Primary Care

Stony Brook University Medical Center

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    OverviewKeeping children healthy is the primary goal of Stony Brook Children's Services primary care program. Our general pediatricians provide comprehensive primary care, including routine well and sick care for children from birth through age 21, at six Suffolk County locations. Our Patchogue and Islip offices also are staffed by physicians who can provide care for your whole family, including adults. Evening and weekend hours are available at all our sites.  


    Recently, we have introduced the concept of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) at all our practice sites. This approach involves making your child’s primary care doctor (along with the entire Medical Home Team) the point person around which all care revolves — both in and out of the doctor’s office.


    We believe PCMH is the best way to organize and deliver primary healthcare because it provides both a framework and an opportunity for you to develop trusted, long-term relationships with your child’s doctor and team. Your team coordinates services at every point of the healthcare spectrum — prevention, hospitalization, specialty care, community services and supports. This results in more personalized, coordinated, efficient and, ultimately, effective care.


    With a patient-centered medical home approach, care, both routine and urgent, is highly accessible to you, your child and your entire family. Good communication is emphasized. PCMH also takes full advantage of the latest information technology to prescribe, communicate, track test results, obtain clinical support information and monitor performance. Just as important, you and your family have a whole team that knows you, your child, and your family’s history on your side — not just in treating illness but in supporting lifelong good health. In short, you get the right care in the right place at the right time.


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    Contact Us Click here to see our many locations. Call (631) 444-KIDS to make an appointment at any location.

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    Our Team 


    Unlike many university-based primary care programs, Stony Brook Children's Services dedicates two or three full-time staff physicians to a single location, rather than rotating them among multiple offices. All our pediatricians are board certified, and serve as educators in our School of Medicine, teaching the next generation of physicians as medical students, residents and fellows.


    Our PCMH care is delivered by Medical Home Teams. Led by your child’s primary care physician, this team of medical professionals builds lifelong relationships with your child. Because all care is coordinated through them, they help ensure that aspects of your child’s care do not “fall through the cracks.” They help avoid costly and unnecessary duplication of services such as routine laboratory procedures. They provide support, education and guidance; deliver evidence-based care; look for the most cost-effective solutions; and are culturally sensitive to your family’s language and belief system. They follow your child’s growth and development and become your partner in health.


    For more information on any of our pediatricians, click Find a Physician.


    Susmita Pati, MD, Division Chief
    Robyn Blair, MD
    Rosa Cataldo, DO
    Latha Chandran, MD
    Cathy Coleman, MD
    Jill Creighton, MD
    Roosje De Grauw, MD
    Traci Downs, MD
    Anne Hansen, DO
    Megan Kasnicki, MD
    Jennifer Klingenberger-Beyer, MD
    Robyn LaBarca, MD
    Leslie Quinn, MD
    Lycia Ryder, DO
    Rizwana Shams, MD
    Susan Walker, MD
    Tara Mahoney, NP
    Regina Muir, NP

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    Services We have six locations and more than a dozen physicians to serve you and your family.


    Stony Brook Pediatrics Satellite Offices:

    Stony Brook Children's Services at East Moriches
    492 Montauk Highway
    East Moriches, New York 11940
    (631) 638-2900
    For appointments: (631) 444-KIDS
    Hours: Monday: 8 am to 5 pm; Tuesday: 8 am to 5 pm; Wednesday: 8 am to 8 pm; Thursday: 8 am to 8 pm; Friday: 8 am to 5 pm; Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
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    Physicians available:
    Rosa Cataldo, MD
    Jennifer Klingenberger-Beyer, MD
    Susan Walker, MD
    Tara Mahoney, NP


    Stony Brook Children's Services at Islip
    2701 Sunrise Highway
    Islip Terrace, New York 11752
    (631) 638-2375 
    For appointments: (631) 444-KIDS
    Hours: Monday: 8 am to 8 pm; Tuesday: 8 am to 8 pm; Wednesday: 8 am to 8 pm; Thursday: 8 am to 5 pm; Friday: 8 am to 5 pm; Saturday: 8 am to 4:30 pm
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    Physicians available:
    Megan Kasnicki, MD
    Rizwana Shams, MD

    Stony Brook Children's Services at Patchogue
    450 Waverly Avenue
    Patchogue, New York 11772
    (631) 444-6300
    For appointments: (631) 444-KIDS
    Hours: Monday: 8 am to 5 pm; Tuesday: 8 am to 8 pm; Wednesday: 8 am to 8 pm; Thursday: 8 am to 8 pm; Friday: 8 am to 5 pm; Saturday: 8 am to 4 pm
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    Physicians available:
    Cathy Coleman, MD
    Roosje De Grauw, MD
    Robyn LaBarca, MD


    Stony Brook Children's Services at East Setauket
    Tech Park Office
    4 Technology Drive
    East Setauket, New York 11733
    (631) 444-4601
    For appointments: (631) 444-KIDS
    Hours: Monday: 8 am to 8 pm; Tuesday: 8 am to 5 pm; Wednesday: 8 am to 8 pm; Thursday: 8 am to 8 pm; Friday: 8 am to 5 pm; Saturday: 8 am to 4 pm
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    Physicians available:
    Robyn Blair, MD
    Latha Chandran, MD
    Traci Downs, MD
    Susmita Pati, MD
    Leslie Quinn, MD
    Lycia Ryder, DO
    Regina Muir, NP

    Stony Brook Children's Services at Southold
    Winds Way Professional Center
    44210 County Road 48
    Suite 1
    Southold, New York 11971
    (631) 765-0050
    For appointments: (631) 444-KIDS
    Hours: Monday: 8 am to 5 pm; Wednesday: 12 pm to 8 pm; Friday: 8 am to 12 pm
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    Physicians available:
    Anne Hansen, DO

    Stony Brook Children's Services at Hampton Bays
    225. W. Montauk Highway
    Hampton Bays, NY 11946
    (631) 723-5000
    For appointments: (631) 444-KIDS
    Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: hours vary
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    Physicians available:
    Jill Creighton, MD

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    Patient Resources
    Billing and Insurance Questions Click here for billing inquiries
    Click here to check participation in your insurance plan.

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    Research and Education In addition to their dedication to clinical care, Stony Brook pediatricians are committed to training and teaching the next generation of leaders in pediatrics. Each of our physicians also serves as a member of the faculty of the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Under staff supervision, medical residents who wish to specialize in pediatrics may polish their clinical, psychosocial, and community leadership skills in our Continuity Clinics (in the ambulatory clinics), as well as within satellite locations.

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    Advances And Recognitions
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    Definitions Medical resident - A physician who has finished medical school and internship goes on to receive training in a specialized area. Board certification in all medical and surgical specialties requires successful completion of a residency program.

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