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Michel CohenTribeca Pediatrics was founded by Dr. Michel Cohen in 1994. Originally located in Dr. Cohen’s loft in Tribeca, where he lived with his family, the practice became very popular with local parents who loved his low intervention approach, personal touch and high quality of care. His philosophy eventually evolved into the book “The New Basics: A to Z Baby and Child Care for the Modern Parent”, and is now the basis for care at Tribeca Pediatrics.

Over the years Dr Michel Cohen has opened numerous satellites offices in developing neighborhoods in the region and, last year, in LA. Throughout, Tribeca Pediatrics has kept his strong commitment to the same high quality of care while focusing on creating fun and playful environments where kids develop lasting relationships with their providers.

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  • When should I schedule my first appointment?

    For newborns, the first appointment should be 3 to 5 days after birth.
    For older kids, we’ll need medical records before scheduling a well
    visit. As soon as you register with us online, you can call us to
    schedule an appointment.

  • Can we see the same provider at each visit?

    We encourage you to see the same doctor or nurse practitioner for well
    visits to develop a personal relationship. All providers share similar
    approaches and styles, always consistent with the philosophy of
    Tribeca Pediatrics.

  • How do I join the practice?

    Register yourself and your child using our Patient Portal. If you are transferring from a different practice please also fax over our Medical Release Form to your previous pediatrician so we can review your child’s medical history.

  • How long are well visits?

    Twenty minutes on average. However, the doctor will not leave the room
    until all your questions have been answered, and you feel comfortable
    with the guidance provided.

  • What is the wait time?

    We are constantly monitoring wait time to keep it under twenty minutes.

  • What happens during regular visits?

    Routine or “well” visits are to examine your child and monitor growth.
    A large part of the routine check-ups are about guidance. We begin
    with getting breastfeeding off to a smooth start. We then focus on
    strategies for raising a good sleeper. Parents love the fact that most
    of the babies in our practice sleep through the night by 2-3 months of
    age. As your child grows, we will also guide you on nutrition as well
    as emotional and cognitive development. Before each visit you will
    receive an outline of what to expect so that you can be better

  • What about immunizations?

    We follow the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) schedule and all
    our vaccines are Thimerosal free. Immunizations are administered at
    the end of appointments, after a discussion of the benefits and
    possible side-effects.

  • How soon can I get an appointment if my child is sick?

    We accommodate same-day sick visits.

  • What about emergencies?

    Parents in our practice highly appreciate the convenience of having
    on-the-spot support in emergency situations. You can directly reach a
    doctor or a nurse practitioner at any time of the day, night or
    weekend. In the rare case that your child needs to be directed to the
    emergency room, your doctor will coordinate the care with the
    emergency room physicians.

  • What if I have a non-urgent question?

    Call the office to get a phone appointment for later in the day. A
    doctor or a nurse will call you back at a specified time to discuss
    your concerns. You can also send us an email with your questions and a
    provider will get back to you.

  • What’s your opinion about breastfeeding?

    We fully support breastfeeding and will provide you with assistance
    and advice. And while the majority of moms in our practice do
    breastfeed, we will respect your choice if you decide to use formula,
    and we’ll provide you with any guidance and advice you may need.

  • What’s your hospital affiliation?

    We are affiliated with New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell, which
    has one of the most prestigious pediatric centers in the country.

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Check out what parents have to say about some of our doctors and nurse practitioners. Visit your local office to see the whole team!

  • Tricia Jean Gold, MD

    "Dr. Gold is the best. She always answers our questions and indulges me with answers for the most inane questions I ask. As new parents she is a wealth of information and a comfort to me and my husband. The office staff at Park Slope is so great too, you can tell they are all happy to be there and happy to have interactions with us. As a new parent my husband and I actually look forward to our well visits and know that when we get there we are going to be not only heard but listened to, educated about our child and the next steps and well guided in what the next months might bring and actions to take with our little one."

    - Mariel

    Tricia Jean Gold, MD
  • Maja Castillo, MD

    “We had a good two month visit with Dr. Castillo, and yes we had all of our questions answered. We are big fans of Dr. Castillo, and she has been a great guide for us both with our first son Hugo, and now our second time around with Romeo. Dr. Castillo's tempered responses have always served us well and we have followed her practical advice to date.”

    - Meghan

    Maja Castillo, MD
  • Yasmin Lyons, DO

    “I just wanted to take a moment to say how much we love having Yasmin as our doctor. She has been wonderful with both of our daughters and we feel blessed to have her at our disposal. We make it a point to schedule all of our appointments with Yasmin and have done so since our oldest daughter was 6 months, it's been encouraging to know that she is going through much of the same things we are. Thank you for providing such a caring environment not only for the children receiving care but also for their parents.”

    - Leah

    Yasmin Lyons, DO
  • Michel Cohen, MD

    “We have had a wonderful experience with Tribeca Pediatrics. When we brought our son home from the hospital we had some minor health concerns. Dr. Cohen addressed them immediately and did so in such a respectful and gentle way. It quickly calmed our fears and gave us confidence as new parents. This in itself is a gift.”

    - Sunny

    Michel Cohen, MD
  • Monika Symms, MD

    "I left the appointment feeling very confident about my choices as a mother. The fact that I selected a medical practice that is genuinely interested in its patients and parents is very validating. Monika is a wonderful caregiver and the practice is a great addition to the community.”

    - Courtney

    Monika Symms, MD

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The Primary Care Physician must be a Pediatrician at Tribeca Pediatrics (see list below). You can see any of our providers at any location regardless of Physician you select.

For general information on any of these plans and how to enroll, contact an enrollment counselor at 800-505-5678

*We do not accept NY State 'straight' medicaid. You need to enroll in a managed care medicaid plan.

Please call or email us with any questions. We are happy to help.

212-226-7666 option 2. billing@tribecapediatrics.com

Currently we are accepting the following ACA Insurance plans.

Oscar Insurance United Healthcare Compass Aetna Emblem Health
These plans are now available for for purchase on the N.Y State of Health website.
To accommodate all of our patients we are in the process of participating with a wide variety of plans offered through the Affordable Care Act.