We are accepting new patients!
First time parents
It can be daunting choosing a medical provider for your first chid! With so many names and practices in Boston, it can be difficult to know where to go. Our pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners are sensitive to the needs and concerns of first-time parents. Our doctors provide care for newborns in the nursery at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. We are happy to assume care of infants born at other hospitals after they are discharged.
The initial visit
If you are preparing for your child's first visit, you can do a few things to help expedite the appointment. Please provide the following information when you arrive for your visit:
- insurance cards
- complete immunization records
- medical records from your previous pediatrician
Welcome! Below we have answered a few commonly asked questions about our practice. We look forward to meeting you!
Getting to the office is convenient via public transportation (The Green Line- Kent Street stop) or by car. There is metered parking available on Beacon Street, we are on the 7th floor in Suite 7a.
To register your child as a patient, please call once your child is born. We unfortunately can’t do any registering ahead of time as we need to wait for their official date of birth! Our providers do round at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Beth Israel Hospital, so if you are giving birth at one of these facilities please let them know who your PCP is, and a provider will come meet you in the hospital before you go home. When we are able to register your child, please be aware this can take a few minutes as we will need to collect your demographic and insurance information. To ensure that your insurance is accepted here please call your insurance company ahead of time to verify.
We are in the office Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, typically appointments start at 9am. At this time we are doing our best to keep anyone with Covid symptoms separate from well children coming into the office. To ensure this we are doing our well visits in the mornings from 9am-1pm, and sick visits in the afternoons from 2pm-5pm. Our goal is to keep everyone happy and healthy!
After office hours and overnight we do have services available to answer urgent questions. You will call our main number and be instructed on how to reach the on-call provider (either by page or cell phone). After 9pm you will be directed to a nurse triage service for guidance or advice.
Weekend coverage is shared with Centre Pediatrics. If your child needs to be seen for an urgent visit on a weekend or holiday, morning visits are available. Please call our main number to find out which office is on-call. We generally schedule patients; Centre Pediatrics typically holds a walk-in clinic. It is best to call as early as possible in order to ensure your child can be seen.
Our providers recommend that everyone stays up to date on vaccines per CDC childhood vaccination schedules.
We are part of the Pediatric Physicians’ Organization at Children’s Hospital, so we typically refer our patients to Boston Children’s Hospital for any specialty services. If a different specialist is preferred we are able to refer elsewhere.
We use MyChart as our online patient portal, which helps keep track of your children’s records and appointments. This can be used to communicate with your doctor rather than calling the office.
Any newborn documentation including vaccine records, as well as your insurance and demographic information.