Peter Richel, MD of Westchester Health Pediatrics Wins Vitals Patients’ Choice Award

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Well-Regarded Pediatrician Receives Coveted Award For Fifth Consecutive Year Katonah, NY, May 24, 2016 – Westchester Health Associates and Westchester Health Pediatrics are pleased to announce that Peter Richel, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician in the group’s Mt. Kisco/Smith Avenue office, has been given the Vitals Patients’ Choice Award for the fifth consecutive year. Vitals, the

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Getting Proper Healthcare Should NOT Be Like A Fast Food Meal

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I have a wonderful group of pediatric patients whom I attend to daily. Although I am part of Westchester Health Pediatrics, my practice has the feel of a solo practitioner’s office since I am the only physician in my location. However, part of my partnership with Westchester Health puts me in the position to take

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Is Your Child Being Bullied?

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Nobody likes to be bullied. And no one should have to be, especially your child. Although bullying can happen at any age, it seems to be particularly prevalent during the elementary and middle school years. Can anything be done to stop it? Yes. Here are some practical guidelines and advice, gathered from our many years’ experience

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Worried That Your Teen May Be Using Opioids?

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we’ve recently been talking to a number of concerned parents who are worried that their teenagers may be using and abusing drugs, specifically opioids. Opioids are all over the news these days, potentially leading to addiction, overdose and even death, which is why we wanted to offer this blog with some

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How To Tell If You Have Lyme Disease

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Happily, spring is coming! Unhappily, ticks and Lyme disease are also on the way. Many of our parents, especially those who spend a lot of time outdoors with their children, are concerned about tick bites and have asked for guidelines to prevent Lyme disease, as well as ways to tell if they or their children

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