How To Know If Your Child Has Autism

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One of the hardest things we have to do as pediatricians is tell parents that their child has autism. But one of the most meaningful things is watching these same families learn to value their child for who they are rather than who they are not. To help dispel some myths about autism, we’ve gathered

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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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WHP Pediatrician Dr. Peter Richel’s Back To School Tips Featured In U.S. News & World Report

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Peter Richel MD of Westchester Health Pediatrics Offers Back To School Health Tips For Parents Katonah, NY, September 4, 2015 — With the start of each new school year, parents need to remember the importance of keeping their children healthy, Dr. Peter Richel, a pediatrician with Westchester Health Pediatrics, advises.

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What You Need To Know About Measles

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Measles is an acute viral infection which has been relatively low in number for many years, in large part due to the vaccine protocol recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. We strongly recommend vaccinating your child against the measles

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The Sun Is Out In Any Season So Protect Your Skin Year-Round

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As we all know, much study has been devoted to the effects of the sun on our skin. That wonderful, warm sun that we love to bask in and play in can cause significant damage to our skin. But if we are not careful, injury can occur, such as first or second degree burns. Spots and

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