PM Pediatrics Launches its Fourth After-Hours Urgent-Care Practice in Bayside’s Bay Terrace Shopping Center
PM Pediatrics, the preeminent provider of after-hours pediatric urgent care in New York, operating urgent-care practices in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties, today announced the launch of its newest location in Bayside, Queens. Beginning Friday, March 11, 2011, the urgent care site, located at 210-31 26th Avenue in the popular Bay Terrace Shopping Center, will open its doors to the community. The new practice marks the first NYC location for the company. Dr. Maritza Arzuaga-Del Toro has been appointed Director of PM Pediatrics of Bayside, overseeing all medical operations for the practice.
As with all PM Pediatrics locations, the Bayside after-hours urgent care practice is a walk-in site open 365-days a year, from 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. on weekdays, and from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. on weekends and holidays. Founded in 2005, PM Pediatrics has already won two consecutive “Best of Long Island – Best Pediatric Practice” awards (Long Island Press) for 2010 and 2011. In addition to the Bayside practice, PM Pediatrics has locations in Syosset, Mamaroneck and Selden.
“We are thrilled to bring our unique brand of high-quality, comprehensive and convenient urgent medical care to the children and young adults of the Bayside area,” said Dr. Jeffrey Schor, founder of PM Pediatrics and former Director of the Pediatric ER at New York Hospital Queens. “As a child who grew up in Bay Terrace and then later returned to run an ER nearby for over 10 years, it is particularly rewarding to give back to this community.” He added, “Dr. Arzuaga has already become an integral part of PM Pediatrics as an urgent care physician in our Syosset and Mamaroneck sites. Her extensive training, experience and management expertise will undoubtedly play a huge role in Bayside’s success.”
PM Pediatrics was founded on the belief that there is a better way to deliver urgent care to kids. The company’s mission is to ensure that patients receive superior quality healthcare when they need it, featuring short wait times and convenient hours. The Pediatric Emergency Specialists provide specialized care and treatment for a broad array of illnesses and injuries including asthma, fever and other infections, dehydration, sprains and fractures, wounds requiring stitches and much more. Each practice has its own on-site digital x-ray which produces high resolution images that are easily sent to physicians via CD-ROM or electronically. Each site also features a comprehensive laboratory which performs complete blood, urine and chemistry workups, delivering immediate results for a broad range of tests. PM Pediatrics takes special care to fax each patient’s medical record to their primary care provider the day of their visit, ensuring timely follow-up and continuity. They also provide access to specialists such as plastic surgeons or orthopedists, as needed.
Each of the four sites is conveniently located and uniquely themed, providing caregivers and children with a healthcare experience that is unlike any other. The practices all feature play areas with video games, books, toys and games and TVs in every exam room. Bayside showcases a jungle theme, Syosset has a seaside motif, Selden’s decor brings patients into medieval times and Mamaroneck welcomes them to Main Street USA. This model of care, comfort and convenience has been enthusiastically received by patients, who have visited a PM Pediatrics location over 175,000 times since the first practice opened in Syosset.
About PM Pediatrics
Established in 2005, PM Pediatrics (www.pmpediatrics.com) is an after-hours urgent care practice staffed by Pediatric Emergency Specialists who have special training in treating children in urgent situations while minimizing pain and unnecessary tests. With locations in Long Island, Westchester and Queens, each site provides care and treatment for a broad array of illnesses and injuries including asthma, fever, dehydration, fractures and wounds requiring stitches. Each practice features on-site digital X-ray and a comprehensive laboratory for immediate results from a broad range of tests. PM Pediatrics accepts most insurances and is open 365 days a year, from 5:00 p.m. to midnight weekdays, and from 12:00 p.m. to midnight on weekends and holidays.
About PM Pediatrics Management Group
PM Pediatrics Management Group was established in 2003 to oversee all non-clinical aspects of the PM Pediatrics practices. The management group is focused on several core business principles which contribute greatly to the success of PM Pediatrics. Among these are market analysis and site development, staff recruitment and training, managed care contracting, operational efficiency, collective purchasing power and financial management.