Mount Auburn Pediatrics
Personal, preventative, professional care.
That is how we characterize our pediatric practice.
Mount Auburn Pediatrics is pleased to be the pediatric arm of the healthcare network, Beth Israel Lahey Health as it forges ahead in providing high-quality, individualized care of the pediatric population in Cambridge and its surrounding communities.
Our team is comprised of three board-certified pediatricians: Drs. Need, Priver, and Schlundt who may be reached directly via appointment or by phone during off-hours. We also offer call-in hours weekday mornings during which you may speak directly to a pediatrician.
We are proud of our certification as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) as we strive to provide routine health care maintenance and screenings in addition to collaborative management of complex patients through our relationships with our excellent local tertiary care pediatric hospitals, including Boston Children’s Hospital. Both lab and X-ray services are located on-site with results communicated through our electronic medical record, EPIC via MyChart.
Please join us in keeping your child/children healthy. We offer a monthly meet the pediatrician meeting so that you may learn more about us. We encourage in-office prenatal visits with expectant parents as a way of starting this important and long-lasting relationship.
Laura Need, MD
Dr. Laura Need has been practicing pediatrics in the Greater Boston Area for over 25 years. A graduate of Wellesley College, she spent two years in research studying endocrine regulation, before attending Harvard Medical School. She completed her pediatric training at Massachusetts General Hospital and went on to a fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at Children's Hospital, Boston. Having realized her interests were primarily clinical, she left academia to focus on patient care. Since then, Dr. Need has worked in both hospital and primary care settings, providing care to children of all ages. Her experience includes working as a pediatric hospitalist at Emerson Hospital, and caring for newborns at Mount Auburn Hospital, as well as primary care pediatrics on the South Shore and in a university health service. She enjoys the long term relationships that primary care pediatrics allow her to develop with her patients and their families.
Naomi Priver, MD
Dr. Naomi Priver has been practicing primary care pediatrics in the Boston area since 2001. She grew up in Greater Boston then earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Yale. She moved to New York City for medical school at NYU and pediatric residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. In 2001 she returned to Massachusetts. First she was in a suburban private pediatric practice. She next worked in the pediatrics department at Harvard University Health Services for 10 year then transitioned to Atrius Health for another 4 years. Clinically, she enjoys general pediatrics, asthma, and allergy. Personally, she can be found spending time with her husband and son, baking, reading, and practicing yoga.
Glenn Schlundt, MD
Born in London and raised in California, Dr. Schlundt completed medical school at the University of Massachusetts, where he earned the Lamar Soutter Award. He also earned a Master's in Public Health from Boston University, completing his research at Massachusetts General Hospital. After residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Schlundt practiced in Boston before returning to Pasadena, where he worked in private practice and was Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at USC, receiving awards for Excellence in Teaching in 2000 and 2011. Dr. Schlundt served two terms as Physician-at-Large for the Southern California Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He was a member of the AAP Pediatric Council, a nominee to the AAP National Committee on Health Care Finance. He is an Associate Member of both the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and The Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health (UK). Interests include the neurodevelopment of abused and developmentally disabled children and issues surrounding the environmental health of children. He is married and lives in Acton with his wife and two sons.
Susan Betjemann, LICSW
Susan came to the Boston area in 2004 by way of Albany, New York. She graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Human Development. Susan attended Boston University School of Social Work and graduated with a Master of Social Work. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and has focused her career on supporting children and families using a strengths-based approach. Susan gained experience working with families with young children as a Social Worker, and then as Director of Family Engagement at Associated Early Care and Education. Her experience includes providing therapeutic mental health services to children, helping families access resources and referrals, navigating complex educational systems and facilitating supportive family groups. Susan enjoys traveling with friends and family, reading and has recently taken up knitting. She values the opportunity to partner with families in her work.
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Routine Well Child, Office, Urgent/Sick Visits, and COVID Testing
Saturdays, 8:30 – 11:30 am, Urgent/Sick visits only
After hours and holidays an on-call physician is available. The physician on-call will return your call within 30 minutes.
Please call us at 857-666-PEDS (7337) to schedule an appointment or to reach the on-call physician after hours.
A physician is available by phone every day, except Tuesdays, to answer questions, discuss concerns, and arrange same-day visits if needed.
Dr. Need is available for routine calls from 8:00 am – 8:45 am Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Dr. Priver is available for routine calls from 8:00 am – 8:45 am Wednesdays and Fridays
Mount Auburn Professional Services
Mount Auburn Pediatrics is a pediatrics practice of Mount Auburn Professional Services (MAPS) Inc. MAPS is a multi-specialty physician practice organization of Mount Auburn Hospital dedicated to providing patients comprehensive, high-quality health care.
Directions to our Office
Our office is located at 725 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 near the Fresh Pond Mall. Our office is handicapped accessible and convenient to public transportation with the Alewife T-Station on the RED LINE being the closest stop. The MBTA 74 and 78 bus stops are a few feet away at the intersection of Concord Ave and Spinelli Place.
From the north by car, drive southeast on MA2E/Concord Turnpike use any lane to turn slightly right onto Alewife Brook Pkwy. At the traffic circle, take first exit onto Concord Avenue and the office is on the right.
There is ample free parking located in the rear of the building.