Welcome to Peconic Pediatrics and Breastfeeding Medicine– Riverhead
Allied Physicians Group, Peconic Pediatrics office in Riverhead, New York, is home to caring, knowledgeable healthcare providers that are dedicated to helping your child be as happy and healthy as possible. We’re a different kind of pediatric practice because we don’t speak doctor – we speak parent. We’re right beside you for every milestone, big and small, from birth through college, with the answers you need and the peace of mind you want.Request an Appointment
Directions to Our Practice
Fax: 631-722-7851Schedule an Office Tour!
Monday: 9:00AM- 5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM- 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM- 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM- 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM- 5:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM- 12:00PM
Evening and Sunday appointments are available upon request.
**Telehealth available daily until 10:30PM
No matter where you are, you can rely on us for dependable pediatric care using our telehealth services. Our physicians consult with you via video conferencing to evaluate conditions, manage symptoms, and advise you on proper care—no office visit required!
How Does Pediatric Telehealth Work?
Patients can connect with their doctor using an iOS or Android device. Similar to a FaceTime, Skype, or Zoom call, simply use the AnyTime Pediatrics App on your smartphone or tablet to successfully consult with us.
You will need to input our Telehealth practice code.
What Can My Pediatrician Evaluate Through Telehealth?
What Can My Pediatrician Evaluate:
- Asthma control education
- Behavioral health
- Breastfeeding support
- Colds and other minor illnesses
- Constipation, diarrhea, or vomiting
- COVID-19 (coronavirus symptoms)
- Minor trauma screening (cuts, abrasions, animal bites)
- Nutrition support
- Pink eye
And much more!
The Pediatric Telehealth Process
Step One – Open or download the AnyTime Pediatrics App
Step Two – Request a Consultation
Log into the app on your device and click on the patient icon. Select the patient who will be seen and choose “Request a Visit.” You should see our practice listed.
If we are grayed out, then our office is not open to walk-in telemedicine visits at this time. However, you may be able to schedule a visit still. In these circumstances, please contact our office to schedule.
Step Three – Consult with Your Doctor
You will enter the virtual waiting room. You may receive chat notifications from the admin to gather important information once you enter the practice’s virtual waiting room. Otherwise, you will be routed to the next available clinician.
Step Four – End the Call
Once your consultation is complete, you may return to your daily activity without disruption.
Daytime Visits: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
After-Hour Visits: Seven Days a Week 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm
For new patients, please call 833-269-2444 and enter practice code 2444.
After-Hours Telehealth Visits
After-hours telehealth visits are available seven nights a week with an Allied pediatrician from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. For technical issues or concerns, you can speak with a telehealth coordinator at 833-269-2444 any time after 6:30 pm.
To request an after-hours telehealth visit, click here.View Service
Infancy, childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood are delicate periods for a child. Well visits are an essential part to live a healthy life. It is important to keep up-to-date with your child’s visits and immunizations.
Routine Well Visits
Our pediatricians monitor your child’s growth to ensure they meet all milestones and benchmarks. We provide easy-to-follow care schedules for your child based on age, medical history, and other essential factors.
Well visits include:
- General screenings
- Lab work
When your child experiences a common illness, our pediatricians are available to treat your sick child as soon as possible in a compassionate, friendly environment. Patients can also access specialty clinicians should an illness require advanced diagnostic attention or care.
Immunizations and vaccinations are important to shield your little one against preventable diseases, such as whooping cough (pertussis) and measles, which can be extremely dangerous to your children. It is important to stay on top of your child’s immunization schedule by attending all your child’s well visits.
Minor Injury Care
Much like sickness, injuries tend to occur suddenly and without warning. If your child suffers a minor injury and requires medical attention, our pediatricians can apply the treatments needed for proper healing.View Service
Whether you are nurturing your firstborn or feeding the newest addition to your family, breastfeeding is a journey with many highs and lows. Allied’s breastfeeding specialists are available to provide compassionate lactation support in this phase of motherhood.
Transitioning to parenthood can be overwhelming. The fourth trimester is a unique period for mother and baby, and all breastfeeding mothers deserve an in-depth session with follow-ups as needed to optimize their health and the health of their infants. Allied’s breastfeeding and lactation support specialists are honored to provide quality breastfeeding and lactation medical care to breastfeeding families where their individual goals can be met.
Allied’s breastfeeding medicine specialists include board-certified pediatricians, international board-certified lactation consultants, and specialists who offer in-office consultations and solutions to help moms and babies accomplish a breastfeeding plan that works for them. We also offer virtual visits for your convenience and comfort, which have been invaluable resources to new moms in those early, sleepless days!
Common Reasons for an Appointment
- Difficulty with latch and positioning
- Sore, cracked, bleeding nipples
- Breast pain, pain with breastfeeding
- Concern about low milk supply/oversupply
- Tongue tie and lip tie
- Baby slow weight gain, rapid weight gain
- Baby fussy, gassy, allergy, reflux
- Breastfeeding after breast reduction, augmentation, biopsy, or surgery
- Breastfeeding multiples
- Breastfeeding premature infants
- Pumping, returning to work
- Engorgement, plugged ducts
- Breast and nipple infections
It can be challenging to pinpoint the root cause of behavioral problems. Our behavioral health specialists will work closely with you to help provide personalized care.
Our physicians will consult on care for a wide range of behaviors, including:
- Sleep disorders
- Behavioral problems vs. disorders
- Learning problems
- Eating problems
Ear piercing can be separated into two categories – infancy and “when they are old enough to ask for it.”
Infancy – Ear piercing during infancy is best done between 3 and 10 months. Before 3 months they are too young and after 10 months they are more active making the actual piercing more difficult.
Older children – Ear piercing after 10 months of age may be slightly more complex. Not only does the child have to ask for the piercing, but they have to sit still for the piercing as well. After 10 months we recommend 3-year-olds being the youngest. However, we can assess on a child-by-child basis depending on the individual.
Ear piercing is not covered by insurance.
We solely pierce ear lobes. We do not pierce the cartilage higher up on the ear as the risk of infection is too great. We do not pierce any other body parts.
We use the patented Medi-System which is only available in a physician’s office. The earring goes in and the backing goes on at the time of the piercing. The tiny “diamond” stud is surrounded by 24-karat gold and the only metal touching your child’s skin is titanium. This inert metal is the least likely to cause any kind of allergic reaction at the site of the piercing.View Service
Pediatric Care Team of Riverhead, New York
The skilled pediatricians, nurses, and staff at Peconic Pediatrics ensure your family receives the best possible care in Riverhead, New York. As members of Allied Physicians Group, our offices have access to a network of pediatricians and specialists to support our pediatric services, solutions, resources, and capabilities for your child’s health. Learn more about our pediatricians and our practice’s commitment to your family.
Jennifer Shaer, MDRead Bio
Fatema Meah, MDRead Bio
Jennifer Rich, MDRead Bio
Brad Fell, MDRead Bio
Lisa Visentin, MDRead Bio
Megan Kasnicki, MDRead Bio
Douglas Friedfeld, MDRead Bio
Jessica Cohn, MDRead Bio
Kerri Roesch, PARead Bio
Kara Crawford, NPRead Bio
Tracey Messina, NPRead Bio
Jaclyn Mcquade, PARead Bio
Kelly Kerrane, NPRead Bio
Forms & Resources
PEDIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH
You’ll find a friend in us if you’re concerned about your child’s mental health. We have experience with ADHD and managing mild childhood mental health problems. If a referral to a specialist, such as a social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist is needed, we can help you get one. A 3-5 day period is requested to complete a referral and we kindly request advanced notice before your appointment. You can always request a referral easily through in our secure patient portal.
- The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
- The Postpartum Resource Center of New York
- The Mental Health Association of Suffolk County
- Children & Adults Living With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Frequently Asked Insurance Questions
- Record Release Form (English)
- Record Release Form (Spanish)
- Family Registration (English)
- Family Registration (Spanish)
About Peconic Pediatrics and Breastfeeding Medicine– Riverhead in Riverhead, New York
At Peconic Pediatrics in Riverhead, NY our focus is on prevention. We don’t only want to be there for you when your child is sick; we want to be a guide and a resource for every milestone, big and small, from birth through college.
Our lactation specialists make ensure breastfeeding goes as smoothly as possible, and offer special programs like Healthy Habits that teach families how to fall in love with fruits and veggies.
You will also find a patient advocate in our Clinical Care Coordinator, who will help you and your family navigate the often complicated health care system. We will help with referrals, appointments with specialists as well as insurance company issues.
About Allied Physicians Group in New York
Founded in 2006, Allied Physicians Group is the largest physician-owned pediatric partnership in New York metropolitan area. As a physician-led organization, Allied Physicians Group is a growing partnership of more than 35 pediatric practices, asthma, allergy, immunology, pulmonary specialists, and adult medicine physicians, who are located throughout Greater New York City, Long Island, and the lower Hudson Valley region. Each year, the 150 clinicians of Allied Physicians Group see more than 180,000 patients and remain dedicated to comprehensive, quality healthcare for all patients.
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