To provide the highest quality of care to children with rheumatic disorders, we have a pediatric rheumatologist on staff who is specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and systemic autoimmune diseases in children.
This specialist works closely with your child’s pediatrician and other specialists to coordinate and implement the best treatment plan that is customized for your child’s specific condition to achieve the best possible outcome. This multidisciplinary team stays in close contact with you and your child throughout the course of his/her treatment, ensuring the highest level of clinical care. The team also provides important education regarding lifestyle changes you, your child and your family can make to control, improve or even eradicate your child’s particular allergic or immunologic disorder.
What makes Westchester Health’s Pediatric Rheumatology Department different?
At Westchester Health, we firmly believe that good treatment starts with good listening. We also believe that the best patient is an informed patient, and that patient education is critical to your long-term health.
From the first time you and your child arrive at our offices, we spend as much time with you, your child and your family as is necessary to make sure all of you understand your child’s condition, the diagnostic tests we are recommending and all of your child’s treatment options. Throughout your journey with us, we will continue to explain our recommended course of treatment and answer any questions you may have so that you understand what to expect.
Whether you have been with Westchester Health for years or are new to our practice, you quickly recognize that our Pediatric Rheumatology Department truly cares about each and every one of our patients. When you need us, we are here for you.
Always at the forefront of medicine
The world of medicine continues to change and evolve, especially regarding the treatment of diseases and disorders of the rheumatic system. As part of Northwell Health, our pediatric rheumatologist participates in its Department of Rheumatology training programs, making sure she is continually up-to-date on the newest breakthrough treatments for our pediatric patients’ musculoskeletal and systemic autoimmune conditions.
Pediatric rheumatologists are experts at treating a variety of disorders of the rheumatic system in children, including:
- Autoimmune disorders, such as lupus, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, Kawasaki disease, post-infectious arthritis, chronic vasculitis
- Inflammatory disorders of the muscle, eye or other organs
- Prolonged fever
- Unexplained complaints of chronic musculoskeletal pain, weakness, poor appetite, fatigue and/or loss of function or skills
- Unexplained symptoms such as a rash, anemia, weight loss or joint swelling