• Health Starts Early
    To Access your medical record go to MyChart.

Important Updates:


Covid-19 Information:

Schedule Asymptomatic Testing

If you have an exposure to Covid-19 but do not have symptoms, please do not call our office.  Appointments will only be scheduled through MyChart. Last day of exposure should count as day zero and testing should be scheduled on day 5 or later.  Please go to your child’s MyChart account, if you do not have MyChart please call our front desk and request access.  Once you login MyChart you will click on the menu and choose schedule an appointment.  Appointments will only be released the day of.

Positive Antigen Test at Home

If you test positive with an antigen test at home Walpole Pediatrics will not do additional Covid-19 testing in our office.  You should follow CDC isolation guidelines and isolate for 5 days.  Should you develop fever greater than 3 days worsen cough shortness of breath chest pain or if you are not able to stay hydrated, please call our office to speak to one of our triage nurses.  

Cardiac Clearance

If you test positive and are greater than age 12 years at home or in the office , please text 508-404-7079 10 days after your positive test result.  

Those who are greater than 12 years old with a positive COVID test result are required to stay out of sports and physical activity for 10 days.

Please call the office (508-668-2200 #2) sooner if you have fever of 100.4 for greater than 4 days, fatigue or body aches for greater than 1 week, chest pain or shortness of breath.

Holiday Hours:

Monday, January 17, 2022, we will be closed in observance of the holiday. We can be reached for any urgent appointments through our answering service at 508-668-2200.

Please call the office to schedule your flu vaccine.

We will start Walk-In on Monday, October 25th.  Walk in is for urgent visits only. If you or your child is experiencing an emergency please call 911.

When you arrive at our parking lot, please text our main number 508-668-2200.  Our main number will only receive text during walk-in hours which are Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.  

What to expect:

                You must arrive in our parking lot between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM to receive a walk-in appointment

                Wait times will be longer than normal due to COVID restrictions and extensive cleaning of the rooms

                Appointments will be taken in order of arrival and health concern and acuity

                If you need a Covid test due to close contact, please call the office to make appointment.


                                  Covid-19 Vaccination Policy

Walpole Pediatrics policy for a Covid-19 vaccination exemption letter will follow the CDC guidelines. Medical exemption for Covid-19 vaccination is for very specific reasons that can be found on the CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/c... .  If you or your child have concerns regarding your school’s Covid-19 vaccination policy we recommend you contact the school’s health department to express your concerns.   The physicians, nurse practitioner and nursing staff Walpole Pediatrics highly recommends Covid-19 vaccination for all eligible patients. 

We encourage our eligible patients to be vaccinated against Covid 19.  Please visit  https://www.mass.gov/covid-19  to find a convenient location near you.

We are now offering asymptomatic Covid-19 testing for our patients.  Please call the office to schedule an appointment.

To better serve our newborn families we are happy to announce Christina Agostinelli is our Certified Lactation Consultant. Christina will be available for consultants in our office.

As we continue to navigate the Corona virus pandemic and follow recommended protocols, our office will remain open.  We are asking anyone over the age of 2 to wear a mask when entering our office.

Currently, our check-in process is to call the office from the parking lot and press number 3 to reach the front desk - 508-668-2200 #3.  We will check you in and when your appointment is ready to begin you will receive a callback and you will be directed as to what door you will enter the office.  If you are scheduled for a well visit or consult you will be asked the following questions both when appointment is confirmed and on the day of your appointment if you answer yes your appointment will need to be rescheduled.

1.     Within the last 14 days have you/your child or a household member had close contact with a symptomatic person diagnosed with COVID-19 or awaiting test results?

 2.    Within the last 3 days have you/your child had any of the following symptoms; fatigue, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. fever, chills, cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, body aches, new headache, or loss of taste or smell?

We will continue to be open on Saturdays for emergent illnesses.  Sundays our office will be closed but please, remember we always have staff available by phone to help you. 

Walpole Pediatrics is here to keep our children and families healthy during this very challenging time.  Our doctors, nurses and staff hope your families remain healthy and safe. 



Welcome to Our Practice

At Walpole Pediatrics, we are committed to providing the highest level of pediatric care, combining expert training with the newest techniques, in a caring and nurturing environment, for our patients from birth through college. Our goal is to develop a trusting relationship that supports the physical and emotional growth of, not only our patients, but also their parents. We provide an interactive, fun environment for our patients, because, "coming to the doctor's office is not just about shots!"

Walpole Pediatric Associates has been providing professional and caring health care in Walpole for over 40 years. We pride ourselves in offering exceptional and supportive pediatric health care that nurtures a child's development in a friendly and fun environment.

Developing trust between a child and their health care provider while helping to remove the fear of a doctor's visit is one of our foremost goals. We provide expert care in a supportive learning environment for our parents, helping them develop the confidence and skills necessary to become great parents.

All of our health care providers are Board Certified. Our pediatricians include: Dr. Peter Cohn, Dr. Frances Orlando, Dr. Rachel-Levenson-Acker, Dr. Denise Shiu, Dr. Laura Arvidson-Guzman and Dr. Matthew Feeley  In addition we have our excellent nurse practitioner: Catherine Callaghan.

When you choose Walpole Pediatric Associates, you can feel confident that you are teaming with knowledgeable, compassionate doctors who have dedicated their careers to child–focused health care. Please do not hesitate to contact our office with questions or concerns. Our Walpole pediatricians and nurturing staff look forward to meeting you and your family.

Below is a link to information on common pediatric diseases and problems in concise 1-2 page summaries - Pediatric Patient Education

Also is a link to a website sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics that has more useful pediatric information - HealthyChildren.org

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Meet the Doctors

  • Peter B. Cohn


    • 1979 - BA - Colgate University, Magna cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
    • 1983 - MD - State University of New York, Downstate

    Advanced Training

    • 1983-1986 - General Pediatrics, University of Connecticut Health Center


    • 1988 - American Board of Pediatrics

    Hospital Affiliation

    • Boston Children's Hospital


    • Running and Cooking
  • Matthew Feeley


    • 2009 - BS McGill University, Montreal, Canada, with Great Distinction
    • 2013 - MD - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    • Advanced Training
    • 2013 - 2017 - General Pediatrics, US Air Force at Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA, Chief Resident
    • Certification
      2016 - American Board of Pediatrics
    • Hospital Affiliation
    • Boston Children's Hospital
    • Interests
    • Hockey, Golf and spending time with his wife and daughter
  • Frances A. Orlando


    • 2001 - BA Psychology - College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, Magna cum Laude
    • 2007 - MD - University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

    Advanced Training

    • 2007-2010 - General Pediatrics, Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, RI


    • 2010 - American Board of Pediatrics


    • Keane, M., Orlando, F., Varfaellie, M. (2006). Increasing the salience of fluency cues reduces the recognition memory impairment in amnesia. Neuropsychologia, 44(5): 834-839.
    • Varfaeille, M., Page, K., Orlando, F., Schacter, D. (2005). Impaired implicit memory for gist information in amnesia. Neuropsychology, 19(6): 760-769.

    Hospital Affiliation

    • Boston Children's Hospital


    • American Sign Language
    • Road Races
  • Rachel A. Levenson-Acker


    • 1985 - BA Biology, Mount Holyoke College
    • 1990 - MS of Physiology and Neurosciences - Brown University, Providence, RI
    • 1995 - MD - Boston University Medical School, Boston, MA

    Advanced Training

    • 1995 - 1998 - General Pediatrics, Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, RI


    • 1998 - American Board of Pediatrics

    Hospital Affiliations

    • Boston Children's Hospital
  • Denise R. Shiu


    • 1990 - Columbia College
    • 1995 - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    Advanced Training

    • 1995-1998 - General Pediatrics, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA


    • 1998 - American Board of Pediatrics

    Hospital Affiliation

    • Boston Children's Hospital


    • 1990-1991 - Rockefeller University, NY, Research assistant under James P. Tam, PhD, Worked on project developing a vaccine against HIV-1 virus
  • Laura Arivdson-Guzman


    • 2010 - BS Human Physiology- Boston University, Boston, MA, summa cum laude
    • 2014 - MD - Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

    Advanced Training

    • 2014-2017 - General Pediatrics, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
    • 2017-2018 - Chief Resident, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA


    • 2017 - American Board of Pediatrics

    Hospital Affiliation

    • Boston Children's Hospital


    • Reading, running, yoga


  • "The care and compassion of Dr. Smith and staff are what keep us coming back to Walpole Pediatric Associates"
    The Johnson Family
  • "The best pediatricians to take your kiddos to. My kids love seeing Dr. Smith when they’re sick"
    Jennifer R.
  • "I can trust the health of my children with Walpole Pediatric Associates"
    Stephanie De Leon

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Walpole Pediatric Associates


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9:00 am-12:00 pm


Currently closed due to Covid