How should we contact Premier Pediatrics after the delivery?
If you deliver at Beth Israel or New York University, please let your OBGYN know that you have chosen our practice and the nurses will call us and we will attend to your baby during the post-natal hospital stay. If you deliver at an outside hospital, just call the office and schedule your first appointment.
When should we schedule our first appointment?
The first visit is within 2-3 days of leaving the hospital. We are available to check infants sooner for various conditions such as jaundice or feeding issues.
Do you need to choose a specific physician?
We consider your child as a patient of the practice. If you do have a strong preference for a particular provider, we will accomodate your request for well visits but not for emergency visits.
What is your policy for weekend coverage?
We do not have official weekend office hours. The office can be opened on Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays to accomodate sick children if it is felt to be urgent, at the on call doctor’s discretion.
What should we do in case of an emergency?
If you feel your child is having a life-threatening emergency, please dial 911. If your child is having symptoms that cannot wait until the following day, please call Premier at any time and the phyisician on call will be paged.
What is the current American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendation on banking of cord blood?
Please click on this link (private and public cord blood banking
) for the most recent AAP position on cord blood banking.