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Office Update: Partners eCare

We would like to thank you for your patience while we upgrade to Partners eCare, our new electronic medical record system. Our staff has undergone extensive training and we have made every effort to ensure that there is minimal impact to you during this transition. This system is still new to us and we apologize for any inconvenience you may experience.

Our first priority, as always, is to deliver the highest quality care possible. If you have any questions about Partners eCare, or your experience during an office visit, please let any staff member know and we will be happy to assist you.

Thank you—your help make the difference.

Patient Gateway

patientgatewayWe have developed a service on the Internet that will help you communicate more effectively with our office. This is called the Partners Patient Gateway, and will provide you with access to our office staff and health information using your web browser.

We would like to invite you to participate. By enrolling you can reduce the time you spend on the phone with our office and help us respond more efficiently to your requests.

You must log in when you receive your password to keep your account active.

Patient Gateway features:

  • Password-protection—offering secure access to messages and medical information
  • Simple, pre-filled forms that streamline your requests for:
  • Prescription renewals
  • Appointments requests
  • Referral authorizations
  • Registration updates
  • Ability to view health information available in your child’s medical record ages birth–12, and limited access for both you and your teen ages 13–17
  • Appointment information (past and upcoming)
  • Medication and Allergy data
  • Immunization history
  • Conditions and procedures
  • Lab results and letters
  • Radiology Reports
  • Health Forms
  • Clinician-approved health information in clear, everyday language

To sign up for your child or teenager, please click here to download the authorization form. Please print the form, fill it out, and bring the completed form with you on your visit. The patient representative (parent or guardian) must be present to be signed up. All patients 13 years of age and older must also be present in the office to sign the form.

There is just ONE more thing you need to do. Once you receive your username by email, and temporary access key through the mail, you MUST log in to activate your account.

CPR Certification Class

Weston Pediatric Physicians is happy to announce that we will now be offering CPR certification. Classes will be offered monthly and are not limited to our parents. This course is appropriate for parents, grandparents, babysitters or any adult interested in becoming CPR certified.

This course is designed to teach the skills of CPR and foreign body airway obstruction for the infant, child, and adult, and provide instruction in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Participants will receive official certification from the American Red Cross. Certification is good for one year.

Please call (781) 899-4456 for more information.

Prenatal Information Meeting

Weston Pediatrics offers prenatal informational meetings once a month in our office. We understand that this is an exciting time in your lives and you may have many questions. The meetings are for newly expecting parents, to answer any questions you may have regarding your newborn. This is also a time to see our office and meet one of our Pediatricians who will be hosting the meeting.

The next meetings are scheduled for:
September 26 with Dr. Krupat
October 19 with Dr. Bernstein

If you are interested in signing up for a meeting, please call our office at (781) 899-4456.

Cancellations of Scheduled Appointments

We recognize that it is sometimes a challenge to schedule appointments to meet our patients’ various time schedules. In order to better accommodate your requests, we are asking that you notify the office as soon as possible regarding appointments that need to be cancelled or rescheduled. This will allow us time to fill that vacancy with someone on our waiting list.

Because of the frequency of missed appointments there will be a $25.00 charge if the office is not notified at least 24 hours in advance.

Thank you for helping us to provide better access to our practice.

Sincerely,

The Physicians of Weston Pediatrics

Ear Piercing

We now offer ear piercing for children 6 months of age and older, as long as the child has had their 6 month vaccines. Please call your Provider’s secretary to schedule an appointment.

WPP’S Statement Regarding Use of OTC Cough/Cold Medications

Despite the popularity of use for treatment of the common cold, over the counter cough and cold preparations containing antihistamine and decongestant have been shown NOT to be helpful, and in some cases, harmful to children, especially those less than 6 years of age. For this reason, these products are no longer available over the counter.

Uncomplicated upper respiratory infections have been shown to resolve equally well with symptomatic treatments such as saline nasal drops, humidified air and encouraging reasonable fluid intake.

Additionally, recent studies of the use of codeine for cough suppression indicate that there is no data to support its use as a cough suppressant in pediatric patients.

Therefore, WPP does NOT recommend the use of these medications for the treatment of common cold symptoms (in children less than 6 years of age) and there is little evidence of their effectiveness in older children.