Our doctors have been caring for children from Poughkeepsie to Pleasant Valley, from Wappingers Falls to Millbrook and many other communities in Dutchess and Ulster Counties for over 80 years. We provide a small office environment where you get to know your doctors, while having all of the resources that a large pediatric practice can offer. We focus on all aspects of health care for children, from infants through 21 years of age. We would love to be part of your family; come and be part of ours. This office is also open weekday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays, and all holidays, 365 days a year.
Your Poughkeepsie Pediatricians:
Gardener, golfer, hiker, sailor (…tinker, tailor, soldier, spy?), husband, and father of four daughters, Dr. Jaime Rivera lives life to the fullest. We wonder where he gets the energy and time to accomplish everything he has done. Joining The Children’s Medical Group in July of 2012, Dr. Rivera brought with him his vast professional experience as well as his unique warmth and sense of humor.
Dr. Puja Singh has practiced since 1997, and joined The Children’s Medical group in January 2007. She received her degree from Maulana Azad Medical College, University of New Delhi, India. She completed her pediatric residency training at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY in 1997.
Dr. Carl Sorgen, a founding member of The Children’s Medical Group, has practiced in the Mid-Hudson Valley for over thirty-five years. He graduated Yale Medical School in 1972 and studied nephrology at the University of Florida. He is the former Chairman of Pediatrics at Vassar Hospital, served on the Medical Executive Committee, and received the distinguished Vassar Service Award.
Michelle Patrick, P.N.P.has been with The Children’s Medical Group since 1997. She completed her nursing studies at Columbia University where she earned her Bachelor of Science and Masters degrees as well as her certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
Nancy Laterra-Ferraro, P.N.P. has practiced since 1975, as an RN and since 2000 as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, in Orange and Rockland Counties. She joined The Children’s Medical Group in August 2010, and brought her sense of humor and warm personality to the practice.
Dr. Oluchi Nwahiweis another of The Children’s Medical Group doctors who has joined us recently, helping us grow the practice to better serve the children and families of the Hudson Valley. Dr. Nwahie earned her undergrad degree at Lehman College (City University of NY), went to the Temple University School of Medicine, and performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center.
Physician Assistant Kim Szwartz is about to celebrate her first year with The Children’s Medical Group. A former Brooklyn and Staten Island girl, Kim moved to South Florida when she was in middle school. After graduating high school she attended Florida universities for both undergrad and medical school. Kim’s primary interest in pediatric medicine is in adolescent health. She feels that this is where she can make the biggest contribution to children’s wellness.