Total Family Care of the Five Towns and Far Rockaway is your home for superior pediatric, adolescent, and total family care. Dr. Lightman and his associates are known internationally for their ability to accurately diagnose and determine the most effective treatments. Their unique knowledge has been shaped by years on the front line of pediatrics combined with outstanding education and training.
Because we are responsible for the life of every child who walks into our office, we address the spectrum of each patient’s needs – physical, psychosocial, developmental, educational, and emotional. We at Total Family Care value each human life, and our goal is to provide great care for every child.
From routine well visits and vaccines to advanced testing for ADHD, we are invested in helping your children grow and thrive. We get to know every patient and listen to the thoughts and concerns of each child, as well as the parent or caregiver. The TFC team stays the course, providing continuity of care, compassionate care, and coordinating care.
In addition to expert care for acute and chronic conditions, we also focus on preventive care for kids. Prevention includes regular checkups, vaccinations against common diseases, and education about how you and your child can contribute to their own good health by eating right, getting adequate sleep, enjoying daily physical activity, and participating fully in all aspects of life.
We diagnose and treat many acute and chronic pediatric conditions including:
- ADD and ADHD
- Asthma and allergies
- Diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting
- Earaches and ear infections
- Eczema, rashes, and warts
- Strep throat, sore throat, coughs, cold, and flu
- Sprains and broken bones
- Stomach aches and stomach flu
- Type 1 and type 2 diabetes
- Urinary tract infections
In addition to treating children, TFC board-certified pediatricians are also skilled in adolescent medicine and regularly treat patients up to the age of 23 years. We provide a caring environment where teens and young adults will feel comfortable discussing their health issues and concerns.
The American Academy of Pediatrics advises teens and young adults should have well checkups annually. They should also be seen for problems such as:
- Significant weight gain or loss
- Rashes or skin infections
- Sleep problems or changes in behavior
- Breathing problems
- Fever higher than 102
- Frequent sore throats or earaches
Today’s teenagers and young adults face a number of health concerns. Our board-certified pediatricians have extensive experience treating the full spectrum of adolescent health issues, including:
- Acne and other skin issues
- Behavior changes, including depression and anxiety
- Diet and nutrition
- Digestive disorders and stomach flu
- Migraine headaches
- Painful periods and birth control
- Sore throats and coughing
- Sports injuries and fractures
- And much more
To ensure your child’s optimal health, it’s important to schedule regular visits with your pediatrician for the first two years of his or her life, when growth and development are rapid. Once your child reaches three years old, well-child visits can be scheduled less frequently; once a year is recommended.
Well-child visits will include specific vaccines and treatments recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), as follows:
- 2 weeks – Assessment of achievement of birth weight, monitoring of growth parameters, evaluation of home feeding patterns
- 1 month – Hep B
- 2 months – DTaP-Polio-HiB, Hep B, Rotavirus, Prevnar
- 4 months – DTaP-Polio-HiB, Rotavirus, Prevnar, ASQ
- 6 months – DTaP-Polio- HiB, Rotavirus, Prevnar, +/-Hep B, Flu shot (in season), Vision Screen, Tuberculosis & Lead Questionnaire, ASQ
- 9 months – +/-HepB, Lead test, Anemia test, Flu shot (in season), Vision Screen, ASQ
- 12 months – MMR, Varicella, HepA, Prevnar, Flu shot (in season), Vision Screen, Tuberculosis & Lead Questionnaire, ASQ
- 15 months – DTaP-Polio- HiB, Flu shot (in season), Tuberculosis & Lead Questionnaire, Vision Screen, ASQ
- 18 months – HepA, Flu Shot (in Season), Tuberculosis & Lead Questionnaire, Vision Screen, M-CHAT, ASQ
- 2 years – Lead test, Flu Mist or Flu shot (in season), Tuberculosis Questionnaire, Vision Screen, M-CHAT
- 3 years – Flu Mist or Flu shot (in season), OAE (hearing screen),Vision Screen, Anemia Test, Lead and Tuberculosis Questionnaire, ASQ
- 4 years – MMR, Varicella, DTaP, Polio, FluMist or Flu shot (in season), OAE (hearing screen),Vision Screen, ASQ, Lead and Tuberculosis Questionnaire
- 5 years – Flu Mist or Flu shot (in season), OAE (hearing screen), Vision Screen, Lipid Panel, Lead and Tuberculosis Questionnaire, ASQ
- 6 years – Flu Mist or Flu shot (in season), OAE (hearing screen), Vision Screen, Lipid Panel, Lead and Tuberculosis Questionnaire
- 7-8 years – Flu Mist or Flu shot (in season), Lipid Panel, OAE (hearing screen), Vision Screen, Tuberculosis Questionnaire
- 9-10 years – Flu Mist or Flu shot (in season), OAE (hearing screen), Vision Screen, Lipid Panel, Tuberculosis Questionnaire
- 11-21 years – Meningococcal booster vaccine, Tdap, HPV vaccine, Flu Mist or Flu shot (in season), OAE (hearing screen), Vision Screen, Lipid Panel, Anemia Test for menstruating females, Tuberculosis Questionnaire
Pediatric and Adolescent Care in the Five Towns, Far Rockaway, and Long Island’s South Shore
As a parent, you want the best for your child. And in our state-of-the-art office with 8 exam rooms and 2 labs, we offer unparalleled medical care for children, teens, and young adults. For an appointment with one of our dedicated pediatricians in our convenient office serving the Five Towns, Far Rockaway, and Long Island’s South Shore, call us today at (718) 868-4808 or request an appointment online. We look forward to welcoming you to our family!