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Top 5 Pediatricians in Toronto

Looking for the best care provider for your kid?

To cut down your search, we already compiled the best pediatricians in Toronto for today’s review. See which doctors and clinics made our list.

The Cost of Seeing a Pediatrician in Toronto

If you have a newborn baby, you will be given a temporary OHIP number. Make sure that you register this as soon as possible so you can obtain a permanent OHIP number.

Note that not all services provided in a pediatric clinic are covered by OHIP but still, make sure that you bring it every time you visit! If the OHIP is invalid then you will be charged directly by the clinic anyway. 

If your child has private health insurance, you can reimburse the costs depending on the coverage. Out of pocket, visits to the pedia can cost from $60 to $100. 

The Best Pediatricians in Toronto

To find the best pediatricians in Toronto, we used the following metrics:

Experience and training credentials and qualifications of the pediatricians, and at least three years in service (the longer the experience, the better in our opinion).
Patient relationships connection with children; communication styles (must be able to communicate with both child and parent in a friendly manner); availability and after-hours care; and online care capabilities (e.g. Telehealth).
Reputation determined through patient reviews posted on Google Reviews and RateMDs as well as our online and direct surveys. 
Appointment setting and location must have an age-appropriate office atmosphere (preferably one with more elements of “play” than “clinic”); convenience and accessibility of the place, and ease of booking an appointment online or via phone or email. 

1. Kidcrew Medical

Kidcrew Medical Homepage
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SERVICES Pediatric care services
WEBSITEhttps://kidcrew.com/
ADDRESS1440 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5R 3J3
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-654-5437
OPERATING HOURSMonday, Saturday, Sunday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Experience and training★★★★★ (5/5)
    Credentials and qualifications    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Years in service    ★★★★★ (5/5)
Patient relationships★★★★★ (5/5)
    Connection with children    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Communication styles    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Availability and after-hours care    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Online care capabilities     ★★★★★ (5/5)
Reputation★★★★☆ (4/5)
Appointment setting and location★★★☆☆ (3/5)

Kidcrew Medical is a pediatric clinic that offers a wide range of services for kids. Other than treatments and disease diagnosis, they also provide support for child psychiatry, physiotherapy, sports medicine, sleep therapy, and more. 

With more than 50 doctors specializing in various areas, it’s safe to say that they can see your kid for whatever concern you might have. And if your go-to pediatrician isn’t there to see you at the moment, there are always other doctors to fill the spot. 

One of our greatest concerns is the relationship between the pediatricians and the kid and their parents. As far as patient reviews go, most of the clients praised the clinic for being an accommodating space – plus certain tests were done in a quick, painless way too.

Speaking of the clinic, the location gives off a fun and youthful energy, which is what we’ve expected, truthfully. However, we have a few concerns regarding in-clinic visits which we think can be an inconvenience to new clients.

In recent months, there have been some changes wherein new patients can’t be accommodated due to various reasons. Instead, they’re encouraged to use the virtual care visit program of the clinic to see an on-call pediatrician.

Fortunately, the virtual care visits remain one of their best advantages so we have no qualms in that area. Plus, it adds more versatility in scheduling, while receiving the same type of care in an in-clinic setting.

Pros

  • Wide range of child-related medical services
  • Big team of doctors and medical professionals
  • Reliable virtual care visits accessible for all patients

Cons

  • Booking can be difficult for new patients
  • Minor issues on appointment setting

Customer Reviews

Most incredible care

Used the virtual service for my daughter. Received the most incredible care I have ever had. The genuine concern, the follow up calls, from start to finish it was such an incredible experience. Dr. Davy truly cares for his patients well being and it really shows. Highly recommend. – Mahnoor Shahid

Gives all the support you need

Kidcrew has been amazing to my family. A friend recommended them 2 years ago and when I cannot access my family doc I turn to them. Wonderful, caring doctors and staff who give you the support you need in caring for your little ones. I am grateful for them! – Jessica Wills

2. Bloorkids

Bloorkids Homepage
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SERVICES Behavioral and mental health pediatrics; breastfeeding medicine; circumcisions; developmental pediatrics; dietician; general pediatrics; infant/toddler feeding clinic; lactation consultant; occupational therapy; speech-language pathology
WEBSITEhttps://bloorkids.com/
ADDRESS622 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6G 1K7
CONTACT DETAILS+1 647-483-1502

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMonday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Experience and training★★★★★ (5/5)
    Credentials and qualifications    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Years in service    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Patient relationships★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Connection with children    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Communication styles    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Availability and after-hours care    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Online care capabilities     ★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Reputation★★★★★ (5/5)
Appointment setting and location★★★★★ (5/5)

Bloorkids features a team of doctors and other health specialists to provide support in all aspects of child care. You can take your kid here for developmental pediatrics, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and more.

Although their areas of specialization are relatively few compared to other clinics, they already hit all the major concerns for child health. Plus, the highly skilled and well-trained professionals master their specialities well, ensuring high-quality care.

In terms of patient relationships, we’re pleased to note that all the professionals aren’t just friendly, they’re also insightful. So during your visits, you can get specialized advice for your kids that are meant to complement their progress.

Out of the clinics we featured on this list, this clinic has one of the most convenient appointment systems we’ve encountered. They can get back to your request in one to two days which isn’t the fastest, but at least you don’t have to wait weeks just to get a spot.

The only issue is, their available hours are fairly limited since they’re only open on the weekdays. The weekends would’ve been a convenient time considering kids don’t have school during those days.

Nonetheless, it isn’t a major red flag at the moment since their schedules are still pretty flexible at the moment. Additionally, the clinic has an inviting atmosphere which will make the wait worth it in our opinion.

Pros

  • Concentrates on major areas of pediatric care
  • Convenient location and appointment system
  • Clinic has high-tech equipment and a pharmacy

Cons

  • No options for virtual care

Customer Reviews

Impressive team and services

We had our first appointment yesterday and my wife and I were super impressed. The clinic is brand new with modern tools, knowledgeable and friendly staff and everything you need for your little ones under one roof. We met with Dr. Dustin Jacobson and found him to be very insightful, warm, friendly and courteous. All of the doctors/specialists also work at Sick Kids Hospital so you know you are in good hands. – Dennis Chan

Calming and knowledgeable professionals

Just had our appointment with Dr Dustin Jacobson and it was incredible. Newer clinic and the staff is very responsive, full team of professionals – lots of Doctors, specialists and they have a pharmacy right there. Wonderful advice, calming and very very very knowledgeable. Facilities use top end tech and can’t wait to go back! Green P located close by too. – Krystina Roman

3. Roundhouse Pediatrics

Roundhouse Pediatrics Homepage
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SERVICES Primary care, counseling, urgent care
WEBSITEhttp://www.roundhousepediatrics.com/
ADDRESS590 Annette St, Toronto, ON M6S 2C4
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-769-5437

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMonday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00
Experience and training★★★★★ (5/5)
    Credentials and qualifications    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Years in service    ★★★★★ (5/5)
Patient relationships★★★★★ (5/5)
    Connection with children    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Communication styles    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Availability and after-hours care    ★★★☆☆ (3/5)
    Online care capabilities     ★★★★★ (5/5)
Reputation★★★★☆ (4/5)
Appointment setting and location★★★★★ (5/5)

Roundhouse Pediatrics offer comprehensive pediatric services from primary care to urgent needs. There are also counseling services available to address issues such as anxiety, depression, substance use, and more.

Unlike clinics on our list, Roundhouse is relatively small considering its team size. On board, they currently have its founder, Dr. Saxena, as the sole pediatrician (the rest are administrative staff assisting in the services).

Whatever the clinic lacks in size, Dr. Saxena makes up for delivering top-notch services in an attentive manner. Our favorite thing about him is his wit and his ability to make both kids and parents laugh by being jolly all the time.

One the flip side, the clinic no longer accepts new patients for primary (as with the case in most pediatric clinics). They are, however, open for urgent needs (rashes, colds, injuries, etc.) both in-clinic and in a virtual setup.

Regardless of the setup you prefer, you still have to attend an initial assessment via phone or video. The doctor will let you know if any in-clinic visit will be necessary, eliminating the risk of making unrequired trips.

In terms of availability, their operating hours are a bit limited but aren’t always full or busy. Basically, there’s always a large chance to make same-day appointments possible at any time they’re open.

Pros

  • Can be easily contact for urgent needs
  • Virtual care visits available
  • Booking new counseling with or without referrals

Cons

  • New clients can’t book for primary care as of writing

Customer Reviews

Highly recommended office

We couldn’t be happier to have found Dr Saxena!! He is kind, funny, super knowledgeable and makes my nervous kiddo feel right at home. The receptionist is also wonderful! We highly recommend this office. – Jennifer Lehman

One of the best in Toronto

Dr. Saxena is just the best Pediatrician in Toronto. He very is straightforward and would do whatever science suggest it should be done so your little one is healthy and happy. The Parent responsibility and care is from your side. I feel blesses he is my daughter doctor. – Javier Zambrano

4. Kindercare Pediatrics

Kindercare Pediatrics Homepage
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SERVICES Primary care pediatricians; breastfeeding and lactation consultation; pediatric allergist; pediatric dermatology; adolescent medicine; childhood obesity, nutrition & lifestyle; developmental pediatrics; child psychology; pediatric dietitian services; speech therapy toronto – child speech therapist; occupational therapy; pediatric physiotherapy
WEBSITEhttps://kindercarepediatrics.ca/
ADDRESS491 Eglinton Ave W suite 301, Toronto, ON M5N 1A8
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-848-7665

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMonday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Experience and training★★★★★ (5/5)
    Credentials and qualifications    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Years in service    ★★★★★ (5/5)
Patient relationships★★★★★ (5/5)
    Connection with children    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Communication styles    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Availability and after-hours care    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Online care capabilities     ★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Reputation★★★★☆ (4/5)
Appointment setting and location★★★★★ (3/5)

Kindercare Pediatrics provides comprehensive pediatric care with its multidisciplinary team. You can get major services such as primary care, pediatric neurology, child psychology, dietician services, and more.

Right off the bat, one of their best advantages is that they still accept new patients. Normally other clinics are already closed for primary care for new patients, so knowing that they’re still open is a big plus.

Other than that, they have a big team that can accommodate your needs or various concerns. Apart from pediatricians, there are also nurses there and other support staff who can address your queries once you’re there.

However, we don’t feel like you’re receiving wonderful treatment in terms of communication. Well, the staff isn’t rude – it’s just that most of the things in the clinic are automated and self-service which makes interactions hard.

Plus, they only entertain questions and requests via email when a phone call would’ve been more convenient. Fortunately, they make up for it with their fast response time and it’s possible to get an appointment within the day.

Additionally, the level of care that they offer is phenomenal from start to finish. Many clients described the pediatricians as attentive, caring, knowledgeable, and just overall nice people to talk to.

Pros

  • Accepts new patients for primary care
  • Fast response and appointment setting
  • Big team of medical professionals
  • Short wait times

Cons

  • Only entertains queries and concerns via email

Customer Reviews

An amazing team

We are so lucky to have Dr. Frangos as our pediatrician. After looking for a right doctor for 7 years in Toronto, we finally found Dr. Frangos. Words cannot describe her professionalism, knowledge, and kindness. We are blessed. Thank you Kindercare Pediatrics for having such amazing team! – Meka Rekhviashvilli

Professional and attentive

My daughter recently sustained a concussion and I was able to get her an appointment almost immediately.  Dr. Flanders provided us with all of the necessary information including warning signs and follow-up protocols.  As always,  he was professional and put my family at ease.  I knew we were in great hands. – Franklin Rubinstein

5. Dr. Aaron Lindzon

Dr. Aaron Lindzon Homepage
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SERVICES Full-service pediatric care
WEBSITEhttp://aaronlindzon.com/
ADDRESS1849 Yonge St Suite 204, Toronto, ON M4S 1Y2
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-488-8876
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Friday: 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Experience and training★★★★★ (5/5)
    Credentials and qualifications    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Years in service    ★★★★★ (5/5)
Patient relationships★★★★★ (5/5)
    Connection with children    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Communication styles    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Availability and after-hours care    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Online care capabilities     ★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Reputation★★★★☆ (4/5)
Appointment setting and location★★★★★ (5/5)

Dr. Aaron Lindzon specializes in full pediatric care for newborns to teenagers. His clinic is also a go-to destination for sick appointments that require immediate medical attention.

One of the best reasons to see this clinic at the moment is that they currently accept new patients up to one year of age. You may want to check them out if you’re still struggling in finding a clinic that accommodates new patients.

Another noteworthy thing is that they are able to make same-day appointments possible, given that you call early in the morning. And if you come on time, you’ll see the doctor shortly because the waiting times are short.

However, there are certain instances wherein clients experience late visits. This is mostly because the patients are late for their set appointments but we understand how this can be frustrating for most patients.

In general, you can expect a naturally inviting atmosphere in the place where your kid can receive utmost care. The clinic is as friendly as can be and we reckon that your child will also enjoy the fun drawings on the walls.

Finally, another great thing about this clinic is its location. It’s next to the Davisville subway station, making it accessible to commuters who need to see a pediatrician ASAP.

Pros

  • Accepts new patients up to one year old
  • Same-day sick appointments available
  • Short wait times
  • Accessible and child-friendly clinic

Cons

  • Won’t see clients late for their appointments
  • Small team of staff and professionals

Customer Reviews

Professional and friendly

Always on time. Straight forward and to the point, which I like. He took us in right away after another office had turned our newborn away. Very professional and the staff is very friendly. Highly recommend!

Attentive, punctual, and thorough 

Dr. Lindzon is attentive, punctual, and thorough. We appreciate that appointments run on time and he answers all first-time parent questions in a factual but never dismissive manner. – Michelle Ratcliff

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