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What is Telehealth?

‘Telehealth’ (also known as ‘telemedicine’) is the provision of healthcare remotely through the use of telecommunication technology. You are now able to connect with your physician using telephone, texted or emailed images, and/or video-conferencing.
Here are some of the criteria we use to determine whether a telecommunication meets the criteria for and will therefore be billed as a telemedicine visit:
Any telephone or videoconference visit that lasts more than five minutes
Any telephone or videoconference encounter which results in:
A lab or imaging order
A referral to a specialist
A new prescription (not a refill)
A photo sent to the physician for further evaluation
Counseling for behavioral Health
Discussion/counseling on positive COVID-19 test result … Continue reading

Covid-19 Return to Sports/Exercise Guidelines

The AAP is recommending that kids who tested positive for COVID-19 and who exercise, participate in sports or school gym classes should be cleared by a physician. The AAP states  ”Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 should not exercise until they are cleared by a physician. … Continue reading

Winter Weather Update:

Due to the Winter Storm we will be closed on Tuesday Feb 2, 2021. We will re-open on Wednesday Feb 3, 2021. For Any urgent matters please call our answering service at 781-721-5068 and ask to speak with the doctor on call. … Continue reading

Influenza Vaccine 20-21

 
Influenza 2020-2021
Our supply of influenza vaccines has arrived!
The influenza immunization is now required for all children 6 months of age or older who are attending Massachusetts childcare, pre-school, kindergarten, K-12, and colleges and universities.
The influenza vaccine is required by December 31 and we will administer it during regularly scheduled visits. … Continue reading

New MDPH Regulations Regarding Influenza Vaccines for Students

Per Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Influenza vaccine (Flu shot) will be required by December 31st, 2020 for all children older than 6 months who are enrolled in:
Child Care
Pre-School
K-12
Colleges and Universities
There are exemptions to this requirement for very specific medical reasons or for religious reasons. … Continue reading

Forms in the time of COVID-19.

A few words about SCHOOL/CAMP/COLLEGE FORMS:In the interest in keeping everyone safe, please download the most recent physical form from your Wilmington Pediatrics portal and send it in to your institution. If you can not access the portal, give us a call to walk you through the process. … Continue reading

Phase 1 Update

We are working hard to accommodate the backlog of physicals of all ages, while meeting strict safety standards set forth by the DPH and CDC. You will notice some physical and many procedural changes to our practice. When we call to schedule you, … Continue reading

Resources During COVID-19

If you are searching for resources to help with food, housing, transportation and more, Aunt Bertha has partnered with Anthem!
https://anthembcbs.auntbertha.com 
Aunt Bertha, a leading social care network, which helps connect individuals and families to free and reduced-cost social services in their communities. … Continue reading

Updated Office Hours & Visits

Updated Hours & Visits during the COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Advisory
We wanted to update everyone regarding recent changes to our office hours and office visits during this challenging time.
From the start of the outbreak, we have refrained from seeing patients that are ill with fever and/or respiratory symptoms because we lack the resources and necessary personal protective equipment to screen for COVID-19. … Continue reading

COVID-19 Office Policy Update

To our patients and their families,
In effort to minimize COVID-19 exposure, we are updating our practice protocol as of Monday, March 16, 2020.
 If your child has an appointment, only one parent/guardian should accompany the child to the visit and no siblings or others should come into the office. … Continue reading