Posted on Dec 2, 2013 in News
Pediatrics West is proud to welcome Dr. Brad Alpert to our staff. Dr. Alpert is a board certified pediatrician, a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics, and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin. After obtaining his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. He has done postdoctoral fellowship training in children’s lung diseases at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and forensic pediatrics at Brown University School of Medicine. Dr. Alpert has served on the pediatric faculties of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Temple University School of Medicine, and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Before joining Pediatrics West, he practiced at Wachusett Pediatrics in Westminster, MA where he was the founder and president. His clinical interests include asthma and other lung disease, allergies, and acid reflux. He is on the ambulatory care staff at HealthAlliance Hospital, the courtesy staff of Heywood Hospital, a soon to be member of the courtesy staff at Lowell General Hospital and Emerson Hospital Medical Staff since 2013.
Dr. Alpert is accepting new patients of all ages.
He will begin seeing patients in our Fitchburg office in January 2014
Please call today to schedule an appointment!
Posted on Nov 27, 2013 in News
Pediatrics West is proud to announce that we are a Pediatric Urgent Care Clinic for the following HMO insurances:
What is the difference between emergency and urgent care?
Conditions requiring prompt treatment but can wait for the time it takes to contact your PCP for direction
• Sprained Ankle
Results in placing your health or the health of another in serious jeopardy
• Sudden onset of a condition with acute symptoms
• Severe pain
• Suspected heart attack, stroke, poisioning, loss of consciousness, convulsion, suicide attempts
If you need emergency care, go to the nearest medical facility or call 911
What does this mean to you?
If you are a Blue Cross, Tufts, Harvard Pilgrim or Cigna member and find that you need urgent care, please call our office at 978-577-0437. If you are unable to call, you may walk in for the next available appointment. After the urgent care issue has been assessed, an appointment will be provided on the same day.
If you have a PPO plan, Pediatrics West is still able to offer urgent care services. Please be aware that it is the member’s responsibility to know their benefits and plan coverage. Please contact your insurance company if you have questions regarding coverage.
Posted on Nov 6, 2013 in News
Dr. John F. Mulqueen has announced his impending retirement from his pediatric practice in Gardner. In order to allow for a seamless transition of care for his patients, Dr. Mulqueen has teamed up with Pediatrics West.
Pediatrics West is honored by Dr. Mulqueen’s confidence in our group and by his recommendation that we take over the care of his patients. We will be offering an open house on Tuesday, December 3rd and Thursday, December 5th from 10am – 7pm at 19 Pierce Avenue in Fitchburg. This will offer new patients the opportunity to meet the staff and Practitioners while introducing their children to the new location. For anyone who is interested in visiting the office but is not be able to make these dates, the office is open for visits, Monday through Friday from 7am-7pm.
Posted on Oct 18, 2013 in News
October is ADHD Awareness Month Get the Facts ADHD Can Affect ANYONE The debate about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is over. And the truth about ADHD is clear. ADHD is a non-discriminatory disorder affecting people of every age, gender, IQ, and religious and socioeconomic background. Long ago just about every mainstream medical, psychological, and educational organization in the U.S. concluded that ADHD is a real, brain-based medical disorder, and that people with ADHD of all ages and backgrounds benefit from appropriate treatment.
Please visit http://www.adhdawarenessmonth.org/ to join the movement!