Services

Bridgewater Pediatrics offers a comprehensive range of care from infancy through adolescence to help your child maintain optimal health and wellness. Through our affiliation with Children's Hospital Boston, our patients receive state-of-the-art pediatric care. The following are some of the services that we offer:

  • Newborn Care
  • Well-Child Care Exams
  • School & Sports Physicals
  • Sick Child Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Immunizations
  • Vision and Hearing Services
  • Dietary/Nutrition Guidance
  • Adolescent Counseling Services
  • Lab Testing
  • Prenatal Visits
  • Lactation Consults
  • Classes

Well Visit  and Immunization Schedule

Scheduling regular well-child visits is important to your child’s health. You can track your child’s development and growth, receive recommended vaccinations, and discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor.

At Bridgewater Pediatrics, the typical well visit schedule is below. We also recommend annual flu shots starting at 6 months of age.
 

Age of Visit Typical Vaccination and Workup (click to learn more)
1-2 days after hospital discharge First Hep B (if not received in hospital)
1 month First Hep B (if not received in hospital or at newborn visit)
2 months First DTaP*
First IPV*
Firist Hib*
First PCV 13 (Pneumococcal Conjugate)
First Rotavirus (given orally)
First Hep B (If not received in the hospital)
4 months Second DTaP*
Second IPV*
Second Hib*
Second Hep B*
Second PCV 13 (Pneumococcal Conjugate)
Second Rotavirus (given orally)
6 months Third DTaP*
Third IPV*
Third Hib*
Third Hep B*
Third PCV 13 (Pneumococcal Conjugate)
Third Rotavirus (given orally)
9 months Toe Stick for Lead and Hemoglobin
12 months First MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
First Varicella (Chicken Pox)
First Hep A (Optional)
Spot Vision Screen
15 months Fourth DTaP
Fourth Hib
Fourth PCV 13 (Pneumococcal Conjugate)
First Hep A (If not received at 12 month, optional)
2 years Finger Stick for Lead and Hemoglobin
Spot Vision Screen
Second Hep A (If first received at 15/18 months, optional)
2.5 years Focus on your toddler's development
3 years Finger Stick for Lead and Hemoglobin
Spot Vision Screen
4 years MMRV
Fifth DTaP
Fourth IPV
Spot Vision Screen
5 years Vision and hearing tests
Fifth DTaP and Fourth IPV if not received at 4 year visit
Annually Annual health supervision visit that includes a physical exam as well as a developmental, behavioral, and learning assessment
11 years and up Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)
Meningococcal
Discuss Gardasil (HPV)                   

 

*Indicates vaccine may be a combination vaccine and is dependent on current availability

  • Current combination vaccines are Pediarix (DTaP-IPV-HepB) and Pentacel (DTaP-IPV-HIB)
  • Please contact our office with any questions regarding any questions you  may have


Medical Literature Regarding Immunizations

The Anti-Vaccination Epidemic is an informative article initially published in the Wall Street Journal that provides important information about vaccinations.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently reported how theFAAP Helps Change California Vaccine Law.

We recommend this blog post from The New York Times: Not Vaccinating Children is the Greater Risk.

Patient Care Coordinator for the Medical Home

 

Our Patient Care Coordinator for the Medical Home, Deborah Penn, assists our patients who need additional support in conjunction with their care at Bridgewater Pediatrics.  This service connects patients with specialists, arranges for inhospital services, and provides compassionate coordination of care that is organized around the needs of our patients and their families.

We are proud to be members of the Pediatric Physicians of Children's Hospital. Our membership gives us the opportunity to participate in innovative, new approaches to care by having a strong relationship with Children's Hospital Boston and its pediatric subspecialists.

Specialized Services

We offer a variety of specialized services. Click to learn more about:

Lactation Consultations
Breastfeeding Classes
Newborn Classes
Nutritional Consultations
Ear Piercing
The Well

Classes

We offer classes for expecting moms, which are open to anyone. You do not have to be a patient of Bridgewater Pediatrics to attend. Visit our  Classes page to learn more.