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Replying to Topic: Can you recommend a good pediatrician in Brooklyn (Flatbush)?
Created On 1/2/07 4:55 PM by brooklynmom


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brooklynmom
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Hello all,

Our family is horrified by a recent sudden passing of our absolutely amazing, gifted, most special pediatrician. We have been blessed to find him after some very frustrating experiences with a number of doctors, and he cared for my two girls (as well as our whole family) with amazing love, dedication and patience for the past four years.

So while mourning our loss, I am apprehensively searching for a new provider. I know I won't find anyone like our previous doctor, but our family needs someone who is a great diagnostician, really knows what is going on with the kids and presents parents with different options. Also, I do ask a lot of questions ( I like to be informed), so the doctor must have a good bedside manner and be patient. I prefer a doctor who does not push antibiotics and will be respectful of other forms of medicine (chiropractic, etc).

If you know of anyone in Brooklyn (preferrably in Midwood, but not a must), please respond with details.

I am really very nervous about starting this process again, as I trusted my kids' doctor so much. I can really use your help.

Thanks so much.
 
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Hi Brooklynmom:
I am sorry that I cannot recommend anybody in the Midwood area, but I can certainly sympathize with you. My family also lost our very devoted, excellent pediatrician when she relocated to Hawaii approximately 2.5 years ago. This came about after she 'serviced' my family/children for over a decade with patience, excellence, love, and always an ulterior concern for me, the mother of these kinderlach.
Who was this pediatrician in Brooklyn who died? I wonder whether I knew of this doctor.
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Just remembered - Dr. Chana Gelbfish is supposed to be excellent. Have you heard of her? She is in Flatbush. There is also a Dr. Deechek (spelling?) who is supposed to be great too!
 
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Hello Down,

Thanks for taking the time to write. The name of our pediatrician was Dr. Steven Fries. Here is a link that can give you just a glimpse of the giant of the man this doctor was (scroll down to see all the comments): http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/?p=4378.

I have gotten a couple of referrals and will check out these two doctors in the next few weeks: Dr. Kevin Norowitz and Dr. Jeffrey Teitelbaum. I used Dr. Ditcheck before and wasn't happy. I have heard of Dr. Gelbfish and will try her if I do not like either of the doctors above.

Thanks again.
 
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very hard to find any dr. who doesn't overprescribe antibiotics, vaccines, etc. and respects alternative medicine. med school is funded by pharmaceutical companies so it's hard to get out of that mindset not to mention the fear of being sued. good luck to you.


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i know of a pediatrician-Dr. abberbock. he is very into helathy options, and does NOT push for medicine- his number is 1-718-645-7337. he is located at east second and ave. M


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Originally posted by: hashemknows
i know of a pediatrician-Dr. abberbock. he is very into helathy options, and does NOT push for medicine- his number is 1-718-645-7337. he is located at east second and ave. M




I heard of many people who are happy with this practice


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I used him many years ago and was very unhappy but maybe for you it'll be a good match.


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