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, […]
Westchester Health 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.
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 […]
I have a wonderful group of pediatric patients whom I attend to daily. Although I am part of Westchester Health Pediatrics, my practice has the feel of a solo practitioner’s office since I am the only physician in my location. However, part of my partnership with Westchester Health puts me in the position to take […]
The good news: warm, sunny weather is finally here. The bad news: lyme-carrying ticks are out and about in full force. To avoid getting Lyme disease, Georgina Leylegian, MD, a pediatrician with Westchester Health Pediatrics, offers these 6 helpful tips in her recent blog.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Did you know that for children older than six months, having a fever can be a good thing? That’s because a fever indicates that your child is fighting off some kind of infection, such as a cold, the flu or an ear infection, or it could be a sign that your baby’s teething. Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatrician Dr. […]