Our Services

Well Visits

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Developmental Screenings

The following developmental screenings are routinely administered at physicals at Pediatrics West.

  • 2 weeks to 5 years of age – Modified Denver Developmental Screening Test (M-DDST)
  • 18 months of age – The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) 
  • 2 1/2 years of age – follow up M-CHAT
  • 5 to 18 years of age – Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC) and Youth Pediatrics Symptom Checklist (Y-PSC)

The following tests are available as needed:

  • Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) at 2 months
  • Patient Health Questionnaire – Depression (PHQ9)
  • Screen for child anxiety-related disorders (SCARD)
  • CRAFFT – Substance abuse screen
  • Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26)
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Understanding HPV and Cancer

Click here for a brochure on Understanding HPV and Cancer.

Vision Testing

Pediatrics West performs the Welch Allyn SPOT vision screening routinely at 9months, 2 years, 3 years, and as needed afterward.

Other vision tests available are:

  • Stereopsis
  • Mass Vision Acuity Test
  • Snellen
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Sick Visits

We offer a wide range of sick visits including urgent same day visits. Some of the sick visits we treat are: Swimmer’s Ear, Upper Respiratory Infections, Bronchiolitis, Pneumonia, Strep Throat, Ear Infections, Acute and Chronic Illness, Warts and Skin Tag Removal.

little girl have a stomach ache on couch at home

Lactation Consultants

Pediatrics West has several lactation consultants across our different offices. Along with offering support and guidance our lactation consultants can help with painful nipples, milk supply, breastfeeding positions, and other common nursing problems. To book an appointment, call our office at (978) 577-0437.

For additional information, please see the Lactation Resources handout.

Newborn baby boy sucking milk from mothers breast.

Allergy Medicine and Asthma Management

Allergy Testing Services are available at Allergy West, a practice of Pediatrics West.

Allergy West provides Allergy, Asthma and Immunology services for all ages.

Conditions that are evaluated and managed at Allergy West include Asthma, Headaches, Chronic cough, Immune Deficiency, Chronic Rhinitis / Sinus problems, Anaphylaxis and other reactions, Reactions / Allergies, Skin rashes and reactions, Recurrent or chronic infections and Eosinophilic Esophagitis.

Please call Allergy West at (978) 619-5447 or click here to visit their website.

Little indian girl making inhalation with nebulizer with lovely mother.

Gynecological Care

Many young women have special needs and concerns about changes in their bodies. Pediatrics West providers specializing in adolescent gynecology provide the kind of one-on-one care young women want in an atmosphere that allows them to feel comfortable talking about their health.

In addition to providing initial or routine gynecologic care, we provide care for adolescents with a variety of gynecologic problems, including:

  • menstrual irregularities
  • heavy bleeding
  • missed periods
  • menstrual cramps
  • delayed first period
  • pelvic pain
  • vaginal and pelvic infections
  • uneven breast growth
  • breast lumps
  • vaginal discharge
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Contraception and STI Testing

Pediatricians are an important source of health care for adolescents and young adults and can play a significant role in addressing their patients’ sexual and reproductive health needs, including preventing unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, and promoting healthy relationships.


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Once inserted, NEXPLANON is over 99% effective, just like the pill. But there’s a difference—with NEXPLANON, you don’t have to remember to take it every day.

Visit the NEXPLANON Website to learn more, or call our office at (978) 577-0437.

Hormonal implant or beauty chip is a subcutaneous application.

Sleep Consultation

Susan Kelleher, RN, MSN, CPNP is a Certified Sleep Consultant.

Our program Kids Counting Sheep is designed to assist parents through the sleep training process.

  • Are you exhausted and in need of a sleep makeover?
  • Does your newborn wake throughout the night?
  • Does your toddler climb into your bed?
  • Is your school aged child waking exhausted and cranky?
  • Is your teenager getting too little sleep?

Complete intake forms here.

Young mother between 30 and 40 years old is experiencing postnatal depression.

Acne Management

Acne usually starts as your child begins to go through puberty, when hormones cause his skin to become oily. This may lead to oil and bacteria clogging the pores of his skin, giving rise to the characteristic whiteheads and blackheads of acne.

Acne is a very common problem in children, especially adolescents. Since acne isn’t usually considered to be serious medical problem, it is often ignored and undertreated. However, acne is actually a quite bothersome problem and is very stressful for most teens.

Part of the problem that leads to acne not being treated effectively is that parents often assume that they need to see a specialist for treatment.

Teenage girl with acne problem visiting dermatologist

ADHD Testing

At Pediatrics West, we play an important role as your family’s medical home. As a practice, we feel strongly that it is important to assist you in diagnosing and managing your child’s school and behavioral issues. This evaluation will start with a consultation with your Primary Care Provider. Depending on the concerns, your PCP may complete the evaluation or refer your care for a more specialized service depending on the Provider’s experience with ADHD treatment or any co-occurring diagnoses. Please talk to your child’s provider if you have concerns about your child’s mental health.

Deciding if a child has ADHD is a several step process. There is no single test to diagnose ADHD, and many other problems, like anxiety, depression, and certain types of learning disabilities, can have similar symptoms.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder affects between 8-12% of school age children in the United States. It is a neuro-behavioral disorder that can be a challenge to diagnose as physicians must rely on second hand information from parents, teachers and relatives, who may all have different impressions about the severity and impact of the symptoms. Therefore it is often viewed as a very subjective diagnosis.

Nurse hugging sick little boy patient in hospital.

ADHD symptoms are extreme forms of common behaviors such as: inattention (difficulty staying focused and on task) hyperactivity (inability to control movement and sit still while working) and impulsivity (inability to restrain inappropriate responses).

Potential treatment options for ADHD include Medications, Behavioral intervention strategies (Cogmed) and Parent training.

Athletic Injuries

Our pediatricians treat and manage the musculoskeletal problems of active children and teens, including the following:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Minor fractures and avulsions
  • Stress fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Ligament injuries
  • Apophysitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Overuse injuries
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Concussions (Check out the ImPACT program)
    • Pediatrics West offers baseline concusion testing for all athletes ages 11 and up. The test is open to all patients, but it is highly recommended for all athletes, particularly those who play contact sports, including but not limited to: football, soccer, cheerleading, basketball, lacrosse and wrestling.
    • Athletes (particularly those who play contact sports) are encouraged to schedule an appointment in our Westford office for a baseline test, which is typically done prior to when an athlete has a concussion. If a student has already received a concussion, they can still do the baseline test as it gives clinicians a marker to measure the athlete’s current baseline.
    • Baseline concusion testing take about 45 minutes to 1 hour. The cost for testing is $25.
  • Exercise-induced asthma
  • Heat illness
  • Nutrition and supplement issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Unique conditions of the athlete with special needs
Cute little boy with rugby ball in park

Ear Piercing

Professional ear piercing is offered at Pediatrics West using the Inverness Ear Piercing system.

Ear piercing is available for anyone 2 months and older (must be up to date on vaccines). The appointment is scheduled with a nurse or medical assistant.

You must be a patient at Pediatrics West to take advantage of this service.

There is an $80 charge for the appointment. This charge will not be submitted to insurance and is due at the time of the appointment. The cost also includes earrings and aftercare solution. We have birthstone earrings as well as flowered stone options.

Please call our office at (978) 577-0437 to schedule an appointment.

beautiful blond teen girl with sweet cherry on ear.
All our offices will be closed on February 13th  due to inclement weather. We will reopen on February 14th. Triage is still available to assist with any questions or concerns you may have. Please call the office at 978-577-0437. Thank you!