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 Elise Jonisch, MD
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 Rina Jonisch Jaffe, MD
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. 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!
About Gerald Schulman, MD
Dr. Schulman has been practicing Pediatrics and Adolescent medicine in Brooklyn NY for over 30 years and now joins Beach Pediatrics in 2019.
He attended CUNY Brooklyn College and then SUNY Downstate Medical School. He completed his residency and chief residency at the Brookdale Hospital Medical Center. He is married with three children and three grandchildren. In his spare time, Dr. Schulman enjoys reading, music, swimming and biking.
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.
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:
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 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.
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.
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:
|Monday||9:00 AM – 1:00 PM|
|Tuesday||9:00 AM – 1:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 1:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM – 1:00 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM – 1:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
Dr. Jaffe & Dr. Jonisch are available every day for telehealth visits.
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
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.
3227 LONG BEACH ROAD
OCEANSIDE, NY 11572