Medical Home Services

At Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine we are your patient-centered medical home. Using this model, our providers can focus more on the patient's concern than his or her diagnosis. Our providers pride themselves on using evidence-based care by following the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines. By using evidence based care our providers are able to review, analyze, and translate the latest scientific evidence. Our goal is to incorporate the best available research, along with clinical experience and patient preference into daily clinical practice so our clinical staff can make informed patient-care decisions.

As your patient centered medical home we are here to support you with more than just your medical concerns, we are here to help you with mental/emotional well-being, address financial insecurities without judgment or bias and provide education and supportive services to the best of our ability. Our goal is to help you achieve the highest level of health and wellness by supporting you with all your concerns in life.

Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine is a part of the Pediatric Physicians Organization at Children's (PPOC). The PPOC has a strong collaborative relationship with Boston Children's Hospital. The PPOC is an independent organization that helps enhance an office's medical home. The PPOC provides an additional layer of support for our providers, as well as offering learning communities, and establishing quality measures. The PPOC has a regional support team that supports our offices care coordinators and provides an additional layer of Support.

The PPOC offers an asthma home management program, which reinforces the asthma action plan put in place by the PCP. The RST team provides teaching on how to properly use asthma medications, as well as other management tools. The RST is also available to do in-home evaluations to help find asthma triggers and supply tools and education on how to make your home asthma friendly.

Telehealth Visits

Virtual visits are offered as a more convenient option for our patients to seek the treatment they need from the comfort of their home. Consults, Follow-up Visits and non-urgent sick visits can be scheduled as a virtual appointment instead of in person. Please note that virtual visits are at the discretion of the provider and you may need to be seen in the office if the provider feels a physical exam needs to be performed.

Care Coordination

Medical Home is a family-centered approach designed to meet the needs of children and youth while enhancing the care-giving capabilities of their families. Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine is your child's Medical Home.  The Care Coordinator addresses interrelated medical, social, developmental, behavioral, educational, and financial needs to achieve optimal health and wellness for children and their families.

We can assist you with resources for food, housing, transportation, and medical supplies.  We also have information to support your mental health, behavioral and developmental needs.  We encourage you to contact us with any concerns regarding  your child/children.

Meet our Care Coordinators

Renee Martin:

I was raised in Dartmouth, Massachusetts and earned my bachelor's degree of science in Human Development from Wheelock College in Boston. As a Certified Child Life Specialist, I came to work in Western Massachusetts, where I met my husband and where we decided to settle down. I was a busy stay-at-home Mom, substitute teacher, and PTO board member throughout the elementary/middle school years for our 2 boys until last summer when I joined Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.  Outside of work, I am a shutterbug who likes getting creative cooking/baking new recipes (usually plant-based), is surrounded by music (inspiring and lyrical) and loves being outside (hiking, walking with friends, going to the beach). I have always been passionate about working with children and their families and I feel incredibly blessed to be part of the “PAM family”, as one of the Medical Home Care Coordinators.

Cate Plante:

I was born and raised in Monson, Massachusetts and attended college at Westfield State University. At Westfield, I earned my Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and then went on to work on a cardiac telemetry unit at a local hospital. During my time in the hospital, I realized I had a passion for preventative care and care management. I joined Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in 2022 and have enjoyed supporting and advocating for our patients and their families since! I love providing our families with education and resources and watching them succeed and thrive. When I am not at PAM, I enjoy spending my time with my fiancé and our dog hiking, cross country skiing, and biking. If I can’t be outside, I love to read a good book or get some yoga practice in!