The Newsletter of Pediatric Specialists
of Foxborough and Wrentham
Pediatric Specialists is participating in the Equis Asthma program.
This program is developed to help practices follow high standards
in the management of their patients with asthma. Thanks to the
efforts of our staff and especially to Judith Shea-Vaillancourt
our practice has been mentioned as one of the top performers in
this project. We have always been proud of our care but this is
more tangible evidence. We are actively evaluating our asthmatic's
needs, adjusting medications and monitoring response. We have
purchased state of the art spirometers for both offices so that
we may better assess severity and responsiveness to medication.
We at Pediatric Specialists are proud of this program that brings
cutting edge asthma care to your child.
Pediatric Specialists has held several flu clinics at both offices.
We have ordered additional private supplies of the vaccine and
anyone wishing to receive the vaccine should contact the office
while doses are still available.
Dr. Giuliano recently attended an all day conference at the University
of Massachusetts Medical School for school physicians and school
nurses. This conference coveraged numerous topics including dealing
with meningitis outbreaks, food allergies in the schools, and
emergency preparedness. The afternoon session focused on dealing
with crises in the schools and was centered around a panel presentation
by members of the administration and emergency team from the Oak
Hill Middle School in Newton which confronted the tragedy this
past spring in which a bus carrying students to a band competition
in Canada went off the road, killing several students. This was
a most touching and informative exercise. Dr. Giuliano serves
as school physician for the Foxborough Public Schools, the Wrentham
Public Schools and the Sabis Regional Charter School.
Two of our nurse practitioners will be leaving their regular hours
at the practice. Karen Wesselhoeft who worked Wednesdays in the
Wrentham office has departed due to a move to New Hampshire. She
may continue to work on some weekends in the future. Connie Norton
who worked on Monday evenings in Wrentham has left her position
with mutual regrets as her regular work has occupied more of her
time of late. Both Connie and Karen will be missed.