Drakos Clinical Dynamics Opens First Standalone Pediatric Urgent Care in Central New York

SYRACUSE, NY (May 12, 2023) – After months of custom design and construction, Drakos Clinical Dynamics is opening Drakos Pediatric Urgent Care on Monday, May 15 to address a critical shortage in accessible pediatric urgent care here in Central New York. The new pediatric urgent care is located at Clay Medical Center, 8100 Oswego Road (Rt. 57), Liverpool, NY 13090.

Drakos understands that parents, especially single parents and those living in low-income or rural areas, may not have easy access to transportation, healthcare facilities, or insurance coverage. Additionally, there are extremely limited options for pediatric urgent care in CNY. Scheduling pediatric appointments when urgent care is needed and being seen in a timely manner are significant challenges in this community.

That’s why Drakos Pediatric Urgent Care is offering in-office care, virtual care, and soon, at-home care – all with easy scheduling, transparent pricing, and fast results that quickly connect patients with the care they need. 

“Our team is dedicated to innovating how healthcare services are provided so we can solve problems that have not yet been addressed,” says Drakos Founder and CEO Heather Drake Bianchi. 

The new Drakos Pediatric Urgent Care has a comprehensive team compromised of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, paramedics, radiology technicians, laboratory technicians, and other healthcare professionals. This expert team provides on-site radiology with child-friendly x-rays, a COLA-accredited comprehensive on-site laboratory, treatment for more severe conditions, and minor orthopedic care to provide fiberglass splints for fractures.

Inclusion is a core value for Drakos. The Drakos Pediatric Urgent Care team is committed to understanding and welcoming every patient. The new pediatric facility is designed to serve people with disabilities and special needs, ADA-compliant, and ready to serve patients who are non-mobile or home-bound. 

When a child is sick or hurt, it affects the whole family. As a unique offering in Central New York, when families come into Drakos Pediatric Urgent Care for pediatric treatment, Drakos can provide wellness care to the pediatric patient’s parents or guardians at the same time as the pediatric patient’s appointment through hydration, vitamins, and other fluid infusion services—helping keep parents and other caregivers healthy. 

Family medicine physician Dr. Zaki Badawy is also joining Drakos Pediatric Urgent Care as an owner and medical director.

“Central New York is anticipating significant population growth, so our healthcare infrastructure must grow as well,” says Dr. Badawy. “Drakos Pediatric Urgent Care will be an essential new part of the healthcare safety net. We are excited to partner with primary care and emergency care providers to protect the health of our community and children.”

About Drakos Clinical Dynamics

Drakos addresses gaps in healthcare by bringing the fastest and most accurate services to the patient, wherever they are. Founded as “CineMedics” in 2020, the company created a new system to provide medical care and testing on major movie sets during the pandemic. Now, Drakos provides mobile laboratory and medical services for concierge medicine, senior citizens aging-in-place, and underserved populations who face barriers to accessing healthcare. The company operates two custom-designed mobile labs and opened its first brick-and-mortar laboratory in East Syracuse last year. For more information about Drakos Pediatric Urgent Care, and all Drakos services in CNY, visit pediatrics.drakosdynamics.com.

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