To begin, this is the first time I have EVER written a comment online. I am purely motivated by the harsh review I read about Dr. Biederman. I'm sorry that the parent who wrote it had a bad experience but my guess is that there must have been some miscommunication since her experience was completely different than any I ever had over the eight years my children had Dr. Biederman. That said, I strongly recommend Dr. Biederman as a pediatrician. I first learned about her through my brother-in-law who worked with her at Cedars and felt she was the best he'd seen. When I was almost ready to deliver my first child in 1996, I interviewed Dr. Biederman before the delivery. Immediately I was struck by her compassion, intelligence and mild manner. On the day my son was born at Cedars, Dr. Biederman visited us in the hospital room within an hour of his birth. She took plenty of time and made sure everything was just right. She also coached me on how to nurse and gave me solid advice on what to do as a new mom. I was equally impressed two years later when my daughter was born and we received the same great attention. She was available to me with my questions and understood my being such a nervous new mom. My children loved her and even though we moved over an hour away when my kids were 6 and 4, we continued to commute to see her for a couple of years and even to this day send her a Christmas card. In fact, right now I was on line to get her phone number since I'm in the process of leaving an HMO for the sole purpose of once again having Dr. B. as my children's doctor. I will certainly pay more for a PPO and I'm sure the hour plus commute from Huntington Beach will be hard for doctor's visits, but the time and money will be well spent to once again have this remarkable doctor caring for my children. After a total of about eight years with Dr. Aviva Biederman, I have had only great experiences with her and I'm looking forward to many more in the future. \r
Pros: very intelligent, caring, good memory of child's history, doesn't make you feel rushed.
Cons: paid parking and long commute from Huntington Beach (but worth it)