We are looking forward to providing you and your family with quality nutritional counseling and education. We hope to promote nutritious balanced diets and physically active lifestyles that will improve whole body wellness and quality of life. Please give us a call today at 516.870.0079 or email us at email@example.com.
Your Nutrition & Wellness Team
Deborah Salvatore, MS, RD, CDN
Deborah has been a registered dietitian for 10 years and is enthusiastic about getting kids and adults healthier! Prior to joining our Nutrition Division, Deb worked with a Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition Division for 5 years. While there, she worked with children and their families who had various nutritional issues including failure to thrive, overweight/obesity, constipation, diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), celiac disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), food allergies/sensitivities, specialized diets, feeding concerns, cystic fibrosis, tube feedings and more. Deb has an Associate’s degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Nutrition from The Sage Colleges. Deb is currently working on her Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition at Rutgers University. Deb is available to provide individualized nutrition counseling for a wide variety of nutritional issues or concerns. As your dietitian, Deb can tailor nutrition counseling to meet you and your family’s needs.
Deborah works with weight management patients as well as patients with other nutritional concerns at our Riverhead, Commack and Southold offices.
Erica Singer, PA
Erica has been with Allied Physicians Group for six years, and is the lead Physician Assistant of the Nutrition & Wellness Division. Erica obtained her undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Marist College, before completing her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies from New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, NY. Through her studies Erica has built up her passion for preventative care. Erica loves to help her patients and their families build healthier lifestyles in a fun and positive way, emphasizing the role nutrition plays on overall health! Erica’s background in medicine, combined with her nutrition knowledge allows her to improve patients overall health in ways such as lowering cholesterol, achieving lower BMIs, eliminating diabetic indicators, enhancing energy levels and much more! She prides herself in being able to create a family-centered, team approach to encourage wellness in a positive way! Erica is married and enjoys time with her family, exercise, spending time outdoors and traveling.
“We have had a very positive experience with Erica Singer and the Nutrition and Wellness Division of the Allied Physicians Group. Our daughter, (10), started seeing Erica in January 2017. We were concerned because she was steadily gaining weight and topping out the charts for weight for her age for several years in a row. This is a sensitive topic, especially for a female, and we wanted to be sure we were handling it gently and appropriately. Erica has been wonderful at explaining very clearly to both us and our daughter, how she should be portioning out her meals. She has given us a simple, yet very effective plan to follow. She was not overly focused on her weight, but on teaching real strategies to help her make good choices in any situation that she can use for the rest of her life. Our daughter has taken to the plan very well and she has lost 10 pounds in 6 months. She has more energy and looks and feels great. We could not be happier with the result. We’d like to extend great thanks to Erica for her help and support.”
“We would highly recommend the Allied Physicians Group Nutrition and Wellness program and we have been seeing one of their nutritionists, Erica Singer, for many years. The office is great to deal with as far as minimal wait times and pleasant staffing. Reaching out to our nutritionist for appointment changes and for questions is so easy – just an email away. Our sessions are one on one, and on this personal journey, a great relationship and trust has developed. Talking about your weight and eating habits is a tough subject when you are overweight, especially for kids, and being comfortable to trust someone is also a key to success. We have never felt as though we are being judged!! And while losing weight was the initial purpose of our visits, the program has become much more than that. It is about a lifestyle change. As a parent who has battled with weight issues my whole life, I wanted to offer my daughter the tools to a healthy lifestyle. I did not want her to face the struggles I have. It did not take a year to get to this point, and therefore we cannot expect the change to be overnight. My daughters’ journey, our family journey, is ongoing and we have our ups and downs. At our visits, my daughter does weigh in to see her progress, but the focus is not solely on the scale. We talk about the week, come up with new food ideas and recipes, review the foods that were eaten, talk about the good choices and improving the “bad” ones, talk about upcoming challenges and how to handle them. And when we discuss foods, it is not just this is a good choice or a bad choice, but the reasons why. How the foods, combinations, and timing affect her body, her nutrition, the way she feels. We talk about physical activity and new ideas for staying active. And for younger children and teens battling their weight the social issues and how to handle situations with friends are such a large part as well. We talk about all of these topics at our meetings. Years into our journey, we have learned so much!! My daughter is healthier, our family as a whole is healthier. We eat healthier, we feel healthier, we are sick far less often than ever before. Our lifestyle has changed and we are on the road to lifelong success!”
We are here to help your family with:
- ► Picky eaters
- ► Food allergies
- ► Gluten sensitivity
- ► Celiac Disease
- ► Breastfeeding nutrition
- ► High cholesterol
- ► Pre-diabetes
- ► Poor weight gain
- ► Specialized diets (vegan, vegetarian, etc.)
- ► Weight management
- ► Gastrointestinal issues
- ► High insulin
- ► Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) nutrition
- ► Liver abnormalities
- ► Body image issues
Please call to inquire.
Garden City Pediatric Associates- 516.222.0893
Pediatric Health Associates- 516.931.7337
Commack Pediatric Associates- 631.499.8282
Peds First Pediatrics- 631.732.5222
Peconic Pediatrics (Riverhead & Southold Locations)- 631.722.8880