General Pediatrics & Hospitalist Service

General Pediatrics

We deliver a broad range of clinical care, education and research. Our division operates two pediatric health centers, Niagara Street Pediatrics and Towne Gardens Pediatrics, where we deliver community-based primary care and population health care to the inner-city. Our patient population includes Caucasian, African-American, Hispanic and immigrant populations. Together, these active sites see more than 24,000 patient visits per year and offer a rich training environment for our students and residents. Both sites use an electronic health record system that is integrated with Oishei Children's Hospital. We also staff several school-based health clinics as well as the asthma and special needs clinics located at Niagara Street Pediatrics.

Programs:

Primary Care – Oishei Children's Hospital is dedicated to providing children with access to high quality primary medical care in the city of Buffalo.

Special Needs – Primary care clinic for medical, developmental, behavioral and/or emotional disabilities with a multidisciplinary approach to care.

The Youth Link Program – Providing primary medical care, specialty care and case management services for adolescents who are infected with HIV or are at-risk for getting HIV.

Newborn Nursery – Our newborn service is for babies whose physicians are not on staff with Oishei Children’s Hospital and for babies who will become patients of Niagara Street Pediatrics or Towne Gardens Pediatrics.

Outpatient Locations:

Niagara Street Pediatrics
1050 Niagara Street
Buffalo, NY 14213
Office: 716.859.5437
Fax: 716.323.0292

Towne Gardens Pediatrics
461 William Street
Buffalo, NY 14204
Office: 716.852.1578
Fax: 716.852.5154

Hospitalist Service

Our pediatric hospitalist service (PHS) provides care in the newborn nursery and hospital medicine at both Oishei Children's Hospital and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital along with long-term care at HighPointe. This service covers medical inpatients from our health centers, plus those of many local private practices. In addition, the hospitalist service covers unreferred medical admissions and provides more than 7,000 combined inpatient admission days per year.

Service is available for immediate hospitalization of pediatric patients with subsequent inpatient management for medical problems within the scope of general pediatrics.

Benefits:

  • Access to hospital direct admission for medically appropriate patients allowing patients to avoid the Emergency Department.
  • Immediate access to a member of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Service for telephone consultation and/or hospitalization of a patient.  
  • Inpatient consultative services available for contracted Hospital Medicine Groups for patients admitted to other subspecialty services at OCH. 
  • Responsive feedback. Timely, regular phone communication regarding patient status as needed. 
  • Written patient summaries forwarded to the primary care physician within 48 hours after discharge. 
  • Follow-up primary care appointments arranged for patients upon discharge.
  • Quick connections to OCH’s subspecialist consultations.
  • Consultative resources for physicians. All patients will be returned to the referring physician for primary care and unrelated problems.

 

Contact Us:

Office: 716.323.0034
Fax: 716.323.0292