Dowd Medical Associates

Meet Madison Shannon, LCSW

As children grow and develop, managing their mental and emotional health becomes equally as important as their medical needs. Whether it be the "terrible two's", stress as a family undergoes a change or transition, issues with peers, academic concerns, or the challenges faced by adolescent's and teens in today's world, Madison, as a part of the Dowd team, offers compassionate care to our families in need. 

Through assessments and in-office consultations Madison provides education and assistance to our families and parents surrounding a multitude of concerns not limited to Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Behavioral concerns, Learning Disabilities, and Developmental challenges. As an integral part of the care continuum, Madison helps to connect those in need with the necessary supports or services and guides patients and families through the process every step of the way. Madison works hand in hand with our Doctors, Nurses, Medical Assistants, and school professionals to insure every child is provided the necessary supports to thrive in their homes, their schools, and their communities.


You can reach Madison by calling our office, 781-944-4250 x 34.  Leave a message with reliable contact information and she will get back to you in a timely manner.

Influenza information

While the news about Influenza can be quite scary, here are some resources to help you manage your child who may have flu-like symptoms

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Vaping, Juuling, E-cigarettes . . . How to talk to my teen

We are seeing and hearing a lot about middle and high school kids vaping or juuling these days.  It's important that we all speak to our emerging young adults about the risks and why NOT TO VAPE.   

NPR report on Juuling

Surgeon General Report on Vaping

Teen-Parent Relationship

Balancing your relationship with your child as they enter the peer dominated teen years can be challenging. 

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Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, let's look at what makes breastmilk so special!

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Thanks for visiting us at the Reading Fall Street Faire!

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PARENTS EMPOWERED

Madison Shannon, LCSW presents The "Blunt" Truth at Dowd Pediatrics.

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