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When it comes to our kids, we do everything we can to make sure they’re healthy and safe. Between picking the right foods, monitoring screen time, and researching skincare products, all of us are trying our best. At times, it’s all exhausting. This is why it is so important to choose great Worcester pediatricians. Not only can they offer advice on all this “stuff,” but they’ll become a family lifeline. I know how stressful it can be trying to find a Worcester pediatrician you will love, so I’ve gathered a list of community-recommended peds for you.

Find the Right Worcester Pediatrician For Your Family

Your pediatrician needs to be someone you can trust to address your medical concerns AND make you feel heard when your little one isn’t feeling well. From bumped heads (I can’t tell you how many times my kids have knocked their heads into things) to the mysterious cough that keeps reappearing, your pediatrician should be capable of handling all your questions (AND know when to refer out to a specialist!). As a family photographer, I get to talk to many parents who have gone through the process of finding a trusted doctor. Here are some of the offices my clients have loved! 

Worcester Pediatrics

Since 1978, Worcester Pediatrics has been a trusted pediatrician for families across the city. Headed by Dr. Paulette Kimball-Wren, the practice has a caring team that keeps things running smoothly. With three board-certified pediatricians and two pediatric nurse practitioners, it’s small enough that really get to know your provider, but large enough that you’ll usually be able to get in for a sick visit when needed.

Worcester Pediatrics is dedicated to making healthcare manageable for all. From its easy-to-use patient portal to its online patient education section, you’ll be able to learn more about your child’s health and ensure you’re making the best decisions.

The practice treats patients with a number conditions, including ADHD, childhood diabetes, cochlear implants, and more. Regardless of your concerns, the team will do their best to address your needs. Worcester Pediatrics utilizes Telehealth as well as in-person office visits to make it easier to schedule a sick visit. Find out more about the office here.

Doctor Howard Zinman

Located right off Highway 290, the Worcester Pediatric Clinic, headed by Dr. Howard M. Zinman, has been a center parents have trusted for years. Dr. Zinman has been practicing children’s medicine since completing his residency in 1988.

Since then, he’s dedicated his time to building strong relationships with his patients, giving them the time and attention that tends to be so rare in healthcare today. He has always believed in breaking down barriers in family healthcare and continues to do what he can to put your child’s health in your hands. Parents (and children), in turn, rave about Dr. Zinman and the care they’ve experienced with his office.

In August 2021, the office expanded to include Dr. Dhara Patel. The two doctors combine their knowledge to provide professional, quality care to families. Both of these Worcester pediatricians’ passion keeps the office warm and welcoming to all. You won’t have to worry about being dismissed or rushed out of the room. They’ll take their time to ensure you have all the help you need.

Dr. Zinman and Dr. Patel allow telemedicine calls so you can have answers quickly. On top of this resource, they guarantee same-day urgent care visits, so you don’t have to worry about delaying care. You can find out more about the office here.

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Harding Pediatrics

Since its humble start in a tiny Shrewsbury apartment, Harding Pediatrics has spent the past forty years cultivating strong relationships with Worcester families. The office has expanded quite a bit since those early days; the practice now has its own facility right off Oak Avenue and features five Worcester pediatricians on staff. The owner, Dr. Ian Harding, took over the practice after his father’s retirement in 2008. The team has continued to treat patients with compassionate care. In fact, Harding Pediatrics has won the “Most Loved Pediatrician” award three times from the much-loved, mom-approved website Hulafrog. 

Harding Pediatrics focuses on building relationships with families to ensure you’ll have the care you deserve. With evidence-based knowledge and a wealth of educational resources, pediatricians here make you feel equipped to manage your child’s healthcare. The practice has a convenient Quest Lab on location and uses the Athena patient portal to rapidly give you answers at the tip of your finger. The office also features onsite ear piercing to keep the process quick and safe.

While many pediatric offices can unfortunately feel “transactional,” this practice goes above and beyond to make sure every child receives continuity of care. For example, they work with patients who might be experiencing financial hardship by offering payment plans and additional agreement options as necessary. Find out more about this Worcester Pediatrician practice here.

Quality Kids Kare, P.C.

Quality Kids Kare, P.C. is a fantastic pediatrics office ready to accept Worcester patients up to 21. The office has been a staple in the community for the past 43 years. Since its founding, the practice has understood the need for quality children’s healthcare. This is why it does everything it can to ensure your family will have the care they need. Between three MDs and a skilled pediatric nurse practitioner, you have choices in determining the right provider for your family. 

The team understands the evolution of today’s health challenges and are at the forefront of medicine, researching every aspect of kids’ health. For example, Dr. Gwenn O’Keeffe has become one of the most trusted voices in digital media and internet safety for the past twenty years (and even has a law degree in addition to her degree and qualifications in medicine!). As your pediatrician, she will come alongside you to help you tackle the modern problems facing your kids.

Quality Kids Kare, P.C. is focused on making care convenient and manageable. The building features onsite Quest Labs, so you can easily get any lab work done without leaving the building. The office also has a convenient patient portal that will allow you to view testing results and schedule appointments. With cutting-edge knowledge and unparalleled compassion, Quality Kids Kare provides healthcare your family will love. Find out more here

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Worcester Pediatricians

Having spent a reasonable amount of time as a clinical chaplain prior to becoming a photographer, I understand how exhausting it can be to navigate the healthcare system. Searching for a great pediatrician can seem daunting, but with these offices, it doesn’t have to be a hassle. These Worcester pediatricians are all here to keep your child healthy and thriving.

Once you find the perfect pediatrician, it’s time to find the right photographer. For the past few years, I have been a Boston-based, award-winning photographer specializing in maternity, newborn, and family photography. I would love nothing more than to serve you! Contact me today so we can book your session. And for more Worcester-area motherhood content, click on the blog links below to learn more!


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