Who We Are
The Pediatric Practice has 13,000 patients and is grouped into 4 teams. The team names are: Blue, Green, Orange and Yellow. Team-based care is a delivery model where patient care needs are addressed as a coordinated effort among multiple health care providers.
Each team includes a Lead Pediatrician along with additional physicians, advanced practice providers, and resident physicians supporting your family in your health goals for your child.
Each team also has a consistent group of nurses, social workers, care coordinators, and outpatient access specialists (OAS) to care for your child. The teams work to provide every child with a medical home with care coordination, medical interpreting services, nursing advice, and access to specialists including such areas as lactation specialists, nutrition, social work and behavioral health.
Who Is On My Team?
Medical Director Joins the Pediatric Practice
Sarah K. Collins-McGowan, M.D. is excited to join the Golisano Children’s Hospital Pediatric Practice. She did her pediatric training here at URMC and had been working in primary care pediatrics in Rochester for a number of years before joining our team. She is very passionate about providing high quality care in a way that meets children and families where they are and thinking about all the ways health is impacted by social determinants. She has a special interest in advocacy and partnering with community-based organizations as well as in early literacy. But the absolute best part of her job is getting to spend time with kids of all ages!
Who Will My Child See at Their Appointment?
Primary Care Physician (PCP)
The PCP is the team leader for the team that the patient is assigned to in the practice. Patients may be seen by any of the doctors, advanced practice providers and residents on their team. There will be a single lead pediatrician listed as your child’s pediatrician in our system and with the insurance company.
Continuity Care Physician (CCP)
Your child’s CCP is the provider who will see your child regularly and who is most familiar with them. “Well-Child Visits” and “Follow-Up” visits will be scheduled with your child’s CCP. If the CCP is not available within the needed time frame, we will schedule an appointment with a provider on the same team.
Note: Since illness visits are scheduled within 1-2 days, your child often may see someone other than their PCP or CCP.