Camillus: (315) 487-1541
Liverpool: (315) 652-1070

New Pharmacy Programs

Our physicians are aware that certain pharmacies are offering rapid strep and influenza testing at their stores. We believe that your child should always be seen first in the office for a thorough evaluation to determine the best treatment.  Due to the many variables in treating sick children, we will not be participating in these pharmacy programs.

Please continue to contact your office for appointments as needed. Thank you.

Holiday Hours

We will be closing at 4pm on Friday, December 2, 2016 for our office holiday party.

 

As always, our night nurse and on-call physician will be available for emergencies when the office is closed.

Wishing all of our patients and families a healthy and happy holiday season!

Winner of Best of Syracuse Pediatric Group!

Pediatric Associates would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our families who voted us The Best of Syracuse!  We are honored that you have put your trust in us and will continue to provide quality care for your children.  Thank you!

From Everyone at Pediatric Associates

Updated Office Hours

We recently updated our office hours, please see the following for more information:

 

Camillus Office

Monday through Friday: 9 am to 5 pm (phones open at 8 am to schedule appointments)

Saturday and Sunday: open at 9 am for acute visits by appointment (phones open at 8:30 am)

Holidays: closed (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas)

 

Clay Office

Monday through Friday: 9 am to 5 pm (phones open at 8 am to schedule appointments)

Saturday, Sunday, and holidays: closed

 

As always, our on call service will be available for concerns you may have when we are closed.  Thank you.

Flu Clinics Being Scheduled this Month (September)

We received the first shipment of our Influenza (Flu) vaccine and have begun to schedule weekend clinics in September.  All of our doses have not come in, so we will also be scheduling clinics in October and November as those shipments arrive. We ask for your patience as we earnestly try to vaccinate as many of our patients as quickly as possible.

Please call our offices  to schedule your child for the Flu vaccine so they are protected for this coming flu season.Vaccinating your child not only provides the best possible immunity for them but also helps to protect infants, the elderly and immunocompromised patients  These are the people who are at the most risk for complications from the Flu.   You can  click on  our  “Flu Vaccine” tab above for more information on the disease and the vaccine.

Nomination for Best Pediatric Practice in Syracuse!

We’ve been nominated by the Syracuse New Times as the Best Pediatric Practice in Syracuse!

Please vote for us at http://www.syracusenewtimes.com/best-of-syracuse-2016/

Thanks for your support!

Changed Recommendations for Influenza Vaccines for the 2016-2017 Season

The nasal spray influenza vaccine (live attenuated influenza vaccine or “Flumist”) has been effective in the past, but the CDC has continued surveillance and found that the nasal spray has not been as effective as the injectable influenza vaccine in recent years.  The CDC has consequently recommended that the nasal spray NOT be used in the 2016-2017 influenza season.  Our office will therefore only have the injectable influenza vaccine this season.  Please see the CDC website for more information.
 
Please stay tuned for additional information and an update when we will start scheduling flu shots for the upcoming season, which usually begins in August or September.   We will also again be scheduling weekend flu clinics this fall.  Thank you.

Check out the latest Sun and Water Safety Tips from the AAP!

Review the latest Sun and Water Safety Tips for children from the American Academy of Pediatrics!

 

Dr. Cynthia Bright to reduce patient hours starting January 1, 2017

Click below to view Dr. Bright’s letter to Clay patients about reducing her hours.

Dr. Bright letter to patients

New NYS Requirements for Meningococcal Vaccination

Beginning in September 2016, all public, private and parochial students entering 7th  and 12th grade in New York State must be vaccinated against Meningococcal Disease.  This bacterial infection is uncommon (largely due to vaccination) but can result in severe illness, meningitis and death.. The complete adolescent meningococcal vaccine series includes a first dose at 11 or 12 years of age and a booster dose on or after the 16th birthday.

At Pediatric Associates, we have been vaccinating our patients against Meningococcal disease according to the recommended schedule for many years.  When your adolescent comes in for their well child visit this year, we will make sure that he or she is up to date on this vaccine and will provide documentation for your school on their physical form.

For more information go to the  CDC website: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mening/default.htm

 

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