Welcome to Our Practice
Welcome to Pediatrics at Newton Wellesley!
Pediatrics at Newton Wellesley (PNW) was founded in 1996. The practice is comprised of board certified pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners. It is our mission to provide a medical home for children and their families from birth through adolescence. We are committed to providing the highest quality health care and guidance for the children we serve.
We invite you to take a few moments to browse our website and familiarize yourself with our practice. We hope that it will serve as a valuable resource for you. You will find helpful information about our providers, office details, patient and referral forms, as well as educational materials.
At PNW we take pride in ensuring that our families know our staff by name. For over 20 years, it has been our dedication to provide the best in preventive and acute care for our patients. We aim to be lifelong partners in your child’s health.
People have been asking about testing for Covid-19 in our office. At this time we DO NOT have capabilities to do testing.
Dear Patients of PNW:
We wanted to take this opportunity to update everyone during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Your health is our priority , especially during this difficult time. This message is long but contains a lot of important information.
We are fortunate enough to have two office sites and have decided to split our offices for well visits and sick visits. All necessary well child visits are being rescheduled to our One Newton Place location and will be seen by our designated providers who will only be seeing healthy well visits. At our Newton Wellesley Hospital (NWH) location we will continue to see sick visits, as scheduled by our triage nurses. Appointments will be spaced to allow for proper cleaning. Please be patient with our nurses as they ask necessary screening questions prior to your visit. These screening questionnaires are frequently updated based on recommendations by our colleagues at Children’s Hospital Boston.
Check-in for ALL appointments will continue to be by phone. Prior to proceeding into the office, we request that you call the office once you have arrived to the parking lot in order to complete the check-in process. If you are being seen at the NWH location, please continue to call 617-969-8989. For the Newton Corner location, please call 617-916-2016.
We want to share some exciting news as we continue to practice social distancing – we now have the ability to schedule Telehealth “virtual” office visits. The majority of our encounters will still need to be in-person. Most aspects of the physical exam are better completed in-person for both well visits and sick visits, and especially if vaccines need to be administered. We have, however, already begun some Telehealth visits and look forward to meeting some of your child’s healthcare needs without requiring an in-person office visit. Some examples of medical complaints and visit types that can potentially be completed via Telehealth include medication checks, evaluation of rashes, headaches, constipation, asthma follow-up, general developmental or behavioral questions/concerns, mild respiratory illness and minor injuries. Our triage nurses will help decide on a case-by-case basis whether or not a virtual visit via Telehealth is appropriate, and if not, we remain available to see your child in-person.
Here is an updated Telehealth Patient User Guide.
Due to Covid-19, Governor Baker has ordered that all health insurers must cover Telehealth visits, so rest assured your visits will be covered in the same way as your in-person visits.
If you have not already signed up, we encourage you to sign up for MyChart (our electronic health record portal). You will need to have access to MyChart in order to participate in a Telehealth virtual visit. To begin the process of signing up for MyChart, please click here. Please note that all patients that are 13 years or older MUST have their own mychart account to be able to access a virtual visit.
AN IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL OF OUR PATIENTS WITH A HISTORY OF ASTHMA, WHEEZING OR FREQUENT RESPIRATORY ILLNESSES – WE ARE UNABLE TO GIVE NEBULIZER TREATMENTS IN THE OFFICE. Instead we encourage you to schedule a virtual visit with one of our providers to review/create an action plan in response to your child’s respiratory illness. We will begin reaching out to our asthma patients to schedule appointments to review asthma action plans and make sure you are set for the upcoming season with all of your prescriptions.
We take your trust in us very seriously. Our goal is to promote safety for our patients and families while continuing to provide the highest quality pediatric care. Our staff remains always available to address any questions you may have.
The Entire Staff at Pediatrics at Newton Wellesley
For more information about the Coronavirus please refer to this additional information.
As of January 2020 we are proud to announce the opening of second location! Click here to view the details.
Pediatrics at Newton Wellesley and Boston Children’s Hospital will always be communities built around respect --- towards our patients, families and each other. We support and believe in the mission of improved global health for all children, and we will continue to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all who share in that mission, from all backgrounds.