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Dr. Alfredo Garcia

Pediatrics
Carmel, NY
57 years experience male

Locations

Office

Carmel, NY

Address

667 Stoneleigh Avenue, Suite 111, Carmel, NY
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(845) 279-3606

Insurances accepted

No Value

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About

Bio

My private practice, Putnam Pediatric Medicine PLLC, which started in 1973, is located in Carmel, New York in the beautiful lower Hudson Valley. I and a pediatric nurse practitioner are the providers. We give pediatric care to children from birth until the age of 22 years. It is not unusual to find a newborn baby and college-graduating patient in our office simultaneously. Ah, that's the joy of being a pediatrician! Our office is located directly opposite Putnam Hospital Center at The Barns Office Center. To obtain more information about our practice, please visit our website: www.putnampediatrics.com

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: New York

Doctor Q&A

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Athlete's foot: Prevention is better than treatment. In public baths, use slippers to walk around and make sure to wash your feet very well. Do not wear somebody else... Read More
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
CMV cytomegalovirus: CMV is a common virus that is part of the family of herpes viruses. It infects most people at some point in their lives. It can be spread to children ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Sleep - newborn: During the first month, you baby's interest is sleep - waking up only when hungry, when dirty or wet, when bored and when in pain. So in a 24-hour tim... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Pediatrics 57 years experience
Premature baby: No need to worry if your ptegnancy and delivery were uneventful! even if your baby develops usual newborn complications of prematurity, s/he will be t... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
PPD: The result of PPD testing is read within 48 to 72 hours. If the test turned positive, the bump can persist for many days.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Insect repellents: Deet is the only insect repellent that works. Adults can use 25% but the safe level for children is 10% and under.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Dextroamphetamine: As long as it is prescribed for the proper condition, Dextroamphetamine should be alright except if you have high blood pressure, cardiac arrhytmias, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Fungus infection: Fungus infection of the toenails often involve oral medication (antifungals) as topical medications are rarely absorbed. Consult a dermatologist for t... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Flu-like illness: Your symptoms fit a flu-like illness or real influenza by itself especially if accompanied by fever. Have you visited a 4h fair or anilmal fairs with ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Yes, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is safe to give infants and children for allergic reactions and itching.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Cold symptoms: Lots of fluids and rest.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Yellow fever: Yellow fever is an infection of the liver caused by a virus transmitted by the bite of a mosquito. It's characterized by fever, yellowish discolorati... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Colds: First of all, drink plenty of fluids and rest, if possible. To help with a stuffy nose, try saline nasal spray as often as necessary. A good decongest... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Shunt cerebrospinal: Surely unless there are problems with your genitalia including the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries in females and testes in males.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
YES: It's the gum infection that can cause infection of the inside lining of the heart called endocardium.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Diet pills: There are many diet pills available but almost all of them have bad side effects. There is nothing better than eating the right food observing correct... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Norovirus: Norovirus, also called the norwalk agent, is an intestinal virus easily transmitted through direct or indirect contact. Prevention is usually by frequ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Numbness arm & hand: What you're experiencing indicates a nerve problem arising from compression or impingment arising either in your armpit or up in the neck. Consult a n... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Child abuse.: I hate to be brief but there is overwhelming evidence that any form of child abuse can lead to mental illness in adults.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Lyme rash: A bull-s eye rash typical of lyme disease can beome infected. The bacterial cause is usually staph or strep which the usual antibiotic, doxycycline, d... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Hearing test: For a 4--5-year-old child, peicture audiometry is good to use. For older children, pure tone audiometry is preferred. For younger children especially ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Discharge from penis: You need to see your doctor asap to make a diagnosis. If you are sexually active, your condition is probably a sti. Treatment is necessary to prevent ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Eczema: Daily bathing for no more than 15 minutes in plain lukewarm water, followed by patting the skin until it is damp and applying a bland emollient or oin... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Conjunctivitis: If it happens that your conjunctivitis is caused by a virus, you can cure it yourself. However, you would be very contagious. Be it as it may, you ne... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Yellow fever vaccine: Yellow fever virus (yfv) vaccine had been considered the safest of the live-virus vaccines. Rare neurologic adverse events are seldom fatal. However, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Food poisoning: Stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting may signal food intolerance or , much worse, food poisoning.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Catscratch disease: If all you had was a cold sore on your lips or in your mouth, the doctors were correct. Did you have elnalrged lymph nodes in your neck, fever, and a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
GERD: All these symptoms are experienced by anyone who may have gerd or gastroesophageal reflux disease except for the headache..
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Vomiting: Please consult your pediatrician to diagnose her feeding problem and get instructions on how to prevent dehydration.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Penis scar: Unless the scar gets painful during sex, leave it alone. If you cannot live with it, consult a urologist or a plastic surgeon.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
URI: Rest and lots of fluid. Warm salwater gargles may soothe the throat; otherwise, you can take a pain killer. Mentholated lozenges might also help.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Rash: Any rash is best evaluated by a physician. Pleasae bring them to their pediatrician for diagnosis and treatment.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) dose: Tylenol (acetaminophen) dose for a 5 kg infant is between 50 to 75 mgs. It is safe to give your baby between the 1.25 and 1.875 ml lines. If your 2 mo... Read More
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Sweating: There are persons who are normally sweaty.Your daughter maybe one if she does seem sick. However, anybody exposed to any hot environment, is heavily c... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Pneumonia: Sounds like what you have maybe worse than bronchitis. Please go to the ed to rule out pneumonia, especially if you also have fever.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Deafness: If your baby passed the hearing test done when he was born, he is probably not deaf. If you think he is deaf in one ear, you can try talking to him on... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Vomiting at night: Both your daughters should see their pediatrician. Their symptoms maybe due to acid reflux, urinary tract infection, constipation, intestinal parasite... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Body odor: Underarm odor is caused by bacteria in the skin. To minimize profuse sweating, you not only have to use deodorant but also an antiperspirant (look for... Read More
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Poor weight gain: There are many causes for a baby's poor weight gain. An investigation to this problem should be initiated to make certain that your baby's problem is ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Suicidal ideation: Children express statements that they may not mean in instances when they are prevented from desired actions or deprived of likes. You have the right... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Fever & sore throat: Because of your pregnancy and the threat that infection can involve the baby as well, it's an excellent idea to see your primary care doctor. Should y... Read More
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Stomachache: Is the current symptom another episode of his chronic stomachache? Stomachache lasting 4 days is not chronic. If it is severe and the vomiting is freq... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Child Health Plus: No. Child health plus is insurance coverage for your medical and surgical health and does not cover any dental conditions.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Anxiety: Your son is suffering from severe anxiety and needs psychological help. Please ask his doctor to refer you to a psychiatrist or psychologist. There is... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Frequent urination: It is often not considered but constipation is probably causing your symptoms. Try taking MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and/or stool softener and main... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Miscarriages: I deeply appreciate your sentiment. Has your OB advised you about what else to do? It looks like you and your wife need more extensive evaluation. A g... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Warts: Left on its own, a wart will die in 2 - 3 years and fall off. Since it is caused by a virus and looks bad cosmetically, especially if large and spread... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Asthma: He should also start with his maintenance (steroid) inhaler tonight. You may repeat the ventolin again in 2 hours or if you have a nebulizer, give him... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Gum infection: First approach should be to treat the infection. If successfully treated, i would doubt a root canal is indicated.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Chest pain: My advice is for you to get evaluated by a physician to determine whether the pain is coming from your ribs, breast or your lungs and its coverings.
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Testimonials
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I recommend you as a well know expert in your field. Dr Jakavick would recommend this Dr To all who seek their expertise.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Feb 6, 2013
Thank you for adding me to your network. Your advice shows knowledge and caring!
Sep 30, 2013
Intelligent, caring, expert. Well-respected. Highly recommend.
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The sound is coming from her throat. My oldest daughter had the same issue and they started the nebulizer and it didn't help any then they wanted to do a test to see if her airway walls were too flims...Read More
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Hi dr Garcia. Thank you for being specific and approximating. Your answer was helpful where as the other doc answer was generic "enough to keep him hydrated" he said, not helpful. Thank you for sugges...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of the Philippines College of Medicine
Graduated 1965MD

Residency

Kings County Hospital Center

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, New Haven, CT - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, New Haven, CT - Winter
2013
Top Pediatrician, First Place, New York - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
NEW YORK MEDICAL COLLEGE
Putnam Pediatric Medicine PLLC

Publications

INCIDENCE OF INGUINAL HERNIAS IN PREMATURE INFANTS
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