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Flu season extends into the spring and we vaccinate through April. If you or your child has not received the flu vaccine yet, please inquire the next time you are in the office.
Patriot Pediatrics is a group practice of three board-certified pediatricians and five certified pediatric and family nurse practitioners providing comprehensive primary care to infants, children, adolescents and young adults. Drs. Mitchell Feldman, David Geller and Francine Hennessey are on staff at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children's Hospital. Carissa Glavine, RN, CPNP joined the practice in January, 2005, Elaine Rothstein, RN, CPNP in November, 2007, Tara Stevens, RN, CPNP in December, 2010, Jennifer Munro, RN, FNP-C in December, 2013 and Christine Larsen, RN, CPNP in October, 2017.
Click here to view the "Welcome to Our Practice" packet.
Services offered include well child care, school, camp, sports and work physicals, acute sick visits, immunizations, adolescent and routine gynecologic care, lab testing, health screening and counseling about health, developmental or behavioral concerns and ear piercing. Patriot Pediatrics is open 365 days a year (click here to see our hours). We feature a sick walk-in hour each weekday morning, evening appointments, a spacious facility with separate well, sick and adolescent waiting areas, 24-hour access to nurses with pediatrician back-up, and onsite parking.
Patriot Pediatrics provides medical care with empathy and expertise. We care for patients from birth to young adulthood in an atmosphere of open discussion and shared responsibility, with an emphasis on prevention. Each member of the healthcare team holds paramount the importance of treating patients and coworkers with fairness and respect. Our office schedule is flexible to accommodate working parents and school calendars.
As physicians belonging to a larger network, we supervise the care of our patients at Boston area hospitals that are recognized internationally for their excellence. As members of the Bedford and Lexington communities, we lend our expertise to local schools and programs. Our greatest satisfaction is derived from working with our patients and their parents to promote optimal health and successful transitions from nursery to young adulthood.
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Patriot Pediatrics is open 365 days per year
Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-8:30pm by appointment only
Friday: 9:30am-5:00pm by appointment only
Weekends and holidays*: starting at 10:00am by appointment only Please call early (starting around 9am) for appointments as we may leave on weekends and holidays once all patients have been seen.
Sick Walk-In (Mon-Fri, non-holiday only): 8:30-9:30am. All other times by appointment only 'Sick walk-in' time is only for acute, urgent visits. Chronic or persistent issues should be scheduled appointments, as these visits may require more time than can be allotted during the walk-in period.
*Holidays observed at Patriot Pediatrics are as follows: Labor Day Thanksgiving The day after Thanksgiving^Christmas^New Year's Day Martin Luther King Day President's Day Patriot's Day Memorial Day^Independence Day
We accept all commercial insurance plans, CHAMPUS, Medicaid, and participate in many managed care plans and HMO's (including Tufts, HMO Blue/Blue Choice, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare and Aetna/US Healthcare). Please check with us if you are considering changing insurance programs to find out if we participate in that plan. Chances are, we do.
To insure proper billing please provide us with your insurance card for each dependent child at the time of the visit and report any address or phone number changes to our front desk staff. For newborns, please notify your health insurance company and your employer so that your baby can be added to your policy. This is very important and must be done within 30 days after birth so that your insurance company does not reject any bills for health care provided. Also, managed care patients must select a Primary Care Provider (PCP) prior to the first visit with our practice; if not you will receive a bill.
Some insurances require copayments at the time of the medical visits. Insurance company policy and our office policy is that copayments must be paid at the time of the visit. We accept cash, check, Visa, or Mastercard.
We will bill your commercial insurance company for medical services provided and work diligently to obtain payment. If your insurance company fails to make payment then the balance for medical services will be your responsibility. The balance will be due with the first bill. In addition any copayments, deductibles and non-covered services are due at the time of the visit. Please notify us immediately if you receive a bill that appears inaccurate so we can work together to come to a resolution.
Any billing questions should be directed to: 781-698-2580.
Please notify us at least 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel or change an appointment. If you fail to notify us, you will be charged for the visit.
Problems associated with financial hardships should be directed to our office manager at the earliest convenience.
Patients choose one doctor from our group to be their "primary care doctor," however, patients may see any physician from our group, regardless of their insurance plan. Your insurance plan may require that you receive pre-approval from our office before seeing an outside specialist, or obtaining other medical services. Please read your insurance information or call your insurance patient relations/customer service coordinator to ascertain whether you need such pre-approval.
To request a referral, please read the instructions below; then click on the following link and complete the web form:
Referral Web Form
There are several steps involved in a referral to a specialist. (1) Referrals need to be preauthorized by the primary care physician prior to making the first appointment with the specialist. (2) The appointment with the specialist must then be made. Note that you must have already made the appointment before making the insurance referral request as you will need the date of the appointment, the name of the specialist, and other relevant information to submit this request. (3)Completing the Insurance Referral request webform by clicking on the above link. The insurance referral should be requested at least one week before the visit andpreferably even further in advance. Referrals will be processed much more quickly using the webform and so this method is STRONGLY preferred over other methods of leaving referral requests. If you have questions about your referral, or if it has been more than one week since submitting the information on the webform and you were told by the specialist that the referral did not go through, then please call (781) 698-2535. Please leave a detailed message including the patient's name, date of birth, specialist's full name and address, primary care doctor, reason for visit, and date of visit.
A Patriot Pediatrics "Certificate of Health," (School/Camp form) will be given out at the time of the annual physical. Please make multiple copies for upcoming requirements such as school, sports and camp. If additional copies are requested there will be a processing fee to be paid when the form is picked up at the office.
A $50 charge will apply for missed appointments (well visits and sick visits) that are not cancelled at least 24 hours in advance. Please be advised that this fee will not be paid by insurance. All accounts must be up to date prior to scheduling a well visit. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
Our staff will be happy to assist you. Please dial our main number at (781) 674-2900 with any further questions.
There is an enormous amount of information accessible through the Internet. Some of it is useful, accurate and helpful; some is none of these. It is advisable to check the source of the information to help you decide if it is unbiased and reliable. If you have any question about some medical information found on the Internet or otherwise, please ask your doctor.
The links below are ones which we feel will be useful.
The following pages (except for the MGH Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center) are not maintained by Partners HealthCare System. We are not responsible for any information found on them.
ePocrates Authoritative patient literature as well as medication and disease information with free registration
UpToDate Trusted, reputable source for health information-- enter term right in the box below:
Immunization Action Coalition Reliable and accurate information about immunizations.
The Parents’ How-to Guide to Children’s Mental Health Services in Massachusetts A 'How-To' Manual on how to approach and access care for your child's behavioral or mental health problem
Great Web sites for Kids The Librarian's Guide to Cyberspace for Parents and Kids. Over 700 links!
Kids Play For families of Bedford & environs, calendar of monthly events, activities and resources for children. This site was designed by a Patriot Pediatrics Parent.
FamilyTLC FamilyTLC.net- tools to enhance the parent/child relationship. Information to help caring adults find age-appropriate, fun, learning activities to do with children quickly and easily. The activities are segmented by age and type of activity, e.g. Crafts, Cooking, Science, Nature, etc.
Learning Disabilities Worldwide Resources about learning disabilities for individuals, parents, educators, researchers and clinicians.
HealthyChildren.ORG The patient education site of the American Academy of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics for Families Information about hundreds of common pediatric problems
MGH Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center MassGeneral Hospital Health Information Portal
Top Ten Medical Sites -- Most Useful Medical Sites on the Web from the Medical Library Association
The Discovery Channel -- Search in history, technology, nature, exploration and science for stories, facts and figures
Disney's Family Fun -- A nice collection of fun craft projects, recipes and printable stuff
Kids on the Net -- Word games, interactive activities and creative writing for kids
Enchanted Learning -- Play in Little Explorers plus tons of educational activities, puzzles, games, drawings and mazes
PBS Kids -- Games, jokes and activities while you see your favorite characters, such as Arthur, Mister Rogers, Thomas the Tank Engine and Big Bird
GoComics -- GoComics.com is the web's largest catalog of syndicated newspaper strips, political cartoons and webcomics, offering free new content every day
Grolier Online -- Grolier's Online Atlas
Books and Videos -- The American Library Association's online review of books and videos for adults, youth and children
Sports Illustrated for Kids -- Check out sports news and stats, take a trivia quiz and play other cybergames
Scholastic Books -- Visit book clubs and book fairs, see Animorphs, Goosebumps, The Baby-Sitters Club, and the incomparable Ms. Frizzle and her Magic School Bus
Thomas the Tank Engine -- See Gordon, Percy, James and ... of course ... Thomas the Tank Engine -- along with all the friends who work on or around the railway
Sesame Street -- From the Children's Television Workshop, play games and read stories with your favorite Sesame Street characters
Nickelodeon -- Play games, read Nick magazine and participate in The Big Help, while you visit your favorite Nickelodeon characters
Warner Brothers -- Learn how to illustrate, visit Gotham City and your favorite Looney Tunes characters, play games, color and solve puzzles
Garfield -- Spend time with everyone's favorite lasagna-eating cat, play games, color and learn about Garfield cartoonist Jim Davis
How Stuff Works– Just what it sounds like! A great site for the curious.
Congratulations on the birth of your new baby! This page describes some important items about newborns with which we would like you to be familiar. Please feel free to ask us any questions you may have about these items or any other concerns.
We are unable to space out vaccinations or use specific brands. There are absolutely no data that support any benefit to children of doing this, and this office policy is consistent with the policies of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We will treat your child with no less care than our own children or any of the thousands of children whose parents have entrusted us to help care for them at Patriot Pediatrics. It is also an office policy that if families are not comfortable immunizing their children according to the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics, that since our office feels so strongly that this is the wrong decision, it would be better for the family to seek pediatric care at a different pediatric office. If this is the case, we would be happy to transfer your child's records to another pediatrician of your choosing.
74 Loomis Street Bedford, MA 01730 781-674-2900
Main route: From Exit 31B off of Route 128, continue on route 4/225 (Bedford Street which becomes Great Road) toward Bedford, 1.5 miles to Loomis Street (CVS is on the corner). Take a left onto Loomis street and travel 0.3 miles to 74 Loomis on the left.
Alternate route: From Exit 31B off of Route 128 continue on route 4/225 (Bedford Street) 0.2 miles. Take the jug-handle turn onto Hartwell Ave. Continue on Hartwell Ave and travel about 1/3 mile, taking a right onto Maguire Road. Travel 0.6 miles (Maguire turns into Summer Street), and take a right onto South Rd. Travel 1 mile and make a right onto Loomis Street. 74 Loomis is 100 yards down on the right.
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