Welcome to Our Practice!

We are pleased that you have chosen Summerwood Pediatrics for all of your Pediatric needs.

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. Click here to meet our Medical Director and here to meet our medical providers! 

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 six days a week, including evening and weekend hours. We offer a full range of services, hours and staff to meet your needs. We are tireless advocates for patients emotional and physical well being and provide access to counselors and social workers on site as needed. In addition, we provide onsite allergy testing and comprehensive laboratory services, which means a shorter wait time for all lab results. Click here to see the all of the services we offer!

We have two convenient locations in Liverpool and Camillus. Our offices are clean, cheerful and brightly colored. To make office visits as comfortable and enjoyable as possible for children and parents, we provide covered walkways and entrances, heated floors, baby blankets in the examination rooms and purified central air throughout the building. Click here to visit our offices! 

For the most up to date information, we encourage you to check this website frequently, set up your Patient Portal and visit us on Facebook.

We’re happy you’re here.

AAP

Liverpool Office

4811 Buckley Road, Liverpool, NY 13088

Monday:

9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Phones Hours - 8:15 am - 4:15 pm

Tuesday - Friday:

9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Phones Hours - 8:15 am - 4:15 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

If you are looking to pickup forms or drop off any lab specimens, We ask that you call ahead to be sure that we are still in the office.

Sunday:

Closed


Camillus Office

5700 W. Genesee St. Suite 1, Camillus, NY 13031

Monday - Friday:

9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Phones Hours - 8:15 am - 4:15 pm

Saturday, Sunday:

Closed

  • "They always care about the kids really it’s the best clinic ever recommend it."
    - Om Saif, 2020
  • "The staff, from front desk ladies, to nurses and of course providers, have cared for our special needs daughter since birth, she will soon be 16! They are exceptional with her & myself! I don't know what we are going to do when she turns 21, Dr. Dracker says he's going to keep her forever!"
    - Amy Weber, 2020
  • "All three of my boys go here, as well as my step daughter. They are AMAZING! I get responses right away, they know my children the minute we walk in. They are quick but efficient, they listen to you. If you don't like one provider - definitely ask to see another. Sometimes as a parent you just don't click with someone. I have seen every provider there, including Dr. Draker and everyone has been amazing. They hold a flu clinic so you can just go in and get your flu shot for your kids without having to spend a bunch of time there."
    - Rosenda Mendoza, 2020
  • "My children saw an NP today named Lisa. She was absolutely fabulous with my children for their physicals. She was caring understanding and did her job perfectly! Along with the nurse who checked us in and gave my daughter a shot. She was amazing also."
    - Audrey Grant, 2019
  • "My daughter and now my grandchildren are seen here. This place has an outstanding staff. They are friendly, kind and certainly know how to make both the children and the parents feel comfortable."
    - Kathleen Vandyke, 2019
  • "Very helpful, my kids love the office and doctors."
    - Nicole Majo, 2019
  • "THE BEST HEALTH CARE FOR BABIES TO 21!!! THEY REALLY DO CARE ABOUT THERE PATIENTS. MY KIDS BEEN GOING HERE FOR ABOUT 12 YRS I LOVE THE STAFF, MS.AMY, ALL THE NURSES, AND MY DOCTOR DR.GREEN....OH MY GOODNESS SO MUCH I CAN SAY ABOUT DR.GREEN, BUT I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH OF SPACE..LOL ;-) VERY CARING, GENTLE AND REALLY CARES ABOUT HER PATIENT. I HAVE NEVER HAD AN ISSUE WITH ANYONE AND I LOVE THEM ALL. THEY TREAT YOU WITH RESPECT LIKE NO OTHER!! SO YES YOU SHOULD BRING YOUR KIDS HERE...YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!!!"
    EILEEN V, 4/5/2018

Parents:


07/07/2022

Pediatric Covid Vaccines -

We will be offering the Moderna pediatric Covid vaccine on Saturday July 23rd between 9 and 1130 am at our Liverpool location. These are for children 6 months of age to 5 years. It is a 2 dose series. The second dose will be given on Saturday August 27th. If that date does not work for the second dose, you will be placed on a list for the next scheduled vaccine clinic. Pharmacies are doing children 3 yrs and older if these dates do not work for your family. Please call the office if you are interested in scheduling for the July clinic. Please choose the scheduling option (#3) to schedule. We will reevaluate additional clinics if interest is high.

Please call with any questions or concerns


07/15/2022

Dear Parents,

We in Central New York have been very fortunate to have such a beautiful summer so far. The upstate New York region has benefitted from so many days of sunshine, and we have not been subjected to the extreme temperatures and lack of water that is affecting a large area of our country. I hope many of you have been able to enjoy the summer with your children and have been “reconnecting” with your friends and family.

I thought I would provide you with some general updates on matters of interest, we will be starting our COVID vaccine administrations for children from 6 months to 5 years in about a week. We will be administering the Moderna vaccine, which requires a second booster dose after the initial dose.  If you are interested in having your children vaccinated, please contact our office. You may have also heard that the FDA has approved a new COVID vaccine produced by the Novavax Company. This vaccine is a more traditional vaccine, not using an MRNA or gene therapy approach. This vaccine uses the virus protein antigens to elicit an immune response, similar to how other traditional vaccines work.  The FDA approval however is initially for adults over the age of 18, and I presume pediatric studies are currently underway.  

In the past, I have mentioned my personal, scientific bias with regards to an effective vaccine approach for COVID.  Specifically, I have long held that the most beneficial approach to developing a preventative vaccine is developing one that stops primary infection in the respiratory tract, namely in the naso-pharyngeal area. Currently, there are over a dozen different nasal vaccines being developed to prevent COVID, which could be effective regardless of the vial mutations or changes which occur. This vaccine approach would be similar to that used for influenza, namely the Flumist vaccine.  In fact, recent studies have demonstrated that nasal flu vaccines may decrease the risk of contracting COVID because of its ability to stimulate immune protective activity in the respiratory tract. I am hopeful that we will be able to participate in a clinical trial for this very promising approach. 

We are awaiting information regarding the influenza vaccine for the upcoming fall season. It appears that there have been multiple changes in the vaccine as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, particularly considering that last year’s vaccine was less than 20% effective.

Another issue I need to remind you of is the subject of Lyme Disease. Given that we had a relatively mild winter and a nice summer so far, the population of Lyme disease carrying tics is very significant.  After your children have been playing outside, please inspect them carefully for the presence of tics or the tic nymph which is the side of a poppy seed. If your child has been bitten by a tic or develops a bullseye like rash, please contact our office for information and possible treatment.  Our office has also been asked to participate in a clinical trial involving the use of a Lyme disease vaccine, which we will be making available in the fall. I will keep you informed with more information when it is available.

Finally, I wanted to mention something about “Monkey Pox” that you may have been hearing about.  This viral infection which results in a characteristic skin rash has been diagnosed through the US and in New York.  This virus in general does not affect children and there has been no statewide report of pediatric cases. This disease primarily effects adult males and has been concentrated in the New York City area. I do not think this will be the newest viral scourge for us to deal with, thank God!

Please have a great summer and remember the sunscreen and insect spray for your children, stay hydrated and drink fluids, and please call us if you need a physical and vaccines before the start of the school year. Our physical appointments fill up quickly and we will do the best we can to accommodate your family’s needs.

Sincerely, 

Dr. Dracker


Go Fund Me Link to Medical Assistance for Evera:

https://gofund.me/58b8617a


01/07/2022: NY Covid19 Vaccination Registration -   http://vaccineform.health.ny.gov/

Covid Questions and Answers:  Covid Vaccine Q & A

Flu Vaccine CDC Study

11/5/2021 Office Update:

Please know that when you call our office it is our goal to help you the best that we can. Sometimes, there can be stumbling blocks and matters that may not be ideal. We are working hard to make sure our patients get the care they need with the utmost respect and urgency. Please as you call in or visit, know we are busy this time of year and sometimes we might not be able to help as quickly as we would have previously. We understand your frustrations during these times, but ask that you treat us just as you would want your family to be treated. Yelling, verbal abuse, vulgar language is not called for and will not be tolerated. We thank you all for your continued support and look forward to helping you all through this year and hopefully into a brighter 2022. If you have any questions or concerns, you are more than welcome to contact me here. 

Joshua – Office Manager

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2/22/21It is now an office policy that if you need to obtain a form or document electronically, you must have an active patient portal for us to send it to you. If you do not currently have access to you child's portal, please call the office for details. Thank you!

We now offer telemedicine appointments! For more info....