Bridgewater Pediatrics 508-697-8116
1029 Pleasant Street
Bridgewater, MA 02324
Bridgewater Pediatrics 508-697-8116
1029 Pleasant Street
Bridgewater, MA 02324

News & Events | Bridgewater Pediatrics

Mental health during COVID-9: Answers for families

Are you concerned about your child’s mental health? COVID-19 has impacted children in many ways – especially their mental well-being.
Dr. Kern joins a panel discussion regarding mental health during COVID-19, speaking to his top three concerns: 1) isolation from friends and family, 2) impact on academic development, and 3) the curtailment of being a kid and missing the freedom of social activities.

Foster/Adoptive Support Group

Please join us on July 15 in-person for our Foster/Adoptive Support Group

 Upcoming classes!

We are excited to offer our next round of classes for expectant and new mothers. Both classes will be taught by our BP Lactation Consultant Lynne Ricardo RN, IBLCC. Space is limited due to social distancing requirements. Spots can be secured through the links below. 💜

Care of the Newborn & Lactation Support

Breastfeeding & Work

Provider of the month: Michaella Dziedzic, DO

Dr. Michaella Dziedzic joined Bridgewater Pediatrics in 2019. She grew up in Warren, RI and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Health from Brown University. Before starting medical school, Dr. Dziedzic worked as a researcher in the Department of Psychiatry at Rhode Island Hospital focusing on family support for individuals with mood disorders. Dr. Dziedzic attended medical school at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Maine before relocating to Hershey, Pennsylvania to complete her pediatric residency through Penn State. After completing her medical training, Dr. Dziedzic returned home to New England to follow her passion for providing pediatric primary care close to home. Dr. Dziedzic is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a member and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is also trained as a Certified Lactation Counselor. Dr. Dziedzic enjoys providing care to children of all ages and maintaining a family centered approach to healthcare. In her free time, you can find Dr. Dziedzic spending time with her family, enjoying the outdoors and cheering for New England sports teams.

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Catherine Vu Morrissey, MS, RN, CPNP-PC

Provider of the month: Catherine Vu Morrissey, MS, RN, CPNP-PC

Catherine is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Prior to joining Bridgewater Pediatrics in 2020, Catherine earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from St. Michael’s College (VT) and Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in pediatric primary care at Boston College (MA). Catherine is certified through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Catherine strives to provide compassionate, holistic care to children and their families. In her free time, Catherine enjoys spending time with family and friends, undertaking (signing her husband up for) DIY projects, and eating too many chocolate chip cookies.

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Fred Kern, MD

Provider of the month: Dr. Kern

This week’s featured provider is Dr. Kern. Founder of Bridgewater Pediatrics and devoted pediatrician to countless children throughout the greater Bridgewater region.

Dr. Kern has enjoyed serving children, parents, and families for over 25 years. He is board certified in pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Kern founded Bridgewater Pediatrics in 2000, after serving in a medical group for 13 years.

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Foster and adoptive support group

We have our next "Foster and Adoptive Support Group" via Zoom on 9/28. Email us for the link!

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