Pentucket Medical https://www.pmaonline.com/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 16:55:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 The Facts about Monkeypox https://www.pmaonline.com/posts/news/the-facts-about-monkeypox/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 16:55:31 +0000 https://www.pmaonline.com/?p=8930 You may have questions about Monkeypox, which was recently declared a public health emergency by the federal government. Learn more about exposure, symptoms, and treatment on the Mass General Brigham Monkeypox FAQ page.

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COVID-Related Volume Challenges and FAQ https://www.pmaonline.com/posts/news/covid-related-volume-challenges-and-faq/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 21:11:54 +0000 https://pmaonline.com/?p=8489 Dear Patient, We know many of you have more questions about COVID-19, as there are many people who are testing positive – often with home tests– recently. We hope the information below will help. Please note that our practices are receiving an incredibly high volume of messages and calls. We are also experiencing staffing shortages. Response times may be delayed. We apologize for the delays and appreciate your understanding. Practices are working hard to reply to messages and calls as... View Article

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Separating Fact from Fiction: Kids and COVID Vaccines https://www.pmaonline.com/posts/news/separating-fact-from-fiction-kids-and-covid-vaccines/ Thu, 11 Nov 2021 16:48:11 +0000 https://pmaonline.com/?p=8313 Separating Fact from Fiction: Kids and COVID Vaccines It is exciting news that children ages 5-11 are now eligible to receive the COVID vaccine! At every phase of the vaccine rollout so far, careful research with volunteers has checked to make sure that the vaccine is effective and safe before giving it to millions. And every time, the vaccine has held true. We expect the same now. A young child’s vaccine dose is 1/3 of the adult dose, just like... View Article

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Pentucket Medical Pediatrics at Lawrence/Riverwalk is Moving! https://www.pmaonline.com/posts/news/pentucket-medical-pediatrics-at-lawrence-riverwalk-is-moving/ Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:38:43 +0000 https://pmaonline.com/?p=8117   Pentucket Medical is excited to announce that our Lawrence/Riverwalk pediatric providers are moving a short 9 miles or 12 minutes away to our Andover office, located at the Andover Medical Center, 323 Lowell Street on August 1, 2021. The Andover location is easily accessible from route 93 on route 133. The Riverwalk team including Dr. Suzanne Damiani, Dr. Kenneth Fowler, Diane Hazel, CPNP-PC, and Laura Kelliher, CPNP-PC, is looking forward to joining their Andover colleagues to create a hub... View Article

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Announcement- HIV & Viral Hepatitis Clinic in Lawrence, MA Now Open https://www.pmaonline.com/posts/general-news/announcement-hiv-viral-hepatitis-clinic-in-lawrence-ma-now-open/ Tue, 13 Jul 2021 20:00:39 +0000 https://pmaonline.com/?p=8091     We are pleased to announce the opening of our specialized clinic focused on treating patients with HIV, high-risk HIV exposure and viral Hepatitis. Located at our Riverwalk/ Lawrence site, the clinic is managed by the highly experienced and welcoming care team of Jessica L. Wisocky, APRN-CNP and Katie Cailleach, RN-BC, CCCTM.   Click here to learn more.

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Scoliosis Screening in Adolescents https://www.pmaonline.com/posts/news/scoliosis-screening-in-adolescents/ Thu, 17 Jun 2021 13:03:21 +0000 https://pmaonline.com/?p=8007 Dr. John Maddox, Pentucket pediatrician and Haverhill School Physician reminds us that June is Scoliosis Awareness month. Scoliosis is an exaggerated curve to the spine, which can lead to deformity, pain and compression of the heart and lungs. Scoliosis can progress quickly during a growth spurt, so screening is another reason to have an annual well visit for adolescents. The provider will examine the patient carefully and sometimes order a painless x-ray. Scoliosis is more common in girls and when... View Article

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Vaccines Now Available for Children Over 12 https://www.pmaonline.com/posts/news/vaccines-now-available-for-children-over-12/ Mon, 17 May 2021 15:10:03 +0000 https://pmaonline.com/?p=6666 Submitted by Dr. John Maddox, Pediatrician, Pentucket Medical/Haverhill It is exciting news that children ages 12 and older are now eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID vaccine! We know that the Pfizer vaccine is effective and safe for ages 16 and older. The vaccine generates even more antibodies for the younger patients, which translates to stronger immune protection. The vaccine was given to over 1000 patients, ages 12-15, and they were compared to 1000 patients who were not vaccinated. In... View Article

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COVID-19 Vaccination and Younger Children https://www.pmaonline.com/posts/covid-19/covid-19-vaccination-younger-children/ Mon, 26 Apr 2021 18:30:02 +0000 https://pmaonline.com/?p=6627 Submitted by Dr. John Maddox, Pediatrician, Pentucket Medical/Haverhill Now that those age 16 years and older are able to receive the COVID vaccine, pediatricians are fielding questions about when younger children will be next. Vaccines typically spend years being studied for effectiveness and safety. That process was understandably expedited due to the lives being lost due to COVID illness. COVID’s is the first vaccine to ever be approved under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) process. As with any medical treatment,... View Article

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Walk-in Urgent Care Available at ExpressCare Riverwalk https://www.pmaonline.com/posts/expresscare/walk-in-urgent-care-available-expresscare-riverwalk/ Thu, 15 Apr 2021 18:55:06 +0000 https://pmaonline.com/?p=6609 Walk-in urgent care services are once again available at ExpressCare located at 370 Merrimack Street in Lawrence. To support all our patients’ healthcare needs, we will continue to provide respiratory care and treatment safely in a dedicated, isolated space at our Respiratory Illness Clinic at the same location. Walk-in respiratory care is also available.

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Volunteers Needed: COVID-19 Vaccination Center https://www.pmaonline.com/posts/covid-19/volunteers-needed-covid-19-vaccination-center/ Thu, 11 Mar 2021 22:28:49 +0000 https://pmaonline.com/?p=6546   If you are interested in volunteering at our vaccination center in Haverhill, please sign up here. We welcome all levels of experience as we need everyone from room cleaners and greeters to observers and vaccinators. You will end your shift with the satisfaction of knowing you made a positive difference in your community!

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