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Introducing Dr. Lance R. Goodman
North Shore Pediatrics, PC is please to welcome Dr. Lance R. Goodman to the medical staff beginning in August of 2013.
Dr. Goodman is a Board Certified Pediatrician and graduated from the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine in 1989. Following medical school, Dr. Goodman completed his pediatric residency at Cornell Medical Center in New York.
Since 2005, Dr. Goodman has been Associate Physician at Pediatric Partners in Boca Raton, Florida. In addition to seeing patients in his office, Dr. Goodman has also been Chief of Pediatrics at Boca Raton Community Hospital since 2010. Prior to joining Pediatric Partners, Dr. Goodman was Physician Partner at Sandy Spring Pediatrics in Atlanta, Georgia, where he also served as Chief of Pediatrics at Northside Hospital.
Dr. Goodman has a proven track record of caring for children and adolescents and will be a great addition to our team at North Shore Pediatrics, PC.
North Shore Pediatrics Offers ImPACT Testing
What is ImPACT Testing? ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is a computerized brain injury measurement tool for children and teens who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (concussion). Through a series of computerized tests, completed in our office, ImPACT identifies subtle changes in brain function, evaluates post-injury condition, and tracks recovery. By comparing baseline (pre-injury) and post-injury test results, ImPACT can help determine the severity following a concussion.
What age children should get ImPACT tested? How long does the test take?
North Shore Pediatrics Thanks Invest In People Recently, Invest in People donated $2,000 to North Shore Pediatrics, PC Reach Out And Read program. The Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Staff of North Shore Pediatrics wishes to thank and recognize Invest in People for their generous donation to support our Reach Out And Read program.
Invest in People was created to provide assistance to families and their children who are facing unexpected, urgent and short-term financial needs. Families must be residents of Ipswich, Topsfield, Boxford or Middleton. Established in 2009, Invest in People strives to invest in the future success of families and their children by supporting them in times of crisis. To contact Invest in People, you may contact their People Administrator at 978-356-1525.
For more information about the Reach Out and Read Program, please visit www.reachoutandread.org.
Flu Vaccine Information
North Shore Pediatrics is currently offering the flu vaccine to all children. We currently have injectible flu vaccine and nasal Flu Mist in stock and are booking appointments on first come-first serve basis. If you would like more information about the flu vaccine or would like to schedule an appointment, please call 978-406-4234.
About North Shore Pediatrics
We are a private pediatrics practice that provides care to children from birth through age 21. Our office is conveniently located off Route 62 in the Beverly Hospital at Danvers building. We are directly across the street from the Massachusetts State Police Barrack in Danvers.
North Shore Pediatrics is a completely electronic medical practice with a fully integrated scheduling, billing and medical record system. Our practice is committed to providing the best possible care to your children with the aid of all possible technological advances.
North Shore Pediatrics Wins Awards
North Shore Pediatrics was proud to accept two 2009 Reader's Choice Awards. Our office was selected as the Regional Gold winner for Primary Care Physicians/Pediatricians and the #1 Choice for Primary Care Physicians/Pediatricians in Danvers. NSP was very honored by these awards and thanks all of our patients who voted for us. You can see our awards in the lobby of our office.
What Happens When Your Child Turns 18?
Your child turning 18 is an exciting time in any family's life. It means that your son or daughter is moving into adulthood and is probably ready to transition from high school to college or the working world. Among all the changes and excitement that you and your child are going through are changes in the rules and laws governing your child’s health information and medical records.
On your child’s 18th birthday, Federal law dictates that doctors, nurses, and medical offices can no longer discuss your child's health conditions, medical records or illness with the parents. We can only discuss those matters with the patient themselves. When you call to book an appointment, speak with nurse triage or a physician, or request copies of medical records our staff will have to decline your request unless your son or daughter has signed a release giving us permission to discuss these matters.
Your child must be specific in the release as to what information we can discuss and release to you. Your child has the right to notify us that they do not want any information released to parents or only certain information. North Shore Pediatrics has developed a form for your child to complete and sign and return to us. We will keep this form on record in your child's chart and it can stay in effect until it is changed by your child or until he/she has transitioned to an adult care provider.
You may find a printable copy of our form here.