Pediatrics

Providing competent and compassionate health care to the youth of our community.

The Department of Pediatrics includes pediatricians, nurse practitioners, nurses and medical assistants all dedicated to providing comprehensive primary care to your children from the time they are newborns until their 22nd birthday. This includes routine physicals, same day visits for urgent problems and follow up appointments for chronic problems such as asthma, as well as telephone advice for a sick or injured child.

We take a holistic approach to caring for your child by evaluating his or her growth and development, making sure their immunizations are up to date, counseling on healthy lifestyles and assessing how well they’re doing in school and with their peers. Referrals are made to specialists as needed.

A pediatrician, nurse practitioner or experienced pediatric nurse is available after hours for telephone advice.

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Pediatric Team

Kaye Brathwaite, MD

Medical school: 
St. Louis University School of Medicine
Residency: 
Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center
Languages: 
English

Thomas Schuch, MD

Medical school: 
Tufts University School of Medicine
Board certification: 
Pediatrics
Residency: 
Children's Memorial Hospital
Languages: 
English, Spanish

Nisha Thakrar, MD

Medical school: 
Emory School of Medicine
Board certification: 
Pediatrics
Residency: 
Children's Hospital of Boston
Languages: 
English, Gujrati, Hindi

Virginia Fitzgerald, MD

Medical school: 
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Board certification: 
Pediatrics
Residency: 
University of Connecticut
Special interests: 
Children with special needs
Languages: 
English

Jocelyn Guggenheim, CPNP

Nursing school: 
Northeastern University
Board certification: 
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Languages: 
English

Elizabeth Temple, FNP

Nursing school: 
Simmons College
Board certification: 
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Languages: 
English

Laura Pepdjonovic, FNP

Nursing school: 
Simmons College
Board certification: 
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Languages: 
Albanian, English

Alison Marshall, RN, MSN, FNP

Nursing school: 
Yale University
Board certification: 
Certified Nurse Practitioner
Special interests: 
Women's Health, Teen Health
Languages: 
English

Audrey DiMauro, MD

Medical school: 
Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: 
Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center
Languages: 
English