Morton H. Berman, MD
244 Westchester, Avenue, Suite 210, White Plains, NY 10604
Fax (914) 946-2931
Hospital Affiliation Phelps Hospital
Education MD – New York University School of Medicine
Residency Pediatrics – Bellevue Hospital and University Hospital in Pediatrics
Fellowship Pediatric Neurology – Bellevue and University Hospital; USAF Pediatrics
Board Certification Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics
Professional Membership American Academy of Pediatrics;
Westchester County Medical Society
I consider myself to be extremely lucky, doing what I have always loved doing and still enjoying it. Years ago, after completing my Pediatric and Neurology training in New York City, I decided that I couldn’t practice there. I wanted to be able to follow my patients from birth through college, not just until they moved from the city to the suburbs.
I’ve always felt that Pediatrics entails knowing about the whole family, not just the patient, and understanding how a person’s past history and development affects their daily life. For this reason, I enjoy discussing school, social problems and college choices as much as night terrors, colic and feeding problems.
I have been blessed with eight grandchildren, all of whom live close by. Seeing firsthand the challenges of child-rearing in today's society faced by working parents and caretakers, such as gender orientation, the school environment and social issues, have made me much more aware and attuned to the difficulties that the parents of my patients face in raising their families.
Somehow, in between working long hours and babysitting, I was able to do long distance running for over 30 years, including participating in many races and six New York City Marathons, until my knees finally gave up. I now spend time walking, reading and traveling. I also enjoy photographing children in the many countries I have visited and have their photos in my office.
Although the business of medicine has changed dramatically in recent years, my approach to and practice of medicine has remained unchanged. I am always available for appointments, sick children can be seen on the same day, waiting time is minimal and parents can always call me for personal communication. I have designated phone time in the early morning, which makes it easy for parents to make early morning sick visits or call about any medical problems. Also, new patients are always welcome in the office.