Pediatric Rheumatology — which covers rheumatic and autoimmune diseases — is such a rare specialty that there are only about 300 pediatric rheumatologists in the entire country. Stony Brook Children’s, however, has two. In fact, we are the only hospital in Suffolk County and just one of two on Long Island to offer this specialty for children. Why? Because rheumatic disorders manifest differently in children than they do in adults. Some rheumatic diseases require more aggressive treatment approaches as compared to adults. We believe our community’s children need access to specialized care. This means care tailored to the needs of children by doctors who are trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of rheumatic diseases, as well as have access to the latest research and treatment. With correct diagnosis and aggressive early intervention, children can better manage these chronic diseases, avoid irreversible damage or lifelong complications, and participate in the typical activities of childhood.

At Stony Brook Children’s, we tap into our vast resources as an academic medical center, resulting in a multidisciplinary approach that combines careful assessment and diagnosis, best treatment practices, the latest medical advances and research — as well as collaboration with other pediatric specialists as needed — to deliver optimal outcomes.

Stony Brook Children's Services is offering Telehealth services which will allow our patients to receive our high-quality care from the safety and privacy of their home.

To see if your pediatric needs can be met virtually, please call Stony Brook Children's Service at (631) 444-KIDS.

If you have already booked a Telehealth visit and have questions about connecting to Microsoft Teams for your visit, please call one of our representatives at (631) 638-0597 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm. They will be happy to assist you. If you require support outside of these hours, please visit stonybrookmedicine.edu/telehealth.

Cómo unirse a su visita médica de telesalud de Stony Brook con la aplicación Microsoft Teams