Dr. Wanessa Risko, MD

Pediatric MedicineFemaleAge 63

Dr. Wanessa Risko, MD is a Pediatric Medicine Specialist in Watertown, MA. She is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Risko to book an appointment.

Dr. Risko

Beth Israel Lahey Health At Home - Watertown

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

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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"

Our staff and clinicians are seasoned PROS with greater than 90 years ..."

- Dr. Wanessa Risko, MD

At a Glance

  • 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
  • Immunization
  • Immunization Administration
  • Infant Care
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Laryngitis
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Nebulizer Treatment
  • Neonatal Care
  • Otitis Media
  • Pediatric Diseases
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phimosis
  • Physical Examination
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sports Physical Examination
  • Strep Throat
  • Swine Flu
  • Tonsillitis
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Viral Infection
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care
  • Well Child Examination
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

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(617) 673-1700

Dr. Risko accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Care Elect PPO
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Neighborhood Health Plan
TriCare for Life
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO
UniCare PPO
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

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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
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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
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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"

Our staff and clinicians...
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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


  • Pediatric Medicine
  • Pediatrics


Umass Med Center
Residency Hospital
University of Massachusetts School of Medicine
Internship Hospital


  • English
  • Portuguese

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Wanessa Risko, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Risko has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Wanessa Risko, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Wanessa Risko, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Risko's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Wanessa Risko, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Wanessa Risko, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Risko frequently treats Abdominal Pain, Acute Laryngitis, and Acute Pharyngitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Risko treats.

Where is Dr. Wanessa Risko, MD's office located?

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

What languages does Dr. Wanessa Risko, MD speak?

Dr. Risko speaks Portuguese and English. View profile to see all.

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Beth Israel Lahey Health At Home - Watertown1 Arsenal Market Pl Watertown, MA 02472

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Boston Children's Hospital

Boston, MA