We welcome new patients. You choose your child’s pediatric provider who gets to know you and your health needs, and with whom you develop a long-term doctor-patient relationship.
Office visits are by appointment only. We make every effort to accommodate physicals, well-care visits, and routine and urgent visits with either your physician or a nurse practitioner. If you cannot keep an appointment, please give us at least 24 hours notice. A fee will be charged for missed appointments or late cancellations. If you are late for your visit, please call prior to your arrival, as we may need to reschedule your visit for a later time, based on the practitioner’s schedule.
Newborns should have their first office visit within two to three days of leaving the hospital, unless your baby needs our attention before then. Through your baby’s first year, we will discuss your baby’s growth and development and the interesting things you can expect your baby to do. We highly recommend reading some informational books, such as What to Expect the First Year, by Eisinberg, Murkoff and Hathaway, or Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, Birth to Age 5, edited by Steven Shelov, MD, FAAP. Click here for some reliable websites for parenting questions.
Pediatric phone consultations. While we do not have set “telephone hours,” you can call at any time during the day and your call will be returned within one to two hours. Please have your pharmacy phone number handy when calling.
Immunizations are very important in preventing serious illness and saving lives. Vaccinating children and young adults may be the single most important health-promoting intervention we perform as health care providers and that you can perform as parents. The American Academy of Pediatrics supports this position, as well. For immunization schedule, click here.
Routine “well child” exams should be made in advance, especially during the summer months when there is a greater demand for school and camp physicals.
Sick visits can be made by calling our office, if you think medical care is needed that day. Appointments for well child exams or for problems of long duration should be scheduled several weeks in advance.
School and camp forms need one week for completion and are based on your child’s previous exams within the last 12 months. Please fill in all requested information in the parents’ section before sending the forms to us with a stamped, self-addressed envelope. If you are able, please complete the immunization section, as well. An administrative fee is required for all forms.
After hours coverage is provided when necessary. Should you need to reach us after office hours, on weekends or on holidays, please call our regular office number at (212) 247-8100 and leave a brief message with our answering service and we will call you back. Please be considerate in limiting non-emergency calls to before 10 pm. Emergency calls are referred to the doctors at all times and are given top priority. If a message is left with the answering service or the receptionist and your call is not returned within a reasonable period time, please call us back.
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