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Published on Jan 10, 2014
See what Herschel Lessin, a Pediatrician at The Children's Medical Group, about his career at CMG and his start in pediatrics.
"What parents want and need when they come to the doctor is for someone to explain what is going on and what you need to do about it. As a Pediatrician I have the unique ability to help parents get through the various stages of their kid's life. To answer their questions. To help them get through crisis. To treat their illnesses and to prevent illnesses. That's something that I do as a Pediatrician and it's what keeps me going in the morning." ~ Dr. Herschel Lessin
Transcript: What parents want and need when they come to the doctors is for someone to explain to them what is going on and what you need to do about it. And there's precious little time to do that anymore. One of the skills I bring is to do that with parents and have fun with the kids at the same time. Hi, I'm Dr. Herschel Lessin and I work out of the Pawling office at the Children's Medical Group. I always wanted to be a doctor from a very young age. I was a really awful patient, sort of running down the hall away from the doctor and I think I wanted to be on the right side of things finally. I've had Mickey for probably my entire career, about 30 years. I first picked him up during a trip to Orlando and over the years I've had many, many Mickeys and I use him to distract kids. As a pediatrician I have the unique ability to help parents get through various stages of their kid's life. To answer their questions, to help them get through crises, to treat their illnesses, and to prevent illnesses. That is something I do as a pediatrician and it's what keeps me going in the morning. I think it's really important for pediatricians to be available to help people and So we encourage you to give us a call anytime when you have questions, to call for an appointment, to come