Dr. Bernardez, (Dr. B) and Evelyn Santiago our Nurse Practitioner are both working in our New Windsor and in our Beacon Pediatric offices. We are trying to grant everyone a convenient appointment that fits there schedule and desired location.
Many Patients only want to see Dr. B and,Yes Dr. Bernardez is a board certified, FAAP pediatrician and is highly qualified however Evelyn did a lot of her clinical hours training with Dr. B and is also very qualified to do yearly physical exams. We hope that everyone will get to meat Evelyn and get their back to school physicals with her if she is available during the time most convenient for you. Once you meet Evelyn you will realize what a wonderful practitioner she is and her friendly easy going "bedside manner" and happy positive personality compliments her skill and abilities.
Another thing I'd like to point out is that our Beacon Office is usually less busy than the New Windsor Office so it is often easier to get an appointment time and the wait time is less. We try to accommodate everyone with their desired location and doctor, but if you are flexible seeing Evelyn in the Beacon office when she is there is "the sweet" spot of fast, easy, timely appointments and short waiting room time.
I realize the Beacon Newburgh Bridge is not a great road anymore with all of the construction going on, but it is still fairly quick to get to Beacon from most points in Newburgh and North or West.