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Touchpoint Pediatrics 

Jennifer Shaw-Brachfeld, MD; Margot Kerrigan, MD; Stuart Slavin, MD

Specialty: Pediatrics

Left to right: Drs. Valerie Tom, Jennifer Shaw-Brachfeld, Stuart Slavin and Margot Kerrigan

Touchpoint Pediatrics in Chatham has been providing a “medical home” for families since 2002. Founded by Dr. Jennifer Shaw, the dynamic practice specializes in comprehensive, family-centered primary care.

Left to right: Drs. Valerie Tom, Jennifer Shaw-Brachfeld, Stuart Slavin and Margot Kerrigan

A Patient-Centered Medical Home

Touchpoint is cited in health care consumer and peer resources as one of the top pediatric practices in New Jersey. In 2014, the practice was recognized by the AAPNJ and NCQA, a Washington, DC-based organization dedicated to improving the quality of health care, as one of the first in New Jersey to meet the highest level of recognition as a patient-centered medical home, which includes a focus on team-based, coordinated care. “We always treat parents as partners in their child’s healthcare team,” Dr. Shaw says.

A board certified, fellowship-trained developmental and behavioral pediatric specialist, Dr. Shaw has extensive experience managing ADHD, autism and learning disorders. The doctors are on staff at Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Hospital and St. Barnabas Medical Center.

Meeting Children’s Medical and Non-Medical Needs

Many physicians entrust the care of their children to Dr. Shaw and her colleagues, who maintain flexible office hours, coordinate care with specialists and always follow up with patients. “We diagnose and treat physical and developmental problems as well as offer guidance on behavioral and nutritional concerns, sleep problems and sibling rivalry,” she says.

With special expertise in asthma, allergies, prematurity, genetic disorders, digestive and nutritional issues and sports medicine, the pediatricians collaborate to improve children’s health and help guide families toward healthy habits. Touchpoint recently welcomed a new advanced practice nurse who will help expand the practice’s services for special needs patients. Dr. Shaw states, “Communication, education and coordination of care are the cornerstones of our philosophy.”

What Parents Say: 

“[Dr. Kerrigan] is compassionate and so informative. She truly shows that she cares for her patients. Never gives faces or seems bothered by any of out questions. She is a pleasure and I hope she is out pediatrician forever! I love her and am so grateful for her!” -Sheila, Union

“[Dr. Shaw-Brachfield] is so knowledgeable. I always feel at ease about my child's development after meeting with her.” -Jennifer, Chatham

“We have been going to Dr. Jennifer Shaw at Touchpoint Pediatics for 8 years. She is warm, caring, knowledgable, and great with the kids. Her staff is also amazing!” -Marybeth, Madison

Touchpoint Pediatrics 

17 Watchung Ave., Chatham, 973-665-0900


This is an advertising profile from the December 2016 issue of New Jersey Family.

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