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St. Joseph Hospital Pediatrics Expanding to Meet Needs of South Nashua with Addition of New Pediatrician


Loretta Chou, MD accepting new patients at St. Joseph Hospital Pediatrics Sky Meadows office.

Loretta_Chou, MD(NASHUA, N.H.) – (April 19, 2018) – St. Joseph Hospital is proud to announce that Loretta Chou, MD has joined the St. Joseph Hospital Pediatrics team that includes Pamela Beahm, MD and Louise Mermer, APRN.  St. Joseph Hospital Pediatrics provides specialized care for children and adolescents from birth to age 21.  Dr. Chou will be caring for patients at the St. Joseph Hospital Pediatrics’ Sky Meadow office.

Dr. Chou is a board-certified pediatrician with more than two decades of experience caring for the health needs of children and adolescents from a variety of backgrounds.  After studying medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, Ill., Dr. Chou trained at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, R.I., where she was elected by peers and faculty to serve as Pediatric Chief Resident.  Prior to studying medicine, Dr. Chou earned a master of science in chemical engineering and worked in research.

For the past 15+ years, Dr. Chou provided general pediatric care for children and adolescents at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center in East Boston, Mass. Prior to her work at East Boston Neighborhood Center, she worked as a pediatrician at South Cove Community Health Center in Boston, as well as Kent County Hospital in Warwick, R.I.

Since beginning her career, Dr. Chou has been committed to giving back to the community, including serving as a board member for community organizations and taking part in several international medical missions in places like Zimbabwe and Malawi, Africa.  “I’ve always believed that children are our most precious asset,” said Dr. Chou. “I am excited to work alongside the talented and caring group of pediatricians at St. Joseph Hospital to care for our community’s children and families.

Donald Reape, MD, medical director of physician practices at St. Joseph Hospital, says, “Dr. Chou brings an incredible amount of experience to our team. She understands how to work with children and families from many different backgrounds to create the very best outcome possible. We are honored to have her join us.”

Dr. Chou is scheduling appointments and accepting new patients at St. Joseph Hospital’s Sky Meadow office at 387 East Dunstable Road, Nashua, NH 03062.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (603) 880-1440 or visit

About St. Joseph Hospital Pediatrics:

St. Joseph Hospital Pediatrics - South Nashua is a small, family centered practice that was established in 1980 by two local pediatricians. Today the practice includes two board-certified pediatricians and a nurse practitioner along with a seasoned nursing staff and dedicated administrative team collaborating to offer specialized care for your children and adolescents from birth to age 21. Care is tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual child and encompasses the following: preventative medicine, developmental pediatrics, family dynamics, child behavior and routine medical care and treatment for acute medical illnesses.

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