Dr. Martha Waite, MD

Dr. Martha Waite, MD

Pediatrics  ·  
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Age 56
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Dr. Martha Waite, MD is a pediatrics specialist in Spencer, MA and has been practicing for 27 years. She graduated from Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School in 1988 and specializes in pediatrics.Read her story

407 Main St

Spencer, MA 01562

Contact Information

(508) 885-2003

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Dr. Waite's Experience

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Dr. Waite's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatrics
  • Board certified in Pediatrics
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Waite's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Waite "During her medical training, Dr. Waite decided she wanted to be a pediatrician and work with children. She now practices at Reliant Medical Group in Spencer. "I really enjoy working with children. To me, children are very interesting and challenging to have as patients. They are also just plain fun to be with, which is why I enjoy being a pediatrician so much." As a pediatrician, Dr. Waite performs many wellness visits with her patients. "This is a time to educate the parents in terms of what the child will be doing developmentally. It is also a time to check the child's developmental status, make sure they are healthy, and touch base with the family. Many people think a wellness visit is mostly for immunizations, but 60% of the time is spent talking with parents and educating them about their children's health and development." One of the areas that concerns Dr. Waite is childhood obesity. "Obesity in children in the United States is a big issue and I hope in five or 10 years we will have better ways to help children from developing severe or morbid obesity. For many children, simple modifications can prevent them from falling into a lifestyle of gaining weight. When a baby has a weight issue, you work on educating the parents, but if it is a teenager, you work with both the teenager and the parents. One way to prevent weight gain is to reduce what we call screen time. This is anytime your child's face is in front of a TV screen, video game or computer. Pediatricians like to keep screen time to less than an hour per day for young children and less than two hours per day for a teenager. Children need exercise and they simply can't get that if they are in front of a TV or a computer all afternoon." In her free time away from Reliant Medical Group, Dr. Waite enjoys staying active and spending time with her husband and two children. "I have two sons who are seven years apart. We ski a lot in the winter and do a lot of biking in the summer. We also like to go hiking together to enjoy the outdoors. My kids are very active and I enjoy trying to keep up with them, although it's not easy.""
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1  Specialties

  • Pediatrics

1  Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

1  Conditions Treated

  • Pediatric Obesity

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University Mass School Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Mass School Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Waite has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Waite's Reviews

3.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Waite to family and friends
5 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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Dr. Waite's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Sent my son to the hospital UNNECESSARILY and when we got there the ER doctors were confused. We had to pay hefty bills for that "mistake". We will never ever see her again. She was very cold and uncaring to us as well.
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