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Latest News and Event

Walk-in Flu clinics will start next week. Below is a list of dates and times for the next 3 weeks. Keep checking our website, www.mainstreetpediatrics.com, for updates of additional dates and times. Please do not call the office as no appointment is needed. There is no flumist available this year. Please bring your insurance cards with you as we have a new computer system.


Wed Oct 11th  6 – 7:30 pm
Thur Oct 12th  2 – 4:30 pm

Mon Oct 16th   6 - 7:30 pm
Tues Oct 17th  2 - 4:30 pm
Wed Oct 18th  6 - 7:30 pm

Tues Oct 24th  2 - 4:30 pm
Thur Oct 26th  2 - 4:30 pm

Wed Nov 1st  6 - 7:30 pm
Thur Nov 2nd 2 - 4:30 pm

Parenting “Challenging” children: workshop to be held October 18th 6-8pm
Are you tired of yelling, nagging, making empty threats and still feeling defeated? Are you worried that your child’s behavior is impacting relationships with family, friends and school?

Parenting is one of life’s greatest challenges. In this workshop you will begin to explore the multiple influences that impact parenting and children’s behavior. You will be introduced to some positive parenting strategies to help decrease the negative interactions and feelings and increase more confident and effective parent and child relationships.

This group is geared to parents of children age 4-12. Best if both parents/caregiver can attend together.

There is a $25 charge per family for the workshop. Please call the office @ 508-435-5506 to sign up.


MOVIE AND DISCUSSION: IF ONLY    A short film about protecting our children from the opioid epidemic

Ashland Public Library Wednesday Oct. 11, 2017 6:30-8:00pm

The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and Millennium Health present If Only, a short film that raises awareness about the dangers of teen prescription drug misuse and abuse.
Youth in nearly every community around the nation are experimenting with prescription drugs not prescribed to them to get high or change their moods. It’s important to raise awareness about these dangers and to share with one another the steps we can take to promote safe use, storage and disposal.

A discussion will be facilitated by Denise Hildreth, MSW, LICSW, Program Director for Hopkinton Youth & Family Services.

This is Part I of a two-part film and discussion series. Part II of this series is the film “Risky Drinking” which will be screened in Hopkinton (location TBD)
on November 8th at the same time.



















 

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Nutritional Shakes
As a Registered Dietitian I am hearing from many of patients  that they are interested in knowing which of the nutritional supplemental shakes are the best and which are safe for children. Here is a list of some of the most common that I am asked about as of lately.  My personal opinion is when able to offer your child real food, that would be preferable over a bottled shake.  There are many circumstances where flexible alternatives need to be available and as a mom of three children I do understand that as well.  In picking a shake if the goal is to replace milk then it should resemble milk in regards to nutrition facts as much as possible. If the goal is to provide a well balanced snack then  the shake should provide  protein and fiber  or maybe just protein with a fruit on the side for added fiber.  If you need to find a portable supplement to provide after practice  that would provide your child with protein and carbohydrate then sometimes a shake can be a good idea.

Bottom line is  the fewer  ingredients the better, no mega doses of added vitamins,  and not a significant amount of added sugar (remember on a label when you see total  grams of sugar it is including what is naturally found in the milk).
Kim Minogue MS, RD, LDN


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Welcome to Main Street Pediatrics

The physicians and staff of Main Street Pediatrics would like to thank you for allowing us to participate in your child’s health and care needs. Our office has been established to provide the best quality care and support for you and your family. We have tried to create an environment where the latest in medical expertise is practiced in a warm and personal atmosphere.  

77R West Main Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748
Tel: (508) 435-5506
 

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Office Hours

Monday-- 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday -- 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday -- 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday --  8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday -- 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday  -  8:00  am - 12:00 pm for urgent care by appointment only, please call the office.
Sunday  -  There is a physician on call all day.


 

One of our physicians is always on call when the office is closed to answer urgent questions and handle emergencies.

Walk-in Clinic

(For established patients of Main Street Pediatrics only)
 

Monday – Friday 8:30am – 9:30am* (Not available on holidays)

We will see minor illnesses only, such as: Sore throat, ear pain, cough and colds, urinary tract infections and rashes.
Chronic issues should be seen only in a scheduled appointment which include but not limited to:  Abdominal pain, constipation, ADHD, asthma, wheezing, acid reflux, breathing difficulties, mental health problems and severe headaches

*If clinic reaches max capacity then you will be redirected to the next available scheduled appointment.