Rochester General Pediatric Associates

1455 East Ridge Road
Riedman Health Center
Rochester, NY 14621
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Office Phone: 585.922.2575

Office Hours

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Services Offered

  • Primary Care
  • Pediatrics

About Rochester General Pediatrics Associates

At Rochester General Pediatrics, we provide comprehensive, compassionate care for children and adolescents - from newborns to young adults (age 19). Our team of highly skilled pediatricians have specialties in adolescence, breast feeding, infectious diseases, rheumatology and social work.

We also offer same-day sick appointments, transportation service assistance and help with obtaining insurance coverage so that your child receives the appropriate care when needed.

Pediatric Primary Care Services

We offer a full range of medical and health care services for children and young adults, including:

  • Same day sick appointments
  • Sensitive and prompt service
  • Regular check-ups to monitor growth and development (appointments usually within a week)
  • Well visits at 1 and 2 weeks, and 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24 and 30 months
  • Yearly exams after 3 years of age
  • Specialists in adolescence, breast feeding, infectious diseases, rheumatology and social work
  • Laboratory services on site
  • Family therapists on site
  • Prenatal consultations
  • 24-hour telephone advice
  • Insurance enroller on site to help with obtaining coverage
  • Transportation service assistance depending on coverage


To schedule an appointment, please call (585) 922-2575. We accept all insurance plans. Fees are on a sliding scale based on financial need.

A pediatric triage nurse is on call 24 hours a day to ensure you get the advice and care you need. To speak to the nurse, call (585) 922-2575.

After Hours

If your child needs after hours care or you need advice on a problem that cannot wait until the next day, please call our answering service at (585) 922-2575.

Emergency care is available at the Rochester General Hospital Emergency Department. Call (585) 922-4000.

Our Providers

  • Cynthia Christy, MD

    Dr. Cynthia Christy earned her medical degree at the University of Vermont, completed her residency and chief residency at University of Kentucky’s Albert Chandler Medical Center, and spent an additional fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Christy is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases.

  • Larry Denk, MD

    Dr. Larry Denk is medical director of Rochester General Pediatric Associates. He received his medical degree from Howard University and completed a pediatric residency at the University of Rochester, where he is an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics. Board certified in pediatrics, Dr. Denk has special interests in child safety and prevention, infectious diseases, and adolescent medicine.

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    Ivana Dylag, MD

  • Lynn Garfunkel, MD

    As Dr. Lynn Garfunkel was choosing a career path, the same question was always present: “How will I get to work with children?” Once she decided to pursue medicine, her choice of specialties was obvious. Board certified in pediatrics, she earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, completed her internship, residency and chief residency at the University of Cincinnati, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and completed an additional fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics at the University of Rochester, where she is an associate professor. 

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    Karol Hyjek, MD

Our Specialists

  • Olivia Chiang, PsyD

    Dr. Olivia Chiang earned her doctorate at Nova Southeastern University's Center for Psychological Studies, then completed her internship at Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center and fellowship at Strong Memorial Hospital. A licensed clinical psychologist, she specializes in helping children and families cope with medical problems, anxiety, grief and loss.

  • Amy Saglibene-Parmelee, RN, BS, IBCLC, RLC

    As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, provides direct patient care and education in both an inpatient and outpatient setting, caring for women prenatally at the office during the third trimester at the office during the third trimester, at the hospital following birth, and after discharge in the pediatric office. In addition to working with patients and providers, Amy is a Board member of the Rochester Regional Breastfeeding Coalition, as well as a member of the United States Lactation Association and International Lactation Consultants Association. She also spearheaded our effort to achieve the New York State Department of Health “Breastfeeding Friendly Practice” designation. In June 2015, Rochester General Pediatric Associates became the first pediatric practice in Rochester to obtain this designation.

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    Aubree Guifree, PhD

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    Carolyn Benson, MD

Our Mid-Level Providers

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    Dawn Brennan, PNP

  • Cassondra Mejak, FNP

  • Martha Mullane, PNP

  • Judi Neuderfer, PNP

  • MaryLou Popolizio, PNP

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