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, ran 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. David and Ben continue the legacy of family medicine in Wakefield established by the Dutton family over 120 years ago.