Pediatrics is founded on the principle of prevention. Infants and toddlers see the doctor frequently to ensure healthy growth and development. Older children are recommended to have a complete physical exam annually. A sports physical can be performed at the same time as the well exam, or may be scheduled separately as needed.
Urgent and Sick Visits
If your child is injured or sick, our doctors can help. We can accommodate same day appointments and offer rapid diagnostic testing for Strep Throat, Flu, and Urinary Tract Infections. When blood tests are necessary, a compassionate and experienced pediatric phlebotomist is always available.
Our doctors recommend timely childhood vaccination for preventable diseases based on the American Academy of Pediatric’s schedule. We understand parents need to make an informed decision to vaccinate their children. During the current Measles Outbreak, a temporary policy will be in effect to ensure patient safety as recommended by the Department of Health. Contact the office for more information.
Phlebotomy and In-Office Lab
Our office is staffed every day with a compassionate phlebotomist experienced in pediatric blood draws. We can provide rapid results from our in-office lab for some tests, and will send others to an outside laboratory for more comprehensive laboratory services as needed. We can perform same day STAT lab testing when necessary.
We are proud of providing comprehensive care to our patients but there are times when it is necessary to refer to specialists for further evaluation and treatment. We have a number of local and Weill Cornell Network specialists to recommend to you when needed. Please check if your insurance requires a referral to see a specialist. We cannot give retroactive referrals for consultations not initially recommended by one of our pediatricians.
We welcome expecting parents to visit us to learn more about our doctors, location, and our practice. We answer specific questions, discuss when to expect to make the first appointment, our hours and access to the physician on-call, and our office policies and procedures. A prenatal appointment is not required but is recommended for new parents.
With all her experience Dr Rajaram quickly recognized the limitations of the current medical system and began exploring other avenues. She studied Ayurveda for three years and then embarked on a two year fellowship in Endobiogenic Medicine and Integrative Physiology. She can now offer her patients a rational, customized treatment plan that includes Phytotherapy and Aromatherapy in addition to conventional medical treatments. For more complex and chronic conditions she is open for hour long consultations by appointment.
A developmental evaluation is part of every well visit but a more detailed evaluation is needed when there is a delay. For concerns regarding development, please schedule a separate appointment so we have ample time to address your concerns.
Our physicians support breastfeeding while also understand that it is not always possible or desirable to breastfeed. A well fed baby is the most important consideration when determining the best feeding method. We also have excellent references for certified lactation consultants in the area.
Dietary and Nutritional Counseling
Dietary and nutrition evaluations are part of every well exam. When there is an issue of poor weight gain, picky eating, being overweight or obesity then further evaluation is warranted. This is also the case with a family history of diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. We may recommend fasting blood tests and more intensive counseling, or a referral to a pediatric specialist or nutritionist when needed.