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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
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At Pediatricians, Inc we are embarking on a Medical Home Initiative with the support of our independent physicians organization Highland Health and our specialty network New England Quality Care Alliance (NEQCA). We aim to provide a comprehensive, family-centered medical home for all your medical needs through quality initiatives while maintaining a personal, compassionate approach to your medical care.

Seasonal allergies

The spring, summer, and fall seasons bring allergy-related symptoms for many. If your child suffers from seasonal allergies, it's time to start their allergy and/or asthma medications and continue them through the end of their allergy season. These may include oral antihistamines, antihistamine eye drops, non-decongestant nasal sprays, or inhaled steroids. Ask your doctor if you are unsure of which medications are best for your child.

Tick season is here! The tick population is expected to be very high this year. Nightly skin checks and tick prevention measures are recommended. If you find a tick on your child, don't panic. Visit these links for helpful information on tick removal and Lyme disease.


The winter months are a peak time for influenza viruses. However, the flu can circulate in the spring and fall also. Be prepared for treating flu symptoms with these basics:

Conjunctivitis (Pink eye)

Did you know that not all cases of conjunctivitis need antibiotic treatment? Visit this link to learn the facts about the different types of conjunctivitis and treatments.


When recovering from a concussion, cognitive rest is just as important as rest from physical activity. A recent study confirms a faster recovery with appropriate cognitive rest.

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.