Touchpoint Pediatrics

Jennifer Shaw-Brachfeld, MD; Margot Kerrigan, MD; Valerie Tom, MD

Specialty: Pediatrics
Left to right: (standing) Drs. Margot Kerrigan, Jennifer Shaw-Brachfeld, Valerie Tom, (seated) Drs. Sharon Spiteri, Emily Chen

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

A Patient-Centered Medical Home

Health care consumer and peer resources have recognized Touchpoint as one of NJ’s top pediatric practices. The practice has been reaccredited again by the NCQA for recognition as a patient-centered medical home—including a focus on team-based, coordinated care. “We 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. Recognized as a New Jersey Family “Favorite Kids’ Doc” since the program’s inception, the doctors are on staff at Morristown, Overlook and St. Barnabas Medical Centers.

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 follow up with patients. The office’s friendly, caring front desk staff makes families feel at home. The practice also provides telemedicine appointments and drive-through flu shot clinics.

The pediatricians have special expertise in asthma, allergies, prematurity, genetic disorders, digestive and nutritional issues and sports medicine, and collaborate to guide families toward healthy habits. Touchpoint is actively seeking experienced physicians to expand its practice and enhance appointment availability. “We’re so appreciative of our patient following and their loyalty to our practice,” Dr. Shaw says. “We take our obligation to our existing patients very seriously.”

Touchpoint Pediatrics

17 Watchung Ave., Chatham

“We made the switch to Touchpoint almost 8 years ago. As a new mom, I was looking for a practice that encouraged the development of my maternal instincts as it relates to the health of my child with patience, care and availability. In Touchpoint, we found that and SO MUCH MORE! Dr. Kerrigan and the staff have become important parts of our extended family over the last 8 years including helping us through a scary medical situation when our 3rd son was hospitalized at 3 weeks old. They’re always available, always patient (with parents and kids alike), happy to answer questions and, most importantly, provide reliable, first-class medical care. We’re so grateful for Dr. Kerrigan and would be lost without her!” – L.B., Morristown

“Dr. Kerrigan always makes our children feel safe and loved during their appointments.” – J.C., Stirling

“Dr. Shaw is an outstanding doctor. Not only is she incredibly smart and knowledgeable, but she is thoughtful and truly cares. She is so thorough and I trust her implicitly. She is understanding, compassionate and makes each patient and their family feel important and valued.” – S.S., Morris Plains

“The doctors are always available to answer questions and are willing to see my son on the weekends if need be. They know and treat us as people, not as a number.” – S.V., Rockaway

“Dr. Tom is the best!” – C.F., Landing