Poughkeepsie Office

104 Fulton Ave | Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
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Welcome to the Poughkeepsie office of CMG.
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:

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.



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 Nwahiwe is 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.

Dr. Michael Kirpan joined our practice in January, 2014. His medical interests include asthma and obesity, which mesh well with his belief in an active lifestyle (in his spare time, he enjoys skiing and weightlifting; and, he once backpacked through Europe). Dr. Kirpan earned his undergraduate degree at Binghamton University and attended Medical school at St. George’s University. He is married and the father of one son.


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.