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Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at Summit Health provides primary pediatric care for newborns through age 22.

Our pediatric team provides all the childhood services you and your child need, including checkups, sick visits and immunizations. We also offer social, developmental and behavioral assessments.

Our approach in pediatric and adolescent medicine

At Summit Health, we work to create an environment that is comfortable for you and your child. We take the time to get to know each child and each family.

This personal focus helps us – and your child – for many reasons. For example, it helps our pediatric team build a trusting relationship that lasts from childhood through young adulthood. And it helps us better recognize when your child is sick because we know what wellness looks like for your child.

Our team is committed to holistic childcare. This means we work closely with our pediatricians at Summit Health. If your child requires a specialist, we will ensure that care is well coordinated and that communication between you, the specialist and our team continues.

Best health from the start

Are you a new parent? Here's a checklist to help you prepare for your baby's first visit.

  • While visitors are restricted due to COVID-19 safety protocols, ask your partner or other caregiver to join you by phone for the appointment.
  • Check if there is a newborn waiting area in the office.
  • Dress the baby in loose-fitting, easily removable clothing.
  • Pack the essentials for the diaper bag – a change of clothes, nappies, wipes, a bottle of formula if you're not breastfeeding, a pacifier if your baby uses one, and a special blanket.
  • Bring your insurance card and all documents from the hospital with you.
  • Write down a list of questions to ask the doctor.
  • Have a pen and paper ready to take notes.
  • Take a deep breath. Relax and remember your pediatrician is here to help you and your baby!

More informationhere

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Why choose Summit Health

  • Accessible Vendors: Summit Health provides convenient ways to communicate with our providers.
    • Patientenportalto ask our pediatricians and nurses questions directly
    • nurse hotline andPediatrics after hours
    • Summit Health Pediatricianswho accept new patients
  • Collaboration with Summit Health's pediatric specialty care: Sometimes your child needs the expertise of a provider who specializes in a certain area. When this happens, we stay in close contact with the specialist – and you – so we can answer any questions you may have about your child's care plan.
  • Promoting positive mental and physical health: As part of our holistic care, we look for signs of mental health issues, including eating disorders, depression or anxiety. We create a safe space for teens to ask questions and express themselves openly. This includes making them feel safe to discuss any gender identity or sexuality concerns they may have.
  • For your child's safety: Our goal is to help you protect your child. We take our role as health educators and providers as seriously as you do as parents. That's why we follow itImpfplanStandards of the American Academy of Pediatrics. And that's why we offer you targeted education for every stage of your child's development.
  • Lactation consultant: If you have questions about breastfeeding, we can help. Our experienced lactation consultants assess the latching of both mother and child. They offer breastfeeding tips for better latching and other breastfeeding issues. To make an appointment, callKathleen Mueller, DNP-C, IBCLC, at908-233-8860.

Primary care pediatric disorders that we treat

  • stomach pain
  • Acne
  • allergies
  • Anämie
  • Angst
  • Asthma
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • back pain
  • behavioral problems
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • developmental disabilities
  • eczema
  • eating disorder
  • fatigue
  • food allergies
  • hives
  • insomnia
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • gender identity
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • obesity
  • rose boom
  • breathing problems
  • seizures
  • sleep disorders
  • sprain
  • strain
  • sore throat
  • thyroid disease
  • weight management

Primary care pediatric treatments and services

During a visit to a healthy child, a provider will conduct a comprehensive assessment of a child's physical and emotional development, guide parents on immunizations, and perform any necessary testing. After the age of four, a provider routinely screens all patients for vision and hearing. To learn more about visits to healthy children, clickhere.

Pediatricians routinely screen adolescents (ages 12 and older) and teenagers for signs of depression and anxiety. When your child reaches puberty, the pediatrician may ask to speak to your child privately to ensure they get a full mental health assessment. In addition, we are happy to bring the child into conversation if you as parents have any concerns.

Please note: The visit to a healthy child (annual physical examination) meets the requirements of the following physical examinations, unless there has been an exceptional event since the last visit to a healthy child.

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An annual check-up not only focuses on your child's physical health, but also on the developmental, emotional and social aspects of their health. Your child's pediatrician will focus on your child's overall health by conducting a complete physical exam and conducting a full assessment of your child's cognitive and social milestones. This time can also be used to discuss important issues related to drugs and alcohol, peer pressure, healthy relationships, and puberty.

Sports physical:

Most states, including New Jersey, require children to obtain an athletic license before they can start a new school sport or begin a new competitive season. A sports medicine or pre-participation physical examination (PSA) focuses on reviewing your child's current health and fitness level and medical history to determine if it is safe for your child to participate in a particular sport. Due to insurance restrictions, this is usually addressed at the annual physical exam. For the sake of continuity of care, the AAP recommends that exercise PEs be performed in your pediatrician's office and not in a clinic or school.

Camp physical:

During a camp screening, your child's provider will:

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  • Review their medical history and look for pre-existing and possible new medical conditions
  • Check any medications and supplements he or she may be taking
  • Conduct a general physical exam that includes an examination of the ears, eyes, nose, throat, heart, lungs, and abdomen
  • Review the vaccination history to ensure your child is up to date on vaccinations

Domestic and international travel can pose potential health risks. If you are planning a trip and would like to find out about healthcare precautions and make sure your child is up to date on all the appropriate vaccines, please call your pediatrician's office to either speak to a nurse or to arrange a visit.

Summit Health follows the immunization schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for all of its pediatric patients. Learn morehere.

Summit Health Vaccine Mission Statement

Summit Health has extended hours for infant, child, and adolescent health concerns who cannot wait until the next day's regular office hours. clickhereto see our office hours.

If you have questions about breastfeeding, we can help. Our experienced lactation consultants assess the latching of both mother and child. They offer breastfeeding tips for better latching and other breastfeeding issues. To make an appointment, callKathleen Mueller, DNP-C, IBCLC, at 908-233-8860.

Locations of Summit Health Pediatrics

Summit Health has multiple pediatric locations throughout the region.

Livingston, 75 E. Northfield Road
New Providence, 890 Mountain Avenue
Westfield, 574 Springfield Avenue
Warren, 34 Mountain Boulevard, Building B

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dr Dardanello is a brilliant and compassionate pediatrician. She has taken care of my two children since we moved to NJ in 2010. She has shown us so much understanding, knowledge and skill during this time. We've moved within NJ a few times since 2010 but still drive 45 minutes to see them. She creates a calm and safe environment for my children, who have two very different types of fears about going to the doctor, in a tailored way for each child. We are so blessed to have her as our children's doctor.

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