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Victoria Peterkin- Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Victoria Peterkin, Peconic Pediatrics’ employee of the month, two months in a row.  In honor of Victoria, Peconic is making a $250 donation to two organizations.  First is The Little Angel Fund which is an organization that supports premature babies and their families.  Victoria chose that organization because she knows a lot of people who face…
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Veronica Molina- Employee of the month

Congratulations to Veronica Molina, Peconic Pediatrics’ employee of the month.  In honor of Veronica,  Peconic is making a $250 donation to the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center. Veronica says,  “I chose this charity because I feel very strongly about climate change and how many animals are now on the endangered species list because of…
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Brenda Garcia- Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Brenda Garcia, Peconic Pediatrics’ employee of the month.  In honor of Brenda,  Peconic is making a $250 donation to Gavin's Got Heart. Brenda says, "I chose Gavin's Got Heart organization because it provides families with emotional and financial support. A lot of families with children with congenital heart defects can't always take off work to go to doctors appointments…
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Jackie Secaida- Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Jackie Secaida, Peconic Pediatrics’ employee of the month.  In honor of Jackie,  Peconic is making a $250 donation to Human Understanding and Growth Services (HUGS).  Jackie says, “I chose Human Understanding and Growth Services (HUGS) because when I was in high school this program was available to any student who wanted to join. The students who struggle…
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Angie Alvarado- Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Angie Alvarado, Peconic Pediatrics’ employee of the month.  In honor of Angie,  Peconic is making a $250 donation to the Maureen's Haven Homeless Outreach foundation. Angie says, “I chose this foundation because during the winter the temperatures get very low and there are homeless people in the streets without a warm place to spend the day or…
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Spotlight on Chase Wanat

Join us in celebrating Chase Wanat, our Peconic Pediatrics’ patient spotlight. Chase is 15 years old and in the tenth grade.  He has a major accomplishment to share.  Chase successfully took his health and well-being into his own hands.  After a checkup, he learned that his weight was a danger to his health. Chase grew…
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Fernando Hurtado- Employee of the month

Congratulations to Fernando Hurtado, Peconic Pediatrics’ employee of the month.  In honor of Fernando,  Peconic is making a $250 donation to Toys For Tots. Fernando says, "I always loved the thought of a kid getting the toy they wanted or a really cool toy to play with for the holidays. Yes, clothes are important (especially as adults) but…
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Congratulations to Peconic Nurses, Adrienne, Maria, and Megan!

Congratulations to Peconic Pediatrics’ nurses Adrienne Grossman and Maria Perez who are now both Certified Breastfeeding Counselors and Megan Hays who is now an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)!   At Peconic, we are dedicated to helping every mother meet her own personal breastfeeding goals and having Megan, Adrienne, and Maria as part of the support team…
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Cara Rackard- Employee of the month

Congratulations to Cara Rackard, Peconic Pediatrics’ employee of the month.  In honor of Cara,  Peconic is making a $250 donation to Long Island Cares. Cara says, "I chose Long Island Cares because this charity strives to help our communities in their time of need". Peconic Pediatrics is thrilled to support Long Island Cares in its vision to create…
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Karolina Sokol- Employee of the month

Congratulations to Karolina Sokol, Peconic Pediatrics’ employee of the month.  In honor of Karolina,  Peconic is making a $250 donation to the North Fork Animal Welfare League. Karolina says, “I chose North Fork Animal Welfare League because with the cold weather approaching, finding suitable homes for homeless animals is important to me. With this donation I hope it will…
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Evelyn Peralta – Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Evelyn Peralta, Peconic Pediatrics’ employee of the month.  In honor of Evelyn, Peconic is making a donation to Mercy First.  Evelyn selected the Mercy First charity because she feels it is important to provide equal opportunities to children and families who are having a hard time and want to turn over a new…
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IT’S FLU SHOT SEASON – AGAIN!!

By: Fatema Meah, MD (Peconic Pediatrics, Riverhead & Southold, NY) Back to school time is the right time to think about getting this year’s flu vaccine. In general, flu season runs from October until April, and most cases are seen in the winter months. The peak of influenza disease in the Northeast is typically in February…
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Spotlight On Peconic’s Newest Certified Breastfeeding Counselors

Congratulations to Peconic Pediatrics’ nurses Victoria Peterkin and Sandra Franco who are now both Certified Breastfeeding Counselors.  At Peconic, we are dedicated to helping every mother meet her own personal breastfeeding goals and having Victoria and Sandra as part of the support team is a great resource!  Don’t be surprised if Victoria or Sandra call…
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Joyce Marrone – Employee of the month!

Congratulations to Joyce Marrone, Peconic Pediatrics’ employee of the month.  In honor of Joyce, Peconic will be making a donation to the INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network).  Joyce says she chose this organization because she feels it provides emotional support to people who may be down on their luck, or not have an easy life. The INN addresses…
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Spotlight on Douglas Friedfeld, MD

Meet Peconic’s newest member: Douglas Friedfeld, MD Dr. Friedfeld is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine.  He completed his pediatrics residency at University of Vermont.  Dr. Friedfeld is Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Hofstra/Northwell Medical School.  He has a special interest in preventative medicine and enjoys working collaboratively with children and their parents…
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The Tardif Brothers

We’re proud of these two brothers, Joe and John Tardif, who are patients at Peconic Pediatrics, for showing all of us what brotherly love is all about. The bond that these two share is truly special and an example for all. Joe and John shared their story with Newsday. Read more.
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2nd Annual Open Mic Fundraiser

Our receptionist, Donna Butler, recently hosted the 2nd Annual Open Mic Fundraiser to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The fun event was held at Four Doors Down in Mattatuck on Thursday, September 22nd, and featured live music from local musicians, a Chinese auction and great friends! Proceeds from this fun event supported the…
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Peconic Patient Spotlight Cynthia Redmond

During my son's well visit at Peconic Pediatrics, Dr. Meah asked my ten-year old son if his parents have talked to him about drugs and alcohol. Some parents might be startled or perhaps even offended by this question. As someone who works for a drug and alcohol prevention agency, I wanted to hug my son's…
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May is Asthma Awareness Month

May is ASTHMA awareness month because there has been an alarming increase in cases across the nation. The latest CDC statistics report that Asthma affects more than 25.9 million people of all ages and races (7.1 million children) in this nation yet public awareness of common Asthma triggers and effective Asthma management strategies remains limited.…
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Spotlight: Rock For Reilly

Donna Butler, receptionist at Peconic Pediatrics in Riverhead, is hosting a fundraiser at the end of May for brain tumor awareness. The inspiration for this event is her youngest sister, Reilly, who had a brain tumor removed in early March and is going through a rigorous course of chemotherapy and radiation. Reilly is currently being…
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Patient Spotlight: We’re proud to support Hunter and Morgan West!

Four years ago, at the age of 2 1/2 Morgan was diagnosed with a brainstem tumor called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Giloma (DIPG) and was given only two years to live. She completed 6 weeks of radiation at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and now, remains stable. Since there is no known cure for the disease,…
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Introducing Night Nurse Service at Peconic Pediatrics

No one knows your child like you, and no one can take care of him or her medically like we can. It is sometimes hard for parents to know if a sick child needs to be seen right away or if it is okay to wait until morning to see the doctor that knows your…
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Community Safety Saturday Thank You!

Thank you to everyone that attended our Community Safety event on Saturday, May 16! We had a great time and we hope you did too. We’re happy knowing our patients and families may be a little safer thanks to what they learned, and the kids sure seemed to enjoy themselves! We’d also like to give…
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Join Peconic Pediatrics for Community Safety Saturday

Peconic Pediatrics, along with the Riverhead Police, Fire and Ambulance personnel, provide expert tips, activities and demonstrations on how to be safe. Face painting and arts & crafts are available for children. Chinese Auction prizes will include two one-month memberships to Maximus Fitness, a fitness basket with 5 personal training sessions, a nutrition basket that…
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Peconic Pediatrics Patient Spotlight: Melissa Pressler

Riverhead High School Art Student Accepts Scholarship Melissa Pressler is a senior at Riverhead High School. Throughout the past four years of high school, Melissa has paid particular attention in her art classes and has had an avid interest in art in its many forms. We are proud to congratulate her on choosing to accept…
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Peconic Pediatrics’ Patient Spotlight: Morgan West

[soliloquy id="8797"] Morgan West was diagnosed with a brainstem tumor called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Giloma (DIPG) when she was 2 ½ years old. She was given only 2 years to live. Morgan’s tumor miraculously remains stable 3 years later. She completed 6 weeks of radiation at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Morgan takes daily medication…
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New, Expanded Walk-In Hours

Dear Family, Monday through Friday 8AM walk-in visits have been so well received that we are now offering the same on Saturdays. Beginning on Saturday, January 10, you can come in for walk-in visits in Riverhead between 8AM and 9AM. Walk-in appointments are best used for quick and simple problems. If your child will need…
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