Welcome to Chester Pediatrics
Chester Pediatrics has been in the White Plains community for over 60 years. We are afforded the privilege and the pleasure of welcoming new patients and their families to our medical home. No matter what the concern, our patients and their families know that they can speak directly to a physician any time of day. Whether it is a medical concern, a behavioral issue or a family issue, we are here to assist you.
The doctors, nurses and staff are dedicated to helping your child grow and thrive. We strive to help them enjoy their childhood, while preparing their minds and bodies for adulthood. We provide you with the peace of mind that comes with having doctors you can trust, and a doctor's office that understands your needs.
Chester Pediatrics has its own in office lab. Having an in house lab aids the physicians in making diagnosis and is convenient for our patients. If a specialist is requesting labs to be drawn, one of our physicians can complete the venipuncture (blood draw) and send the results to the requesting Physician. No visits to a laboratory facility are required.
Meet the Doctors
About Neil Spielsinger MD FAAP
Dr. Neil Spielsinger has been with Chester Pediatrics since 1986. Dr Spielsinger grew up in Patchogue, NY where his father was a pediatrician for over 50 years, providing Dr. Spielsinger with inspiration and admiration for this profession. He received his undergraduate degree from Boston University and stayed in Boston for two years working before starting medical school. He received his medical degree form George Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Spielsinger did his residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in NYC where he also did a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine. Dr. Spielsinger is an avid exerciser and has great passion for his huge music collection. He is very proud of his two sons, Eric and Daniel.
About Deborah Schwartz MD FAAP
Dr. Deborah Schwartz joined Chester Pediatrics in 1990. She grew up in New York City. Dr. Schwartz completed her undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania where she majored in Psychology and Theater. She received her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. She completed her residency training at Montefiore-Einstein program in Bronx, NY. In her free time, Dr. Schwartz enjoys spending time with her husband and her two grown children. She enjoys traveling, cooking and completing half marathons.
About Eric Levene MD FAAP
Dr. Eric Levene joined Chester Pediatrics in 1993. Dr. Levene grew up on Long Island. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Franklin and Marshall College and received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Long Island Jewish Hospital where he then continued for one more year as Chief Resident. Dr Levene lives in Armonk with his wife, Marla and two children.
Christine Costa, MD
Dr. Christine Costa grew up on Long Island and attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she majored in Biology. Dr. Costa received her master's degree at Stony Brook University in Physiology and Biophysics and medical degree from New York Medical College. She completed her Pediatric residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center. She enjoys baking, traveling, sports and spending time with friends and family.
Please be prepared to pay your co-pay at the time of visit; it is not our policy to bill you later for it. If you do not present your co-pay at the time of visit, there may be a service charge added in addition to the co-pay.
If your plan does not require a co-pay, you are responsible for any deductible and/or balance that your plan indicates on their explanation of benefits.
If we do not participate with your plan, payment is expected at the time of service. Your itemized receipt should be attached to your insurance form and sent by you to your carrier, who will reimburse you directly.
We appreciate timely payment of your account. For your convenience, we accept cash, checks, Master Card, Visa, and American Express. There will be a $25 charge for any returned checks.
Call Us First!
No one knows your child like you, and no one can take care of them medically like us. One of your Chester Pediatrics doctors is on-call at all times and we want to hear from you before you take your child for after-hours care.
It is sometimes hard for parents to know if a sick child needs to be seen right away, or if it is OK to wait until morning to see the doctor that knows your child best. Most things can wait until morning and many times there is a benefit in waiting. Call us and we will help you figure out the best treatment for your child, whether it is going out at night or getting a first-morning appointment with us.
Chester Pediatrics is a certified Level 3 NCQA Medical Home. We specialize in caring for kids, and we have been recognized for doing it at the highest level. Emergency Room doctors and Urgicare providers are unknown quantities who just don’t have our training or our resources. We have your child’s complete medical history, including allergies, medications, past illnesses and consults from specialists. All this information paints a picture of your child that allows us to provide the best care.
The take-home message is, dial 911 if you need to, but otherwise, call us first and let us help you.
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We take many insurance plans. We are always adding more plans. We participate with most exchange plans from New York State. If you don’t see your insurance plan in the list below, please call us for more up to date information. We encourage parents to know the specifics of the medical insurance plan.
AMERIGROUP COMMUNITY CARE
CIGNA HEALTH CARE
EMPIRE UNITED HEATHCARE
GHI – HMO/PPO
NSLIJ CARE CONNECT
NSLIJ PREMIUM NETWORK