TLC Providers

Meet our friendly, experienced pediatric providers and staff at TLC Pediatrics! Our entire team is dedicated to helping you and your child feel at home from the moment you walk through the door. We're proud to serve the needs of the children of Norwalk CT and surrounding areas.

We pride ourselves in being an exceptional pediatric practice where children come first. Our child-focused practice works hard to meet the needs of children from infancy through adolescence.  Compassionate, knowledgeable and supportive staff is the cornerstone of TLC Pediatrics quality care.  All of our pediatricians and medical staff are highly trained professionals, and maintain the highest level of accreditation in pediatric care to address the special needs of infants, children, and teens.

 

Patricia Jorquera, MD, FAAP

Patricia Jorquera, MD (aka Dr. Patty), who founded TLC Pediatrics in February 2008, is a board-certified pediatrician and native Spanish speaker, born in Chile.  Dr. Patty attended New York University School of Medicine on a full scholarship, and Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital Residency Program.  She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as a member of the Fairfield County Medical Association and the Connecticut Medical Society.  She has been practicing general pediatrics in Fairfield County since 1999, specializing in child development, asthma and allergy, and obesity.  Dr. Patty's mission at TLC Pediatrics has been to serve her patients with the highest quality of care, in a friendly, family style environment.  She has emphasized quality of care, continuity, and education, which has enabled TLC Pediatrics to become a certified Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home.

She is currently a volunteer at “Count On Me Foundation”, and has volunteered in medical clinics in Ecuador in 2006 and traveled to Haiti in January 2010 to assist in the relief efforts after the earthquake. 

During her time off, Dr. Patty enjoys many hobbies, such as hiking, jogging, and gardening.  She has two young boys who keep her busy and young!

 

Cindy Perry, MD, FAAP

Cindy Perry joined TLC Pediatrics in September 2016.  Dr. Perry is a board-certified pediatrician.  She was born in the Philippines and was raised in northern New Jersey.  She completed her undergraduate training at Villanova University and returned to New Jersey to attend Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.  She then completed her residency program at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx.

Dr. Perry has always loved working with children.  She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is on staff at Norwalk and Stamford Hospitals.  She has a special interest in lactation counseling and support, asthma and childhood obesity.  At TLC Pediatrics, she enjoys the philosophy of the Patient-Centered Medical Home, which enables her to provide comprehensive, quality care to her patients. 

Dr. Perry currently resides in Darien with her husband and two young, active boys.  When she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, spending time outdoors and traveling.

 

Vera Sarkodie, MD  

Growing up in a small town in Ghana, West Africa, I was fortunate to know the physician in town.  At a very young age, she made me believe that there was no worthier cause than to become the guardian of the health of children.  I longed to become like her.  It was her face that appeared in my mind whenever I articulated to others my dream of becoming a doctor.  Fortunately, a door opened for my family to immigrate to the United States in 2002; thus, giving me the opportunity to believe that with hard work and perseverance, I could become a pediatrician.  

Throughout medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and residency training at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, I enjoyed the opportunity to examine a 2 week-old infant and offer anticipatory guidance to the parents, perform a school physical for a 7 year-old child, and discuss contraception options with a 19 year-old female adolescent patient.  The joy I received in caring for patients of various ages and opportunities to influence their growth and development confirmed my calling as a pediatrician.

During time off work, I enjoy doing all toddler activities with my daughter, cooking and long walks with the family.  

 

Alicia Zeidan, APRN, Certified Breast Feeding Specialist

Alicia Collen Zeidan, APRN, is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner who joined TLC Pediatrics in 2017. After graduating with a BA in French Studies from Wesleyan University, Alicia had a brief foray in business management before deciding to pursue medicine. She began her medical career as a Registered Nurse, working first in a Manhattan fertility practice, then in pediatrics, while completing a Master’s Program at Pace University. Upon receiving her MSN, Alicia started working in community health, treating patients from infancy until late in life, and managing a broad array of acute and chronic conditions.

Recently, Alicia completed coursework to become a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist. In addition to general pediatrics, Alicia has also started to see mothers and infants for breastfeeding consultations. Having 2 young children at home has made her empathetic to the challenges of parenting young kids, and she is passionate about helping new parents (and not-so-new parents!) navigate the demands of raising healthy, well adjusted children. Hence her passion for breastfeeding and preventative medicine! She enjoys partnering with kids of all ages and their families to achieve healthy growth and development, and to create habits that turn kids into healthy adults.

Alicia speaks French and medical Spanish. When she is not working, she enjoys skiing, the beach, learning about different cultures, and hiking with her husband, daughters, and Golden Retriever, Sully.

 

 

Ingrid Pasten, LCSW 

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            Kingy, joined TLC Pediatrics in 2015.

            He is our Havanese hypoallergenic therapy dog, whose purpose is to provide comfort to our patients who request him.