Blog, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics

Westchester Health Pediatrician Dr. Peter Richel Teaches Kids To Wear A Mask In Fun Video

“Have you been wearing a mask?,” asks Westchester Health Pediatrician Dr. Peter Richel in the recent video he created, “Let’s Put On A Mask.” Known as “the singing pediatrician,” Dr. Richel uses a fun, bouncy song to teach kids about the importance of wearing a mask to keep themselves and those around them from getting […]

Blog, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics

Four Westchester Health Pediatricians Nominated For “Doctors of Distinction” Award

Four Westchester Health pediatricians have been nominated for the Westfair Communications “Doctors of Distinction” Award/Team Category for the work they performed on the Proning Team at Phelps Hospital, a Northwell Health member hospital. The four physicians — Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP; Erin Kelleher, MD, FAAP, IBCLE; Hildred Machuca, DO, FAAP; and Deborah Tesler, MD — were […]

Blog, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics

How To Keep Cooped-Up Kids Active and Engaged During The Pandemic

As part of Northwell Health Physician Partners, we at Westchester Health would like to share the following article from Northwell Health concerning the COVID-19 outbreak. In brief, the article discusses: maintain a daily routine kids need time for play along with their schoolwork for activities, think outside the box help kids connect with their friends […]

Blog, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics

Keeping Your Kids Safe From Coronavirus

As part of Northwell Health Physician Partners, we at Westchester Health would like to share the following article from Northwell Health concerning the COVID-19 outbreak, written by Lorry Rubin, MD, Chief of Division of Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, North Shore University Hospital. In brief, the article discusses: that most COVID-19 cases are milder in children […]

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

How To Recognize And Respond To Anaphylaxis In A Child

If you have a child with allergies, most likely you are familiar with anaphylaxis, a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. The most common anaphylactic reactions are to foods, insect stings and medications, and they can occur within seconds or minutes of exposure to an allergen. These reactions can happen to children at any age, including […]