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Thank you for considering us as you search for a pediatrician. We consider it a privilege to serve you and will do our best to help meet your needs in the months and years ahead. We look forward to meeting you personally and hope you decide to come to the office for a prenatal conference before your baby is born.

In our office one physician will be primarily responsible for your baby’s care, but you may meet the other members of the team as well. Another doctor is always available if your pediatrician is not in the office at the time your child has a medical problem. Your child's electronic medical records are always accessible to them in order to ensure complete continuity of care. Our staff will be greeting you in the office and assisting you in numerous other ways. The nurses are always available by phone and we encourage you to call with questions or concerns as often as you need to.

After your baby is born, your doctor will come to the hospital to examine him or her. At that time, we will offer you advice to get you started. At each subsequent visit, we will discuss growth, nutrition, development, and safety, making recommendations based on current medical evidence. We will help you become well informed parents so that you can make healthy choices for your child.

During your baby’s first year, regular office examinations will be scheduled at approximately age 4 to 5 days, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months and 1 year. Immunizations will be given in order to prevent certain diseases and other tests will be done at appropriate times.

Anticipatory guidance is an important part of our practice. It helps you prepare to deal with problems before they occur. We also make considerable use of the telephone to help solve minor problems and to help decide whether or not an illness requires examining the child in our office. If an emergency arises after hours, there is always someone to call.

Most expectant parents find it helpful to schedule a prenatal conference. It gives us the chance to get to know each other and to discuss important issues before the baby is born. If you feel this would be helpful please call the office to arrange an appointment.

We hope this information is useful. Do not hesitate to call if we can be of assistance.

Should you decide to join our practice we hope the association will be rewarding.

 

Sincerely,

Michael Holmes, M.D.
Roderick Davis, M.D.
Chad Preston, M.D.
Neeru Khanna, M.D.
Michelle Bernardi, P.N.P.

 


Next Steps

If you choose a pediatrician from our office, all you need to do is let the hospital know. How do you do this? Each hospital does things a little bit differently, but you might have a preregistration packet to fill out that asks you to fill in your pediatrician's name. Or, they will ask you who your pediatrician is when you arrive in labor and delivery. The hospital will call our office after the baby's birth and your doctor will come to examine the baby sometime before 24 hours of age.


Insurance

We accept most major forms of insurance. Please call your insurance company to add your baby as soon as possible after birth.


Did You Know. . . ?

These are just some of the conditions that our doctors treat:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Abscesses
  • Acne
  • Acute asthma exacerbations
  • ADHD
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral problems
  • Concussions
  • Cough/cold
  • Depression
  • Ear infections
  • Eye infections
  • Headaches
  • Initial evaluation of broken bones, sprains and strains
  • Lacerations/stitches
  • Obesity
  • Rashes
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Sore throats
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vomiting
  • Warts

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any philosophies about taking care of kids?

We feel strongly that patients get the best care from doctors who know them well. Our pediatricians see their own patients in the newborn nursery, for well child checks, and if admitted to the hospital. Although we expect that occasionally kids will be ill when their doctor is out of the office, we also see our own patients for sick visits whenever possible. This continuity of care leads to a lasting and mutually beneficial relationship.

 

Do you have walk-in hours?

No. We guarantee same day appointments for illness. This way, our patients can be seen when they arrive and be on their way swiftly.

 

Which doctor is in which office?

Dr. Holmes, Dr. Davis, and Dr. Preston work in the Irondequoit office. Dr. Khanna and Nurse Practitioner Michelle Bernardi work in the Webster office. One office is open to see all patients each weekend.

 

Which hospitals do the doctors go to?

  • Dr. Davis: Strong, RGH, Highland
  • Dr. Preston: Strong, RGH, Highland, Unity
  • Dr. Khanna: Strong, RGH, Highland
  • Michelle Bernardi, C.P.N.P.: Strong, Highland

 

Why aren't you called Hudson Pediatric Group?

The group was founded by Dr. John Bosco and Dr. Joseph Incavo on Portland Avenue in 1966. We moved to our new office in 2000. After 34 years of service, the name was well identified with the physicians and just stuck.

Waiting Room

Irondequoit patient waiting room


How can I contribute to health sciences education in our community?

Click here to read about the Bosco Scholarship Fund. To make a donation, please contact us at 585-342-5665.