Dr. Richard J. Auerbach, MD

Dr. Richard J. Auerbach, MD

Pediatrics | Male | 47 years old

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Committed to Providing the highest level of pediatric care to Newtown and Surrounding communities We consider ourselves a small family that is growing! We treat you as family: your kids are auer kids! Please see the other sections for more information!Read more

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Richard Auerbach, MD received an undergraduate degree at Tufts University and medical school and residency training at the...Read more

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Richard Auerbach, MD 

  • received an undergraduate degree at Tufts University
  • and medical school and residency training at the University of Connecticut / Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
  • He is board certified in pediatrics (American Board of Pediatrics, National Board of Physicians and Surgeons) and a Fellow of the AAP.
  • He is also an associate professor of pediatrics through the Universities of Vermont and Connecticut School of Medicine.
  • He moved to Newtown in 2001.
  • As a pediatrician, he helped establish Newtown Center Pediatrics.
  • He has experience as a hospitalist and maintains an active interest in Lyme Disease & ADHD.
  • Patient's Choice Award

Marina Arena, MD

  • received an undergraduate degree (summa cum laude) at The College of Saint Rose and a medical degree (cum laude) from Albany Medical College.
  • She trained at Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Schneider Children's Hospital.
  • She is board certified in pediatrics (American Board of Pediatrics) and a Fellow of the AAP.
  • She has done extensive research and had previously worked as a general pediatrician with Southbury Pediatrics and Firefly after-hours care in Norwalk.

Gina Reitmeyer, APRN, IBCLC

  • has degrees from Yale University and Southern Connecticut State University, where she received a number of academic awards.
  • She is a pediatric nurse practitioner,
  • and as a board certified lactation consultant, she provides comprehensive in-office breastfeeding consultations.
  • She has an extensive background in both the hospital (Yale and Norwalk) and primary care setting (Canterbury Pediatrics in Monroe).

Peggy has been a pediatric nurse with our practice and previous Newtown pediatricians for over 40 years.

Charlene our receptionist and exclusive office administrative staff has been with us since 2000.

Kristen is our nurse, having been an LPN since 2000 and currently receiving her bachelors and RN degree.

Jovanna is our medical assistant and was a former patient, whose son is now also a patient!

Michelle joined us in 2016. She is an RN who is currently working part time.

Please visit our website to learn more about Drs Auerbach and Arena, as well as Gina, our APRN and breastfeeding specialist with over 20 years of experience.

Join our family!

(203) 426-KIDS

Dr. Auerbach's Care Philosophy

Committed to Providing the highest level of pediatric care to Newtown and Surrounding communities 

We consider ourselves a small family that is growing!  We treat you as family:  your kids are auer kids!

Please see the other sections for more information! 

Dr. Auerbach says...

Committed to providing the highest level of pediatric care:

Breastfeeding Program

  • Prenatal and immediate postnatal consultations 
  • Dedicated lactation specialist
  • Comprehensive program

ADHD

  • Evaluation and diagnosis
  • Management and follow up

Lyme Disease

  • Diagnosis and management
  • Treatment of recurrent inflammatory symptoms (not chronic infection or disease)

Sports medicine and injuries

Behavioral pediatrics

  • Behavioral issues
  • Developmental pediatrics
  • Parenting advice

Prenatal and new patient visits!

  • Meet and Greet
  • Staff introduction, office tour
  • Physicians available to answer any and all of your questions 

Virtually all primary care pediatric conditions evaluated and treated   

We are proud of our commitment to families and children  

Join our family!

(203) 426-KIDS

Dr. Auerbach says...

Committed to providing the highest level of pediatric care:

Breastfeeding Program

  • Prenatal and immediate postnatal consultations
  • Dedicated lactation specialist
  • Comprehensive program

ADHD

  • Evaluation and diagnosis
  • Management and follow up

Lyme Disease

  • Diagnosis and management
  • Treatment of recurrent inflammatory symptoms (not chronic infection or disease)

Sports medicine and injuries

Behavioral pediatrics

  • Behavioral issues
  • Developmental pediatrics
  • Parenting advice

Prenatal and new patient visits!

  • Staff introduction
  • Office tour
  • Physicians available to answer any and all of your questions

Virtually all primary care pediatric conditions evaluated and treated

We are proud of our commitment to families and children

Join our family!

(203) 426-KIDS

Dr. Auerbach's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pediatrics
  •  Board certified in Pediatrics
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Compassionate Physician Award, 2012
    • Patients Choice Award, 2009
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  • Pediatrics

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Breast Milk Jaundice
  • Feeding Disorders
  • Lyme Disease
  • Pediatric Diseases
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Internship Hospital
    Conn Chldns Med Center

    Completed in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    Conn Chldns Med Center

    Completed in 1998

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Ct Ccmc

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    Tufts University

    Graduated in 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Pediatrics

Procedures Performed

  • Behavior Modification
  • Breastfeeding Counseling
  • Developmental Assessment
  • Feeding Assessment
  • Infant Care
  • Lactation Consultation
  • New Mom Counseling
  • Newborn and Well-Child Care
  • Parenting Classes
  • Physical Exams for Sports, School and Summer Camp
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Well Baby Care
  • Well Child Examination
  • Well New Born Care