Pediatrics

The Pediatric team at North Hudson Community Action Corporation Health Center will take care of your children from birth through 18 years of age. Our goal is to ensure the health and well being of your children. Your pediatric provider will assess your child’s health care needs, provide health education, and offer resources and support as your child grows and develops throughout the years. North Hudson has a dedicated team of Pediatricians and nurse practitioners serving the communities of Hudson, Bergen and Passaic counties.

Some of the many services offered by our Department of Pediatrics include:

Well-child visits

  • School and sports exams
  • Annual physicals
  • Immigration physicals
  • Pre-operative physicals
  • Immunizations and free vaccine program
  • Hearing, vision and developmental screenings
  • Growth and Development monitoring
  • WIC referrals
  • Tuberculosis Testing
  • On site Lab Testing, including lead testing
  • Health Education

All children 6 months to 5 years of age are enrolled in Reach Out and Read, a program that promotes early literacy and school readiness. At well visits, Providers give new books to children and gives advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud.

Asthma Management

Obesity Prevention and Weight Management


Special Needs Children

  • Provide health care to kids with special needs or chronic illnesses (information on SPAN program)
  • Acute illness care/sick care/urgent care
  • Referrals for specialty care

Adolescent Services

  • Family Planning
  • Contraceptive decision making support
  • Low cost contraception
  • Pregnancy testing
  • STI/HIV counseling, testing and treatment

Our Pediatric Providers are:

  • Cheryl Panem, MD Director of Pediatrics
  • Julie Aliaga, MD
  • Nicole Vales-Buckwald, APN
  • Humberto Conde, MD
  • David Fayngersh, MD
  • Gaspar Ginart MD
  • Isabel Gonzalez, MD
  • Josefina Gregory, APN
  • Donna Hutton-Cassie, MD
  • Ilene Laufer, MD
  • Jose Maldonado, MD Chairman of Pediatrics Palisades Medical Center
  • Carmen Mallamaci, MD CMO
  • Suprema Naim, MD
  • Sara Nasiek, MD
  • Jayminkumar Patel, MD
  • Elvira Sazon, MD
  • Manuel See, MD
  • Daxa Surti, MD
  • Eileen Torres-Soto, MD
  • Charmane Calilap Bernardo, APN