Explaining the News to Kids

Children may learn of troubling current events through social media, friends, or adults’ conversations – and pick up on their caregivers’ emotions and reactions to these events. We hope that the following resources offer guidance when working through these difficult situations with your family. General principles include: limiting media consumption; having age-appropriate and honest dialogue […]

COVID-19 Vaccines

At Pediatric Associates of Hampton & Portsmouth, we strongly believe in the importance of immunizations and fully support the childhood immunization schedule established by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). We also agree with the AAP’s assertion that the COVID-19 vaccine is our best hope for ending the current pandemic. Many caregivers are inquiring as […]

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions


With the rise of infections in our area, we wanted to reach out and provide some ongoing guidance for our patients and their families. Our office has been extremely busy with triage calls, questions, and visits of all kinds. We have appreciated your patience as we deal with the increased volume of caregiver concerns. Most […]

A Note from Dr. Turner on His Retirement

Dixon Turner pediatric associates

It is with very mixed emotions that I am announcing my retirement at the end of the year. It has been an honor and privilege to serve so many young people and families in the Seacoast for the past 41.5 years. Not only is the Seacoast a beautiful place in which to live, but this […]

Important Information and Updates Regarding Coronavirus


We are here for you! The COVID-19 vaccine is available to all individuals 12+ years old.Click hereΒ to sign up!–Further questions about COVID-19 vaccines?Are you pregnant or breastfeeding?Click here to learn more about safety and eligibility.–For general questions on isolation, quarantine, and testing,click here to read our COVID-19 FAQ’s. Click here to read our updated operational […]