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

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 Boston.

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 Milton, MA.

Lauren E. Perry, N.P.

A native of Peabody, Lauren graduated with her B.S. in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts. She completed her Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Massachusetts, graduating valedictorian of her class. Lauren currently resides in Medford.

Our Office

Located at 33 Avon Street, Wakefield, MA

  • Entry way newly renovated this year.

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 then grandson Robert lead the practice through much of the 20th century.

The year 1977 brought tremendous growth. Dr. John Kidd  joined Dr. Robert Dutton and within that same year Dr. David Calef came aboard as well, establishing the first group of board-certified family practitioners on the North Shore.

In 2016, following Dr. Kidd’s retirement, Dr Calef’s son, Ben, joined the practice. Not unlike the Dutton’s before them, Dr. Calef continues a legacy, and also extends a tradition of family medicine established by the Dutton family well over 120 years ago.