|Hoosick Street Pediatrics is a small, solo practitioner office. This means that Dr. Albert is directly involved in all levels of your child’s medical care, providing specialized primary care to infants, children, and adolescents.|
We believe that your primary care physician should be involved in every step of your child's care.
Dr. Albert is almost always able to see a sick patient on the same day that you call.
If he is not available, there is always an on-call physician that you can speak with.
If you are an expectant parent, feel free to give us a call at (518) 273-3732 to schedule a prenatal visit to meet us and sit down with Dr. Albert, ask him questions, and to see our office. To minimize exposure of expectant moms to children with coughs or sore throats, we generally try to schedule prenatal meetings as the first appointment in the morning or the appointment just before and just after lunch.
Our office believes in and follows evidence based care, following recommendations and guidelines provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics, New York State Department of Health, the National Committee for Quality Assurance, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and other organizations.
Many issues are better addressed with an appointment in your Medical Home:
- Unless it is a true emergency, call us when your child is ill - Dr. Albert (or the on-call physician) can help you decide if you should come here or if you should go to an emergency room/urgent care
- Follow up of any issue (ear infection, cough, fevers)
- Chronic (long term) concerns (asthma, constipation, acne, headaches, etc...)
- Behavioral issues
- Annual routine physicals
- Immunizations – ideally done at the medical home so records remain complete
Please let us know if your child receives an immunization at any other location, such as a pharmacy or a specialist's office (allergist, for example).
This is extremely important, so that we can keep your child's medical record complete.