ADDENDUM to COVID Symptoms Management

Hello again! We would like to clarify one section of our previous email titled “Update on COVID Management“.  Please pay particular attention to the changes made below, we have updated our COVID Management Protocol with RED disclaimers for certain symptoms. What are …

Update on COVID Management

COVID cases are rising in our local communities and in Massachusetts.  We are receiving significantly more phone calls about patients with close contacts of known COVID patients and seeing more of our patients test positive.  We anticipate that in the coming weeks …

Fall Holiday Celebrations During COVID-19

Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Halloween, Día de Los Muertos, Navratri, Diwali, and Thanksgiving will likely need to be different this fall to prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Avoid activities that are at higher risk for spread. Consider fun …

Potpourri From Dr. Hartman

There is so much information in the chaos of COVID, so today we just want to talk with you about other subjects. QUEST LAB RESULTS IN EPIC: Now that you can see labs in MyChart, please note that certain labs tend to …

Schedule Your Flu Clinic Appointment ONLINE NOW!

it’s that time of year again and we are happy to offer online appointment scheduling for your children’s flu shot appointments. In order to take advantage of online scheduling, you must be active on the MyChart Patient Portal. If you are not …

Huge Risk of Catching COVID if You Vape

Your teens are 5-9 times more likely to contact COVID if they ever vape and/or vape and smoke. According to a recent Stanford University study published in the Journal of Adolescent Medicine, 27% of US teens have vaped in the last 30 days!  The …

Flu Shot Clinic Information… Coming Soon!

With fall right around the corner, we are in the process of finalizing our office plans for Flu Shot Clinics for this respiratory season. This year, like every year, we recommend that every patients (older than 6 months of age) receive their annual Flu …

COVID-19 UPDATES

Happy August! Now that this unusual summer has passed its halfway point, we wanted to communicate our thoughts regarding the Department of Public Health (DPH) guidelines and our office practices, specifically with regard to COVID testing and quarantine requirements. DPH Recommendations for COVID Testing:The …

How to encourage your child to wear a mask for COVID-19 protection

Dear Families, The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone older than age 2 wear a face-covering in public unless they have significant breathing problems. Whether you’re coming to the hospital for an appointment or are simply trying to …

COVID-19 Testing Locations and Frequently Asked Questions

Dear Families, Recently, a majority of calls coming into our triage have been about where to get COVID-19 testing, mainly for asymptomatic patients. There is an increase in demand for testing with so many camps, daycare, and colleges resuming a modified schedule. …