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
Dr. Francis Celeste, MD, FAAP, was born and raised in Anne Arundel County Maryland. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 1999 with a BS in human physiology. After a few years at the National Institutes of Health working in multiple myeloma research, Dr Celeste moved on to University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed medical school in 2006, and a pediatric residency at Children's Hospital of Kings Daughters in Norfolk, VA, before joining Children's Medical Group of Salisbury in 2009. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking and doing repairs around the house.
Staci is a nationally board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Delaware native. She provided pediatric medical care in the Air Force for 9 years prior to moving back to the Eastern Shore to care for the local pediatric community.
Staci received her Bachelor and Master degrees in nursing at Clarkson College. She did her post-graduate work in Pediatrics at University of Colorado and received her Doctorate at Duke University. She is a member of the Omicron Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, as well as the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.
Staci is a devoted educator, serving as an instructor and preceptor to nurse practitioner students. Her clinic interests include well child care and obesity management in which she has published project findings on in medical journals. Outside of the office, Staci enjoys traveling, the beach, boating, reading and spending quality time with her children.