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Qualifications and Experience
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.
Verified Patient Reviews
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 less than 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.
The place is too small. I will not recommend this place. Long wait
I love the actual doctor!! Staff wasn't as nice unfortunately, well 1 or 2 exceptions.
It is always a pleasure to visit the doctor. She is very patient, excellent doctor.
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.
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.
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.
the best Pediatrician ever!
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.
Wonderful, very warm and caring. Makes kids comfortable and have time to talk to you. My kids become her patients.
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.
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.
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 they never 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.
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!
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.
She very good. I sm glad I changed my sins doctors. Very nice and caring too. My son felt very safe with her.
Dr Itzkevitch is very profesional and very good with children.
Always pleasant wouldn't trade her
Always best service possible.
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 me to 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.
Amazing doctor. Highly recommended
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.
she's excellent she appears to love what she does, she treats her patients like family. highly recommend.
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.
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
Great atmosphere, friendly staff, efficient and didn't feel rushed.
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 for the PA after the assistant weighed and measured my daughter. I've never waited like this when seeing the actual doctor.
Great doctor :)
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 ANY of 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
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
It was very good i will continue taking my daughter to dr. Itzkevitch
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.
It was very pleasant. AWSOME team.
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!
An excellent doctor, we couldn't be happier! I love how much attention she pays to each of her patients!
She's a great doctor. My son feels very comfortable around her and expresses himself openly around her. I would definitely recommend her!
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 clinic makes 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.
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 responds quickly and is very empathetic. I would highly recommend her as Pediatrician for your Kids.
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, so that 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.
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. Completely disregarded us, did not even look up at us. I guess her Facebook chat was more important.
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!
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 a preemie and now i feel at ease that she is healthy and gaining weight! Five stars i give *****
Always a pleasure! Dr. Itzkevitch is the real deal. My children respond so well to her. It's like walking into family's house, she hugs them and treats them like little people and gets them to agree to things they don't want to do like get their ears checked and actually get an injection. A++++ so happy I found her here on zocdoc.
She got my 4 year old to take a two shots without crying or being fearful, that alone made me a true believer. As we were walking to get the shots, Dr. Itzkevitch said let's go get our shots and my daughter said c'mon mommy I gotta get my shots, sat still, took her shots and got her surprise the doctor have her. Overall an excellent experience. Dr. Izkevitch is the BEST!!!!
She was very good with my daughter. I would recommend her.
Very nice staff, nurses and Doc. If your in the BPC/Tribrca area its a convenient, intimate and professional office.
She's a very good doctor
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.
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 born and cared for her as if she were her own child. A+++++++
There's something so special about Dr. Itzkevitch, she really is the best pediatrician I have found. The connection she has with her little patients is commendable. I never feel rushed, she's so informative. I can't say enough good things about her. Occasionally there is a lengthy wait, but she's well worth the wait. Highly recommended! Try her you'll love her too.
We are new patients and we found Dr. Itzkevitch to be very friendly and attentive. She was good with our daughter and made her feel at ease.
Very sweet doctor.
She's a great doctor. Very helpful, very kind and personable
Dr. Itzkevitch is wonderful! She's very sweet and answers any questions which might arise. During our first visit she provided us with her office card, personal email and personal cell phone number so we could contact her at any time. As a first time mother, she makes me feel very at ease because she DOES answer when you text her a question or email her! (and very promptly might i add) The only downside is sometimes her office can ber very busy, as any other, so you may have to wait. I've been seen in 15 mins or 1 hr. It does depend on what time and day of the week that you schedule. Her staff is very nice as well. I would definitely recommend her to anyone!
She was very sweet and great with kids. Her staff was as well very presentable and very energetic...all smiles. My son felt very comfortable.
She really is amazing. the wait time fluctuates. It could be right away, or it could be over an hour (though rare).
I think she was great. She seemed very knowledgable, she was kind and caring - exactly what we were looking for. I will definitely go back to her, I just wish she had a discounted parking rate with her local parking garage.
It was great...my 1 1/2 year old daughter surprisingly loved her!!!
This was our first visit, I have a two and half year old son. She tried to make him feel so comfortable and spoke to us in regards our concerns and listened to our problems. I don't write reviews but after have bad experiences with two other pediatricians, this was necessary. The wait time was really long but the staff told us to leave the number and allowed us to go for a walk instead of waiting there and making our son really uneasy which was excellent. She provided us with her cell phone number and so that we can always get in touch with her no matter what time. I was really impressed and definitely recommend her.
It was a great experience having Dr.Mziya as our Pediatrician.She is such an efficient doctor.
We are enjoying our monthly appointments since my son was born. Very knowledgeable and informative sessions. Great pediatric care.
Dr. Itzkevitch is a great pediatrian. Very warm and sweet to my daughter and talks directly to her to find out what the problem is, which goes a long way when adjusting your child to a new doctor. Also had a concern my daughter broke her finger when it was slammed in a door. To ease my worry she sent me to the emergency room, which her husband happens to be the ER pediatric doctor so she called him in advance so when we got there we just had to check in and we were seen immediately to get an X-ray done. Very happy to have found her!
Very nice people!! The doctor was great and did her best to communicate effectively with me!
Great doctor !! did not feel rushed, very knowledgeable, definitely A keeper.
she is great !! she works well with you especially if you are a non vaccinated family.....
I liked and the most important my son love!
I'm very fortunate to have such a wonderful and caring physician for my girls. No matter how busy they may get they make sure they answer all your questions and provide your child with TLC. My girls actually enjoy their visits!
Very nice people made me feel comfortable and very professional
i love the positive energy and Dr.Mziya she is wonderful along with her staff.
very patient and knowledgable!