[Parentsgroup-list] Alternate after hr visit

Miriam Shakow shakow at fas.harvard.edu
Mon Sep 24 10:00:44 EDT 2007


Hi everyone,
just a word of caution, though, that ERs tend to have more serious germs =

floating around. Every time we brought our son to Childrens, he received =

excellent care, but also caught a nasty cold, most likely from the =

waiting rooms.
--Miriam

On 9/24/07 9:56 AM, Joy Geren wrote:
> For what it's worth I have been extremely impressed by Children's ER. =

> This could be because I have only been there for a "life threatening =

> emergency" (which turned out to be nothing), but if there is any doubt =

> about the severity of the situation it is extremely reassuring to have =

> the tremedous skills of the Children's team on hand. I have also been =

> extremely impressed going there for minor things, such as a blood draw =

> on my then 1-month-old. Well worth the time to have it done right.
>  =

>  If it is worth dragging my kid out in the middle of the night it is =

> worth the 4+ hours it takes to make sure he gets the best care. It =

> could also be that I am a lazy parent and ignore things that others =

> would take more seriously, but that it just my take on things. I =

> consider have Children's Hospital available one of the biggest =

> benefits of living in Boston.
>  =

> -Joy
>
>  =

>  =

> On 9/23/07, *ludi mahadi* <arliadi.mahadi at gmail.com =

> <mailto:arliadi.mahadi at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     May I tag along the question below for a related question?
>     If so, I am wondering what would people do if one would not be
>     able to
>     go with HUHS for an after hour 'somewhat emergency care'. What I meant
>     by that was something like an increasing high fever in the middle of
>     the night, etc. In our experience at another state, in some cases our
>     pediatrician wanted our baby to go to ER for a thorough examination,
>     where we ended up staying for a good 4-5 hrs- not so pleasant
>     experience vs. the convenient 24 hrs HUHS I suppose
>
>     thanks in advance for your insight,
>
>     ludi
>
>     On 9/21/07, Andrea Heberlein <heberlein at wjh.harvard.edu
>     <mailto:heberlein at wjh.harvard.edu>> wrote:
>     > Seconding that recommendation-- we see Dr. Schofield and have been
>     > very happy for all the reasons listed.  It is a schlep from East or
>     > Mid-Cambridge, though, especially during rush hour.
>     >
>     > Andrea
>     >
>     > At 2:13 PM -0400 9/21/07, Deborah Freedman Woods wrote:
>     > >We love our pediatrician, who's located on Mass Ave. in
>     > >Arlington, about 5 minutes from the Cambridge border.  We
>     > >see Elizabeth Chamberlain Landis.  The other doctors in the
>     > >practice are Matthew Scofield and Rajee Joyce.  All of them
>     > >are fantastic (our favorite is Dr. Landis with Dr. Scofield
>     > >a close second).
>     > >
>     > >They always have same-day appointments for sick visits, they
>     > >have drop in hours every day 8:00-8:45am, and they're also
>     > >available on the weekends as needed.  They're extremely
>     > >knowledgeable and thorough, but don't tend to push
>     > >medications more than necessary.  Contact info is:
>     > >
>     > >Arlington Pediatric Associates
>     > >5 Water Street
>     > >Arlington 02476
>     > >(781) 641-5800
>     > >
>     > >I know it's not as convenient as the Cambridge Hospital, but
>     > >worth considering.
>     > >
>     > >Best,
>     > >Deb Woods
>     > >
>     > >
>     > >On Fri, 21 Sep 2007, Marna S. Costanzo wrote:
>     > >
>     > >>  Does anyone have any recommendations for a good pediatrician
>     at Cambridge
>     > >>  Hospital or somewhere in that vicinity?  And if you've had a
>     bad experience
>     > >>  please let me know too!  We recently switched my 2-year
>     old's health
>     > >>  insurance so he will no longer be able to go to HUHS, and
>     we're looking for
>     > >>  a new pediatrician.
>     > >>
>     > >>
>     > >>
>     > >>  Thanks!
>     > >>
>     > >>
>     > >>
>     > >>  Marna
>     > >>
>     > >>
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> Joy Geren, M.A.
> Doctoral Candidate
> Laboratory for Developmental Studies
> Department of Psychology
> Harvard University
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