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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Find us on the map

Summerwood Pediatrics - Liverpool

4811 Buckley Rd. Liverpool, NY 13088

Monday - Friday:

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

3:30pm - 5:00pm Sick Visits Only

Saturday:

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sick Visits Only

Sunday:

Closed

Summerwood Pediatrics - Camillus

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

Monday - Friday:

Closed

Saturday, Sunday:

Call Liverpool 315-457-9966

  • "They always care about the kids really it’s the best clinic ever recommend it."
    - Om Saif, a month ago
  • "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, 4 months ago
  • "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, 4 months ago
  • "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, 7 months ago
  • "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, 9 months ago
  • "Very helpful, my kids love the office and doctors."
    - Nicole Majo, 9 months ago
  • "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:

For more information about COVID-19, click here

Telemedicine information can be found under "About US / Appointments"

Dear Parents,

Considering the loosening of social distancing as directed by our County, we will be permitting two parents to come into the office with their child, particularly for children under one year of age. However, we still encourage having only one parent accompany the child whenever possible. We will continue to practice in a safe and prudent manner however, specifically we will still have you wait in your car until called and we will still require masks for parents and children over three years of age. As always, we also request that you utilize the hand sanitizer provided and that you wash your hands in the rooms. Thank you for helping us to keep all our patients and families safe. Your efforts and cooperation are greatly appreciated and continue to be appreciated.

Sincerely, Dr. Dracker

Flu Vaccination Clinics

Please be advised we have opened our Flu Clinics for the season. We will be performing vaccinations on Saturday mornings and Monday afternoons/early evenings. We are offering both the Flu injection and the Flu Mist (nasal)forms this year so let us know when scheduling which form you prefer. We are utilizing new protocols and procedures to endure patient safety, so we ask for your patience and understanding. Please arrive at the scheduled appointment time and not earlier. You may enter the building if you are her for Flu vaccine administration (no need to call and check-in over the phone). We do remind you that we are still requiring face masks upon entering. A receptionist will take the temperatures of all of those entering the building. If your child has a fever, they will need to reschedule. Additionally, if you or your child have been tested for COVID and are pending test results, or are showing COVID symptoms, we will need to reschedule. Thank you for helping us keep the children safe and healthy.
Dr. Dracker

Dear Parents,

Well school, for most children, is back in session in one form or another.  Education seems to range from traditional in-school with masks, distancing, washing and bag lunches to remote learning at home, increasing the burden to parents and to children themselves.  For the most part, people in Central New York have been very compliant with efforts to minimize infectious risks.  We continue to have very low, test positivity rates and few COVID related hospitalizations.  We also benefit from the excellent care from our local hospitals when in patient management is necessary.  The continued use of preventative measures including masks, frequent handwashing and cleaning of contact surfaces as well as limiting group exposures and self-quarantine when we are sick from any cause will help us to get through this health crisis. 

I greatly appreciate the overwhelming support from parents in having their children receive the influenza vaccine this year.  Not only will it decrease the number of flu cases we have to deal with, but it will assist us in helping to differentiate the cause of illness in your children if they become ill.  At our office we have ample supplies of both injectable and the nasal mist forms of flu vaccine. Many parents have asked me what from of vaccine I prefer or recommend.  The answer to this question is not simple for many reasons.  First of all you need to realize that the true efficacy of a particular flu vaccine cannot be determined until after a particular flu season has passed and the CDC (Center for Disease Control) can analyze the influenza rates by regions and evaluate the comparative protection provided by either the injectable or live-nasal version.  All of the available vaccines contain flu antigens or proteins directed at specific Influenza A and B types.  In our practice we have always used what is called a quadrivalent vaccine, regardless of type or manufacturer, which means that it contains proteins against two different flu A strains and two different B strains.  An issue inherent in all forms of vaccines, whether for the flu or other illnesses that we try to prevent in childhood, is that no vaccine is 100 percent effective, primarily because the immune response we each develop varies from person to person.  The antibody response to any vaccine needs to be robust enough to produce an antibody response which is “neutralizing” in nature and in amount.  You many have heard this term in regard to the COVID vaccines being developed.  Flu vaccine immunity also does not last more than four to six months as well, so if we have a late flu season, into the mid to late springtime, the level of protective antibodies may decrease and no longer be effective.  So, in summary, both the injectable and mist versions are generally effective, but I cannot scientifically recommend one over the other, except for the fact that one involves a needle and one a spray up the nose!

I also wanted to provide you with some follow up regarding efforts to develop COVID vaccines.  First, I want to reiterate information recently released from the CDC, specifically that greater than 90 percent of our population are still susceptible to the SARS-CoV2 virus.  Which means that continued preventative efforts involving masks, cleaning of hands and surfaces and distancing whenever possible are essential and the most effective means of avoiding disease.  I must also remind you that anyone that contracts the virus can have an unpredictable outcome, regardless of age, race or gender.  We have all seen perfectly healthy young individuals succumb to the terrible side effects of this infection.  I am hopeful that our practice will be participating on one of the vaccine trials being considered.  If our office is chosen as a clinical site, I will provide you with immediate information regarding participation information.  All of the vaccine trials only involve adult subjects at this time, in order to evaluate effectiveness and safety before we evaluate them in children.  

I hope this information has been helpful and as always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the safety and health of your families. 

Sincerely, 

Dr. Dracker