No one knows your child like you, and no one can take care of them medically like us. One of your Chester Pediatrics doctors is on-call at all times and we want to hear from you before you take your child for after-hours care.
It is sometimes hard for parents to know if a sick child needs to be seen right away, or if it is OK to wait until morning to see the doctor that knows your child best. Most things can wait until morning and many times there is a benefit in waiting. Call us and we will help you figure out the best treatment for your child, whether it is going out at night or getting a first-morning appointment with us.
Chester Pediatrics is a certified Level 3 NCQA Medical Home. We specialize in caring for kids, and we have been recognized for doing it at the highest level. Emergency Room doctors and Urgicare providers are unknown quantities who just don’t have our training or our resources. We have your child’s complete medical history, including allergies, medications, past illnesses and consults from specialists. All this information paints a picture of your child that allows us to provide the best care.
The take-home message is, dial 911 if you need to, but otherwise, call us first and let us help you.
NEIL SPIELSINGER, MD FAAP
Dr. Neil Spielsinger
Dr. Neil Spielsinger has been with Chester Pediatrics since 1986. Dr. Spielsinger grew up in Patchogue, NY where his father was a pediatrician for over 50 years, providing Dr. Spielsinger with inspiration and admiration for this profession. He received his undergraduate degree from Boston University and stayed in Boston for two years working before starting medical school. He received his medical degree from George Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Spielsinger did his residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in NYC where he also did a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine. Dr. Spielsinger is an avid exerciser and has a great passion for his huge music collection. He is very proud of his two sons, Eric and Daniel.
DEBORAH SCHWARTZ, MD FAAP
Dr. Deborah Schwartz
Dr. Deborah Schwartz joined Chester Pediatrics in 1990. She grew up in New York City. Dr. Schwartz completed her undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania where she majored in Psychology and Theater. She received her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. She completed her residency training at Montefiore-Einstein program in Bronx, NY. In her free time, Dr. Schwartz enjoys spending time with her husband and her two grown children. She enjoys traveling, cooking, and completing half marathons.
ERIC LEVENE, MD FAAP
Dr. Eric Levene
Dr. Eric Levene joined Chester Pediatrics in 1993. Dr. Levene grew up on Long Island. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Franklin and Marshall College and received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Long Island Jewish Hospital where he then continued for one more year as Chief Resident. Dr. Levene lives in Armonk with his wife, Marla, and two children.
CHRISTINE COSTA, MD
Dr. Christine Costa
Dr. Christine Costa grew up on Long Island and attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she majored in Biology. Dr. Costa received her master’s degree at Stony Brook University in Physiology and Biophysics and medical degree from New York Medical College. She completed her Pediatric residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center. She enjoys baking, traveling, sports and spending time with friends and family.