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Ear Infections

Ear infections usually happen in the middle ear, called the otitis media. The tubes in the ear get clogged with fluid and mucus.

Doctors + Care Team

Lynne Karlson, MD

Lynne Karlson, MD

Title(s): Chief, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5255
Fax #: 617-636-7719

General pediatrics, diagnostic problems, lead poisoning

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Andrew Scott, MD

Andrew Scott, MD

Title(s): Pediatric Otolaryngologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Otolaryngology, Pediatric Otolaryngology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-2820
Fax #: 617-636-1479

Pediatric ENT, cleft lip and palate surgery, vascular anomalies, neonatal mandibular distraction osteogenesis for airway obstruction, endoscopic and laser airway surgery, open airway surgery, EXIT procedures, otologic surgery including cochlear implantation, micrognathia, microtia

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Haiyun Gong, MD

Haiyun Gong, MD

Title(s): Pediatrician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-1337
Fax #: 617-636-7719

General pediatrics, adolescent medicine

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Mark A. Vecchiotti, MD

Mark A. Vecchiotti, MD

Title(s): Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology; Pediatric Otolaryngologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Otolaryngology, Pediatric Otolaryngology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-2820
Fax #: 617-636-1479

Pediatric voice and airway disorders, speech and swallowing problems, pediatric hearing loss and cochlear implants, pediatric congenital and acquired head and neck mass, pediatric sinus disease, obstructive sleep apnea

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Mary E. Brown, MD, MS

Mary E. Brown, MD, MS

Title(s): Pediatrician; Director, Pediatrics Clerkship; Tufts University School of Medicine; Director of Continuity Clinics, Pediatric Residency Program; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5255
Fax #: 617-636-7719

General pediatrics, chronically ill pediatric patients, medical education

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Sarah Reich, MD

Sarah Reich, MD

Title(s): Pediatrician
Department(s): Pediatrics, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Center for Youth Wellness
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3381
Fax #: 617-636-7719

General pediatrics, childhood obesity

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