we are vaccinating against covid-19 free of charge


current and most pressing questions and recommendations


Please go to the page about SARS-2-covid-19 for current info

The CDC has a number of available sites for information, all these sites are here for your to read and to get as much knowledge as you wish


I am here to explain, to put this all into context


Question about antibody testing is "really HOT" right now.  We have started to offer blood draws, processing of the specimen so that transport to "labcorp" can occur.  This antibody - IgG, IgM, IgA - will tell you only if you had the disease/exposure and your body was able to generate a long term antibody (IgG) to it. 

THESE CURRENT TESTS CANNOT BE USED TO DETERMINE YOUR IMMUNITY AS STRONG AND SECURE AGAINST SARS-2-COVID-19

IT IS OF UTTER IMPORTANCE THAT THE LEVELS OF IgG NEEDED FOR US TO SAY

"YOU ARE IMMUNE TO THIS ILLNESS"

HAVE NOT BEEN ESTABLISHED YET


It may very well be that we have to be exposed many times before we can become immune to the disease, or we have to get a few "shots" at specific time-intervals to become immune.


Given these complicated facts, and our "lack of knowledge/data" there are only some measures that appear to be protective



- WEAR A MASK WHEN IN PUBLIC AND UNABLE TO KEEP MORE THAN 6FT (2METERS) OF DISTANCE

- DO NOT GO OUT PARTYING AND CELEBRATING THINKING THAT THIS IS OVER

- DO NOT PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO ANY POLITICAL VIEWS OR PERSONAL OPINIONS ABOUT HEALTH, THERAPIES, AND TREATMENTS




Please remember these are really tough times and there is nothing that we can do when we feel down, tired, angry EXCEPT FOR REACHING OUT


Isolation has been tough, and the solitude arising from this, is grinding us down - your pain, your heaviness is experienced by many, many feel that they would hurt somebody if they were to be giving in to those feelings, others hurt too much to feel anything. 


Please REACH OUT, please TALK, please CONNECT



HERE ARE IMPORTANT NUMBERS TO KEEP WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES


- domestic violence hotline  1 800 787 3224

- suicide prevention hotline   1 800 273 8255





children 3-11

Dr Elena Gazzola, MD, FAAP

Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

adolescents 11-21

we are vaccinating against covid-19 free of charge

​​​​Medical Care​ in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

our core values at In Town Pediatrics


Pediatrics is a most rewarding specialty.  Pediatricians are trained to diagnose any disease by taking into consideration the different expressions of a condition at the different stages of life, and the various ways a condition can manifest based on the overall health, social, cultural, and family background.  It is in fact a specialty that includes ALL.  We treat all ages from day 1 to 21 years of age, and will accompany the family during all transitions with the aim to assist the patients until they have reached the young adulthood, and are safely transitioning to take care of their health needs.


I will never forget my teachers' most important advice: 

"the way you treat will have an impact on the patient's health sometimes for a lifetime". 

This is the core of pediatric medicine.  We are here to guide, to prevent, to heal, and to optimize all outcome.  My promise has always been:

"if I do not know it, there will be somebody out there that can help me, and you, and I will make sure you will be connected to that physician"





The way your baby is going to be viewed and treated from day one on, will influence and determine your level of comfort, and your baby's level of trust for many years to come.  Your view of the baby is shaped by the care given, how the challenges are tackled, and how the world responds to your dedication to the new family unit

In Town Pediatrics

​Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

150 Purchase Street Suite 8A, Rye NY 10580

Tel: 914 967 9000

​Fax: 914 967 9007


Elena E. Gazzola, MD, FAAP

​Assistant Clinical Professor


 - poison control   1 800 222 1222


 - domestic violence hotline  1 800 787 3224
 - suicide prevention hotline   1 800 273 8255


​REACH OUT, TALK, CONNECT


Children in this age group love inspiring people, love being in contact with nature, animals, arts, explorations, and finding solutions to stimulate their imagination. We can guide them, and lessen their doubts by ....

History of In Town Pediatrics

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In 2002 Dr Elena Gazzola founded "kids Walk-In" and renamed the office "In Town Pediatrics" after relocating to downtown Rye, NY in 2009. 

The driving force behind the office was the need for the local families, surrounding towns' kids, and International expatriates to have a private setting, of care and top level medicine.  A place that would connect anybody to the next expert physician, to the best subspecialists in pediatrics, and to the most advanced knowledge in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.  This office was not to reflect another behemoth office where patients are being driven through the pipelines to maximize profits.  This office was created to reflect the FUN, COMPASSION, TOP LEVEL KNOWLEDGE, ADVANCED LEVEL OF SCIENTIFIC REASONING, PREVENTION OF DISEASE, UNDERSTANDING OF CONDITIONS, AND ABOVE ALL - KEEP THE PATIENT AT THE CENTER OF THE ATTENTION AT ALL TIMES, while integrating the family's values, traditions, and love for their children without having to compromise care and treatment values.


Dr G, as so many kids and parents call her, has dedicated her days to keep the office a place where the kids run in to see her, to tell her about their aches and pains, but also to call her up after many years just to tell her what they have become.  More than 5 former patients have become physicians themselves, 90% of the front-staff have moved on to go to medical school and are now surgeons, pediatricians, family physicians, and even one veterinarian.  The office has seen some former teenagers become parents, and Dr G has become a "grandma" to some of the former patients who are bringing their own children back to her for care.  


The families know Dr G's family, her husband, their cat, the former shepherd, and will recognize her at the beach, and will not hesitate to call on her for help, wherever, and for whomever.  


​In other words, the dream to be the town's peds doc has become reality at

IN TOWN PEDIATRICS

newborns and infants day 1 to 1year old

toddlers

1-3 years

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    This is the time to explore, there are no limits, no fear, the toddlers will find boundaries, have fun with everything. These little bundles of energy can drive any parent to exhaustion, and yet when they look at you and utter those first words such as  "I love you" your life will find a depth never experienced before ...



Traditionally viewed as one of the most challenging moments in parenting, we can embrace this time as the precious period of incredible growth and maturation your child undergoes to become a strong and secure young adult ready to embark  new frontiers  and pursue new dreams ... 

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Our experienced and professional staff treats patients from newborn babies to young adults up to 21 years of age.  Our services include everything from general pediatric medical care to handling complex medical conditions, travel medicine, and medical prevention services.  We also assist with domestic and international medical relocation.  

- CASTLE CONNOLLY TOP DOCTOR AWARD 2020, 2021

- CASTLE CONNOLLY EXCEPTIONAL WOMEN IN MEDICINE AWARD


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