Branch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine has provided exceptional pediatric care in a family-friendly environment to the children of our community since 1973. We have cared for generations of families, and many of our patients now return to us with their own children and grandchildren. We care for children from birth to age 25.
We offer evening hours most days of the week, and our doctors provide on-call service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our office features separate entrances and waiting rooms for sick and well visits, as well as several fish tanks and a train to help your children feel more at home. Our dedicated support staff works tirelessly behind the scenes to make the grown-ups’ experience as stress-free as possible.
Branch Pediatrics is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital, St Charles Hospital, and St Catherine’s Hospital. Our doctors and nurse practitioners are all board certified in pediatrics. We strive to be there for you when you need us most.
We are closed on Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, and July 4th.
A Patient-Centered Medical Home is not a building, place or hospital. Rather, it is an approach to providing comprehensive healthcare. As your PCMH, we want to be the first place you think of for all of your child’s medical needs. We believe that the partnership between the patient, the patient’s family, and his/her primary care provider and care team is important. The care team, led by your primary care provider, is committed to providing the best healthcare services possible. Your child’s care team will work with you and any outside providers or facilities to coordinate care across all settings, including behavioral health. The team will offer appropriate medical advice, information, and self-management support based on current recommendations and evidence-based guidelines.Your Care Team
- Knows the health history of your child
- Listens to your questions, concerns and feelings, as well as those of your child
- Learns about you, your family, your life situation, your health goals and preferences
- Coordinates your child’s care with other healthcare providers
- Creates a trusting, collaborative relationship with you and your child
- Treats your child with compassion and an understanding of his/her strengths
- Develops a care plan with you and your child when needed
- Respects and honors your culture and traditions
- Keeps your child up to date with all vaccines and preventative screenings
- Takes care of short term illnesses, long term chronic diseases, and your child’s overall well being
- Provides behavioral health services when appropriate
- Will notify you about test results in a timely manner
- Gives you information on community resources and other services to support your child’s health
- Helps you make the best decisions for your child’s care
You and Your Child
- Are comfortable sharing concerns and questions with your pediatric team and other health care providers
- Provide a complete and accurate medical and family history to your pediatric team to ensure that the practice has all of the most important and relevant medical information to effectively care for your child
- Routinely communicate your child’s needs and family priorities to your pediatric team
- Remember to tell your pediatric team about any care received between visits (including emergency room visits, urgent care clinics) so we can help coordinate your child’s care
- Ask questions if you do not understand something
- Keep scheduled appointments or call to reschedule as soon as possible
- Bring your insurance card to each appointment
- Pay copays and past-due balances at the time of service
We see you, the parent, as an important member of your child’s health care team. As your child matures, we hope he or she will become an increasingly active team member. Preparing your child to take the lead in caring for his or her own health is, ultimately, our team’s most important task.
Services We Provide
We provide a full range of health care services for your children, including:
- same-day COVID PCR test
- in-office blood collection with immediate results for CBC and lead
- hearing and vision screenings
- urinalysis, urine catheterization and urine bag collection
- rapid strep, mononucleosis and influenza testing
- giving nebulized (inhaled) medications
- suture and staple removal
- skin tag and wart removal
- ear irrigation
- infant ear piercing
- newborn circumcision
- management of uncomplicated attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- management of mild to moderate anxiety and depression
- travel vaccines and travel medicine center
Resources & Forms
- Over the Counter Medication Dosing Guide – Print this page and keep it in your medicine cabinet.
- First Aid CPR – Print this page and keep it in your medicine cabinet.
- HealthyChildren.org – American Academy of Pediatrics official website for parents
- KidsHealth.org – Nemours Foundation / DuPont Hospital for Children website for parents
- HealthyMinds.org – American Psychiatric Association website for patients
- Official “Vaccine Information Sheets” (VIS) from the CDC
- Vaccines.gov/who_and_when – Everything you could possibly want to know about vaccines from the US Department of Health and Human Services
- Vaccines.gov/travel and CDC.gov/travel/page/child-travel – Tips for how to travel safely with your children
- National Breastfeeding Helpline - 1 (800) 994-9662 or WomensHealth.gov/breastfeeding
- LaLeche League - 1 (877) 4-LALECHE
- International Lactation Consultant Association (find a local lactation consultant)
- Medela - a popular breast-pump company
- Early Intervention Suffolk County: (631) 853-3100
- Early Intervention Nassau County: (516) 227-8661
- Poison Control: 1(800) 222-1222
- Suffolk County Police (Non-emergency line): (631) 852-COPS
- Child Protective Services (CPS): 1(800) 342-3720
- NY State Domestic Violence Hotline: 1(800) 942-6906
- 24/7 Mental Health Hotline: (631) 544-2222
- Post-Partum Depression Hotline New York: 1(855) 631-0001, 1(631) 422-2255 or PostPartum.net
- Free Health Insurance (Medicaid, CHIP): 1(877) KIDS-NOW or InsureKidsNow.gov
- CHADD.org – Support groups and other support services for parents of children with ADHD.
- AAPD.org/parents – American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry – basic teeth tips and how to find a dentist
- GetEyeSmart.org – American Academy of Ophthalmologists – basic eye tips and how to find an eye doctor
- AAP Guide to Car Seats
- CPSC.gov – Consumer Product Safety Commission – Go here to look up Re-Calls
- SuffolkCountyNY.gov – Suffolk County Website – Find Parks, Libraries and other fun stuff.
- ChildCareSuffolk.org / (631) 462-0303 – Child Care Council of Suffolk – a local child care resource.
- ChildCareAware.org / 1(800) 424-2246 – A national childcare resource.
- YMCALI.org – The YMCA has childcare, swimming lessons, children’s programs and a gym for parents!
- LongIslandGameFarm.com – Wild animals, petting zoo and more! (Located in Manorville, NY)
- lifun4kids.com – Lots of ideas for activities and places to go.