Sunday, August 14, 2011

Washington Heights Pediatrics: What Sets Us Apart

The secret to the success of Washington Heights Pediatrics has and always will be an understanding of that fact that our practice wouldn’t exist without parents bringing their children to us. Protecting them and giving them the care they deserve is what we strive for each day.
Each team member at Washington Heights Pediatrics has been trained in customer service, with special emphasis on sensitivity, courtesy and respect. Our location is in an area of diverse backgrounds, and we strive to learn and understand each patient’s specific needs and satisfy them.
The staff is comprised of bilingual individuals with years of experience as medical assistants, receptionists, secretaries and administrative personnel.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Spotlight on Dr. Yuderqui Checo

We are very fortunate to have Dr. Yuderqui Checo to helm our 149th street location. She studied medicine in the Dominican Republic and worked for 8 years in Santo Domingo at the Centro Comunitario de Jaraboca. After training in pediatrics at the San Juan City Hospital in San Juan, Regional University Ruiz Arnau in Bayamon Puerto Rico and the Pediatrics San Francisco, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, she came to New York.
For six years, Dr. Checo worked at the same pediatric practice, Pediatrics Specialties of Queens, as Dr. Barbery. She also passed all of her qualifying exams in order to validate her medical license in the U.S. and is currently in the process of becoming Board Certified in Pediatrics.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Spotlight on Dr. Maria Pilar Barbery M.D.F.A.A.P.

Washington Heights Pediatrics owner Dr. Maria Pilar Barbery M.D.F.A.A.P. graduated from the University of San Simon in Bolivia at the top of her class. After passing a battery of tests in the State of New York to validate her medical license in the U.S., she went on to train at Mount Sinai/Elmhurst Hospital in New York, where she completed her Pediatrics Internship, Pediatrics Residency and Fellowship in Pediatrics Ambulatory Care and Emergency Medicine.
After working with Pediatrics Specialties of Queens, a large pediatrics practice in Jackson Heights Queens, Dr. Barbery transferred to West Care Medical, Pediatrics at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, where she remained for three years.
Despite living on Long Island, Dr. Barbery decided to serve the community that reflected her Hispanic roots and most needed her services by deciding to open her practice in Washington Heights. She embarked upon a new adventure in opening her own pediatric practice: Washington Heights Pediatrics.
Ron Barbery joined her to administrate the growing practice in 2009, leaving a 35-year career as an International Transportation Consultant in the fashion industry.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Washington Heights Pediatrics Achieves Level 1 Medical Home Status

We are proud to announce that Washington Heights Pediatrics was certified Level 1 by the Department of Health NYC’s division which controls Quality Assurance in Medical Practices. Washington Heights Pediatrics was certified Level 1 in January, which means that our practice is following quality guidelines, has developed a first-hand direct communication system with patients and has reached out to the community, and is practicing an approved Electronic Record Keeping Program.
Our practice was certified for Level 1 in January. We are currently working to reach Level 2 and are committed to attaining Level 3 by the end of the year. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) does not give out these certificates easily and we are proud to say that both of our locations are now certified Level 1 Medical Home Status.
NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of health care. The organization, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2010, recognizes clinicians and practices in key performances areas.
A promising model of health care delivery, the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) seeks to improve the quality and efficiency of care. The Physician Practice Connections-Patient Centered Medical Home (PPC-PCMH) identifies practices that promote partnerships between individual patients and their personal clinicians, rather than equating a string of office visits to patient care. According to early evaluations, the PPC-PCMH shows results in improving care quality and lowering costs by making efficient, coordinate care more accessible.
“The patient-centered medical home promises to improve health and health care. The active, ongoing relationship between a patient and a clinician in medical homes fosters an all-too-rare goal in care: staying healthy and preventing illness in the first place,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Washington Heights Pediatrics: “Happy Healthy Children, Ninos Sanos y Felices.”

Welcome to the brand new Washington Heights Pediatrics blog!
Our philosophy is simple: children are the future of our country and have the potential to do great things. In order to achieve their goals, they need to be healthy. That is why our motto is “Happy Healthy Children, Ninos Sanos y Felices.” Our goal is to provide the best possibly care for our children as well as to treat each and every one of their parents with the utmost respect and courtesy.
We now have two locations:
4620 Broadway                                                                                
New York, NY 10033                                                                       
Tel. 212-923-8451                                                                           
 Fax 212-923-71111                                                                          
Dr. Maria Pilar Barbery                                                                  
3612-18 Broadway (corner of 149th)
New York, NY 10031
Tel. 212-296-2260
Fax 212-926-2290
Dr. Yuderqui Checo