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Dr. Alice Lu joins Framingham Pediatrics!

We are very excited to announce that Dr. Alice Lu has joined our team!

Dr. Lu grew up in Cambridge, and spent some time during her senior year in high school shadowing Dr. Crawford at our office! Dr. Lu is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She finished her pediatric residency at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children in June and joined us at Framingham Pediatrics in July.

Outside of work, Dr. Lu enjoys reading, running, hiking and photography, and is also a certified scuba diver.

She is looking forward to meeting many of Dr. Hicks’ families and to welcoming new patients of all ages to her practice.

Dr. Caitlyn Hark to join Framingham Pediatrics in February 2022

Dr. Hark grew up in the suburbs of New York and graduated from Hamilton College. She attended medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, graduating with honors, and completed her pediatric training at the Harvard-affiliated Boston Combined Residency Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center. Prior to her arrival at Framingham Pediatrics, she spent three years as a pediatric hospitalist attending, caring for sick patients admitted to Boston Children’s Hospital. She is very excited to return to the office setting where she hopes to form long-term relationships with her patients and their families. She is particularly passionate about early childhood development, but loves children of all ages. When she is not at work, she cherishes the time spent with her husband, 3-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son.

MyChart: What you need to know

MyChart is your on-line Connection to Framingham Pediatrics

Please give these features a try!

You probably have used MyChart for a virtual visit at some point during the current pandemic, and you know how much it has helped us to provide needed care to our families during this difficult time.

There is so much more to MyChart, and we’re asking all of our families to try some of its other benefits. These features will allow you to communicate more easily and efficiently with our office, and will allow you to do so at a time that is convenient for you. They will also allow our staff to function more efficiently, and to make all of us more available to our patients and families for medical issues when you really need us. 

Most of these features are available from either a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer.

Hello patient

The newest and perhaps greatest feature on MyChart! Save yourself and our staff several phone calls when you arrive at the office by using this feature to let us know you have arrived at our parking lot, and we will text back with your exam room number when the room is clean and ready for you! We encourage you to try it!

Refill requests

It is so much easier to request refills from us using MyChart rather than calling us on the phone. Please give it a try!

Referral requests

This too is much easier than phone calls, and also much easier than leaving a message on our referral phone line. Try it out!

Complete visit questionnaires before coming to the office

We know there are a lot of forms to fill out at the office. We consider the surveys to be an important part of the care we provide to your family. Filling them out in advance saves you time at the office, minimizes the need for paper and pens in the office during this time of social distancing, and makes our time with your family more efficient.

Bill pay

This doesn’t need much explanation, and most of us are used to paying bills online. Check it out!