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Fri 11/24 OPEN: Walk-in sick clinic 8-11am @ 146th St. office
Sat/Sun 11/25-11/26 OPEN: Weekend walk-in sick kid clinics

Why Choose A Pediatrician?

More training in caring for children

Pediatricians spend as much as three to six years in pediatric training after medical school. That is up to 24 times more training in the care of children than other physicians who receive an average of three additional months of pediatric training after medical school.

Pediatricians understand that children are not small adults

Children often present different symptoms from adults. They may need different prescriptions or treatments than adults. Pediatricians are specially trained to recognize the importance of these differences, especially with young children and newborns.

Quality Primary Care

Pediatricians are trained to provide comprehensive care for children, including preventive care. Pediatricians often work in teams with other professionals, including nurse practitioners, to provide high-quality, cost effective primary care. High-quality care leads to better outcomes for children and reduced costs for families and society.

Cutting Edge Knowledge

Pediatricians see only children and adolescents. Constant changes in medicine can make it difficult to stay up to date. Pediatricians stay current by concentrating their efforts on changes in medicine affecting children.


As a part of their extensive training, pediatricians are experienced in the physical, emotional, and social development of children. Children may be too young or shy to talk so pediatricians understand the importance of listening carefully to your child, and to you. Pediatricians answer your questions, helping you to understand and promote your child’s healthy development. Pediatricians also address issues affecting a child’s family and home environment.

Pediatricians are trained to:

  • Help you determine healthy lifestyles for your child and useful ways to role model your choices
  • Offer advice on preventing illness and injuries
  • Provide early and appropriate care of acute illness to prevent its progressionAmerican Academy of Pediatrics Seal
  • Treat life threatening childhood conditions requiring intensive care

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 53,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub specialists, and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The American Academy of Pediatrics is highly respected for its child advocacy work. The Academy works to:

  • See that all immunizations are fully paid for by state and private insurance
  • Reduce the number of intentional and unintentional injuries, including those associated with alcohol and substance abuse
  • Promote healthy lifestyles for children and adolescents
  • Increase access to health care for all children, including those with special needs and the homeless
  • Assure health and safety standards in child care settings

Why choose a Northpoint Pediatrics pediatrician?

  • All of our pediatricians are board certified and fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • We treat children like children, not as small adults
  • We give children respect as individuals entitled to special care
  • We are fully staffed because we value your time - we will promptly take care of your child's needs and won't make you wait for a long time in the reception area
  • We have a team of specially trained pediatric nurses available to answer your healthcare questions
  • We set our hours to meet your needs with convenient weekday appointments and weekend walk-in sick clinics
  • We offer complimentary “get acquainted” visits so you can see our office and meet the doctor before you become a patient