WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL
At Children’s Medical Group we take pride in our ability to keep your child out of the Emergency Room/Urgent Care. We are a complete medical home and are able to take care of all urgencies such as MRSA abscesses, wound suturing, and other minor injuries in our office.
What makes us different from the everyday pediatric practice is that our providers have the training, knowledge, and skill to look after more complex conditions "in house" - such as asthma, acne, atopic dermatitis/eczema, seizures, mood/emotional problems and ADHD, genetic conditions such as Down syndrome and sickle cell disease, and many other common and not-so-common pediatric problems.
This AVOIDS our patients needing to travel over the bridge, missing work/school and incurring unnecessary costs.
If the unique complexity of the condition requires it we will arrange for your child to see the most nationally reputed specialists with the latest research in that area/ disease.
And even in the 21st century, real people still answer our phones!
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
OUR GOAL IS TO GIVE YOUR CHILD THE BEST CARE POSSIBLE.
WE ARE ALWAYS ON CALL FOR OUR PATIENTS FOR EMERGENCIES WHEN THE OFFICE IS CLOSED.
Weekend/holiday morning hours are available by appointment only- call before 10AM- 410-546-3173 and press “1” to get the oncall doctor and set up a time for your sick child to be seen.
Out of hours, we are available for emergencies via Skype “video visits”. We do not use a nurse triage line- the answering service will page the oncall provider directly. While waiting to hear back, open up Skype and send us a contact request- our Skype ID is CMGOSBY. If you DO NOT see video touch the screen; then touch the button to the right of the red button which looks like a square with a”C” in front.
CALL 911 IN CASE OF TRUE LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY.
Otherwise, don’t go to the ER or Urgent Care- call your pediatrician!
MEET OUR PROVIDERS
Dr. Saadat Panni
Dr Saadat Panni, MD, FAAP, completed his residency at the Henry Ford hospital in Detroit, MI, and in 1998 moved to Salisbury to join what was then Agarwal and Clendenen. In 2000, the Children's Medical Group of Salisbury was born, with the philosophy of providing complete Pediatric care in the Medical Home. Since then, Dr Panni has continued to spearhead major initiatives within the practice, such as the introduction of pulmonary function testing to improve asthma care, the transition to electronic medical records in 2010, and addition of students from George Washington University in 2014- all with the goal of providing excellent and ever-improving pediatric care.
Lisa Yamakawa, MD, FAAP, did her undergraduate work at St Mary's College of Maryland, and in 2003 graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She moved to Salisbury in 2006 after completing her pediatrics residency (also at University of Maryland), and has enjoyed caring for the infants, children, and teenagers of the Eastern Shore ever since. Outside of the office she enjoys knitting, riding her bike, and spending time with her own awesome kids!
Dr. Lisa Yamakawa
Ashley is a nationally board certified Physician Assistant and Delmar native. After working for 3 years in pediatrics in Delaware, Ashley has decided to move back home to be closer to family and to care for the local pediatric community. Ashley enjoys caring for children of all ages.
Ashley graduated Magna Cum Laude from UMES with a degree in Rehabilitation Services. She went on to graduate from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Physician Assistant Program with a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies.
Ashley completed all of her clinical rotations right here on the Eastern Shore and is now a contributing member of the Physician Assistant Advisory Committee at UMES.
In addition to providing top notch care for our patients, she is excited to have come back home to be closer to all of her family and friends. While outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children, making amazing memories and living life to the fullest.