Welcome to MDKidCare
A child's journey through life may be filled with many twists and turns. As pediatricians we are interested in enhancing the development of the child, the adolescent and of both parents. We want you as parents to be able to anticipate difficulties and to cope with emotions that accompany transitions.
We believe that parenthood is about love, respect and limits. We believe that a good parent-child-doctor relationship begins with trust, compassion and communication. Our goal is to meet all of them to
allow your child to grow to his full potential and become an independent and healthy individual.
About Monica Melamedoff, MD
Dr. Monica Melamedoff is a board certified pediatrician, and is a member in good standing of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has been in private pediatric practice in Nassau County since 1988. Dr. Melamedoff received her medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires in 1978. As a medical student, while working in the outskirts of Buenos Aires taking care of underserved children, Dr. Melamedoff understood the tremendous challenge involved in the care of children. She continued her Pediatric training at the Nassau County Medical Center. In addition to her practice, Dr. Melamedoff is an attending physician at North Shore Hospital at Manhasset, Plainview Hospital, and Schneider's Children's Hospital. She is a member of Schneider's voluntary teaching staff as well. She is a published researcher.
Dr. Melamedoff has been the recipient of the Top Pediatrician Award by the Consumer Research Council in Washington, D.C. and the American Medical Association's Physician Recognition Award.
About Karen Choset, MD
Dr. Karen Choset is a board certified pediatrician. She completed the honors program at Cornell University, earning a degree in Biochemical Nutrition. She received her MD from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine where she remained to complete her pediatric residency. Upon graduation, she joined the Mount Sinai Pediatric Faculty Practice with dual appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics.
After returning to her native Long Island, Dr. Choset has been in private practice since 2001. When she is not working, Dr. Choset enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.
About Amorita Snow, MD
She is a graduate of City College of NY(CCNY) with a Bachelors Degree of Science. She then went onto attain a degree in Medicine at The Albany Medical College, in Albany NY. The first position she held as an attending, was in Boston, Massachusetts. She then moved with her husband back to NY to join a private practice. She has been in private practice since 1992. The hospitals she maintains privileges at are North Shore University Hospital ( Northwell), Long Island Jewish and Winthrop University Hospital. . She has a special interest in Autism and is a member of the Nassau Pediatric Society. She is married and has 3 sons. Her hobbies include tennis, pottery, cooking, travel and gardening.
About Diane Aranda, MD
Dr. Aranda has over a decade of experience in private practice in Long Island and the Bronx. Dr. Aranda earned her bachelor's degree in Biomedical Education at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education of the City University of New York Medical School. She received her medical degree at the SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine in Syracuse and completed her Pediatric Internship and Residency at the LIJ Schneider Children’s Hospital. She has a special interest in childhood obesity and has served as an adjunct professor at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. Dr. Aranda is married and is the mother of two boys. She loves to bike ride, bake and read. She speaks, reads and writes Spanish fluently.
*If your child is sick, we always try to see him on the same day.
Please call the office as soon as we open.
*Routine physical exams are usually schedule within 2 – 4 weeks.
*Carry your insurance ID card with you at all times and present the card to our office each time you visit for an appointment.
*Appointments must be made in advance. We make every effort to maintain a schedule and appreciate your cooperation, however, emergencies do occur for us.
*Please call and let us know if you will be late for your appointment.
*If you plan to cancel your appointment, please call and let us know at least 24 hours in advance.
*All co-payments must be paid at the time of the visit. Your co-payment is listed on your ID card, so please be familiar with how
much money you will need to bring with you when you have an appointment.
*Please remember that we may ask that you select another physician if you can not adhere to our appointment policies.
If your insurance requires a referral to see a specialist:
* Your child may need to be seen by a doctor here to determine if the visit is medically necessary.
* Never visit a specialist without first obtaining a referral from this office.
* Most referrals expire after 90 days of their issuance.
* Insurances companies do not allow us to give you postdated referrals.
We have admitting privileges at:
* Cohen Children’s Medical Center at LIJ
* North Shore University Hospital
* Winthrop University Hospital
Because we like our patients to enjoy prompt visit times, we will confirm your check ups in advance. Please arrive on time and understand that if you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you may be asked to reschedule your appointment. If you need to cancel a check up we ask you to try and give us 24 hours notice. For those appointments not cancelled within this time frame, we regret to inform you there is a $25 charge.
We are also available for telehealth visits 7 days a week.
|Monday||9:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Tuesday||9:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Wednesday||10:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Thursday||10:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Friday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Saturday||9:00 am - 1:00 pm|
For urgent care, after office hours, call (516) 931-1776 and a doctor will call you back. If you have not been contacted within 20 minutes, please call again. For emergencies call 911.
We accept most insurances.
Please call us if your insurance is not listed.
* Blue Cross/ Blue Shield
* Empire Plan
* United Health Care