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    South Slope Pediatrics

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    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 18-Mar-2021
    Subject:  ISO Primary Care Physicians in Park Slope
    Comment:  We recently moved to Park Slope and started using South Slope Pediatrics at the recommendation of the family who were moving out of our unit. We've been super happy there - they seem warm and lovely and responsive, and it's been easy to get appointments (at least easier than our pediatrician on the UES, who took months to find an open slot with). We got a chance to meet all the pediatricians and they seemed lovely - we went with Dr. Cao and had a great first appointment experience.Two things to note: first, they have you interview before you're admitted to be patients at the practice. We didn't know what to expect here, but basically they give you a lot of space to meet all the doctors and ask questions (we didn't really have any, honestly, and they seemed fine with that, but I did get the sense that other parents ask more things...). They also used this time to convey practice rules and make sure we were on board with getting our kid his vaccines on the recommended schedule, which works for us as we very much want all the vaccines. They do seem very strict about the vaccine schedule, so if you're hoping for flexibility this might not be the practice for your family.Second, they asked for full medical history with notes, which was difficult to get from our old pediatrician. South Slope can't be blamed for this, of course, but something to be prepared for - we were allowed to join the practice, but then couldn't book anything until those records came through.
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 15-Mar-2021
    Subject:  Pediatrician
    Comment:  I would highly recommend South Slope Pediatrics. They are wonderful!!
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 21-Jan-2021
    Subject:  Any recommendations for a good pediatrician in South Park Slope?
    Comment:  South Slope Pediatrics, again. It's a beautiful office. Their doctors are excellent and their staff always friendly. They seem to have great Covid precautions too.
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 21-Jan-2021
    Subject:  Any recommendations for a good pediatrician in South Park Slope?
    Comment:  Ditto!! We have been seeing Dr Cao for more than 5 years and he and the practice are wonderful!!
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 21-Jan-2021
    Subject:  Any recommendations for a good pediatrician in South Park Slope?
    Comment:  We absolutely love South slope Pediatrics! Everyone there is so warm and welcoming. We have Dr. Copenhaver , Dr. Acosta and Dr. Cao and they have all been wonderful and helpful.
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 21-Jan-2021
    Subject:   Any recommendations for a good pediatrician in South Park Slope?
    Comment:  Re: South Slope Pediatrics -- we actually had a very negative experience with Dr. Cao when our son was a newborn. We found him to be rushed and abbreviated, and he gave us hasty and partial information and recommendations. Perhaps he's better for older kids. That said, I've heard good things about the other doctors in the practice.
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 21-Jan-2021
    Subject:   Any recommendations for a good pediatrician in South Park Slope?
    Comment:  South slope pediatrics! We’ve been with them since my son was 4 and even though our beloved Dr Wilson-Taylor left the practice, we’re still very pleased with the care and attention kiddo gets.
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 21-Jan-2021
    Subject:  Any recommendations for a good pediatrician in South Park Slope?
    Comment:  We are big fans of South Slope Pediatrics. Dr Cao has built an amazing practice with absolutely wonderful doctors, nurses and support staff. We see Dr Copenhaver and LOVE her.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 28-Oct-2020
    Subject:  Pediatrician recs please!
    Comment:  We had a quite negative experience with South Slope Pediatrics with our then-newborn, with one of the doctors, and have spoken to another family who did as well, in similar ways. Happy to discuss if it would be helpful for anyone to hear a different experience.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 28-Oct-2020
    Subject:  Pediatrician recs please!
    Comment:  South Slope Pediatrics is a wonderful place, if you are anywhere near South Slope/5th Avenue. Everyone there is so friendly and nice!
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 15-Oct-2020
    Subject:  Pediatricians
    Comment:  We've been at South Slope Pediatrics for three years since bringing home our 32 weeker in 2017. We've been happy with all the doctors there but especially Dr. Copenhaver and Dr. Cao.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 15-Oct-2020
    Subject:  Pediatricians
    Comment:  We do South Slope and are happy with it!!
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 20-Apr-2020
    Subject:  2020 Review
    Comment:  We have two boys under 5 years old, and both are at South Slope Pediatrics. We could not be happier with this doctor's office and strongly recommend it to others. We chose this office because we felt it was able to provide a really high level of care while keeping a small town feel. The staff clearly enjoy working together and are organized and responsive, especially with school forms. Both of our kids see Dr Wilson Taylor, whose calm, unhurried demeanor has always worked for us. She's been great about responding to phone calls as well as messages via the portal. We've had our share of emergency after hours calls as well, and the doctors have always been reassuring and informative, taking the time to explain things and answer questions. We have friends who love Dr Cao, and we've seen Dr Copenhaver on occasion and loved her as well. Could not recommend highly enough.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 24-Mar-2020
    Subject:  Pediatrician In Park Slope Recommendations
    Comment:  South Slope Pediatrics on 5th Ave at 12th St is a great group practice. Dr Copenhaver is terrific but will be on maternity leave for a few months. We've also seen Dr Wilson Taylor who is wonderful. You can't go wrong.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 23-Feb-2020
    Subject:  Pediatrician?
    Comment:  We go to South Slope Pediatrics and LOVE them! We happen to have Melanie Wilson-Taylor as our go-to and we are very happy with her. For sick visits you can be placed with any of the doctors (Cao or Copenhaver - and I believe they have added a 4th who we haven’t been with yet) - they are all excellent. They are located on 5th ave betw 12 and 13th. They aren’t super laid back about referrals to specialists and will advise you if you need follow up testing rather than taking a wait and see approach. I like that they are on top of development and err on the side of caution by ruling out with any testing. To my understanding through clients that I have they have gotten a fair amount of transfers from other practices, and I don’t know where it currently stands with them accepting new transfers. I have heard they are slowing down with that but I haven’t asked directly. They do not allow any flexibility with the vaccine schedule and will not take you on if that is something you wish to push for. It was more worth it to us to be with them than go somewhere else to delay vaccines as we preferred the practice. We have been with them since our first newborn visit with our first child. (September 2019)
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 23-Feb-2020
    Subject:  Pediatricians
    Comment:  I also use South Slope for my 2-year-old and think it's a great practice. Highly recommend. Congrats to all the new parents out there!
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 23-Feb-2020
    Subject:  Pediatricians
    Comment:  I use south slope and love them. I have nothing but good things to say. I have also never had to wait very long. If you have specific questions let me know. (November 2019)
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 23-Feb-2020
    Subject:  Pediatricians
    Comment:  We just had a meet and greet with South Slope Pediatrics yesterday and found them to be great.I was going to meet with a few others in the area but a pediatrician friend who used to live in Park Slope highly recommended SSP so we are going with them! (November 2019)
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 30-Dec-2019
    Subject:  Pediatrician Recommendation in Windsor Terrace/South Park Slope?
    Comment:  I’ll second South Slope Pediatrics! Both my kids see Dr Wilson Taylor, but we also love Dr Cao and Dr Copenhaver. The office is bright and cheerful, and the staff are clearly a strong team with a great helpful vibe. Could not be happier!
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 30-Dec-2019
    Subject:  Pediatrician Recommendation in Windsor Terrace/South Park Slope?
    Comment:  Love everyone at South Slope Pediatrics esp Dr Cao. Our kids end up seeing all 3 of them and they're all great
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    On 28-Mar-2019
    Subject:  Vegan Friendly Pediatrician
    Comment:  We go to South Slope Pediatrics since my son was born and we never had any issues with his veganism. The doctors there acknowledge it and make no specific comments about it. It is accepted as is.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 28-Mar-2019
    Subject:  Vegan Friendly Pediatrician
    Comment:  We love Dr Cao at South Slope Pediatrics. We've been with him over ten years. Our whole family (three kids) are vegetarian and he's never batted an eyelash at it. He may just recommend a vitamin supplement, but I think a lot of doctors will recommend for most kids in general, especially during the "picky eating phases." But I will admit, I've gotten lazy with my third and haven't given her a vitamin supplement regularly and her one-year blood test came back with perfect iron levels.The practice is extremely well run with a friendly, knowledgeable staff. You can private message me if you have any more specific questions. I think you will find that most doctors in the area will not have a problem or concern with raising a vegan or vegetarian child.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 28-Mar-2019
    Subject:  Vegan Friendly Pediatrician
    Comment:  We see Dr. Cao and Dr. Wilson-Taylor at SSP, and they've never had an issue with my vegetarian 1 year old. And in general...we love the practice and would recommend them to anyone!
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 28-Mar-2019
    Subject:  Vegan Friendly Pediatrician
    Comment:  I second Dr. Cao (for this and many other reasons)! We didn't ask beforehand when we toured about being vegan but when we started talking solids at 6 months he mentioned it and was like "good for you".
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 28-Mar-2019
    Subject:  Vegan Friendly Pediatrician
    Comment:  I second Dr Cao at South Slope Pediatrics. I can't remember the context, but he suggested soy milk, has never brought up cow milk. And he doesn't know we are (mostly) vegetarian.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 28-Mar-2019
    Subject:  vegan Friendly Pediatrician
    Comment:  I totally agree about South Slope Pediatrics!! They're very hands-off about parenting choices in general. And they're vegetarian-friendly at least--I had heard stories from other parents about being encouraged to infoduce meat after the one-year iron test, so I was really hoping my child's levels would be fine. I was visibly relieved when I got the (excellent!) results, and Dr. Cao was like, "What were you so worried about? She eats beans, doesn't she?" ??
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 28-Mar-2019
    Subject:  Vegan Friendly Pediatrician
    Comment:  This has been a non issue for us (mostly vegetarian). In general, I have found south slope pediatrics to be non intrusive about parenting choices. I like Dr. Wilson-Taylor. so many kids have allergies and sensitivities these days that peds should be able to advise on balancing a diet that's not omnivorous...until your toddler decides that she eats only bananas and rice and there's not much to discuss.
    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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!
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    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.
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    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
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