Family Health

DENTISTS     back to top



Dental Associates of Connecticut 
(Pediatric Dentists) Dr. John Iwasaki, Dr. Joseph Guzzardi, Dr. Laura Huling and
Dr. Hassam Sultan; (Orthodontics) Dr. Erol Gund, Dr. Aaron Gilman and
Dr. Mark Angeloni

Locations in Danbury (203-748 -8055); New Milford (860-355-4138);
Newtown (203-270-4586); and Shelton (203-380-0660)
www.dentalassociates.us

Dental Associates of Connecticut has been providing state-of-the-art dental care to families in western Connecticut since 1971. Getting that great care is even easier now with convenient office locations in Danbury, Newtown, New Milford and Shelton.

Our Pediatric dentists have completed years of specialized training focusing on your child’s teeth and dental needs. Each of our offices features a “child friendly” environment complete with toys, video games and prizes, and rewards for adopting great brushing habits. If specialized dental care, such as orthodontic consultation is required, our in-house dental specialists are just steps away.


Dental Care Kids
(Pediatric Dentists) Dr. Dana Kapp, Dr. Gabrielle Sykoff,
Dr. Esther Levine Pincus and Dr. Durgesh Kudchadkar (You can call him “Dr. D”)

Dental Care Orthodontics: (Orthodontic Dentists) Dr. Peter Feibish,
Dr. Steve Scher, Dr. Simonas Zmuidzinas (Dr. Z), Dr. Uttampal Singh and Dr. Patricia Bendick

Dental Care Teens: (Dentists) Dr. Ryan Ku

1500 Summer Street • Stamford • 203-883-4431
DentalCareKids.com

Dental Care Kids for pediatric and orthodontic dental care was created from the ground up to help get children off to a positive and resourceful start on the road to a life-time of good dental health.

First, we have professional and board certified specialists in pediatrics and orthodontics for the best care possible. Second, we have a state-of-the-art office that combines the newest modern equipment like low dose digital x-rays and tooth colored mercury-free filings. Third, our entire team is dedicated to making you and your children’s visit world class in every way. Educational, comfortable and just plain FUN! Fourth, the office is built for kids to have fun. One step inside makes it obvious that this office is all about kids.

Dental Care Teens — Dr. Ryan Ku treats adolescent kids who are transitioning from Pediatrics towards adult dentistry.




Meslin Pediatric & Family Dentistry
Dr. Irwin H. Meslin, Dr. Sulakshana Sundaresan and Dr. Min Deng

60 Church Street • Wallingford
203-774-0019 • www.meslindentistry.com

We at Meslin Pediatric & Family Dentistry provide a full range of dental services for the entire family — from infants to adults. Our commitment to providing quality care begins with children and progresses through adulthood. Our practice began with specialty treatment for children more than 30 years ago. Through the years, we have grown by providing general and cosmetic dentistry to adults. Bring your loved ones to the place where all generations can receive complete and comprehensive family dentistry at one convenient location. We invite you to visit our practice and enjoy the comfortable and high tech environment that we enjoy everyday.

When you visit the Meslin Pediatric & Family dental office, your smile is our top priority! Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, high quality dental care that you deserve.

DOULAS     back to top

Birth Partners Doulas of Connecticut
203-375-9963
www.birthpartnersdoulas.com

Pregnancy can be a lonely road, especially for first-time mothers. There are many questions about birthing and baby care, and sometimes first-time mothers just really need someone to lean on throughout the entire experience. To whom should they turn ó their health care provider, a friend, maybe a relative? Perhaps they should consider putting their trust in Birth Partners Doulas of Connecticut, a comprehensive resource for pregnant and new mothers.

Other doula services and hospital programs offer birth doulas on an ďon-callĒ basis, meaning that the client is served by whomever is on call at the time of labor. Birth Partners, however, takes pride in their team of responsible and respectful personnel united in a common commitment to the organization and each other and dedicated to preserving the dignity of families during the birthing years.

Birth Partners services include birth doulas, postpartum doulas, comprehensive children education programs, newborn care and breastfeeding classes and counseling. The comprehensive courses embrace Birth Partnerís philosophy that with knowledge and support, couples can make the best and safest choices for themselves and their families. Birth Partners brings years of actual birth experience to each class, offering couples a unique and honest perspective.

Birth Partners Doulas of Connecticut services clients in both Connecticut and New York. For more information, call 203-375-9963 or visit www.birthpartnersdoulas.com.

Ear, Nose & Throat    back to top

Parker Ear, Nose & Throat
Andrew J. Parker, M.D.
Norwalk, Westport, New Canaan
203-EAR-NOSE
www.ParkerENT.com

Dr. Parker and his staff treat all ear, nose and throat problems in children and adults. If any member of your family is experiencing a sleep disorder, Parker Ear Nose & Throat of Fairfield County can help. Snoring may be an indication of obstructed breathing and should not be taken lightly. In children, snoring may be a sign of problems with the tonsils and adenoids. A chronically snoring child should be examined by an otolaryngologist, who may recommend a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy to return the child to full health.

Dr. Parker is using a new tonsillectomy technique, called Thermal Fusion or tissue welding, that helps patients experience less pain, fewer post-surgical complications and have a quicker recovery.

MATERNITY SERVICES     back to top


60 Westwood Avenue, Suite 100 • Waterbury
22 Old Waterbury Road, Suite 203 • Southbury
203-573-1425
www.womenshealthct.com

Located in Waterbury and Southbury, The Center for Women’s Health in Connecticut has been providing exceptional care to women of all ages since the 1970s. The focus of the center is to give each patient highly personalized, quality care from board certified physicians that they can trust.

The Center for Women’s Health in Connecticut provides a full range of comprehensive gynecologic and obstetric care for women. They also offer accredited in-office ultrasound services and care for fertility and continence issues. Obstetric services include prenatal care and classes, and hi-risk obstetrics and co-management with Yale Maternal Fetal Medicine and Perinatology. Gynecology options feature cancer screening, including: breast, cervical, ovarian and uterine; abnormal pap smear evaluation and treatment; colposcopy; laparoscopic surgery; robotic surgery; in-office procedures; initial infertility assessment and more.

The center also offers menopause management, contraception and family planning, BRCA gene testing and other services.


St. Vincent’s Medical Center
203-944-0242
www.stvincents.org/midwifery

St. Vincent’s Medical Center’s new Birthplace is the only in-hospital birthing center in Fairfield County and includes two private birth suites where mothers can labor and deliver under the guidance of a midwife.

The Birthplace at St. Vincent’s offers the advantage of natural, minimal intervention-delivery by a midwife to appropriate patients with the safety net of a medical center, and following birthing center protocols.

The growing popularity of the midwife experience is due to several reasons including the continuous physical and emotional support during labor offered by the midwife, and incorporating the needs of the family into the birth. This does not in any way replace the traditional hospital birth, but just provides an alternative for those who seek it.

The midwife remains with the patient, evaluating maternal and fetal status, the progression of the delivery, and also provides immediate care for the newborn. The midwife works with the patient throughout pregnancy, educating and instilling confidence in the naturalness of the childbirth process.

The concept behind midwife delivery focuses on personalized, constant one-on-one care from a holistic perspective, starting with prenatal education, right through to labor that can include massage, whirlpool and other relaxation techniques, and a delivery with minimal intervention. Children are welcome as the emphasis is on family-centered care. The mother’s wishes are respected as much as possible.

Mental Health     back to top

Hartford Behavioral Health
2550 Main Street • Hartford • 860-548-0101
1 Main Street • Hartford • 860-548-0101
www.hbh1.org

“We can help. Healing is possible.”

Are you, your child or someone you know dealing with:

  • Grief and loss?
  • Anxiety?
  • Depression?
  • Substance use?
  • Tobacco cessation?
  • Anger management?
  • Family issues?
  • A child’s mental health?

At Hartford Behavioral Health, we help bring hope for a brighter future to thousands of community members who struggle with mental health disorders … individuals whose daily lives have been disrupted, whose mental health problems are leading to difficulties at work or school, hospitalization, homelessness, or even involvement with the juvenile or criminal justice system. Walk-ins Welcome: Call for more information and access to care: 860-548-0101. Hablamos Español


The Village for Families & Children
Serving Greater Hartford
860-236-4511 •
www.thevillage.org

Is your child having trouble? Do you need help coping with your child's behaviors?

We can help. From prevention to crisis, The Village does whatever it takes to help children and families transform their lives. 

We meet families from all walks of life whose unique sets of challenges are best assessed, treated and supported through a holistic, individualized approach. And we provide a range of behavioral health treatment and support services to meet the needs of each child and family.

We welcome clients into our family. We help them unlock their inner strength, grow healthy and stable, and develop the ability to overcome all that life throws at them. Learn more at www.thevillage.org or call us to see how we can help.

 


 

 

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