Dr. Christina Hift.
As part of our ongoing commitment to comprehensive care, the Pediatricians of Children’s Medical Group of Greenwich are proud to continue our association with Dr. Christina Hift.
Dr. Hift specializes in autism spectrum disorders, autoimmune disorders, children with recurrent infections and children with mood disorders.
She uses a biomedical, diagnostic and theraputic approach based on her intensive subspecialty training with an individualized treatment plan for each patient. She was one of the first physicians to see autism as a neuro-inflammatory disorder with systemic and gastrointestinal symptoms and has been treating patients on the autism spectrum for 20 years. Dr. Hift is board certified in pediatrics and has completed fellowships in infectious diseases and pediatric rheumatology at Einstein and The Hospital for Special Surgery, and currently is Assistant Clinical Professor of pediatrics at Einstein and pediatric rheumatology consultant at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City.
Dr. Hift will be available on Thursdays at our office in Greenwich from 1-5 pm. Please call Dr Hift directly, at 1-212-988-9011, to make an appointment.
Kids in Crisis
Childrens Medical Group of Greenwich is a proud participant of Kids in Crisis and is now participating in their ‘Safe Place” program. Click here for more information and stay tuned for more updates on how CMGG is helping out.
In March 2008, Kids in Crisis inaugurated the national Safe Place program in Fairfield County, designating more than three dozen locations in Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton as safe havens for children who need immediate help in a crisis situation.
Project Safe Place is a national program, first established in 1973 in Louisville, Kentucky, which reaches out to youth who find themselves in crisis situations – everything from family problems to abuse – that require immediate help. Once a youth goes into a Safe Place location, staff on-site makes sure he or she is safe and comfortable and immediately calls Kids in Crisis, the area’s leading free crisis outreach center and emergency shelter. Trained professionals at Kids in Crisis then assess and handle the situation, providing face to face counseling and, if necessary, coordination with outside agencies and organizations that can provide additional help. Since 1983, Safe Place locations have helped more than 111,821 children (through 12/08/08). Today, there are 16,659 Safe Place sites in 41 states throughout the U.S.
Fairfield County children who need a place to turn for help or care need only look for a Safe Place sign in a business or office window. When they enter the location, staff will quickly assess the situation, and then reach out to the round-the-clock-trained professionals at Kids in Crisis. This team of counselors will assess the situation and provide immediate support and guidance. Among the inaugural locations designated as Safe Place locations are all buses operated in Fairfield County by Connecticut Transit, all vehicles operated by the Norwalk Transit District, all firehouses in Greenwich, Stamford, Ridgefield, Westport, Weston, Wilton and Norwalk, youth centers, Boys and Girls Clubs, and area high schools. Children’s Medical Group of Greenwich is proud to be a designated Safe Place in our area as well.