We have a robust medical team consisting of doctors, nurse practitioners, a physician assistant, a lactation consultant, a dietician, a social worker, nurses, scribes, and medical assistants. We do our best to provide a range of services under the Orangetown Pediatrics roof, however, we are affiliated with most of the pediatric sub-specialists at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Westchester for more complicated care.
We received our Patient-Centered Medical Home designation, and we work hard to provide comprehensive medical and mental health care. We do rapid in-house lab testing for Strep, Influenza, and RSV. We do finger prick hemoglobin, lead, cholesterol, and glucose testing. For send out labs, our nurses and MA’s draw blood in the office.
We look forward to meeting you and your child! On your first visit, we’ll help you get familiar with our services and ask about your child’s individual needs. We know each patient is different, and we strive to provide each child with personal, individualized attention.
Please prepare for this by bringing:
- your child’s health insurance card/information
- a list of all medications your child takes
- a list of any questions or concerns
- copies of any records from other doctors
- your completed forms
Services We Provide
Erin Shyong is our certified dietician. She sees patients Friday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. She can assist families with many nutritional issues, such as:
- infant/toddler feeding problems
- obesity/weight management matters
- food allergies, gluten sensitivity and food intolerances
- high cholesterol
- general nutritional health
Please call our office to schedule an appointment.
Orangetown Pediatrics was named the first Breastfeeding Friendly Pediatric Practice in Rockland County.
Lenora Mesibov and Laura Rime are our lactation consultants. They are available Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
They can assist with many breastfeeding issues such as:
- establishing good breastfeeding habits early on
- inadequate weight gain
- latching difficulties
- supply issues
- returning to work
- breastfeeding multiples
- breastfeeding after surgery
- juggling pumping, feeding at the breast and supplementing
- Breastfeeding Your Newborn
- Cup Feeding Your Breastfed Baby
- Establishing and Maintaining Milk Supply When Baby is Not Breastfeeding
- How to Bottle Feed a Breastfed Baby
- La Leche League Meetings
- Lactation Cookies Recipe
- Lactation Cookies Recipe 2
- Making More Milk
- Milk Storage Chart
- Storing BreastMilk
- Switch Nursing
- Tongue Tie Release
- When Baby Bites
If you have any breastfeeding questions, please call the office and schedule a consultation.
We now offer concussion testing at Orangetown Pediatrics for children ages 10 and older. We use a program called ImPACT (Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Test), a neurocognitive test to help guide concussion care.
The first step is to get a baseline test, which takes about 20-25 minutes. This test evaluates verbal and visual memory, processing speed and reaction time. If your child has an injury, we use this baseline reading to evaluate the extent of the injury and make return-to-play recommendations. Some of the local high schools offer baseline testing for varsity athletes, but we recommend a baseline test for all children ages 10 or older who play sports.
Call our office if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.
Jessica Rough is our Developmental Nurse Practitioner. Her expertise is in developmental and behavioral pediatrics. Jessica sees patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Information About the Office
Regular visits are recommended for all children and teens to check on general health, growth and development, and to receive immunizations. These appointments should be made four to eight weeks in advance. If there are concerns, especially during the first few months, your doctor may recommend your child be seen more often.
Well Visit Schedule
We do our best to see our sick patients on the same day. Please call early in the day to help facilitate this.
Our self-scheduling tool is intended for simple health problems like sore throat, earache, cough, fever, rash, and common straightforward health problems.
You may only self-schedule a sick appointment if your child:
- is over six months of age
- only has one health problem
- has had symptoms fewer than three days
If your child falls outside this criteria, please call our office to schedule a sick appointment so we can better serve you.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, walk-in hours are temporarily suspended. Thank you for understanding.
After hours, a medical provider is always available by telephone for urgent calls and emergencies. You may call our office at 845-359-0010, and our answering service will put you in touch with one of our providers.
On alternate weekends, our after-hours coverage is provided by Bardonia Pediatrics: Dr. Adam Lerche, Dr. Sandra Ortiz and Dr. Louise Jovino. Their telephone number is 845-623-8031.
Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ has a Pediatric Emergency Room open 24 hours a day.
Maria Ferrari Children’s Hospital in Westchester has a Pediatric Emergency Room open 24 hours a day.
- Allergic Reactions
- Baby Acne and Milia
- Baby's Vision and Eye Movements
- Booster Seats
- Bug Bites
- Car Seats
- Car Seat Safety
- Constipation in Babies
- Coughs and Colds in Babies
- Cradle Cap
- Diarrhea in Babies
- Digital Curfew
- Ear Infection
- Ear Infections
- Fever in Babies
- Flu Vaccine
- Food Allergies in Babies
- Hand Washing
- Germ Prevention
- Heart Murmurs in Babies
- Helmet Safety
- Hernias in Babies
- Hydration Importance
- Introducing Solid Food
- Molluscum Contagiosum
- Newborn Baby Talk
- Nutrition Tips
- Over-the-counter Medication
- Pink Eye
- Poison Ivy
- Safe Sleeping
- Social Media Tips
- Swimmer's Ear
- Teeth Brushing
- Travel Tips
- Water Safety
Resources & Links
- Insurance Information
- If your policy requires a PCP (primary care physician), please be sure to assign an Orangetown Pediatric physician BEFORE making an appointment.
- Center for Disease Control traveler’s health: information on health topics by destination, including vaccines and medications you will need for your trip. Be sure to check this a few months prior to travel.
- Consumer Product Safety Commission: list of recalled products and safety tips.
- Symptom Checker