#DrRobertGiombetti #Pediatrics #ChildWellness #SpotlightOnBusiness
DELMAR — Dr. Robert Giombetti opened a small, solo pediatric practice on Groesbeck Place in Delmar in 1969. In an office that was attached to his home, he treated the children of Delmar for many years, providing support and expertise in whole family development.
His son, Dr. Todd Giombetti, joined the practice in 1999 with his wife, Dr. Kathleen Brady. They moved the family business to 208 Delaware Avenue in Delmar.
The elder Giombetti retired four years ago, but the doctors at Giombetti & Brady Pediatrics are committed to maintaining the small, family-oriented pediatric practice to which their patients are accustomed.
“We really know our patients and our families and we love getting to know them,” said Giombetti, characterizing some of medicine as becoming increasingly impersonal. “That’s not a model we ever will subscribe to,” he said, “because it is not what pediatrics is all about.”
Giombetti and Brady have added two more physicians, Dr. Catherine Keating, who has more than 10 years of pediatric experience and more recently, Dr. Melinda Mantello who has 18 years of pediatric experience in the Capital District. “When you come to our practice, you’re always going to see a board certified pediatrician,” said Giombetti. “Mantello and Keating have been wonderful additions to the practice bringing the same family oriented expertise and dedication to their patients.”
Patients have phone access to one of the physicians morning’s between the hours of 7 and 8 a.m. “Patients can call in to speak to one of the doctors about all kinds of things: developmental questions, feeding questions, or issues that don’t require a visit but just a quick answer we can do over the phone,’ explained Giombetti.
With four children between the ages of 10 and 18, Giombetti and Brady have plenty of personal experience in addition to their forty years combined experience in pediatrics.
After nearly 50 years serving Capital District families, the practice has been witness to generations of growing families.
“I see the grandkids of people my father saw as children,” said Giombetti. “The continuity and the community are really what it’s all about.”