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    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 07-Jan-2018
    Subject:  [PSPAdoptiveParents] Looking for a pediatrician who specializesin adoption
    Comment:  I'll second (or third?) Dr. Cao at South Slope Pediatrics! Review submitted Dec 2017
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 07-Jan-2018
    Subject:  [PSPAdoptiveParents] Looking for a pediatrician who specializesin adoption
    Comment:   12/10/2017 8:05 PM Reply Hi Kate,I would like to recommend South Slope Pediatrics. Our kids see Dr. Wilson-Taylor there and she is brilliant, but we are also friendly with Dr. Cao, who started the practice. He has a specialty in adoption medicine and he and his husband Matteo (who manages the office) are adoptive parents. We have had an incredibly supportive experience with everyone at the office.Review submitted Dec 2017
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 31-Dec-2017
    Subject:  Pediatrician recommendation/tips?
    Comment:  We couldn't be happier with South Slope Pediatrics, especially Dr. Melanie Wilson-Taylor. She is smart, supportive, compassionate, knowledgeable, skilled (it's harder than you'd think to check a toddler's ears!), I could go on and on. She guided us through exclusive breastfeeding after my son came 3 weeks early and was losing weight, and by his six month visit he was in the 90th percentile! She is a mother herself, which I think makes her a better pediatrician, and extremely compassionate to new parents. Everyone at the office is professional and competent. I don't even Google things anymore; when it comes to my son's health, I just call them. I trust them to be thorough but non-alarmist. They are great!
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 26-Nov-2017
    Subject:  Pediatrician in Greenwood/South Slope
    Comment:  Dr. Cao of South Slope Pediatrics has been our pediatrician for 12 years. He and his staff are excellent!
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 26-Nov-2017
    Subject:  Pediatrician in Greenwood/South Slope
    Comment:  We love Dr Cao and his whole team at South Slope Pediatrics. They have always accommodated my requests for same day sick visits, responded to my inquiries by phone, and are very thorough in answering my questions during visits. They take the time to make a connection with the kids and you get the feeling they really care. We particularly like Dr. Copenhaver and Dr Wilson Taylor.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 26-Nov-2017
    Subject:  Pediatrician in Greenwood/South Slope
    Comment:  We recommend south Slope pediatrics - all of the doctors are fantastic!
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 28-Oct-2017
    Subject:  ISO: Primary Care physician in South Slope or Park Slope
    Comment:  Dr. Cao, South Slope Pediatrics. The whole practice is awesome. We've been seeing Dr. Cao for 12 years.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 30-Jul-2017
    Subject:  Shout out for South Slope Pediatrics
    Comment:  Just a quick note to publicly acknowledge the excellent team at South Slope Pediatrics. We've seen every doctor there and they are all wonderful but Dr. Cao holds a special place in our hearts having listened to concerns from two sleepless new parents and made us feel reassured and well taken care of. This place has a real family feel and everyone is always friendly and helpful. If you are in search of a pediatrician in the South Slope area we highly recommend this practice.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 28-Dec-2016
    Subject:  Re: Kind of hate my pediatrician? Venting and looking for advice
    Comment:   South Slope Peds is only 2-3 doctors and I think they are all parents, so they do want to reign in after-hours calls a bit, which I can understand. They have guidelines about when to email, when to call, when to go to after-hours urgent care. They're reasonable and I've never felt i couldn't reach someone when I really needed to. Overall I like the smaller practice better than the bigger one. Even on a very last-minute sick visit, if there are only 2-3 doctors to choose from you will never get someone who doesn't know you at all.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 28-Dec-2016
    Subject:  Re: Kind of hate my pediatrician? Venting and looking for advice
    Comment:  We switched pediatricians at about nine months - good news is that Park Slope is overflowing with awesome ones! We are at Dr Cao who we ADORE. They are very much in the camp of "after hours calls are calls to ask if you should go to the emergency room". We are okay with that since the level of care we receive is amazing. The few times we have called (usually in that 6:00pm hour when the baby had 104) they have answered and were completely pleasant. I am sure if we did it a hundred time they might say something but so far so good.Sounds like you just need a change - and to a group who is more receptive to after hour calls!
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 28-Dec-2016
    Subject:  Re: Kind of hate my pediatrician? Venting and looking for advice
    Comment:  I second the recommendation for South Slope Pediatrics! They have strict-sounding guidelines about when to call the emergency line, but circumstances led to my calling twice in a two-week period this fall, and both times Dr. Cao was great. It was a quick call, but comforting. I even apologized when I ran into him in Whole Foods, and he was like, "No! You should call if you think something's really wrong!" Also, after our daughter started daycare at nine months old, she was pretty much constantly sick for a couple of months, and we were always taking her to the doctor. They were so great! They're pretty laid back, which I find reassuring, plus they're super hands off about stuff like sleep training, etc. (in contrast to Tribeca, or so I've heard)--they pretty much seem to want to see your kid generally healthy, happy, and safe, rather than telling you how to raise them. I really appreciate that!
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 23-Oct-2016
    Subject:  Pediatrician recommendation Park Slope/Windsor Terrace
    Comment:  2nd Dr. Cao. Would add we loved any of the doctors in the practice.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 23-Oct-2016
    Subject:  Pediatrician recommendation Park Slope/Windsor Terrace
    Comment:  We love Hai Cao at South Slope pediatrics.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 23-Oct-2016
    Subject:  Pediatrician recommendation Park Slope/Windsor Terrace
    Comment:  We adore Dr Melanie Wilson-Taylor of South Slope Pediatrics. She is completely supportive and knowledgeable as she is an excellent physician and a mother herself. She guided us through breastfeeding after my son dropped to 5 lbs after birth. I was quite terrified, but with her guidance he went from the 3rdpercentile to the 93rd in 4 months, without having to supplement. He hasn't gotten sick yet, but we look forward to his check-ups - even though it means getting shots - because we love Dr Wilson-Taylor so much!
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 10-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Review: South Slope has been great, very well organized office. Visits are very thorough. We had previously gone to Tribeca Pediatrics and were frustrated that we saw a different physician at every visit, much more comfortable having a dedicated pediatrician for our little ones. Insurance: Yes, no issuesBased on a 2015 birth
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 10-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Dr. Wilson-Taylor Review: The practice is extremely well-run and has a great patient portal online. Appointments always occur on time. Dr. Wilson-Taylor is compassionate and thoughtful. Insurance: Takes most insurance, and all has gone smoothly for us.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 10-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Review: Dr. Cao is a wonderful pediatrician. He is great with my baby and does not push any agendas in regards to sleep training or feeding or anything like that. He is prompt to answer any concerns or questions emailed to the office. I highly recommend this practice! Insurance: Yes. Everything was easy with insurance.Based on a 2015 birth
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 10-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Dr Nike at South Slope Review: Awesome super helpful doctor that gives advice both as a mother & as a doctor. Insurance:Based on a 2015 birth
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 10-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Dr. Cao/Dr Nike Review: We've like them a lot and they are good with all 3 children. Insurance: Yes. Had no problemsBased on a June 2015 birth
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 10-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Wonderful practice, there are now 3 doctors and they are all great. Insurance: They take insurance and we've never had any problems.Based on a June 2015 birth
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 10-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  The office is beautiful and we had high hopes for the practice (as it came highly recommended to us), but overall we were a bit disappointed. Nothing major happened, but there were a bunch of small moments that just added up to it not being the right practice for us. The visits tend to be very quick with the doctor, they are all friendly, but speedy. They are not overly supportive of breastfeeding in my experience (not asking about how it was going or relating it to the baby's health). Doctors seem distinctly against you having the baby in your bed, despite medical evidence not agreeing on this issue. They also are not really interested in talking about/helping you with any sleep related issues (ie figuring out when and how to start working on baby sleeping through the night). So they are very traditionally medically focused, without much attention to the family as a whole. I'm not sure if this is common or not. But also we would often get advice about medical issues, such as eczema that just seemed wrong after doing a quick google search and looking at contemporary advice. Insurance: YBased on a July2015 birth
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 08-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Review: Dr Cao is a great doctor - calm, friendly and personable. Insurance: Takes insurance, no issues with billing.Based on a April 2015 birth
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 08-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Review: Not long waits Responsive staff Free cpr training Insurance: Yes. Fine with GHIBased on a October 2015 birth
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 08-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Review: Really good. I've seen dr Cao and Dr Wilson Taylor. They also have classes offered which is a nice perk. Dr Wilson Taylor is nice, a little on the shyer side but opens up. Dr Cao is enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I would say they aren't great in offering detailed advice on breatfeeding. Insurance: YesBased on a September2015 birth
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 07-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Review: Dr Cao has been great to have as our baby's doctor from the beginning. Their office really makes parents feel welcome and there is good support for sick babies and new parents' questions. Insurance:Based on a May 2015 birth
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 07-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Review: Modern and clean. No wait times. Very technologically up to date. A bit rushed at visits and dogmatic. Insurance: Yes good.Based on a September 2015 birth
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 07-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Review: Was excited to go to South Slope but ran into issues from the start. From the first appointments with my newborn, I didn't feel the examinations were thorough (often missed the thrush until we pointed it out) and Dr Cao was on vacation (it was summer so I understand) so we saw different doctors almost every time through the 3 month appt. We didn't feel the was any urgency to fix the thrush so after 13 weeks or trying to deal with it we finally asked for a culture. After two weeks of no results we were finally told the test results had been misfiled. We switched to TriBeCa Pediatrics shortly thereafter. We have been seeing Ivy Grodman who we are lukewarm on. Our son has some developmental issues and I'm not sure she has the experience we need as she's quite young. There hasn't been any helpful insight or feedback from our appts regarding our son's delays. We asked for referrals to Early Intervention (she never brought the program up as an option) and she told us we probably wouldn't qualify. We just finished getting approved for the program after receiving unanimous recommendations for approval from the three therapists who evaluated our son, all of whom told us our son was severely delayed and needed additional help in a big way. Insurance: Very easy with AetnaBased on a June 2015 birth
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 07-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Review: We are happy with Dr. Cao's practice "South Slope Pediatrics" thus far. We have never had to wait long for an appointment and they have been flexible with changes and scheduling day of when our son has been sick. I would recommend this practice! Insurance: Yes. All fine so far.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 07-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Review: Love the office. Love the staff. Love that I can e-mail doc with questions (felt like I had a million) and he would email back in 24 hours. Insurance: yes. All easy claims.Based on a July 2015 birth
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 24-Jan-2016
    Subject:  Re: AP friendly pediatricians in Brooklyn
    Comment:  We really love Dr Cao at South Slope Pediatrics. He does not advise co-sleeping but he does not oppose it either. We cosleep and I never felt judged or pressured to change by him.
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    On 14-Dec-2015
    Subject:  pediatrician recommendation
    Comment:  I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Cao and Dr. Nike at South Slope Pediatrics! Amazing bedside manners, super organized practice, and there's no wait in their waiting room, as long as you show up right before your scheduled appt.
    Reviewed by
    On 27-Nov-2015
    Subject:   ISO: Pediatrician that is on time for appointments
    Comment:  Dr Cao! In the 2 years I have been with him I don't think I waited more than ten minutes ever to see the doctor. They seem to really space out the timing for their patients. There is never a packed waiting room.
    Reviewed by
    On 27-Nov-2015
    Subject:  ISO: Pediatrician that is on time for appointments
    Comment:  We love Dr. Cao at South Slope Pediatrics!
    Reviewed by
    On 27-Nov-2015
    Subject:  Re: ISO pediatrician recommendations
    Comment:  South Slope Pediatrics is amazing. Great doctors, friendly receptionists, lovely waiting room with beautiful toys. They can always get an appointment quickly.
    Reviewed by
    On 07-Jun-2015
    Subject:  ps39, ps107, ps372 ??
    Comment:  We are huge fans of Dr. Cao! He's on fifth and 12th st.(Reviewed May 2015)
    Reviewed by
    On 30-Nov-2014
    Subject:  rec on pediatrician
    Comment:  He's really lovely and his office and staff are also very nice. My daughter has been with him for about a year since we moved here. I think there is now another doctor at that practice although I have not met her yet.
    Reviewed by
    On 30-Nov-2014
    Subject:  rec on pediatrician
    Comment:  We also love Dr. Cao!!!
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 07-Aug-2013
    Subject:  Recommendation/Review - Pediatrician: Dr. Hai Cao MD
    Comment:  We love Dr. Cao and his practice, which just celebrated their first anniversary of the practice. Dr. Cao is friendly incredibly experienced and practices in a non-interventionist style. He is very reassuring and addresses all questions without any bias or judgment but offers kind support and guidance. Matteo runs an efficient, responsive office - no wait times and they have a good policy about walk-ins on Mondays and they maintain their schedule to allow last-minute sick appts. Dr. Gabrielli is a wonderful addition to the practice. The office is new, bright, clean and warm - there's a space for kids to read and it's just in general a fun environment. In addition, they use an online patient portal to keep track of appointments and you can communicate through (including asking those spontaneous random questions). Dr. Cao is now offering classes for his patients - nutrition, breastfeeding, CPR/First Aid. This is a fantastic resource and usually one that costs extra but Dr. Cao's holistic philosophy is to provide parents and children with information beyond just medical advice. This is a family-friendly practice that is a valuable community member.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 07-Jul-2013
    Subject:  Re: Need a recommended for a great Pediatrician?
    Comment:  We love Dr. Cao at South Slope Pediatrics. Small neighborhood feel, great warm personality, efficient.(June 2013)
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 02-Mar-2013
    Subject:  Dr. Cao at South Slope Pediatrics
    Comment:  Dr. Cao is fantastic. He is really managing to run a family-friendly practice at a time when family-friendly isn't the way of medicine. Dr. Cao has called the day after a sick visit just to check in on my daughter on a couple of occasions- which was so thoughtful it really surprised me. The practice is also really well-run. Can't say enough good things about it.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 02-Mar-2013
    Subject:  Dr. Cao at South Slope Pediatrics
    Comment:  We love Dr.Cao, his practice, Matteo and Dr. Gabrielli. Our previous pediatrician at Park Slope Pediatrics was great too, but the office was bad, with hideously long wait times, impersonal treatment, a dirty waiting area, and terrible follow-ups on even urgent questions and requests.In terms of sleep & other philosophies, Dr. Cao seems open minded, mostly non-interventionist and very common-sensical - you could always call the office and ask? I know - and 100% appreciate - that they do not support non-vaccination. I only wish ALL pediatricians did the same!
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 02-Mar-2013
    Subject:  Dr. Cao at South Slope Pediatrics
    Comment:  LOVE Dr Cao! We just had our first child so it is still early on...only 2 visits, but Dr Cao has a great disposition and the office is very clean, bright and beautiful! Mateo the office Mgr is also great! Highly recommend!!
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 02-Mar-2013
    Subject:  Dr. Cao at South Slope Pediatrics
    Comment:  We also really love Dr. Cao. We switched fairly recently and have been extremely pleased with his manner, ease of scheduling, family-friendly approach, and the friendliness of the office. It feels extremely personal. Dr. Cao's advice has been sound and he's very clear. He's also great with our kids!
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 02-Mar-2013
    Subject:  Dr. Cao at South Slope Pediatrics
    Comment:  We love LOVE Dr. Cao! (and his name is fun to say). I have two kids, now almost 6 and 3.5 and he has been our doctor since my second was born. When he moved from Park Slope Pediatrics I was so sad. Now that he's set up his own practice, I've decided to make the move. (Even though I still like the doctors at Park Slope Peds too!). I'm in the process of switching over paperwork now.He has wonderful energy, takes the time to listen to your questions, and has a great bedside manner. My son has been disappointed that other doctors don't find "monkeys in his ears" like Dr. Cao did. He also really worked the older sibling into the younger one's well checkup (since I had to bring them both to everything anyway)-- doing fake checks on my son to both include him and prepare my younger daughter for what was coming.All in all, I've never had a better doc.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 09-Jan-2013
    Subject:  Re: Best Pediatrician
    Comment:  I also recommend Dr. Cao at South Slope Pediatrics!
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 09-Jan-2013
    Subject:  Re: Best Pediatrician
    Comment:  Another vote from me for Dr. Cao - I followed him from Park Slope Pediatrics to his new office (called South Slope Pediatrics / 5th ave between 12th & 13th streets). We've been with him for 4 years since the birth of my son. I was always thrilled with him, but not Park Slope Pediatrics because of the long waits and lack of warmth from the rest of the office. His new office is AMAZING. It's clean and warm and completely family oriented. The office manager, Matteo, is a gem. I have an 11 month old now, as well, and I've never had to wait more than 5 minutes. They are completely accessible. As a pediatrician, Dr. Cao is fantastic. I am someone who tends to doubt doctors and I don't always trust them, but I trust him 100%. Highly, highly recommend. I can't imagine anyone looking elsewhere once they have visited the office and spoken with Dr. Cao and Matteo. Best wishes with your March baby :)
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 09-Jan-2013
    Subject:  Re: Best Pediatrician
    Comment:  I highly recommend Dr. Cao as well. He is so helpful and accommodating.I've had the same terrible experiences with Park Slope Pediatrics- long waits, Nickelodeon blaring in the waiting room, dirty toys.South Slope Pediatrics is fantastic and very, very family oriented.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 09-Jan-2013
    Subject:  Re: Best Pediatrician
    Comment:  We recently switched to Dr. Cao at South Slope Pediatrics from Tribeca's Park Slope location. We liked some things about Tribeca, but wanted a more personal practice. Specifically, we wanted to be able to get child development advice at well appointments, and instead we felt very rushed. It was impersonal, even though several of the practitioners are nice.Dr. Cao's office seems to be a better fit for us. It feels more family-oriented. They have a good method for seeing sick patients on Mondays. This was always an issue for us at Tribeca because our kids always seem to get sick on the weekend!So far, Dr. Cao's advice has been great.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 09-Jan-2013
    Subject:  Review
    Comment:  We recently joined Dr. Cao's practice, and so far are extremely pleased by how personal and easy to work with they are. I haven't met Dr. Gabrielli, but the description below led me to think she could be a good fit for you.(December 2012)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 04-Dec-2012
    Comment:  Dr Cao's new office has walk-ins hours every Monday morning between 8AM and 10AM for sick visits and flu vaccines. You don't need an appointment, just walk in. This is great because I don't have to wait for them to open the phone lines. This saves me from everything that might happen during the weekend. Dr Cao takes care of my two kids. I highly recommend him to anyone who might be looking for a caring pediatrician.
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