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Christopher Padilha, pediatric patientBoston Children's Partnership

After being diagnosed with Crohn's disease, Christopher Padilha was referred to gastroenterologist, Dr. Brian Regan.  Christopher, who lives in Worcester, saw Dr. Regan in Boston until a new partnership was established between Boston Children's and Milford Regional Medical Center.  Read story.

Hope Rafig is a speech pathology patientPediatric Chewing and Swallowing Issues

Hope Rafig couldn't chew foods that other toddlers crunched easily so meals became stressful. Hope was cared for at Milford Regional's Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine in Milford where pediatric feeding and swallowing treatment is offered. Read Hope's story.

Kaleb Deweerd pedatric rehasb patientPediatric Physical and Occupational Therapy

Kaleb's mother recalls how her son's Down syndrome used to affect him. He would lie down from fatigue in the middle of meals. After physical and occupational therapy at Milford Rehab in Northbridge, nothing seems to hold him back! Read story.

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Pediatrics

Milford Regional and Boston Children’s Physicians have entered into a collaboration to bring the expertise of physicians from one of the nation’s top ranked hospitals in pediatric care closer to those living in Metrowest and Central Massachusetts. Milford Regional is one of the few hospitals in this region that can offer the expertise of Boston Children’s physicians, saving parents a trip into Boston to access this care.

Emergency Services

When your child needs emergency care, you know they’ll get the best care possible when it matters most. Boston Children’s physicians collaborate with Milford Regional’s emergency medicine physicians and nurses to ensure exceptional child-focused care.

Hospital Care

If your child needs care for 24 – 48 hours, they will be taken care of in a newly designated area in the emergency department. This area includes spacious rooms that comfortably accommodate the child with his/her parents and are equipped with the most up-to-date medical systems. If specialized pediatric care is needed, transfers to tertiary care facilities in Boston or Worcester will take place seamlessly.

In addition, outpatient pediatric surgeries are performed at Milford Regional by highly experienced surgeons in their respective specialty.

Maternity

Newborns in The Maternity Center benefit from around-the-clock pediatric care provided by Boston Children’s pediatric hospitalists. These board-certified pediatric hospitalists are available 24/7 to assist obstetricians in the care of mom and baby during delivery; monitor the health of newborns, provide expert care to those that are ill; and prepare mom and baby for a smooth transition home.

Specialty Services

Parents now have easy access to Boston Children’s physicians in allergy & immunology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general surgery, pulmonology and urology at Milford Regional. To schedule an appointment with any of these physicians please call 508-473-1190 ext. 6199.

Allergy & Immunology

Lisa Bartnikas, MD, pediatric allergist & immunologist, diagnoses and treats children and adolescents with allergic disorders and immunodeficiencies. This can include common allergy-related problems such as food- and pet-allergies, eczema and asthma, as well as more complex and rare immunodeficiencies. Dr. Bartnikas sees patients in Milford on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month.

Endocrinology

Pediatric endocrinologist, Abhinash Srivatsa, MD, is committed to caring for children and adolescents with acute and chronic endocrine and metabolic disorders. He provides state-of-the-art diagnosis, treatment and management for children who suffer from diabetes, growth problems, thyroid conditions, obesity and other defects of the endocrine system. Dr. Srivatsa sees patients in Milford on Wednesday and Thursday mornings and all day on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Gastroenterology

Brian Regan, Sr., DO, pediatric gastroenterologist, is dedicated to treating infants, children and young adults with both common and complex gastrointestinal, liver and nutritional problems. Dr. Regan sees patients in Milford on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, and the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month.

General Surgery

Pediatric surgeon, David P. Mooney, MD, MPH evaluates and treats infants, children and young adults with acquired and congenital conditions that may require surgical intervention. State-of-the-art operative methods are used including open procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and endoscopic techniques. The goal is to improve the quality of life for each child entrusted to our care. Dr. Mooney sees patients in Milford on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month.

Genetics

Catherine Nowak, MD, geneticist, diagnoses and treats children, adolescents and adults with a known or suspected genetic disease. She is available for consultations with patients, expectant parents and physicians. She sees patients in Milford on the 3rd Monday of each month.

Pulmonology

Pediatric pulmonologist, Meera Subramaniam, MD provides care for infants, children and young adults with chronic and acute respiratory disorders. She evaluates and treats a wide range of conditions such as severe asthma, chronic lung disease, cystic fibrosis, respiratory infections, sleep-disordered breathing and tuberculosis. Dr. Subramaniam sees patients in Milford on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.

Urology

Boston Children’s urologist Carlos Estrada, MD diagnoses and treat infants, children and adolescents with issues affecting the urinary tract, bladder and kidneys. Whether your child has a common condition such as a urinary tract infection or a more complex condition requiring surgery, it is comforting to know that your child can be seen by a pediatric specialist here at Milford Regional. Dr. Estrada sees patients on the 4th Tuesday of every month.

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