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:

Per social distancing guidelines, we are only permitting one parent per child to come into the office, with one exception. If you have an infant under the age of 2 months, both parents may accompany the child. 

Please note, we have updated our Check-in procedures. If you are coming to the office for an appointment, we ask that you call us from the parking lot while you are still in your car. In addition, we require masks for all parents and patients over the age of 2. As always, we also request that you utilize the hand sanitizer provided and that you wash your hands in the exam 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.

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 05/06/2021

Dear Parents,

I apologize for not writing for a few weeks. Besides being very busy with patient and administrative issues I have not felt motivated to re-discuss issues which we all have been preoccupied with over the past year and a half. Things seem to be improving in many ways however. Vaccine efforts appear to be extremely effective at reducing infections and severity of disease, despite the fact that our children have not yet had the opportunities that adults have. That should be changing over the next few weeks though. The information I have received from those children over the age of 16 who have been vaccinated, seem to indicate that the side effects experienced have been minimal and the vaccine response is excellent and seems to be very durable or long lasting. Overall, studies on all adult-approved vaccines being tested in various pediatric age groups seem to indicate that children have very few and less severe reactions and that their protective immune responses may actually be greater or more robust than in adults. This is very good news and seems to support the active immunization in children once the FDA has had an opportunity to review all of the associated safety and efficacy data and issues product specific approvals. I would also like to inform you that a number of antiviral treatments are also being tested which will hopefully provide us with an oral treatment for COVID infections, similar to antiviral medications for influenza. I am hopeful that some of these treatments will be available by this Fall.

In the meantime, many of our children have returned to in-person classes while also starting outdoor practices. I hate to harp on the issue, but we need to remain diligent with regards to precautions and hygiene whenever possible. Since children have returned to school we have been seeing an increase in illnesses which was expected. The schools are still mandating that any ill child be seen and tested if indicated, so please let us know if we can assist you.

Finally, I would be remiss if I did not mention and make note of Mother’s Day. Not to minimize the importance of fathers, but mothers are our societal and cultural caretakers and nurturers. Whereas we generally relate fathers with strength, security and providing for the family, mothers are typically associated with love, affection and forgiveness for our young and those in need of protection and support. I have been told by many (mostly women), that if women were completely in charge of society and countries there would never be wars or famine or ethnic persecution. There may be validity in that perspective, but it is not reality. In the meantime Mother’s Day affords us the opportunity to recognize ALL Mothers, and not only those who have had children, but actually all women who continue to demonstrate their love and caring for the young in need of their support.

Sincerely,

Dr. Dracker