As you all know, growing and moving forward in life requires changes. These past few years have been uniformly difficult in dealing with various pressures related to COVID, severe respiratory illnesses, and shortages of staff and providers. Managing a very busy pediatric practice is no different. Sometimes these changes can be difficult but are deemed necessary for us to ensure the continued optimal care for the families we serve.
After working for 15 years at our practice and having a career spanning 5 decades, it is very difficult for us to announce that Dr. Green will be retiring at the end of this month. We have enjoyed our time with Dr. Green during our many years together and she has been a reliable part of Summerwood for a long time. We cannot express enough gratitude for the care and love she has brought to our practice, the families, and especially the children. If you want to share any good wishes, please send them to our office and we will be sure Dr. Green receives them.
With that, we also need to tell you of the difficulties we have been facing with the current building owners of Medical Center West and with finding sufficient medical staff and providers to maintain our services at our West location. For those of you who go to our Camillus site, you may have noticed that the majority of the facility is empty and it now lacks the supportive services we need such as x-ray, reference laboratory, and MRI facility. We have been at the Camillus site for about 25 years, during which time the building has exchanged ownership hands three times. The current owners have been very difficult to work with and our related lease costs have become unaffordable. As a result, we had to make the difficult choice to close our Camillus location at the end of January. With time, we hope to open a new location in the Camillus area as we understand the need for quality pediatric care in that area. We apologize for the inconvenience this will cause some of you and hope that you will stand by us as we make these transitions. Centralizing our services and staff at our main Liverpool office will undoubtedly increase our service efficiency and availability for your children’s needs.
We are excited to have you meet our new provider staff at your upcoming visits and know that we are still actively looking for well-qualified providers to help us deliver quality and timely care of your children. Your children are our priority, and we thank you for your understanding and support as we move toward a future that looks a little different but will be just as reliable and comforting as you have come to expect from us.
Dr. Dracker and the Staff of Summerwood Pediatrics
Our practice is in desperate need of RN’s and LPN’s to assist us in caring for our patients. I am sure you are aware of the severe shortage of nursing personnel on both a local and national level. Unfortunately, without adequate nursing staff to assist us with patient care, our ability to see adequate patients for both acute illnesses and routine care will be impacted. If you or someone you know would like to consider working at our practice and assist us in caring for your children please let us know. Both part and full time positions with attractive salaries are available. If interested, please contact our office at: 315-701-2144 or email: Shelley Fleming, HR Director, at: [email protected].
Dr. Dracker received his B.A in Biology from NYU, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and subsequently attended medical school at the SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, where he also graduated Alpha Omega Alpha with honors.
"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!!!!"