Pediatric Specialties — Primary Care
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Overview

Keeping 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 nine Suffolk County locations. Our Islip office is also 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.