Welcome to Peds First Pediatrics
Peds First Pediatrics provides the highest quality of health care for your children while maintaining premier customer service. As a team, our emphasis is on educating the community in maintaining healthy lifestyles. This is a superior way to manage a child’s health rather than treating disease once it occurs. When prevention fails though, rest assured that our doctors and staff will continue to educate themselves to remain current with the latest information science has to offer and will utilize new technologies when available.
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
Pediatric Care Team of Medford, New York
Peds First Pediatrics will provide your children with the highest quality of health care while maintaining premier customer service. As a team, we emphasize educating the community to maintain healthy lifestyles. This is a superior way to manage a child’s health rather than treating disease once it occurs. When prevention fails, rest assured that our doctors and staff will continue to educate themselves to remain current with the latest information science and utilize new technologies when available.
Jason Halegoua, Ph.D., MD
Jay Ipye, MD
Jennifer Nastasi, DO
Rosa Cataldo, MD
Kerry Moore, MD
Cynthia Longjohn, MD
Kim Joyner, MD
Laura McDowell, PA
Janelle Tychnowitz, PNP
Sara McGuire, PNP
Jennifer Giordano, FNP
Cathy Flynn, PNP
Keisha Williams, NP
Erica Singer, PA
Tara Duras, PA, IBCLC
Regina Ely, LCSW
About Peds First Pediatrics in Medford, New York
Peds First Pediatrics is here for your family’s healthcare needs. Serving patients in Medford, New York, Jason Halegoua, Ph.D., MD, Jay Ipye, MD, Jennifer Nastasi, DO, Rosa Cataldo, MD, Kerry Moore, MD, Cynthia Longjohn, MD, Kim Joyner, MD, Laura McDowell, PA, Janelle Tychnowitz, PNP, Sara McGuire, PNP, Jennifer Giordano, FNP, Cathy Flynn, PNP, Keisha Williams, NP, Erica Singer, PA, Tara Duras, PA, IBCLC, Regina Ely, LCSW and our trusted team of nurses and staff equip your children with the care, tools, and resources necessary to grow up strong and healthy.
Our pediatric services include Pediatric Services, Breastfeeding and Lactation Support, and Behavioral Health.
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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