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Valley Medical Group Expands Pediatric Specialty Care with Psychiatry Services for Children and Teens

 
Valley Medical Group announces an expansion of its pediatric special care services with the addition of Wang-Kai-ping-MD-lab-coat-1-2016.jpgpsychiatry services for children and adolescents. 

Board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist Kai-ping Wang, M.D., a resident of Ridgewood, NJ, joins Valley Medical Group’s Department of Children’s Services and will be treating children, teenagers, and young adults at Valley’s medical office at 74 Pascack Road in Park Ridge. 

Dr. Wang has more than 12 years of experience in his specialty and is board-certified in both general psychiatry and child/adolescent psychiatry. He was recently appointed president of the Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and named a “Favorite Kids’ Doc” by New Jersey Family magazine. He has lectured extensively on the East Coast. 

“Adding pediatric psychiatry services to Valley Medical Group’s comprehensive services opens up a whole new pathway for providing the finest health care for children and adolescents of all ages,” says Frank P. Manginello, M.D., Chair of Children’s Services for Valley Medical Group.  “Providing these services, in close collaboration with our patients’ pediatricians, other primary care providers, and our team at the Valley Center for Child Development, will enable us to treat behavioral health issues within the framework of each patient’s comprehensive medical care.”

Valley Medical Group participates in most health insurance plans, thus offering greater access to psychiatry services for children and adolescents in northern New Jersey and southern New York. 

Dr. Wang diagnoses and treats children ages 6 to young adulthood with depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, eating disorders, and other behavioral health issues. He uses a holistic family approach to treating his patients, which integrates psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and parent work. He emphasizes the development of emotional health and resilience. 

“I enjoy getting to know each child and family and helping them in their growth and approach to wellness,” says Dr. Wang. “My goals with patients are to teach and reduce the stigma that sometimes is associated with emotional or mental health issues, and to empower individuals to identify and achieve meaningful success in their lives. It is rewarding to not only see patients get better but to also see them become more capable in dealing with future adversity.” 

Dr. Wang graduated magna cum laude from an accelerated undergraduate/medical doctorate program at Drew University and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He completed his adult general psychiatry residency at New York Medical College, a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at NYU Medical Center’s New York Child Study Center, and a program in child and adolescent psychodynamic psychotherapy at NYU’s Psychoanalytic Institute. Prior to coming to Valley, Dr. Wang was Regional Medical Director/Northeast for the Renfrew Center and a founding partner of Hudson Psychiatric Associates in Hoboken. 

To make an appointment with Dr. Wang, please call 201-391-0846.
    
Valley Medical Group and Valley Health System’s pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists provide a comprehensive range of pediatric health care services, including urgent and well-child care, neonatology, developmental pediatrics, Healthy LifeWays: Valley’s Center for Pediatric Wellness and Weight Management, and pediatric cardiology, critical care medicine, emergency medicine, endocrinology, neurology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pulmonology, sleep medicine, and urology. For more information, visit www.valleymedicalgroup.com

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