Welcome to PHCA-Reading!

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

PHCA is offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments in ALL of our offices to eligible patients, patients' families and friends 12 years of age and older. You do not need to be a registered family at PHCA to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in our office! Please call 978-818-6792 to book your appointment.

Welcome to PHCA-Reading!

The physicians and nurse practitioners of Pediatric Health Care Associates (PHCA) have provided primary medical care to children and adolescents on the North Shore of Boston for over 40 years. We look forward to helping you keep your children healthy, safe, and happy. Our practice is able to offer the widest range of clinical services and appointment availability of any pediatric practice in the region without sacrificing the quality, family-centered care you and your child will receive at each of our offices.

PHCA-Reading office

Hallmark Health Medical Center
30 New Crossing Road
Reading, MA 01867

Phone: 781-439-6744
Fax: 781-944-0035


Office hours

  • Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Urgent appointments on weekends, after hours, and holidays are available in our Peabody office

Why Choose PHCA?

Children don't get sick at convenient times. As a large group practice, PHCA is able to offer extended hours for your convenience.
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Marie McDermott is a registered nurse specializing in newborn care and certified by the International Board of Certified Lactation, and has been with our practice since 1999.

Meet our lactation consultant

Providers in Reading

Marissa Fast, MD

Marissa Fast, MD, FAAP

Pediatrician, Pediatric Healthcare Associates
Anthony Giordano, MD

Anthony Giordano, MD, FAAP

Pediatrician, Pediatric Healthcare Associates
Thomas Natale, MD

Thomas Natale, MD, FAAP

Pediatrician, Pediatric Health Care Associates
Stuart Pergament, MD

Stuart Pergament, MD, FAAP

Director, Pediatric Health Care Associates

Nurse Practitioners

Lindsay Dicker, RN, CPNP

Lindsay Dicker, RN, CPNP

Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Health Care Associates