Effective 1/1/2023 refills will only be done either through the patient portal or calling your pharmacy. Please be sure you have an active patient portal for your refills.

12/1/2021-We are giving the Covid-19 Moderna vaccine for children 6 months & up and also have Covid-19 Moderna booster vaccine available at our office-call to make an appointment.

Revised Covid-19 Practice Information (August 2022)

MASKS are REQUIRED for all entrants aged 2 years and older in all areas of the office at all times… even when the doctor is not in the exam room with you.

The waiting room is open, but please call the office (ext. #4) from your car to let us know when you have arrived for your appointment.

Patients with appointments for communicable, infectious illnesses are directed to enter through the side door on the left side of the building.

Well visits/physicals and non-urgent appointments are rescheduled if a patient has any Covid-19 symptoms. Your child may be seen for a sick visit that day, but we need to know in advance, so we can direct you to enter through the proper entrance per above.

Refer to the Erie County DOH website for information about the latest isolation recommendations. (Note that the new, less strict guidelines may not apply to a patient who cannot mask because of their age (<2 years) nor to patients who cannot consistently/reliably wear a KN95 [or better] mask.)

https://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=coronavirus

The American Academy of Pediatrics and all our doctors recommend Covid-19 vaccinations and updated boosters for all children aged 6-months and older. You may call us to book an appointment for the vaccine.


CARDIAC CLEARANCE after Covid-19 Infection
Your child needs a cardiac clearance exam for sports participation after infection with Covid-19 if they meet any of the criteria below:

  • ≥12 years of age and engaged in varsity sports or high intensity/highly competitive sports (regardless of symptom severity)
  • For children ≥5 years of age(including non-athletes ≥12years)
    • they had Covid-19 illness with any of the following:
      • fever (≥ 100.4) for 4 days (96 hours) or more
      • chills, severe muscle aches, or severe fatigue for ≥7 days?
      • chest pain or shortness of breath
      • hospitalization
    • since the Covid infection:
      • they passed out or felt as if they were going to pass out
      • they mentioned anything strange about their heart beats
    • they have a cardiac condition that requires periodic follow up with a cardiologist

Emergency Pediatric & Prenatal Care in Western, NY

Your child’s well-being is our primary concern, and we are dedicated to providing your child with care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and holidays.

Our physicians are on-site at our two offices Monday through Saturday (including evening hours Monday through Thursday). We encourage you to call us for all urgent medical concerns during these times. We will accommodate your child’s needs at our office. Call our main number, (716) 558-5437, during regular office hours.

Life happens! Sometimes illness and accidents occur after hours. Our on-call physicians or nurses are available overnight and on weekends and holidays to provide you with advice. Please call our answering service (716) 827-1684, so we can help you decide if you need to take your child to the Emergency Room or provide you with advice to get you through the night. When the offices are closed the main office number will direct you to our answering service. If your call has not been returned within one half hour, please call the answering service again and ask to have the page to the doctor repeated. If this is a true emergency dial 911.

Keep Us in the Loop

If your child does need immediate attention after hours in an Emergency room, we appreciate a call before you go. When you call us first, we will recommend an appropriate facility. We will call the facility with our concerns. When we call the facility in advance of your arrival, we request and receive direct communication at the conclusion of the visit. This ensures that we remain involved in your child’s care for improved continuity when you return to our office for follow up care.

 

Transit Office Hours

4899 Transit Road Depew, NY 14043

Monday – Friday: 8am-4pm
Saturday: 8am-12pm

(716) 558-5437