Centre Pediatrics first opened up in a small house on Centre Street and was known as Drs. Cohen and Heller. In 1981 the practice incorporated, became Centre Pediatric Associates, PC. and in 1987 moved to its present location at One Brookline Place.

At Centre Pediatrics our doctors and nurse practitioners work as a team so we can assure delivery of the optimal quality of care for our patients. As Dr. Bunnell relates, “I think that patients and parents appreciate the personal attention they get from the providers at Centre Pediatrics. The collaborative approach utilizing physicians and nurse practitioners enables us to provide efficient care while maintaining our high quality standards. I enjoy working in an environment where I can spend some extra time with my patients and their families.”

Centre Pediatrics has a large staff supporting our physicians and nurse practitioners that includes nursing, medical assistants, laboratory techs, bookkeeping, medical records, referral coordinator, front desk staff, and billing staff. Karen Dias joined the practice in 2007 as the Practice Administrator. The management team consists of Jennifer O’Neill, RN, Nurse Manager and Diane McNabb, Front Desk Supervisor.

At Centre Pediatrics we take pride in the fact that our patients are never subjected to a lengthy wait time and are usually seen within ten minutes of arrival for their scheduled appointment. In an effort to provide efficient care we also have a morning “walk-in-hour”, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday thru Friday when sick children can be seen on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Our Mission

Centre Pediatric Associates, PC is committed to improving and maintaining the health of our patients.  As such, the physicians and nurse practitioners will work to adopt a Patient-Centered Model of care. By utilizing this care model, the provider team will deliver coordinated care optimizing the patient’s health and overall well being while meeting the health care needs of the patient within the context of his/her family.