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.)


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

Testimonials for Our Pediatrician

If you are looking for a new pediatrician office in the Western New York area, choose Genesee-Transit Pediatrics, LLP. Our state-of-the-art facilities, comprehensive medical services, and caring staff keep our customers coming back year after year. Pediatric care is about so much more than great medical attention; our office prioritizes your convenience and makes sure to keep your child comfortable and happy throughout their appointment to foster positive associations and lifelong responsibility. Don’t just take our word for it, however. Here are some testimonials from satisfied customers throughout the greater Buffalo area. Read what they have to say about their experiences with us, then contact our office to schedule your child’s first appointment!



“We love the practice and always speak highly of our experiences.  We primarily see Dr.Palma, who is great with my kids but also with me and all my "new mom" questions.  Little to no wait time for scheduled visits as well as sick visits.  Nursing staff is great and they do an amazing job getting vitals and giving vaccines to wiggly little kids.  Prompt with returning documents needed for daycare.” -Google Review


“My two youngest have had an excessive amount of illnesses and things happen,which would require a phone call or a visit. When my kids needed to be seen they have always been seen and given great care. Dr. John and Dr. Palma are who we see the most of but all the docs seem to be easy to work with and nice as well. If I have concerns, they are addressed and they call to check on their sick patients. Nurses' line is an amazing tool and even if you call 6 times in 1 day(which I've had to) they don't get aggravated and are still super nice, helpful, and professional. My daughter has been sick a lot lately and I called them at 1 am before I took her into the ER, and Dr. John called back and was really helpful and understanding...normally there is an "on-call" doc or nurse from some other location that will call patients back after hours but they call their patients any time day or night when they are needed. Really happy with them.” -Yelp Review


“We’ve been fortunate to have gone to Dr. John for our kids' medical needs for the past 10 years. The office staff is warm and friendly; as are all the doctors and nurses. I can’t recommend this practice highly enough!” - Google Review


“We love Dr. John. When our daughter was born he came to the hospital to check on her both days we were there. (Many pediatricians do not come to the hospital anymore, they leave it to the hospital staff, which was our experience with our first daughter).  He is always kind and thorough.  My older daughter sees Dr. Darlene, and she is fabulous too.  She makes my 3 year old comfortable, and she too is very thorough and attentive.  We left another pediatrician we were not comfortable with when our oldest was just over a year old, and just so happy we did.  We never wait long.  Both facilities are very clean and child friendly.  The staff are always attentive and accommodating.  If you are at all uncomfortable with your pediatrician, come here.  I promise you will be glad you did!” - Yelp Review


“The doctors here are caring and they always do their best to see my children when they are sick. Dr. John always makes the kids laugh and he is so great with them! I am very pleased with this office!” - Google Review


Transit Office Hours

4899 Transit Road Depew, NY 14043

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

(716) 558-5437