222 Alexander Street
Rochester, NY 14607
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Phone: (585) 922-8230 or 922-8245
Fax: (585) 922-8260
|Monday - Thursday
||8:30am - 8:00pm
||9:00am - 5:00pm
||9:00am - 1:00pm
To schedule an appointment, call us at (585) 922-8230 or (585) 922-8245.
After hours and emergency care available at the Rochester General Hospital Emergency Department. Call (585) 922-4000 or (585) 258-3307.
Genesee Pediatrics offers comprehensive pediatric services. Our physicians and staff are committed to assuring that your child receives the highest quality medical care and attention for everything from routine examinations to emergencies. Pediatricians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other pediatric healthcare providers work in small group practice teams, allowing for a high degree of personalized, individual care.
We provide comprehensive pediatric care, as well as the ability to provide easy access to a wide range of ancillary services. We have a full time social worker on staff to help coordinate services with other community organizations, as well as an insurance enroller to help manage any additional needs you may have.
Services We Offer
- Same-day access for most appointments
- Regular check-ups to monitor growth and development
- Well visits at 1 & 2 weeks, and 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 & 24 months
- Yearly exams after 2 years of age
- Laboratory services on site
- Social worker on site (works with schools and community organizations)
- Convenient access to asthma care, diabetes and nutrition care, allergy/immunology care
- Specialized adolescent care
- Care for refugee patients
- Reach Out and Read program (free book at a well-child visit)
- Validated parking
Genesee Pediatrics accepts new patients and a majority of insurance plans. Fees are on a sliding scale based on financial need.
We also have a facilitated enroller who can assist you with your insurance needs. We participate in New York State’s Vaccine for Children program, a free vaccine program for patients who might otherwise not receive the usual childhood vaccinations.
Maria-Elena Banghart, MD
"Most of the time, the thrill of pediatrics comes from basic things, like teaching children and families healthy habits so that they can achieve fulfillment in all areas of their lives."
Interested in science at a young age, Dr. Banghart used to tag along with her father, a family practice physician, while on his rounds or in the laboratory analyzing specimens. She chose pediatrics after spending a year in the surgical department of a children’s hospital, caring for burn patients.
Dr. Banghart is board certified in pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Rochester in 1994 and since then has been with Genesee Pediatrics. Originally from Ecuador, Dr. Banghart graduated as a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Guayaquil, followed by an internship and postgraduate clinical training in Ecuador. She is a native speaker of Spanish and treats a diverse community of patients.
Besides spending time with her husband and three children, she enjoys sports (particularly swimming, biking and tennis), gardening, and long walks with her rambunctious Irish terrier.
Sarah Collins-McGowan, MD
"The best part of being a pediatrician is making an impact on children when they are young and watching them learn, grow, and develop into thriving young adults."
Dr. Collins joined Genesee Pediatrics in 2011. A native of Geneva, NY, she received her medical degree from Cornell University. She then completed her pediatric residency and served as chief resident in pediatrics, both at the University of Rochester.
Dr. Collins is board-certified in pediatrics, is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and has a special interest in refugee health.
In her spare time, she enjoys playing the violin, reading, and spending time with her family.
Margaret Colpoys, MD
"I have fun every day with the children I see, and have the privilege of watching them grow into adults."
Dr. Colpoys has been a member of the Genesee Pediatrics since 2005. She received her medical degree from SUNY at Buffalo and completed her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Rochester.
Board certified in pediatrics, Dr. Colpoys enjoys the challenge of medicine, and has a special interest in the behavior and development of children, particularly the international health care of refugees.
Outside the office, she swims and spends time with her husband and four daughters.
Andree Jacobs-Perkins, MD
"The joy of having my own children during medical school and residency made pediatrics a natural choice for me."
Dr. Jacobs-Perkins found her passion for medicine as a high school student, while volunteering at a hospital and school for disabled children. Now, with a sepcial interest in refugees and children in foster care, she cherishes the opportunity to communicate with – and learn from – children and families from many cultures.
Board certified in pediatrics, Dr. Jacobs-Perkins joined Genesee Pediatrics in 2000, after an affiliation with Foster Care Pediatrics for the Department of Health. She received her medical degree from the University of Rochester, where she completed her residency in Pediatrics, and has been honored with the Robert J. Haggerty Prize in Pediatrics.
In her spare time, she enjoys watching her childrens’ violin and cello skills mature, hiking with her family and dog, cooking, gardening, and reading novels and biographies.
Richard Lawrence, MD
"After years of being a pediatrician, I am still excited working with new parents, watching kids turning into functional adults, laughing at how young kids describe things."
Dr. Lawrence has been with the Genesee Pediatrics since 1980. He received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Pediatrics and Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Rochester.
Dr. Lawrence is board certified in pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has a special interest in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition.
In his spare time, he prefers to stay active with hobbies that include woodworking and other do-it-yourself projects, road biking, wilderness camping, and visiting new places. He has gone whitewater canoeing in Belize, rafting in Costa Rica, snorkeling in Hawaii, and touring in the Galapagos.
Galina Radunsky, MD
“What gets me every time is how ‘kids say the darndest things.’ They are my daily teachers in enjoying the little things in life.”
Born in Belarus and a native speaker of Russian, Dr. Radunsky nevertheless spent the majority of her youth growing up in Rochester, New York. She received her medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing her Pediatric Residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, she is delighted to join Genesee Pediatrics.
Dr. Radunsky has a special interest in community projects that help families and patients advocate for their own health. Pediatrics is an exciting area of practice because the transition from birth to early adulthood is filled with crucial changes.
When not at work, you can find her hiking, in the garden, doing yoga or spending time with friends and family. She never eats fewer than 3 apples a day, or misses her daily dose of dark chocolate.
Katie Sussman, MD
“It’s a privilege and a joy to work with children every day and to watch them grow and develop over time.”
Dr. Sussman completed both medical school and her residency at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She then worked for three years at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where she focused on medical education and international health. She is proficient in medical Spanish and also has a particular interest in early childhood development. She is board certified in pediatrics, and joined Genesee Pediatrics in 2013.
In addition to practicing pediatrics, Dr. Sussman enjoys reading, biking, hiking and spending time with her husband and children.
Lisa Lyle, FNP
“I love that every day is filled with smiles and laughter of children.”
Lisa Lyle joined Genesee Pediatrics in 2012. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at State University of New York at Buffalo. She completed a Master’s Degree in Nursing at Russell Sage College in Troy, New York.
Lisa is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner since 1995, specializing in pediatrics. She is interested in refugee health care.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She also loves running, skiing and reading.