Thank you for visiting! My name is Nichole Kycia but I like to go by Niki. I am a board-certified physician assistant specializing in primary care for kids! My practice is committed to providing your child with a superior level of care in a friendly and personalized environment. I am proud of the relationships that I have established with my patients and their families. I am focused on maintaining their trust and confidence. I look forward establishing lasting relationships with the families of every patient I have the honor and privilege of caring for.
As a physician assistant, I work in conjunction with a supervising physician. I am currently affiliated with Dr. Palazzolo. As my supervising physician she is there to provide guidance if needed in complicated cases. She may want to meet you and your child at some point as she may be covering my patients for me if I am away or unavailable for any reason. In addition, I also make a consistent effort to contact and remain in touch with any specialist that may also be caring for your child. It is vitally important for all of the medical providers caring for your child to be in communication. Make sure that if your child is seen by any other providers that you notify them who the primary care provider is. This will allow us to provide the best care possible for your child.
In caring for your child, I hope to get to know your family well and in turn I will tell you a little about mine! My husband and I grew up and currently still live in the Manchester area. I have four children, two teenagers, a preschooler, and a baby. We have many pets in our home. Ask about them at your next visit! We are also very active in Scouting. My hobbies include gardening, cooking, gaming, painting, camping, and hiking, just to name a few!
I have undergone extensive training to become educated in caring for your child. I first obtained my bachelor’s degree in biomolecular science at Central Connecticut State University. I then went on to complete my master’s degree in physician assistant studies at the University of Bridgeport. I have worked in pediatrics for five years as well as working in urgent care for three years. Before I obtained my physician assistant license I worked for many years as an EMT.
I am a certified instructor for First Aid, Basic Life Saving, and CPR through the American Heart Association. I believe these are vital skills for anyone but especially for those with children in the home. I am also certified to teach medication administration for daycare providers. Stay tuned for upcoming classes!
Dedicated to Excellence
I hold myself to an extremely high-level of excellence in every aspect of my practice. This includes the care I provide, the equipment that I use, the health and safety protocols that I follow, and the incidental services that I offer. Above all, my aim is to provide each of my patients and their families with an optimal experience.
Experienced Healthcare Provider
I have completed extensive education and clinical training as well as specialized training in my areas of expertise. Driven to constantly improve my knowledge in the area of pediatrics, I frequently attend educational conferences and professional society meetings to learn about the latest advancements in the field and offer these techniques and technologies to patients. I am a national affiliate of the American Academy of Pediatrics and stay current with updated guidelines and new research in the field. I closely follow evidence-based guidelines to ensure that my patients are getting the best care possible.
The Importance of Patient Education
I strongly believe that patient education is an important part of the services I provide. In addition to talking with patients and their families during exams and throughout the course of treatment regimens, I have provided extensive information on the conditions, treatments and procedures relating to common pediatric conditions.
This clinical information has been written with my young patients in mind and includes graphical illustrations, photographs and easy to understand language. It can be printed in an easy-to-read layout on your home printer or provided to you during your visit in the office. I encourage families to read about conditions and treatments that affect their children and I eagerly invite you to ask questions. Thank you for choosing me to be your child's health care provider!
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