Northampton Area Pediatrics, LLP
193 Locust Street 
Northampton, MA 01060
413-584-8700
413-584-1714 (fax)

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Choosing a pediatrician is an important and personal decision and we want you to feel at ease with the care you and your child will receive.

 
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Holiday Hours
2017
New Year's Day
Sunday, January 1

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

 

New Year's Day Observed
Monday, January 2

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only


Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 16

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Presidents' Day
Monday, February 20

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Memorial Day
Monday, May 29

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Independence Day
Tuesday, July 4

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Labor Day
Monday, September 4

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Columbus Day
Monday, October 9

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 23
9:00am to 12:00pm
urgent care only

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Christmas Day
Monday, December 25

11:00am to 2:00pm
urgent care only

New Year's Eve
Sunday, December 31
9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only




 

Please take a moment to read our most commonly asked questions. We're always available to answer your questions and encourage you to contact our office if you have a question that is not answered below.

Q: What is a pediatrician?

A: A pediatrician is a medical doctor who specializes in the care of children. Pediatricians have undergone special training in the health and illnesses of infants, teens and young adults, and the majority of pediatricians are certified by the American Board of Pediatrics after passing a comprehensive exam.

Pediatricians provide preventive health care for children in good health and medical care for children who are acutely or chronically ill. They also provide parents with support and advice with issues such as growth and development, safety and prevention, nutrition, and emotional wellness to foster a lifetime of good health.

Q: What is a nurse practitioner?

A: A pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) is a registered nurse (RN) and nurse practitioner (NP) with advanced training in pediatrics who can provide expert care to infants, children and adolescents. PNPs perform physical exams, diagnose injuries and many common illnesses and have the training to provide treatments, procedures, therapies and medications for children. They are independent healthcare providers.

Q: Can I meet my pediatrician before my baby is born?

A: Yes, in fact we strongly encourage parents-to-be to visit our office for a prenatal appointment. This is a great way to get acquainted with our office and our doctors. During this visit, we will answer any questions that you have about our practice or your new child. Visit our expectant parent's page for more information.

Q: How often should my child see the pediatrician?

A: Your child should not only see the pediatrician for an illness. It is also important to schedule well-child-care exams regularly, beginning in infancy. Also called well-care visits or checkups, these routine examinations provide the best opportunity for the doctor to observe the progress of your child's physical and mental growth and development; to counsel and teach parents; to detect problems through screening tests; to provide immunizations, and to get to know one another. Well-care visits are strongly recommended as part of preventive pediatric care.

Well-child visits are also a good time for parents to raise questions and concerns about a child's development, behavior, nutrition, safety and overall well-being.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends this schedule for routine well-care visits:

  • Newborn (3 to 7 days of life)
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months (2 years)
  • And once every year thereafter for an annual health supervision visit that includes a physical exam as well as a developmental, behavioral, and learning assessment.

Q: What is the best way to schedule an appointment with your office?

A: You can schedule an appointment by calling our office during regular business hours, or by requesting an appointment online.

Q: Is your office accepting new patients?

A: Yes, we always welcome new patients. Contact our office for additional information or request an appointment.



 

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