Division of Pediatrics

Community Care Pediatrics - Clifton Park

Welcome to Community Care Pediatrics - Clifton Park

The Pediatricians at Community Care Pediatrics-Clifton Park are dedicated to providing our patients with comprehensive pediatric care, from birth through to college. We are conveniently located on Route 9 in Clifton Park. Our practice's team of professionals is committed to assisting you and your children with any healthcare concern you may have.

Chances are you'll visit your child's pediatrician most often during the first year of his or her life for routine visits. However, regular visits to the doctor are necessary at every age. We encourage you to speak with your doctor at Community Care Pediatrics-Clifton Park about what visits are needed at what time in order to maintain optimal health for your child.

Our staff is specially trained to get you the answers you need to assist with your family's healthcare needs. Our nurses are committed to educating patients about their medical conditions and working with them to reduce their health risks. Our office focuses on prevention and disease management, in addition to treating acute issues that arise.

During non office hours an on-call pediatrician is always available. We are also affiliated with local Community Care Physicians' Urgent Care Centers if you need to be seen at a time when our office is closed.

1735 Route 9 Clifton Park New York Pediatrics Community Care Physicians

Community Care Pediatrics - Clifton Park
1735 Route 9
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Phone: (518) 371-5437
Fax: (518) 383-6737

Hours

Monday:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm (5:00 pm - 6:00pm walk-in)
Tuesday:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm (5:00 pm - 6:00pm walk-in)
Wednesday:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm (5:00 pm - 6:00pm walk-in)
Thursday:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm (5:00 pm - 6:00pm walk-in)
Friday:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm (5:00 pm - 6:00pm walk-in)
Saturday:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm (walk-in)
Sunday:
By appointment only
Holiday:
Contact the office for our on-call physician

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Swatantra Kala Mitta, MD, FAAP

Education
MBBS, Osmania Medical College

Residencies/Internships
Kings County Hospital Center (Brooklyn, NY), Pediatric Residency
Kingsboro Psychiatric Center, Psyhiatry Residency

Fellowships
(Pediatric Hematology – Oncology) Downstate Medical Center
(Pediatric Oncology) Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
(Research Fellowship) Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Languages
English, Hindi, Telugu

Board Certifications
Pediatrics


Beulah John Puthuparampil-Mehta, DO, FAAP

Education
DO, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
BS, Suny at Stony Brook

Residencies
North Shore Univ. Hospital, NYU College of Medicine, Pediatrics

Board Certifications
Pediatrics


Birute Marija Wise, MD

Education
MD, Univ of Texas Medical School at Houston
BOS, University of South Carolina
, The Tatnall School

Residencies
Albany Medical Center Hospital, Pediatrics


Kathleen Garbarino, PA-C

Education
MS, University of New England, Portland, ME
BS, Northeastern University, Boston, MA


Vijaya Lakshmi Gandham, MD

Education
MD, Jagadguru Jayadeva Murugarajendra Medical College

Residencies/Internships
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Philadelphia, PA), Pediatric Residency

Our Services

Our providers and staff are proud to work in a field specifically dedicated to the care of people during a very important stage of life — childhood. Pediatrics is the medical specialty entirely focused on the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth through adolescence. We share in our commitment to children's wellbeing, growth and development to ensure the best future possible for your child. We're here for you when you're sick, but we also help keep you well. We are proud to be a part of the Clifton Park community and look forward to caring for new and current patients of Saratoga County.

Connect with Clifton Park Pediatrics Online

(myCareDOT powered by FollowMyHealth®)

As a patient of Clifton Park Pediatrics, we want to make sure you have convenient access to our office and staff. Our patient portal is a convenient way to communicate with us and access part of your medical record from a computer. This online patient portal is called mycareDOT, powered by FollowMyHealth®, and it complements your traditional visits with our doctors.

The mycareDOT patient portal allows you to contact our office 24/7 using a secure internet connection. With just a few clicks you can:

  • Set up proxy accounts for children
  • Request an appointment, instead of calling the office
  • Request prescription refills
  • Message your child's doctor
  • Receive care reminders
  • View certain test and lab results

mycareDOT is free, easy, and convenient. It's not meant to replace face to face visits, but complements your traditional appointments and you don't have to be super tech-savvy to use it. All you need is a personal email and an internet connection. There are good reasons to give the portal a try.

  • It puts your health in your hands. The portal creates more of a partnership between you and your physician and leads to better outcomes.
  • It's convenient- available 24/7. You no longer need to wait on hold or play phone tag to make appointments or to ask about medications. Questions can be answered using the messaging feature and may save you an office visit.
  • It allows for more accurate records. Problems, allergies, medications are all automatically entered into your portal account from your Electronic Health Record.
  • It offers more productive visits. You can stay in touch with the office more frequently and prepare for your visits by making notes in advance.
  • It's Secure. The portal is HIPAA compliant with firewalls, encryption and password protections. It's also more secure than regular email.

We encourage you to take advantage of this technology and sign up for our patient portal.

Talk to our office staff at your next visit to enroll, or stop in at any time for more information. You can also learn more at mycareDOT.com.

Your Visit


Patient Preparation

A little preparation will help us to serve you better. Bring to your child's appointment their health insurance identification card and your pharmacy plan insurance card. Bring also a form of picture identification, like a driver's license (yours, if your child is under the age of 18).

If your child is taking medications, either prescription or non-prescription, bring their pill bottles to our office.

Come to the office a little before the scheduled appointment so that we can update your child's personal information in plenty of time.

Please check-in at the reception desk as soon as you arrive.


Making An Appointment

We strive to provide your child with the medical care that they need, when they need it, as comfortably and as conveniently as possible. All of our health care providers are trained and certified in the evaluation and treatment of all aspects of pediatric health care. To make an appointment, simply call our office during normal business hours at 518-371-5437. You can now also request appointments using our patient portal, mycareDOT, powered by FollowMyHealth®.

You select your children's primary care physician. Their primary care physician provides them with regularly scheduled medical care and will also provide care for illnesses or injuries that arise between scheduled visits.

If your child is ill, and their primary care physician is not available, another Pediatric provider in our practice will evaluate and treat him or her. If the problem requires further care, you will be given an appointment to follow up with your child's primary care physician. Their complete medical record is available to each provider within Community Care Physicians, so all are informed with the information they need to care for your child.


Cancel An Appointment

If you must cancel an appointment, we ask that you do so at least one day before the appointment. We are happy to reschedule your appointment.

You can now also cancel an appointment using our patient portal, mycareDOT, powered by FollowMyHealth®.

We call every patient's contact phone number before their appointment to verify that they will attend.


Waiting Times

The medical provider makes every effort to see you and your child on time. This is usually within 15 minutes of your appointment time.

Occasionally your provider may be delayed. If so, it is because the health condition of other patients has required more time than your provider anticipated.

Our providers will afford each patient the time that is needed to attend to the health problems at hand. All patients will receive the same attention.

Please be patient if the provider is delayed. If the provider is occupied with a serious health emergency, you will be given the options to wait for the provider, to see an alternate provider, or to reschedule the visit.

If you have not been called from the waiting area within 15 minutes after your scheduled appointment, please return to the reception desk. If at any time you have questions as to if the provider is running on time, please ask us!


Prescriptions

Prescription medications can be an important part of your plan of care. To dispense your child's medications safely and effectively, follow a few simple suggestions.

Pill Bottles

Please bring all your child's pill bottles with you to EACH appointment so that we can verify the names and doses of their drugs, their expiration dates and number of refills available. Keep all medications in accurately labeled bottles or containers.

Refills

We want to refill at your office visit any prescriptions that will expire before your child's next scheduled visit. (Bringing their pill bottles helps us to determine which medications need refills). You can now also request prescription refills using our patient portal, mycareDOT, powered by FollowMyHealth®.


Referrals

Your primary care provider may recommend that your child be evaluated and treated by a specialty physician if their medical condition warrants. Community Care Physicians includes a number of excellent specialty and subspecialty physicians, all of whom share electronic health records and imaging studies allowing your child's records to be immediately accessed by the providers administering their care. We are happy to refer you to any of these Community Care specialists when needed or to any appropriate specialist you prefer.

Our office will provide notifications to, or request authorization from your health insurer if these are required.

We will provide the consultant with your child's relevant medical history so that he or she is aware of your child's medical problems.


Co-Payments And Balances

Payment is expected at the time of service.

If your insurance requires that you pay a co-payment, they require us to collect it. For your convenience we accept cash, checks and most major credit cards. If we must bill you for the co-payment, an additional processing fee is charged.

Patient Forms

Please complete these forms prior to your scheduled appointment and mail them back to our office. If your appointment is scheduled in fewer than 5 days, please fax the forms to our secure fax, (518) 383-6737, or bring them with you to your scheduled visit.

NOTE: All forms are in Adobe PDF format.

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