Experienced, Compassionate Pediatricians Near You

While your children’s health needs are constantly changing throughout infancy into the teenage years and beyond, the expert, compassionate care they receive should be constant and reliable.

When searching for the right pediatrician, you want someone who’s easy to talk to, focused, and committed to every aspect of your child’s well-being through all life’s stages. Stamford Health Medical Group’s pediatricians have decades of experience and have the qualities necessary in a trusted care partner.

While pediatric medicine is ever-evolving, the principal philosophies of care at Stamford Health remain the same for your child and your family:

  • We believe in a team approach to treating children — that’s why you can depend on Stamford Health Medical Group’s pediatricians to ensure excellent and evidence-based care for your child.
  • We’re a designated Patient-Centered Medical Home, a personal model of health care that leads to better outcomes.
  • Preventive medicine is the best treatment against serious diseases. We firmly believe in the effectiveness and safety of vaccines, which are essential in protecting your child, your family, and the community.


Meet Our Doctors

  • PEDIATRICIANS IN STAMFORD
  • PEDIATRICIANS IN DARIEN
Paule C. Couture
Pediatrics

203-327-1055

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Kethia  Eliezer
Pediatrics

203-327-1055

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Monique F. Gagnon
Pediatrics

203-327-1055

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Susan E. Lasky
Pediatrics

203-327-1055

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Timothy H. Kenefick
Pediatrics

203-327-1055

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Sanford L. Swidler
Pediatrics

203-327-1055

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Alina  Tsouristakis
Pediatrics

203-327-1055

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Courtney  Parker
Pediatrics

203-327-1055

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Gilbert Z Herzberg
Pediatrics

(203) 655-6000

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Cindy  Perry
Pediatrics

(203) 655-6000

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Christen R Vogel
Pediatrics

(203) 655-6000

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Janet Waksmundzki Karpiak
Pediatrics

(203) 655-6000

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Our Pediatric Medical Group Locations

Our pediatricians have practices in Stamford and Darien for your convenience.

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Located in Darien, our small group practice is never short on care and compassion for your child.
Pediatric Center Stamford
Servicing the Stamford area, our practice includes multiple pediatricians for ease of scheduling and availability.

Explore Our Practices



What To Expect At Your Visits

  • First Visit
  • WELL VISIT
  • SICK VISIT

For Newborns

If you’re the parent, or about to be the parent of a newborn, congratulations! The labor and delivery team at Stamford Hospital will let us know when your baby has arrived.

  • At the time of delivery, you will be asked to designate a pediatrician for the care of your baby. When you mention our names, as pediatricians at the Stamford Health Medical Group, the hospital team will make sure to contact us for you. No further registration is needed.
  • The staff pediatrician at Stamford Hospital will meet you the morning after delivery to do an initial assessment of baby and share that information with our practice.
  • If you’re having your baby at a hospital other than Stamford, please ask the hospital staff to fax your child’s medical records to our office.

For Older Children

If you’re new to town or transferring from another practice, we would like to welcome you and your older child. Please call our office at 203.327.1055 so we can gather all necessary information and get your child registered.

  • Please note we will need previous medical records prior to your child’s first well exam with our practice. We’ll ask you to register your child by filling out forms that our staff will provide.

For Infants

The first office visit for your baby is usually two to four days after your baby leaves the hospital.

At this visit, we’ll:

  • Check your baby’s weight.
  • Perform a physical exam.
  • Answer any questions you may have about your baby’s development.

Depending on your baby’s specific needs, we may see him or her daily or every few days for the first two weeks of life.

Once we’re comfortable your baby is growing well, we will then schedule visits for the following ages: 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 24 months, and 30 months.

Please note: We require that your children have completed their entire primary vaccines by 2 years old at the latest. If you’re concerned about any of the vaccines, please contact us. If you absolutely refuse to vaccinate your child, we will ask you to find another pediatric practice that shares your philosophy.

For Toddlers & Older Children

After the 3-year checkup, we like to see children for a yearly exam until they turn 5.

From age 5 until puberty, we still prefer to see your child once a year for exams, but please check with your insurance provider about coverage.

If your child has ongoing or new medical conditions or takes daily or frequent medication, we may need to see your child more frequently.


For Teenagers

During the teen years, we suggest annual exams. One of our primary functions as pediatricians is counseling and guidance during what can be an emotionally challenging time for both adolescent boys and girls. We strive to maintain trusting doctor-patient relationships as your child navigates their new growth and development.


For All Children

Sick visits are available by appointment–usually for the same day you call or by walk-in during designated hours.




Seasonal Vaccines

Stamford Health Medical Group pediatricians follow the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s guidelines for injections to prevent against COVID-19, flu, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Call your office to schedule an appointment and find out more information.

  • COVID-19 Testing & Vaccine
    COVID-19 PCR and rapid testing is done at both pediatric practices. We provide COVID-19 vaccination appointments for children over age 5; call 203.276.7300.
  • Flu Vaccine
    We always recommend a seasonal flu vaccine for every one of our eligible patients. We usually hold flu clinics in the fall and will email you when dates become available.
  • RSV Prevention
    Available for newborns and infants, the monoclonal antibody prevents RSV from entering the body’s cells by rendering immunity within about a week of injection.


Patient Forms

View, download, and fill out our forms prior to your visit.

Authorization Of Release Form


Medical Family History Form


New Patient Form


Designation Form


School Forms

Privacy Notice


Financial Policies


Pediatrics HIPAA Signature Form


Vaccine Policy


CT School/Camp Forms Information and Fees

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