Dr. Lawrence Baskind, MD

Dr. Lawrence Baskind, MD

Pediatrics  |  
Male  |  
64 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Lawrence Baskind, MD is a pediatrics doctor who practices in Croton on Hudson, NY. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Read his story

NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley

35 S Riverside Ave

Croton on Hudson, NY 10520
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Locals (any local)
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health

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Dr. Baskind's Experience

Dr. Baskind's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatrics
  • Board certified in Pediatrics
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Baskind's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Baskind "Dr. Larry Baskind grew up in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. He graduated from Princeton University, and New Jersey Medical School, where he also did his pediatric residency and served as chief resident. Dr. Baskind came to the Hudson Valley in 1987, working at the local Health Center, where he was the Director of Pediatrics. In 1991, he co-founded Riverside Pediatrics, which is now a part of The Westchester Medical Practice. Dr. Baskind is a Clinical Associate Professor at New York Medical College and serves as a preceptor for medical students and residents. Dr. Baskind's wife is an executive producer of children's educational media at WNET. His proudest accomplishment was his collaboration with her on the creation of two sons who both slept through the night by the age of one month. A medical student and bioengineer, the boys share his love of science, the Knicks, snorkeling, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, and travel. Dr. Baskind plays bass and basketball, ever striving to build skills that can match his passion. Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School Residency: Pediatrics – University of Connecticut, Hartford, CT --Dr. Eric Mier is a Board Certified Pediatrician, skilled in all aspects of general pediatric care. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Mier has been in private practice with Dr. Michael Lasser since 1998. Together, they have worked hard to keep children in the community healthy and strived to keep parents educated about Pediatric health issues. He also enjoys precepting for first year medical students from New York Medical College. Dr. Mier, a proud father of two boys, always encourages parents to celebrate the joy of parenting. He enjoys exercising, bicycling, snowboarding and eating great food. --"


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Baskind "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "


  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Back Pain
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fever
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Headache
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rash
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Spermatocele
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Wheezing


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Hearing Screening
  • Liver Function Test
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Physical Examination
  • Thyroid Screening

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Umdnj University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Baskind has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Baskind's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Baskind to family and friends
based on 13 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Baskind's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in New York, NY |
An outstanding pediatrician! An excellent diagnostician who is also personable, kind, and caring. Dr. Baskind is able to put the most anxious child (and parent) at ease. I highly recommend.
Ossining, NY |
Dr. Baskind and his staff are amazing! my kids love Dr. Baskind and calls him the silly doctor. The nurses are really amazing especially one of their nurse Monique. She was very nice, professional, patient and gentle with my son. He has a huge phobia with needles and passes out or throws up and he has been worrying about that visit for days. When Monique gave him the shot he didnt even know he got it. That visit changed his whole life and as a Mom i am so greatful
in Hawthorne, NY |
Great doctor! We started going to this practice almost 3 years ago when my first was born and now I bring my second to the practice. Dr. Baskind is great with kids, makes them laugh and feel comfortable. He explains things clearly, with relevant facts and details. The first time my son was sick Dr. Baskind followed up that evening. The practice is big enough to accommodate yet small enough that you see the same people each time which is nice.
in New York, NY |
Dr. Larry Baskind (or Dr. Bad Skin as the kids call him) is the very best pediatric doctor you could ever hope to find in this world! He has an enormous heart and the best sense of humor for kids and their often anxious and sometimes scared parents. He helps to put everything into perspective by clowning around with the kids and at the same time talking to them as real people (not talking 'down' to them). Thank you for over 20 years of love and laughs - we'll actually miss going to the doctor!!!
in Peekskill, NY |
Dr Baskind was my pediatrician and now is my kids pediatrician I love Dr. Baskind
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Baskind accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Locals (any local)
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Baskind has admitting privileges

NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital
1980 Crompond Rd
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567
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