Parenting can be a daunting task, but fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone. When it comes to your child’s health, your best resource and partner is their pediatrician. You should know that your child’s pediatrician here at, Village Pediatric Group is ready to help you raise healthy kids–from birth through the college years.
Here’s how a pediatric doctor fits into your family’s life.
Your Pediatrician’s Office Is Your Child’s Medical Home
For recording keeping, evaluation, treatment planning, referrals, and more, your pediatrician and their support team here at Village Pediatric Group are your go-to resource for a wide range of services. Plus, when the unexpected occurs, our board-certified physicians are on-call 24/7 to provide the information you need to help you and your youngster through any medical crisis.
Because our medical practice is pediatric in nature, and our staff is child-focused. We understand that kids are not small adults, but rather, young individuals with developmentally different health needs and goals. As the parent, you’ll appreciate the philosophy of care we provide.
Pediatric Doctors Are Your Health Partners
Below are just some of the services we deliver to our patients and their families.
Your Pediatrician Treats Acute Illnesses and Injuries
When your child is struggling with a sinus infection, the flu, pink eye, or another sudden and persistent illness, our office prioritizes the in-office evaluation. We are available for off-hours consultation and provide on-site lab tests (flu, blood work, urine analysis, strep test, and more) for accurate diagnoses and medications. Your pediatrician knows your child and their health needs well, and so, they are the optimal alternative to urgent care centers or the ER.
Your Pediatrician Manages Chronic Conditions
We follow everything from asthma to diabetes to mental health conditions, such as depression. Plus, we understand the impact family dynamic, the school environment, and today’s social atmosphere can have on the management of ongoing health issues. We provide parents and children a safe place to ask questions and to evaluate treatment plans and make adjustments.
Your Pediatrician Tracks Your Child’s Development
A pediatrician is an expert in developmental milestones, such as physical growth, motor skills, language development, and more. At your child’s wellness, school, and sports check-ups, your pediatrician will track vital signs, weight, height, vision, and hearing. Your pediatrician can also help navigate the intricacies of behavioral problems, picky eating habits, bedtime woes, and more. Pediatricians also deliver childhood vaccines according to a set schedule. They are your best resource for referrals to occupational and physical therapy, psychologists, speech therapists, and more as the need arises.
Your Pediatrician Keeps And Updates Your Child’s Medical Record
The paperless chart is today’s standard for medical record-keeping. It contains vital information about your child’s medical status, vaccinations, family medical history, and therapeutic needs. From our office, we can distribute this documentation to schools, sports organizations, and others with your permission, as requested.
Your Pediatrician Provides Important Health Education
We believe knowledge empowers both parents and kids to be their healthiest selves. So, we educate and counsel adults and children on topics, such as:
- Sleep patterns
- Healthy eating
- Regular exercise
- Puberty, including sexual health and menstruation
- Family relationships
- Mental health concerns, such as anorexia, temper tantrums, and anxiety
- Educational challenges, such as learning disabilities
Village Pediatric Group in Tuckahoe, NY
Our board-certified pediatricians are Dr. Heather McGowan, Dr. Jessica Sessions, and Dr. Sandra Hughes. Children’s health is our only focus. Together with our professional staff, we are ready to help you raise the healthiest children possible.
Please call us to arrange a consultation: (914) 771-7070, or request an appointment online. We look forward to serving your family!