Welcome to Bellmore Merrick Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Welcome to Bellmore Merrick Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, your experienced and caring pediatricians in Bellmore! If you’re looking for accessible pediatric care, a child–friendly environment, and a responsive team of pediatricians in Bellmore, then look no further. We love kids, and our goal is to have a positive impact in the lives of children by providing exceptional health care and compassionate service to the families we serve.
At Bellmore Merrick Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, we offer a full range of pediatric care including prenatal visits for expecting parents, well–child check–ups, immunizations and sick appointments. Our caring team is committed to providing quality service in a comfortable, safe office setting where children and parents can feel at ease. We also set aside time to equip parents with the tools and resources necessary for the development of healthy children from birth to adolescence.
We invite you to take a few moments to browse our website and familiarize yourself with our practice. We hope that it will serve as a valuable resource for you. You’ll find all of the helpful information you need about our practice including doctor bios, service details, directions to our Bellmore office and new patient forms.
Bellmore Merrick Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine looks forward to walking alongside you as you guide your child along a path of optimal health and wellness. We can assure you that you’ll feel confident in our ability to not only meet, but exceed all of your expectations. For questions or to schedule a visit, contact our office today!
Meet The Staff
Dr. Lewis Jassey
A pediatrican for over seventeen years and founder of Bellmore-Merrick Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Dr. Lewis Jassey has come full circle in life; practicing medicine in the area that he grew up in. He attended a seven year combined BS/DO program at NYIT, graduating from NYCOM medical school in 1994. Dr. Lewis Jassey completed his pediatric residency program at NUMC in 1997, and has been in private practice in this community ever since. He has played an active role on the executive board of the Nassau Pediatric Society, and is a long time member of the American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Lewis Jassey is involved with many philanthropic ventures, including working with the NY State ALS Chapter, Autism Speaks, American Cancer Association, Haiti earthquake relief efforts, and Japan tsunami and earthquake relief efforts. Married for eleven years, he and his wife have two beautiful children, Julia and Mya. When Dr. Lewis Jassey is not running this practice, he is coaching both his children in multiple sports, and has been recording music for the last twenty four years.
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Dr. Jonathan Jassey grew up and went to school in the Bellmore-Merrick area and is thrilled to treat the community in which he was raised. Dr. Jassey completed his Residency in Pediatrics at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Jassey takes a lot of pride in treating the "colicky" infant and getting a baby sleeping through the night at a young age. Dr. Jassey is the co-author of "The Newborn Sleep Book," based on his tremendous success with his methods. As a reflection of his superior bedside manner and the impact he has made in the health of his patients, Dr. Jassey has received the Patients’ Choice Award for three consecutive years, and the Compassionate Doctor Recognition. The Patients’ Choice Award in particular is given to practitioners who have gotten near perfect scores by votes from patients. In addition to enjoy caring for his three children, Dr. Jassey is an avid sports fan and major food lover.
Dr. Erika Schwarz-Cohen
Erika Schwarz-Cohen, MD is a Board Certified Family Medicine Doctor in private practice. She studied at the University of Miami for undergraduate with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology. She received her Doctorate of Medicine at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Dominican Republic. Dr. Schwarz-Cohen completed her residency at North Shore Glen Cove in Family Medicine. In the eight years since completing her residency, she has had experience in Internal Medicine, Pedicatrics, Adolecents, Gynecology, Urgent care and Aesthetic Medicine. Dr. Schwarz-Cohen is affiliated with Winthrop, Noth Shore Manhasset, Long Island Jewish and South Nassau Community Hospital.
Dr. Muskan Ghotra
Dr. Muskan Ghotra has been a Long Islander all her life! She was born in East Meadow and grew up in Levittown, NY, and now lives in Bellmore, NY. She got her Bachelor of Science degree from Stony Brook University. She completed medical school in Kentucky but came back to Nassau University Medical Center to complete her residency. She has been trained in Pediatrics, Adult Medicine, OB-GYN, Psych, and Dermatology. She is extremely passionate about serving the community in which she was born and raised.
Michelle Michitsch, NP
Michelle Michitsch attended the State University of New York for both her bachelors and master’s degrees. She has been a registered nurse for 25 years and a pediatric nurse practitioner for 18 years. She has worked in varied pediatric settings over the years, including school-based health centers, hospital-based clinics and foster care agencies. She is a certified asthma educator as well.
Her favorite Sesame Street character is Cookie Monster. She was known on the Stony Brook campus as the one who drove the "Cookie monster mobile", a cookie monster blue Volvo station wagon that was decorated with miniature cookie monster figurines on its dashboard.
Ryan Buckley, PA
Ryan attended the University of Albany where he obtained a bachelors degree in Human Biology and Science while also working as an Emergency Medical Technician. After graduating with full honors he went on to receive his Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Albany Medical College. Ryan has returned to Long Island where he grew up in Seaford to further his passion for helping others alongside Dr. Jassey and the excellent staff here at Bellmore Merrick Medical. In his free time Ryan enjoys playing sports and spending time with his family.
Shelby Caban, PA
Shelby Caban attended Hofstra University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in neuroscience. She then went on to receive her Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies with distinction at NYIT. Shelby has always loved working with kids and has spent her free time as a volunteer camp counselor at a camp for children with moderate to severe heart disease for 8 years. In her spare time, Shelby enjoys reading and spending time with her family and puppy.
Our practice is working together to build life-long relationships between our staff and our patients by consistently providing our patients with compassion, excellence and value. To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:
Improving the lives of the children we serve by providing quality care in a child-centered environment.
Listening to our young patients and their families who we are privileged to serve.
Guiding our patients along a path of optimal health and wellness.
Continually pursuing excellence at all levels through continuing education.
If you’re preparing for your child’s first visit, you can do a few things to help expedite the appointment. Please provide the following information when you arrive for your visit:
Complete immunization records
Medical records from your previous pediatrician
Dr. Erika Schwarz-Cohen is a Family Practiioner and sees any patient from birth until elderly, which makes it easier for families to have the same physician.
|Monday||8:00am - 8:00pm|
|Tuesday||8:00am - 8:00pm|
|Wednesday||8:00am - 8:00pm|
|Thursday||9:30am - 8:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am - 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am - 1:30pm|
|Sunday||9:00am - 12:00pm|
Need to see a doctor right away? Call us at (516) 409-8800. We make every attempt to be as responsive to your scheduling needs as possible.
Insurance and Billing
Please call or Email us for information specific to your insurance company and plan.
We accept checks, cash or credit cards. We also offer a flexible payment plan. Please see our Financial Coordinator for details. We are happy to file insurance for your reimbursement as long as you are free to choose your own pediatrician.
Sick and Well waiting rooms
OAE Hearing Test
Pulmonary Function Tests
CPT Testing for ADHD