MVPediatrics

"The most useful things we know, we've learned from our patients" We strive to be a place where the individual clinician can honor and respond to the individual needs of patients and families.

Mission: "The most useful things we know, we've learned from our patients"

Operating as usual

[09/23/20]   Flu Clinic Dates:
Monday, October 5th 4:30pm to 6pm
Monday, October 12th 8am to 10am
Please call to register for the flu clinic as no walk-ins will be accepted, due to COVID.

MVPediatrics’ first drive-thru Flu clinic was a success! Stay tuned for more dates!

[09/14/20]   Did you know that if you sign up for the Patient Gateway that you have access to your child's immunization records 365/24/7?
Call the office today to sign up!

[09/02/20]   Flu Clinic Date:
Saturday, September 19th
8:30am to 10am

Please call to register for the flu clinic as no walk-ins will be accepted, due to COVID.

[08/24/20]   MVPediatrics will begin accepting new patients for Dr. Neafsey and Jennifer Moore, NP.

Please call our office so that one of our team members may assist you in starting the new patient process. We look forward to meeting you!

[08/21/20]   In view of the importance of voting, the office will be seeing only sick visits from 8am to 12pm on Election Day, 11/3/2020. Please vote, stay well and safe.

[08/18/20]   Join us for our next virtual Expectant Parents Night on Tuesday, September 22nd at 5pm. Meet Dr. Neafsey and Jennifer Moore, NP!
Please call the office to sign up at 617-745-0050.

We are very excited to announce Dr. Marcus Neafsey joining the MVPediatrics' team on August 17th! He will be accepting new patients this September.

https://www.gotomvpeds.com/our-team/

gotomvpeds.com

How to Help Your Child Love Books - MV Pediatrics

Read our new blog...it's all about reading!

https://www.gotomvpeds.com/blog-post/how-to-help-your-child-love-books/

gotomvpeds.com By Oliver Vonnegut, 12th Grader Do you hope your young child will grow up to be an avid reader? Well, congratulations! You are a normal 21st century parent. Nearly every parent hopes their child grows up to love books instead of video games and television, and for good reason! The benefits of readin...

[07/21/20]   The summer is a great time to sign up for the Patient Gateway Portal! The portal is a great way to request an appointment, request refills, ask a non-urgent medical question, get appointment reminders and see your child's immunization history!
Call the office or visit our website's forms page for the downloadable form!

[07/17/20]   Our next Expectant Parent Night is going virtual!
Please join us on Tuesday, August 4th at 5pm via Zoom.

Please call our office to register at 617-745-0050.

[07/02/20]   MVPediatrics is open Friday, July 3rd from 8am to 12pm.
We will be closed Saturday, July 4th.
Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!
#wearyourmask

We’re a little late, but we had to post our rainbow in support of Pride Month!
#pride
#rainbow
#wearyourmask

[06/18/20]   Racism is a threat to everyone's health. Racism hurts both our public and individual health. It hurts us now and it will hurt us later. It hurts our children and will hurt our children's children if we don't do something about it now.
MVPediatrics has a Zero Tolerance Policy towards racist behavior and/or language. Zero.
~ Dr. Vonnegut

[06/08/20]   We are open for routine well visits, office visits and behavioral health visits. Telehealth visits are still available as well. Walk-In remains cancelled at this time – all sick visits must be scheduled.
• Well visits will be scheduled between 8am and early afternoon
• Sick visits will be scheduled in the afternoons only and on Saturdays
• Extended hours are not currently being offered at this time
• We have a new pediatrician, Dr. Marcus Neafsey, joining us in August

cnn.com

Watch the entire CNN/Sesame Street racism town hall

The time is now to start talking with your kids about racism. If you're not sure how to start the discussion, here is a great resource:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/06/app-news-section/cnn-sesame-street-race-town-hall-app-june-6-2020-app/index.html

cnn.com CNN's Van Jones and Erica Hill partner with "Sesame Street" for Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism, a town hall for kids and families. Watch the town hall in its entirety below:

campkinda.org

Home

A free virtual summer camp for kids in Kindergarten through 8th grade.

https://campkinda.org/

campkinda.org Camp Kinda is a free virtual summer experience designed to keep kids in grades K-8 engaged, curious, and having fun—even if they're stuck at home. It's like summer camp...kinda.

Healthy Children

Given the tragic and racially-charged current events, many parents are wrestling with their own feelings, the hopes they have for their children, and the difficulty of helping those children thrive. Here is a collection of resources for parents:
Talking to Children About Racial Bias: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/emotional-wellness/Building-Resilience/Pages/Talking-to-Children-About-Racial-Bias.aspx
Childhood Exposure to Violence: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/at-home/Pages/Crime-Violence-and-Your-Child.aspx
Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/Media/Pages/Talking-To-Children-About-Tragedies-and-Other-News-Events.aspx
How to Help Children Build Resilience in Uncertain Times: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/emotional-wellness/Building-Resilience/Pages/How-to-Help-Children-Build-Resilience-in-Uncertain-Times.aspx

commonsensemedia.org

Books About Racism and Social Justice

Let’s start a discussion with our kids, family and friends to end racism.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/books-about-racism-and-social-justice

commonsensemedia.org Common Sense Media editors help you choose Books About Racism and Social Justice. Help your kids understand racial bias and the demand for change.

[05/26/20]   Reminder: The Walk-In hour from 8am to 9am is still cancelled. We continue to utilize scheduled sick appointments only in the afternoons. This allows us to keep both our patients and our team safe. As always, we have nurse triage and a provider on-call to assist our families.
Thank you!

[05/15/20]   Dear Patients and Parents:

We continue to take careful steps to ensure maximum safety for you, your families, and our team. We have always followed impeccable infection control practices and high levels of cleanliness which continue to remain a top priority for us during this time.

We will always be using surgical gloves and masks; thorough cleaning of surfaces with disinfecting wipes; frequent disinfection of commonly touched surfaces at the front desk, reception areas and exam rooms. Hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial soap will be available throughout the office for patient and team to use.

• All members of our team will wear masks in all areas of the office.

• All patients will be pre-screened on the telephone when their appointments are confirmed. Any patient with a fever, or who have been exposed in the past three weeks to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, will be rescheduled for a later date.

• Car visits may be offered to patients where this type of care is appropriate.

• Telehealth (Audio Visual) visits are available.

• Questions regarding insurance coverage, timing of follow up appointments, or other concerns will be answered on the telephone prior to the appointment, so as to minimize patients having to stop at the front desk.

• Follow up appointments will be scheduled by telephone.

• All patients will be asked to fill out the necessary paperwork prior to their scheduled appointment. Paperwork can be found on our website.

• All patients and their parent/guardian entering the building will be met in the lobby. At that time, the temperature of both the patient and the parent/guardian will be taken, and patient history will be reviewed. We ask that only 1 parent/guardian accompany the child in for their visit. Any person with a fever, or the history mentioned previously, will be rescheduled for a later date, without having entered the office.

Thank you,
The MVP Team

inverse.com

Psychologists give strategies for overcoming quarantine fatigue

Anyone else tired? We know that quarantine can drain us physically and emotionally. Here are some helpful strategies to consider.

https://www.inverse.com/mind-body/how-to-overcome-quarantine-fatigue

inverse.com Even if you personally haven’t experienced quarantine fatigue, you’ve likely encountered sentiments attached to the experience.

gotomvpeds.com

Every Title but Mom - MV Pediatrics

Learn more about our newest Nurse Practitioner, Jennifer in her first blog!

https://www.gotomvpeds.com/blog-post/every-title-but-mom/

gotomvpeds.com By Jennifer Hooper Moore, CPNP-PC I have been around children my whole life and more recently have worked with babies and helped families grow comfortable taking home a premature newborn: how to change a diaper, prepare a bottle, breastfeed or swaddle tightly. I am often asked if I have my own child...

nationwidechildrens.org

On Our Sleeves

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! We will be sharing some great resources for families throughout the month.

https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/giving/on-our-sleeves

nationwidechildrens.org On Our Sleeves is the movement to transform children's mental health.

fusionacademy.com

Fusion Academy: One-to-One Learning | Private School | Online School

This is sponsored by a new school in Hingham to there may be a bit of promotion for their programs. Dr. Murphy has been helpful helping students with Ex. Function on the South Shore.
Peggy
Virtual Community Event

Fusion Academy is hosting a live virtual event:

QuaranTEEN :
Connecting with our kids and building self-regulation skills in the home.

Dr. David Murphy will discuss executive functioning and self regulation during a time of quarantine and social isolation for students and families.

Wednesday May 6th, 12pm

Please RSVP here:
You will be emailed a Zoom link to join the discussion

Regards,
Julie Rafferty, Director of Admissions & Outreach
Fusion Academy
[email protected]
617-686-2695
www.fusionacademy.com

Dr. David Murphy, M.Ed., Ed.D is President of Effective Effort Consulting and a special education teacher in Duxbury Public Schools. He consults with families, students at all grade levels and adults that struggle with ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Asperger's Disorder, Social/ Emotional Disabilities or simply need support with time management and organization.

fusionacademy.com

Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition

For parents of tweens and teens during this time of quarantine.

Join one of Milton’s favorite speakers for a dynamic, humorous and instructive presentation about COVID-19 and its impact on our children. In 30 minutes, Jon will address loss, independence, autonomy and privacy and offer suggestions that parents can implement immediately. A generous Q&A session will follow. Tune in via the zoom link below at 7pm on Wednesday, May 6 (zoom.us/j/92433263470). For more information, visit the Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition website at www.milton-coalition.org.

masslegalhelp.org

SNAP Benefits and Job Loss during COVID-19 | MassLegalHelp

Please let us know if you need assistance navigating through any of these resources.

SNAP(food stamps),TAFDC or EAEDC cash assistance benefits – see if you qualify and how to apply here:
https://www.masslegalhelp.org/health-mental-health/covid19-snap
https://www.masslegalhelp.org/health-mental-health/covid-19-dta

You are protected from eviction or foreclosure, debt collection and utility shut offs during this pandemic. See more information here:
https://www.masslegalhelp.org/covid-19/housing
https://www.masslegalhelp.org/health-mental-health/covid-19

Do you need health insurance, see your options here:
https://www.masslegalhelp.org/health-mental-health/covid-19-health
https://www.hcfama.org/sites/default/files/health_insurance_coverage_during_covid-19_-_english.pdf

Free and discounted internet:
https://www.masslegalhelp.org/health-mental-health/covid-19-internet

Covid-19 and homelessness:
https://www.chapa.org/housing-courses/covid-19-immediate-assistance
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/homeless-covid-19-isolation-sites

Covid-19 Resources in multiple languages:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zvg12qp7g477un9/AACfwlVzw5__p6eANxT38aLBa/Multilingual%20resources/All%20Other%20Languages?dl=0&subfolder_nav_tracking=1

Resources for individuals with disabilities:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c4xk8le4u9hy1gp/AAC-0TeJA8U0L4ZDiv_kC1oda/People%20with%20Disabilities?dl=0&subfolder_nav_tracking=1

Resources for children and youth: educational podcasts, materials on helping them cope:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c4xk8le4u9hy1gp/AACP_6tq-6KKx7AW_XbHdkxua/Community%20Health%20Resources/Children%20%26%20Youth?dl=0&subfolder_nav_tracking=1

Resources for immigrants:
https://www.ilctr.org/covid-help/
https://www.boston.gov/news/covid-19-resource-guide-bostons-immigrants
https://www.miracoalition.org/resources/covid19/

Massachusetts Workers Emergency Relief Funds:
https://bit.ly/MassWorkerReliefFunds

Did you lose your job due to covid-19? See if you qualify and how to apply for unemployment:
https://www.masslegalhelp.org/covid-19/ui
https://www.masslegalhelp.org/covid-19/pua

masslegalhelp.org If you were laid off or lost income and need help putting food on the table, SNAP food assistance is here to help. SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps), gives individuals and families money to buy food at grocery stores, convenience stores, and certain....

[04/27/20]   April is National Poetry Month and we wanted to share a poem with you written by one of our patients that is full of hope!

summer.

summer is fireworks
flashing with life,
catching the eye of those who
are lucky enough to sit
at the top of a ferris wheel to enjoy the show
as corn dogs and cotton candy are consumed.

summer is parades
the ones everyone has looked forward to all year,
where the young audience waves
american flags to show their pride
as they bounce excitedly on the ends of
the sidewalk.

summer is the beach.
spending hours lying among
the colorful beach towels
as the sunlight tans (or sunburns) your skin,
listening the ocean crest
against the sandy shoreline,
hearing the seagulls caw above you
while the salty smell fills your nostrils.

summer is the burgers cooking on the grill.
when the light breeze hits your open back,
and your dampened hair brushes against
the tips of your reddened shoulders,
while the children next door laugh and play.

summer is squirt guns and water balloon fights,
the ones where you surprise your parents
after a long day in the office.
or the ones where with your siblings annoy you
so you soak them until there is no more water left.

summer is baseball games,
eating foot-long hot dogs,
hoping to catch a ball
hit by your favorite player,
as you sit in your seat,
wearing your favorite baseball cap.

summer is popsicles,
eating them quickly
so the summer sun doesn’t eat them for you,
immediately getting a brain freeze after.

summer is camping.
making s’mores by the campfire
while the mosquitos bite at your exposed guy skin.
then going into the tent you pitched by yourself,
and sleeping on the rock hard ground,
just to wake up the next morning to play
with fun, outdoor toys
that you only get when you are in the woods.

summer is bare feet.
feeling the rocks puncture your dry skin,
the grainy sand in between your newly painted toes,
the soft grass rub the bottoms,
scrubbing the dirt off of your beautiful foot
in the sink with a sponge.

summer is an afternoon at the park.
while the dogs run around playing fetch,
the kids are all playing on the swing-set
across from where the parents are
laughing sweetly at them, just before
they call them back for a picnic
of sandwiches and watermelon and juice boxes.

summer is patiently waiting for the ice cream truck
to pass your street on a hot day,
a day so dreadful,
you haven’t moved from your couch all day,
while the air conditioner blasts
and the fans spin,
all on high.

summer is fresh baked goods
handmade at 4am,
just so you can enjoy a tasty bagel
with your early morning coffee.

summer is dancing in the rain.
in bathing suits
or in shorts and an old tee.
and then smelling the air after the rainfall
while searching for the rainbow.

summer is shopping trips at the mall.
for new clothes,
new looks,
or maybe a new summer job,
making sure to save room for fro-yo
after the food court.

summer is parties
with your friends,
where you get dressed up in cute dresses
with light makeup and hair all done.

summer is sitting on the porch drinking tea
waiting for a donut from the local shop,
reading a book you can’t put down,
while the morning sun hits your skin,
making your eyes glow a brighter color.

summer is bad singing and awful dancing
at night when there are no more rom-coms
or funny tv shows to watch at night,
laughing with your favorite people
after a wonderful day.

summer is lounging by the pool,
in a new bathing suit,
with your fancy shades on,
and sunscreen to last for hours,
while sipping on an sweetened iced drink.

summer is making plans
and getting excited about the future
and what’s to come.

summer is having long walks
at night, in the morning,
where you discuss everything;
your fears,
your hopes,
your ideas,
your failures.

summer is collecting seashells,
and going to craftfaires,
and spending so much money
on pointless little things.

summer is going on road trips,
and to shows and to concerts,
and nice dinners with your loved ones
and visiting family you haven’t seen in a while.

summer is taking plenty of pictures,
trying to make a memorable summer,
to keep all of the stories alive.

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Quincy, MA
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General information

MVPediatrics opened in the fall of 2001. We always want to be able to see sick children as quickly as possible and to schedule well visits in a convenient and timely manner. We try, as a matter of respect for our patients and their time, to see patients promptly. We also offer Holistic Healthcare options at MVPediatrics including Acupuncture, Reike, Guided Imagery, and Yoga. Why refer to a Holistic Approach? - Patient has not responded to conventional treatment. - Gives many options for patient choice. - The family is interested in avoiding pharmaceuticals. - There is no western diagnosis, despite testing. - Symptoms are worse with stress. - No side effects. - Overall cost to individuals, healthcare system and planet reduced. MVPediatrics offers a variety of classes for children of all ages as well as parents. Some of the classes offered include: baby sign language, social skills, family yoga, teen yoga (CompassionistaGIRL), expectant parents' night, and mind-body childbirth.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 19:00
Thursday 08:00 - 19:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 12:00
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