When my son woke up with a barking cough and a fever, I knew it was croup. Croup is often caused by viral infections resulting in vocal cord swelling.  As those cords swell, the airway narrows which results in a barking cough and hoarse, raspy breathing.  In severe cases, the child can have labored breathing and rarely, suffocate as the vocal cords swell shut.
Fortunately, I’m a pediatrician and I am able to recognize the signs and symptoms of croup.   Because this was mild, I treated my son by calming him down as we cuddled in front of a humidifier.  We also gave him some ibuprofen to treat his fever. Ever since my son had a severe case in the past, I’ve always kept a dose of steroids in the house to help reduce the vocal cord swelling if needed. If I wasn’t a pediatrician, we would have ended up in the ER for hours of observation and a dose of steroids (just in case).  Because we would have spent the whole night in the ER, my wife and I would have likely missed the next day of work.
For the majority of kids, an ER visit is not necessary if they had access to medical care in the middle of the night. Rivertowns Pediatrics offers house calls for members.  Skip the ER and call me.  I will see you and your child in the comfort of your home.
-Dr. Gupta


Nitin Gupta

Nitin Gupta, M.D., F.A.A.P, is a board certified general pediatrician who has a passion for delivering the best possible care for your child. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences: Physiology and Metabolism from the University of California at Berkeley, he graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine and completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School. He also trained at Weill Cornell Medical College in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.

Dr. Gupta’s adventurous career spans from working in the inner cities of New York and New Jersey to the far reaches of rural Maine. He has spent years working in the Emergency Department at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and in Urgent Care at PM Pediatrics. He enjoys teaching and even filmed a pilot episode for a medical talk show!  

Originally from California, Dr. Gupta and his wife moved to Dobbs Ferry with their two young children, where they enjoy taking advantage of the great outdoors. In his free time, Dr. Gupta can be found hiking the trails of Westchester County, walking his dog through town or paddle-boarding on the Hudson River. Dr. Gupta is also an active member of Rivertowns Rotary whose motto is “Service Above Self.”

Lori Solomon

Dr. Solomon is an alumna of New York Medical College, earning both her Doctor of Medicine (99) and Master of Public Health (09). She has been an active faculty member since completing her residency in Family Medicine at Brown University, where she served as a chief resident.   She has filled many roles in the School of Medicine including Associate Dean of Community Health Affairs, Director of the Family Medicine Clerkship, Director of the Foundations of Clinical Medicine course and Chairman of the Third and Fourth Year Curriculum subcommittee. She has led curricular reform initiatives on cultural competency, community and preventive medicine, evidence-based medicine, clinical skill development and longitudinally integrated clerkships. 

Dr. Solomon grew up in California, earning a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from the University of California in San Diego. She spent a year doing HIV bench research before attending New York Medical College.  She is a member of the medical honors society Alpha Omega Alpha and has been awarded for her work in the community in Westchester County and the Bronx. Her research interests include environmental determinants of physical activity in children, health literacy and medical education.

As a family physician, she is committed to improving patients’ healthcare experience and health outcomes through longitudinal, comprehensive medical care. She loves helping her patients adopt healthy lifestyles and supporting patients through all life phases.  Dr. Solomon is married with two young daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking and stand up paddle boarding. 

Angela MS, RD, CDN

Angela works with clients on an individual basis to develop creative nutrition solutions and
sustainable healthy habits that fit within their lifestyle. As a true “foodie,” she believes no food
groups are off-limits and can fit into a healthy meal plan. She takes time to understand her
client’s individual habits and motivate them to implement long-term sustainable changes.
Together, we will work to achieve your nutrition and health goals.
Angela is experienced in working with individuals of all ages and a wide range of nutritional
concerns. She is especially well versed in helping clients achieve their weight loss goals, as well
as working with clients with Diabetes, (Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes), gastrointestinal
disorders, heart disease, high blood pressure.
She received her undergraduate degree in Nutrition Sciences from Cornell University and
completed her dietetic internship and Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition at Tufts University’s
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in Boston, MA. Angela began her career in
nutrition counseling at Nutrition Energy, a private practice in Midtown Manhattan and has since
opened Rivertowns Nutrition LLC.
In her spare time, Angela can be found in the gym or earning her splat points at Orangetheory
and trying the newest restaurants.


Dr. Hershberg

Dr. Hershberg is a clinical psychologist who specializes in early childhood social-emotional development and mental health, and the founder of Little House Calls Psychological Services, PLLC.  Prior to her current work, Dr. Hershberg was the Director of Early Childhood at Ramapo for Children and the Director of Training and Quality for Healthy Steps at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, an infant and toddler preventive mental health program that gained national and international attention for its integration of early childhood mental health professionals within primary care pediatrics. While at Montefiore, Dr. Hershberg held an Assistant Professorship in the Department of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, through which she taught both pediatric residents and medical students.

Dr. Hershberg grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, where she attended Trinity School (K-12), and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Yale University, from which she graduated summa cum laude. She obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Virginia and completed her pre-doctoral internship at Bellevue Hospital Center and the New York University Child Study Center, following which she worked in New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and was a Clinical Instructor of Psychology in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine.

Dr. Hershberg is the author of the Tantrum Survival Guide (Guilford Press), and has been published widely, including on Parents.Com, TODAY Parents, Modern Loss, Big City Moms, and the website of the Child Mind Institute. She has been featured as a guest on several podcasts, as well as on WAMC Public Radio and Good Day Wake Up. She frequently gives talks and workshops for parents, and is known for her engaging, pragmatic, and often humorous style. She currently lives in lower Westchester with her husband and two young sons, who both keep her busier – though also smiling! – more than any of the above.




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