If you have fever, cough, sneezing, and/or shortness of breath, please call Northern Medical Center at 845-800-5118 before your appointment.

Pediatric Services

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. 

Common Concerns 
  • 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
Our Services
  • Well 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 
Northern Medical Center’s Pediatrician

Dr. Chia-Yu (James) Chao, MD is a Board Certified Pediatrician with over 35 years of experience. He graduated magna cum laude from University of Dusseldorf School of Medicine, in Dusseldorf, Germany, in 1984. After moving to the United States, he worked as a research associate at the Institute for Molecular Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He then completed a residency in Pediatrics at SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, before going into private practice. He is a member of the National Physician’s Board of Germany and the American Academy of Pediatrics, and licensed to practice in the states of New York and New Jersey.