Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Primary Care Pediatricians in Vermont
The Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen includes two pediatric primary care clinics conveniently located in Burlington and Williston where our experienced and approachable pediatricians provide top-notch medical care for infants, children, and adolescents.
Pediatricians Focused on Family
Our pediatricians are committed to providing family-centered care. You know your child best and we encourage you to take a lead role on our team in shaping your child's care.
We pride ourselves in being a long-standing fixture in the community and cherish the hundreds of long-term relationships we have fostered with patients and families throughout the years.
As part of Fletcher Allen, our pediatricians are backed by the many teams of specialists found only at a university medical center. Our high-quality care is informed by research-based expertise and new scientific breakthroughs—giving young patients access to the most advanced pediatric primary care treatments.
We offer the full-range of pediatric primary care services, allowing us to foster long-term relationships with patients and their families. Our team consists of board-certified pediatricians and a pediatric nurse practitioner who is certified by the American Nurse Association.
Primary Care Services
- Comprehensive health care for all infants, children and adolescents
- Routine health supervision and physical examinations
- School, camp and sports physicals
- Vision and hearing screening
- Teen gynecologic care
- Mental health services and referrals
- Dental screening and referrals
- Acute illness care
- On site laboratory and x-ray services
- Hospitals care for infants, children and adolescents
If your child appears ill and you are unsure what to do, please call us for advice. If your child is ill and you think he or she may need to be seen that day, please call as soon as possible so that an appointment can be scheduled before pharmacies close.
When you first come to the office, a nurse or medical assistant will spend time with you and your child, asking questions and performing some procedures such as temperature taking.
The pediatrician or pediatric resident will then examine your child. On some occasions your child will be examined first by a medical student, then by a pediatrician. If you are uncomfortable with this arrangement, or if you have any questions about the diagnosis or treatment, please let us know.
We believe that the best way to keep your child healthy is through regular well-child check-ups. It is during these office visits that we evaluate your child's growth and development, check hearing, vision and speech, promote good safety habits and injury prevention, discuss anticipated changes in your child's development and behavior, evaluate school readiness, prevent illness with immunizations, and explore questions or concerns you may have had about your child's health, growth, development or behavior.
Regular visits should occur at the following stages:
- 2 weeks
- 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 9 months
- 12 months
- 18 months
- 2 years
- 3 years
- 4 years
- 5 years
- 6 years
- 8 years
- 10 years
- Every year after that
Some children will need to be seen more or less frequently than these recommendations. If you feel that your child needs a schedule that differs from the one above, please discuss this with us.
Adolescents are often seen for visits without their parents in an effort to build a sense of trust between the pediatrician and the teenager.
Confidentiality between the adolescent patient and the caregiver will be kept unless the patient requests otherwise. Often, there are conflicts between parents and their teenagers; if you have any concerns about your child during this period of development, please discuss them with us.
Learn More about Pediatricians at Fletcher Allen
Explore this site for more information on all of our comprehensive children's health services, or call us anytime at (802) 847-0000 or (800) 358-1144.