Poll any parenting group in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn (voted the best place to raise children in NYC, by the way!) and you'll find a vast 90% or so divided between the two most popular pediatric practices in the area, GPM and DeVito. Some love 'em, most are satisfied, but an increasing number have had it up to here (you can't see me, but my hand is like way up in the sky), with Gabriel's big bribery scandal earlier this year being the icing on the cake!
Timing literally couldn't be better for the new kid on the block: Tribeca Pediatrics! They may be new to Bay Ridge (they're also opening up a Ditmas branch soon), but they are well established in other nabes with 5 locations in Manhattan, 5 in Brooklyn, 1 in Queens, 1 in NJ, 2 in California (random!), and you'd be hard pressed to hear a single negative comment from any of their patients.
Their website boasts:
I cannot personally attest to these being true, but omg how nice would on-time appointments be!?? I kid you not, we have waited well over an hour on multiple occasions for a scheduled well-visit at our doctor's office! Ugh!! One mom friend of mine who goes to their Park Slope location says she's never waited longer than 15 minutes for an appointment, calling after hours puts you straight through to the on-call doc rather than an answering service, and she always gets a response to an e-mail within 20 minutes. Wow. Just wow!
OK, without further ado, here's the info I have on the upcoming Tribeca Pediatrics office in Bay Ridge:
OPENING: August 26, 2014
LOCATION: 6927 3rd Avenue (ridiculously close the Bay Ridge Ave subway station!)
TELEPHONE: (347) 947-7790
DOCTOR: Karen Moalem, MDDr, a board certified pediatrician, is a graduate of Brandeis University and Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of Connecticut after a research fellowship year in Northern Argentina. Dr. Moalem is fluent in Spanish, and joins Tribeca Pediatrics from the faculty practice at Maimonides Medical Center. She resides in Bay Ridge with her family.
NURSES: There are 8 listed on the website, where you can see their photos and brief intros.
They will be holding "Introduction to the Practice" sessions starting on August 26 at 5PM. You can register here. I will definitely be attending one of these sessions. I'm satisfied with our current pediatric practice, but wouldn't it be great to go somewhere you love? Where you never question your provider's advice or wait endlessly for an appointment you made months ago? Certainly Tribeca Pediatrics can't be perfect, but here's hoping it's a giant step in the right direction for families of Bay Ridge! Fingers crossed and arms open - welcome to Ba(b)y Ridge!!
*Disclaimer: this is not a sponsored post and I have received no compensation for it monetary or otherwise. I heard the rumor that Tribeca Pediatrics was coming to Bay Ridge and simply reached out for more information, which they were of course happy to convey!
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I'm a NYC metro area mom blogger living in NJ with my Japanese husband & our 3 kids (twins plus 1). This blog is chock full of product reviews, family travel guides, and giveaways galore! It's also home to Bay Ridge Families, and several guides focused on kid-friendly activities and guides to South Brooklyn, Hudson Valley, and New Jersey, as well as family-friendly destinations beyond the NYC area (check the menu bar!)