Pediatrics in Middletown, NY

Family-Centered Pediatrics

Welcome to pediatrics at Northern Medical Center!

We offer a full range of family-centered pediatric care services, including Prenatal visit for expecting families in the last trimester, well baby and child check-ups, immunizations, and sick visit appointments.

We aim to build life-long relationships with our patients through providing consistent outstanding and compassionate medical care and guidance.

We value parents as partners in care and provide your family the support you need, including age-appropriate safety information and health education and personalized treatment plans designed to meet your child’s specific needs.

You can expect a pleasant and comfortable first visit that builds trust and helps put your child at ease during future visits. We want your child to enjoy getting to know our doctors and staff, so we work hard to establish this bond each time you visit.

We look forward to meeting you and your child, and providing the quality, comprehensive medical care you expect and deserve.

Pediatric Concerns We Address

Here are a list of common pediatric concerns that our pediatrician addresses:

  • Fever
  • Head trauma
  • Night terrors
  • Sleep
  • Sore throat/strep throat
  • Vomiting/diarrhea
  • Pink eye
  • Allergic reactions
  • Asthma
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Breastfeeding
  • Ear infections, earaches
  • Croup
  • Congestion and respiratory infections
  • Eating disorders
  • Disabilities
  • Lice
  • Lyme disease
  • Measles diagnosis
  • Chicken pox
  • Immunizations

Other Pediatric Services We Offer

In addition to treating the common pediatric ailments, we offer the following evaluations and services that your child may need.

  • Wellness child exams from birth to age 17
  • School and sports physicals
  • Pre-op medical clearance
  • Immunizations
  • School and behavioral issues
  • Acute and chronic illnesses
  • Rapid strep testing, throat cultures and urine dipstick
  • Influenza testing
  • Prescriptions and refills
  • Referrals

Meet Our Pediatricians

James Chao, MD

Specialization

As a pediatrician with over 35 years of experience, Dr. Chao has extensive experience working with children. He specializes in infectious diseases such as bronchiolitis, colds, flu, ear infections, as well as chronic health issues, for example allergies, asthma, delayed growth, and obesity. Dr. Chao also helps children with autism, ADHD and ADD.

Languages

English, Chinese, and German

James Chao, MD

Testimonials

"Me and my family can’t thank Dr. Chao enough for all the care he has given our 2 daughters since the day they were born. He has always gone out of his way to check on his patients and help their parents during any illness their children might have. He is such an amazing person and he loves being a pediatric doctor. Dr. Chao should receive the highest award possible for dedication and service to all the children he has cared for. Thank you Dr. Chao."

- Anonymous

Review on Vital.com

Lisa Pathak, MD

Lisa Pathak, MD

Specialization

Through her career in medicine Dr. Pathak found her calling – Pediatrics. Compassionate and caring, Dr. Pathak is excellent at addressing parent questions and concerns. A graduate of Mount Sinai Medical School, Dr. Pathak also completed a double residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Cooper University Hospital.

Languages

English, Hindi and Spanish

Testimonials

"Dr. Pathak was great with myself and my baby. She answered all my questions and concerns and she gave me all the reassurance I needed during this difficult time. I was amazed by Dr. Pathak and her staff were all very professional, nice, caring, and very patient with me and my baby. I’m very thankful I took the time to do research and found the right doctor for my family."

- Anonymous

Review on www.vitals.com

What Our Patients Say

"Me and my family can’t thank Dr. Chao enough for all the care he has given our 2 daughters since the day they were born. He has always gone out of his way to check on his patients and help their parents during any illness their children might have. He is such an amazing person and he loves being a pediatric doctor. Dr. Chao should receive the highest award possible for dedication and service to all the children he has cared for. Thank you Dr. Chao."

- Anonymous

Review on Vital.com

"Dr. Pathak was great with myself and my baby. She answered all my questions and concerns and she gave me all the reassurance I needed during this difficult time. I was amazed by Dr. Pathak and her staff were all very professional, nice, caring, and very patient with me and my baby. I’m very thankful I took the time to do research and found the right doctor for my family."

- Anonymous

Review on www.vitals.com

"Dr.Pathak is very compassionate and caring, she goes over all of my history and needs. Dr.Pathak is very easy going and not intimidating like most Doctors."

- Anonymous

Review on www.vitals.com

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Office Hours


Monday – Friday: 8am-6pm

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