Child & Adolescent Healthcare
Generations of Quality Care Under One Roof
Pediatricians are concerned with the physical, emotional and social health of children from birth to young adulthood. Pediatric care encompasses a broad spectrum of health services ranging from preventative health care to the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases.
What is a Pediatrician?
Pediatricians are doctors who care for children, generally from birth to adolescence. Through their training they acquire the skills to treat a broad range of conditions from basic childhood illness to the most serious of diseases. Slocum-Dickson’s Pediatricians understand the many factors that affect the growth and development of children. Children change rapidly, and they must be approached with an appreciation for their stage of physical and mental development, and promptly referred if they are found to have any delays.
A Pediatricians Role
- Evaluating babies and children for appropriate growth and development, and screening for abnormalities and disabilities or delays, if any.
- Vaccination of babies and children, and advice about specific disease prevention.
- Advice on feeding, diet, food supplements, and other nutrition concerns.
- Coordination of care for children receiving treatment from different specialists, and responsibility for the child’s overall health.
- Health education for the family.
Rapid Tests IN OFFICE
Slocum-Dickson Pediatrics is now able to do a limited amount of RAPID ANTIGEN COVID-19 tests in the office! Certain patients may be eligible to have a rapid test done in the pediatric office and then immediately be seen for other illnesses such as strep throat and ear infections. Patients who have a negative rapid test will then have a second test called a PCR done in our laboratory using the same swabs. Testing is done in the front of the nose and takes 15 minutes for a result.
We remain committed to keeping our well patients safe! All patients with symptoms suspicious for COVID-19 will be escorted directly to exam rooms and will not sit in the waiting room. Special cleaning, air purification, and decontamination time for rooms between patients will decrease risks as much as possible.
If your child has signs or symptoms of COVID-19, please call our office for further information and instructions.
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
9:00 am-5:00 pm
1729 Burrstone Road,
New Hartford, NY 13413
Slocum-Dickson’s Team of Board Certified Pediatricians
Stephen D. Eadline, MD completed an Internship, and his Pediatrics Residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA. Dr. Eadline received his Medical Degree from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
William D. Fuchs, MD completed his Residency in Pediatrics at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. Dr. Fuchs completed an Internship at the New England Medical Center in Boston, MA and received his Medical Degree from Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA.
Rekha Anne John, MD completed an Internship, and her Pediatrics Residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. John received her Medical Degree from the University of Jos in Plateau State, Nigeria.
Emerita A. Pizarro, MD completed her Residency in Pediatrics at St. Vincent’s Medical Center of Richmond in Staten Island, NY. She completed an Internship and earned her Medical Degree at the University of the East in Quezon City, Manila.
Taryn Rio, MD completed her Pediatrics Residency at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. She received her Medical Degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY.
Julius H. Simon, MD completed his Residency in Pediatrics and an Internship at the University of Oklahoma, at Tulsa Medical College, in Tulsa Oklahoma. He received his Medical Degree from the University of Brussels in Belgium.
Pediatrics Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants
Jill Cunningham, FNP
Jill earned her Master’s Degree in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at the State University of New York Utica / Rome where she also earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. She graduated from St. Elizabeth’s College of Nursing with her Associates Degree. Jill is a member of the New York State Nurse Practitioners Association.
Kristin Lynn Gallagher, MSN, FNP-C
Dr. Eadline & Dr. Rio
Kristin earned her Masters of Science in Nursing at State University of New York Polytechnic Institute. She is certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Utica College, her Secondary Education License from Queens University of Charlotte, a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Utica College of Syracuse University and an Associates in Nursing from St. Elizabeth College of Nursing. Kristin has certifications in ACLS, BLS and PALS.
Maree Grande, PNP-C
Maree earned her Masters of Science, Nurse Practitioner at SUNY Upstate Medical University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. She earned her Associates Degree in Nursing at St. Elizabeth College of Nursing. Maree is currently working on a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree at the University at Buffalo. Maree has certifications in BLS with pediatric nursing experience.
Michal E. Hovak, FNP
Michelle earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Sage Graduate School of the Sage Colleges in Troy, NY. She graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Lindsay McGarry, FNP-C
Lindsay earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing from State University of New York Polytechnic Institute. She graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. She attended St. Elizabeth College of Nursing where she earned her Associate Degree in Applied Science in Nursing. She is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is BLS, and NRP certified.
Mary Metott, FNP
Mary earned her Nurse Practitioner degree from Community General Hospital in Syracuse, NY. She graduated from Mohawk Valley Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. Mary is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Coral Montana, PNP-C
Coral earned her Master of Science in Nurse Practitioner at SUNY Upstate with a specific license as a pediatric nurse practitioner. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University and her Associate Degree in Nursing from St. Elizabeth College of Nursing. Coral has certifications in BLS, PALS, NRP and experience working in a nursery/NICU. Coral is also a Certified Lactation Counselor.
Procedures & Services
- Evaluating babies and children for appropriate growth & development
- Screening for abnormalities, disabilities or delays
- Advice on disease prevention
- Advice on feeding, diet, food supplements, and other nutrition concerns
- Coordination of specialty care if needed
- Health education for the family