Providing specialized healthcare for infants, children, and adolescents

Children have unique medical needs because they are constantly growing, developing, and changing.

At Lamoille Health Pediatrics, we provide specialized healthcare for infants, children, and adolescents to support their unique physical and mental wellness needs.

A Note for Expecting Parents: Congratulations on your growing family! Choosing a pediatrician to partner with as you care for your child is a very important decision and there are many things to consider.

You’re invited to contact us to learn more about our services, meet our team, and tour the office. When your baby is born, simply tell the hospital staff that you have chosen Lamoille Health Pediatrics as your child’s pediatrician. Our office will be notified of your baby’s birth and will arrange to meet you as soon as possible.

Pediatric Services

Location

Pediatrics

609 Washington Highway
Morrisville, VT 05661

Phone (802) 888-7337 (PEDS)
Fax (802) 888-7398
Hours
Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturday – Sunday CLOSED

Adolescent Care

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Yearly health supervision visits are important throughout adolescence. This is an important time for an adolescent developing independence to learn how to access healthcare and to discuss the health impact of their choices.

Adolescents also face many sensitive subjects including drugs and alcohol, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, puberty, and sexuality. Allowing your teen space to discuss health issues freely and confidentially with a doctor ensures that important health issues will not be overlooked due to shame, embarrassment, or fear. Adolescents should have a relationship with their provider that is confidential and trusting, so that if and when they need help with anything they can reach out.

Dental Home

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Oral health is an important part of a child’s overall wellbeing. You can help your child maintain healthy teeth by brushing regularly with fluoridated toothpaste and seeing a dentist regularly. Your child may also qualify for fluoride supplements and fluoride varnish – ask about these options during your health supervision visit.

Your child can receive more comprehensive dental care through Lamoille Health Family Dentistry.

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Immunizations

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Routine immunizations (vaccines) are one of the most important parts of pediatric care because they are the safest and best way to protect infants, young children, and teens from multiple diseases. Learn about the kinds of immunizations children need and when they need them, as well as preparing your infant or child for a vaccine.

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Reach Out and Read

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Reading to your child every day is important for his or her cognitive and language development. We participate in Reach out and Read, a national non-profit that enables us to provide books to children during well visits from six months to five years of age. If you would like to donate to support this program, please contact us.

Sick Care

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Whether it is two in the afternoon or two in the morning, please don’t hesitate to contact the office or on-call doctor with questions about your sick child. We can advise you how to best care for your child at home and arrange appropriate follow up. If necessary, we will help you decide when to go to the emergency department and which hospital is appropriate.

For non-emergencies, we believe patients get the best care from doctors who know them well and we will help to coordinate an office visit for evaluation. Ultimately, we are here to help you decide how to best care for your child and encourage you to call with your concerns.

To contact the on-call doctor when the office is closed, dial the regular office number at 802-888-7337.

In case of accidental ingestion, call poison control directly at 800-222-1222.

Well Care

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Visits for health supervision are important throughout childhood and adolescence to monitor growth and development. These visits are a great opportunity to discuss your family’s habits and how these habits may impact your child’s long-term health. They are also an excellent time to ask questions that normally can’t be addressed during a sick visit.

Common concerns include eating, sleeping, toilet training, constipation, social behaviors, inattention, or learning problems.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends health supervision visits at 3-5 days, by one month, two months, four months, six months, nine months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 24 months, 30 months, three years, four years, and yearly through adulthood.