We know you are busy with your families, so please feel free to call in refills for conditions that your children have been seen for. As a rule, we do not call in prescriptions for conditions we have not seen. When calling in medication refills please allow 3-5 business days to process your request. Some medications require a paper copy (pain medications, and ADHD medications such as Ritalin or Concerta etc.) so please allow enough time for us to mail this to you or so you can arrange to pick it up.
Forms required for Daycare, camp and school can be filled out if we have seen your child for a physical in the last year. After each physical exam we provide a health record which you can keep in your files and make copies as needed. If these forms are lost we can provide copies for a small fee. Please give us 3-5 business days to fill out these forms and please provide us with a self-addressed and stamped envelope to return these to you if you are not picking them up.
A physician is available and on-call 24 hours/day 7 days a week. To reach the on-call physician after hours please call our office phone number 508-358-2918 to reach to our live answering service. The answering service will notify the on-call doctor and they will phone you back. Services provided after hours and on weekends are for urgent and emergent services. This assistance is for issues that cannot wait for regular office hours. If you have an urgent issue please call early in the day (before noon) in ensure being seen. If your message or issue is not urgent feel free to leave a message for the appropriate person or service and we will return your call during regular office hours.
Vaccines save lives! Vaccines are the single most important health promoting intervention we give to our patients at Wayland Pediatrics. We stand by the safety of the vaccines and the vaccination schedule recommended by the Academy of Pediatrics. We believe, based on all available literature and evidence from controlled research studies, that vaccines and currently used preservatives do not cause autism or other developmental disabilities. We realize this may be a very difficult choice for some of our patients. If you have doubts about the vaccines, we would be happy to discuss your concerns with you.
For more information, here are some websites about the topic.
- Raising Cain-Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys, Dan Kindlon, PHD
- Touchpoints, T. Berry Brazelton
- How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & So Teens Will Talk, Adele Faber
We think the internet is a valuable tool for patient information but not all websites are created equal. Here is a list of some websites we have found useful. Please let us know if you have any sites you find helpful - we are always looking to add new information.
- aap.org - American Academy of Pediatrics: general information
- Familydoctor.org - General information
- Kidshealth.org - General information illness and health
- Medlineplus.gov - Health information from the National Health Library
- Safekids.org - Injury prevention and safety
- chadd.org - Children and adults with ADHD
- Netsmartz.org - How to stay safer on the internet
- aaos.org - American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons: playground safety
- MetroWest Medical Center- Framingham
- Boston Children's Hospital
- Newton Wellesley Hospital
Please be sure to contact your health insurance company to confirm that our providers are in network with your family's specific plan.