Summertime Safety Tips

Summer is a time for being outdoors.  So to help you have the most fun, here's some basic tips.

  1. Prepare for the sun!   If you can, avoid being in the sun between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Clothes are the best defense for keeping out harmful rays.  Considering a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses as basic outdoor wear.  In addition, use sunscreen especially a product that offers both UVA and UVB protection.  Reapply about every two yours and make sure to reapply after swimming.
  2. Respect the water.   Heading to the beach or pool – then take the necessary safety precautions.  Summer is a great time to learn how to swim as many municipalities offer swimming lessons.  Never swim alone.   And, keep an eye on the kids, even if there's a lifeguard on duty.  When boating, make sure that everyone wears their personal flotation devices at all times. 
  3. Stay hydrated.  During the warmer months of the year it's important to stay hydrated.  If you're thirsty, you're already hydrated.  Failure to do so can result in heat exhaustion and even heat stroke.   Cool water is always the best option.  Drink plenty of fluids during times of increased activity as well.  Always, bring some extra water with you. 
  4. Protect against the bugs.  Mosquitos, ticks, and fleas all transmit diseases.  When outside, cover up as much as possible to protect again bug bites.   Use an appropriate insect & tick repellent.  Make sure to read the directions and apply it properly.  Check your children when the come in.  And, don't forget your pets – they need protection. 
  5. Be prepared.  Whenever you're headed out ensure you've planned ahead.  Is your cell phone charged?  Did you bring a change of clothes or a light jacket in case the weather changes quickly.   Check your first aid kit to ensure it's fully stocked and items have not expired.   Don't forget the sunscreen and bug spray either.

Summit Pediatrics

Comprehensive health care for children from birth through age 21 including well child care, illness care, immunizations, lead testing, developmental, hearing and vision screening, school and sports physicals and support for breastfeeding mothers.

Our pediatricians are board certified and undergo continuing medical education. They have privileges in Auburn and Syracuse hospitals and also serve as the physicians for two local school districts.

Our office is open six days a week with after hour triage service available. We accept private insurance, private pay, Medicare, Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Medicaid. We also offer a fee scale for all of our services to those individuals who qualify.

Summit Pediatrics offers comprehensive health care for children from birth through age 21 including services such as:

  • Well child care
  • Immunizations
  • Illness visits
  • Developmental, vision and hearing screenings
  • School, sports and college physicals
  • Nutritional consultations
  • ADD, ADHD, and behavioral screenings
  • Support for breastfeeding mothers
  • Case management


Summit Pediatrics features separate well and sick waiting rooms.


Neil Ackerman, M.D. FAAP

Chakrapani Irri, M.D. FAAP

Amy DiFabio, M.D., FAAP


Physician Assistant

Mark Leinwand, PA-C


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am–7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am–12 noon

13 North Fulton Street, Auburn, NY 13021
Ph: 315-255-1171 Fax: 315-252-7801

Medical Services Carriers

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MVP
  • United Healthcare
  • Tricare

A sliding fee scale is available for all services.


Auburn, North Fulton Street
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