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The Newborn Developmental Follow-Up Clinic provides services to at-risk infants from birth to two years. Your infant may be at-risk if he/she was born earlier than the due date (premature) or had serious unexpected medical problems.
Our program works closely with primary care doctors to give the best care to your child. We cover the following:
Our team is made up of professionals who are experts in taking care of at-risk infants. They include:
We will see your infant regularly during the first two years of life. We suggest:
If your baby was born prematurely, we see them at 3, 7 and 12 months of age from the due date. We may need to see your child more often than the suggested schedule.
At each visit, your child will receive the following:
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Newborn Developmental Follow-Up Clinic
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Waltham ClinicDr. Melissa Woythaler is now seeing patients at Mass General West on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. For an appointment at our Waltham location, please call 617-724-0161.
Mass General West40 Second Ave, 3rd Floor, Suite 300Waltham, MA 02451Parking garage is free.
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