Welcome to Our Practice
Summerwood Pediatrics is a well established, progressive office. We are a primary care practice caring for children from birth to 22 years of age. Our team of board-certified physicians, nationally certified nurse practitioners and NYS licensed nurses provide cutting-edge health care to patients in a friendly, welcoming environment.
We believe that assisting parents in being well informed and confident as caregivers for your children, is critical to a child’s health and well being. In 2012 Summerwood Pediatrics became the first local pediatric practice in the Syracuse area to receive Medical Home Level 3 certification. As a certified Medical Home, we strive to provide care that is of the highest quality, delivered in a manner that is both timely and convenient. Using the family-centered model developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, we try to coordinate ALL care, both medical and non medical for our patients and families.
In support of this goal we are open seven days a week, including evening and weekend hours. We offer a wide range of patient services including onsite allergy testing and comprehensive laboratory services, which means a shorter wait time for all lab results.
We are tireless advocates for patients emotional and physical well being and provide access to counselors and social workers on site as needed.
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Telemedicine information can be found under "About US / Appointments"
Please be advised that we are now requiring that all patients over the age of 2 years and the accompanying parent must have some type of face covering upon coming into the office. It can be any type of mask, scarf or bandana. Unfortunately, we do not have masks available to give out.
Additionally, we are having to reinforce the policy that only one parent/guardian can accompany the child to the office. If more than one parent comes to the office, we will have to ask that one parent waits in their vehicle.
I am sorry this week’s letter is late, primarily due to my very busy patient care schedule this week. I will have an opportunity to be with the pediatric residents tomorrow morning at Upstate Medical Center to celebrate the opening of a resident lounge which will assist them with their patient care responsibilities. We are very fortunate that we have the medical center in our city and the resources needed to assist us with the care of children. I have been reflecting on my own past training and some thoughts about being a pediatrician in general. I always try to express my feelings to students and young physicians who are beginning their careers. I thought I would share some of my thoughts, which might help some of you to understand the nature of what we, as pediatricians do daily.
Pediatricians are the sentinels of society’s children. Regardless of our location, origins or beliefs, we devote our lives to the physical and mental health of children from birth until they start to assume their places in society. We are teachers and guides as well, continuing to foster and encourage parents to ensure the general welfare of their children, tirelessly advising and reassuring them regardless of their concerns. There is no greater honor or responsibility than to devote our own professional lives through the love and caring for those young patients who are entrusted to our care. We witness the beauty of a newborn, the developing wonder of a toddler, their discovery of the world around them and their maturity into remarkable individuals whose potential we help to blossom. Pediatricians are truly blessed to have this honor and responsibility, which provides us with the opportunity to mold the destiny of our shared future.