Dr. Wanessa Risko, MD

PediatricsFemaleAge 64


Dr. Wanessa Risko, MD is a Pediatrics Specialist in Watertown, MA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from UNIV OF MA MED SCH in 1990. She is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Wanessa Risko, MD

Beth Israel Lahey Health At Home - Watertown

1 Arsenal Market Pl Watertown, MA 02472
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

Experience and Background Checks


Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Risko's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Children
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Common Cold
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry Skin
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Esophagitis
  • Fever
  • Fever-Induced Seizure
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Headache
  • Hives
  • Infant Care
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Laryngitis
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neonatal Care
  • Otitis Media
  • Pediatric Diseases
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phimosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Strep Throat
  • Swine Flu
  • Tonsillitis
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Viral Infection
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wheezing

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(617) 673-1700

Dr. Risko accepts the following insurance:

National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Health Net
Neighborhood Health Plan
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts Health Plans
United Healthcare

Dr. Risko's Reviews

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I highly recommend Dr. Risko and Mary Sabatino, NP! They are kind and caring, my three daughters always enjoy going to see them. The office is nice and clean and their COVID19 policy has made care efficient and easy.
Anna Konigsmark – Feb 27, 2021
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This is a lengthy review, if you don’t read it all please read this: Your child’s pediatrician is arguably one of the most critical decisions you will make in his/her care. You must find someone you trust and can rely on. That is what singular pediatrics gives my husband and I: complete peace of mind, no matter the circumstance We are so so fortunate to have Dr. Risko, Mary, Magaie, Beth, and Melanie looking after our newborn son. Their service, dedication to patients and compassion are exceptional. This is not the practice who rushes you out in 15 minutes or returns your call 2 days later. To the contrary, I have never experienced such personalized and attentive care anywhere! They always give as much time as I need to address all my questions. I have even finished my appointment and remember I had 1 or 2 more questions, and Mary came right back to chat with me for another 10 minutes. Dr. Risko has done the same. I also appreciate how they really listen to your concerns and try t
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Sarah K. – Jun 13, 2019
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Dr Risko and her staff offers excellent services and care. She is there when you need her and her team goes above and beyond to make sure you get what and when you need. She is extremely knowledgeable and she makes sure to leave you with the proper information. This is a mother of premature twins speaking whose children have been through a lot of sickness roller coasters.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Megha in Newton, MA – Aug 11, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

"It is a joy to get to know you and to be your partner in this amazing journey of parenting and fostering well being"

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Dr. Risko obtained two doctorate degrees simultaneously, a Doctorate in Population Sciences from Harvard University and Doctor of Medicine degree from...Read more


  • Pediatrics


Umass Med Center
Residency Hospital
University of Massachusetts School of Medicine
Internship Hospital
Medical School
Harvard School Of Public Health
Northeastern University
Undergraduate School


  • English
  • Portuguese

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Does Dr. Wanessa Risko, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Wanessa Risko, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Wanessa Risko, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Risko's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Wanessa Risko, MD treat?

Dr. Risko frequently treats the following conditions: Abdominal Pain, Acute Laryngitis, and Acute Pharyngitis. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Wanessa Risko, MD's office address?

Dr. Risko's office is located at 1 Arsenal Market Pl, Watertown, MA 02472. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Wanessa Risko, MD fluent in?

Dr. Risko is able to speak Portuguese and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Wanessa Risko, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Risko provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Wanessa Risko, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Wanessa Risko, MD is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital.

How much experience does Dr. Wanessa Risko, MD have?

Dr. Risko has over 32 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Wanessa Risko, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 5/5 for Dr. Wanessa Risko, MD. Patients say that the provider explained conditions well and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.



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Affiliated Hospitals

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Boston Children's Hospital

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