News and Events- The Latest in Pediatric Care!
  • For the 2020-2021 school year the Department of Public Health is requiring that all schoolchildren and children in childcare settings receive the flu vaccination by December 31st. To meet this need Bridgewater Pediatrics will be holding flu vaccine clinics from September 1st through January 1st 2021, as the need remains. Please schedule an appointment through MyChart or call the office at 508-697-8116 if you need assistance or have any questions. 
  • For all our Covid-19 updates and news, go to the Covid-19 section in our Health Topics section.
  • Some helpful steps for avoiding catching and spreading the flu! 
  • Avoiding the Flu
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  • This year’s BP Healthcare Scholarship winner, Brittney, will be headed to Curry College this Fall!  Congratulations! 

    We've noticed an uptick in Hand Foot and Mouth Disease cases at Bridgewater Pediatrics lately.  Here is an article providing the basics in symptoms and care for the virus.  Hand Foot and Mouth Disease
  • Recall notice from the FDA concerning Children's Advil (Suspension Bubblegum Flavored 4oz), one lot.  Advil Recall 
  • Helpful article on ADHD and the challenges it can present to both the child and family.  Helping Children with ADHD Thrive
  • Interesting article from the New York Times on best practices for infant sleeping arrangements in the first year.  Follow the link to the article.  -When Baby is Your Roomate 

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  • Save the date for our upcoming foster parent and adoptive parent support groups.  Our foster parent support group will be held 2/13 at Bridgewater Pediatrics and our adoptive parent support group will be held 2/27, also at Bridgewater Pediatrics.  

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  • We learned a lot from the Brockton Area Prevention Collaborative when they recently visited to lead a discussion on prescription drug abuse.  

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  • Happy 60th birthday to Dr. Kern!  Make sure you wish him a happy birthday if you see him around the office!  

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  • Congratulations to our January MA/LPN of the month Ashley! 
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  • A helpful article provided by our nutritionist Tina Larson, "How Tech Experts Monitor Their Teens on Social Media".  Follow the link below. 
  •  Social Media and Teens   


  • Merry Christmas from your BP Family!  

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  • On November 28th we will transitioning to a new electronic health record system called Epic.  Included with this system will be a new patient portal called MyChart.  You can read more about the transition and the benefits of this new system in the link below.  Thank you for your patience in advance as we transition to this new system!    
  • Epic MyChart 


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  • It's not too late to get your flu shot for the 2017-18 flu season.  Dr. Matt and Dr. Kern have the right idea!  

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  • BP staff CPR recertification.  We are always learning and training, so that we can serve our BP families.  

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  • Some nurse humor at our staff coffee station!  BP staff are the most fun!

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  • Important discussions on behavioral health in our region and opportunities for partnerships were key topics at our first Behavioral Health Networking Lunch at Bridgewater Pediatrics.  We are excited to see what new opportunities develop from these discussions.  

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  • If you see Allison around the office, congratulate her on being the MA/LPN of the month!  Great job Allison!  

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  • We love bringing smiles to the faces of our patients on Halloween!  Looking good BP family!  

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  • We are collecting gently used coats for kids and teens as a part of Anton's Cleaners- Coats for Kids Drive.  Coats can be dropped off in the box at the Bridgewater Pediatrics office.  
  • The Bridgewater Pediatrics flu clinic schedule for 2017- please call for an appointment.  

  • Join us for a behavioral health networking lunch for 
    therapists in the greater Bridgewater area. Bridgewater Pediatrics serves 5,000+ families and is interested in partnering with local therapists to best serve our patients.

    RSVP to

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  • The FDA has issued a recall on Garden of Life- Baby Organic Liquid Formula.  The link below brings you to the FDA site for more information.  
  • FDA- recall notice
  • Our September staff birthday lunch!  Happy Birthday Dr. Matt!
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  • August staff birthday celebration and cookout was a blast!  We love our BP team!
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  • Our July Bridgewater Pediatrics staff appreciation cookout!  We love our team here at Bridgewater Pediatrics!   
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  • We love our team at BP!  
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  • Thank you for voting us #1!  It is an honor to serve you!  
  • Congratulations to Sarah O'Neil the Bridgewater Pediatrics MA/LPN of the month for June!  
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  • We are very proud of our graduates at Bridgewater Pediatrics!  

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  • Thank you Old Colony YMCA for sharing all the ways you are working to build a healthy community in the greater Bridgewater area.  

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  • We had a great time celebrating Deborah's birthday!  Thank you Deborah for all you do at BP!  

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  • Foster Parent Support Group June 26!  Food and childcare available.  Join us for an evening of listening, sharing and caring.  

  • Happy National Nurses Week to the amazing nurses of Bridgewater Pediatrics!  
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  • Bridgewater Pediatrics has been involved over the last year in the MAP learning community (medical home asthma program).  The program focused on increasing the quality of care we provide to our patients with asthma.  
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  • Bridgewater Pediatrics and The Well were honored to meet with the Brockton Area Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative to discuss ways to prevent opioid abuse in the youth in our region.  
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  • Spring offerings at The Well.
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  • MA/LPN of the month for April, Jenna Mastro!  Congratulations Jenna and thank you for taking such good care of the children at our practice!  
  • Meet our newest member of the Bridgewater Pediatrics team Julianne Nemes-Walsh MS, RN CPNP
  • Julianne comes to Bridgewater Pediatrics as a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner with 30 years of pediatric experience as a nurse practitioner in both primary and acute settings.  Julianne received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Salem State University, her Master’s in Nursing: Maternal and Child Health from Boston College and will receive her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from University of Massachusetts Lowell in May 2017.  Julianne’s professional interests include adolescent mental and behavioral health, newborn feeding, breastfeeding issues, and risk management in primary care.  Julianne has served on the Governor’s Council to develop core competencies for nursing curricula related to opioid education, as the Legislative Chair for the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and also teaches in the nursing program at Northeastern University as a part time faculty member..  Julianne is married to Michael and has three children; Abigail, Aidan and Mairead.  In her free time she loves to fish, attend to her flower gardens, swim and bicycle.  A perfect New England summer day for Julianne would include whale watching with her family.  


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  • We love our staff at Bridgewater Pediatrics!  Here is the crew that worked during the last snow storm, a dedicated and caring team.  
  • It's our MA/LPN of the month Sammi!  If you run into Sammi around the office, make sure to congratulate her!  

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  • Our friends at The Well have just released their spring program offerings, check them out at the link below.  

The Well Spring 2017 Programs

  • Bridgewater Pediatrics was honored to host the Brockton Area Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative meeting on Thursday January, 26th.  A powerful group of activitsts, families, community leaders and town officials.  
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  • BP Family, the 2017 Reader's Choice Awards voting for the best in services throughout our region are underway.  You can vote for Bridgewater Pediatrics by clicking on the link below.  Thanks!  
  • 2017 Reader's Choice Awards
  • Great job BP Family, we collected 81 coats for children in need for Anton's Cleaners Coats for Kids.   

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  • The BP Little Free Library in use!  

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  • The BSU Family Performing Arts Center has a great production of Mary Poppins the Broadway Musical coming up this January!  Bridgewater Pediatrics will be in  the audience- we love supporting our local arts community.  



  • The Bridgewater Pediatrics Little Free Library is up and running!  Take a book, leave a book and enjoy a seat on one of our rocking chairs as you share a book with your little one.  ‚Äč
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  • The Bridgewater Pediatrics staff is looking good in their ugly Christmas sweaters!  
  • Hot off the press!  The Bridgewater Pediatrics Winter Newsletter has arrived full of helpful information to keep your family happy and healthy all winter long. 

Bridgewater Pediatrics Winter Newsletter


  • Bridgewater Pediatrics staff is looking pretty good in their Santa hats for staff picture day!  
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  • Bridgewater Pediatrics had had a great time at Christmas on the Common in Bridgewater.  We love serving our community at Bridgewater Pediatrics!  Look for us throughout the year at events throughout the region.  



  • WIN (Widows In Need) held their Christmas celebration at the O'Reilly Conference Room at Bridgewater Pediatrics on December 4th.  The celebration was filled with love, laughter and hope.  Keep up the great work WIN team!

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  • Join Bridgewater Pediatrics as we celebrate Christmas on the Common, December 4th from 12pm-4pm at the Bridgewater Common.  We hope to see you there!  


  • Thanks to our Bridgewater Pediatrics family for voting us number one again! We're honored to receive three Readers Choice awards! It's our pleasure to serve your famiies!

  • Check out the Childhood Sleep Guidelines that were recently approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Is your child getting enough sleep, and are screens turned off at least 30 minutes before bedtime? 
  • Are you a teen with recurring headaches? Check out this great opportunity to test out a new app that could help you manage your headaches!
  • The MIIS is a new statewide system to keep track of immunization records for you and your family. Click to learn more.
  • Thank you for making us #1 again! We are honored that you selected us as the Regional Favorite Gold and #1 Choice for Pediatric Practices in our region. We love serving your families!

  • We recommend this blog post from The New York Times: Not Vaccinating Children is the Greater Risk.
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics recently reported how the FAAP Helps Change California Vaccine Law.
  • The Anti-Vaccination Epidemic is an informative article initially published in The Wall Street Journal that provides important information about vaccinations.
  • Effective January 1, 2015, Bridgewater Pediatrics will no longer be a provider for BMC HealthNet Plan insurance. Please contact our office with questions, or call the the toll-free helpline that has been established by the PPOC at Boston Children's Hospital to answer your questions and provide you with options: 1-800-494-9545.
  • We're moving! We're so excited to share the big news that we're moving to a bigger, brand new building! Here are photos from our Groundbreaking Event. Check back soon for more details! We'll be right down the street, next to Cumberland Farms on Pleasant Street (Rt. 104) in Bridgewater.
  • Please read this important information about Non-Polio Enterovirus
  • We are proud to be fully affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, which was just named the #1 children's hospital from U.S. News & World Report!  As members of the Pediatric Physicians' Organization at Children's (PPOC), our patients can receive world class care through Bridgewater Pediatrics and its relationship with Boston Children's Hospital.
  • We now offer Ear Piercing!
  • Big news: We're expanding our hours! Beginning on Sunday, September 22, 2014, we'll be adding urgent care hours on Sundays from 8-12, and we'll close at 7 pm on Monday-Thursday and 6 pm on Fridays. We're thrilled to offer these extended hours to our busy families.
  • We were so excited to send a donation to Dana-Farber with proceeds from selling wristbands for one of our patients with cancer. Thanks for your support!

  • We're proud to receive four Certificates of Achievement from the Patient Learning Communities program at Boston Children's Hospital , offered through the Pediatric Physician Organization (PPO). Our staff and providers participated in a 9-month course in four categories: Patient Experience, Getting Well Visits Right, Advancing Patient and Family Engagement in the Medical Home, and Effective Chlamydia Screening in Adolescent and Young Adult Females.

  • We're proud to receive the Outstanding Achievement In Immunization Award,  granted to Bridgewater Pediatrics by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on September 21, 2012

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  • We now offer classes for expecting moms! Visit our Classes page for more information.


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