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The Division of General Pediatrics delivers a broad range of clinical care, education and research for the Department of Pediatrics. Our division staffs the pediatric hospitalist service, the newborn nursery services, and 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. We also staff several school-based health clinics as well as the asthma and special needs clinics located at Niagara Street Pediatrics. The division provides much of the core training for the pediatric residency program and the medical student pediatric clerkships.
Primary Care – The primary care pediatric health centers, Niagara Street Pediatrics and Towne Gardens Pediatrics, provide high quality primary medical care to children in the city of Buffalo. Our clinics are certified as Patient-Centered Medical Homes by the National Center for Quality Assurance. The clinics provide comprehensive pediatric care, developmental and psychosocial screening, and care coordination, and are participants in the Reach Out and Read program. Our patient population is extremely diverse. The clinics see more than 27,000 patient visits per year and offer a rich training environment for our students and residents.
Special Needs – Primary care clinic for children with medical complexity, including a range of complex medical, developmental, behavioral and/or emotional disabilities.
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 busy newborn services provide care for babies born at Oishei Children’s Hospital and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.
Our pediatric hospitalist service (PHS) provides hospital medicine care at Oishei Children's Hospital and long-term care for pediatric patients at HighPointe on Michigan. A hospitalist is a physician who specializes in the care of patients that require admission to the hospital. Our field of practice focuses on providing the highest quality medical care to their hospitalized patients. 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.