Blog, Pediatrics

4 Important Tips For Summer Safety

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), injuries are the leading cause of deaths in children and a child is treated in an emergency room every 4 seconds. Summer is a great time when families spend more time outdoors, but outdoor activities often bring about injuries. Mason Gomberg, MD, a pediatrician with Westchester Health Pediatrics, […]


Peter Richel, MD of Westchester Health Pediatrics Wins Vitals Patients’ Choice Award

Well-Regarded Pediatrician Receives Coveted Award For Fifth Consecutive Year Katonah, NY, May 24, 2016 – Westchester Health Associates and Westchester Health Pediatrics are pleased to announce that Peter Richel, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician in the group’s Mt. Kisco/Smith Avenue office, has been given the Vitals Patients’ Choice Award for the fifth consecutive year. Vitals, the […]

Kids, Parents, Teens

Is Your Child Being Bullied?

Nobody likes to be bullied. And no one should have to be, especially your child. Although bullying can happen at any age, it seems to be particularly prevalent during the elementary and middle school years. Can anything be done to stop it? Yes. Here are some practical guidelines and advice, gathered from our many years’ experience […]

Allergy and Immunology, Blog, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics

Exposing Children To Peanuts Early In Life May Prevent Peanut Allergy

If you have a child with peanut allergy, here is some fantastic news. A recent groundbreaking study reveals a revolutionary new way of thinking about peanut allergy in children, reports James A. Pollowitz, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI, an allergy, asthma and immunology specialist with Westchester Health Pediatrics, in his highly-informative blog.

Parents, Teens

Worried That Your Teen May Be Using Opioids?

At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we’ve recently been talking to a number of concerned parents who are worried that their teenagers may be using and abusing drugs, specifically opioids. Opioids are all over the news these days, potentially leading to addiction, overdose and even death, which is why we wanted to offer this blog with some […]