Northern Medical Center
Northern Medical Center

Pediatrics in Middletown, NY

pediatric clinic

Pediatrics Clinic MiddletownFamily-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


James Chao, MD

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.
English, Chinese, and German
“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 and 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!” – Review on

Lisa Pathak, MD

Lisa Pathak, MD

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.
English, Hindi and Spanish
“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.” – Review on

What Our Patients Say Middletown NY​

Northern Medical Center

Schedule an Appointment

At this time, all visits are by appointment only.

When calling to schedule an appointment, please have the following information ready:

  • Patient’s full name (including middle initial)
  • Date of birth
  • Current address and phone number
  • Current insurance information
  • Purpose of the appointment

It is important to let the Patient Service Representative know all the concerns you would like addressed during your appointment so we can schedule the appropriate amount of time to care for your needs.

Please call the front desk at (845) 800-5118 to reschedule the appointment.

If your schedule changes, please call us to cancel the appointment at least 24 hours prior to your appointment time. This will allow us to give another patient the opportunity to be seen.

If you miss an appointment, you will be marked as a no show and we reserve the right to charge a $25.00 no show fee.

Yes, you can make an appointment later the same day.
Yes, we accept Medicare , Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, MVP, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Affinity and others. For more information, please call 845-800-5118.