Pediatric Department

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The Pediatric Department at Brookside Community Health Center offers medical care to children from newborn up to 18 years of age. By providing patient/family-centered care, the care team works to develop lifelong partnerships between our providers, our staff, our patients and their families. Our care teams consist of primary care providers, RNs, LPNs, Medical Assistants, and Practice Assistants to provide comprehensive care. Population Health Managers, Community resource specialists and a pulmonologist, collaborate with our care teams to support our patients. Patients receive care during face to face visits with providers, RNs, and LPNs; Home care advice and care coordination are provided through telephone triage and support; and on the internet portal called Patient Gateway. We take pride in providing high quality medical care for the children of Boston in a friendly, family-centered environment.

Please note: Our family medicine physicians and nurse practitioner also work with pediatric and adolescent patients to help adolescents transition to adult medicine. You can find more information on the Family Medical Department page. (make this a link) .

Services Provided

  • Routine physical exams
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Sick visits-Same day appointments available
  • Vaccinations
  • On-site laboratory
  • On-site access to our nutrition, behavioral health, OB/GYN, and dental departments
  • Patient portal (Patient Gateway)
  • Referrals for specialty visits
  • On site Specialty services: Pulmonology, Cardiology, Gynecology and Midwifery
  • Fitness in the City: Provides free nutrition counseling and physical activity resources for eligible pediatric patients ages 5-18 years. Healthy Lifestyles Clinic: In collaboration with the Nutrition Department, this is an 8 week program where children and parents learn how to make positive changes to live healthier lifestyles.

Useful Pediatric Websites and Resources

  • AAP Healthy Children: Healthy topics and news updates from the American Academy of Pediatrics (En español también)
  • AAP Immunization Info: Research-based information about childhood vaccines
  • One Tough Job: Information on development and a variety of parenting topics created by the MA Children's Trust Fund
  • Massachusetts Poison Center: Information on Poison Prevention (Regional Poison Center: 1-800-222-1222)
  • CPR: Lists Boston area infant CPR and safety classes
  • Pediatric Symptom Checker: Easy-to-use tool for assessing children's medical issues at home.

Our Staff

Joana Benayoun, MD


Education: University of Illinois, MD; Advocate Children’s Hospital Residency in Pediatrics

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Anne Welch-Cameron, MD

Anne Welch-Cameron, MD


Education: University of Arizona College of Medicine, MD; Phoenix Children’s Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center Pediatric Residency Program
Interests: Preventive Care, Developmental Pediatrics
Languages: English and Spanish

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Jennifer Noon Post, MD, MPH

Jennifer Noon Post, MD, MPH


Education: Dartmouth Medical School, MD; Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics; Children's Hospital Boston, General Academics Pediatric Fellowship
Interests: Newborn Screening; Parent Education
Languages: English & Spanish

Nancy Kahn, MD

Nancy Kahn, MD


Education: Rutgers Medical School, MD; Albany Medical Center, Residency in Pediatrics
Interests: Premature Birth; Child Development; Cross-Cultural Medicine
Languages: English & Spanish

Holly Brett Leith, CPNP, MSN

Holly Brett Leith, CPNP, MSN


Education: Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, CPNP
Interests: Asthma; Dermatology; Newborn Teaching
Languages: English & Spanish

Contact Us

The Pediatric Department can be reached at:

Phone: 617-983-6012

Fax: 617-983-6059


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