Flu Vaccine
Flu vaccine for the 2017-18 season is NOW available. Flu shots are the only recommended vaccine for this season. The nasal flumist vaccine is not recommended for this flu season. We are now scheduling patients for Saturday 10/14 8-11am, Wednesday 10/18 2-6pm, Saturday 10/21 8-11am, Saturday 10/28 8-11am, Sat 11/4 8-11am, Thursday 11/9 and Friday 11/10. Please call to schedule an appointment.

New Providers joining the practice
We are excited to announce that a new pediatrician has joined our team....Dr. Jeffrey Boxer. Please check out the staff page to learn more about Dr. Boxer.

Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read Literacy Program Introduced at Beacon Pediatrics Rehoboth Beach, DE, 2/16/2016- Getting books from the doctor will soon be a routine part of regular pediatric checkups at Beacon Pediatrics, as doctors and nurses welcome the Reach Out and Read program to the practice. As of February 16, 2016, Beacon Pediatrics is joining more than 5,000 program sites nationwide that are preparing America's youngest children to succeed in school. Beacon Pediatrics will be utilizing the Reach Out and Read's three-part model to promote early literacy and school readiness. This includes: 1. Giving every child 6 months through 5 years old a new, developmentally- appropriate children's book to take home and keep. 2. In the exam room, speaking with parents about the importance of reading aloud to their young children every day, and offering age-appropriate tips and encouragement. 3. In the waiting room, having displays, information, and books to create a literacy-rich environment. In the future we may incorporate volunteers to read to children in the waiting room, thus modeling for parents the pleasures and techniques of reading aloud. The end goal of Reach Out and Read is to prepare all children to enter kindergarten ready to read, learn, and succeed. Reach Out and Read is a proven intervention that delivers results, and is supported by at least 15 independent, published research studies. During the preschool years, children served by Reach Out and Read score three to six months ahead of their non-Reach Out and Read peers on vocabulary tests. These foundational language skills help start children on a path of success when they enter school. The Reach Out and Read model is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. This year, Reach Out and Read's 20,000 volunteer medical providers will distribute 6.5 million new books to 4 million children in all 50 states. We at Beacon Pediatrics are excited to start this program at our practice. Through a generous donation from Cathy Haut, PNP and the support of the Beebe Medical Foundation, we have been able to launch this program. We are delighted to have this opportunity to support our patients and our community. Going forward, we will be depending upon your generous support; all monetary gifts are tax deductible and will be channeled through Beebe Medical Foundation. To learn about the national Reach Out and Read program, please go to www.reachoutandread.org. For more information about Reach Out and Read at Beacon Pediatrics, or if you would like to donate funds, books, or your time, please contact Dr. Stacey Fox at 302-645- 8212, ext 110 or sfox@beaconpediatrics.net. To learn more about how to support Beebe, contact the Beebe Medical Foundation at (302) 644-2900 or write to foundation@beebehealthcare.org.

New Electronic Medical Record
Beacon Pediatrics is excited to have a new electronic medical record system. With this change, we will be able to provide our patients and families with access to an improved patient portal. This portal will be more user friendly than our previous system. The portal allows you to schedule and view appointments, receive test results, view immunization records, view visit summaries, patient education information, view billing statements and balance and send secure messages to your pediatrician. Please be aware that the "old" immunization records are still not available on the portal - we expect them in the near future.

Expanded Services Available
We are now OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK except for a few holidays. Office Hours are listed on the home page.

Sports Physical Clinics
We offer sports physical clinics each summer. These clinics are meant for our patients that are not due for a physical (by their insurance rules) yet need one to play sports.

Jeffrey Boxer, MD, FAAP

I grew up in a small town in the Catskill Mountains of New York. In 1967 I entered Colgate University with no intentions of becoming a doctor. I graduated with a degree in geology and then surprisingly went to medical school at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. It was there that I met and later married my wife Wendy. We moved to Wilmington, Delaware in 1975, where I started training to become a family physician. My pediatric rotation there changed both my plans and my life. Kids are awesome! I spent three more years in Wilmington completing a pediatric residency. In 1979 Wendy and I, and our then 2 year old daughter, Elisha, moved back north to Peterborough, New Hampshire. Our son Matthew was born there in 1980. I worked in the same pediatric practice for 37 years, and served as Chief of Pediatrics at Monadnock Community Hospital for most of those years.

I am returning to Delaware to be closer to family, and to continue what I love to do, practice pediatrics. It has been the focus of my life for 40 years. I practice general pediatrics, caring for the physical, emotional, and behavioral health of children from birth through adolescence. I strongly feel that the most important job as a pediatrician is to listen to parents and patients, and to provide them with the guidance and education they need to live as healthy a life as possible.

My activities include photography, hiking, biking, running, and kayaking. I also hope to rekindle my interest in rocks, fossils and lapidary. Wendy and I plan to spend as much time as possible with our five fantastic grandchildren, two in Maryland and three in Illinois.

I am excited to return to Delaware and to join the excellent team at Beacon Pediatrics. I look forward to sharing my many years of experience with you.

Undergraduate Education: Colgate University 1971

Medical Education: Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse 1975

Post-Graduate Education: Wilmington Medical Center, Flexible Internship 1976, Pediatric Residency 1979

Board Certification: Pediatrics 1979

Professional Membership: American Academy of Pediatrics 1979-present