Miriam Cory NP has been a nurse for 16 years, and worked at RBK for 13 of those 16 years. She is now a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care. Mariam also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development and used to be an Infant Development Specialist at NYU Medical Center and Bellevue Hospitals’ Neonatal Intensive Care Units. She also did research at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida.

When they are not working in the RBK office, you’ll likely find them…

In the garden playing with my plants or reading a good book.

Where did you grow up? If you didn’t grow up in the Long Island area, what brought you to Long Island, NY?

I grew up in Miami, Florida. My husband is from Long Island and we met while on a cruise. Somehow he convinced me to leave behind the heat and delicious Cuban food and come up to Long Island to freeze all winter 🙂

Why did you decide to become a pediatrician? What attracted you to pediatrics?

I have always had a passion for working with children, I wanted to become a Nurse Practitioner after working in the NICU at NYU/Bellevue. I loved working with the babies and their families. Being able to help parents nurture their children to be successful, healthy and happy individuals is very rewarding for me.

What do you enjoy most about working with children, parents and families?

I love being able to pass on information I have learned to help families learn to help themselves. There is nothing more exciting than empowering a parent or child to make healthy decisions so they can lead the lives they want to lead.

Tell us about your family. Do you have children? What do you like to do as a family?

I am happily married for 20 years and have 2 beautiful daughters. They are uniquely their own people and it’s amazing to me how different they are. We love watching scary movies together (I’m really a scaredy-cat and the girls make me watch!), we love going on boat rides, and we love, love, love going on rollercoasters together!

What is a piece of life advice that you have for parents to give to their children (beyond what you learned in medical school)?

Being mentally flexible can make life infinitely more enjoyable! You can have everything laid out ahead of you, perfectly planned and thought out, and life will throwing things in the path that you never expected. Being able to be flexible in your thinking can lead you to amazing adventures you never planned for.

How do you maintain a healthy life style? What are some tips to share?

I try to keep things balanced. Sometimes life can be difficult but I check back in with myself to see where I’ve gotten off track and then try to re-balance myself.

What are your favorite past times/hobbies?

I love gardening, reading, painting, DIY projects, shopping at thrift stores, visiting historic places/homes.