Shedding Light on the Festival of Lights

The Lightman family has just completed lighting candles for the first night of Hanukkah and we are enjoying the candles’ dancing flames. A trip outside to look at our Menorahs is inspiring. What is magical about this holiday that captures hearts of young and old, religiously observant and not observant?

How Parents Can Speak to Children of All Ages about Tragedy

Last Friday’s tragic, violent events in Israel and Paris have left us saddened and speechless. Our condolences go out to the families who are suffering: You are in our prayers. As a #pediatrician, father and grandfather, I know that violence can have lasting effect on children, even if they’re learning about it only through the media.

Remembering Yisroel Simcha Possick a”h

Yisroel Simcha Possick ben Aharon Chaim, the son of Ahron Possick, Esther Sara Possick, brother of Menachem and predeceased by his sister, Tema Miriam a”h, epitomized a neshama afflicted with more nisyonos than Iyov. Despite this, he didn’t let himself be defined by his disease. He tried to overcome all the pain and suffering with which Hashem inflicted him through strengthening his emunah and bitachon.

Dr. Lightman and the TFC staff wish our all patients and friends a Happy Thanksgiving 2015

The primarily American holiday Thanksgiving 2015 is imminent and it precipitates thoughts about what a glorious country this is. Yet Thanksgiving is a holiday from Judaism.

A Doctor in The House...

In Far Rockaway, the medical office of Dr. Hylton (Chaim Yitzchok) Lightman was swallowed by an eleven-foot storm surge and then spit out, an irretrievable jumble of destruction. Dr. Lightman has nonetheless maintained his practice and has been giving back to the community, both battered and blessed by the opportunities that have unfolded.

Total Family Care of the Five Towns and Rockaway, PC Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

Total Family Care of the Five Towns and Rockaway, PC (TFC) has been awarded NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition Level 3 for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships.