Did You Know????
The Canandaigua Medical Group Departments of Pediatrics has Office Hours every Saturday Morning from 8AM until 12 Noon in our Canandaigua Office.
You also have access to the on-call Pediatrician all weekend via telephone. At times, arrangements can be made to see the on-call doctor in the Canandaigua Office during times other than our regular Saturday morning hours.
It is very important for your child to see their physician whenever possible, so, if your child needs to see a physician on the weekend, please call (585) 393-2860 (or (585) 396-6000 if the office is closed).
Department of Pediatrics has 7 physicians and 3 nurse
practitioners. They have offices in Canandaigua and Farmington and are accepting new patients. See the services provided by the department of Medicine-Pediatrics.
|Brian Campbell, DO
|Margaret Hollister, MD
||June Morrison, NP
|David Ragonesi, MD
What is a medical specialist?
A medical specialist is a physician
who has completed the usual four years of medical school plus
three to six years of training in a residency program
where there is extensive study and preparation for them to care for
patients in specific areas of medicine. As a resident the physician
in a hospital or ambulatory care setting under the supervision of teachers.
During this time the resident cares for patients, attends conferences,
and participates in research in the area of specialty being studied. At
the end of the residency the physician must complete a comprehensive
and examination in order to receive certification. Some specialty boards
also require recertification every seven to ten years to maintain the
certification. In addition the physician must participate in
yearly continuing medical
What is a Pediatrician?
provide preventive health maintenance for healthy children
and medical care for those who are seriously or chronically
ill. Primary care pediatricians focus on the care of children
from birth to 21 years of age. From immunizations to monitoring
growth and development, from counseling on age-appropriate
nutrition to guiding children and families through the potentially
tumultuous phases of puberty and adolescence, prevention and
health maintenance underscore every patient care interaction.
When pediatricians treat children
with injuries, they will then work with the family to develop safety
to ensure a safe home and play environment. When they encounter
an adolescent in emotional turmoil, they seek to help the
family develop nurturing parent-child relationships.
work with other medical specialists and midlevel professionals
to provide for the health and emotional needs of children.
A full range of illnesses, from common infectious diseases
and minor trauma, to malignancies, congenital anomalies,
autoimmune disorders are also within the general pediatrician's
area of expertise, though some of these are treated in
collaboration with pediatric sub-specialists or pediatric surgical
Pediatricians are concerned with
more than just the child's physical well-being. They are increasingly
the prevention, early detection, and management of behavioral,
developmental, and functional social problems that affect
children and adolescents. Their skilled assessments may uncover
or anxiety in children, particularly those who are technology-dependent,
or whose activity is limited by chronic conditions. With
structured evaluation and early intervention, the primary care
identifies and addresses the developmental and behavioral
issues that result from exposure to prevalent psychosocial stressors.
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
A nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered
professional nurse with advanced education and clinical training
in a health care specialty area. Nurse practitioners work with
people of all ages and their families, providing information people
need to make informed decisions about their health care and lifestyle
choices. Nurse practitioners evaluate the health status of patients
through history taking, physical examination and evaluation of
laboratory tests. They provide comprehensive health care wellness
evaluations as well as assess and manage acute minor illnesses
and refer patients to physicians and other health care providers
when necessary. The nurse practitioner prescribes medicines and
other therapies when it is appropriate. At the Canandaigua Medical
Group, your doctor reviews all notes of your visits with the nurse
practitioner. The physician remains ultimately responsible for
your health care. Through the nurse practitioner your doctor can
be more responsive to your individual needs.
Nurse Practitioners have been in
practice with the Canandaigua Medical Group (CMG) for over 20 years.
Initially they practiced only in Internal Medicine but today they
work within all the specialty areas of CMG.
The Nurse Practitioner movement
began over 25 years ago in Colorado at a time of a severe physician
shortage. Registered nurses were trained in advanced techniques
of diagnosis and treatment to fill the need during that time. Today,
most of our nurse practitioners have had at least 8 years of education
and clinical practice before they take their first job. All of
them had been practicing as registered nurses before they went
back to school for their advanced education.
at the Canandaigua Medical Group, they are an integral part of
the health care team. They practice in the collaborative relationship
with our physician colleagues, diagnosing and treating both acute
and chronic illnesses. They are able to prescribe medications,
order, perform and interpret diagnostic studies and lab work,
provide immunizations, perform physical exams, check ups and
promote health seeking behavior and wellness. They counsel, educate,
teach and treat individuals and families about their total health
professional health care specialists, they bring their years of nursing
experience and education to the care of each individual and family.
There are more than 8,600 Nurse
Practitioners certified to practice in New York State and some
of the very best are here at the Canandaigua Medical Group as integral
members of your health care team.