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

Tuesday - Friday:

9:00 am - 5:30 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

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:

We are pleased to announce that the office was recently awarded the "Outstanding Pediatric Office Practice Teaching Award" from Golisano Upstate Pediatric Hospital. This award goes to a pediatric practice that: demonstrates dedication to teaching Upstate's medical students, serves as an excellent pediatric role model, provides a positive learning environment, and imparts outstanding education to many grateful students. Thank you to you and your families for allowing these medical students to help see your children while they are training.

7/8/2021: UPDATED CHECKIN INFORMATION: As of 7/8/21, we will be allowing all routine and well visit patients to enter the building to check in. All patients being seen for sick/acute care visits will still be required to call from their car to check in. Masks are still required for all people entering the building over the age of 2 yrs regardless of vaccination status. If your child is scheduled for a well visit but is experiencing any sick symptoms or anyone in the home has been exposed to COVID, has a pending COVID test result or is being quarantined, we ask that you call before you enter the building. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office.

5/18/2021: MASK AND ATTENDING APPOINTMENT UPDATES

With regards to the changing mask regulations, we would like to remind parents that as a healthcare facility, we are still enforcing the mask policy in our office. However, we will now begin allowing 2 healthy adults/parents to accompany children to their appointments. Both must be wearing masks, not experiencing any sick symptoms, nor be pending any COVID test results or in quarantine. We appreciate your consideration of these guidelines. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office.

Please follow our Facebook @summerwoodpediatrics for more up dated information.

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!

4/19/21: COVID VACCINE AND OTHER VACCINATIONS:
Please be advised that we cannot administer any vaccines to a patient 2 weeks before or after a COVID vaccine (4 weeks if it is a “live” vaccine such as MMR or Varicella). You are welcome to keep your scheduled well visit and then schedule an injection only appointment after the recommended wait time. Please call the office if you have any questions or concerns. Additionally, if you have proof of the COVID vaccine administration, please bring it to your appointment to be put in your child’s chart.

For more information about COVID-19, click here

Onondaga County (COVID-19) Information 

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

6/21/21: EMAIL POLICY

Effective July 1st, 2021 we will no longer be emailing medical information from the office. All information requested will need to be either picked up, faxed (with proper release on file) or submitted to the patient portal. If you need portal activation information, please contact the office. Additionally, the release to share information with schools, daycares, camps, etc. is now available to be filled out electronically through our website (www.summerwoodpediatrics.com). It can be found under the Patients tab, under Forms (Third Party release).
Thank you!

A Letter from Dr. Dracker  - dated 07/19/2021

Dear Parents,

It is that time to review a few issues with regards to a few summertime priorities.  This summer, which has to be better than last year’s, has been bringing with it lots of heat and rain, guaranteeing to provide great local produce, pool use (when we get a dry spell) and lots of mosquitos and tics!  Make sure the kids are getting plenty of fluids and regular meals, and do not forget the sunscreen.  Many people do not realize that skin damage caused by the sun, particularly skin burns associated with blistering, can result in damaging changes which are not seem sometimes until many years later, and can be associated with premature skin wrinkling and damage as well as the potential for skin cancer formation.  

Bug bites, including those from mosquitos, flies and tics can result in assorted diseases, such as secondary skin infections from scratching, local allergic like reactions and Lyme disease along with other tic-born illnesses.  If your child develops a skin rash which is worsening in any way, please let us help you in deciding if we need to see it or not.  Children are also exposed to many plants which can cause allergic reactions, such as poison ivy and local hyper-sensitivity reactions which may need treatment.  Usually washing of the area and the use of over the counter hydrocortisone cream and oral Benadryl can produce some local relief.  

If your child needs a physical exam and vaccines for the start of the upcoming school year, please call us soon so that we can accommodate the last-minute rush.  We always deal with scheduling difficulties at the end of the summer because parents have forgotten to book a physical for their children, which they may need for school or sports.  If you are unsure if and when your child needs their next well care appointment, please contact our office and we will be happy to assist you.  

Unfortunately, I have to bring up the “C” word, prevalent in our society, that being COVID.  Let me review a few honest, not made up, non-politically charged truths:

  • The SARS_CoV2 virus is not gone, and the predominant strain is the delta variant which is more virulent and transmissible than previous strains
  • The majority of currently infected and hospitalized individuals are those who have not been vaccinated (>90%)
  • Children over the age of 12 can be safely vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine, which has been associated with an extremely rare and recoverable side effect involving heart inflammation.  HOWEVER, this complication is extremely rare and almost all children recover without having any significant residual effects, versus heart complications and a post infectious inflammatory process which can occur AFTER an actual infection in unvaccinated children.  Let me make it very clear:  The risk of vaccination is negligible as compared to the risk of infection and its complication as well as the potential to give it to others.  In other words:  I ACTIVELY ENCOURAGE YOU TO HAVE YOUR CHILDREN VACCINATED, THE SOONER THE BETTER!  (I hope that was clear enough)
  • Hopefully, the FDA will soon approve the availability of other COVID vaccines from other manufacturers and for younger children, which I will keep you informed of.
  • DO NOT TRUST UNSUBSTANTIATED NON-MEDICAL, NON-SCIENTIFIC MISINFORMATION OR CONSPIRACY THEORIES!  I hope that I do not disappoint you, but I do trust the scientist and physicians and the FDA and the CDC and Dr. Fauci, all of whom are trying to keep our children and society safe and healthy in a responsible manner.  If you have questions or concerns, I will always be available to any of you if I can clarify any information or misconceptions. 

Consider this:  As noted, the majority of currently infected and hospitalized individuals are those who have not yet been vaccinated, over 50% of which have the delta variant.  Those infected individuals can transmit the virus to others who have also not been vaccinated or whose immune system did not respond adequately to a vaccine (children included).  We are now approaching the nine-month, post vaccine period and beyond, when those who were vaccinated last year, may have waning immunity and again become susceptible to a more contagious and virulent strain (delta strain).  Dr. Fauci made a very poignant and illustrative point when he stated that if we were dealing with the amount of media and internet generated misinformation when we were dealing with the immunization efforts for smallpox and polio in the past, we would not have eradicated those diseases which are no longer threatening the health and well being of society.  As compared to that past, we have greatly improved medical science knowledge and vaccine technology, which has resulted in greater safety and efficacy of available treatment.  Please trust those whose only agenda is to help improve the health and welfare of society as a whole. 

Please stay safe, healthy and vaccinated, 

Dr. Dracker