About

At TLC Pediatrics, we strive to provide Total Life Care for your children.  We care for children from birth to age 21 and provide them with the highest quality pediatric care in the Hudson Valley.  To acknowledge that vital role in your children’s lives, TLC Pediatrics qualified in 2012 as a NCQA-certified Patient Centered Medical Home.

What is a medical home?  At your medical home, we manage your child’s total health and well-being with you.  Our clinicians, nurses and support staff work together to ensure that your child has routine well-child exams and age-appropriate screening tests.  We are available 24/7 to answer your medical questions.  We help keep track of your specialist appointments and we call you for follow up after trips to the urgent care center or emergency room.

TLC Pediatrics is a medium-sized practice and we intend to stay that way. It allows us to give our patients some of the advantages of a large practice, such as evening and weekend hours, but it also helps patients get personal attention and avoid being “just a number”.

We have found that a significant number of TLC Pediatrics patients come from referrals through our existing families. We feel that this speaks to the strength of our doctors and our enduring commitment to quality care. After hours phone calls to our office are handled by a well-trained pediatric nurse service. We are available to our patients 24 hours/day 7 days/week.

TLC Pediatrics doctors have admitting privileges at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Vassar is widely recognized as the leader in pediatric care in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Several pediatric specialists maintain office hours at Vassar, further enhancing the level of pediatric care.

Our Doctors

 

Parvaneh Borojeni, MDParvaneh Borojeni , MD
Primary Location: Fishkill

Dr. Borojeni is one of the founding members and former CEO and Medical Director of TLC. Dr. Borojeni is currently the Managing Physician of the Fishkill location. She joined TLC following 11 years of service at Kasier/CHP. Throughout this time, she also volunteered in the Wappingers Central School District. She is board certified and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. After her Hospital training at both Berkshire Medical Center in Massachusetts and Westchester County Medical Center, Dr. Borojeni started a private practice in Hyde Park than later joined Kaiser/CHP. She is currently the Associate Chair of Pediatrics at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, and is also actively involved in multiple charity organizations throughout Dutchess County. Her special interests include adolescent medicine, infectious disease and care of the newborn. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, gardening and spending time with her family.

Joseph Calabro, MDJoseph Calabro , MD
Primary Location: Poughkeepsie

Dr. Calabro has been in the practice of general pediatrics for 29 years. He received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Tulsa and his medical degree at the University of Oklahoma. He also did his pediatric residency at the University of Oklahoma. He has been practicing in Poughkeepsie since 1988 and was a founding Doctor at TLC Pediatrics in the year 2000, where he has practiced since then. He currently serves as the Vice President of the Dutchess County Board of Health. He is a member of the Dutchess County Medical Society, the New York State Medical Society, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. In his spare time he volunteers at the Dutchess County Homeless Shelter and the Hyde Park Community Garden. He also teaches Sunday school at the Hyde Park United Methodist Church. He enjoys biking, hiking, gardening, reading and cross country skiing.

Kimberly Clare , MDKimberly Clare , MD
Clinical Director
Primary Location: Poughkeepsie

Dr. Clare joined TLC Pediatrics in 2002. She received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and her Medical Degree from New York University. Dr. Clare is board certified and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She serves as Medical Director for Arlington Central School District. Dr. Clare also writes a monthly “Pediatrician on Call” column for the Poughkeepsie Journal. Her special interests include pediatric obesity, sports medicine and school health. When not at work, Dr. Clare enjoys traveling with her husband and son, as well as running, yoga and shopping.

Marie Michele Constant, MDMarie Michele Constant , MD
Primary Location: Poughkeepsie
Secondary Location: Newburgh

In July 2003, Dr. Constant began her tenure at TLC Pediatrics. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology and a medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Constant completed her residency program at North Shore University Hospital in Long Island. She is fluent in both French and Creole. Her special interest is in integrating complimentary forms of medicine with conventional medical care. She recently completed an acupuncture course for Physicians at Harvard School of Medicine and plans to offer this style of care to her pediatric patients in the near future. Dr. Constant is a member of both The American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her family.

Christian Hietanen, DOChristian Hietanen, DO
Primary Location: Fishkill

Dr. Hietanen joined TLC Pediatrics in August 2005. He received his undergraduate degree from Canisius College and then went on to medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. While in medical school, he founded the NYCOM Pediatric Club and upon graduation received the award for excellence in pediatrics. Dr. Hietanen did his pediatric residency at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, where he was consistently recognized as one of the top residents in the program. He is board certified and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr Hietanen takes a special interest in the care of asthma and allergies, educating new parents, as well as pediatric physical fitness. He is deeply involved with charity work, mostly centered on helping children with cancer, and community service. In his free time, he enjoys various outdoor activities and spending time with his family.

Dr. Cesar VillaflorDr. Cesar Villaflor
Primary Location: Newburgh
Secondary Location: Poughkeepsie

Dr. Cesar Villaflor joined our Practice on July 1, 2010. Dr. Villaflor is a board- certified pediatrician with over 20 years experience. He obtained his medical degree from the Cebu institute of Medicine in the Philippines. He obtained the title of Diplomate in Pediatrics by the Philippine Pediatric Society. He migrated to the USA and completed his residency in Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. Dr. Villaflor has lived and worked in the Poughkeepsie area for over 10 years. Dr. Villaflor is devoted to his wife and two children and is actively involved with missionary work through his church, in addition to giving free medical services doing medical missions to poor children in the Philippines.

Insurances Accepted

Beech Street
 United Healthcare
 Hudson Health Plan
Magnacare
1199SEIU
Aetna / US Healthcare
Multiplan
MVP Health Care
CDPHP – HMO only
Oxford Freedom
CIGNA
 Pomco
Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Empire Plan (United Healthcare)
Sieba
First Health
GHI (EmblemHealth)
Great West
Healthnet
Health Quest Partners
Horizon Health
Wellcare

TLC Pediatrics accepts a broad range of insurance plans to enable us to care for patients regardless of financial background. If you are uninsured, talk to Carol or Marianna in billing for information on how you can apply and qualify.

Poughkeepsie

1 Webster Ave. Suite #302
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
Phone: (845) 483-5852
Fax: (845) 483-5413

Fishkill

200 Westage Dr. Suite #111
Fishkill, New York 12524
Phone: (845) 896-4505
Fax: (845) 896-4552

Newburgh

312 North Plank Road
Newburgh, NY 12550
Phone: (845) 564-1000
Fax: (845) 564-7669

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