Specialty Services

BCHP Specialty Services

Adolescent Medicine

Adolescent Medicine provides excellent health care to adolescents and young adults ages 11 to 24. We’re particularly sensitive to the needs and concerns of adolescents and are uniquely experienced in providing care to this age group. We’re experts at the medical management of eating disorders and provide complete gynecology services, including pelvic examinations, Pap tests, pregnancy tests, sexually transmitted disease testing, and contraceptive services, including emergency contraception.

We also work closely with an experienced team of pediatric specialists, including psychologists, psychiatrists, nutritionists, and physical and occupational therapists to provide a full range of health care services for our patients.

Adult Infectious Diseases

The Adult Infectious Diseases group consists of seven board certified physicians who have special expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of Infectious Diseases. Our physicians are graduates of prestigious American training programs and hold faculty positions at New York Medical College, three of them being full Professors

Developmental Pediatrics

At Developmental Pediatrics, we diagnose and treat children for a wide range of developmental concerns including all types of developmental delays, attention and hyperactivity disorders, learning problems and behavioral issues.

Our physicians are also certified in diagnosing and overseeing treatment for children who need physical rehabilitation services, such as physical or occupational therapy. Because children’s rehabilitation needs can be very different from those of adults, it’s important to have these services provided under the direction of a pediatric clinician.

General Pediatrics

General Pediatric is comprised of New York Medical College faculty who are experts in the health supervision of children from newborn to 21 years of age. The group of 15 board certified physicians are available for urgent care visits as well as periodic health supervision visits as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. We are experienced in the care of healthy newborns, toddlers, school aged children and young adults. In addition, we provide comprehensive office-based care to children with special health care needs and their complex medical conditions.

Medical Genetics, Inherited Metabolic & Lysosomal Storage Disorders Center

Infants and children with birth defects, growth problems and abnormal sexual development are cared for at the Regional Medical Genetics Center at Westchester Medical Center. State-of-the-art technologies are used to evaluate patients of all ages with suspected genetic problems. In addition, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment is available to patients of all ages, who have a history of a familial disorder, infertility, repeated miscarriages, family history of mental retardation or birth defects and growth disorders.

Neonatology

The excitement of newborn medicine lies first in the rapid evolution of new technologies, cutting edge developments in clinical and basic science, and bench-to-bedside correlates of human biology that are matched only by the avalanche of new discoveries that change today’s management of old diseases.Each of these features contributes to the overall intensity of neonatology and its ability to re-invent itself nearly every 5 years.

Neonatal Follow Up Program

We follow babies who may be at risk for developmental, speech and/or growth delays. These babies include, but are not limited to, those born prematurely, those with heart disease, respiratory or neurological problems and those exposed to drugs or alcohol. 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

We work with families to provide excellent care to girls and young women with surgical or medical gynecologic problems. We are trained to treat the specific gynecological needs of girls and teens, which is often different than the needs of women. We collaborate with other specialists, such as pediatric surgeons, radiologists, geneticists and endocrinologists when needed.

Pediatric Cardiology

For over 25 years, Pediatric Cardiovascular services at the Westchester Medical Center have provided outstanding comprehensive clinical care for infants, children and adolescents from throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond. The opening of the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital (MFCH) at Westchester Medical Center has strengthened those services and now provides an unmatched environment of care for children and their families. 

Pediatric Critical Care

We see about 1,300 children a year for a wide range of pediatric illnesses and injuries. Our physicians are all board-eligible or board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine (PCCM). Our nursing staff has a 25-year history of pediatric critical care experience, and our dedicated respiratory therapy team has extensive experience with pediatric patients who need respiratory support services.

Pediatric Endocrinology

The Pediatric Endocrinology Division of BCHP is one of the largest and most experienced teams in the New York Metropolitan area including the Hudson Valley region. We manage and diagnosis all endocrine and diabetes related conditions in infants, children and adolescents. Our team includes board-certified pediatric endocrinologists, certified nurse practitioners, certified diabetes educators, nurses and support staff. We are all experienced in handling the intricacies of care for complex medical conditions. We provide 24-hour care that includes inpatient and outpatient services for comprehensive, seamless continuity of care.

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Boston Children’s Health Physicians’ pediatric gastroenterologists are dedicated to providing comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services for children from infancy to adolescence with a wide variety of problems of the gastrointestinal tract, liver or biliary system, as well as children with nutritional disorders. We also strive to educate our patients and their families about their problems as well as training medical students, residents, and fellows in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition.We are fully equipped to perform a number of diagnostic procedures to help make a definitive diagnosis.

Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation

The Childhood and Adolescent Cancer & Blood Diseases Center is a cutting edge, state of the art, multidisciplinary center providing comprehensive quality care in this age group, mentoring trainees and performing interdisciplinary basic, transplantation and clinical research in cancer and blood diseases.

Pediatric Hospitalists

Members of the section also serve as the Pediatric Hospitalists at the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. With 24 hour inpatient coverage, these physicians work as a team with the pediatric medical and surgical specialists to provide expert comprehensive care to the children of the Hudson Valley who are referred to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital with moderate to severe illnesses and complex chronic diseases.

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Childhood infections are one of the most common reasons for a parent to bring a child to see a healthcare provider. While the majority of infections are benign and recovery is quick, situations do arise when consultation with a specialist is needed for evaluation of children with recurrent, prolonged, or severe infections. The pediatric specialists in the Infectious Disease and Immunology section assist in the diagnosis and management of children with a variety of known or suspected infections as well as immune deficiencies.

Pediatric Nephrology

Diagnosing and treating kidney diseases in infants, children and adolescents is the focus of pediatric nephrologists at the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. Specialists also work with children facing end-stage kidney disease, who may require dialysis and life-saving kidney transplants.

Pediatric Neurology

Our pediatric neurology team  treats infants, children and adolescents with  neurological problems that include epilepsy, seizures, concussions, headaches, Bell’s palsy, movement disorders, muscular dystrophy, craniosynostosis, plagiocephaly, cerebral palsy, sleep disorders,  or other problems of the brain, nerves and muscles. In addition, our epilepsy program treats tuberous sclerosis, infantile spasms, Dravet’s syndrome, Lennox- Gastaut syndrome, Rett syndrome and the entire spectrum of childhood epilepsies.  The combined use of sophisticated non-invasive testing, in addition to close cooperation with pediatric neurosurgeons and other specialists, enables patients to receive a coordinated approach to all types of neurologic problems.  The epilepsy providers participate in clinical trials, multicenter and  NIH research.  They provide management of the ketogenic diet and treat with epilepsy surgery, including laser ablation, responsive neurostimulation and vagal nerve stimulation. Some of the providers also treat developmental, learning, attention or hyperactivity disorders.

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy, Immunology, and Sleep Medicine

The Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy, Immunology, and Sleep Medicine is the largest such division in New York State, and one of the largest in the nation. We have over twenty physicians in our division and we continue to grow. Between twenty and thirty new patients a week are referred for evaluation.

Pediatric Rheumatology

Our pediatric rheumatologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune diseases, childhood arthritis, musculoskeletal pain disorders and osteoporosis. There are more than 100 types of these diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, lupus, back pain, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia and tendonitis. Some of these are very serious diseases that can be difficult to diagnose and treat.

Psychology and Neuropsychology

The Department of Pediatric Psychology provides psychological services to patients and parents during the child’s hospitalization. The request for services can be made by the doctor or generated by the family. The division sees children and adolescents who are anxious, depressed or overwhelmed with their hospitalization or recent diagnosis. Patients with behavioral difficulties, eating disorders, noncompliance issues and conditions that may be psychogenic in nature are also seen.

Speech-Language Pathology

The Division of Speech and Language Pathology provides comprehensive speech-language evaluations for pediatric clients of all ages, from infants through teens, as well as adults, and provides individualized treatment for speech-language delays and disorders.