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    Premier Pediatric
    Premier Pediatric
    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 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
    Reviewed by
    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.
    Reviewed by
    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.
    Reviewed by
    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.
    Reviewed by
    On 17-Aug-2014
    Subject:  ISO pediatrician recommendations
    Comment:  We go to Premier Pediatrics on 4th Ave & Warren St(July 2014)
    Reviewed by
    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)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 03-Dec-2011
    Comment:  We've been seeing Dr. Price for 8 years and 3 kids. I also love Dr. Weinberger and Dr. Sornoff and have seen others on sick visits who have been great. Highly recommend if you can manage the trek!(October 2011)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 03-Dec-2011
    Comment:  We have been using Premier since our son was born (7-1/2 years ago!). Can't believe it's been that long. We love the practice. The girls that run the show are great and so are the doctors. They have had a couple of staff changes over the years. Our regular doctor is Dr. Price; however, we have seen Dr. Sarnoff and Dr. Weinberger as well. Only complaints: parking is a bit difficult by the Brooklyn office and they are not affiliated with NYMethodist Hospital. Otherwise, highly recommend them!(October 2011)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 03-Dec-2011
    Comment:  We have also seen every doctor in the practice and have had very positive experiences with everyone too. Our infant daughter's "regular" doctor is Julie Gallombardo. If you deliver at NYU, a pediatrician from the practice will be able to see the newborn in the hospital after delivery.(October 2011)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 03-Dec-2011
    Comment:  We've had the opposite experience [response to review below]. We love the nurses and front desk staff, even since the move. Just goes to show that experiences truly vary from practice to practice and day to day. (October 2011)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 03-Dec-2011
    Comment:  Love the doctors, hate the staff. I think they added people when they moved and expanded, and the new front desk people and at least one of the medical people (ones who weigh, measure and give shots) are just terrible -- I wouldn't mind either rude + efficient or nice + inefficient, but the last two visits we've been getting both mistakes AND terrible attitudes. We're seriously considering switching my daughter to our family g.p. because of it. (October 2011)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 03-Dec-2011
    Comment:  We are very happy with Premier Pediatrics. We see Dr Weinberger and really like him. He always answers all our questions and never rushes us. I feel like we get as much time as we need and his full attention which I appreciate as a first time parent. We have used the after hours line as well and always get a call back quickly and the Dr on call has always been pleasant and reassuring. I would highly recommend them. (October 2011)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 03-Dec-2011
    Comment:  Love them! And one of the best parts -- I have seen every doctor in the practice and they are all good (so you can't go wrong no matter who you choose).(October 2011)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 03-Dec-2011
    Comment:  Our family loves Dr. Sarnoff at Premier. We've been with him since our 2.5 year old was born and we really, truly adore him. Patient, thorough, answers our list of questions at every visit. (October 2011)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 29-Oct-2011
    Comment:  We go to Premier Pediatrics and have been very happy--they are very supportive of breastfeeding. (June 2011)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 17-Oct-2011
    Comment:  We've had great experience with Premier Pediatrics on 4th ave and Warren st.We go to Dr. Weinberger, but have seen other doctors in the practice when we've needed last minute appointments, and they were all excellent. (May 2011)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 26-May-2011
    Comment:  Premier Pediatrics is AMAZING! They are always accommodating and I never feel that I'm imposing or asking a ridiculous question. Our son has had some issues with his ears and they've been wonderful with weekend calls and ensuring that our son's symptoms are taken care of so he isn't suffering.We've seen all the doctors there and their data systems are very thorough so that all the doctors are up-to-date on what's going on.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 09-May-2011
    Comment:  We recently moved from out of town, and was referred to Dr Weinberger by our neighbors with kids. Although there was a bit of a wait for the appointment, the office was a great find. They have always been attentive to my kids acute and chronic conditions, ie asthma, eczema, fevers, etc. Calls are returned promptly. Also their referrals to specialists have always been helpful and reliable. Our family highly recommends this office.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 16-Apr-2011
    Comment:  we have GHI too and we use Premier Pediatrics (Warren & 4th Ave) and are very happy with the practice and each and every one of the doctors.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 30-Mar-2011
    Subject:  Dr. Gallombardo - Review from 2011 PSP
    Comment:  Dr G is extremely effervescent, young, smiley and very beautiful--it's almost a bit much. The thing is though, she's completely earnest about her job. She genuinely loves kids, she's very experienced (with newborns especially), empathetic and sensitive at tough times and right on the money with every diagnosis so far (we're worriers and we've sought specialist second opinions on several occasions). We love and trust her completely, and our son absolutely adores her. INSURANCE: Oxford Freedom --excellent experience with all areas of admin.
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