Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Welcome to the website for Needham Pediatrics!
Introducing Tracey Terrazzano, our new behavioral health specialist!
We are delighted to introduce Tracey Terrazzano, a behavioral health specialist who works full-time with us at Needham Pediatrics. Tracey's role is to provide assessment and counseling services for patients and families dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, and other behavioral disturbances. You can read more about Tracey here.
Flu season is here!
We are seeing cases of influenza on a regular basis now. Typical flu symptoms are cold, cough, sore throat, fever, and body aches. Remember that most cases of flu are uncomplicated, so do not panic if your child has flu symptoms. Some children with flu, however, will require specific medical care. Visit our influenza page for more information.
You can still get flu vaccine.
We have already given thousands of doses of flu vaccine this year but still have vaccine available. If your child has not yet been vaccinated, we would be happy to accomodate you. Call now to make arrangements. You can visit our Flu Vaccine page for more information.
You may have heard that one of the circulating strains of influenza this season is not included in this year's flu vaccine. This is true and increases the likelihood that a vaccinated patient may still be infected with the flu. Nonetheless, the vaccine is worthwhile, because it protects against other circulating strains of influenza, and because scientists expect some cross-protection even for strains not included in the vaccine. Read what the CDC says about flu vaccine "match" here.
Reader's Choice Winner 2014!
Thanks to our patients for voting us Needham's favorite for Primary Care Physician in the 2014 Wicked Local Readers' Choice Award! We really appreciate your support and your faith in us.
Needham Pediatrics has now completed almost 2 years in our new location!
On March 22, 2013 Needham Pediatrics moved to 145 Rosemary Street, Entry K! (Entry K for kids!)
We are proud to be members of the PPOC, and to be affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital.