Coronavirus Pandemic Notice
Posted 2/3/2021

Our Practice Updates General Covid-19 Information
The Coronavirus Pandemic safety protocols remain in place.

All persons 2 years and up who enter the office must wear a face mask that covers both the mouth AND the nose.

To maintain proper social distancing within the office, we continue to call you in from your car and to escort you out one family at a time.

Therefore, entering and exiting transitions take longer. Please be patient with us as we do our best to keep everyone as safe as possible.

Only one adult may accompany the patient(s) for the appointment(s) to limit in office capacity.

We continue to separate, by session, appointments for well/non-sick patients from appointments for sick/contagions concerns.

All entrants are screened for Covid-19 symptoms and exposure. (All non-urgent appointments are rescheduled if there is a positive screen.)

Our pandemic hours are the still Monday-Friday 8am-4pm and we continue to have Saturday hours 8am-12pm.

As usual, we are available for advice 24/7.

Telehealth visits are still available.

The office is not handling cash payments within the office space.

We are not doing in-office testing for Covid-19.

We are not yet offering Coronavirus vaccines.

**We are following the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines (12/2020) to conduct in office cardiac screening for all children 5 years and older in order to determine clearance to resume exercise/gym/sports.

Continue to mask, social distance, and wash your hands frequently.

Avoid unnecessary gatherings with persons with whom you do not live.

Do not send your child to daycare, camp, nor school with any symptoms of Covid-19 nor if he has had close contact with someone who has or is under investigation for Covid-19.

Refer to the Erie County Dept. of Health website for a list of Covid testing locations.

If you get tested, isolate as if you are positive and quarantine your family until the results are reported as normal.

If there is a test-proven, positive Covid-19 case in your household refer to the Erie County Health Commissioner mandate (Health Alert Priority #355) for the proper quarantine procedure via this link: Note the quarantine time has been shortened from 14 to 10 days.

If you think your child has the Covid-19 virus he may be treated supportively at home. Regarding suspected Covid-19 illness, call if there is fever of 100.4 or higher longer than 72 hours or if there is shortness of breath, trouble breathing, difficulty keeping down fluids, or an extensive rash.

Presently available vaccines are approved for either 16 or 18 year-olds and up.

Stay safe!
Let’s Go Buffalo!
Crush this Virus!


Pediatric Physicians in Buffalo, NY

Our pediatricians are dedicated to the care of infants, children, and adolescents in the Buffalo & Depew, NY areas. Each pediatric physician at Genesee-Transit strives to achieve compassion, kindness, and competence. Our very dedicated staff can help you with your journey through parenting. From preventative prenatal care to vaccinations for your child, our team is here to assist your family’s needs.

We are currently accepting new patients. Schedule an appointment today!


Darlene A. Dzik, MD, FAAPDarlene A. Dzik, MD, FAAP

Dr. Dzik graduated from Depew High School in 1986. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Biology in 1990. Dr. Dzik graduated from the SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine in 1994, and completed her Residency training in Pediatrics in 1997 at the Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. Dr. Dzik then practiced at Mercy Pediatric Center in South Buffalo. She has been with Genesee-Transit Pediatrics since its inception in 1999. She is certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She resides in Lancaster and enjoys spending time with her children.


John A. Dzik, MD, FAAPJohn A. Dzik, MD, FAAP

Dr. Dzik graduated in 1985 from Depew High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1989. Dr. Dzik then graduated from the SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine in 1993, and completed his Residency training in Pediatrics in 1996 at the Children's Hospital of Buffalo. Dr. Dzik then joined Tonawanda Pediatrics. He has been with Genesee-Transit Pediatrics since its launch in 1999. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. He resides in Lancaster with his wife and children.


Khristina Kasuba, MD, FAAPKhristina Kasuba, MD, FAAP

Dr. Kasuba joined Genesee-Transit Pediatrics in 2012. She has lived in the Buffalo area since 1996 and is a graduate of Depew High School. She received her B.A. in Biomedical Science from SUNY Buffalo. Dr. Kasuba completed an internship at the Toshiba Stroke Research Center at SUNY Buffalo and a project on Dengue Fever. Her volunteer interests included working with orphans in both the Ukraine and St. Maarten. Dr. Kasuba received her M.D. from The American University of the Caribbean then completed her residency training in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Buffalo. She is versed in Russian and is fluent in Ukrainian.


Alessandra M. Palma, MD, FAAPAlessandra M. Palma, MD, FAAP

Dr. Palma received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Majoring in Spanish literature, Dr. Palma graduated Cum Laude and was the recipient of the Abby Howe Turner Award for Excellence in Biology. Dr. Palma completed her M.D. degree at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Camden, New Jersey. Her residency training in Pediatrics was completed at Children's Hospital of Buffalo, where she served as Chief Resident. After completing her residency training, Dr. Palma attended as the Hospitalist for the infant ward at Children's Hospital of Buffalo and worked in the hospital-affiliated clinics. She was awarded a National Health Service Corps Scholarship for her service in the inner city clinics. Dr. Palma has been with our practice since its 1999 expansion into Genesee-Transit Pediatrics. She is board certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.




Transit Office Hours

4899 Transit Road Depew, NY 14043

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

(716) 558-5437