Bambini Pediatrics PC
Why Come to Bambini?
Why Hold Off?
Please note that, at this time, we are not making rounds at any local hospitals (including nurseries). Between working evenings, Saturdays, etc. -- we have had to recognize our limits. We generally refer children that need inpatient care to Vassar, but have sent children directly from our office to Albany, Westchester, and beyond.
A Word About Associate Practitioners
As of May 2016, the Bambini medical staff consists of two pediatric nurse practitioners, one family nurse practitioner, two physician assistants, and one pediatric doctor (who is not currently seeing new patients). Parents sometimes ask us two questions: What is the difference between a doctor and a PA or NP? And what is the difference between a physician assistant and a nurse practitioner?
Briefly, doctors have more extensive training than either PAs or NPs. That sounds good, but you may have noticed that associate practitioners tend to spend a little more time with patients and might be less pre-occupied than their physician counterparts.
Physician assistants receive training that is a little more focused on urgent or even critical care whereas nurse practitioner training centers more so on primary care. Just like doctors, some physician assistants and associate practitioners specialize in areas such as pediatrics; others maintain a broader focus.
The associate practitioners at Bambini are domestically-trained and experienced. We find them to be intelligent, polite, and respectful. We think you will too.