Northern Berkshire Pediatrics
“We Care for Your Kids!”
North Adams and Williamstown.
Public Notice of Medical Record Destruction
Northern Berkshire Pediatrics is hereby giving notice that our practice will be destroying paper medical records. The records scheduled for destruction will include all paper charts (records) from this practice created prior to the implementation of our Electronic Medical Record (EMR) System in August 2006. These charts include notes of visits, test results ordered by all current and past pediatricians of Northern Berkshire Pediatrics, and specialists that their patients were referred to.
All paper medical records have been scanned into our EMR System. If desired, the paper charts will be available for the patient to pick up prior to destruction.
If the child is a minor, the parent or guardian must sign a consent for release of information and present a photo ID to pick up the chart. Anyone 18 years of age and older must sign a consent for release of information and present a photo ID to pick up his or her own record.
- To request records, patients can call our office to request a release form or download it here.
- Patients may request records from June 1, 2019 until June 30, 2019.
- Records will be available for pick up approximately two weeks after request is received.
- Request made after the deadline of June 30, 2019 will not be processed.
If you have any questions regarding the destruction of medical records please contact our office at the number above.
*Notice - Adams office*
After long and careful consideration, we have decided to close our satellite office in Adams on July 1st.
Our mission, as always, is to "… Care for Your Kids." As medicine and our practice have become more complex, we realize that we can care for your families at a higher standard in our wonderful new North Adams office than we can in Adams.
At our newly expanded and renovated North Adams office, we have a lot to offer in addition to the basic doctor’s appointment. We now have a Medical Home Care Coordinator who helps families both coordinate the care for medically complex patients and connect to resources to assist them with housing, food, or other concerns that affect their child’s well-being. We are in the process of hiring a Behavioral Health Counselor who will be seeing patients 5 days a week in our office for emotional and behavioral health concerns. Our Referral Specialist can meet with families at the time of their visit to ensure that appointments to specialists are made efficiently. Our nurses can see patients for shot-only visits, ear flushes, suture removals, and wound care. We can’t provide any of the above in the small Adams office which we only occupied on a very part-time basis.
Please let us know if you have transportation issues with getting to the North Adams office - we may be able to help. If your child has appointments booked in Adams after June 30th, you will be receiving a call moving the appointment to North Adams.
We look forward to welcoming you into our wonderful new space, still on the 3rd floor of the Ambulatory Care Center.
Drs Art, DeGrenier, Ellingwood, Madsen, McDermott, and Wiseman