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Why Choose Us?

Dr. Berrick is a board certified pediatrician and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who is dedicated to providing the best care to your family. Dr. Berrick believes in creating a warm and nurturing environment where children can thrive. We pride ourselves on practicing high-quality, up-to-date, evidence-based medicine. Our staff is dedicated to providing an easy, friendly and streamlined process to help with all of your needs. Dr. Berrick has been practicing on the Cape since 2018 and is thrilled to continue working with families within the community.

What services does Star and Fox Pediatrics offer?

Star and Fox Pediatrics offers a wide range of services to cater to the diverse healthcare needs of our patients. From newborn care to transitioning to adulthood and everything in between, Star and Fox Pediatrics is there to meet your needs. Our services include prenatal visits, well child and adolescent visits, sports physicals, sick visits, lactation services, vaccinations, wart treatments, stitches/suture removal, chronic care management, behavioral health services, mental health services, medical ear piercing, and more.

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Medical Ear Piercing

Star and Fox offers safe and convenient medical ear piercing done by Dr. Berrick. Dr. Berrick uses a sterile system where disposable cartridges are replaced after every piercing. Dr. Berrick uses both the Blomdahl system and the Inverness system.

Medical ear piercing services are not covered by insurance. The cost of medical ear piercing at Star and Fox Pediatrics is $120 (cash only) and is due in full at the time of service. This includes a set of two sterile earrings with backs, earring aftercare cleansing solution or wipes, the actual piercing, and aftercare instructions.

Your child must be at least 2 months of age and must have had their 2 month vaccinations at least 14 days prior to ear piercing. Medical ear piercing is done by appointment only (this cannot be added on to any other office visit).

Call the office at (508) 500-6622
to schedule an appointment!

Lactation Services at Star and Fox Pediatrics

Dr. Berrick is excited to offer lactation services at Star and Fox Pediatrics. As both a pediatrician and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Dr. Berrick is uniquely situated to provide a multifaceted approach to helping all mothers achieve their feeding goals. Dr. Berrick is here to support you however you choose to feed your baby and will help guide and support you whether you choose to exclusively breastfeed, formula feed, or do a combination of both.

Our lactation services include:
  • Breastfeeding consultation and follow-up for anyone looking to improve their breastfeeding experience
  • Troubleshooting issues related to pain, discomfort, poor latch, breast refusal, or inadequate weight gain
  • Newborn care and lactation care during the same office visit
  • Guidance on latch and breastfeeding techniques
  • Guidance on supplements and formula options
  • Breastfeeding support from birth through the end of your breastfeeding journey with advice on pumping, return to work, storage of milk, weaning
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What Insurances Does Star and Fox Pediatrics Accept?

Star and Fox Pediatrics accepts a variety of insurance plans to ensure our patients have access to quality healthcare. We accept many major private insurance plans and Masshealth (MGB ACO only)/Medicaid. Please contact our office to verify if your specific insurance plan is accepted.

Attention Masshealth Patients:

Effective June 1 through December 31, 2024, Dr. Berrick will be taking both the Masshealth Standard plan and the Primary Care Clinician (PCC) plan. If you currently have Wellsense, you will need to call Masshealth and request to switch to the PCC plan.

After January 1, 2025, all of Dr. Berrick's patients on the PCC plan will automatically be switched to the Mass General Brigham ACO Masshealth plan (no need to do or change anything further for this switch). These changes should not affect your ability to see any of your other providers as both the PCC plan and the Mass General Brigham ACO Masshealth plan are currently accepted by Cape Cod Healthcare, Boston Children's, Mass General, and many other specialists.

Please reach out to the Star and Fox team with any questions or issues!

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Vaccine Policy

Dr. Berrick believes in the life-saving power of vaccines and follows the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended vaccination schedule. The current vaccination schedule is safe and effective with minimal side effects based on extensive research. Dr. Berrick tries to keep patients on the recommended vaccination schedule as closely as possible. Dr. Berrick is happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about individual vaccines or possible alternate vaccine schedules for your child. If you choose not to vaccinate your child, Star and Fox Pediatrics will not be the right practice for you.

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How do I become a patient and/or schedule an appointment?

To schedule an appointment at Star and Fox Pediatrics, call our office at (508) 500-6622 during business hours. Our friendly staff will assist you in finding a convenient appointment time. You can also request an appointment through the Spruce messaging app. For same day appointments, please call the office directly.