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Dr. Rimma Pozdnyakova, MD

Pediatrician

Professional statement

Rimma Pozdnyakova, MD has dedicated her career to improving healthcare for disadvantaged populations through patient care, teaching and advocacy. Dr. Pozdnyakova has been practicing general pediatrics in New York City since 1995. Her areas of expertise include treatment of childhood asthma, counseling high risk adolescent patients, and obesity management. Currently, she is actively participating in New York City Department of Health’s initiative to improve dental health in the pediatric population. Dr. Pozdnyakova was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. She graduated from Leningrad Pediatric Medical Institute in 1984. In 1995 she completed her residency at Downstate and Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Pozdnyakova worked as a pediatric attending physician at Staten Island University Hospital until 2001. She opened her private practice in 2001. Dr. Pozdnyakova received numerous awards during her career. She was named America’s Top Pediatrician by the Consumer’s Research Council of America from 2004 to 2010. She received Community Provider of the Year award from Kings County Hospital in 2010. In addition, she received a certificate of achievement for outstanding efforts in achieving high pediatric immunization coverage from the City of New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in 2011.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan

Specialties

  • Pediatrician

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Hospital affiliations

  • Kings County Hospital Center
  • Staten Island University Hospital - North Site

Board certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

Education and training

  • Medical School - Saint Petersburg State Pediatric-Medical University
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Kings County Hospital Center, Residency in Pediatrics
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Staten Island University Medical Center, Residency in Pediatrics

Awards and publications

  • America's Top Pediatrician 2004
  • America's Top Pediatrician 2007
  • America's Top Pediatrician 2008
  • America's Top Pediatrician 2009
  • HHC Top Coummunituy Provider of the Year- Brooklyn- 2011

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1386748465

Office locations

Gentle Touch Medical

9708 Seaview Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11236

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Great visit!
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They are very lazy and slow. I do not recommend this pediatrics because for simple things like filling out a form they would have you waiting hours then just tell you come another day. They are very unorganized and the people at the desk are rude not cooperative.
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Love her and her staff. Many of my family members go to dr.rimma for their children. Even when my kids get shots she comforts them in a loving way as if they're her own children. She knows the patients and parents.It's not difficult to get an appointment. The wait is usually minimal and the care is so personable. I've referred many parents to her because I really love the way she cares for my 2 yr old and 11 yr old.
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Yes is wonderful!
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Love Dr Pozdnyakova she was my pediatrician Doctor When I was young 15 ,16 years. she has always been super awesome at her job. she was gentle and sweet , Took food care of my baby we were in and out in no time. Perfect Dr great staff
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Dr. Pozdnyakova remains my family pediatrician for over 18 years. Even after moving out of state (for 5 years), she still remembers us. She is knowledgeable, personable with great bedside manners. I highly recommend Dr. Pozdnyakova and her staff!
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Luv her
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Today was best visit among all visits we had. Unlike past visits, staffs were extremely friendly, polite and professional. Doctor also was different (positive) today and took enough time to explain.
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She is great and her staff is amazing! They made me feel important and did everything I needed for my daughter! Would highly recommend
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She was very nice gave a lot of information
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The staff is very friendly and professional and the wait time was very quick.
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She has been my daughter’s pediatrician for soon to be 11 years, my child loves her! She has a great bedside manner and the staff is great too!
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Good , trained and professional staff, efficient and well run practice. My daughter was seen by the Dr. Rimma Pozdnyakova right after paperwork formalities were completed. Very pleasant and knowledgable physician with good bedside manners. We accomplished everything and had our concernes answered. Thank you.
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Dr Pozdnyakova is the best she's been in my life for over 20 years she's amazing we need more doctors like her that genuinely care for the person and not what kind of medical coverage they have. God bless you doctor
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Except the harsh front desk lady, it was a nice and pleasant visit specially making an appointment in a very short notice.
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This was our first visit with this doctor and she was really nice and also very informative. She took the time to explain everything she was doing and why. She also answered all of my questions and I had many. Overall I was happy with this visit.
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She's been my daughters doctor for ten years!, she's wonderful with her!
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I love Dr. Rimma she was my pediatrician and now she's my daughters. She is very thorough and listens to each concern. No complaints!!
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In my opinion, Dr. Rimma Pozdnyakova is the best at what she does! She is polite, considerate, professional, accurate in regards to medical information, and treats your children as if they were her own.
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It was good.
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I've know her for many years now, she's a great doctor!
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She was amazing. Courteous staff.
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She's very kind and patient.
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Dr. Rimma was very kind and welcoming.
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It was another pleasing visit :). Thank you
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Thanks for waiting for us as we were 13 minutes late (while I wanted to outsmart traffic and it backfired). The visit was quick and no waiting. Overall very satisfied. However, it's a shame they don't accept credit cards! Cash isthe last thing I love to carry in my wallet.
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