Sylvain Weinberger MD
Barry Price MD
Dr. Price joined Premier Pediatrics in 1995 and over the past 2 decades, he has helped to shape Premier into the thriving practice that it is today. His dedication to his patients has led to a large and loyal following. He has a background in psychology which has served him well while working with all his patients as well as young parents coping with the challenges of parenthood.
Jon Sarnoff MD
Dr. Sarnoff joined Premier Pediatrics in 2006. Dr. Sarnoff is the architect of The First Month. He realized that the pediatrician is in a unique position to help build a team of dedicated healthcare workers to work with parents facing the many challenges of early parenthood. He is the managing physician of the Parenting Fundamentals section of the program.
Julie Capiola MD
Dr. Capiola joined the practice in 2008. During her time at Premier, she has developed a strong interest in working with mothers who have decided to breastfeed to meet their goals. She is obtaining board certification as a breastfeeding expert and is the Physician Director of the Feeding Success section of the program.
Deena Blanchard MD
Dr. Blanchard joined Premier in 2009. She has a particular interest in helping young parents manage their own emotional highs and lows during the early days of parenthood. She is passionately involved in educating the public about the prevalence of postpartum depression and anxiety and advocating for parents who need help. She is the Physician Director of the Emotional Wellness section of the program.
Aditi Patel MD
Dr. Patel joined Premier in 2013. With her compassionate bedside manner and strong pediatric knowledge base, she has quickly built a large patient base.
Ann Riffle MD
Melissa Paschte LCSW
Melissa is the director of Postpartum Depression Brooklyn. She leads postpartum depression group sessions in Manhattan and Brooklyn. In addition, she offers individual therapy when appropriate. Melissa has generously agreed to see patients of The First Month at the Premier offices at a discounted rate to help new moms navigate this trying time.
Jordana Turkel, RD, CDN, CDE
Sarah Puccio RN, BSN, CLC, IBCLC
Sarah joined Premier Pediatrics in April of 2014 as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She has practiced as a Maternal Child nurse for 15 years. It was there that her love of breastfeeding began. Sarah became so passionate about assisting mothers through the breastfeeding process that she decided to become a Lactation Consultant in July 2014. Sarah is currently seeing patients in the Brooklyn office.