Worcester Pediatrics provides comprehensive pediatric healthcare in a friendly and nurturing environment. Our well-child care services include:
- ADHD evaluations
- School mandated vaccinations
- School physicals
- Sports physicals
- Developmental screenings
- Behavioral screenings
- Maternal depression screenings for the mothers of infants (birth to four months)
Because childhood is a time of rapid growth and development, it is important to have your child examined regularly in order to find or prevent medical problems.
Each well-child visit includes a complete physical exam. The doctor will record your child’s health, weight, and other important information. Your child’s hearing, vision, and other screening tests will also be a part of some visits.
At well-child visits, parents will get information on topics such as childhood sleep habits, safety, childhood diseases, and what to expect as your child grows. If you have questions or concerns, write them down and bring them with you. Our providers will be happy to answer all your questions, so you and your child get the most out of every visit.
Our Vaccine Policy
At Worcester Pediatrics, we strongly believe in vaccinations and the safety of the children we treat. All patients are urged to receive all recommended vaccines according to the CDC/AAP vaccine schedule unless there is a medical contraindication (a condition that is a valid reason to not take a certain vaccine due to the harm it may cause the patient).
Not only are vaccines safe, but they are also effective in preventing serious illness and saving lives. In fact, vaccinating may be the single most important intervention to ensure the health and safety of your child.
Our vaccine policy is as follows:
- We will not accept new patients whose parents choose not to vaccinate their children.
- Parents of newborns are given until the four-month checkup to initiate vaccines. If vaccines are not started by that time, patients will be required to find another pediatric health care provider.
- We will continue to see these patients in our office for 30 days after being informed of the policy.
- Children must receive their primary series of vaccines by the age of two and all vaccines required for school by the age of five.