Pediatric Health Care Associates (PHCA) Welcomes New Patients

 

If you're new to the area, or if you are interested in finding a new pediatrician for your family, Pediatric Health Care Associates provides convenient, comprehensive pediatric care for patients from birth to age 21. Our five offices are located across the North Shore of Boston. Open 365 days a year, PHCA also offers urgent appointments at our Peabody location. Find out more about our practice philosophy and about our 20+ board certified pediatricians and nurse practitioners.

If you'd like to visit our practice and meet with one of our providers, simply call the office of your choice and schedule a new patient consultation. We'd be honored to meet you and your family. If you decide that PHCA is right for you, please download the Authorization to Obtain Medical Records. You can complete this and either send it to your child's previous provider or give it to our office staff. This will ensure a seamless transfer of your child's medical records, during this time of transition.

Expectant parents

Having a baby can be one of the most rewarding experiences in your life. The providers at PHCA congratulate you and look forward to caring for your new family! Please visit our For Parents section to find links to websites we trust about parenting and newborn care.

PHCA wants to ensure a smooth transition from your prenatal care to your infant's pediatric care. Please review our 'Open Letter to our Obstetric Colleagues' to see how PHCA is addressing the changing needs in health care.

Prenatal visits

It's normal to have many questions as you anticipate the birth of your child…and even more after his or her birth. That's why it's important to have an honest and open relationship with a pediatrician you can trust. We invite you to schedule a prenatal consultation with one of our providers, so that you can start getting your questions answered. Fill out the contact form below to request a prenatal visit.

We also offer prenatal classes that will teach you some basics about well infant care and breastfeeding; see our News section for details! In addition, visit our Lactation Consultation page to discover some tips if you choose to breastfeed your infant. Our lactation nurses are pleased to do prenatal consultations as well.

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Hospital Affiliations

The pediatricians at PHCA have privileges at the following local hospitals:

Delivery at affiliated or other hospitals

If you plan to deliver at any of these hospitals, simply tell your obstetrician and the hospital staff that your child's pediatrician works with Pediatric Health Care Associates. The nursing staff will then notify us at the time of your child's birth. One of our pediatricians will visit you within 24 hours and examine your baby each day you are in the hospital. Prior to going home, one of our pediatricians will also tell you when your child’s next appointment should be.

If you will be delivering at a different hospital, your baby will be cared for by the hospital's staff pediatricians; they will give you a summary of your child's birth and subsequent care. Please bring this paperwork to your child's first appointment with us. In the event your child requires specialty care, the neonatologists will notify us of your child's birth and will provide us with a detailed summary of the hospitalization at the time of his or her discharge.

Inpatient treatment

Should your child require inpatient treatment at one of the pediatric hospitals in Boston, the hospitalist doctors at that facility will be responsible for your child's daily care. They will provide us a summary of their care at the time of your child's discharge.

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Breastfeeding?

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.

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Expecting?

Find which of our five convenient office locations are closest to you. Contact us to request a prenatal consultation!
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