Welcome to Advocare Parsippany Pediatrics!
As of September 17, 2018, we are accepting new Aetna patients. If you are interested in joining our practice and previously were turned away when we were closed to new Aetna patients, please try again!
Please help us welcome Fred Kobylarz, a medical student working with us on Thursdays from September 13, 2018 through June 20, 2019. For more information, click here.
We have FLU VACCINES for our patients to protect against the coming 2018-2019 influenza epidemic. Flu vaccines are recommended for every child who is at least 6 months of age. Check out this link from the CDC for details about why (you and) your child should receive a flu vaccine. Bottom line: flu vaccination saves children's lives.
The injectable flu vaccination ("flu shot") is the recommended vaccine for this season, not the nasal mist vaccine ("FluMist"). For more information about this recommendation please see this statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. If you remain interested in your child receiving the FluMist (again, not the first choice for protection against influenza), please review the Contraindications Questionnaire that will need to be completed when assessing eligibility for administration. Lastly, since the FluMist is not the recommended method to protect our patients, will not be routinely stocked in our office. However, it will be made available by special order upon request (provided no contraindications exist).
We have set up flu vaccine clinics, with more to be scheduled soon. Please call our office to set up a time for your child (if there is a routine well visit scheduled before December, the vaccine may simply be administered at that appointment).
Advocare Parsippany Pediatrics serves families with state-of-the-art care for children from birth through young adulthood. Established in 1978, we take pride in delivering pediatric care that is prompt, attentive, and personalized to meet your family’s needs. Our team includes four board-certified pediatricians, a pediatric nurse practitioner, and nursing and office staff all dedicated to making you and your children feel welcome and comfortable in our office.
Our comprehensive care begins in the newborn nursery and continues with ongoing checkups. During these “well visits” we monitor growth, nourishment, and physical, developmental, and emotional progress. When children are ill, same-day appointments are available so that children may be evaluated promptly. We offer early-evening appointments four weekdays each week and keep our phones open to parents through lunchtime. For children experiencing complex medical issues, we coordinate care with excellent specialists to manage chronic or critical conditions. In the event that children require hospitalization, Dr. Alan Koenigsberg, Dr. Daniel Kahn, Dr. Adam Handler, and Dr. Jennifer Lam are all on staff at Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical Center, where our commitment to high quality healthcare includes patient care as well as training medical students and pediatric residents.
We appreciate your fears and understand the challenges of raising children. You may find answers to many questions about children’s health and development on our informative website, which also includes Useful Links to other valuable resources. If you need personal assistance, please contact us.
For more than three decades, it has been our privilege to be entrusted by families with their children’s well-being. Our goal is to partner with parents to provide the best possible pediatric care in the most comforting environment. We are here to heal your children whenever possible, protect them from preventable diseases and injuries, comfort them when they are in need, direct you toward resources that you may find useful, ensure that your child’s full potential is reached, and help you enjoy your role as a parent. We look forward to welcoming you to the Advocare Parsippany Pediatrics family.
MANY CHANGES IN 2018!
As of December 31, 2017, Dr. Robert Handler retired. He started the practice 40 years ago and enjoyed watching it grow over the years. He devoted his professional life to taking care of children, and watched many of them grow from infancy to adulthood. Dr. Handler had the pleasure of seeing many of his former patients bringing their own children to the practice. We are sure he will be greatly missed, but are certain that he will enjoy this next phase of his life. We wish him much happiness. As many of you know, Dr. Adam Handler, MD, joined the group 3 years ago. He is thrilled to follow in his father’s footsteps and will continue to be an integral part of Advocare Parsippany Pediatrics. In addition, Dr Jennifer Lam, MD, joined our practice in February, 2017. Jennifer brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the management of complex pediatric illnesses. Janel Post, APN, a nurse practitioner on our team at Advocare Parsippany Pediatrics for over 10 years, is certified to provide lactation consultations to support our breading patient. Currently, Janel is providing Lactation Consultation appointments on Mondays and Thursdays. Finally, Emily Keim, CPNP, is joining our staff of medical providers after years of working as a Registered Nurse (RN) in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) as well as years in our own office. Emily is excited with her new role as she continues to commit herself to helping our patients and families.