Deer Park Pediatrics has been serving the Deer Park community since 1979, the oldest Pediatric practice in the Deer Park area. Both Dr. Merlis and Dr. Purrier are on the active staff at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, where they have direct responsibility for supervision of the medical residents, and medical students, and for providing “cutting edge’’ treatment for critically ill patients at the facility.
We are a group practice that is proud of our personalized approach to the care of children. This gives us the added advantage of knowing your child as an individual and provides comprehensive care. At Deer Park Pediatrics we do NOT sign out at night to other groups, we take calls ourselves, and are available 24 hours a day for emergencies. For patients with chronic or complex medical problems, we use the team approach and have a vast network of knowledgeable experts at the GoodSamaritanHospitalSpecialtyCenter at our disposal. We also have a female Physicians Assistant, Lauren Misseri, who is available to younger female patients who would prefer discussing their personal problems with another female, and who can treat these problems when called upon.
Prevention of an illness, and well child care, is the foundation of our pediatric practice. We would much rather prevent an illness then have to treat a sick child, so much of the testing done at a yearly physical examinationis very important. A physical exam should be done each and every year.
Please explore our website where we have tried to include information about immunizations, how to treat symptoms of illness, and when to call the pediatrician, as well as some suggestions for reading material that may be of help to you and your children.
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