Tribeca Pediatrics
Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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 pediatrician or nurse practitioner for well visits to develop a personal relationship. All of our providers share similar approaches and styles, always consistent with the low-intervention philosophy of Tribeca Pediatrics.

  • 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 understand that your time is valuable, so we consistently monitor our wait times to keep them under twenty minutes.

  • What happens during regular visits?

    The purpose of routine or “well” visits are to examine your child and monitor growth and development. A large part of the routine check-ups are also about guidance. We begin at the first visits with helping you get 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 we see 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 well visit, you will receive an outline via email of what to expect so that you can be prepared.

  • What about immunizations?

    We follow the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) vaccine 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 do I join the practice?

    Register your child using our Patient Portal. If you are transferring from a different practice, please send over our Medical Release Form to your previous pediatrician.

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

    We accommodate same-day sick visits.

  • What about emergencies?

    Parents of our practice appreciate the convenience of having access to on-the-spot support in emergency situations. You can directly reach a provider by phone 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 provider will coordinate the care with the emergency room physicians.

  • What if I have a non-urgent question?

    Call the office to make 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.

    Check out our Breastfeeding Support page to read about our recommended Lactation Consultants, and safe medications to take while breastfeeding.

  • What’s your hospital affiliation?

    We are affiliated with New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, and New Jersey-Hackensack University Medical Center.