In my pediatric endocrinology practice at Westchester Health, I often see young patients who are overweight or obese, and parents who are worried about their children’s health, especially when it affects how they’re being treated at school. Sadly, I’m quite used to it.
At Westchester Health, maybe the only thing we like better than new babies is helping parents learn how to take of their new babies. They typically come to us with lots of questions, first and foremost being, When will our baby sleep through the night?
The winter months can expose everyone, especially children, to conditions that impact their health and safety. That’s why it’s important to create a plan to keep your child safe, whether they are going out in their stroller, going to school or playing in the snow.
At Westchester Health, I often have parents bring their son or daughter to see me because they’re concerned that he/she is not developing sexually at the same rate as other adolescents their age. Often, these children will ultimately develop normally but will simply experience the hormonal changes of puberty a little later than their peers. […]
Measles, a disease that was declared eradicated in the United States in 2000, has made a huge comeback in 2019 Since the beginning of 2019, there has been a surge in the number of reported measles cases in the U.S. The CDC reports that from January 1 to November 7, 2019, 1,261 individual cases of […]
One of the hardest things about being a parent is seeing your child in pain. While a sore throat may not be life-threatening, it can be so painful that your child doesn’t want to eat, drink or swallow, especially if it’s strep throat. That’s hard on them, hard on you, hard on everybody. At Westchester […]
At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we care deeply about each of our patients and do whatever we can to help them grow up happy and healthy. When we discover (or suspect) that a patient is injuring herself/himself, we take it very seriously. We immediately evaluate the individual, and if need be, refer her/him to a mental […]
At both Westchester Health Pediatrics and Phelps Hospital, your child comes first At Westchester Health Pediatrics, our mission is to provide exceptional medical care to infants, children, adolescents and young adults. When we recognize that a patient needs specialized help with speech or hearing or maybe even feeding, we recommend Phelps Hospital, one of our […]
Between school, travel sports, clubs, dance, religious classes, volunteer work, homework and maybe a job after school, a great many kids today are busier than their parents. And even though it can be a hassle driving them to and from all their activities, some parents take pride in their kids’ chock-full schedules and see them […]
At both Westchester Health Pediatrics and Phelps Hospital, your child comes first At Westchester Health Pediatrics, our mission is to provide exceptional medical care to infants, children, adolescents and young adults. In those cases when a patient requires physical or occupational therapy, we recommend Phelps Hospital, one of our partner hospitals through Northwell Health. Each […]