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Scarsdale Pediatric Associates, PC

William Lee, MD, FAAP;Scott D. Bookner, MD, FAAP;Judith P. Halpern, MD, FAAP, Amanda Menco, MD .....914-725-0800 or 914-725-0801

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Scarsdale Pediatrics is a friendly, state-of-the-art medical practice specializing in the care of children and adolescents from birth until 21 years of age.   Our office is conveniently located in the center of the Village of Scarsdale and has on-site valet parking.    We are open seven days per week and have evening hours.  We have separate waiting rooms for sick and well children.  Drs. Lee, Bookner and Halpern  are board-certified and have  been practicing pediatrics for at least 20 years. Dr. Menco has recently completed her pediatric residency training at one of the finest institutions in the New York metropolitan area.   Dr. Bookner is  the immediate past-Director of Pediatrics at White Plains Hospital Center.  Dr. Lee is the camp physician for Camp Mohawk in White Plains.

 

 

Now located at 7 Popham Rd. We're  at 7 Popham Rd., 3rd floor, down the hall from Soul Cycle and above CVS.  There is valet parking by attendants on the ground floor, for a reduced fee. 

 

 Directions From Your Home: Click on the following link.

Scarsdale Pediatrics Mapquest Directions

 

 

As of the 1st week of April, 2014, there are high levels of FLU in the NY Metropolitan area.  The best way to protect yourself and your child is to be vaccinated.  Practice good hand-washing at all times.  Do not share others' food or drinks.  According to the NY State Dept. of Health website, the most common underlying condition in children hospitalized with the flu is:   "no underlying condition."  

FLU VACCINES are still available.  FlLU SEASON IS HERE.   You may call to speak to a nurse to schedule your child's vaccine.  Please call during regular hours.  914-725-0800x28. The flu vaccine is strongly recommended for ALL PERSONS 6 MONTHS OR OLDER.  Children under age nine who have never had 2 doses of vaccine in one year need two doses this season (one month apart).  All others only need one dose.     Those with severe egg allergy should receive the vaccine from their allergists.  The flu is a potentially deadly disease, even in healthy persons.  The best protection against the flu is a vaccine.  And parents, make sure to see your doctors too so you can be vaccinated. 


 July 16, 2013

 

We happily announce the addition of  Amanda Menco, M.D.  to our practice.  Dr. Menco recently completed her pediatric residency training at Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York (North Shore - Long Island Jewish Medical System).  Previously, she graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. and earned her medical degree from New York Medical College.  Dr. Menco is licensed to practice medicine in New York State and will see patients from birth through 21 years of age.  Dr. Menco has performed research in the area of cardiac arrhythmias. She has been a volunteer at the Double-H Ranch for children with life-threatening illnesses.  She has also volunteered for Unite for Sight and as a member of the social service team of La Casita de la Salud.  In addition, she is an accomplished violist.  We strongly believe that Dr. Menco fits into Scarsdale Pediatrics' philosophy of caring for patients and their families by being caring, thorough, knowledgeable and accommodating --  ideals established many years ago by Dr. Edis.  Dr. Menco will begin seeing patients in August and we look forward to many happy and successful years as she joins our family.

 

 

  

 

If you encounter a problem with the phone system, our answering service can be reached directly by calling 914-524-8862.  Please do NOT call this number unless the usual number (725-0800 or 725-0801) is out of order.


 

 

 

 

 

The CDC and Department of Health recommend that because of cases of MEASLES being brought into this country by travelers, all children between 6 months and 12 months receive a dose of MMR vaccine before ANY TRAVEL OUTSIDE THE U.S.  Normally, children receive the first dose at age 1 year and the 2nd dose at age 4 years.  The new recommendation also is for children over 1 year to receive the 2nd dose before traveling.  (Note that New York State requires 2 doses of MMR after the age of 12 months, prior to entering kindergarten.  Therefore, if a child receives a dose between 6 and 12 months for travel, it will not count toward these 2 doses.)




Health advisory: Those traveling to the Carribean, especially people performing missionary work, are at risk for dengue fever, a disease spread by mosquitoes.  It is important to use mosquito repellent and mosquito netting, especially in places and times of day when mosquitoes are prevalent.  See:

www.cdc.gov/travel/

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 Video clearly explaining 1998 fraudulent Wakefield study and why there has scientifically proven to be NO LINK between vaccines and autism.  Please watch: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/vaccine-preventable-outbreaks-are-real/

 

 

The bottom line:

MMR is safe.

Measles is deadly.

Mumps and rubella are extremely dangerous, too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Did you know that many popular sports drinks have MORE sugar than cola?  Only use sports drinks when your child is performing prolonged strenuous exercise or exercise in excessive heat.  Otherwise, water is best during sports and at meals/snacks. 

 

 

 

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Watch this space for notices about the office or important public health issues in the news.

 

 

 

 

 

Remember that all children between 40 and 80 lbs. must be in a booster seat when riding in a car (unless over 4 ft., 9 in.) and must be in the back seat.

 

 

 

Studies have shown that decreasing one's time watching TV or sitting in front of the computer can significantly decrease one's BMI (body mass index).


 

Useful Websites:

 

American Academy of Pediatrics: www.aap.orgfor all kinds of pediatric health information

 

Centers for Disease Control -  foreign travel information:  www.cdc.gov/travel/

 

Vaccine information from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia:  www.vaccine.chop.edu/parents

A non-profit organization committed to providing accurate information about vaccines

 

White Plains Hospital Centerwww.wphospital.org

 

Car Seat Information

www.carseat.org

 Go to www.safeny.ny.gov/seat-cal.htm to find out where you can have your car seat inspected.

Car Seats for Special Needs Children

www.preventinjury.org

 

New York State Department of Health:

www.health.state.ny.us/

 

Westchester County Department of Health:

www.westchestergov.com/health/

 

Quit smoking:

www.anti-smoking.org/quitting.htm

 

Children of Alcoholics Foundation:

www.coaf.org

 

Donate to help end cancer in children:

www.TayBandz.org


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Scarsdale Pediatric Associates, PC

 

7 Popham Rd.

3rd floor

Scarsdale, NY 10583

 

phone: 914-725-0800

   or  725-0801

 

fax: 914-722-4501

 


Hours:

Monday 9am-7pm

Tuesday 9am-7pm

Wednesday 9am-7pm

Thursday 9am-7pm

Friday 9am-7pm

Saturday 9am-5pm

Sunday: for emergencies (call first)

 


Insurances we accept:

(If you are not sure if your insurance is accepted, please call.  Also, newly accepted insurances may not be listed yet.  If your insurance is not on this list, please call to check).

 

Aetna Health Plan

 

Cigna PPO

 

Empire Blue Choice

(except indemnity and traditional plans)

 

Choice Care  (may be noted on Humana cards) 

 

Health Plus Amerigroup

 

MVP 

  

Multiplan (NOT through GHI plan)

 

Oxford Health Plans

 

PHCS PPO

 

Pomco

 

United Health Care

(except the Empire Govt Plan)

 

 


Hospital affiliations:

 

Admitting privileges at White Plains Hospital

 

Consulting privileges at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center

 

Affiliated with Columbia Presbyterian