FAQs

Please take a moment to read our most commonly asked questions. We're always available to answer your questions and encourage you to contact our office if you have a question that is not answered below.

Q: What is a Pediatrician?
A:
A pediatrician is a medical doctor who specializes in the care of children. Pediatricians have undergone special training in the health and illnesses of infants, teens and young adults, and the majority of pediatricians are certified by the American Board of Pediatrics after passing a comprehensive exam.

Pediatricians provide preventive health care for children in good health and medical care for children who are acutely or chronically ill. They also provide parents with support and advice with issues such as growth and development, safety and prevention, nutrition, and emotional wellness to foster a lifetime of good health.

Q: Can I meet my pediatrician before my baby is born?
A:
Yes, in fact we strongly encourage parents-to-be to visit our office for a prenatal appointment. This is a great way to get acquainted with our office and our doctors. During this visit, we will answer any questions that you have about our practice or your new child. Visit our expectant parent's page for more information.

Q: How often should my child see the pediatrician?
A:
Your child should not only see the pediatrician for an illness. It is also important to schedule well-child-care exams regularly, beginning in infancy. Also called well-care visits or checkups, these routine examinations provide the best opportunity for the doctor to observe the progress of your child's physical and mental growth and development; to counsel and teach parents; to detect problems through screening tests; to provide immunizations, and to get to know one another. Well-care visits are strongly recommended as part of preventive pediatric care.

Well-child visits are also a good time for parents to raise questions and concerns about a child's development, behavior, nutrition, safety and overall well-being.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends this schedule for routine well-care visits:

  • 3 to 5 days
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months
  • 30 months
  • 3 years
  • 4 years

And once every year thereafter for an annual health supervision visit that includes a physical exam as well as a developmental, behavioral, and learning assessment.

Q: What is the best way to schedule an appointment with your office?
A:
You can schedule an appointment by calling our office during regular business hours, or by requesting an appointment online.

Q: Is your office accepting new patients?
A:
Yes, we always welcome new patients. Contact our office for additional information or request an appointment.

Q: Why does my child need to receive vaccinations?
A:
Immunizations are a series of shots given to children at different ages to help ward off serious, and potentially fatal, childhood diseases. Making sure your child receives immunizations when scheduled is the best way to help protect your child from potentially fatal diseases. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, vaccinations have reduced the number of infections from vaccine-preventable diseases by more than 90%. If you're apprehensive about vaccinations, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Find us on the map

Summerwood Pediatrics - Liverpool

4811 Buckley Rd. Liverpool, NY 13088

Monday:

9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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

Tuesday - Friday:

9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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

Saturday, Sunday:

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sick Visits Only

Summerwood Pediatrics - Camillus

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

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:

9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Wednesday, Friday:

Closed

Saturday, Sunday:

Call Liverpool 315-457-9966

  • "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
  • "Amazing at getting you right in! The staff is always extremely friendly and caring!"
    Ashley, 11/8/2017
  • "Dr Green is amazing! She's very thorough and always gets my son back to health quickly! She's amazing with Asthma and allegy kids! Summerwood is a wonderful office and the staff and dr's are very friendly! I also love Lara who we try to see if Dr Green is not available. She reminds me of a young DR Green and we need more physicians who are truly dedicated to there patients!"
    Ellen C, 8/4/2017
  • "Both of my children went to Summerwood Pediatrics and now both of my grand children go. They always get you right in and are very friendly!!"
    Colleen J, 3/6/2017
  • "I go to the camillus location and let me just say they are the best around . Ive been taking my son here for years . VERY clean enviorment and everyone is really nice . Ive never had a problem with them and i recommend this to anyone reading this!"
    Irmis, 2/8/2017
  • "We have been with Summerwood Pediatrics for 15 yrs. They have been amazing time and time again. Dr. Dracker is superior."
    Heather, 1/2/2017
  • "This practice is very friendly and supportive!"
    Rebecca, 7/15/2016