Meet the Doctors in Suffolk County, Long Island - October 2009


Meet some of the health care professionals in Suffolk County, Long Island


Cymerman, Dr. Diane

2500 Nesconset Highway (Route 347), Stony Brook; (631) 751-6262

Dr. Cymerman has been caring for children with allergies for almost 25 years, and has been in private practice since 1987. She is a lifelong New York resident and has lived with her family in Suffolk County since her Allergy and Immunology fellowship training at University Hospital at Stony Brook. She is Board Certified in Allergy and Immunology, and treats children over 12 months of age as well as adults. Office hours include day and evening hours in order to accommodate busy lives. Allergy problems of all types are treated including hay fever, seasonal allergies, eczema, hives, asthma, sports related breathing issues, persistent cough, bee sting allergies and food allergies. Treatment is individualized to each patient's specific health needs as well as the lifestyles of the patients and their family.


Friedman, Scott Dr.
Island Orthodontics

500 Portion Road, Lake Ronkonkoma; (631) 588-1199

Dr. Scott Friedman received his dental and orthodontic degrees from New York University College of Dentistry. A board certified orthodontist, with 20 years of clinical experience and a vast background in all phases of orthodontic treatment, he attends numerous lectures around the country and brings this state-of-the-art knowledge with him to provide the best treatment. Dr. Friedman is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and is one of the top 15 Invisalign® Premier Providers.


Goldstein, Ilene, M.D.

158 E. Main Street, Huntington; (631) 425-0808

Allergy solutions without the shots! Dr. Goldstein is a Board Certified Allergist with more than 16 years of experience. All patients are personally cared for by Dr. Goldstein. Her expertise includes hay fever, chronic cough, asthma, rashes, sinusitis, drug, food and insect allergy. Dr. Goldstein is now using a safe, effective, patient-friendly approach to allergy immunotherapy. Sublingual immunotherapy (drops) are taken by mouth at home. Allergy drops treat the cause of allergy problems instead of just the symptoms. This allows you to enjoy the indoors, outdoors and the wonderful things life has to offer.


The Kids OT Workshop, LLC

213 Hallock Rd, Ste 2B, Stony Brook; (631) 751-2227

After over a decade of providing pediatric occupational therapy services in schools, homes and hospitals, Karen Ward MS OTR/L opened The Kids OT Workshop in 2008. Karen has extensive background in sensory integrative treatment and has been trained in Therapeutic Listening, S.O.S. Approach to Feeding and Handwriting Without Tears. She hopes the clinic serves as a community-based resource for parents who are either seeking initial services or supplemental services for their child. The clinic, located in Stony Brook, boasts a sensory gym complete with variety suspended equipment.


McManus, Maria, RPAC

Kids First Pediatrics, PC

6144 Route 25A, Building C, Suite 19, Wading River; (631) 929-0325
815 Hallock Avenue, Suite A, Port Jefferson; (631) 331-7267

Maria earned her Bachelor of Science/Physician Assistant degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She has been a practicing Physician Assistant since 1983 and a patient favorite at our Wading River office for more than 15 years. Maria lives in Shoreham with her family. She enjoys golf and guitar and is an avid runner, having completed the New York City Marathon in 2002.


Moore, Kerry, MD, FAAP
Kids First Pediatrics, PC

6144 Route 25A, Building C, Suite 19, Wading River; (631) 929-0325
815 Hallock Avenue, Suite A, Port Jefferson; (631) 331-7267

Kerry completed her residency in pediatrics at North Shore University Hospital and has been in private practice since 2003. She is affiliated with Stony Brook, St. Charles and John T. Mather Memorial Hospitals and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Kerry spends her "off" time with her pediatric surgeon husband and shuttling her five active children to various sports activities. Together with her three eldest children, she is a proud member of the Thomas O'Shaughnessy Bag Pipe Band!


Patchogue Family Dental
Dr. Richard Richter

680 S. Country Road, East Patchogue; (631) 475-1191
Hampton Family Dental, 421 Montauk Hwy, East Quogue; (631) 653-5888

Dr. Richard Richter brings 20 years of private practice experience to both his office locations; Patchogue Family Dental PC and Hampton Family Dental PC. He lectures internationally on Orthodontics, Laser Dentistry, and the latest in Dental Technologies and Procedures. His dental practices boast multiple technologies found in less than 5% of dental offices in the entire country. Dr. Richter has a strong practice philosophy of treating each patient (adults and kids) as if they are his own family.


Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine
Dr. Jay Iype

270 Union Avenue, Holbrook; (631) 588-4442
911 Montauk Highway, Shirley; (631) 281-2525
635 Belle Terre Road, Port Jefferson; (631) 331-6200
6144 Route 25A, Suite 23-24, Wading River; (631) 929-0400
1270 E Main Street, Riverhead; (631) 727-8080

Dr. Jay Iype received his bachelor's degree from City College of New York and then his medical degree from New York Medical College. He completed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center / Schneider Children's Hospital in Pediatrics. Before joining our practice, he worked in an urgent care setting and has an interest in acute and emergency care as well as pediatric gastroenterology (abdominal disorders, constipation). Dr. Iype is active in his church and can usually be found enjoying time with his wife and two young daughters.


Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County
Dr. Michael Ioannou

2171 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 145, Commack; (631) 486-6364
1150 Portion Road, Suite 15, Holtsville

Dr. Michael Ioannou, a native of Suffolk County, received his dental degree at the University Of Connecticut - School Of Dental Medicine, with a residency in pediatric dentistry from Albert Einstein College of Medicine /Montefiore Medical Center. A friendly, patient dentist, Dr. Mike strives to make visiting the dentist a fun experience, all while providing exceptional dental care. He uses excellent behavioral management approaches, a child-friendly environment (TV/cartoons in all treatment rooms) and sings to the patients! Dr. Mike currently participates with most insurance companies and has convenient evening and Saturday office hours.


Pollack, David L.
Creating Wellness Center of Commack

66 Commack Road, Commack; (631) 462-0801

Dr. David L. Pollack, partner and Lead Clinician, has spent the past 5 years in the study and practice of physical rehabilitation, herbal medicine, and stress reduction. He makes sure his clients avoid disease, manage stress, and participate in healthy age management strategies. Dr. Pollack has extensive experience with ADD/ADHD, child digestive disorders, colic, acne, and others. He's studied A.R.T., Graston, Applied Kinesiology, Advanced Examination & Treatment of the Extremities, and Loomis Enzyme Nutrition. His unique training and interests have made him one of New York's most sought-after doctors.


Therapy Center for Children, LLC
Christina Bellini-Zaher MS, OTR/L

156 North Ocean Avenue, Patchogue; (631) 207-1053

Christina Bellini-Zaher MS, OTR/L, the owner and director of The Therapy Center for Children, is a registered occupational therapist with a Master's degree in occupational therapy. She established this company after working with children between 2 weeks and 21 years of age. These services were provided to children in the early intervention program, as well as preschool and school-aged children. Some of the organizations she has worked for include Saint Mary's Children's Hospital, United Cerebral Palsy, the New York City Department of Education, and the West Islip and Bayport-Blue Point School Districts.