Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Mount Sinai Doctors-Long Island provides the highest quality care for infants, children, and adolescents. Our offices are warm and family-friendly. Whether your child is running a fever or simply due for a check-up, our highly skilled expertise can help.
We provide the best possible preventive and sick care. We are experienced in evaluating and treating symptoms such as fever, sore throat, cough, headache, ear pain, stomach ache, spitting up, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, diaper rash, injuries, and wheezing. We also provide all immunizations, growth assessments, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder evaluations, and blood tests for allergies.
If your child is diagnosed with a condition that requires in-depth attention—such as asthma, diabetes, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, or epilepsy—we can provide referrals to the best pediatric specialists in the area. We also make recommendations for skin testing for allergies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, hearing tests, and gynecologic care.
Our Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Services
Our pediatric team takes the time to establish a relationship with you and your family. Our goal is to provide the best long-term care. We know you may have questions about your children’s health. Topics of concern could include allergies, antibiotics, behavior problems, breastfeeding, dental care, vaccines, medications for ADHD, and growth milestones. We will take the time to answer every question you may have.
We offer the full ranges of pediatric and adolescent services, including the following:
Our specialists offer early follow-up care for newborns in the office, followed by routine visits at prescribed intervals. Our goals for these visits include:
- Administration of vaccines for the prevention of infectious diseases
- Growth monitoring
- Guidance on topics such as nutrition and behavior issues
- Neuro-developmental assessment
- Physical examinations
Lactation Consultation and Services
We offer lactation support and consultation by appointment. We want the mother and baby to have a positive breastfeeding and bonding experience. We want to help you meet your own breastfeeding goals as well as those of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The AAP encourages “exclusive breastfeeding for about six months, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced, with the continuation of breastfeeding for one year or longer as mutually desired by mother and infant.”
Immunizations against infectious diseases are a critical part of preventive care and are required for school entry. We encourage all patients to be fully immunized. For more information on vaccination, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Primary Care
We are skilled in recognizing, assessing, and managing mild to moderate mental health problems in children and adolescents. These conditions include ADHD, anxiety, and depression.
Our pediatricians are committed to sharing information we believe to be helpful and enriching. We use guidelines from the AAP and have literature on many common pediatrics issues. Topics include vaccinations, ADHD, and frequent ear infections. We have fact sheets from the CDC on all our vaccinations.
Should additional diagnostic or treatment options become necessary, you and your child have access to advanced care throughout the Mount Sinai Health System. We coordinate with social workers, nutritionists, child-life specialists, and others. Working together, our team is dedicated to achieving the best care for your child.