ANNOUNCING DR. MICHAEL SCHESSEL
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Riverside Pediatrics is a pediatric practice that better meets the needs of both patients and parents, where patients are given the highest level of care and parents' time and questions are given the utmost concern...
Pediatrics with a personalized approach.
Riverside Pediatrics and Riverside Pediatrics After Hours urgent care center have been listed as "Top Doctors" and "The Best in Fairfield County and Westchester" by multiple publications including, Serendipity Magazine, Greenwich Magazine, Fairfield County Living, New Canaan- Darien Magazine, Westport Magazine and Stamford Magazine.
The office is located on the water in Cos Cob, Connecticut in beautiful Beacon Point Marina. Our office was specifically designed by Dr. Beckman to meet the needs of patients and their parents. For Patients’ safety, there are separate sick and well exam rooms and waiting areas, and our office is “safety-proofed”. To keep patients entertained, we have flat screen televisions showing popular children’s programs together with plenty of books and toys. Patients are also offered balloons, stickers and temporary “tattoos” after visits. We have unlimited free parking directly in front of the building.
All of our pediatricians are board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics and have years of experience in private practice. Our pediatricians are all extremely highly regarded and knowlegable. Dr. Beckman was voted a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2013, 2014 and 2015 as well as listed as a Top Doctor in New York Magazine for 2014 and 2015. Dr. Beckman was voted a Top Doctor in Fairfield County by Greenwich Magazine, Stamford Magazine, Westport Magazine, and New Canaan- Darien Magazine. Riverside Pediatrics and the After Hours has been listed as "Best of Greenwich" by Serendipity Magazine. Dr. Beckman has been a medical consultant on television news and has been interviewed for the Greenwich Time newspaper. She has also taught Health Classes at The Stanwich School in Greenwich, and has given numerous educational lectures at various local schools and organizations. Dr. Schessel has been a medical expert in Newsday, has given numerous talks at schools, YMCAs, and parenting groups. He was assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medical College and Stoneybrook Medical School where he taught medical students and residents.
While you "can't go wrong" in your choice of physician at Riverside Pediatrics, we advise you to select a primary pediatrician to perform physicals and sick visits whenever possible. Our physicians feel that this will enable them to get to know your child well, which allows for more personalized and seamless care. Each pediatrician at Riverside Pediatrics sees fewer than half the number of patients per day, and therefore spends more time face to face with patients, than almost any other local pediatrician. We offer thirty minute well child visits to fully evaluate your child. In every well check our pediatricians will review your child’s overall health, including growth, development, nutrition and safety, and will take time to thoroughly address all of your concerns. We understand that parents have questions and our pediatricians are happy to take the time to address them! Each member of our staff was hand selected to ensure that our patients will always be treated with kindness, compassion and competence.
The pediatricians at Riverside Pediatrics believe that accessibility, understanding and comfort, in addition to knowledge and skill, are the cornerstones for an exceptional pediatric practice. With Riverside Pediatrics After Hours, we offer the area’s most extensive office hours. We also offer helpful patient resources such as filling most prescription medications in the office and selling the most common pediatrician-recommended over-the-counter medications. We draw blood and perform most testing in our office. We even pierce ears! In our Riverside Pediatrics After Hours Clinic, we suture, staple and dermabond wounds and provide IV fluids. Additionally, we have a highly skilled board certified plastic surgeon available to close delicate wounds. With all of these services, Riverside Pediatrics offers the most comprehensive and convenient care of any pediatrics practice in the area.
Please take a few moments to explore our informational website. We hope that you and your family join ours at Riverside Pediatrics!
Languages spoken in our office include:
- Dr. Karen Beckman: conversant in Spanish
- Dr. Michael Schessel is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish
- All of our physicians are fluent in English
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Riverside Pediatrics After Hours is available to all children in our community!