About Us

About Us 2017-06-02T12:29:09+00:00

Your concerns are our concerns. Our job is to know and understand your whole child and help you understand your child too. At Downtown Pediatrics we recognize that kids don’t come with rulebooks, so we want to be there for you and help you discover what makes your children unique and what makes them tick. Our families know they can come to us with all their child-health concerns. Just call us. We use the phone the way it was intended.

Your Child’s Health and Happiness Matters to Us!

Insurances Accepted

As of January 1, 2015:

  • Aetna (HMO and PPO)
  • Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield (HMO & PPO) We will be in-network with the Pathways products sold on the health exchange as of 01/01/2015 (Pathway, Pathway x, Pathway Enhanced and Pathway X Enhanced)
  • Cigna
  • Oxford Freedom only (note- we do not accept Oxford Liberty)
  • PHCS (Private Healthcare Systems)
  • United Healthcare  (only the commercial plans, not the community plans)

Note the only products offered on the health exchange that we accept are the Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways plans listed above.  We do not accept the Blue Priority Network nor any other products from other insurance carriers.

What Parents Say

The doctors at Downtown Pediatrics are very capable and always returns phone calls. In the first year, we had no idea what we were doing with our son, now 5. We’d call about feeding, crying, behavior, bathing—everything. We had a zillion questions, and she was extremely patient with us. She was our go-to person for how to take care of this little creature.

Jonathan O’Donnell, Financial District

I have a 13-month old, and my criteria in looking for a pediatrician was: someone who would be available and someone who would return my calls and wasn’t going to make me feel rushed. I can honestly say I found all that. In the first year, your pediatrician, is more than just a doctor, they are your life-line. All the doctors at DP are SO supportive of my first-time mom nonsense. They always say, ‘call us anytime if you have questions.’ And I do. Every five minutes I have another question about breast-feeding. But they never make me feel like I’m being a pain in the you-know-what for asking. They were very supportive and have given me the guidance I need without being militant about it. For instance, they tell me I should take her pacifier away, but they don’t judge me if I don’t do it immediately. They are great about informing me and advising me about shots, and they call me back within minutes.”

Julie Galucci, Battery Park

Payment Policy

Payment (including co-payment) is expected at the time of service.  For your convenience we accept MasterCard, Visa and debit cards in addition to cash payments.  Receipts can be provided for flex-spending accounts and at the end of the year for tax purposes.

Insured Patients:

We will bill your visit directly to your insurance provider if you supply an updated proof of insurance at each visit. Please note that the insurance policy is between you and your insurance provider; we are happy to file the claim for you, but the balance is your responsibility if your plan does not pay after 30 days. Any amount not covered by your insurance policy is due immediately after you receive your first invoice from us.

If you are not enrolled with one of the above insurance companies we will provide you with an itemized receipt of your visit (including all diagnosis codes) for you to submit to your insurance company for out-of-network reimbursement.