Welcome to Our Practice

              

Welcome to Alan Bulotsky, MD & Associates, PC, where children come first, and where our team of pediatricians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants works together with parents to provide exceptional medical care for your children. We pride ourselves on providing compassionate, comprehensive services to children from birth through young adulthood.  We are honored to be considered as your child’s medical home.

Please take a few moments to read through our website to get a better feel for Alan Bulotsky, MD & Associates' capabilities and services. Our website provides you with the important background about our clinicians, staff, office hours, appointment scheduling, maps, directions, and other useful information.

We know how busy life can be and are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible for your family. We want you to feel confident that when you choose us as your child’s medical home, you’re working with professionals who are qualified, experienced, accessible, and caring.

We want to thank you for choosing Alan Bulotsky, MD & Associates, PC, for your child’s medical care and welcome you to our practice. We can assure you that you’ll feel confident in our ability to meet and exceed all of your expectations. Please call our office if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.

Life Threatening Emergencies dial 911
Poison Control dial 1-800-222-1222 

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MESSAGE FROM DR. HAUSMAN REGARDING COVID

For questions about what to do with a child who has been exposed to COVID or who has a positive home COVID test, please first check the CDC guidelines which will likely answer your questions.  You can google “CDC COVID Guidelines” to find the web site.  Our clinical providers do not have influence over your particular school district’s or school nurse’s policy if they have different requirements than what the CDC suggests.  If you have questions after reviewing the CDC guidelines, please speak with our triage nurse.

As you have certainly heard, cases of COVID infection are increasing daily.  Fortunately, the vast majority of the children we have seen with COVID have had a mild respiratory illness like a cold.

If your child has respiratory symptoms and has had a positive home COVID test, you can believe the test.  A PCR test is not needed to confirm a positive home test.  If your child is drinking fluids well to stay hydrated and is not having difficulty breathing, you can probably manage the illness at home.  If you have concerns regarding your child’s breathing or hydration, please speak with our triage nurse.

For children who are seen in the office and need a COVID test, we send a PCR test to a lab.  Results have been taking 4-5 days to return given the number of tests the lab is having to do.  You do not need to call the office asking for results—we will call you when the result is available.  If you have not heard from us, we do not have the result back yet.  Children awaiting results should quarantine until a negative result is confirmed, and in the case of a positive result can follow CDC guidelines regarding returning to school.

If your child has had COVID infection and needs to cleared to return to sports, please call our office no sooner than 10 days after your child’s positive test or 10 days after their fever went away, whichever was later.  We cannot give clearance to resume activity prior to this time frame based on AAP guidelines.

Regarding COVID vaccine for children, our clinical providers agree that the recommendations from the CDC and AAP are appropriate.  Vaccines are safe and decrease the chance of severe illness, as well as decreasing that chance that a child may spread COVID to loved ones who may be at greater risk of severe illness if infected.

I hope this information has been helpful for you.  If you have further questions, please call the office to speak with our triage nurse.  I wish you a healthy happy new year.

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SNAP(food stamps),TAFDC or EAEDC cash assistance benefits – see if you qualify and how to apply here:

https://www.masslegalhelp.org/health-mental-health/covid19-snap

https://www.masslegalhelp.org/health-mental-health/covid-19-dta

 

You are protected from eviction or foreclosure, debt collection and utility shut offs during this pandemic. See more information here:

https://www.masslegalhelp.org/covid-19/housing

https://www.masslegalhelp.org/health-mental-health/covid-19 

 

Do you need health insurance, see your options here:

https://www.masslegalhelp.org/health-mental-health/covid-19-health

https://www.hcfama.org/sites/default/files/health_insurance_coverage_during_covid-19_-_english.pdf

 

Free and discounted internet:

https://www.masslegalhelp.org/health-mental-health/covid-19-internet                                                                                                                                       

 

Covid-19 and homelessness:

https://www.chapa.org/housing-courses/covid-19-immediate-assistance

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/homeless-covid-19-isolation-sites

 

Covid-19 Resources in multiple languages:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zvg12qp7g477un9/AACfwlVzw5__p6eANxT38aLBa/Multilingual%20resources/All%20Other%20Languages?dl=0&subfolder_nav_tracking=1

 

Resources for individuals with disabilities:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c4xk8le4u9hy1gp/AAC-0TeJA8U0L4ZDiv_kC1oda/People%20with%20Disabilities?dl=0&subfolder_nav_tracking=1

 

Resources for children and youth: educational podcasts, materials on helping them cope:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c4xk8le4u9hy1gp/AACP_6tq-6KKx7AW_XbHdkxua/Community%20Health%20Resources/Children%20%26%20Youth?dl=0&subfolder_nav_tracking=1

 

Resources for immigrants:

https://www.ilctr.org/covid-help/

https://www.boston.gov/news/covid-19-resource-guide-bostons-immigrants

https://www.miracoalition.org/resources/covid19/

 

Massachusetts Workers Emergency Relief Funds:

https://bit.ly/MassWorkerReliefFunds

 

Did you lose your job due to covid-19? See if you qualify and how to apply for unemployment:

https://www.masslegalhelp.org/covid-19/ui

https://www.masslegalhelp.org/covid-19/pua

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NEWS & UPDATES

 

During a power outage our phone system may become unavailable.  If you are unable to contact the office, please call our Nurse Triage Service directly at 508-967-0613 for questions about a sick child. 

Office News:   

After over thirty years, Alan Bulotsky chose to retire from private practice.   We at Alan Bulotsky MD & Associates have chosen to retain the name of the practice as a commemoration of the excellent care provided to children in the Brockton area since 1975, a tradition that Dr. Hausman and Dr. Blanchard are proud to continue.