Community Care Pediatrics - Latham
Our pediatricians and nurse practitioner are dedicated to providing the quality healthcare services for your children. As board certified, fully licensed practitioners, we are trained to diagnose and treat a range of acute and chronic medical conditions in children of all ages. As parents ourselves, we understand the concerns you may have surrounding the health and well being of your child. From extra guidance in newborn care and school physicals to maintaining immunizations and well visits, count on us to help you manage your child's health, from infancy through adolescence.
As part of a larger, comprehensive center of care at the Capital Region Health Park in Latham, our practice offers numerous advantages to a traditional pediatric practice. In addition to extended hours of operation, the Capital Region Health Park provides a unique infrastructure of services, capable of supporting most of your child's healthcare needs in a central, quality controlled environment. From laboratory and pharmacy to x-rays, medical specialists, and Urgent Care, the support you need is here for you. As an extension of your pediatrician's own practice, you can expect our colleagues within our Latham location to respond with the same prompt, convenient, and personalized attention as your own pediatrician.
Our office also offers the convenience of extended hours during the week and on weekends. When needs arise and our office is not open, Community Care Physicians, PC has an Urgent Care Center located across the hall from our office at the Capital Region Health Park open during evenings and weekends. Since the Urgent Care Center and our office are both part of Community Care Physicians, your pediatrician at Community Care Pediatrics-Latham will receive your child's notes regarding that visit through our Electronic Health Record if you need to utilize our Urgent Care Center's services.
Please contact our office for more information on our practice and our providers. We look forward to being part of your child's healthcare.
Community Care Pediatrics - Latham
711 Troy-Schenectady Road
Latham, NY 12110
Phone: (518) 783-3110
Fax: (518) 783-7506
MBBS, Aga Khan Medical University, Pakistan
Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Dr. Duff received his BA from the University of Vermont and his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Duff's Internship and Residency in Pediatrics took place at Mott's Children's Hospital of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He completed his Fellowship in Ambulatory Pediatrics at the University of Michigan Affiliated Hospital, Wayne County General Hospital, Eloise, Michigan and received his New York State Medical License. In 2000, he went to work at Community Care Physicians, P.C. as a Pediatrician for Latham Pediatrics and continues to practice there today. Dr. Duff is Board Certified in Pediatrics and serves as a Diplomat for both the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Since 2000, he has served as a Member on the Board of Directors at Community Care Physicians. Dr. Duff lives in Niskayuna, New York. He has been a longstanding member of the Capital District Pediatric Society and past president. Dr. Duff's interests include skiing, travel, sports and outdoor activities.
Amanda Dvorscak, DO is board certified in pediatric medicine. A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, she went on to attend the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Dvorscak later completed her internship and residency at Albany Medical Center. She is an attending physician at Albany Medical Center, St. Peter's Hospital and Bellevue Women's Care Center. She grew up in the Capital Region and is actively involved in the community working with high school students promoting the healthcare profession. Her professional interests include child advocacy, adolescent care and breastfeeding support. Dr. Dvorscak is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Capital District Pediatric Society. When not seeing patients, Dr. Dvorscak enjoys photography, gardening and spending time with her family.
Dr. Lahtinen-Aley received her BS Degree from Colby College in Waterville, Maine in 2000. She attended Medical School from 2000 to 2004 at Albany Medical College earning her MD degree in 2004. Albany Medical College gave Dr. Lahtinen letters of Commendation for Academic Excellence in Health Care and Society for two consecutive years. Her internship and residency took place from 2004 to 2007 at Albany Medical Center Hospital. During that time she was a coordinator of the "Reach out and Read" program which educates parents on the importance of reading to their children and distributes age appropriate books to children at their well visits.Dr. Lahtinen-Aley is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. She began working at Community Care Physicians with Latham Pediatrics in 2007 and continues to practice their today. Her interests include not only well-child care from newborns to adolescents, but she also focuses on international and domestic adoption. She enjoys the outdoors, athletics, and travelling.
Jessica Lawson, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from Russell Sage College with a BA in Biology (2000) and a BS in Nursing in 2006. Jessica's professional nursing career began in 2007 as a Registered Professional Nurse at Albany Medical Center Hospital in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In 2011 she was promoted to Assistant Nurse Manager and remained in that position until 2013. During her employment at AMCH Jessica worked towards her Masters in Child Health Nursing and received her Master of Science in Child Health Nursing in 2012 from Stony Brook University. Jessica is a Capital Chapter Member of the Nurse Practitioner Association of New York and an Upstate New York Chapter Member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Jessica enjoys taking her dog Cooper to the dog park, walking, singing and spending time with her family.
Dr. Talma earned his medical degree, MBBS from the University of the West Indies. He served as House Officer and Senior House Officer during his internship at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados and was a Junior and Senior Resident at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. He continued his Residency at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario and later was a Pediatric Oncology Resident at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. He finished his Residency at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He is a Board Certified Pediatrician, a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the West Indies Alumni Association and a past president of the Capital District Pediatric Society. Dr. Talma enjoys music and learned to play the guitar as an adult. A few years ago, he started ballroom dancing and has competed successfully in competitions.
Dr. Wong received his medical degree from the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Wong's Internship in Internal Medicine and Obstetrics took place at Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong. He continued his residency in Internal Medicine at the New England Deaconess Hospital and Joslin Clinic in Boston and completed his residency in Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital in Boston. He also completed his Fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology at Cornell University Medical College. Dr. Wong is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and by the American Board of Pediatric Nephrology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Albany Medical College. He was a past president of the Capital District Pediatric Society and the Albany Chapter of the Chinese American Medical Society. His interests include clinical nutrition and physical fitness and he enjoys downhill skiing, golf and gardening.