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:

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....

A Letter from Dr. Dracker  - dated 06/14/2021

Dear Parents,
The “schoolyear” will be ending soon, regardless of the format your children have been attending. What has been obvious to me has been the variability in teaching methods over the past year and their efficacies for each child. Some children have seemed to do very well with any educational method they have been asked to use, while others have really struggled when they have not been in a live classroom environment and have had to work more independently then they have had to in the past. It may be difficult in some schools to assess the academic needs of each particular student once regular classroom schedules resume in the fall. Unfortunately, teachers will be bearing this burden and I hope that schools will be considering supportive adjunctive measures to assist students who may have fallen behind academically. Please make sure that you communicate well with your children with regards to their understanding and capacity to handle new grade specific information, and if they seem to be struggling then you should ask for assistance on their behalf sooner rather than later.
Vaccine efforts continue to demonstrate their effectiveness in mitigating the SARS-CoV2 infections in our populations. With the increasing administration in children, the actual numbers of infections and hospitalization continue to fall. In generally, the effectiveness of new vaccine technologies and the extremely rare significant adverse reactions have been quite remarkable to consider, demonstrating protective results rarely seen with vaccines in general. There are still questions outstanding regarding the durability or lasting protections associated with the different vaccines and whether booster doses will be required and when. In all likelihood, booster doses will be necessary, since Coronaviruses in general intrinsically demonstrate mutational changes and are not associated with long lasting immunity even following infection. The first priority however is the initial immunization of all individuals, especially children, which I highly recommend. Within the next few weeks, we anticipate FDA approval of COVID vaccinations for children down to at least two years of age, which ultimately will go down to 6 months of age. I will continue to keep you informed of any information that I feel is of value to your families.
Finally, some reminders regarding living life normally again! Although many people now seem to go without masks in public places, I strongly encourage you to use masks and practice good hygiene methods if you or others have not been vaccinated. Masks will continue to be required in most health care settings. Perhaps we need to live more “hygienically” since we have witnessed dramatic reductions in the incidence of influenza and other respiratory infections when we utilize barrier precautions and good hand washing. The COVID Era is not over and like most community infections, related illnesses occur given any opportunity to resurface. I also need to mention that we need to remember general, summer-related health care concerns such as sun exposure prevention and sunscreen use, tick exposures and possible Lyme disease complications, bug bites and their potential to develop into subsequent skin infections from scratching, pool and water safety, and adequate fluid intake and rest. At this point I will stop medically preaching and remind you that we are always here to help you with your questions and with the care of your children. Please enjoy your summer and have a wonderful time with your families. 

Sincerely, 

Dr. Dracker