Briarcliff Pediatric Associates is proud to offer comprehensive health care to the children in the Hudson Valley and Northern Westchester. Our experienced pediatricians and friendly, helpful office staff are dedicated to your child’s health and believe that caring for kids is a team effort between parents and their child’s doctor. We specialize in preventive medicine and work with you to promote healthy habits in your child from infancy through young adulthood.
Our office is located at 325 South Highland Ave, Suite 106, in Briarcliff Manor, New York.
We are also affiliated with the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, N.Y.
Services We Provide
Our registered dietician, Diane Lindsay-Adler, MS, RDN, CDN, offers nutrition counseling to patients and families for a wide range of conditions. She will help families learn about healthful eating patterns and will provide you and your child with knowledge and strategies to achieve optimal nutrition, growth and wellness.
Our onsite behavioral health consultant is Julia Miller, LMSW. Julia offers patients and families support and guidance for common emotional and behavioral concerns including:
- Social/family stressors
- Developmental concerns
- Treatment referrals
A Patient-Centered Medical Home is not a building, place or hospital. Rather, it is an approach to providing comprehensive healthcare. As your PCMH, we want to be the first place you think of for all of your child’s medical needs. We believe that the partnership between the patient, the patient’s family, and his/her primary care provider and care team is important. The care team, led by your primary care provider, is committed to providing the best healthcare services possible. Your child’s care team will work with you and any outside providers or facilities to coordinate care across all settings, including behavioral health. The team will offer appropriate medical advice, information, and self-management support based on current recommendations and evidence-based guidelines.
Your Care Team
- Knows the health history of your child
- Listens to your questions, concerns and feelings, as well as those of your child
- Learns about you, your family, your life situation, your health goals and preferences
- Coordinates your child’s care with other healthcare providers
- Creates a trusting, collaborative relationship with you and your child
- Treats your child with compassion and an understanding of his/her strengths
- Develops a care plan with you and your child when needed
- Respects and honors your culture and traditions
- Keeps your child up to date with all vaccines and preventative screenings
- Takes care of short term illnesses, long term chronic diseases, and your child’s overall well being
- Provides behavioral health services when appropriate
- Will notify you about test results in a timely manner
- Gives you information on community resources and other services to support your child’s health
- Helps you make the best decisions for your child’s care
You and Your Child
- Are comfortable sharing concerns and questions with your pediatric team and other health care providers
- Provide a complete and accurate medical and family history to your pediatric team to ensure that the practice has all of the most important and relevant medical information to effectively care for your child
- Routinely communicate your child’s needs and family priorities to your pediatric team
- Remember to tell your pediatric team about any care received between visits (including emergency room visits, urgent care clinics) so we can help coordinate your child’s care
- Ask questions if you do not understand something
- Keep scheduled appointments or call to reschedule as soon as possible
- Bring your insurance card to each appointment
- Pay copays and past-due balances at the time of service
We see you, the parent, as an important member of your child’s health care team. As your child matures, we hope he or she will become an increasingly active team member. Preparing your child to take the lead in caring for his or her own health is, ultimately, our team’s most important task.
Whether you’re a new or seasoned parent, choosing a pediatrician can be a big decision. But it doesn’t have to be a hard decision.
A pediatrician is specially trained and qualified to take care of children from birth through adolescence. When choosing a pediatrician, look for the letters F.A.A.P. after the doctor’s name. This means he or she is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has met rigorous standards for board certification.
At Briarcliff Pediatrics, we feel the most important step is to meet your potential pediatrician personally. A trip to the office gives you a general sense of how the office works and allows you to meet the staff, who are an important part of your health care experience. A personal visit also allows you to get a feeling for the doctor’s philosophy on your child’s health and well-being. It takes a village to raise a child. We are honored to be part of such an important team.
Call our office to schedule a complimentary “Meet the Doctor” visit.