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Dr. Mziya Itzkevitch, MD

Pediatrician

Professional statement

Dr. Itzkevich is a graduate of Moscow (Russia) Medical Academy. She completed her pediatric training at Brookdale Medical Center and subsequently worked for Brookdale Pediatric Emergency for fifteen years. Her valuable experience with underserved and underinsured children has made Dr. Itzkevitch a superb clinician and caring pediatrician.While Dr. Itzkevitch enjoys challenging patients and emergency medicine, her other interests include primary care, nutrition and homeopathic medicine. Due to her extensive knowledge and ability to think outside the box, Dr. Itzkevitch is often able to recommend home remedies and herbal treatments as alternatives to medication. Dr. Itzkevitch’s staunch dedication to children’s health has earned her many honors including publication in the Journal of Emergency Medicine and a thriving private practice in Forest Hills, New York.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • AmeriGroup

Specialties

  • Pediatrician

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • New York Hospital Queens

Board certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

Education and training

  • Medical School - Russian National Research Medical University named after N. I. Pirogov
  • The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Fellowship in Pediatrics

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Georgian

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1902992027

Office locations

Mziya Itzkevitch

71-36 110th Street, Suite 1E

Forest Hills, NY 11375

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Amazing Pediatrician. My children love her and she has holistic approach and guidance.
Less than 1 year ago
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One of the professional, best, kind Doctor. She find the Sloution on first visit and there is no need to go again and again. She is so kind with kids. I prefer her to every one looking for the Pediatrician.
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She was kind and patient. She is a great child’s doctor.
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I had a wonderful visit with the Doctor for my son. She was professional, warm and listened to our needs, questions, etc. My dissatisfaction with the overall service comes from the office staff and setting. The front desk staff is lessthan friendly and rather rude, one of the staff members entered my son's information into the computer system incorrectly, the nurse assumed I spoke Russian based on my appearance and you have to pack out your baby's dirty diapers as they stated that their ventilation is poor and they do not allow diapers to be thrown away in their facility. The waiting room is cramped, dimly lit and the toys are old, broken and in need of replacement. If the actual Doctor wasn't as lovely and fantastic as she is, I would give this a very low rating and probably never return, however the care and advice she provided for me and my son was of such high quality that I will look past the downfall and most likely return to her.
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Caring and Loving Doctor! I have taken my 2 kids to her and always received outstanding services. At times wait was long, but services always makes up for it. Dr. Itzkevitch made a hospital visit when my second daughter was bornand cared for her as if she were her own child. A+++++++
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The place is too small. I will not recommend this place. Long wait
More than 1 year ago
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the best Pediatrician ever!
More than 1 year ago
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I love the actual doctor!! Staff wasn't as nice unfortunately, well 1 or 2 exceptions.
More than 1 year ago
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She is a doctor who truly cares about your child, she even answers you texts if its emergency! Who else does it? She is the best.
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It is always a pleasure to visit the doctor. She is very patient, excellent doctor.
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It is always a pleasure to see her. She is kind of far from me (about 1 hour) but I really don't care because she is so kind and patient with my kids.
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My daughter been seen here since 2 months old. I love dr itzkevitch because she listen to parents input on care and suggests food source nutrients over synthetic. Only negative would be the front staff is little sluggish and needs a push sometimes.
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Great doctor, she seems to really know her stuff and is the first pediatrician I've met who is truly breastfeeding friendly! Long wait but worth it.
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The waiting time is normally between 10 - 45 mins but it is absolutely worth the waiting. Dr. Itzkevitch is very patient and caring. My son loves her!
More than 1 year ago
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Wonderful, very warm and caring. Makes kids comfortable and have time to talk to you. My kids become her patients.
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The doctor is a very nice person and gets along very well with kids. You can see that she is very popular because she has many patients and Saturdays, can be quite busy. I am glad I found her on ZocDoc.
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My husband and I like Dr. Itzkevitch. She's very caring and is good with our baby. However, we found her office staffs unprofessional/unfriendly and thought it's very odd.There are always three to four staffs sitting at the front desk but theynever pay attention to patients who walk in unless you talk to them. One girls is always playing with her phone. They need some kind of professional training.
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Fue la primera consulta, nos atendieron rápido y la doctora fue muy amable con mi hijo, sabe como tratar con niños, estoy conforme y definitivamente recomendaría sus servicios.
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she's excellent she appears to love what she does, she treats her patients like family. highly recommend.
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This was our first visit and thankfully a very routine one, but I like the doctor and we'll be coming back. She was attentive and thoughtful in her approach to treating.
More than 1 year ago
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She very good. I sm glad I changed my sins doctors. Very nice and caring too. My son felt very safe with her.
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Dr Itzkevitch is very profesional and very good with children.
More than 1 year ago
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Always pleasant wouldn't trade her
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Always best service possible.
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The only complaint I have is that they don't confirm the appointments on zocdoc. Every time I come in after making an appointment thru zocdoc they say I'm not on the schedule and give me a hard time and tell meto call for appointments because they don't use zocdoc even if I have a confirmation email and text. What is the point of being on zocdoc and allowing us to make appointments if they don't acknowledge the appointments.
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Dr. Itzkevich is a nice and professional doctor. Very easy going and finds her way to kids. She doesn't dramatize the issue and is very responsive to your issues and needs.
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Dr. Itzkevitch is great with my daughter. She's patient and kind, and really good at putting a very nervous 8-yr-old at ease.
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Amazing doctor. Highly recommended
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Most of the staff is great but 1 or 2 can get rude when their under pressure because the office is busy. Other than that one time I have had great experiences
More than 1 year ago
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Great atmosphere, friendly staff, efficient and didn't feel rushed.
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I love Dr. Itzkevitch and the PA. They are very sweet to my 5 month old. Dr. Itzkevitch is very knowledgeable. She always takes time to answer all the questions. I definitely recommend her!
More than 1 year ago
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I brought my daughter to see the PA. I was a half an hour early for my appointment and still had to wait over an hour to be called in and over a half an hour in the room itself forthe PA after the assistant weighed and measured my daughter. I've never waited like this when seeing the actual doctor.
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Great doctor :)
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Love this gem of an office; but had been here before, so I wants concerned about getting another "intellectual moron of a physician") ** again, I took a lot of time to check in online, AGAIN, they did not have ANYof the detailed notes and info I spent 45 minutes writing & filling out DOCUMENTS & FORMS FROM ZOCDOZ, AND AGAIN!!! WE WERE NOT ON THEIR SCEDULE IN ANYwe were not anywhere on their books/schedule!! Thankfully, they accommodated us and
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She really is amazing. the wait time fluctuates. It could be right away, or it could be over an hour (though rare).
More than 1 year ago
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I went last minute because I needed her to see my daughter right after work and also for my son who needed a letter before going back to school and she was great. Very Professional and Concerned.
More than 1 year ago
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She's an amazing pediatrician. Really nice, caring and males everyone feel comfortable. Would recommend her to anyone looking for a pediatrician in the Forest Hills area
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great pediatrician
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We have been going over to Dr. Mziya for the past 3-4 years for both of my kids. She is affiliated with LIJ and is extremely Nice, Intelligent and Caring. It's never hard to get in touch with her. She respondsquickly and is very empathetic. I would highly recommend her as Pediatrician for your Kids.
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She was a nice doctor. Knew how to deal with kids and looked professional, though we didn't go for illness, so hard to tell.
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It was very good i will continue taking my daughter to dr. Itzkevitch
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It was very pleasant. AWSOME team.
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An excellent doctor, we couldn't be happier! I love how much attention she pays to each of her patients!
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She's a great doctor. My son feels very comfortable around her and expresses himself openly around her. I would definitely recommend her!
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Pros: Dr. Itzkevitch is attentive, caring and able to effectively communicate medical concerns with a young child. A great pediatrician who demonstrates what "standard of care" means. I recommend her without reservation. Cons: The clinicmakes appointments but patients are seen based on severity of the situation (i.e.: a sick child will be seen before a healthy child), thus, even if you have an appointment, be prepared to wait.
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The wait time was unacceptable ( an hour and 45 minutes to be exact) The staff at the front desk was very rude ( the receptionist was talking on her cell the entire time). I asked for a transfer form, sothat my previous doctor can forward my daughters record and they didn't know what that was!!! So the receptionist asked why I wanted the information from the previous doctor and I said because it was important and if I was a doctor I would want to know my patients medical history. So she fabricated one on Microsoft word and I honestly don't think she had any intentions of faxing it. The doctor was nice and superficial. Asked very little questions about my daughters history and didn't give her a complete check up. I literally has to ask all the questions (that is can you check her lungs, how is her weigh, etc). If I hadn't relocated to the neighborhood I would have stayed with my old pediatrician which was excellent. However, I won't be coming back. I will keep looking until I find what I look for in a doctor.
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Great personality, very easy to talk to. The staff was comprised of teenagers who were not very professional. I walk in with my daughter and the girl at the desk did not say hello and did not look at me. Completelydisregarded us, did not even look up at us. I guess her Facebook chat was more important.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Itzevitch, you should give all pediatricians training courses on how to get their little patients to enjoy a doctors visit! You're the best!
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The place is a little snug but we didnt wait long. The staff was really nice and she was very kind and informative! We left feeling great because it was our first child first visit to the pediatrician. She is apreemie and now i feel at ease that she is healthy and gaining weight! Five stars i give *****
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