12/1/2021-We are giving the Covid-19 Pfizer vaccine for children 5 years & up and also have Covid-19 Pfizer booster vaccine available at our office-call to make an appointment.

For symptomatic Return to school/PCR Testing- go to link below-a Doctor script is not necessary for this site

Revised Covid-19 Practice Information (February 2022)

Revised Practice Updates
Genesee-Transit Pediatrics continues its commitment to protecting patients, visitors, and staff by requiring face masking for all persons 2 years of age and older (regardless of vaccine status) in all areas of the office.

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

Entry is limited to essential guests.

Sick patients are directed to enter through the side door.

Advance and non-urgent appointments are rescheduled if Covid-19 symptoms are present among the patient or the accompanying adult.

100% of staff are vaccinated against Covid-19.
General Covid-19 Information
Refer to the Erie County DOH website for information about the latest isolation/quarantine recommendations.

Refer to the Erie County DOH website to report a positive at-home test and to obtain/complete the Affirmation Documents (isolation or quarantine) as needed by your child's school or your employer for justification of absence.

The American Academy of Pediatrics and all our doctors recommend Covid-19 vaccinations for all age eligible children. You may call us to book an appointment for your child's vaccine.

Do not send your child to daycare, camp, team sports nor school when ill.

Proof of a negative test will be required if you need us to write a note for your child to return to activities.

There are no legitimate medical reasons for a mask exemption. Please do not request one.

CARDIAC CLEARANCE after Covid-19 infection
Please read to see if your child needs to schedule a cardiac clearance exam with us after infection with Covid-19.

Any "YES" answers require an in-office cardiac assessment exam:
  • Is your child ≥12 years of age and engaged in varsity sports or high intensity/highly competitive sports?
  • For children ≥5 years of age:
    • Did your child have fever (≥ 100.4) for 4 days (96 hours) or more?
    • Do your child have either chills, severe muscle aches, or severe fatigue for ≥7 days.
    • Since the Covid infection did your child experience chest pain or shortness of breath?
    • Since the Covid infection did your child pass out or feel as if they were going to pass out?
    • Did your child mention anything to you about their heart or heart beats?
    • Was your child hospitalized for Covid-19?
    • Does your child see a cardiologist on a regular basis?

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