Bambini Pediatrics

Wholesome Care for Kids

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An integrative medical practice
Bambini (meaning "children" in Italian) offers your family the resources of a typical pediatric office:  check-ups, immunizations, urgent visits, and prescriptions.  But we try to go a little further -- by recommending options such as herbs, homeopathic remedies, and referrals to natural healthcare specialists as circumstances and interest suggest. 

We feel this "integration" of traditional/ allopathic pediatric care with complementary/ holistic options puts us on the cutting edge of a growing trend, and may give your children a better chance of coping with the health challenges of the 21st century!

Speaking of such, we also have growing interest in providing basic-level biomedical treatment for children on the autistic spectrum, for patients with PANDAS, ADHD, and other special needs.  Finally, we are happy to offer second opinions on complex medical issues.

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207 Washington Street  Suite 103
Poughkeepsie, NY  12601
 Phone: 845/ 249-2510
Fax:  845/ 249-2505

Phone lines are open from 8:30 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday
(and 8:30 until noon on Saturday)


Bambini Temporarily Closed to New Patients
Bambini currently provided care to some 5200 children – mostly from the Hudson Valley, but some from as far away as CT, PA, and upstate NY.  We see our unprecedented growth rate of up to 100 new patients per month as an endorsement of the quality of care that we provide.

Any many of you are aware, Dr. Anna Zolotnitskaya is leaving Bambini at the end of October 2014.  Moreover, our practice begins a transition to electronic medical records in November.  These transitions are well-known to slow the pace of things during the first few weeks of implementation. 

The third piece of this perfect storm, it seems, is that flu season started early this year – perhaps due to the EV-D68 enterovirus that apparently passed through the Valley in September.

Thus, in an effort to continue to provide top notch care to families that have chosen Bambini, beginning November 1, we will continue to see newborn siblings of established patients but not accept new patients or families until circumstances again allow.  Pre-natal visits will be suspended.  In particular, we want to have another doctor not only hired but well-oriented to the practice; we want to be on the other side of the speed bump of EMR; and finally, we want to see how the flu season of 2014-15 shapes up.

We thus hope to be accepting new patients again in early 2015.  In this interim, we have added a waiting list feature to our website that we hope you will take a few moments to complete.  Families that complete the waiting list form will be contacted in the order received (although consideration will also be given to urgency).  Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Bambini Recognized by HV Parent Magazine
Our practice was honored again this year by Hudson Valley Parent Magazine with a "Favorite Docs & Healthcare Professionals" award!  The selection is based on feedback from parents.

Generation Rescue
Bambini was recently recognized by Generation Rescue as a "recommended physician" practice.

Generation Rescue is dedicated to the recovery of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders.
It helps provide medical treatment, laboratory tests, and supplements for families that could not otherwise afford this care. It also hosts the largest autism conference in the country and makes mentors available to families with a newly diagnosed child.  The mentors help parents get their child started on a biomedical protocol. 

Living and Being

The September 2011 issue of Living and Being, a familiar insert to the Poughkeepsie Journal, featured an extensive series on integrative pediatrics.  Both Dr. Stephen Cowan from Riverside Pediatrics in Croton and our Dr. Malak were featured.

The lead article, which was written by Evelyn Manziello, can be viewed online here.