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South Slopers who are tired of trekking across the wilds of Brooklyn for a pediatrician have a new option on Fifth Avenue between 12th and 13th Streets. South Slope Pediatrics, the private practice of Dr. Hai Cao (formally of Park Slope Pediatrics) opened its doors to the public on July 16, joining the new Premier Care urgent care center (5th Ave and 8th) and the not-new rival TriBeCa Pediatrics on the suddenly-booming South Slope medical strip.
According to their website, the new office, complete with separate waiting areas for sick and well patients, strives to evoke a small town clinic feeling in the heart of the bustling city:
At South Slope Pediatrics, we believe that family comes first. We take a common-sense approach and try to avoid unnecessary interventions, and we only prescribe the necessary medications when your child is ill. We believe in the importance of diligent follow-up with our patients until they recover fully.
Admittedly, there are very few pediatricians who’d say that they don’t take a common-sense approach and don’t care about your family, but still — there’s always something reassuring about hearing it spelled out.