• Urgent Care at Pediatrics West

    by Russell Coleman, MD It seems that every day another urgent care center is popping up.  Some of them are run by hospitals, others are in pharmacies, and a few are independent.  They seem to offer a wide range of services ranging from treating minor illnesses such as sore throats, coughs/colds, and ear infections, evaluating

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  • Tips for Sports Injury Prevention

    More American children are competing in sports than ever before. Sports help children and adolescents keep their bodies fit and feel good about themselves. However, there are some important injury prevention tips that can help parents promote a safe, optimal sports experience for their child. Injury Risks All sports have a risk of injury.  Generally,

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  • Now Hiring!

    Pediatrics West is now hiring! We have open positions in many departments, including clerical, nursing, credentialing and billing positions. If you are interested in joining our team, please send your resume to employment@pediatricswest.com

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  • Labor Day Hours

    Pediatrics West will be closed Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day. Tuesday, September 8th we revert to our non-summer hours: All offices will be open Monday through Friday from 7:00am – 8:00pm. Hours for the holiday are as follows: Saturday, September 5th, 2015 – Westford office only 9:00am-5:00pm Sunday, September 6th – Westford office only 10:00am-1:00pm

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  • The Clinical Implications of HPV Infection CME/CE

    Rachel Caskey, MD, MAPP Released: 06/26/2015 Since the first vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) was introduced in 2006, its uptake has lagged behind that of other vaccines recommended for the same age group, namely, Tdap and meningococcal MCV4 vaccines. And although pediatricians, family medicine providers, nurses, and other healthcare providers have learned much about HPV

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  • Important Britax Safety Notice

    Britax is conducting a voluntary recall of certain ClickTight model convertible car seats in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Transport Canada. The car seats and model numbers included in this recall are identified on www.BritaxClickTightConvertibleRecall.com. This recall does NOT involve the actual return of product. All registered owners are automatically

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  • Allergy Awareness Discussion

    Do you or one of your loved ones suffer from allergies? Join Allergy West on August 19th to learn: How to Use an Epinephrine Auto-Injector & How to Read Food Labels Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 5:30pm Location: Allergy West, Suite 103, 133 Littleton Rd, Westford, MA 01886*  *No Food or Drinks Allowed in

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  • Autism Insurance Resource Center Update

    Phone:1-800-642-0249 or email: info@disabilityinfo.org MassHealth Coverage for ABA Therapy Update MassHealth is working with its managed care plans to add ABA coverage and anticipates that this will be in place by October 2015.  In the meantime, they are making ABA services available now to children under age 21 through a special process of MassHealth prior

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  • Pollen Allergies 101

    Classic Seasons: Trees- March through beginning of June Grass- June through August Weeds- Mid-August through October Mold- after spring thaw and late summer/fall months • Hot, dry, windy days are usually the worst for pollen allergy sufferers! Ragweed pollen can travel 500 miles via the wind • Rainy, cloudy days usually reduce pollen allergy symptoms

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  • Allergy Tips

    Source: Allergies and Asthma: What Every Parent Needs to Know, by the American Academy of Pediatrics. WHEN TO SUSPECT AN ALLERGY Here are some common clues that could lead you to suspect your child may have an allergy: Repeated or chronic cold-like symptoms that last more than a week or two, or develop at about

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