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Important Updates:

                               COVID-19 VACCINATION AGES 5-11

Walpole Pediatrics is excited to offer Covid Vaccinations for ages 5-11.  We are working with Walpole Public Health Department to offer as many vaccination appointments as possible.  

COVID Vaccine (5-11yo) 1st dose clinic on Saturday November 20, 2021 9am – 3pm with the 2nd dose clinic being held on December 11, 2021 9am -3pm at Walpole Council on Aging, 60 South Street, Walpole.

COVID Vaccine (5-11yo) 1st dose clinic on Sunday,  November 21, 2021 9am – 3pm with the 2nd dose clinic being held on Sunday, December 12, 2021 9am -3pm at Walpole Council on Aging, 60 South Street, Walpole.

Pre-registration is required and has to be done via the Color program; this clinic has its own specific private registration link here:  YOU CAN ONLY REGISTER FOR COVID VACCINE, please do not register for Flu vaccine.

ADDITIONAL COVID VACCINATIONS CLINICS:  These clinics are held at Walpole Council on Aging, 60 South Street, Walpole.

Saturday Clinic

Dose #1

Saturday November 20th 9am – 3pm                       

Walpole Council on Aging

60 South Street, Walpole

Dose: #2

Saturday December 11th 9am – 3pm

Walpole Council on Aging

60 South Street, Walpole

 Pre-registration is required and can be done via this link:

https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/walpole?calendar=c1e63bf6-4ffc-4477-a2c2-f1c43ffe7519

Sunday Clinic

Dose #1:

Sunday November 21st 9am – 3pm                          

Walpole Council on Aging

60 South Street, Walpole

Dose: #2

Sunday  December 12th 9am – 3pm

Walpole Council on Aging

60 South Street, Walpole 

Pre-registration is required and can be done via this link:

https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/walpole?calendar=ad03b1ed-a439-4d74-90e2-d8569dbde912


COVID Vaccine (5-11yo) 1st dose clinic on Saturday November 13, 2021 9am – 3pm with the 2nd dose clinic being held on December 4, 2021 9am -3pm at Blackburn Hall, 30 Stone Street, Walpole.  

Pre-registration is required and has to be done via the Color program; this clinic has its own specific private registration link here:  YOU CAN ONLY REGISTER FOR COVID VACCINE, please do not register for Flu vaccine.

https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/walpole?calendar=f8cafecb-d37e-4bc5-8d3a-95e064d846a3

This program will collect patient demographics, insurance information, COVID-19 vaccine screening questions as well as an electronic parental consent form.  You can only register through the Color program Walpole Pediatrics is not able to register your child. 

There is parking on the side of the building as well as public parking lots at Town Hall and behind the Fire Station. There is a handicapped entrance on the parking lot side of the building that has elevator access to the second floor where the clinic will be held.

 If you are unable to attend this clinic or appointments are no longer available, we are working on more clinics please continue to watch our website.  We are only allotted a certain number of vaccines and are working as quickly as possible to obtain more vaccines and schedule clinics.

 In addition to the COVID Vaccine Clinic, we are having a toy and winter hat & mittens drive.  If you would like to donate, please bring any of the above items to your vaccine appointment at Blackburn Hall.


The office will be closed on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 in observance of the holiday.  On Friday, November 26 you can reach us for any urgent appointments by calling our main number 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. 


www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus



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


Contact Us

Send Us An Email Today

https://www.walpolepediatrics.com/aap-library.html

https://www.healthychildren.org/

https://mychart.chppoc.org/WLP

Meet the Doctors

  • Peter B. Cohn
    M.D.

    Education

    • 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

    Certification

    • 1988 - American Board of Pediatrics

    Hospital Affiliation

    • Boston Children's Hospital

    Interests

    • Running and Cooking
  • Matthew Feeley
    M.D.

       Education

    • 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
    M.D.

    Education

    • 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

    Certification

    • 2010 - American Board of Pediatrics

    Publications

    • 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

    Interests

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

    Education

    • 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

    Certification

    • 1998 - American Board of Pediatrics

    Hospital Affiliations

    • Boston Children's Hospital
  • Denise R. Shiu
    M.D.

    Education

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

    Advanced Training

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

    Certification

    • 1998 - American Board of Pediatrics

    Hospital Affiliation

    • Boston Children's Hospital

    Publications

    • 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
    MD

    Education

    • 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

    Certification

    • 2017 - American Board of Pediatrics

    Hospital Affiliation

    • Boston Children's Hospital

    Interests

    • Reading, running, yoga

Testimonials

  • "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

Our Location

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Walpole Pediatric Associates

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Currently closed due to Covid