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:
- Same day appointments
- 24/7 direct access to a doctor
- Prompt responses to phone calls
- Evening and weekend office hours
- On-time appointments
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!
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.
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!!