Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I schedule my first appointment?

    You can register your child today, even if your baby is not yet born.
    For newborns, the first appointment is typically scheduled 3-5 days after birth. Give us a call and we will accommodate whatever is needed for your family and new baby.

    For older kids, we can schedule a same day sick visit, if needed. For well visits, we encourage families to send their previous medical records prior to scheduling a well visit, so that we have a medical and vaccine history, however our team will work with families who are not able to obtain their previous medical records so that is not a barrier to receiving care.

  • Can we see the same provider at each visit?

    We encourage families to see the same pediatrician or nurse practitioner to develop a personal relationship. All of our providers share similar approaches and styles, 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 focused on guidance and providing support as your child grows and reaches different milestones in their development. Before each well visit, you will receive an email of what to expect at the visit, 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 offer same-day sick visits at all of our offices as well as evening and weekend hours. We also have late night virtual visits available.

  • 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 or nurse by phone at any time of the day, night, or weekend.

  • 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 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.