COVID-19 UPDATE: We are now seeing sick children and performing Covid 19 PCR testing (also for travel and quarantine purposes) 7 days a week. Specimens are sent to Greenwich Hospital with results generally in 24 hours. At both offices we have separate "Sick" exam rooms so that well children are not exposed to illness in our office. Please call for appointment. Upon arrival, please call our office from your car for instructions on entering our office. Masks required on all children over 3. We continue to offer telemedicine visits during our regular business hours.


About Riverside Pediatrics

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.

Riverside Pediatrics and Riverside Pediatrics After Hours urgent care center have been listed numerous times as "Top Doctors" and "The Best in Fairfield County and Westchester" by multiple publications including New York Magazine, Greenwich Magazine, Fairfield County Living, New Canaan- Darien Magazine, Westport Magazine, Stamford Magazine and Serendipity Magazine.

Our Offices:

Greenwich (Riverside) office: conveniently located just off exit 5 (I-95) on E. Putnam Ave.

New Canaan office: conveniently located right downtown in the new medical office building on Vitti street just off of Cherry Street.

Our beautiful offices were 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. 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 free parking directly below/behind the building in each office.

Our Pediatricians:

All of our kids doctors 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 knowledgeable.  Dr. Beckman has been voted a Castle Connolly Top Doctor every year from 2013-2021, as well as a Top Doctor in New York Magazine and Connecticut Magazine most recently in 2021. Dr. Beckman has been voted as a Top Doctor in Fairfield County by Greenwich Magazine, Stamford Magazine, Westport Magazine, and New Canaan- Darien Magazine every year from 2013-2021. She was listed as a Top Doctor in the New York Times several times.   Dr. Beckman was also selected as a Top Pediatrician by the International Association of Pediatricians and was spotlighted in The Leading Physicians of the World.  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. Beckman is a Member of the Abilis Advisory Council. 

Why Choose Riverside Pediatrics?

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. 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 (other than English)  in our office include:

  • Dr. Karen Beckman is conversant in Spanish
  • Dr. Vaishali Bansilal is fluent in Hindi and Marathi

“After hours and on weekends...when feeling better can't wait!”
The only pediatric urgent care center in Greenwich, CT!