Uptown Pediatrics

John Larsen, MD

Beth Cohen, MD

Ivanya Landon Alpert, MD

Jennifer Cerasoli, MD

Michelle L. Klein, MD

Emese Szirtes, RN, IBCLC

New Patients

Your First Visit

Welcome to Uptown Pediatrics! We are very happy that you have chosen our practice, and we look forward to getting to know you and your child in the years ahead.

In order to save time when you arrive, we ask that you please take the time to fill out our new patient forms before your visit.

Newborns: If you have a newborn, be sure to bring a copy of your own insurance information. Your baby will be covered under your insurance for the first thirty days, but must be enrolled with your insurance carrier as soon as possible. Unless you do this within the first thirty days after your child is born, the child will have no insurance coverage under your policy!

Try to remember to bring any records from the hospital, as well as a "diaper bag" with diapers, a change of clothes, and a bottle of formula if you are not breastfeeding. Finally, be sure to let the receptionist know that you have a newborn so that they can direct you to the newborn waiting area which is away from other children.

Patients transferring from other offices: For older children who are new to the practice, please bring copies of your child's medical records, particularly vaccinations, with you. The receptionist can make a copy of these to add to your child's chart while you are waiting to see the doctor. Also remember to bring your current insurance card with you. This will help us expedite your insurance verification and help us get you seen as quickly as possible.

Prenatal Visits

Congratulations! You are about to embark on one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences of your life.

We know how important it is to find a pediatrician that you feel comfortable with, and we welcome you to come in and meet with us before your baby is even born. Prenatal visits allow expectant parents to get acquainted with a doctor, tour our office, and ask questions regarding the birth of your baby. If you would like to schedule a prenatal visit, please contact the office and we will be happy to schedule one at a time that is convenient for you.

Please note that you do not need to register with our office before your baby is born. If you would like one of the physicians at Uptown Pediatrics to be your baby's doctor, simply notify us when the baby is born and we will be happy to schedule an appointment with you in our office. We recommend that your baby's first check-up be scheduled for two to three days after you leave the hospital.

If you are delivering at Mount Sinai Hospital, just let your obstetrician know that you have chosen our practice to care for your baby. The hospital will notify our office when your baby is born. One of our pediatricians will be in to see you and your baby within twenty-four hours of your delivery.

Key Forms

New Patient Registration Form*
Financial Policy Form*
Parent/Guardian Request to Access Patient Portal*
Consent to Treat without Parent Present*
Teen Confidentiality*
Request for Copy of Medical Records*
Records Request from Another Office*

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