Dowd Medical Associates

Update on 2019 Novel Coronavirus

There is new information every day regarding the novel 2019 Coronavirus, and some of it may sound alarming. At this point, the Massachusetts DPH has determined that there is documented community spread of the virus in the state. We recommend abiding by strict "social distancing" rules - avoid large groups of people or other social events. It is also important to prevent illness by doing everything you normally do to prevent a cold or flu: wash your hands, keep your hands off your face and eyes/nose/mouth, and stay home/keep your children home when sick.

These links provide some further information:

An article by Floating Hospital for Children's Dr. Cody Meissner:

Local updates from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health:

WebMD Blog post with pediatric specific advice:

"Covid-19 Fact sheets" from Harvard Medical School's Health Literacy Project for 3-6 year old's and 6-12 year old's.

3-6 Year Old

6-12 Year Old

The staff and providers at Dowd are keeping up to date as the situation evolves and are always available to answer your questions.

Meet Madison Shannon, LICSW

Madison Shannon, LICSW has been with Dowd Pediatrics since 2015.  She provides behavioral support to our patients and helps connect them with mental health resources in the community.

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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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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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Update on Office Policies During Coronavirus Outbreak

UPDATED 4/20/2020

A letter to our patients regarding our policies during the coronavirus pandemic

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Parent Seminars with Dr. von Hahn - Going Virtual! Updated 4/30/20

Developmental Pediatrician Dr Erik von Hahn's parents seminars will be transitioning to zoom meetings.

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