Melville, NY – August 5, 2013 – Allied Pediatrics of New York (APNY), a single-specialty pediatric group serving Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Orange and Westchester Counties, today announced Huntington Village Pediatrics, located in Huntington, NY, has joined APNY. With the addition of Huntington Village Pediatrics, APNY continues its strategic growth in the Long Island pediatrics market.
“Allied Pediatrics continues to be focused on improving the quality of pediatric care,” said Gary Mirkin, MD, CEO of Allied Pediatrics. “We are pleased to partner with Huntington Village Pediatrics, a practice that has demonstrated longstanding leadership within the specialty of pediatrics. This new partnership will allow us to continue to add value to our organization.”
For over 50 years, Huntington Village Pediatrics has been has been providing top quality medical care to the children of the Huntington community and surrounding areas. The practice, run by Drs. Cohen, Caravella and Meltzer, will continue to provide the same high quality pediatric care to infants, children and adolescents.
“With health care reform and its uncertainties, this was an optimal time to align with a pediatric group that has the infrastructure to provide us with access to additional resources, knowledge and support,” said Salvatore J. Caravella, M.D. “What drew us to Allied Pediatrics is our ability to continue to practice medicine with the same operational control of our practice, while gaining the depth and breadth of resources offered by APNY. As a new APNY member, we look forward to enhancing our practice and sharing these new benefits with our patients.”
Salvatore J. Caravella, M.D., board-certified in Pediatrics and Neonatology, joined the practice in 1988 after a three year research fellowship at Westchester County Medical Center. During his fellowship, he participated in numerous research endeavors and is well published in the pediatric medical literature. After his arrival in Huntington, his main goal was to modernize the neonatology service at Huntington Hospital, which came to fruition in 1994. Today, he concentrates his efforts to educate on newborn, infant and child health through appropriate nutrition, parental guidance, and promotion of healthy lifestyles and exercise. Dr. Caravella is a member of the American Medical Association, the New York State Medical Society, the New York Pediatric Society, the Suffolk County Medical Society, the Suffolk County Pediatric Society and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Martin B. Cohen, M.D., has been enthusiastically caring for children in the community for over forty years. He attended college at New York University and went on to receive his medical degree from New York Medical College. He completed his Pediatric Residency training at Meadowbrook Hospital. Dr. Cohen has served on the Huntington Hospital Medical Board and has been an active member of the hospital staff for over thirty years, serving on multiple committees during his tenure. Dr. Cohen is a member of the New York Pediatric Society, the Suffolk Pediatric Society and The Suffolk County Medical Society.
Eve Meltzer Krief, M.D., joined the practice in 1999. Dr. Meltzer attended Undergraduate School at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where she majored in Comparative Literature. She went on to receive her medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel-Aviv and completed her Pediatric Residency training at Schneider Children’s Hospital of Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Meltzer is a member of The Medical Society of the State of New York, The Suffolk County Medical Society, the Suffolk Pediatric Society and is a fellow of The American Academy of Pediatrics.
To learn more about Allied Pediatrics, please visit www.alliedphysiciansgroup.com.
About Allied Pediatrics
Allied Pediatrics of New York (APNY), PLLC is a single-specialty pediatric group consisting of twenty-six established and highly regarded practices/divisions in Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Orange and Westchester Counties. As a physician owned and operated group, Allied Pediatrics central focus is to improve the quality of pediatric care while reducing operational costs. Allied Pediatrics’ services include: well visits, same-day sick visits, prenatal consultations, behavioral testing, lactation consultations, a weight management program, an afterhours center, patient portal and an iPhone app which provides a quick resource for medication dosing, a symptom checker and parenting advice. In addition, APNY is an NCQA recognized Patient Centered Medical Home. For more information, visit www.alliedpeds.com.