Herschel R. Lessin, M.D.
When it comes helping kids and their families, Dr. Lessin believes, “You can’t go too far.” He has taken his own children with him on medical missions, where he provides free care and doctor education. And, for ten years he has offered pediatric advice on local radio and in newspapers, and has been a “go-to” commentator on pediatric issues for national news media, parent groups and conferences.
Dr. Lessin has practiced pediatrics in the Hudson Valley for more than 30 years and is one of the founding physicians at The Children’s Medical Group. While he treats all types of pediatric patients, he has a particular interest in immunizations, asthma and ADHD.
Taking the fear out of office visits is important to Dr. Lessin, who counts among his talents juggling and making balloon animals. “I enjoy having fun at office visits and try to make the kids not ‘hate’ me too much by making the visit as pleasurable as possible.”
Dr. Lessin’s philosophy is to listen to parents and talk to kids. “I thoroughly enjoy answering questions and explaining complex medical issues to parents in understandable language, especially concerning chronic illnesses in children. When parents truly understand why I make my recommendations, they are far more likely to follow them, and are confident enough to take control of their child’s illness.”
Dr. Lessin has two grown children. He enjoys reading, tennis and traveling. In fact, during his nearly two dozen trips to Disney World he often runs into his patients there!