We have recently started sending patient education from previous office visits to the patient portal. This does not mean you/your child was seen for an appointment on the day you are receiving this information. If you have any questions, please call the office at 315-701-2129. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
As Pop Warner registration starts, we want to remind parents that any well child visit done in our office is good for 365 days. This means that we can sign off on any Pop Warner forms as long as the well child visit is current. Pop Warner simply needs us to sign it in this year of 2019. We are bringing this to your attention as we have heard from parents in the past that they went and paid for sports physicals elsewhere thinking it was necessary.
For example, if your child had a well child visit in November of 2018, we can sign the Pop Warner form dating it for the date we are now signing it. We have the form at the office already so you do not need to drop it off. Simply call and leave a message on the phone nurses line requesting the Pop Warner form.
Please call the office if you have any questions.
Well Child Visits for Children 19 and Over
Parents: Please be advised that when booking yearly well child physicals for children over the age of 19, you should call and check with your insurance company regarding coverage for this service. There have been recent contract changes with some of the plans and they are no longer covering those type of visits. This is only for commercial (thru employer) plans and does not apply to any Child Health Plus or Medicaid plans. Please contact our billing department if you have any questions.
We are pleased to announce the availability of a lactation counselor for our breastfeeding mothers. Kathy Rees, RN, a certified lactation counselor will be available on Wednesday afternoons from 1-5 pm in our Liverpool office Please contact the office if you are interested in scheduling an appointment with her.
PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTHCARE IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE:
Social skills group for children on the autism spectrum for children ages 10-12 yrs on alternating Saturdays at the 890 Seventh North Street location in Liverpool and for children 13-16 yrs on alternating Mondays at the 890 Seventh North Street location in Liverpool. In order to enroll your child, you must call 315-422-0300, option 5 to sign up for an initial evaluation to see if your child is a good candidate for the group.
Welcome Kristin Rea, LCSW
We are pleased to announce the addition of a new licensed clinical social worker, Kristin Rea, from Psychological Healthcare. She will be seeing patients in our office on Thursdays. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with her, please call our office and ask for the Referrals department. These appointments will be held at our office but billed through Psychological Healthcare’s office.
Prenatal Information Sessions
Summerwood Pediatrics would like to invite any new parents interested in learning more about our office to an information session to be held on the first Wednesday of every month at 5:30 at our office at 4811 Buckley Road in Liverpool.
This session will be led by Dr. Robert Dracker and other staff members. Please call 457-9966, select option 1 (appointment option). We look forward to meeting you!
These sessions will be offered on a monthly basis. Tentative dates for the following months are as follows:
- Wednesday August 7th. at 5:30 PM
- Wednesday September 11th. at 5:30 PM
- Wednesday October 16th. at 5:30 PM
We recommend attending a session approximately 1-2 months prior to the baby’s due date.
Parent Advisory Group
The Parent Advisory Group is a committee consisting of parents whose child receives primary care from Summerwood Pediatrics at either the Liverpool or Camillus office sites. The mission of this group is to create an environment that encourages positive exchange of ideas and communications which fosters child and family oriented care and values.
We believe this is best achieved through families and professionals working together to meet the needs of the children across the ages. The Parent Advisory Council will meet at least twice a year for an hour. More frequent meetings may occur as issues arise. If you are interested in being involved with this group, please email [email protected]. We will keep your contact information until it is needed. Thank you for your time and consideration.