• Beach Pediatrics

  • (516) 897-5000

  • Welcome to Beach Pediatrics

    Our office is conveniently located adjacent to the TJ Maxx shopping center and across the street from Nemo's. The N15 bus stops directly in front of the office, opposite Montgomery Avenue.

    Beach Pediatrics would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your loyalty and support. We appreciate you continuing to allow us to meet your child's needs.

    Meet the Doctors

    About Dr. Jonisch

    Dr. Jonisch is a board certified pediatrician. She attended Binghamton University and then Milton S. Hershey Medical School at Pennsylvania State University. She completed her Internship and Residency at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Jonisch has had a private practice in Atlantic Beach, Long Beach and Island Park since 1984. She is married with five children, twelve grandchildren and has two dogs. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, jazzercise and yoga. 

    About Dr. Rina Jonisch Jaffe

    Dr. Rina Jonisch Jaffe is a board certified pediatrician. She graduated Binghamton University, summa cum laude and then attended Sackler School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency at North Shore University Hospital. She has practiced pediatrics and adolescent medicine in Long Beach, Island Park and now in Oceanside at Beach Pediatrics since 2001. She is married , with two daughters and a new puppy. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, going to Bruce Springsteen concerts and playing basketball.

    About Alisa Minkin, M.D.

    Dr. Minkin is board certified in Pediatrics. She attended Johns Hopkins University followed by New York University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Prior to joining Beach Pediatrics, Dr. Minkin worked in private practices in Brooklyn and Queens. Dr. Minkin has a special interest in developmental and behavioral problems in children and adolescents. She completed the CAP-PC mini-fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is married with six children and a bunny. In her spare time, Dr. Minkin enjoys cooking, reading , and playing games with her children.

    About Lauren Shinder, M.D.

    Dr. Shinder is a board certified Pediatrician. She received her B.S. from Cornell University in 2000. She then went on to obtain her M.D. from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY in 2004. She did her Pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in Bronx, NY. Prior to joining Beach Pediatrics, Dr. Shinder had been living in Houston for 2 years where she worked in a private practice. She has been with Beach Pediatrics since our days in Island Park. When she is not at work, she is spending quality time with her husband and 3 kids, family and friends.

    About Christopher Cuccia, M.D.

    Dr. Cuccia is a board certified Pediatrician. He received his B.S. at the University of Rochester and then went to SUNY Upstate Medical University for his M.D. degree. His residency was completed at Stony Brook University Hospital in 2006. Prior to joining Beach Pediatrics he was working at a federally qualified Health Center in Mount Vernon, NY. He is married with one beautiful daughter (who rules the house). He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, biking, running, and reading adventure novels. Yankee games are great too!

    Office Policies

    Thank you for choosing Beach Pediatrics to care for your child.  We welcome you to the practice and look forward to caring for your child.  Please take a moment to read through the web site and office policies.  Be sure to contact your insurance company (if applicable) to inform them that you have chosen Beach Pediatrics for your primary care doctor.

    Our office complies with HIPAA Regulations, also known as patient privacy rights. This policy is posted throughout the office. If you would like a copy please request one from the reception area.

    Well Visits:

    Our doctors are happy to provide your child with preventive well care.  We carefully monitor growth and development and screen for illness and problems with questionnaires, screening tools and lab tests, and immunize against infectious diseases.

    Newborns will be seen 1-3 days following discharge from the nursery then,

    2 weeks for weight check and the following well visits:

    1 month

    2 month

    3 month

    4 month

    6 month, then every 3 months through age 2 yrs

    2 1/2 year

    3 year, then every year until age 22 years

     

     

    Teenagers will be screened for “teenager issues” and will have time to discuss concerns in private with their physician.

    When your child has an annual physical they will be given a New York State health appraisal that is good for one year, and can often be used for school and camp.  If you are requesting any camp forms other than during your child’s annual physical there is a $5 fee.

    Co-pays:

    Co-pays are due at the time of your visit as required by your insurance company.  Mailing out bills is time consuming and costly.  If you did not bring payment with you or the responsible party is not at the visit, please call the office by evening with a credit card number, pay on line or bring payment in the next day.  If payment is not made within 48 hours, there will be a $10 surcharge added to the visit.

     

    Phone calls:

    Our doctors are happy to return your call. Many call backs are made during lunch (1-2) or at the end of the evening session.  If your problem is urgent please let the staff know.

     

    Cancellation policy:

    Because we like our patients to enjoy prompt visit times, we will confirm your check ups in advance.  Please arrive on time and understand that if you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you may be asked to reschedule your appointment.  If you need to cancel a check up we ask you to try and give us 24 hours notice.  For those appointments not cancelled within this time frame, we regret to inform you there is a $25 charge.

     

    Remember to always check our Facebook page for any changes in our office hours or office closures.

    Our friendly staff will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

    Please advise the office of any specific concerns or questions. Thank you.

    The office is open 7 days a week. Our regular hours are:

    Hours

    Monday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    Tuesday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Wednesday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    Thursday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Friday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Saturday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Sunday 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    We are closed for lunch from 1pm - 2pm . If you have an emergency when the office is closed, you can reach one of the doctors by calling our emergency number: 516-431-5206

    Insurance

    As you are probably aware, in recent years the number of different health insurance programs has increased at an amazing rate. Even within one company there may be several programs with varying benefits and requirements. Although our staff keeps as up to date as possible there is no way to ensure complete accuracy at all times with each program’s individual provisions. Be sure to contact your insurance directly with any questions regarding your coverage.

    Helpful facts to know about your insurance:

    ☐ Is prior authorization required?

    ☐ Are you, as the patient or parent required to notify them of hospital admissions or trips to the emergency room?

    ☐ Is a referral required to see a specialist?

    ☐ Is there a designated facility for diagnostic testing?

    ☐ Is there a co-pay for services rendered?

    There are times that a service is not covered by your insurance and may be offered within the office for a fee. If you prefer to have these services, please let us know and we will advise you of the cost.

    Aetna
    Affinity Health Plan-NY
    AmeriGroup Healthplus
    Beech Street
    Care Connect
    Cigna
    Community Plan
    Empire BCBS
    Empire UHC
    Fidelis
    First Health / Coventry
    GHI HMO
    GHI PPO
    HealthFirst
    HIP
    HudsonDocs IPA
    Local 1199
    MagnaCare
    Multiplan
    Northwell IPA-CIIPA
    Oscar
    Oxford
    Pomco
    Tricare
    United Health Care
    Vytra

    Contact Us

    3227 LONG BEACH ROAD

    OCEANSIDE, NY 11572

    (516) 897-5000

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    HIPAA Statement

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    HIPAA STATEMENT

    NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

    Dear Patient:

    This is not meant to alarm you! It is just the opposite!! We at BEACH PEDIATRICS want to communicate to you that we take te new Federal HIPAA Laws (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) very seriously. These laws were written to protect the confidentiality of your health information. We understand that your medical information is personal and we are committed to protecting it. We create a record of the care and services you receive at our office to provide you with quality care and to comply with certain legal requirements. Due to the rapid explosion if the computer and electronic technology in healthcare records, the government has rightfully sought to standardize and protect your information. This notice will tell you about the ways we may use and share medical information about you, describe your rights and certain duties we have regarding the use and disclosure if medical information.

    We want you to know about the policies and procedures BEACH PEDIATRICS has developed to make sure your health information will not be shared with anyone who does not require it. In addition, our office is subject to State and Federal law regarding your information and we want you to understand our policy and your rights as our valuable patient.

    BEACH PEDIATRICS will use and communicate your health information only to provide treatment, obtain payment, and conduct health care operations. Your information will not be used for any other purposes unless we have been asked for and been given your written permission.

    TO PROVIDE TREATMENT: We will use your health information at BEACH PEDIATRICS to provide you with the best pediatric healthcare! This may include administrative and clinical office procedures made to optimize scheduling and coordination of care between the doctors, nurses, lab personnel, reception staff and billing department. We may share this information with physicians you have been referred to, labs, pharmacies or other health care providers involved in your treatment.

    TO OBTAIN PAYMENT: We may include your health information with an invoice used to collect payment for treatment you receive at BEACH PEDIATRICS. These insurance claim forms may be filed for you by mail or electronically. Be assured that we will only work with companies who share our commitment to your privacy.

    TO CONDUCT HEALTH CARE OPERATIONS: Your health information may be used to measure and improve the quality of pediatric care, evaluate the performance of our staff, in teaching at the office and to get the accreditation, certifications, licenses, and credentials we need to serve you.

    IN PATIENT REMINDERS: Because regular pediatric care is important for your child’s health, we remind you if appointments or that it is time for you to contact us for an appointment. Also we may contact you to follow up on your child’s treatment and to inform you of treatment options or services that may be of interest to you or your family. Our communications with you are an integral part of our philosophy at BEACH PEDIATRICS to make sure your children receive the best preventive and curative care possible! This may include newsletters, postcards, telephone pr electronic reminders such as email (unless you choose not to receive these reminders).

    ABUSE, NEGLECT, OR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: We will notify government authorities if we believe a child is a victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence. We may share your medical information if is necessary to prevent a serious threat to your child’s health or safety, or the health or safety of others.

    PUBLIC HEALTH, NATIONAL SECURITY, MEDICAL RESEARCH: As required by law, we may disclose your medical information to public health or legal authorities in charge of preventing or controlling disease. Health information could be important when the information could lead to control or prevention of an epidemic or the understanding of new side effects of a treatment. In addition, advancing medical knowledge often involves learning from the careful study of the medical histories or prior patients. This study would happen only under the ethical guidance, requirements and approval of an Institutional Review Board.

    FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT: As permitted or required by State or Federal law, BEACH PEDIATRICS may disclose your health information to a law enforcement official for certain law enforcement purposes, including if your child is a victim of a crime or in order to report a crime.

    FRIENDS AND FAMILY: We may share your health information with those you tell us will be helping you with treatment, home care, medications or payment. We will be sure to ask your permission first. We will also use our professional judgement to make decisions in your child’s best interest about allowing someone to pick up medicine, prescriptions, or medical information for you.

    AUTHORIZATION TO USE OR DISCLOSE HEALTH INFORMATION: Other then stated above, or where required by law, we will not disclose your health information other than with your written authorization. You may revoke that permission in writing at any time.

    PATIENT RIGHTS UNDER HIPAA:

    RESTRICTIONS: You have the right to request additional restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of your of your child’s health information. BEACH PEDIATRICS will make every effort to honor reasonable restriction preferences.

    CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS: You have the right to ask that we communicate with you in a certain way. For instance, you may request we communicate your health information privately, through mailed communications that are sealed, or at different locations such as at home or work. Your request must be made in writing. Our office will make every effort to honor your reasonable requests.

    INSPECT AND COPY YOUR HEALTH RECORD: You have the right to look at or copy your health information. You must make your request in writing and you will be charged a reasonable fee to duplicate and assemble your copy.

    AMEND YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION: You have the right to request that we change your medical information. We will be happy to accommodate you as long as our office maintains this information. In order to standardize our process, please provide us with your request in writing and describe you reason for the change. We may deny your request if we did not create the information you wanted changed, if the information is not part of our records or f the records are determined to be accurate and complete. If we deny your request, we will provide you a written explanation.

    DOCUMENTATION OF HEALTH INFORMATION: You have the right to receive a list of how and where we, our business associates shared your medical information for purposes other than treatment, payment, or health care options.

    You have the right to obtain a copy of the Notice of Privacy Practices from our office at any time. Stop by or call us and we will mail or make you a copy. You can also get a copy visiting our website at www.beachpediatrics.com. BEACH PEDIATRICS is required by law to maintain the privacy of your health information and to provide you with his notice. We are required to practice the policies and procedures described above, but reserve the right to change the terms of this notice. If we change our privacy practices, we will be sure to notify you with a revised notice. Thank you very much for taking the time to review how we are carefully using your health information. You have the right to question or complain to us or the Secretary of Health and Human Services if you believe your rights have been compromised. We encourage you to express any concerns you may have to us in writing. If you have any questions we want to hear from you.

    New Patient Registration

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    NEW PATIENT REGISTRATION FORM

    For your convienence, print and complete the registration form to expedite new patient registration at your first visit.

    Referred By: ________________________ 

    PATIENT REGISTRATION / INFORMATION 

    Patient Name: ______________________________Date of Birth____________ 
    Address:___________________________________ 
    City_____________________State______________Zip_____________ 
    Telephone#_______________ Cell# _______________ 
    Social Security# (if known)_______________Email address_________________ 

    Allergies No Yes (please list) ________________________________ 

    Emergency Contact_________________Telephone__________________Relation___________ 

    PARENT INFORMATION 

    Mother’s Name________________________ Father’s Name ___________________________ 
    Address______________________________ Address_________________________________ 
    Telephone # __________________Telephone# ________ 
    Cell/Beeper#__________________________ Cell/Beeper#_____________________________ Employer_____________________________Employer________________________________ 
    Address:________________________ _____Address_________________________________ 
    Social Security #____________________Social Security # _____________________ 
    DOB: ______________________________ DOB:____________________________________ 
    Email_______________________________ Email____________________________________ 

    INSURANCE 
    PRIMARY SECONDARY N/A YES 
    Insurance Company____________________ Insurance Company________________ 
    Policy Holder_________________________ Policy Holder_____________________ 
    DOB_____________ ID#_______________ DOB___________ ID#______________ 
    GRP#_______________________________ GRP#____________________________ 
    Employer_____________________________ Employer________________________ 

    INFORMATION AND ASSIGNMENT OF BENEFITS 
    I authorize the release of any medical information necessary to process this claim. I permit a copy of this authorization to be used in place of the original. The authorization may be revoked by either me or my insurance company at anytime in writing. 
    I hereby authorize BEACH PEDIATRICS to apply for benefits on my behalf for covered services rendered by or ordered by. I request that payment from my insurance company be made directly to my physician with BEACH PEDIATRICS. 
    I certify that the above information is true and correct and that I have received and understand the HIPAA privacy form. 

    Date_____________________Signature____________________________________________

    New Patient Office Policy Signature Form

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    NEW PATIENT OFFICE POLICY SIGNATURE FORM

    For your convienence, print and complete form below to expedite new patient registration at your first visit.

    Thank you for choosing BEACH PEDIATRICS to care for your child. We welcome you to the practice and look forward to caring for your child. Please take a moment to read the following and sign acknowledgment at the bottom of each page. Be sure to contact your insurance company (if applicable) to inform them that you have chosen BEACH PEDIATRICS for your primary care physician.

    Our office complies with HIPAA Regulations, also known as patient privacy rights. This policy is posted throughout the office. If you would like a copy please request one from the reception area.

    As you are probably aware, in recent years the number of different health insurance programs has increased at an amazing rate. Even within one company there may be several programs with varying benefits and requirements. Although our staff keeps as up to date as possible there is no way to ensure complete accuracy at all times with each program’s individual provisions. Be sure to contact your insurance directly with any questions regarding your coverage.

    Helpful facts to know about your insurance: ☐ Is prior authorization required? ☐ Are you, as the patient or parent required to notify them of hospital admissions or trips to the emergency room? ☐ Is a referral required to see a specialist? ☐ Is there a designated facility to be for diagnostic testing? ☐ Is there a co-pay for services rendered?

    There are times that a service is not covered by your insurance and may be offered within the office for a fee. If you prefer to have these services, please let us know and we will advise you of the cost.

    Our friendly staff will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

    Please advise the office of any specific concerns or questions. Thank you.

    Date:___________________ Signature____________________________

    New Patient Record Release Authorization

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    New Patient Record Release Authorization

    For your convienence, print and complete the record release form to expedite new patient registration at your first visit.

    BEACH PEDIATRICS, PLLC 
    3227 Long Beach Rd, Ste 1
    Oceanside, NY 11572
    Phone: 516-897-5000 
    Fax: 516-431-7519 


    RECORDS RELEASE AUTHORIZATION 



    TO: _________________________________________ 
    _____________________________________________ 
    _____________________________________________ 
    _____________________________________________ 

    I HEREBY AUTHORIZE YOU TO RELEASE THE COMPLETE HISTORY AND MEDICAL RECORDS TO: 
    BEACH PEDIATRICS, PLLC 
    3227 Long Beach Rd.  Ste 1
    Oceanside, NY 11572 
    Tel: 516-897-5000 
    Fax: 516-431-7519 


    PATIENT NAME:______________________DOB:__________ 
    ADDRESS:_________________________________________ 
    _________________________________________________ 


    SIGNATURE:_________________________DATE:_________ 
    WITNESS:___________________________DATE:_________

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