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SVPAM CORONA VIRUS UPDATES effective 3/30/2020

SVPAM COVID-19 Updates:
Effective Monday, March 30, 2020, and continuing until further notice, we have made the difficult decision to close our Sewickley location TEMPORARILY in our continued efforts to minimize exposures for patients/staff and providers. Our Wexford and Rochester locations will remain open, but with adjusted hours of operation (offices will open at 8:30am and close by 4pm or sooner if we have no one scheduled). We have significantly adjusted our workflows, keeping well & sick patients separated to the best of our ability.
If you have an appointment scheduled in Sewickley between 3//30 and 5/1, a member of our staff will be calling you soon to adjust.
 
Additionally, we will be offering Behavioral Health follow-up appointments with Dr. Graff, Dr. Schwartz, and Dr. Ceccarelli via TELEHEALTH during this COVID-19 crisis. If you have a BH appointment with either of those pediatricians between 3/30 and 5/1, a member of our staff will be calling you soon to discuss.
We are currently in the process of getting all of this into place, so please be patient with us as we work things out. We will be ready to make scheduling adjustments with you later today. Please wait for our staff to call you.
Thank you again for your patience and understanding. We extend our sincere best wishes to all of you in remaining healthy and safe! Please take social distancing and effective handwashing seriously! Everyone needs to help each other combat this unprecedented illness! Take care.

IMPORTANT SVPAM MESSAGE:
Effective immediately, we are suspending all WALK-IN APPOINTMENTS and scheduling via our patient portal until further notice due to the national pandemic of Coronavirus. We have policies & procedures to keep staff/providers/patients and families as safe as possible.
We ask that if you feel your child needs to be seen, please call the office to speak with our staff who will guide you in scheduling an appointment for appropriate care.

In our continued efforts to keep all families/staff/providers as safe as possible, we ask you to limit the number of adults that you bring to your child’s visit. We are limiting those permitted in the weigh/exam rooms to the patients and parent/guardian only. Siblings, not being seen, who are not old enough to sit in the waiting area alone, will be permitted in the back office.
Our offices remain open & available to you with these exceptions.
It’s incredibly sad that we even need to say this, however, please be on notice that ANY patient/family found to be stealing our limited supply of hand sanitizers, gloves, masks, kleenex, paper towels or toilet paper, etc., WILL BE DISMISSED from our practice. We have no tolerance for such behavior. We are all in this Corona situation together and when you steal from us ~ you are also stealing from the 14,000 other families who call SVPAM their medical home.
Starting 3/17/20 ~ all well visits will be seen during the morning and all sick visits will be seen in the afternoon. Staff will be contacting those with existing appointments to make adjustments. We appreciate your understanding. This policy will be in effect until further notice.

Thank you for your understanding. Posted 3/12/2020; modified 3/16/2020

It’s time for our Annual Patient Survey.  Please let us know how we are doing!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/svpampcmh2020

What We Do

WELCOME TO SVPAM!

Hello SVPAM family!
Our office provides general pediatric and adolescent medical care with additional emphasis on sports medicine, asthma management, allergy testing and treatment, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD), and behavioral problems. We provide routine newborn care, and we also specialize in the care of high-risk newborns and those who have had a serious early illness.

Our goal is to combine quality health care with personal consideration for the feelings and convenience of patients and their families. With each appointment, we take whatever time is necessary both for treatment of the medical condition and to fully inform and instruct parents and patients about the nature and treatment of the condition.

Sewickley Valley Pediatrics has been in practice for more than 50 years, serving the Sewickley, Wexford, Rochester and surrounding communities; a full “Circle of Care”.

Sewickley Valley Pediatrics is affiliated with Heritage Valley Sewickley, Heritage Valley Beaver, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Magee Women’s Hospital, and Quaker Valley School District.

MEASLES INFO ~ Please follow the link below:

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/immunizations/Pages/Protecting-Your-Baby-from-a-Measles-Outbreak-FAQs.aspx

Please take a moment to give us your thoughts ~ 2019 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Survey is live. Your comments and constructive ideas are very helpful to all of us at SVPAM! Thank you!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/svpampcmh2019

Mission

To provide high quality and personalized medical care to our patients in a pediatric medical home environment.

Vision

To be the community leader in delivering complete healthcare services to our pediatric and adolescent patients in a medical home environment, utilizing all appropriate & available medical and social services.

Specialty Services

Breastfeeding Support

We recognize that our mom’s may need extra help, particularly during the early days as breastfeeding is just getting established for mom and baby.

ImPACT Testing

Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment & Cognitive Testing allows doctors to measure the severity and effects of a concussion.

Behavioral Health Services

Dr. Pitcavage, the SVPAM founder, made this a part of our practice over 45 years ago before there was much information available to parents/families/patients.

Allergy Testing & Treatment

We employ an allergy technician, who performs the testing and provides educational support to our allergy patients/parents/families.

Sewickley Valley Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex in its health programs and activities.

Recent News

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SVPAM is pleased to welcome Sherwat Abdelrahman, MD to the SVPAM family! Dr. Abdelrahman will complete her pediatric residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh this fall and will start seeing patients in our offices in early in 2020. She has previously...

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A message from Dr. Kaniecki: October 1, 2018 Dear SVP families, As some of you may or may not know, I sent my baby off to college this fall. My two older boys will also be graduating this spring, my eldest from medical school and the other from college. I...

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Welcome to SVPAM Susan Mihaljevic, DNP,...

Testimonials

A Few Words from Our Patients

“SVPAM was the best choice I could have made for my little girl.  She always has a great experience, even on the bad days, because the staff makes her feel special and treats her as if she is the only patient in the office. Susan Pointer has become one of her favorite people in the world.  She loves to see Susan and tell her all the big girl stuff she has accomplished thanks to her.”

Parent of SVPAM patient

“SVPAM is wonderful-I love all the Dr.’s and Nurse Practitioners I’ve seen. The office staff is friendly, upbeat and prompt. They do their best to get you in, seen and checked out within a reasonable amount of time. There’s 3 offices and they almost always have same day appointments available. The patient portal they offer is also great. I recently switch my child over to the practice and couldn’t be happier with my decision!”

SVPAM Parent

“I know my daughter is in safe hands with the Providers and Nursing Staff at SVP. I love that we have the ability to see our preferred provider, if we choose. (This was always an issue with our previous pediatricians office.) And the walk-in hours have been a nice addition! It allows some flexibility with those unexpected illnesses. Overall, GREAT environment!”

Parent of SVPAM patient

Meet SVPAM Founder

JAMES G. PITCAVAGE, M.D., F.A.A.P.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Pticavage earned his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh. He served pediatric residencies at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, NY, and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He completed additional training in renal physiology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and served as a flight surgeon with the United States Air Force. Dr. Pitcavage was board certified in pediatrics, and was a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Pittsburgh Pediatric Society, as well as the Allegheny County and Pennsylvania Medical societies. He was past president of the pediatric department of Sewickley Valley Hospital and the founding practitioner of Sewickley Valley Pediatrics. Dr. Pitcavage was the founder of SVPAM which celebrated it’s 50th anniversary in 2015 (established 1965)! His memory will be forever ingrained in those he served.

Our Locations & Hours

Offices open at 8 a.m., Monday through Saturday.
Patients are scheduled by appointment.

SVPAM observes the following holidays and will be closed on:  New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.  We typically close early the day before each holiday.  Watch for special posts in our Breaking News Section & at the top of this home Page for those holiday hours adjustments.

See the "About Us" tab for information on our walk-in hours for sick patients

Rochester

300 Brighton Avenue
Rochester, PA 15074
Tel: 724-774-7110
Fax: 724-774-7394

Sewickley

701 Broad Street, Suite 422
Sewickley, PA 15143
Tel: 412-741-8700
Fax: 412-741-3710

Wexford

119 VIP Drive
Wexford, PA 15090
Tel: 724-935-6644
Fax: 724-935-9644

Billing Office

119 VIP Drive
Wexford, PA 15090
Tel: 724-935-2610
Fax: 724-935-0331

Rochester

300 Brighton Avenue
Rochester, PA 15074
Tel: 724-774-7110
Fax: 724-774-7394

Sewickley

701 Broad Street, Suite 422
Sewickley, PA 15143
Tel: 412-741-8700
Fax: 412-741-3710

Wexford

119 VIP Drive
Wexford, PA 15090
Tel: 724-935-6644
Fax: 724-935-9644