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 

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. 

“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” 

Testimonial from Certified Patient, 2019

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