stay inside on warm summer days. There are plenty of ways stay safe during these humid times. Wearing appropriate clothing, such as absorbent, loose fitting clothing to help maximize heat loss. Maintain adequate hydration with scheduled water breaks to replenish fluid loss during exercise and play. Generally children should have 4-5 oz every 20-30 min and adolescents up to 1L per hour during activity. Adding flavoring with carbohydrates can increase fluid intake by as much as 90%. Activity restriction by decreasing organized athletic activities when the heat index is high as well. Following activity, complete rest and a cool down period will also reduce the risk of heat related illness. Children who are currently sick or recovering from an illness should avoid or limit their exercise during these times. As in most cases, prevention is the key in dealing with heat related illnesses. Ensuring adequate hydration and frequent breaks to allow children and adolescents to cool down will help keep everyone safe this summer season. As always, we here at ABC Pediatrics are here if you have any questions!

07/22/2019

When is the right time to transition your son from pediatrics to adult medicine?

07/17/2019

We are wishing everyone an enjoyable and fun summer! Please remember to use sunscreen even on the less sunny days!

04/11/2019

Please welcome the newest member of our team, Dr. Michael Visker! Dr. Visker completed his residency in pediatric medicine at Children's Hospital in Boston and has a special interest in newborn medicine, adolescent and preventive care, and patients with complex medical conditions. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Visker please call our office at 781-643-4507 today!

04/11/2019

Meet the doctors! We will be holding sessions for parents to come in and meet our providers! The next two will be help on My 13th and June 10th. We look forward to seeing you there!

01/30/2019

Here are our upcoming open/closed weekends through April. Please call for acute care needs between 9-11am the day of to be see in our office during our open weekends.

01/11/2019

We hope that you all are having a happy and healthy new year! Just in case you're little one is not getting to enjoy the happy part just yet we will be open this weekend to get them back to feeling 100%!! Call between 9-11am Saturday or Sunday and we will get you in for acute care needs.

12/24/2018

We will be closed after 12:30 PM today and all of tomorrow in observance of the Christmas holiday. We wish you all and your families a happy, healthy holiday season!

11/20/2018

Our office will be closed November 22 & 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. However, we will be open this weekend on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00-12:00. We hope that you all have a safe, happy, and healthy holiday! 😀🦃

10/30/2018

We are currently having weekly flu clinics on Wednesdays from 8:30-5:00 and Thursday evenings from 5:00-6:00 pm. Please call for an appointment!

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Alewife Brook Community Pediatrics

We provide comprehensive, high-quality health care for your child from newborn to age 22. Our mission is to provide excellent medical care in a family-friendly environment that supports your child’s good health and well-being.

We are available to help you with all medical questions or concerns – large or small. All of our pediatricians are diplomats of the American Board of Pediatrics and Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics. We are the school physicians for the Arlington School System and the International School of Boston. A provider is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Business hours are below and we are also open alternating weekends by appointment.

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29 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA
02474

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 12:30pm
1:30pm - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 12:30pm
1:30pm - 6pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 12:30pm
1:30pm - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 12:30pm
1:30pm - 6pm
Friday 8:30am - 12:30pm
1:30pm - 5pm

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