Alexis L. Rodriguez, MD

Specialty

Pediatrics


Phone
(203) 789-3388
Telehealth Visits

Biography

Alexis Rodriguez, MD, is a pediatric hospitalist (a physician who works exclusively in the hospital). She supports newborns as they transition through their first days of life, guides new mothers through their initial attempts at breastfeeding, and is part of the care team for children who are being treated for such problems as asthma, dehydration, and influenza.

“As a hospitalist, I look at children and ask, ‘Are they healthy? Do they have underlying illnesses?’ We keep all of this in mind as we're treating them and getting them to a point where they can transition to their outpatient doctor,” Dr. Rodriguez says. “Nobody likes being in the hospital, so we try to do this quickly and efficiently.”

Dr. Rodriguez’s approach to talking to young patients varies, depending on their age. “They all want to be respected and taken seriously. If it was a 6-year-old, I might say, ‘How are you feeling?’ If they are sitting, I would get down on their level. For a teenager, it's definitely a different approach.” But it also depends, she says. “We often ask, ‘Where is this child developmentally?’ We try to get an idea from the parents, because chronological age doesn't always show where a child is developmentally.”

“It is very scary for anyone to be admitted to the hospital, especially your child. But I like getting families through this and to that point where the child is feeling better and is ready to go home." At the end of the day it is a gratifying experience, Dr. Rodriguez says.

Gender

Female

Language(s)

English

Affiliated With

Yale Medicine, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

Locations

Yale New Haven Hospital - Saint Raphael Campus

1450 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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Fax
(203) 789-4037

Yale Pediatrics

1 Park Street
Yale New Haven Children's Hospital
New Haven, CT 06504

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fax
(203) 737-7635

Yale Pediatric Specialty Center

One Long Wharf Dr.
New Haven, CT 06511

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fax
(203) 737-1208

Education & Training

Education

Meharry Medical College

Internship

Yale New Haven Hospital

Residency

Yale New Haven Hospital

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare