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    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 07-Jan-2019
    Subject:  Pediatrician
    Comment:  Another shout out to Dr. Copenhaver at SSP! She's really had our backs through some rough times!
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 07-Jan-2019
    Subject:  Pediatrician
    Comment:  We’ve been incredibly happy with Dr. Copenhaver at South Slope Pediatrics. It would not be an exaggeration to say that her input and guidance have been essential to us. She helped me figure out breastfeeding when I couldn’t get my baby to latch during his first week. She encouraged me to get a second opinion from a specialist after I had a bad gut feeling about the first one, which led to a diagnosis that would have been missed. This level of support brings me such peace of mind in their care.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 07-Jan-2019
    Subject:  Pediatrician
    Comment:   am in love with the team at South Slope pediatrics. They are professional, timely, and kind. As a ftm I have really felt supported and “in the know” (as much as you can be) while working with them. They also do meet and greets so you can meet their three drs before choosing one that will stay with you and your kiddo.Can’t speak highly enough about them!
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 17-Dec-2018
    Subject:  Pediatrician Recommendations - South Slope
    Comment:  We have also seen Dr. Cao for 13 years and highly recommend him and anyone in his practice.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 17-Dec-2018
    Subject:  Pediatrician Recommendations - South Slope
    Comment:  We were between the two as well when we were expecting our son. We ultimately chose South Slope Pediatrics because it felt so warm and welcoming. I like that one of the doctors is always on call at night and on the weekends.Our son has chronic respiratory issues and I feel comforted knowing all three doctors are well informed with his case. They've also been supportive when we've wanted to see specialists and have helped us find the right ones. They've even pushed us to get second opinions when they felt we weren't getting the right guidance from a specialist. They've been a rock in our storm these past 3 years!
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 17-Dec-2018
    Subject:  Pediatrician Recommendations - South Slope
    Comment:  Also can’t recommend South Slope Pediatrics enough. We’ve seen both Dr Cao and Dr Copenhaver and they’re both great. You can set up a new patient tour with them. When we did it Dr Cao sat with us and answered every question we had, and there were quite a lot of them. We’ve made it through a full year with our son in full time daycare now and every time anything happened that we needed to see a doctor for (which was frequently that first winter around all those little germ vectors), they got us in within 24 hours, usually the same day. They have always been patient with our questions and very helpful for us as first time parents and also not alarmist about anything. They do not negotiate about vaccine schedules though, if that’s a thing for you.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 17-Dec-2018
    Subject:  Pediatrician Recommendations - South Slope
    Comment:  I cannot recommend South Slope Pediatrics highly enough! They are wonderful. We've been seeing Dr. Cao for 13 years, since our son was born, and he has been incredibly helpful and effective with all my sons health needs. He's also super nice and great with kids. We've also seen many other doctors, nurses, etc when coming in for sick visits and all have been terrific. They are very organized and you don't have to wait long.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 22-Sep-2018
    Subject:  Pediatrician advice
    Comment:  We love South Slope Pediatrics! Dr. Wilson-Taylor is our sons' doc and she's wonderful. Also all of the nurses and administrative staff are amazing. They run it really smoothly. We've had to see other docs there on 2 occasions when we had "emergencies" and they were both incredibly positive experiences. I absolutely cannot recommend them enthusiastically enough!
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 06-Jul-2018
    Subject:  2018 Review
    Comment:  We see Dr. Cao as our primary, but have seen the other two doctors for sick visits. I honestly would not be able to pick a favorite amongst them. They are wonderful and fantastic with children. They take the time to answer questions and the office is well run. Wait times are literally only minutes if there is a wait at all.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 10-May-2018
    Subject:  2018 Review
    Comment:  Dr Wilson Taylor at South Slope Pediatrics was super helpful with my daughter's reflux, which showed up just a few days after she was born. The reflux lasted until my daughter was 6 months old, but we were able to manage it through my own diet with Dr Wilson Taylor's support!
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 10-May-2018
    Subject:  2018 Review
    Comment:  We love South Slope Pediatrics. Dr. Copenhaver is our PCP, but we have also seen Drs. Cao & Wilson-Taylor. They are knowledgeable and put you at ease with all the first-time parenting worries that we have. Highly recommended.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 10-May-2018
    Subject:  2018 Review
    Comment:  We just had our first child 3 months ago and using South Slope Pediatrics is one of the best parenting choices we've made (we were also debating between them and Tribeca, with Tribeca being closer to our house). They've been super warm and welcoming, and their patient portal email service makes it easy to get in touch with a Dr for all those new parent freakouts - they've always gotten back to us within 24 hours or less, even on silly questions.I'd also note that they're super strict about running on time, which was great especially for the newborn phase. We've always been ushered right into a room upon arrival and only once was the Dr a few minutes late (for which they apologized repeatedly).I'm sure all the doctors there are great, but we've been happy we went with Dr. Copenhaver as she's a recent new mom herself.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 10-May-2018
    Subject:  2018 Review
    Comment:  We love South Slope Pediatrics too! We typically see and really like Dr Wilson Taylor, but all three physicians are personable and knowledgeable. The nurses are awesome. The appointments run on time, and they’ve been accommodating when we need to be seen urgently.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 10-May-2018
    Subject:  2018 Review
    Comment:  My son, now 2.5 yo, has been Dr. Cao's patient since he was born. Dr. Cao has great depth of experience and knowledge, and also is very personable. We've also had good experiences with Dr. Copenhaver. And practice is well run.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 10-May-2018
    Subject:  2018 Review
    Comment:  We can't say enough great things about Dr Wilson-Taylor at South Slope Pediatrics. She is a true hero and the entire office is wonderful.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 10-May-2018
    Subject:  2018 Review
    Comment:  We've had a great great experience so far with the practice. My daughter is 2.5yo and my son is 1mo. Both are patients of Dr Cao and he has been excellent. As someone in health care myself, I can say that Dr. Cao is extremely knowledgeable and communicative. We've also see Dr. Wilson-Taylor for sick visits and found her to be wonderful as well. They all take the time to explain everything and put you at ease. I've also used their online app to communicate and found that all of the doctors are prompt with their replies. We really love this practice and are so happy to have found it!
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 10-May-2018
    Subject:  2018 Review
    Comment:  I love South Slope Pediatrics. We are new to the neighborhood but just switched to South Slope Pediatrics after a first appointment elsewhere. We see Dr Copenhaver and really like her a lot. She’s smart, responsive and nice. We saw her when our daughter got a scary bug and threw up for a week straight. She handled it (and my worries) like a pro. I highly recommend them.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 10-May-2018
    Subject:  2018 Review
    Comment:  We've had a great great experience so far with the practice. My daughter is 2.5yo and my son is 1mo. Both are patients of Dr Cao and he has been excellent. As someone in health care myself, I can say that Dr. Cao is extremely knowledgeable and communicative. We've also see Dr. Wilson-Taylor for sick visits and found her to be wonderful as well. They all take the time to explain everything and put you at ease. I've also used their online app to communicate and found that all of the doctors are prompt with their replies. We really love this practice and are so happy to have found it!
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 10-May-2018
    Subject:  2018 Review
    Comment:  We've been with South Slope since the day our daughter was born in 2013, and super happy with the care she has received from all doctors and nurses there.I emailed at 10pm to set up an interview when I was pregnant, and Matteo responded within an half hour. During our interview he covered every question on my very long list, and then some! Dr Cao is patient, thorough, and friendly.We have seen the office grow with the addition of Dr Wilson-Taylor and Dr Copenhaver, and they are amazing doctors as well. We have used the emergency line only a few times, and I cant tell you how great it is to know we can reach a trusted doctor if something comes up. Nurses are great, and also very patient. Appointments are on time, and never an issue getting in to see a doctor when she has been sick.It really is a very tight-knit group, and if you follow them on Facebook you will see their investment in their team as well as the community - it is quite impressive and inspirational.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 10-May-2018
    Subject:  2018 Review
    Comment:  I've seen all the doctors and find them all to be patient, understanding, intelligent, and not patronizing. They've always taken the time to thoroughly understand the problem, make sure my child is comfortable, and answer all my questions.Their staff is also amazing, and they make an effort to be inclusive, friendly to people of all walks of life, and generally good hearted, warm, kind people. They have a Facebook page which is a lot of fun and are very transparent about their lives. Really makes you feel like you know them.I've never waited more than a few minutes to see a doctor for regular check up appointments. Same day sick appointments sometimes have a greater wait time.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 10-Mar-2018
    Subject:   CPR training for nanny
    Comment:  South Slope Pediatrics has free monthly CPR classes.
    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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