Our mission at ABC Pediatrics is to provide the highest quality of medical care for your family so that we can help nurture your children to become healthy adults. We strive to share the knowledge and resources that we possess to assist you in your child's growth and development.

Our vision is to render the same care that we would want for our own children in spite of today's climate in medicine. We are probably not the first nor the only ones to recognize that the art of medicine has been significantly compromised by the many changes imposed upon practitioners. However, it is one of the main reasons why ABC Pediatrics was born. We are accepting the challenge of delivering individualized medical care the way we envisioned it should be--a practice that fosters a closer relationship between the doctors, the children, and their families.

We welcome you into our family and we hope to have the opportunity to watch your children grow.


Clara E. Mayoral,
M.D., F.A.A.P.
A native of Puerto Rico, Dr. Clara E. Mayoral moved to New York when she was 16 years old. She attended Boston College where she obtained her Bachelors Degree in Biology. In 1987, she received her medical degree from the Universidad Del Noreste in Tampico, Mexico.

Dr. Mayoral completed a 3-year Pediatric Residency Program and a Fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics at Winthrop University Hospital. After completing her residency, she moved to South Nassau Communities Hospital where she coordinated the expansion and renovations of the hospital's pediatric services, dramatically increasing the number of pediatric patient referrals. It is there that she developed her passion for teaching pediatrics to students, to residents and, more importantly, to parents.

Dr. Mayoral is also fluent in Spanish. She is the Chair of Department of Pediatrics at South Nassau Communities Hospital. Her research on "Alternating Antipyretics" was the lead article in the May 2000 issue of the "Pediatrics" journal. She is also affiliated with the Winthrop University Hospital. She is currently a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American Medical Association.

Leilani Balagot,
M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Leilani Balagot was born & raised in the Philippines. She attended the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at CCNY and received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Working with children came naturally to Dr. Balagot since she came from a large family. The children's honesty & strength was what inspired her to pursue a career in pediatrics. She did her residency at Winthrop University Hospital where she had the opportunity to work with Dr. Mayoral.

Christopher, Matthew, and Lucas are the three boys that keep her busy at home and smiling at work. Having kids of her own inspired her to build a practice that fosters a closer relationship between families and their physician. So, after completing her residency and briefly working at Winthrop Pediatric Associates, she and Dr. Mayoral ventured on a new beginning called ABC Pediatrics.

Dr. Balagot is also fluent in Tagalog and Spanish. She is the Chief of General Pediatrics at South Nassau Communities Hospital. She is also affiliated with the Winthrop University Hospital. She is currently a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Nassau Pediatric Society.
 
As part of our commitment to academic medicine and medical education, our office participates in the training of Pediatric Residents. A resident is a doctor who has completed medical school and is required to participate in a three-year training program prior to becoming a practicing Pediatrician. One Pediatric Resident from Winthrop University Hospital is assigned to our practice for a period of 3 years. He/She will be seeing patients with Dr. Mayoral and/or Dr. Balagot. We expect this arrangement to be stimulating for all involved.

We are happy to provide you with the health information that you need. Please place calls regarding well-child issues during weekdays office hours. When you call, please make the following information available to our office staff:

  • Your Name
  • Child's Name
  • Child's Symptoms
  • Nature of the Problem
The physician will call you back as soon as possible.

For telephone calls with patient's issues requiring greater than 5 minutes, an appointment will be scheduled to discuss issues with the physician in person.

After office hours, on weekends and holidays, please call us only for emergencies or urgent problems at our emergency number: 1-516-320-5329. Your calls will be received by an answering service and transferred to the physician on call. The doctor will usually return your call within 20 minutes. If you do not receive a callback within one hour in a non-emergency situation, please call again. Otherwise, proceed to your nearest emergency department.

We phone in prescriptions refills to pharmacies only during office hours because we need to have your child's chart handy to check on dosages and disease status. Plan ahead so you don't run out of important medicines.

Always have the phone number of your pharmacy handy when you call the office. Antibiotic drugs should never be sued without consulting a physician. Our office will not prescribe antibiotics without examining your child first.

Bills are to be paid as they are incurred.

Co-payments will be collected at the point of check in. An additional administrative fee will apply for co-payments not paid at the time of visit.

Please bring the patient's insurance card to each office visit. We accept the following insurance:

Prior to each visit, make sure that your insurance is active. Patients with inactive insurance will be responsible for bills incurred.

Please notify our office of any change of address and/or telephone number.

If you receive information from your insurance company regarding a bill or an explanation of benefits, please save all the appropriate information and call for instructions to follow.

There is an administrative fee for school and camp forms. Please give the office 24 hours to process the forms. Make sure the forms have the appropriate patient's information such as name, age, and address. Forms can be picked up or mailed to your home.

Well child visits are routine scheduled check-ups where the physician performs a physical exam and discusses topics such as normal growth and development, nutrition, immunization schedule, school performance, preventive medicine, etc.

These visits are approximately 30 minutes long. The schedule for well child visits is shown below. Please click on the links for more information.

Newborn
2 Weeks 15 Months
2 Months 18 Months
4 Months 24 Months
6 Months 3 Years
9 Months 4 Years
12 Months 5 Years
Vaccine Schedule

Children older than 5 years old should be seen in our office once a year for well child check-up. Appointments for well children should be made as far in advance as possible. Please advise us about delays or cancellations as far in advance as possible (24 hours).

We will not make appointments to examine more than two well children in one family at a time. If the children are at an age where they may be uncooperative, only one child will be examined at a time. Although this may be inconvenient, it is the method that we find gives the maximum return from the health examination. We hope parents will appreciate our efforts and cooperate with us in scheduling their children's examination.

It is always best to have your sick child seen during office hours. If your child is sick and you want the doctor to see him/her, call ahead for an appointment so you won't have to wait. Try to call us about sick children during early morning office hours. These visits are approximately 15 minutes long and focus on the particular problem or complaint.

Monday 9AM-5PM
Tuesday 9AM-7PM
Wednesday 9AM-Noon
Thursday 9AM-5PM
Friday 9AM-4PM
Saturday 9AM-Noon

New Years Day Closed
President's Day Closed
Memorial Day Closed
4th of July Closed
Labor Day Closed
Columbus Day Closed
Veterans Day Closed
Christmas Eve Closed
Christmas Day Closed
New Years Eve Closed

We are located next to the Village Court in Rockville Centre, NY. Parking is available in the lot immediately outside the facility.

From Southern State Pkwy, take exit 19S onto Peninsula Blvd. Turn left onto North Village Avenue. The office is approximately 1.8 miles on your right.

From Sunrise Hwy, turn northbound onto North Village Avenue. The office is approximately 0.2 miles on your left, immediately past the shopping center.

Click here for more specific directions.

You can send mail to us at:

ABC Pediatrics
176 North Village Avenue, Suite 1D
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

You also can reach us at:

Phone: 516.766.4094
Fax:     516.766.4092

Or try emailing us at:

reception@abcpeds.com

For Billing Questions, email us at:

billing@abcpeds.com

Please allow at least 24 hours for responses to your emails. For urgent matters, please contact the office directly via the telephone.

Do not use email to send medical information or medical requests. We do not diagnose or treat conditions by email. For more information, please review our communication policies as explained in our privacy statements.