We offer rapid COVID antigen testing and rapid molecular testing for our patients and their families. We are able to get our send-away COVID-19 PCR tests back in 24-48 hours. We also offer COVID vaccination for our patients and their families.

Advanced Pediatrics of Rockland offers same-day sick visits, and in-office blood draws for your convenience. We also offer Tuesday evening hours and Saturday hours for working parents who are unable to come in during the day.

Dr. Satran is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

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If your child is exposed to someone with COVID-19 or they experience symptoms of the illness, visit Advanced Pediatrics of Rockland in Pomona, New York. Andrew Satran, MD, offers COVID-19 testing and treatment to help your child safely recover from the virus. Schedule an appointment by phone or book online today. Same-day appointments are available.

COVID-19 Q & A

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, is an infectious disease caused by a virus that has a range of symptoms. It can cause mild or moderate respiratory symptoms or severe, life-threatening symptoms and conditions. 

COVID-19 testing at Advanced Pediatrics of Rockland lets you know if your child has the illness, so you can take measures that accelerate their recovery and reduce virus transmission. 

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Common symptoms associated with COVID-19, which might appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus, include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Body or muscle aches
  • Headaches 
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting or nausea

These and other symptoms range in severity from mild to severe, as COVID-19 affects everybody differently. If your child has diabetes, heart problems, chronic respiratory disease, or other chronic conditions, their symptoms might be more severe.

How does COVID-19 spread?

COVID-19 usually spreads from tiny saliva droplets in the air or discharge from the nose when an infected person sneezes or coughs. Washing your hands often, using hand sanitizer, wearing a mask, and social distancing can reduce the spread of COVID-19, flu, and other illnesses. 

What tests diagnose COVID-19 in children?

There are several main tests for COVID-19. Examples include:

Rapid tests

During a rapid COVID-19 test, Dr. Satran swabs the inside of your child’s nose or throat with a long Q-tip. He assesses the sample quickly, often within 15-30 minutes or less, to determine if your child has COVID-19.

PCR tests

A PCR test is often considered the gold standard for COVID-19 testing because of its accuracy. Dr. Satran swabs the inside of your child’s nose and sends the sample to a lab. You might receive the test results within 24 hours, or it could take a few days, depending on the lab’s demand for testing at the time of sample collection.

Antibody tests

Antibody tests are blood tests that let Dr. Satran know if your child has antibodies to COVID-19, meaning they have likely had and recovered from the illness.

What are common COVID-19 treatments?

The COVID-19 treatment that’s right for your child depends on the severity of their symptoms. Encourage them to get plenty of rest, drink a lot of fluid, and take over-the-counter medicines as needed for symptom relief. 

In more severe cases, your child might need prescription medications, convalescent plasma treatment, supplemental oxygen, or respiratory support for breathing problems. Dr. Satran monitors your child’s treatment to ensure they recover appropriately.

If your child is at risk of contracting COVID-19, has been exposed to someone infected with the virus, or displays symptoms, schedule an appointment with Advanced Pediatrics of Rockland by phone or book online today.