Dear Parent,

Fellsway Pediatrics thanks you for allowing us to participate in your child’s care. We aim to practice up-to-date pediatric medicine in a warm and personal atmosphere.

For families with limited English proficiency we will try to accommodate you with an interpreter.

healthy kids of all ages

We look forward to taking care of your children. Thank you for choosing us as your primary care physicians.

Sincerely,

pediatriciansMatthew P. Brewer M.D., Leslie A. Nystuen M.D., Kanta Nagpaul M.D., & Laura Luff, Psy.D.

ListWhat to bring to your child's first appointment:

  • Insurance card(s)
    • See the list of insurances we accept below.
  • Co-payment for your insurance, if applicable
  • Your Social Security numbers (for insurance purposes)
  • Any forms we mailed to you
  • Name & telephone number of your referring physician
  • Names & phone numbers of any specialists your child has seen
  • FilePlus All Medical Records, such as:
    • MedsList of your child's medications
    • FilmX-rays
    • Test tubesLab tests
    • HistoryFamily medical history
    • Question markList of Questions you may have
      (If appropriate for your child's situation and maturity, you may want to have him or her come up with questions that he or she is curious about.)

If you are unsure what to bring, call our office (781) 665-4364.

DoctorsPrenatal "Get Acquainted" Visits

We are happy to schedule a free prenatal “get acquainted” consult with expecting parents. This visit is designed to give you, the parent, the opportunity to come in and meet our staff, see our office, and sit down with the doctor of your choice to answer any questions before the baby arrives.

hospitalIn the hospital

Our practice is affiliated with:

There is no need to pre-register with our office. If you deliver at Melrose Wakefield or Winchester Hospital the doctor on call will see your newborn within 24 hours of delivery. If mom delivers at hospitals other than ones listed above then the house doctor will see your newborn and upon discharge let you know when to follow up with our office.

thermometerBaby's First Visit

After you and your baby are discharged from the hospital we would like to see your newborn in our office within the first three days for an initial visit.

We understand this can be difficult for many new parents. We will try and accommodate families when scheduling this first visit.

stethWell Child Visits

Your child will be seen by his or her primary care clinician for well child visits. At this visit a copy of your child's health form will be given to you.

A $25.00 charge will be assessed to your account if you don't provide 24-hour notice of a cancellation of an appointment.

pillsPrescription Refills

Prescriptions should be called in during regular office hours, M-F 8:30am-12:30pm and 1:30-5:00pm. Please allow 24-hours notice for all refills when possible. We do not do prescription refills evenings or weekends.

Once your child is a patient with Brewer and Nystuen Pediatrics, you will be able to use the HealthCare Support Portal to request refills online.

filmSpecialist Referrals and Diagnostic Testing

As your child’s primary care provider, we will usually want to see your child before referring them to a specialist. We may want to occasionally see a child after they have been seen by a specialist for ongoing care. We are always concerned that your child gets the best care possible by us or anyone we recommend.

Whenever possible, please give us at least one week to arrange for your consultation and follow-up care. We will make every effort when scheduling out of office referrals and testing to accommodate you the best we can.

bandaidIf Your Child is Sick | Call Backs

Please call the office at (781) 665-4364. Your call will be triaged by our staff.

If urgent, you will speak to a doctor as soon as he or she is available - within one hour.

If not urgent, you will receive a call back from our office within four hours.

If necessary, we make every effort to schedule your sick visit that day, with your child’s primary care clinician.

first aid kitFor Emergencies and Urgent Care After Hours (Nights, Weekends, & Holidays)

See our Emergencies page for instructions.

If you need advice

Please feel free to call our office at (781) 665-4364 any time of the day. Your call will be returned within four hours.

If you want to contact us via Email/Online:

Patient Portal Link / HealthCare Support Portal

Parents of current Fellsway Pediatrics can contact us via the HealthCare Support portal for non-urgent questions, appointment requests, medication refill requests and other non-urgent issues. We will respond within 24 hours or the next business day. Please note, the portal is a secure website. Please call the office in Melrose (781) 665-4364 for information to receive your username and password.

New and prospective patients can also pre-register through the Portal.

magnifierLooking for online information on children's health issues?

Use these resources for up-to-date, credible health information:

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Insurance ListInsurance

We accept insurance from:

  • Aetna USHC
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Fallon
  • GIC Indemnity
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Care Value Management
  • HMO Blue
  • MassHealth
  • Private Health Care System
  • Tufts Health Care (excluding Tufts Spirit)
  • Unicare Plus Plan
  • United Health Care

insurance cardInsurance Card

Due to the variety of insurances, with their individual requirements of co-payments and referral networks, we must insist that you keep a current valid insurance card with you when you come to the office for your visits. Inaccurate or out of date insurance information prevents us from receiving payment for the services we have rendered to you, therefore we will ask for your insurance card at each visit.

Co-payments

Please be prepared to pay your co-payment at the time of your visit. These conditions make it necessary for us to have proof of valid insurance before your child can be seen.

We accept cash, checks, and Visa and Mastercard credit cards.

In the event that no proof of current insurability is available, we must ask that payment for services be made in full at the time of your visit. We ask for your understanding and indulgence in helping us with this issue, and we appreciate your cooperation.

In some instances, we will help direct you to resources for insurance coverage offered by the State of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Health Connector.

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