GAY FRIENDLY PEDIATRICIANS IN NYC
When it comes to pediatricians, any parent will tell you finding a doctor that is friendly, trustworthy, and accessible is invaluable, especially in the big bustling busyness of New York City. Add making sure your pediatrician is comfortable with gay parents, and finding a great pediatrician becomes even more important. The idea is to not only find a pediatrician or office that will remember your child’s name, but one that you’ll be able to call in the middle of the night should your child have a nasty-sounding cough. Below is a list of practices and doctors (in alphabetical order) that have been recommended by gay parents in NYC. If a specific doctor wasn’t named in the referral we just list the name of the practice.
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS FAMILY PRACTICE
Charles Berk, M.D.
185 Montague St
Phone: (718) 624-6185
Insurance Accepted: Aetna, Elder Plan, Health Plus, Affinity, Fidelis, Horizon, Americhoice, GHI, Medicare, Blue Cross, Great West, Neighborhood, Care Plus, Guardian, Oxford, Center Care, Health Net, United, Cigna, HIP,1199
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS PEDIATRICS
Jana Dehovitz, M.D.
15 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 (Brooklyn Heights)
Phone: (718) 237-2122
Insurance Accepted: Aetna, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Child Health Plus (BCBS ONLY), Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Great West Health Cigna, Healthnet, Oxford Health Plans, Nippon, United Healthcare, United Healthcare Community Plan
145 Henry Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 858-4924
Insurance Accepted: Aetna. Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield – PPO, HMO, POS
& Child Health Plus, Cigna PPO, POS, HMO, GHI- not HMO, Guardian, Healthnet, HIP, HIP Child Health Plus, Empire Plan, Oxford, Magnacare, United HealthCare- PPO, POS & Community Plan, PHCS, Multiplan
Margarita Aranov, M.D.
Hugh Gilgoff, M.D.
97 Amity Street, 1st Floor
Phone: (718) 780-1821
Insurance Accepted: Contact their office.
PARK SLOPE PEDIATRICS
1 Prospect Park West, Suite A
(between Union and President streets)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: (718) 636-3960
Insurance Accepted: Contact their office.
PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES OF NYC
David Horowitz, M.D.
317 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 725-6300
20 Plaza Street East
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: (718) 857-5500
Insurance Accepted: Aetna, Cigna, Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield: PPO, EPO, or Bluecard ONL, First Health, Guardian, Greatwest, Healthnet, Horizon BCBS ONLY, Humana, Multiplan (No Atlantic Plans),Multiplan/PHCS (No UHC Empire Plan), Oxford (No Liberty Plans), PHCS, United Healthcare (No UHC Empire Plan),Unicare (subsidiary of BCBS PPO)
Sylvain Weinberger, M.D
Jon Sarnoff, M.D.
Julie Gallombardo M.D
110 4th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: (718) 369-0817
Insurance Accepted: United, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Cigna, GHI
PYTLAK & O’CONNOR MDS
Erin Dalton, M.D.
35 Monroe Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11201-2602
Phone: (718) 834-1007
Insurance Accepted: Anthem Health PPO, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO/Federal Employees, Oxford Freedom Plan PPO, United Healthcare Commercial Plans, Private Health Care Systems (PHCS/PPO), Multi Plan Network, *Empire Government Plan NOT accepted
ELIZABETH SCHWARTZBURT, M.D.
33 8th Ave
Brooklyn NY 11217
Phone: (718) 622-1120
Amy Glaser, M.D.
60 8th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11217
Phone: (718) 636-0019
Insurance Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Child Health Plus, Cigna, Guardian, Healthnet, Oxford, PHBS, One Health Plan, The Empire Plan, United Health Care, GHI, Fidelis, Magnacare
Maja Castillo, M.D. (Chelsea Office) Read our Interview with Dr. Castillo
247 West 26th St.
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (646) 666-8666
Other gay-friendly office locations in Jersey City, Tribeca, Williamsburg, Boerum Hill, Park Slope, Upper East Side, Fort Greene , Long Island City
Insurance Accepted: Too many to list here! See the full list here.
Editor’s Note: Shout-out to Jen, who was recently in need of a pediatrician for her young daughter, for pulling this list together. Read her interview with the Pediatrician she decided on (and is very happy with), Dr. Maja Castillo, here.
Many other Pediatrician recommendations on this list came from knowledge passed down on gay parent listservs, so if you see any out of date information, or have any other suggestions for improving or adding to this list, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us.