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    Premier Pediatrics
    Premier Pediatrics
    Street:
    110 4th Avenue
    City:
    Brooklyn
    State:
    New York
    Zip Code:
    11217
    Phone:
    (718) 369-0817
    Neighborhood:
    Boerum Hill
    Description:

    Dr. Tamar Magnas - formerlly with the practice, but no longer

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 03-Jun-2021
    Subject:  Pediatrician in Prospect Heights
    Comment:  We have a 3.5 year old and also go to Premiere. They are a great practice, non-alarmist but also very patient with all of our new-parent questions and worries. We used their 24hr line several times and always had quick call backs in the middle of the night. May not be relevant, but we also appreciated the lactation consultant they had on staff when our son was born. We see Dr. Sarnoff when we can, but all the doctors have been good.
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 03-Jun-2021
    Subject:  Pediatrician in Prospect Heights
    Comment:  We really like Premiere Pediatrics. For me proximity is key esp in those early days where you’re zonked out your mind...and the 2-days-after-being-home walk to the Dr which I was told the woman has to do was really fun. Also just soooo many appointments in the first couple years! (Or was it just one? All a blur!)My daughter is 4 now. While there’s been some turnover it has not been a problem at all.
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 03-Jun-2021
    Subject:  Pediatrician in Prospect Heights
    Comment:  Been very happy with Premiere Pediatrics with both are kids, including a preemie with very severe reflux. All doctors are wonderful, we particularly like Dr. Patel & Dr. Sarnoff. Great online communication and they have always been non-alarmist and timely in their responses.
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 25-Apr-2021
    Subject:  Recommendations and Process for choosing Pediatricians
    Comment:  We’re with Premier Pediatrics. Found them by accident but they were close and reviews were good. We had a prenatal appt with them (pre-covid for our first baby, didn’t charge us). Been happy with them so far and will stick with them for our second baby. Also, they’re affiliated with NYU, where I’m delivering. Not essential but a bonus since I’m comfortable with NYU and they saw my first baby while we were still in the hospital. They always have someone on call and are nice even when you sound ridiculous calling them at 11pm about something that turns out to be nothing... (April 2021)
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 25-Apr-2021
    Subject:  Pediatrician
    Comment:  When my work insurance changed, I had to change and switched to Premier Pediatrics, which I like but it's a good 25-30 minute walk. I'm on the border of Clinton Hill and Bed-Stuy. (March 2021)
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 25-Apr-2021
    Subject:  Pediatrician
    Comment:  We take our boys (14-month-old twins) to Premier Pediatrics and love the practice. Our Dr. is Jon Sarnoff and def recommend him. When he is not available we get assigned to other doctors and in general, our experience has been great. They have an instant messaging service that I found super helpful in the first few months when I would have doubts and so would text them a question or send pictures. We would receive answers to our questions pretty quickly. This is quite valuable. The practice is more than a mile away from us and so it's not quite walkable on most days. That's the only disadvantage for us. (March 2021)
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 25-Apr-2021
    Subject:  ISO: favorite doctor at Premier Pediatrics?
    Comment:  We love Dr Patel (I think she’s just recently back from mat leave), Dr John (umm tevas anyone!), and the OG Dr Weinberger. (January 2021)
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 25-Apr-2021
    Subject:  Pediatricians in the neighborhood
    Comment:  We go to Premier Pediatrics on 4th Avenue and have been very happy there. It's a bit further but Pediatric Associates didn't take our insurance and we have never minded the distance. We see Dr. Weinberger but have been really thrilled with all of the doctors we've met. They take our concerns seriously but are very calm and non-alarmist. It's always easy to get sick and well visits. (January 2021)
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 25-Apr-2021
    Subject:  Best Pediatricians Park Slope
    Comment:  Having tried Tribeca Pediatrics, South Slope Pediatrics, and Premier Pediatrics, I would warmly recommend the last in the list. (December 2020)
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 25-Apr-2021
    Subject:  Do you have a pediatricians you like?
    Comment:  We went to Premier Pediatrics on 3rd Ave with our first when we lived in Gowanus— And we moved to Prospect Heights right after our second and are now going to Tribeca Pediatrics on Flatbush. Been very happy with both practices and both group of doctors. It’s really helpful to have a doctor’s office close by (within walking distance) for those times when you need to make a last minute sick visit appointment. (May 2020)
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 25-Apr-2021
    Subject:  Do you have a pediatricians you like?
    Comment:  We take our 23 month old to Premier Pediatrics on 4th Ave and love Dr. Sarnoff. Hillary, for BoCoCa, we’ve also heard wonderful things about Dr. Gilgoff and Dr. Aronov at Mt. Sinai at Cadman Plaza and Dr. Philippa Gordon on Court Street. I know easier said than done but try not to stress over this decision as you can always switch pediatricians very easily. Hope this helps. (May 2020)
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 25-Apr-2021
    Subject:  Pediatricians in Center Slope
    Comment:  We are 10-plus-year patients with Premier Pediatrics at 4th Ave and Warren and have always found them incredibly accommodating with same-day sick visits, which I really appreciated as a new parent. In fact, I remember them squeezing us in for a potential infant ear infection the day after Hurricane Sandy. Their office was packed because the Manhattan office had flooded badly, so patients and staff had all been bumped to Brooklyn, but they were cheerful and patient throughout what I am sure was a tough day. (October 2019)
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 25-Apr-2021
    Subject:  Pediatrician Recommendations - South Slope
    Comment:  I second Premier Pediatrics. We have been with PP for eight years (we have two children, a boy and a girl) and we think the practice is excellent. Top quality practice with smart doctors who take a no nonsense approach and have privileges at NYU. They do take time to listen and guide, though. Very supportive of breastfeeding. (December 2018)
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 25-Apr-2021
    Subject:  Pediatrician Recommendations - South Slope
    Comment:  Premier Pediatrics has pediatricians on-call for emergencies after hours (phone consults). We have been very with them - all their doctors are great). (December 2018)
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 29-Aug-2018
    Subject:  Pediatric Recommendations in Northslope
    Comment:  We're very happy with Premier Pediatrics, where we've been going since my first child was born 4 years ago. I don't mind seeing another doctor when we go in for a sick visit. For well visits (annuals) I try to stick with the same person, for consistency. I agree with the other things that have already been said in previous responses.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 29-Aug-2018
    Subject:  Pediatric Recommendations in Northslope
    Comment:  We are also happy with Premier. We haven’t had to wait more than 5min for well visits, and the on-call docs have always been responsive and attentive with call backs and follow up.We specifically wanted to go with a practice where the doctors were accessible and we wouldn’t primarily be seeing a nurse, and where we could see the same doctor consistently. Premier has delivered on all accounts. We see Dr. Patel, have seen Dr Riffle and Capiola as well, and would recommend them all.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 29-Aug-2018
    Subject:  Pediatric Recommendations in Northslope
    Comment:  Hi we go to Premier and see Dr. Weinberger but have had great experiences with the other docs for surprise sick visits.They have someone on call 24/7 and are really thoughtful and patient with parents. Warm friendly staff and we have never waited when we had to go for either sick or well visits.Big thumbs up from my two monkeys.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 27-Jan-2018
    Subject:  Lactation consultant, breastfeeding support groups?
    Comment:  I also had a great experience with the lactation consultant at Premier Pediatrics when my daughter was first born and we were having some issues with breastfeeeding.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 25-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Premier Pediatrics now offers this [lactation consultation] as part of their initial checkups. It was great!Based on 12/2016 birth experience
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 28-Dec-2016
    Subject:  Re: Kind of hate my pediatrician? Venting and looking for advice
    Comment:  We left our first pediatrician for the same reason. Cold demeanor and feeling scolded for calling after hours. We lasted one appointment and one call. When I phoned them to have our records sent over to our new pediatrician, they didn’t even ask why we were leaving. So I imagine it happens all the time at that place!We have been very happy with Premier Pediatrics. We see Dr. Julie Capiola and have had good experiences with other doctors there as well. Nurses and staff are lovely. Modern facility. We recommend.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 28-Dec-2016
    Subject:  Re: Kind of hate my pediatrician? Venting and looking for advice
    Comment:  We have been with Premier Pediatrics in North Slope since 2010 and have had to make that after-hours call on a few occasion. We've never had an issue. Our daughter mainly sees Dr. Julie Capiola, but we've seen a few of the other doctors in certain situations and all gave competent care with a professional, caring demeanor. Highly recommend this practice from our experience.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 28-Dec-2016
    Subject:  Re: Kind of hate my pediatrician? Venting and looking for advice
    Comment:  We are with Premier Pediatrics in north slope and they've been responsive with emergency calls and it's easy to get appointments and they are open until 7 pm.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 10-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Great Pediatricians post delivery. Make sure you set up a relationship in advance of delivery though so post-hospital tests (bilirubin) can be taken care of. Pediatrician does NOT have a comprehensive in-office lab. Insurance: Yes. Insurance has been easy.Based on a March 2015 birth
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 10-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  I love this place. Large practice so you often see a different doctor but that is OK. They are all great and I've had nothing but great experience here. Insurance:Based on a May 2015 birth
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 08-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Dr. Price at Premier Pediatrics Review: Dr. Price was excellent, he put us at ease, and guided us on weight gain and related issues. Insurance: Yes - no issues.Based on a August 2015 birth
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 08-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Barry price, Premier Pediatrics Review: We have been with Doctor Price for almost 9 years. I trust him completely with the care of my children and have only had good diagnosis and treatment thru the years. Other doctors in his practice are great as well! Insurance: Oscar insurance/no issues
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 07-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Review: I have been very happy with the practice. We have been using them for the past 3 years for both of my children. My primary doctor is Price but for sick appointments we have seen almost all of them and I have been happy. You very rarely wait when you have an appointment and I have never had a hard time getting fit in when the kids are sick. They also have morning weekend hours for sick appointments at either their NYC or Brooklyn location (it alternates). Insurance: YesBased on a March 2015 birth
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    On 27-Nov-2015
    Subject:  ISO: Pediatrician that is on time for appointments
    Comment:  Premier pediatrics on 4th Ave is rarely more than 15 min late.
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    On 07-Jun-2015
    Subject:  Pediatrician Recommendation
    Comment:  I love Premier Pediatrics on 4th and warren. Dr Weinberger is my favorite, very mellow and experienced.(Reviewed May 2015)
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    On 07-Jun-2015
    Subject:  ps39, ps107, ps372 ??
    Comment:  We are going to Premier Pediatrics NY on 4th ave and Warren st. I like all the doctors and love Dr Laura Polizzi They also have an office in manhattan(Reviewed May 2015)
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    On 07-Feb-2015
    Subject:  Re: ISO: Pediatrician that takes GHI
    Comment:  Premier Pediatrics on 4th Ave. and Warren St. takes GHI. You can request a particular doctor for well-child visits (we've stuck with Dr. Laura Polizzi, after seeing a few others on different occasions), but when your kid is sick you see whoever's available. Wait times aren't too bad, and (for good or ill) they have a TV in the waiting room on Sprout or Nickelodeon.
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    On 24-Aug-2014
    Subject:  ISO: Pediatric doctor for check up by next Friday
    Comment:  Premier Pediatrics (on 4th ave & Warren St) is very good about making appointments same day or within a few days.
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    On 17-Aug-2014
    Subject:  ISO pediatrician recommendations
    Comment:  We go to Premier Pediatrics on 4th Ave & Warren St(July 2014)
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    On 17-Aug-2014
    Subject:  Re: ISO pediatrician recomendations
    Comment:  We go to premier pediatrics on warren and 4th ave. They only accept patients who get vaccinated. They don't have a separate waiting area but they run on schedule so the waiting room is usually pretty empty and you get called in right away.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 24-Aug-2013
    Subject:  Re: Premier Pediatrics
    Comment:  I'll pile on the Premier Pediatrics love here. Our daughter just turned 2 and has been going since she was born - shortly after the 4th ave location opened up. We've had nothing but good experiences with them, from a totally frantic late-night call the day after she came home from the hospital (which Dr. Julie handled with incredible patience), to her well child checkups. We're actually looking at moving to the burbs and one of the things that we would truly miss is this practice.We see Dr. Polizzi as our regular doctor, and we think she's just great (though our experiences with basically everyone has been stellar). It helps that she has a daughter who is about a year older than mine, so she can offer advice from both the doctor's perspective, and as a parent who's just gone through it, on issues like pacifiers and potty training. I concur that we've never had a problem getting in day-of for sick visits.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 24-Aug-2013
    Subject:  Re: Premier Pediatrics
    Comment:  We've been with Premier since my almost 28 month was born & we now seeing them with my almost 4 month old. They have been wonderful in all areas (including insurance snafus and woes as a result of me now being part time with the DOE & getting kicked off each Sept & having to re-enroll). We love Dr. Polizzi who we see primarily & who I feel a good connection with because she also has a toddler & infant. We also like Dr. Sarnoff & Weinberger well enough. We've been happy with their wknd & after hrs call backs as well. Good luck!
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 24-Aug-2013
    Subject:  Re: Premier Pediatrics
    Comment:  We've been going to Premier Peds since my son was born, almost 7 months ago.We live across the street from them at their 4th ave location in Brooklyn so I figured if they were great, it was a no-brainer.What I love: The most I've waited for sick and well visits has been about 5 minutes and I can always get in day of. The nurse that's most recently given my babe shots is SO sweet and lovely-- and great with the kids I've had visits with ALL doctors except one and they've all given me comprehensive feedback on all my questions, concerns, etc. without making me feel rushed. The only doctor I haven't met is the new one, Dr. Patel, but I had to call the after hours line twice this past weekend and she was on call and was nice, informative and patient with me. They seem to be efficient with their visits because there's never a ton of sick people packed in the waiting room (which is great when your baby is well!) The docs all seem to be a balanced blend of conservative when they need to be AND liberal too. It feels like we've gotten advice that's more "this is what we recommend, but here's how you can tweak it to your parenting style"... unlike some other practices where you feel like you MUST do it this way or ELSE, the vibe of premier is definitely one that feels welcoming, manageable and not overbearing. Their Facebook page is updated frequently with various info and their Website is packed full of useful infoMy favorite docs are Dr. Jon Sarnoff, Dr. Deana Blanchard and our recent fave, Dr. Julie (Goes by this but last name is Capiola) Dr. Julie is BEYOND personable with an incredible bedside manner and outlook. She spends a ton of time talking, brainstorming and supporting... something I didn't really receive from my visit with Dr. Price *whom we saw quickly once when my son fell off the couch as a newborn :-(... he was a bit condescending and seemed busy. BUT perhaps it was just an off day or something.Everybody else has been awesome. And they're affiliated with NYU, so when we had to go to the ER for a severe respiratory infection, Dr. Sarnoff called ahead, we were seen immediately, and when my son was admitted to the PICU, his consistency of care was at a maximum because all the info was seamless and the doctors at premier do rounds there. SO helpful!What I don't love: There's one nurse who I haven't seen in months-- she never smiled and was not very personable. But it was just somebody who took the weight, length, etc. so not a huge deal The office staff is nice and 98% of the time on top of things, but one time, my son's vaccine info had been inputted incorrectly from the prior visit. It was easy to fix, because we knew it was his a visit where he received whatever standard vaccine was given... but it was a bit odd how that a mistake was made. No complaints, just something I figured I'd mention.THE KICKER: a doctor is available to answer urgent calls 24/7 no questions asked. The answering service is amazing. And oftentimes, day or night, they will connect you with a doctor WHILE YOU WAIT on the phone! AND they have office hours on Saturdays AND Sundays. What more could you ask for?Good luck! Hope this helps.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 24-Aug-2013
    Subject:   Re: Premier Pediatrics
    Comment:  We LOVE Dr. Julie Gallambardo at Premier Pediatrics. She's terrific.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 24-Aug-2013
    Subject:   Re: Premier Pediatrics
    Comment:  Our daughter is only 10 weeks old, but we have been with PP since she was born. We've seen Doctors Polizzi, Price, Blanchard, and Patel, and are happy with all of them... though I personally felt the best connection with Dr. Polizzi. Their office is clean and tidy, the staff is great, we've never had to wait more than 5 minutes in the waiting room, and they are very transparent about their views and policies. They even text me before each visit with a link to info on what to expect at the office that day.Hope this helps!
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 24-Aug-2013
    Subject:   Re: Premier Pediatrics
    Comment:  We absolutely LOVE Premier Pediatrics. Dr. Price is our main doctor and is amazing however, we have on occasion seen Dr. Sarnoff and Dr. Polizzi who are also both great. We have only met Dr. Weinberger on 1 occasion but he has been the Dr. on call a couple of times for us when we needed to speak to someone after hours. Our experience with him was not as great but I believe he may work mainly out of the Manhattan office since I have never seen him in Brooklyn.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 24-Aug-2013
    Subject:   Re: Premier Pediatrics
    Comment:  I have been going to Premier Peds for over a year now and what I have found from going there is within the organization you need to find the doctor that best suits your needs. I adore Dr. Julie, Dr. Polizzi, and Dr. Blanchard. My son has been very sick a few times and they see you right away and will call you back within 10 minutes after hours.I recommend this practice.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 09-Jan-2013
    Subject:  Re: Best Pediatrician
    Comment:  We're another rec for Premier. We've been so happy with their care through crises both normal (the stomach bug, a fall on the stairs) and a little more extreme (a staph infection at less than 1 week old). They are really thorough and careful without being alarmist, have a friendly support staff and a nice office location. We've seen all the doctors at this point and found them all great, but we most frequently see Dr. Sarnoff. And I've found it very easy to schedule sick visits on short notice or reschedule well-visits with about 24 hours lead time. If this makes a difference, you should know they are pro-vaccination and won't accept you as a patient if you plan to not vaccinate your child.I've also been very pleased with the various specialists Premier has referred us to--some at NYU, some at Cornell.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 09-Jan-2013
    Subject:  Re: Best Pediatrician
    Comment:  We also LOVE Premier Pediatrics. We see Dr. Blanchard but they're all very kind and patient. I've also called numerous times after-hours (my daughter had big swelling bug bites on her legs, she had a fever one time, etc.) and have always gotten great, patient advice and they've always told me I could bring her in the next morning if I felt it was necessary. They've never told me I had to wait for 3 days or anything like that. My appointments are always on time and the waiting room is never crowded.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 09-Jan-2013
    Subject:  Re: Best Pediatrician
    Comment:  Our daughter is only seven months old, but we have been happy with our Premier experience so far. We saw all the doctors in the beginning and chose Dr Polizzi. Her personality was the most like mine and my husband's, but we liked and trusted all the doctors. We have never done a sick visit, but have called after hours twice. Each time we've gotten great, patient advice without feeling like we're putting anyone out. I like that when you call after hours you get one of the doctors.We have also called during office hours with questions about sleep and we have gotten an extremely thorough, helpful response each time. I never would have thought to simply call with questions that weren't directly medical, but Dr Polizzi has encouraged us during our well visits to do that. It's been so much help to us.We never wait more than five minutes.Like I said, we've only been at this for seven months, but they've been great to us and for us so far.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 09-Jan-2013
    Subject:  Re: Best Pediatrician
    Comment:  We also love Premier Pediatrics. Our two year old daughter has seen Dr. Julie since birth, and we have had an entirely positive experience. I would definitely recommend the practice.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 09-Jan-2013
    Subject:  Re: Best Pediatrician
    Comment:  We use Premier and see Dr. Weinberger most of them time. We have had a wonderful experience there and would definitely recommend them!
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 09-Jan-2013
    Subject:  Re: Best Pediatrician
    Comment:  I've been extremely happy with Premier Pediatrics for the past 24 years. Sylvain Weinberger is our main doctor, I'd say, but we've experienced them all. Knowledgable, skilled, kind, excellent kid-side manner. Able to deal with standard stuff very well, but we've had some relatively serious and unusual issues as well. I never felt that I was referred to a specialist unnecessarily or that they tried to handle something themselves where a specialist ought to have been called in. Great with adolescents as well as babies/toddlers.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 01-Oct-2012
    Subject:  ISO pediatrician that accepts GHI
    Comment:  Premier Pediatrics accepts GHI. We've been happy with our experiences there.June 2012
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 01-Oct-2012
    Subject:  ISO pediatrician that accepts GHI
    Comment:  Premier pediatrics on 4th and warren. The doctors there are all amazing. We see Dr Price.June 2012
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 03-Dec-2011
    Comment:  We've been with Premier since our now 4-year-old was born, and we are very happy. In the last 2 years, we've mainly been seeing Dr. Gallambardo, and I highly recommend her! Despite working in a very busy practice, she clearly remembers my daughter every time we come in, and she really takes the time to listen to our concerns and answer all of our questions. She has wonderful bedside manner, with both children and their parents. I can't speak highly enough of her!(October 2011)
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