The Woodmere practice of Pediatric Healthcare of Long Island has recently relocated to a beautiful new office facility. The new building, at 145 Franklin Place in Woodmere, faces the LIRR and is located just a few yards from the former office building.

The new office features more parking, more-spacious waiting areas, and larger exam rooms. The waiting room has a beautiful interior design with comfortable seating for adults and computer game consoles and interactive animated features for children of all ages. In addition to a waterless fish tank and animatronic characters, model trains travel through the entire office with a backdrop of the changing seasons.

The medical group invites everyone to join on Sunday, February 16, 2:00—5:00 p.m. at the office opening event. Let doctors and staff show you around the office and enjoy light refreshments while a caricaturist and magician entertain your children.

Pediatric Healthcare is proud of the reputation the practice has earned over the past 30 years. That reputation is the reason they have so many second-generation patients and why so many patients recommend the practice to their family and friends. However, excellent medical care depends upon a constant focus on enhancing and improving the quality of that care. To that end, several enhancements have been made:

– Dr. Green and Dr. Lanzillotta are completing a mini-fellowship in pediatric psychopharmacology. This will improve their ability to identify and treat common mental-health problems like anxiety and depression, in addition to attention deficit disorder. The other doctors in the group will participate in this fellowship in the fall.

– The practice is preparing to apply for status as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. This rigorous process is based upon a care team that includes the doctor, medical assistant, and the patient and family; a focus on preventive care; enhanced electronic options of communication with your doctor; and taking responsibility for the whole patient, including enhanced communication with all necessary specialists. They will invest a particular focus on improving the care of patients with asthma, attention deficit disorder, and obesity.

– Doctors will offer on-site allergy testing and allergy treatment with allergy drops. Allergy drops help allergy sufferers develop immunity to the environmental allergens that cause their symptoms. The custom-made drops are prepared in office and are administered daily at home. Successfully completing the treatment program can reduce or eliminate the need for allergy medication and can improve symptoms for many asthmatics.

– Beginning in March, the practice will offer a monthly speaker program. Specialists will discuss dental health and common dental problems, childhood anxiety, speech development and problems, breastfeeding, adolescent gynecology, common skin problems, allergies and asthma, nutrition and obesity, attention deficit disorder, child development, toilet training, fever and common infections, preparing for your newborn, and pediatric vaccines. This program will be free and open to the entire community.

– Dr. Judith Green will be joining the PHLI family on July 1. Hudi, a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, is completing the pediatric residency program at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, an elite pediatric training program. Dr. Green participated in quality improvement and student education projects at Montefiore and is excited about joining her father at PHLI. v


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