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Dr. Hilary Petersel

Pediatrics
haverstraw, NY
19 years experience female

Locations

Haverstraw Pediatrics

haverstraw, NY

Address

48 New Main St, haverstraw, NY, US
Directions

Fax

(845) 429-2057

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Cigna

Medicaid

Ghi Service

About

Bio

I am a funloving person who loves kids and having a great time outdoors. I am an avid swimmer and skier.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

113 Answers
15 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Not necessary: If it is just milk there is no need to remove it. If the white spots is limited to the tongue and can be removed easily with a qtip than it is likely... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Genetic testing: You can request a genetic evaluation to see if they are any chromosomal abnormalities or syndromes that are the cause of your child's developmental de... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Likely strep i: did he have a throat culture done. It sounds like he had a strep infection. Headaches and enlarged lymph nodes are common symptoms as well as abdomi... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Dietary changes: Try making dietary changes such as reducing the amount of caffeine and soda, decreasing amount of gassy vegetables, beans or other foods that tend to ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Sleep: If teenagers get adequate sleep at night of 8-10 hours then they should not need to nap during the day on a regular basis. If there is a current illn... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
None: There is no oral medication to increase your height. Only evaluation by an endocrinologist can make a diagnosis of short stature and growth delay and... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Axillary temp: Axillary temperatures are not accurate. Abdominal pain may be viral or may be a sign of other infections such as strep throat or urinary tract infect... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
A few weeks: Topical acne medication should be used daily for at least 2 weeks before expecting results. Sometimes additional medication may be necessary for resu... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Cough in less than 2: It is best to not use cough and cough suppressants in children under 2. Most of them are not recommended for children under age 4. There are natural... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Formula: Similac, Enfamil and Gentleease are all good brands of formula for newborns. There is a regular form of each of these formulas, If the child has spe... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Yes: Scarlet fever is strep with a rash and can be spread in a similar matter as strep. An exposed person may not get the rash, but may get a throat infec... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Vacccines required: Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid. You will also need malaria medication. Always check cdc.gov website before any foreign travel to check what you need... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Yes , it is safe: Clindamycin is category B for pregnancy. It is not the most common medication for strep throat though. Do you have a penicillin allergy and that is ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
More info needed: Without more information it would be difficult to diagnose a rash infection. This may be a fungal infection, may be some type of contact dermatitis, ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Yes and No: Adults should receive tetanus boosters every 7-10 years and at least one of them should be a TDAP vaccine which includes a pertussis booster as well. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Bacterial infection: With such a high fever and high white blood cell count, it is likely there is a bacterial infection that requires treatment, POssibilities include e... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
5 weeks?: If your child has been sick for 5 weeks with conjunctivitis and a respiratory infection that the child can not sleep flat. I would either recommend a... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Topical antifungal: Thrush is a fungal infection. Treatment with antifungal medication orally for your newborn and topically to your breast is necessary to clear the inf... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Not usually: There are times when one kidney is larger. It may not be dangerous. More importantly, does the larger kidney have any cysts, stones or signs of infe... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Need to be evaluated: He needs urgent evaluation with Xrays and laboratory testing to make a diagnosis. I would not delay seeking treatment for him.
A female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Rapid HR: You should have an EKG to check if your increased HR (tachycardia) is a regular rhythm or shows some type of arrthymia. Also should have blood work d... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Seek treatment: Sinus infections can be difficult to treat and sometimes require 14-21 day courses of antibiotics.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Medications vary: There are many different types of acne and different types of treatment help different patients. If the acne is resistant to many topical medications... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Platelet counts: Normal platelet counts range from 150-about 400-450 depending on the lab performing the test. if you have further concerns about abnormal levels, ple... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Headaches: Headaches are a possible side effect of birth control pills. Ask your doctor about a lower dose of hormones in the pills or you may need to consider ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Gallstones: It sounds like you are having a problem with your gallbladder. If the pain worsens, you should be evaluated for gallstones and initiate treatment if ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Anytime: Most pregnancy tests are accurate even before a missed period.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
???: Drinking what water or alcohol. Adequate water intake depends on your weight. It is on the higher end of required daily intake.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Lose weight: Weight loss and exercise would be a good place to start. Get some blood work to evaluate if you have any thyroid or diabetes issues and start a plan ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Scratch marks?: It sounds like she may be scratching the eczema. Eczema can be very itchy and antihistamine either topically or orally can be helpful to reduce the i... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Depends on severity: Some abcesses require drainage if large and deep enough. Antibiotics both topically and orally are required to treat the infection. In some areas tr... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Yes: Flagyl is typically prescribed for parasitic infections. It comes in pill form and has to be crushed or compounded into liquid if a child can not swa... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Get checked: Dark black melena stools are signs of a stomach bleed. Acid reflux can cause nausea and sour taste in mouth mostly when lying flat, but more concerni... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Lactose intolerance: It sounds like you make have a problem with lactose intolerance. If you cant avoid dairy in your diet, try taking a lactase pill prior to meals that ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
TTC: If you and your partner have been trying to conceive for 4 years with no success, then both of you should be tested. A good fertility specialist OB/GY... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Decrease breast milk: Try feeding your child food first and then offer breast milk after the meal, If you fill his belly first with breast milk, he may not be hungry enou... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
See a doctor: It could possibly be a hemorrhoid, but could also be many other things ranging from a bacterial skin infection, to herpes, to anal warts. So the trea... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Severity of asthma: Sometimes additional medication may be necessary to stop an asthma attack. Albuterol is standardly used every 4 hours during an acute exacerbation, b... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Yes: Yes herpes simplex virus can spread to a child from contact from someone with active infection. It may develop as sores on the gums or sores on the l... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Yes, that is normal: Occasionally teenagers will have a light flow of blood midcycle. These are due to hormonal surges. There is nothing to worry about.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Spotting: Spotting at this point may be normal in the pregnancy. If it persists, she should check with her OB/GYN to make sure that the pregnancy is following ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Not needed: If a women has had their period 10 days ago, there is no possible way to even be pregnant. A person generally has a 28 day cycle, The period is cons... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Anti-itch: Anti-itch medications can be topical such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream or caladryl. Oral antihistamines such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Depends: his blood type can be O positive or O negative. There are 2 genes for RH factor. You can either have 2 genes for positive or one. So if you passed... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Blood work: Have you had any blood work to check your thyroid function or hormonal levels. Have a checkup with your physician and request blood work if not alrea... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Health: Similar to adults, good dietary habits and exercise as well as avoiding drugs, alcohol and cigarettes.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
This can be normal: Some children have a higher tendency to sweat than other children. You can start by putting less layers on him and seeing if there is any difference.... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
It could.: Fungal infections are difficult to treat and require at least 2 weeks for complete resolution normally. Be patient and continue to use the medication.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Check cdc.gov: Adults should consider Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid vaccines before travelling to Pakistan. here is the website for more info. http://wwwnc.cdc.gov... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Supportive Care: There is no specific treatment for mumps as it is a viral infection. Supportive care with fluids and pain medication if needed. Prevention is achiev... Read More

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Dr. Petersel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dr. Petersel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you very much Dr. Petersel! I am getting myself tested. I appreciate the time you took to answer my question.
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) apt in am. so worried. he is not acting ok at all. ty!!!!!!
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thankyou for your valuable input. Don't have anxiety any more

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Boston University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

LONG ISLAND JEWISH MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2006

Awards

Top Pediatrician, First Place, Bronx Region - Spring
2015
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