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Donald J. Annino, MD, FAAP
Mark A. Ayanian, MD, FAAP
Kathleen M. Courtney, MD, FAAP
Elizabeth Doherty, MD, FAAP
Kathleen J. Fortin, MD, FAAP
Sonia Amaral Inacio, MD, FAAP
Melissa L. McCormack, MD, PhD, FAAP
Scott Schluter, MD, FAAP
Maura E. Sullivan, MD, FAAP
Laura Vitale, MD, FAAP
Emily Suther, MD, FAAP
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With Coronavirus (COVID-19) active in our communities, here at Pediatricians Inc. our goal is to keep our patients and our staff healthy.  We know that families are experiencing many disruptions in their daily lives with school closures and activities being canceled, which is raising concerns. We are planning for all regularly scheduled well visits to occur in the morning and any same day sick appointments will be scheduled in the afternoon only. We have also instituted Telemedicine and Virtual visits for acute concerns whenever clinically appropriate, as well as well visits and follow-up visits for chronic conditions. Doctors will now triage all sick calls in order to assess patient symptoms and direct them to the appropriate level of care, either within the office, via telemedicine, or at external testing sites. We are working hard to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. For your part, any fever and cough should lead to self-quarantine and is typically best managed at home unless there are signs of respiratory distress or fever > 5 days. This avoids unnecessary exposure in the healthcare setting to all viruses circulating in the community.


General Precautions:

We will not be accommodating any walk-in service, including health forms, until further notice. This excludes authorized prescription pick-up. Please call and we can send out any necessary paperwork.

We are regularly sanitizing all office surfaces.

We have removed all shared toys and books for the time being. We have also relocated the lollipops, so if your child would like one please ask the doctor and they will be happy to give you one :)

We are eliminating time in the waiting room.  We ask that you call from your car when you reach our parking lot to check-in, and you will be directed to a clean room when it is ready. Copays can be paid remotely via credit card.

Due to the limited availability of testing and personal protective equipment, we cannot test for Coronavirus (COVID- 19) in the office.  If any person calls with concern that their child may be ill with COVID-19, they will be directed to one of the offsite locations for testing and care, if available. Currently, there is no local testing outside of inpatient hospital settings.

We will continue to update our website regularly as this will continue to change.

Please call the office with any questions. 


Consider consulting the Pediatric Symptom Checker in our Useful Links section under Resources if you have questions about your child's symptoms.

If you have trouble calling the office and suspect a problem with our phone lines, please call the Winchester Hospital main number (781-729-9000) and ask for the answering service for Pediatricians, Inc.

Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays: 8:30 am - 12 pm.
All visits by appointment only. No walk-ins accepted.

We are now accepting new patients.


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Pediatricians, Inc is located in Winchester, Massachusetts and provides comprehensive pediatric primary care to the surrounding communities of Essex and Middlesex counties, as well as southern New Hampshire. Our patient population spans the newborn to the college years. We have licensed laboratory services on the premises, and are in close proximity to Winchester Hospital for emergency and radiological services. Hospital affiliations include Winchester Hospital, Children’s Hospital Boston, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, and Tufts Floating Hospital. Our pediatricians are all board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and are a part of the Pediatric Physicians’ Organization at Children’s Hospital Boston, one of the most highly respected pediatric groups for excellence in the nation.