Herschel R. Lessin, M.D.
When it comes helping kids and their families, it is Dr. Lessin’s belief that “You can’t go too far.” He has taken his own children with him on medical missions to Central America, where he provided free care and physician education. He has hosted a pediatric advice show on local radio and a question and answer column in local newspapers. He has been a “go-to” commentator on pediatric issues for national news media, parent groups Internet Webinars, and Pediatric conferences.
Dr. Lessin has practiced pediatrics in the Hudson Valley for more than 38 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, making balloon animals, and a variety of unusual sounds. “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 and one grandchild. He enjoys reading, tennis and traveling. In fact, during his nearly two dozen trips to Disney World he often runs into his patients there!