MVPediatrics is transitioning to a new billing system on 1/13/2022. Please be patient as we make this transition. Thank you!  

Walk-In remains cancelled. We look forward to starting up walk-in again in the not distant future. In the meantime, we will, with safety in mind, be offering same-day sick visits in our separate triage room in the office, or driveway visits, the office itself or via telehealth as appropriate. Please call our nurses so we can work out the most appropriate setting.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Please see our COVID-19 Resources page for all COVID-19 information.

1/3/22 UPDATED MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES for COVID-Infected and COVID-Exposed Individuals

We are anticipating a very difficult and extremely busy month of January (especially the next 2 weeks).  In order to help you understand the requirements, we have outlined the management guidelines for individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID or who have been exposed to someone with COVID.

Please do not call the office for questions about what to do if your child has been exposed to COVID or has been diagnosed with COVID – refer to the guidelines below!

We hope that you will read these guidelines closely as they contain all the information needed for the majority of questions you may have.

The following guidelines represent the most recent recommendations for managing individuals with a positive COVID test, as well as identified close contacts of people with COVID.

Please see the CDC Website for instructions on the difference between isolation and quarantine.

Positive COVID Test
This guideline applies to you if test positive for COVID (either by rapid antigen test or PCR test) regardless of your vaccination status.

  • a positive rapid antigen test does not need to be confirmed with a PCR test

Guidelines:

  1. Stay at home for 5 days
  2. If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house
  3. Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days (this includes wearing a mask at home as well as outside the home)
    •  If you are unable to wear a mask, you must isolate at home for a total of 10 days
  1. If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever has resolved for 24 hours
  1. Please send a Patient Gateway message to office so we can document in your child’s chart

Please note: the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) agrees with the above isolation guidelines (5 days at home, 5 days masked) and does not require a negative test to return to school.

Reasons to call the office for guidance:

  1. Chest pain
  2. Increased work of breathing/labored breathing
  3. Concerns for dehydration
  4. Fever (> 101) for more than 72 hours in child younger than 2 years of age
  5. Fever (>101) for more than 120 hours (5 days) in child 2 years of age or older

Cardiac Clearance Requirements:

  1. Applies only to children over 12 years old
  2. An office visit is required at least 10 days after symptoms resolved if:
    • Greater than 4 days of fever > 100.4 degrees
    • Greater than 7 days of muscle aches, chills, or extreme fatigue
    • Hospitalized
  1. For all others with asymptomatic or mild disease, you may call the office once out of isolation (see above) and a nurse will assist you in providing a clearance letter for a graduated return-to-play protocol
  • This applies if there was less than 4 days of fever >100.4 and less than 7 days of muscle aches, chills, or extreme fatigue

Close Contact of Individual with COVID – Fully Vaccinated

This guideline applies if you have been identified as a close contact of an individual with COVID and you have either:

  • Received 3 doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna Vaccine or
  • Received 2 doses of the J+J Vaccine (or 1 J+J and 1 Pfizer/Moderna) or
  • Received 2 doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna Vaccine within the last 6 months or
  • Received the J+J Vaccine within the last 2 months

Guidelines:

  1. Wear a mask around others (including at home) for 10 days
    • If you are unable to wear a mask, you must isolate at home for a total of 10 days
  1. Test on day 5 (if possible)
  • Negative rapid antigen tests should be confirmed with a PCR test (school specific)
  • Positive rapid antigen tests are assumed to be positive and do not need confirmation
  1. If you develop any symptoms, get a test and stay home

Close Contact of Individual with COVID – Not Fully Vaccinated

This guideline applies if you have been identified as a close contact of an individual with COVID and you have either:

  • Received 2 doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna Vaccine over 6 months ago and have not been boosted
  • Received 1 dose of the J+J Vaccine over 2 months ago and are not boosted
  • Received 1 dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna Vaccine
  • Not received any COVID Vaccines

Guidelines:

  1. Stay at home for 5 days.  After that, continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days
    • If you are unable to wear a mask, you must isolate at home for a total of 10 days
  1. If you cannot quarantine, you must wear a mask for 10 days
  1. Test on Day 5 (if possible) with PCR test preferred
  • Negative rapid antigen tests should be confirmed with a PCR test (school specific)
  • Positive rapid antigen tests are assumed to be positive and do not need confirmation
  1. If you develop any symptoms, get a test and stay home

A Word About Continuous Exposure:
Please note that if your exposure is continuous and you are unable to separate from someone who has COVID, you are being exposed to COVID on a daily basis.  This makes the quarantine period longer since your date of last exposure is constantly changing.

For example, if a mother tests positive for COVID and is unable to separate from a baby.  The baby is therefore being exposed to COVID on each day that the mother remains infectious (10 days, assuming mild symptoms).  The baby then needs an additional 10 days of quarantine starting when the mother is no longer assumed to be infectious.  In this scenario, the baby should be tested 5 days after the mother is no longer infectious (day 15 after her diagnosis) and needs to quarantine for 20 days total.

Happy New Year and thank you for your understanding during these challenging times.

 

To locate a COVID vaccine, please visit VaxFinder

Marshfield Fairgrounds hosts vaccination clinics Thursday through Saturday, 9am to 4pm on either a walk-in or appointment basis for 12 years old and up.

Manet Community Health Center hosts vaccination clinics for 5 years old and up.  Please click the link to get more information.

COVID Vaccines –

We highly recommend the COVID-19 vaccine for all of our eligible patients so we can all return safely to a more normal life as quickly as possible. If you have questions specific to your child and the vaccine, please give our office a call.

In Regards to Masks:

Dear MVP Families,

Patients and their family members (age 3 years old and up) must continue to wear a mask at all times when you are at our practice. Employees will continue to do so as well. This is for the health and safety of everyone in our care.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing your smiles soon.

 

Welcome to MVPediatrics

Being Flexible is the Core Value of Our Practice

We are committed to the wellness of our patients, including social and emotional health, family and community support, personal growth, and healthy development. 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.

MVPediatrics opened in the fall of 2001. Since then, we have moved twice to accommodate our growing practice. Currently we have four pediatricians, four nurse practitioners, and a robust team of on-site social workers.

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Up & Coming

Latest News at MVPediatrics!

Our Next Expectant Parent / New Patient Nights are going virtual! Join us on:

Thursday, January 6th at 5pm
Thursday, February 3rd at 5pm
Thursday, March 3rd at 5pm
Thursday, April 7th at 5pm

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

MVPediatrics is accepting new patients for Dr. Neafsey, Jennifer Moore, NP and Sophie Bresnahan, 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!


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