Parents

Is Your Teen Cutting? Here’s Help.

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we care deeply about each of our patients and do whatever we can to help them grow up happy and healthy. When we discover (or suspect) that a patient is injuring herself/himself, we take it very seriously. We immediately evaluate the individual, and if need be, refer her/him to a mental

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Looking For Speech or Hearing Services For Your Child? Look To Phelps Hospital

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At both Westchester Health Pediatrics and Phelps Hospital, your child comes first At Westchester Health Pediatrics, our mission is to provide exceptional medical care to infants, children, adolescents and young adults. When we recognize that a patient needs specialized help with speech or hearing or maybe even feeding, we recommend Phelps Hospital, one of our

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Are Your Kids Burned Out, Stressed Out? Maybe They’re Doing Too Much.

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Between school, travel sports, clubs, dance, religious classes, volunteer work, homework and maybe a job after school, a great many kids today are busier than their parents. And even though it can be a hassle driving them to and from all their activities, some parents take pride in their kids’ chock-full schedules and see them

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Could Your Child Benefit From Physical or Occupational Therapy? We Hope You Choose Phelps Hospital

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At both Westchester Health Pediatrics and Phelps Hospital, your child comes first At Westchester Health Pediatrics, our mission is to provide exceptional medical care to infants, children, adolescents and young adults. In those cases when a patient requires physical or occupational therapy, we recommend Phelps Hospital, one of our partner hospitals through Northwell Health. Each

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Our Flu Vaccine Is In! Don’t Wait—Bring Your Child In Today To Get Vaccinated

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Flu season is here: time to get the flu shot! Even though it might seem like winter is still a few months away, now is the time to get your child (and yourself) vaccinated against the flu. Don’t delay—it’s very important to protect yourself and your family by getting the flu shot before flu season is in

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If Your Child Needs To Be Admitted To A Hospital, We Highly Recommend Our Affiliate, Phelps Hospital

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At both Westchester Health Pediatrics and Phelps Hospital, your child comes first At Westchester Health Pediatrics, our mission is to provide exceptional medical care to infants, children, adolescents and young adults. Sometimes delivering this highest level of care requires patients to be admitted to the hospital. In these cases, we’re proud to be affiliated with

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How To Be A Great Dad When You Didn’t Have A Dad Yourself

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we see a lot of families, in all combinations of sizes, ages, genders, races and parenting styles. And amidst all of those moms and dads and kids, something that brings us great fulfillment is helping dads learn how to be great fathers when they themselves grew up without one. Without a

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Westchester Health Pediatrics Takes A Stand Against Teen Vaping

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The pediatricians of Westchester Health Pediatrics/Northwell Health Physician Partners do not condone the use of vaping. Vaping, particularly among teenagers, has become a national crisis. A new generation of young people is now getting hooked on nicotine, and in some cases, it’s costing them their lives. Something needs to be done, and fast, to convince

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Are Your Twins Fraternal Or Identical? For Me, I Got A Surprise!

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                                Above: Lucas and Zachary Tesler, Dr. Deborah V. Tesler’s identical twins Do you have twins whom at birth you were told were fraternal, only to find out that they are actually identical? That’s what happened to me. I’m a pediatrician

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10 Things You Can Do To Help Your Kids Get Along Better

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If you’re a parent with more than one child, you’re probably experiencing some sibling rivalry. Often, siblings clash because they’re different ages and want different things, or because they’re close in age and want the same things. And, like all of us, even the most loving brothers and sisters (or brothers and brothers, or sisters

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