Contact Us

Phone: 203-622-4301
Fax: 203-622-6343

Where We are

25 Valley Drive
2nd Floor
Greenwich, CT 06831

Accepted Insurances

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross, Blue Shield (Empire, Anthem)
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • GHI/Yale Anthem
  • Great West
  • HUMANA
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford
  • PHCS
  • Pomco
  • United Health

Announcements

BIG 5!
This year we celebrate the 5th anniversary of Valley Pediatrics! Thank you to all of our patients and families for your continued support and feedback and for making this a rewarding experience for all of us. In celebration of turning 5, we are introducing "Valley Trivia" and monthly "Coffee Tuesdays"! Look for the weekly trivia question at the front desk and please help yourself to coffee if you walk in on "Coffee Tuesday". Wishing you a happy and healthy 2014!


IMPACT Testing
Valley Pediatrics now offers the IMPACT test, which is a computerized test that has been shown to be a valid and reliable tool in the diagnosis and continued management of children 10 and older with concussions when used in combination with a physical exam. Click here for more information.


Ear Piercing
Ear piercing is available. Please call our office for details and scheduling.


In the Community
Valley Pediatrics is a proud sponsor and supporter of several local events and charities. Click here to view more.


Referrals to Specialists
If you need a referral to a specialist, please notify our office at least 48 hours in advance of your appointment so that we may complete these requests in a timely manner.

Providing premier pediatric care in a caring and comfortable environment for patients and their families.

About Our Practice

At Valley Pediatrics of Greenwich, we provide premiere pediatric care in a nurturing environment for patients and families. From the beginning, we have strived to create a milieu where patients and families can collaborate with our providers and staff to achieve optimal health care for our children. In a world where practices are growing large and health care is increasingly challenging to navigate, we continue to provide personalized attention and care throughout your visits. The relationships we form with patients and families over the years are important to us and we focus on this team approach at all times.

We are located at 25 Valley Drive, Greenwich, CT, just minutes from Greenwich Hospital. Spanish translation is available.

Call us at (203) 622-4301 to schedule a visit to see our office or to meet any of our physicians.

Recent News

Can Headgear Halt Soccer Concussions?
Soccer is classified as high-to-moderate-intensity contact/collision sport with rates of head injury and concussion similar to those seen in football, ice hockey, lacrosse and rugby. While the benefits of headgear are more obvious in the latter sports, the role of headgear in soccer is unclear.
Children are more susceptible to head injury because of their proportionately larger heads, weak neck muscles and thinner skulls. Younger players also lack technical skills to properly head the ball. Female athletes appear to be at a higher risk of the head injury because of their smaller bodies and weaker neck muscles.
Headgear in soccer is designed to reduce the peak force impact. Studies do not show that purposeful heading of the ball leads to acute or cumulative brain damage. However, headgear may be more suited to reducing the impact from forceful blows during player-to-player contact.
Ways to reduce soccer concussions:
1. Coaches and parents should encourage safe play regardless of safety gear.
2. Heading the ball should be taught to and used by players old enough to understand proper technique.
3. An appropriately sized ball that meets age specifications of players should be used.

New Cholesterol Screening Guidelines
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a new statement recommending that all children ages 9-11 and 17-21 receive cholesterol screening. This is a change from the previous recommendations to screen only those children with risk factors such as family history of cardiovascular disease or high cholesterol, or being overweight. The recommendation suggests that all children, even those with no known risk factors, be screened for elevated cholesterol. We hope to help to earlier identify and respond to elevated cholesterol in an effort to try to curve this risk for later heart disease. Valley Pediatrics will be offering cholesterol screening at ages 11 and 17. The test requires only a drop of blood and we have combined this screen with our routine screen at these ages for anemia to try to minimize additional blood draws.

No Adverse Neuropsychologic Outcomes in Infants Vaccinated in Timely Manner
A recent study in the Journal of Pediatrics in June revealed that children with timely receipt of vaccines in the first year of life showed no significant differences in neuropsychological testing as compared to those on alternate vaccine schedules.

Many of our families have shared numerous concerns over the number of vaccines given to children at well-child visits during the first year of life. This is a widespread worry and families across the country are electing alternate vaccine schedules. This has spawned a number of studies including a most recent study in the June issue of Journal of Pediatrics. The study examined over 1000 children to look for differences in neuropsychological outcomes at 7-10 years of age between those who received timely vaccines during the first year of life and those who did not. The study defined timely vaccines as receiving all of the recommended vaccines within 30 days of the earliest eligible age. Neuropsychological outcomes were evaluated using 42 well-established, objective tests that evaluated speech and language, verbal memory, fine motor coordination, attention, hyperactivity and executive functioning, behavior and IQ/general intellectual functioning. After adjusting for familial and socioeconomic factors, the study revealed that children with timely receipt of vaccines in the first year of life showed no significant differences in any of the neuropsychological testing as compared to those on alternate/delayed vaccine schedules and even performed better on some of the scales. This is an important study in light of the negative consequences that can occur with delayed vaccines, including infections in ages where one is most vulnerable.

Even with the above publication, we recognize that some of you will continue to have individual concerns. We encourage you to continue to have open and honest discussions about your children's vaccines and vaccine schedules with us as we all work to achieve better health outcomes for all of our families.

Energy Drinks

Energy Drinks are caffeinated beverages advertised as boosting the immune system, enhancing performance and creating a "buzz" or a "high".

Most energy drinks contain the same basic ingredients: guarana, taurine, ginseng, sugars and B vitamins. Caffeine rarely is listed as an official ingredient, although all of the top-selling energy drinks contain caffeine.

Many energy drinks do not state the quantities of caffeine. When caffeine content is stated, often the amount given is not accurate.

The caffeine in 16oz of leading energy drink brands ranges from 154-280mg (the equivalent of 2-3 cups of coffee). Some of the drinks contain other stimulants, such as guarana, or additives that can enhance the effects of caffeine.

Caffeine use and withdrawal have been linked to variety of health effects, including irritability, anxiety, mental confusion, hand and limp tremor, nausea, insomnia, headache, palpitations, arrhythmias and elevated blood pressure.

Guarana is commonly added to energy drinks. It contains a substance called guaranine, which is caffeine. When an energy drink lists its caffeine content, it is usually not taking into account the guarana, which has exerts a more prolonged effect than an equivalent amount of caffeine. In reality, when a drink is said to contain caffeine plus guarana, it contains caffeine plus more caffeine.

Ginseng is in many energy drinks. It has been linked to adverse events such as insomnia, headache, palpitations, rapid heart rate, hypertension and mania.

A host of other additives in energy drinks claim to have a number of positive effects. Most of these claims lack sufficient scientific evidence.