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Welcome, Laura Belbin, NP!

Plymouth Pediatric Associates is proud to announce the addition of a new nurse practitioner, Laura Belbin! Laura’s first day was this Monday, June 3rd. Join us in welcoming her to the Plymouth Pediatric Associates team!

Dr. Emily Smith & Dr. Andrew Oliver are Now Accepting New Patients

We are pleased to announce that the panels of Emily Smith, MD and Andrew Oliver, MD are now open to accepting new patients! Effective immediately, any new patients can be scheduled and established with Dr. Smith & Dr. Oliver as the patient’s PCP. In addition, Kelly Hawthorne, DO, Laurie Massey, MD, and Arthur Blasberg, MD


PPA Pediatricians & Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth

As of June 3rd, the pediatricians of PPA will no longer round in the newborn nursery at BID-Plymouth. This change is to allow our providers to focus on the established patients of the group and provide the support and access that is necessary to fulfill the mission of PPA, which is to provide the highest

Welcome, Dr. Andrew Oliver!

Plymouth Pediatric Associates is proud to announce the addition of a new pediatrician, Dr. Andrew Oliver. Dr. Oliver’s first day will be November 13th. Join us in welcoming Dr. Andrew Oliver to the Plymouth Pediatric Associates team!

girl getting flu shot

Guide to the Flu

Influenza, or the flu, is a viral infection that primarily affects the respiratory system. It is caused by influenza viruses, is highly contagious, and it can spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Each year the influenza virus evolves, making it difficult to prevent long-term. Therefore, it is recommended that

girl ready for school

Tips for Your Kid’s First Day Back to School

The first day back to school after the long summer break might be something your child is dreading (or maybe just a few are excited), and yet it can’t come soon enough for some parents. Whether your children are counting the days or dreading the first day, here are some parental tips for your kid’s

Dr. Walter J. Murphy 6-18-1944 – 8-3-2023

It is with profound sadness that Plymouth Pediatric Associates (PPA) announce the loss of one our dearest colleagues, Dr. Walter J. Murphy. As many of his former patients may remember, he was a beloved pediatrician here in Plymouth since the 1970’s. He helped establish Plymouth Medical Group (PMG) and worked 39 years caring for the

Plymouth Pediatric Associate’s Back To School Guide

We are approaching the time when kids and parents start preparing for going back to school. As the time nears, there are numerous tips to prepare and get your kids off to a great start, including Plymouth Pediatric Associate’s back-to-school guide.

mom and daughter on computer.

How to Keep Your Kids and Teens Safe on Social Media

From time immemorial kids have always thought they were smarter and more world wise than their parents. This hasn’t changed! With their phones, the internet, and social media, kids and teens have every topic at their fingertips. What they don’t know–is what they don’t know. Enter parents and how to keep your kids and teens

Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Event June 24th

Get your summer off to a great start! Bring your family to the Plymouth Public Library on June 24th from 10am-2pm and enjoy a day of fun and music with face painting, Mr. Vinny the Bubble Guy, Flying High Dogs and more! Log your reading throughout the summer on Beanstack to win great prizes like