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

3rd floor

Brooklyn NY

Phone: (718) 624-6185

Web: www.bhfponline.com

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

Web: www.brooklynheightspediatrics.com

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

HEIGHTS PEDIATRICS

145 Henry Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: (718) 858-4924

Web: www.heightspediatrics.com

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

LICH PEDIATRICS

Margarita Aranov, M.D.

Hugh Gilgoff, M.D.

97 Amity Street, 1st Floor

Phone: (718) 780-1821

Web: www.ichpediatrics.com

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

Web: www.parslopepediatrics.com

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

and

20 Plaza Street East

Brooklyn, NY 11238

Phone: (718) 857-5500

Web: www.pediatricassociatesnyc.com

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)

PREMIER PEDIATRICS

Sylvain Weinberger, M.D

Jon Sarnoff, M.D.

Julie Gallombardo M.D

110 4th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217

Phone: (718) 369-0817

Web: www.premierpediatricsny.com

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

Web: www.ebemds.com

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.

(family doctor)

33 8th Ave

Brooklyn NY 11217

Phone: (718) 622-1120

SLOPE PEDIATRICS

Amy Glaser, M.D.

60 8th Avenue

Brooklyn, NY, 11217

Phone: (718) 636-0019

Web: www.slopepediatrics.com

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

TRIBECA PEDIATRICS

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

Web: www.tribecapediatrics.com

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.

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