07 Apr, 21 Happy Spring!

Spring is here and with it comes ticks! These tick removers are amazing to get all of the tick out safely and quickly. We sell them in our office for $4.99. www.otom.com

06 Oct, 20 Saturday Office Hours

You spoke, we listened! Beginning October 10th, we will have clinic from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm EVERY Saturday. Call ahead to schedule Well Child Checks and med checks. Call the morning of to schedule any acute visits for problems that have arisen during the night. We are excited to be able to offer routine and acute care after normal business hours for our patients!

06 Oct, 20 FLU CLINIC!

Our next flu clinic will be Saturday 10/17 from 9:00 - 1:00. Please call 802-388-1338 for details and to schedule!

25 Sep, 20 Flu clinics!

Upcoming flu clinicals: October 1, 2-6 (Thursday) October 7, 2-6 (Wednesday) October 10, 9-12 (Saturday) Call today to schedule! We will also vaccinate parents for a fee of $25.00 when you come to the clinic with your child.

28 Aug, 20 Update on Rainbow Pediatrics appointments, live vs. telemedicine

     *  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are unable to offer walk in hours for an undetermined amount of time.  The safety and wellbeing of our patients, families, and staff are of the upmost importance to us. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Please call our office if you need a 'same day' appointment and we will schedule one for that day whether it be a telemedicine, parking lot, or inhouse visit.  We want to assure you that we are available to give care.

     *  We are now seeing children/adolescents of any age in the office for well care if they are due for any vaccines.  Patients should be accompanied by only 1 healthy parent/guardian.  Covid-19 screening will be done the day before the appointment when making reminder calls and also the day of your appointment via phone from your car when you arrive for your appointment.

     *  Well care for children/adolescents who are not due for vaccines can be done via telemedicine.  The screening forms for the well visit will be attached to the email we will send you, with a link to a virtual exam room where you will join the provider the day of your appointment.  We ask that you fill the screening forms out and email them back well before your appointment so the provider can review them prior to your visit.  If you are unable to fill them out and email them back, we ask that you call our office the day before or the morning of your appointment and a nurse will assist you over the phone and fill them out with you.

     *  We can also schedule acute visits as well as behavioral health (ADHD, ADD, depression/anxiety) visits for medication management via telemedicine.  If your visit requires screening fomrs, again we ask that you please send them back to us prior to your visit or call and a nurse will assist you over the phone and fill them out with you.

     *  Our office-based clinician and dietitian are also available to schedule a visit either by phone or telemedicine.

11 Aug, 20 Did you know…....

We offer routine and urgent care outside of our regular business hours? We share weekend call (every weekend) for urgent care with Porter Pediatrics, and we offer routine care (non urgent) 1 weekend each month here at Rainbow Pediatrics!

06 Mar, 20 Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

And we need your help to keep our community healthy! If you or your child has a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please call us before coming into the clinic so that we can properly prepare to screen and treat your child.

Additionally, please tell us if your child has had contact with anyone who was diagnosed with coronavirus or if you traveled to any of the following countries in the past 14 days: China, Iran, Italy, Japan, or South Korea.

It is important to remember that this does not mean that you have or will have coronavirus, but it helps us take extra precautions, like asking your child to wear a mask.

While the threat of coronavirus may be concerning, most of the cases are mild, and you can take several steps to keep you and your loved ones healthy:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based sanitizer if soap and water is not available
  • Cough and sneeze into your sleeve rather than your hand
  • Stay home when sick, unless you are concerned that you need to be evaluated by a healthcare provider
  • Avoid close contact with other people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects (like your cell phone) and surfaces using a household cleaning spray or wipe

Please see the CDC website for an FAQ on coronavirus and children: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/children-faq.html.


25 Jul, 19 A Message from Dr. Kate McIntosh

It is with decidedly mixed emotions that I will be retiring from my practice effective July 31st, 2019. This has been a very difficult decision for me. I have been offered an opportunity to work with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont. This transition into administration, gives me a tremendous opportunity, but it is extremely hard to leave my patients behind after 15 years at Rainbow and 22 years of practice. Because it is so important to make sure that every patient and family receives the highest quality transition, I will continue to be at Rainbow on Fridays to teach, mentor, and to be available for consults as needed to ensure continuity of care. With my departure, Rainbow Pediatrics welcomes Gussie Belisle & Dayna Stimson, both board certified Nurse Practitioners, who will provide continued care for you. Rainbow Pediatrics remains both strong and innovative and is moving into an exciting new chapter which is bringing new opportunities for the practice and for our patients. It is very bittersweet to be transitioning out just as so many exciting things are happening, especially with all the fresh ideas and energy within the practice. I hope that you will enjoy the new developments as much as I think you will. I will miss seeing you, and watching you and your children grow and change, and I wish you all the best.

21 May, 18 Physical Exam

Just a friendly reminder with summer on it's way, there becomes an increased need for physical exams! We want to see everyone once a year but these well visits are especially important for kindergartners, summer camp attendees, college entrance, and fall sports participants among others. Please call to schedule as soon as possible as these appointments fill up rather quickly!