Dowd Medical Associates

Meet Madison Shannon, LICSW

As children grow and develop, managing their mental and emotional health becomes equally as important as their medical needs. Whether it be the "terrible two's", stress as a family undergoes a change or transition, issues with peers, academic concerns, or the challenges faced by adolescent's and teens in today's world, Madison, as a part of the Dowd team, offers compassionate care to our families in need. 

Through assessments and in-office consultations Madison provides education and assistance to our families and parents surrounding a multitude of concerns not limited to Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Behavioral concerns, Learning Disabilities, and Developmental challenges. As an integral part of the care continuum, Madison helps to connect those in need with the necessary supports or services and guides patients and families through the process every step of the way. Madison works hand in hand with our Doctors, Nurses, Medical Assistants, and school professionals to insure every child is provided the necessary supports to thrive in their homes, their schools, and their communities.


You can reach Madison by calling our office, 781-944-4250 x 34.  Leave a message with reliable contact information and she will get back to you in a timely manner.

Time to Check for Ticks

What can be done to prevent lyme disease?

When should I call for medical advice?

What about testing for lyme disease?

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Vaping, Juuling, E-cigarettes . . . How to talk to my teen

We are seeing and hearing a lot about middle and high school kids vaping or juuling these days.  It's important that we all speak to our emerging young adults about the risks and why NOT TO VAPE.   

NPR report on Juuling

What You Need To Know And How To Talk To Your Kids About Vaping Guide Partnership For Drug Free Kids

Surgeon General Report on Vaping

Teen-Parent Relationship

Balancing your relationship with your child as they enter the peer dominated teen years can be challenging. 

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Prenatal Forum

Learn more about Dowd Medical Pediatrics by signing-up for a Prenatal Forum.  

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IMPORTANT - Rock 'n Play Recalled due to pediatric deaths

Under pressure from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Fisher-Price has recalled 4.7 million Rock ‘n Play infant sleepers following reports of infant deaths.

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Breastfeeding Support Group

We are proud to offer a Breastfeeding Support Group on select weekends!

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Parent Seminars with developmental pediatrician Dr Erik von Hahn

Seminar series for parents of children with learning or other developmental disabilities starting September 9th in Woburn.

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How to help your child manage back to school anxiety

It's back to school time! While this is an exciting time for families and kids, it can also bring stress and anxiety for some. Check out this link for a collection of articles with tips and tricks on how to help your child and your family manage some common back to school anxieties.

School Anxiety in Kids