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Helping parents
raise healthy
and happy kids.

Welcome to Tender Care!

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Dr. Padma Mandalapu, M.S., M.D., FAAP.

Serving our community with distinction since 2000, Tender Care Pediatrics is guided by a commitment to offering accessible children’s health care that is of the highest quality and compassion. Our professional team of board-certified pediatric providers and staff is dedicated to the guiding principle that all children, from newborns to teenagers, deserve access to the best health care possible. Designed to be cheerful and child-friendly, our office design also incorporates a true start to finish, sick-side and well-side configuration to keep our children as healthy as possible. In short, our mission is to keep our children healthy and happy.

We thank you all for trusting us and allowing us to take care of your life’s most precious gift- your children!


Important Check-in Info.

As we continue to navigate the Corona virus varient community trasmission and follow all guidelines and recommended protocols. We are requesting all parents, guardians, and  anyone over the age of 2 to WEAR A MASK when entering our office.

For your safety, our new check-in process is to call the office from the parking lot and press number 2 to reach the front desk (609-64-0200).  We will check you in and when your appointment is ready to begin you will receive a call from our staff and you will be directed as to which entrance you will be entering the office.  If you are scheduled for a well visit or consult you will be asked the following questions both when appointment is confirmed and on the day of your appointment if you answer yes your appointment will need to be rescheduled or changed to a sick visit.

1.     Within the last 14 days have you/your child or a household member had close contact with a symptomatic person diagnosed with COVID-19 or awaiting test results?

 2.    Within the last 3 days have you/your child had any of the following symptoms; fatigue, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. fever, chills, cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, body aches, new headache, or loss of taste or smell?

Tender Care Pediatrics is here to keep our children and families healthy and safe during this very challenging time.  We hope you and your families remain healthy and safe. 


COVID-19 (Pfizer) Vaccines are now available in our office for children 5 and older.

The Vaccine is How We Get Back
Together, We Will.

At Tender Care Pediatrics, we strongly believe that vaccination is one of the most important tools to end the COVID pandemic. We encourage our patients and family members to get the COVID vaccine. As your child’s medical home, we are excited to provide this critical opportunity to our patients.

For more information on COVID vaccines, please read the FACT SHEET and follow the links below.

      How mRNA COVID-19 vaccines were developed?

      The Science Behind COVID-19 Vaccines: Parents FAQs

      When can Children get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

       If my child had COVID already, do they need the Vaccine?


We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting appointments for COVID vaccines for children ages 5 years and older. To schedule an appointment, please call our office during business hours.

Our Services

Well Care

Our comprehensive care program begins in the newborn nursery or shortly thereafter and continues
with regular check-ups. During these well visits, your child’s growth and development are carefully monitored with an emphasis on anticipatory guidance and prevention. Administered per the CDC and AAP recommendations, vaccines are an important component of this care plan.

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Sick Care
Urgent Care

Sick care needs of children is very different from adults. Accidents happen. So does illness. We understand tough times that parents go through when their little ones are sick or injured. To take care of your needs, same-day appointments are usually available so that children may be evaluated promptly. Our hours of operation will expand to provide more appointment options.

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Other Services
Sports Injuries, Lactation help,..

We have physicians who are trained in treating injuries, concussions, and providing breast feeding help. We believe that our physicians will not only meet, but exceed your expectations.

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Health Alerts: Pacifiers, Bikes, Sleepwear and more Recalled:
AAP issued an alert based on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's annuncements of recall of baby products. Please check the AAP News to find out more on these products........  read more

Does omicron affect children differently than other COVID variants, and how concerned should I be?
Omicron has proven to be the most contagious COVID-19 variant of the pandemic so far. The main difference with Omicron is the sheer number of kids getting sick at the same time........  read more

Long-Haul COVID-19 in Children and Teens:
Most kids and teens who test positive for COVID-19 have mild, or even no, symptoms. But it has become clear that some are experiencing symptoms more than a month after they've been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19......  read more

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