The Department of Pediatrics includes six physicians and one certified pediatric nurse practitioner who is also an IBLCE Lactation Consultant. We are committed to providing quality care for infants, children and adolescents. Our practice is open 7 days a week for acute care.
In case of illness and depending on the urgency of the problem, an appointment may be obtained with one of the pediatricians who is available that day. All members of the department have access to the electronic medical records and communicate with each other regarding the care of patients within the group.
Most parents select one of our pediatricians whom their children see for routine visits. An ongoing relationship is established as the physician becomes familiar with the needs of the child and the family. All patients are seen by appointment only.
Use our Patient Portal to access MyChart, where you can manage your appointments, communicate with your doctor, request prescription refills, access your test results and more.
Newborns are cared for daily by one of the pediatricians in the nursery at Huntington Hospital. When the need arises, newborns are also seen by a neonatologist from the Huntington Hospital affiliated Division of Neonatal Medicine of North Shore University Hospital.
Early follow-up of newborns in the office followed by routine visits at prescribed intervals is encouraged. Goals of the visits include:
- Physical examination
- Growth monitoring
- Neuro-developmental assessment
- Administration of vaccines for prevention of infectious diseases
- Guidance and advice on topics such as nutrition and behavior issues
Lactation Consultation and Services
We provide lactation support and consultation by appointment. Our goal is to provide care, education, and counseling for mothers and families to help create a positive breastfeeding and bonding experience for mother and baby.
We provide resources to help families reach their own breastfeeding goals while striving to help families meet the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations. The AAP endorses, “exclusive breastfeeding for about 6 months, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced, with continuation of breastfeeding for 1 year or longer as mutually desired by mother and infant.”
Immunizations against infectious diseases are a critical part of preventive care and are required for school entry. We encourage all patients to be fully immunized. For more information on vaccination, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Primary Care
Kenneth H. Prushik, MD, and Kathrynne F. Yland, MD, completed the CAP PC, Mini Fellowship program in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Primary Care. Both are skilled at recognizing, assessing, and managing mild to moderate mental health problems in children and adolescents, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, and depression.
Mount Sinai Doctors Long Island has an onsite lab in our Pediatrics Department staffed with skilled professionals trained to work with children. The lab is open Monday through Friday.
During the day, our nursing staff is available to provide advice on a variety of common pediatric issues. Nurses also review urgent care and same-day visit requests to ensure patients are seen when appropriate. When possible, doctors will return calls by the end of office hours. After hours, a provider is always on call to meet any urgent medical needs of your child.
Pediatricians in our department are deeply committed to sharing information we believe to be helpful and enriching to parents. We utilize guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and have literature in many common pediatrics issues like vaccinations, ADHD and frequent ear infections. We have fact sheets from the CDC on all of our vaccinations.
We work closely with pediatric-trained radiologists to handle the imaging needs of children on-site. This includes ultrasounds, magnetic resonance enterography, magnetic resonance imaging, CT scans, and x-rays.
The board-certified Mount Sinai pediatric gastroenterologists provide specialized, family-centered care for infants, children, and teens with a wide variety of digestive and liver disorders. We provide comprehensive, evidence-based care for children with many common and complex conditions, including:
- Celiac disease
- Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Liver, biliary and pancreatic diseases
We offer the following services to young patients and their families at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan:
- Pediatric Endoscopy
- Pediatric Radiology
Patients with complex cases have access to the multidisciplinary team at The Mount Sinai Hospital where we coordinate care with nurse practitioners, social workers, nutritionists, and child-life specialists. Working together, our team is dedicated to achieve the best care for your child.