Physician Profile - Dr. Richard Rosenfeld
Richard S. Rosenfeld. M.D. - Pediatrician
"I enjoy helping children stay healthy," says Dr. Richard Rosenfeld, a Pediatrician serving young and adolescent patients at BMC.
Growing up in Forrest Hills and Westchester, New York, Dr. Rosenfeld initially thought of becoming a research Biologist, drawn to both biology and ornithology. But after graduating from Hobart College, he set his sights on doctoring and was accepted at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, earning his Medical Degree there.
"It's been rewarding for me to care for children," said Dr. Rosenfeld, a practicing pediatrician at BMC for nearly three decades. "It's a choice I've never regretted. Here I am, nearly 30 years later, and I still look forward in coming to work."
Dr. Rosenfeld's association with BMC began in 1979 as an attending physician. During this tenure, he has treated "thousands of children, and more." One of Dr. Rosenfeld's hallmarks is caring for the whole patient--physical, social, emotional and educational, along with stressing the importance of preventive health care to parents.
"I believe pediatric medicine has kept me young...well, thinking young, anyway," laughs the engaging doctor. "It's a pleasure to spend time with a five-year old who is intent on telling you things, such as the importance of staying within the lines when coloring. They let me into their world, and I feel privileged by that."
Drawn to the rustic beauty of the Berkshires, Dr. Rosenfeld is an avid bird watcher and fisherman. He also enjoys hiking, gardening, astronomy and playing the harmonica.
Dr. Rosenfeld lives in Richmond with his wife, Faye, a biology professor at Berkshire Community College. They have two grown children, Andrew and Leigh, living in Portland, Maine, and Boston, respectively.