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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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