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Porter Pediatrics

Our after-hours number is 617-910-8274 from 5 PM-8 AM on weekdays and all day and night on weekends. The after-hours line is for Porter Pediatrics patients only and we will report telemarketers or solicitors. Please call 617-426-9200 during office hours.

As parents, we always worry and have questions. At Porter Pediatrics, we listen and care about your concerns. Our For Parents area is devoted to addressing, educating, and informing parents about some of the common issues and topics that we hear about as pediatricians.

Immunization Schedule

An easy to reference online guide to know when your child’s immunizations are due.

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Dosing Charts

An online guide to understanding dosage by age and weight.

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Developmental Delays and Disabilities

An online source for parents to understand developmental delays and disabilities to be aware of.

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Well-Child Visits

As a child grows and develops, especially during the early stages of life, it is best for pediatricians to monitor their development through a series of regularly scheduled appointments.

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Types of Childhood Immunizations

There are a number of vaccinations that the CDC recommends for newborns and young children. All of these immunizations are administered by Porter Pediatrics.

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Sick Child Visits

If your child is showing signs of a non-life-threatening illness, please call Porter Pediatrics right away and we will do our best to get your child in as soon as possible. If your child is suffering from a more serious medical emergency, please call 911.

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 ADHD Management

Inattention, hyperactivity, and impulse control are not symptoms that are exclusive to children with ADHD, but the symptoms tend to be more pronounced in those who are affected.

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Flu and RSV Testing

Everyone is fairly familiar with the influenza virus, but few individuals are able to identify early symptoms of the respiratory syncytial virus. This particular illness is extremely common in young children, though it can affect persons of all ages.

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