Ratings for Dr. Jennifer Cohen
Dr. Cohen has been our kids' pediatrician since their births (they are ages 4 and 1 now). We think she's great - responsive, encouraging, and knowledgeable. My only criticism (and it's a minor one) is that she may tend to veer a bit towards the "better safe than sorry" side of the practice of medicine, which may be perfect for some patients, but can sometimes feel a bit alarmist to me. We are often referred to see various specialists just to check something out, and then we worry over the possible results only to be told there's nothing to be worried about. I get the sense that maybe a different pediatrician may take more of a "wait and see" approach rather than ordering a battery of consults and tests. Nonetheless, i that kind of zealous approach to diagnostics appeals to you, then she's perfect!
My daughter had her 1st visit with Dr. Cohen at just 1 day old. The experience was terrible. Dr. Cohen was rough, rude and vocally judgmental of our birth with a midwife, rolling her eyes & sighing. It was completely unprofessional. When she handled our baby roughly, causing her to cry, Dr. Cohen was visibly irritated asking "doesn't she have a pacifier or something?". I was shocked. Our daughter had mild jaundice and when I asked to wait a few days before getting further blood work to see if it would go away on it's own since her levels were very low she told me I could be responsible for giving her brain damage & asked me if I would feel badly about that. I got a 2nd & 3rd opinion. Both told me I would be fine to wait. I'm not sure why she chose to work with children. She was completely void of compassion & should seriously consider finding another profession. This has bothered me for a year and a half. I think anyone considering putting their children in her care should reconsider.
Dr. Cohen has been a fantastic dr. We have been seeing her since 2004, after bringing home our micro-preemie. First off, we were passed on as new patients by other dr's in the area, due to my son's health issues. Several did not want to deal with the extra care he would need during that first year. Dr. Cohen took us on, and gave us many MANY phone consults without any additional charges. She is very good with both my sons, and is straightforward with parents. Her time is precious, which makes all the extra time with her very much appreciated. Her office staff is friendly, and I have never had an issue getting a same day appointment when needed. Her advice Nurse, Lydia, also very prompt at returning those important calls to worried parent, and I have never been charged to speak with her.
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- A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461 (Grad. 1998)
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