About Us

Dutton Family Care Associates LLP is committed to providing our patients with quality medical care. Each doctor is certified by the American Board of Family Practice and is specially trained to provide a wide range of medical care. We are established to provide continuity of medical care for our patients.

Family Medicine

Family medicine is the medical specialty which provides continuing, comprehensive health care for the individual and family. It is a specialty in breadth that integrates the biological, clinical and behavioral sciences. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system and every disease entity. (AAFP)

Board Certified

In recent years family practice training programs have become more thorough and now require today’s Family Practitioner to complete a three-year residence in Family Medicine and to pass the American Board of Family Practice special examination every seven years to remain certified. This ensures that we keep up with medical advances, and provide our patients with the best possible care.

Physicians

Dr. John Kidd M.D.
John Kidd, M.D.

Originally from New York and Texas, Dr. Kidd graduated from the University of Virginia and received his M.D. from Duke University Medical School. He completed his Family Practice residency at the University of Minnesota Hospitals, and subsequently relocated to Massachusetts to practice medicine. He currently lives in Topsfield with his family.

Dr. David A. Calef M.D.
David A. Calef, M.D.

A native of New Bedford, Dr. Calef graduated Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts and completed his medical degree at the University of Virginia. He completed his Family Practice residency at the University of Florida affiliated programs. Dr. Calef currently resides in Melrose.

Benjamin Calef, M.D.

A native of Melrose, Dr. Benjamin Calef graduated from the University of Massachusetts and completed his medical degree at American University of the Caribbean. He completed his Family Practice residency at the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Calef currently resides in Melrose.

Meagan Boucher, PA-C

Originally from Uxbridge, MA, Meagan graduated from Umass Amherst with her Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She then completed her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at MCPHS University in Worcester.

Our Offices

Wakefield
Located at 33 Avon Street, Wakefield, MA…
  • Entry way newly renovated this year.
Melrose
Located at 50 Rowe Street Suite 200, Melrose..

History

The Dutton family name has been associated with quality medical care in Wakefield since 1893 when Charles Dutton, M.D. established his home and practice at 33 Avon Street. His son Richard and grandson Robert continued the practice from that time.

Since then we have experienced tremendous growth. In 1977 Dr. John Kidd joined Dr. Robert Dutton and within the year Dr. David Calef had joined the practice, making this the first group of board-certified family practitioners on the North Shore.

Dr. Dutton has passed away, but Drs. Kidd and Calef continue the tradition of family medicine established by the Dutton family well over 120 years ago.

To better accommodate our patients, a second office was established in Melrose at 50 Rowe Street, beside the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital (now part of Hallmark Health).