Pediatrician - Violeta M. Lizano, MD, FAAP

Scranton Pediatrician - Violeta M. Lizano, MD, FAAPDr. Lizano offers over 25 years of diverse pediatric experience. Dr. Lizano has been practicing as a pediatrician with Lackawanna Medical Group since 1989. She is a board certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Lizano provides comprehensive medical care to her patients from birth to 18 years of age. And, she is committed to being an advocate for children. Dr. Lizano believes children grow up “healthy” when pediatricians, parents, and caregivers work together in every developmental stage to serve the physical and emotional needs of a child. She is Lackawanna Medical Group’s only pediatrician.

Dr. Lizano is currently accepting new patients! If you are an expectant mother in the process of choosing a pediatrician for your child, please contact us by phone at (570) 961-0171 to schedule a prenatal visit.

If you have a child that needs care, please contact us by phone to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lizano.


Scranton Pediatrician - Violeta M. Lizano, MD, FAAP Scranton Pediatrician - Violeta M. Lizano, MD, FAAP

Scranton Pediatrician - Violeta M. Lizano, MD, FAAP Scranton Pediatrician - Violeta M. Lizano, MD, FAAP

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Wellness Visits

Routine preventative visits not only help children grow up healthy, but they also give parents and caregivers an opportunity to ask questions and receive advice on everyday health matters. At Lackawanna Medical Group, we believe wellness visits are equally important for both sick and healthy children and all patients receive our utmost attention and care.

We recommend the following wellness visits:

  • Newborns
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • 3 years
  • 4 years
  • 5-6 years
  • 7-8 years
  • 9-10 years
  • 11-12 years
  • Teen years to 18 years of age (yearly visits)

Sick Visits

If you need to schedule a sick or same day appointment for your child, please contact the office by phone at (570) 961- 0171, and select option #3. Please note: Dr. Lizano is not in the office on Thursdays.


Lackawanna Medical Group firmly believes that vaccinating children and young adults may be the single most important health-promoting intervention we perform as health care providers, and that adults can perform as parents and caregivers. The recommended vaccines and the administration schedule are the results of years and years of scientific study and data gathering on millions of children by thousands of scientists and physicians.

We believe that all children and young adults should receive all of the recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the Centers for Disease Control, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Centers for Disease Control

American Academy of Pediatrics

If you have any questions or concerns regarding immunizations, please consult with Dr. Lizano at your scheduled office appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What days of the week is the office open?
A: Our pediatric office is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 am to 4 pm. Dr. Lizano is not in the office on Thursdays; however, our pediatric nurse is available during normal business hours, 9 am to 4 pm, to answer incoming calls and process prescription refills.

Q: How do I contact Dr. Lizano after business hours? 
A: After hours please call our regular office number and you will be directed to our answering service. Dr. Lizano (or a back up board certified pediatrician) is available at all times for medical advice and support.

Q: How do I obtain a prescription refill for my child?
A: Please call our office at (570) 961-0171, and select option #3. If you receive our voicemail, we request that you leave a clear message indicating your child’s name, date of birth, medication to be refilled, and pharmacy telephone number. Allow one business day for all routine prescription refills. For prescriptions that require prior authorization from your insurance company, please plan ahead to allow at least three to five days for refill approval. Prescriptions refills are issued only during normal business hours.

Q: If my child needs to see a specialist, is there a specific process I need to follow?
A: Yes. First, call and schedule an appointment for your child with the referring physician Dr. Lizano requested. Second, please notify our pediatric nurse within 2 weeks of your child’s appointment to assure adequate time to process the referral.

Resourceful Links

Parents and Caregivers, we have compiled the below sites for your use. While many of these links provide excellent information on a wide array of health topics, we highly recommend the resources be used strictly for educational purposes. If you have any questions or concerns about any of the material you read in regard to your child, please talk with Dr. Lizano at your scheduled office appointment.

Allergy and Asthma

Dedicated for all age ranges, the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network site offers valuable information pertaining to food allergies.

Site created by American Academy of Allergy and Immunology; it is a solid online resource for allergies and asthma information. Site includes a “Just for Kids” section that provides educational training through fun, interactive games.

Attention Deficit Disorder

From the National Institute of Health, site informs parents and caregivers of symptoms, diagnosis criteria, and treatment methods related to Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.


Comprehensive breastfeeding site maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; women’s health section offers excellent breastfeeding information, from to learning how to breastfeed to overcoming breastfeeding challenges to storage and pumping tips and much more.

General Health and Wellness for Children and Teens

Site of the American Academy of Pediatrics provides excellent informational material on a variety of child rearing topics.

The Academy of Children and Adolescent Psychiatry site provides families, children and teens with information and resources relating to mental health disorders.

The American Dental Association offers great advice on basic dental hygiene using kid-friendly animations.

Created by the United States Department of Agriculture, this site provides interactive nutrition education for children and teens.

Excellent health information for parents, kids, and teens from the Nemours Foundation.


The site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers valuable information on a variety of health and safety topics.

This site offer practical information about home safety and includes an interactive home tour that highlights potential dangers while offering easy solutions.

Site provides valuable information from birth through teen years on basic safety.


Reliable vaccine information is offered to parents and caregivers from the American Academy of Pediatrics.