Our Offices Are Open 365 Days A Year
Welcome to Pediatric Associates of NYC. We are a practice of experienced board certified pediatricians caring for infants, children and adolescents with two offices conveniently located in midtown Manhattan and Park Slope, Brooklyn. Our goal is to have a positive impact on the lives of the children and families we care for by providing exceptional health care and compassionate service.
At Pediatric Associates of NYC, we offer a full range of pediatric care services including prenatal visits for expecting parents, well baby and child check–ups, immunizations and same day sick visit appointments. Our offices offer extensive office hours from 8AM to 8PM to meet the needs of busy families. We are committed to providing quality care in a comfortable office setting, where children and parents can feel at ease.
Please browse our website and familiarize yourself with our practice. We hope that it will serve as a valuable resource for you. You will find a lot of helpful information about our practice including doctor bios, common medication dosing sheets, well and sick visit information sheets, directions to our New York and Brooklyn offices, and new patient forms.
Pediatric Associates of NYC looks forward to working together with you to guide your child along a path toward optimal physical and emotional health and well-being. We can assure you that you will feel confident in our ability to not only meet, but exceed all of your expectations.
For questions or to schedule an appointment, contact our offices today!
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Pediatric Associates offers weekly lactation support and monthly evening infant CPR courses at both our Manhattan and Brooklyn offices.
If you are interested in participating in these classes, please contact the providers directly for dates, times and pricing.
Patricia McGuire- 917.553.8381
Susan Burger (Thur) - 917.912.8066
Freda Rosenfeld (Wed) - 718.469.5990
Infant CPR course by Save-A-Tot: Classes for parents, expecting parents, grandparents and caregivers
The sun is shining and the weather is warming up. Summer is upon us and it is important to think about how to best protect our skin and the skin of our children.
Sunscreen is essential for all children regardless of their skin color. Sunscreen can be applied to infants beginning at 6 months of age. The skin of an infant is thinner and more prone to sunburn. All infants, but especially those younger than 6 months, should be kept in the shade as much as possible. (This is especially true during the peak sun hours, 10am-2pm). Young infants should wear clothing to cover their skin and a brimmed hat. For older infants and children, sunscreen is most effective if applied 15-30 minutes before going outside. It should be re-applied every 2 hours and after swimming or excessive sweating.
SPF 30 is recommended. There is no need to purchase any sunscreen with an SPF higher than 50. The label should indicate that it is “broad spectrum” or protects against UVA and UVB rays. The main ingredient should be zinc or titanium dioxide. Some children are sensitive to PABA, so PABA-free is preferred.
It is important to balance the ease of use with the overall effectiveness of the product. While sprays are convenient, it is hard to tell if areas of skin have been missed. Although applying cream is more time consuming and may create ‘application battles’, they are generally more effective in preventing sunburns. I recommend trying to find a product that you will use consistently.
Unfortunately, Sunburns happen.. Some ways to make your child more comfortable are:
- cool compresses on the sunburned skin
- aloe vera gel applied to the area
- ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain relief
- moisturizer as the skin starts peeling.