Welcome to Forestream Pediatrics


What is a Patient Centered Medical Home?

The medical home concept is based on teamwork – teamwork between physicians and their clinical staff, primary care physicians and specialists, and clinical teams and their patients. Together, the members of your team, using evidence-based guidelines, focus on the care and services you need, including behavioral health in a manner that best suits a patient’s needs.

We Offer Appointments Monday-Saturday, with THREE EVENINGS Each Week And Saturday Mornings!

Please be patient with our office staff as we try to accommodate the enormous surge of phone calls and sick appointment requests. Our staff is working diligently to serve you and your family.  While we recognize the frustrations that the pandemic has brought, cursing, yelling and threatening behavior will result in dismissal from the practice.  Your healthcare and satisfaction with your treatment is of utmost importance to us. Thank you for choosing Forestream Pediatrics as your child's healthcare provider.

Portal Messages

We are asking ALL patients to sign up for the online portal.  This is an excellent way to get ahold of us for non-urgent concerns, to request documents, ask questions, send updates and even send pictures of rashes, etc. You or your insurance may incur a charge for portal messaging that requires in depth responses.   All physicals and immunizations as well as required documents will be sent to you via the portal after well child checks at no charge.   Please contact the frontline staff to get your child signed on today.  

Weather Emergency Office Closings

Weather related closings are NO LONGER available on Closing Central from Channel 2 News and WGRZ.COM. Please check our Facebook page for updates.
Forestream Pediatrics | 4711 Transit Road, Suite 1, Depew, NY 14043
Phone: (716) 668-5331 | Fax: (716) 668-5370

Flu Vaccines

All children 6 months of age and older are advised to receive an influenza vaccine yearly. Children under the age of 9 who will be receiving the flu vaccine for the first time will require two (2) doses one month apart. We will only be administering the injectable flu vaccine again this year.  .
Flu immunization administration will begin upon delivery of the vaccines, which is dependent upon when the manufacturer ships the vaccine.  Patients scheduled for well child checks in August may be offered the opportunity to receive the flu vaccine at their appointment if the shipment allows. Please contact the office in early August to check availability of flu session appointment scheduling.

Expectant Parents and New Families

The choice of medical provider for your child(ren) is an important decision. We offer a FREE prenatal or new family visit to meet our pediatricians. We believe this opportunity allows you to make the best informed decision for your family. Please call to schedule your appointment. We look forward to meeting you!

Car Seat Safety Recommendations

Forestream Pediatric providers recommend parents and guardians follow the NY State laws regarding car seat safety. All children under the age of four are required by NY State law to ride in safety seats. Also, children are required to ride in child restraint systems until their 8th birthday. Additional information is available at the following web sites:

Meet Your Providers

  • Samantha Schmittendorf, PNP

    Samantha Schmittendorf, PNP graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  She graduated from Duke University with a Master of Science in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.  

  • ​Wendy ​Gellman, MD

    Wendy Gellman, MD graduated with a BS degree with Distinction from Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
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  • Kimberly Prise, MD

    Kimberly Prise, MD graduated cum laude from the University of Rochester with a BS in Molecular Genetics and from SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences with an MD.
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  • Jennifer Yunker, MD

    Jennifer Yunker, MD graduated from Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a BS in Biology.
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  • Jill Kaczmarek, FNP

    Jill Kaczmarek, NP graduated summa cum laude from D’Youville College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and subsequently Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner in 2000. 

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  • Desiree Eckam, FNP

    Desiree Eckam, FNP graduated from D'Youville College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and subsequently a Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner in 2016.
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Our Location

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Phone Hours

Appointment times start 30 minutes after the phone hours begin and may extend up to 45 minutes beyond the end of the phone hours if needed.


8:30 am-7:30 pm


8:30 am-7:30 pm


8:30 am-4:15 pm


8:30 am-7:30 pm


8:30 am-4:15 pm


8:30 am-11:15 am




  • "We’ve been taking our daughter to foreststream since she was born. She is now 2. They take really good care of her and always get us in quickly for a sick visit. We find them to be very responsive and compassionate. Her primary doctor is Dr. Yunker. I felt really comfortable with her from the start."
    Jane M.
  • "I absolutely love this practice. They have been wonderful with not only my daughter but with me as well. I am a first time Mom with a lot of questions. They are always available and respond to any request. I highly recommend this practice."
    Jessica D.
  • "My son Joey has been seeing Dr. Prise for over a decade and just loved her. We’ve been given professional, skilled, and always kind reception every single time we’re there!"
    Barb K.
  • "Every experience is a good one, staff is pleasant, courteous, knowledgeable and above all concerned for the well being of my child."
    Jason R.
  • "The best pediatrician hands down I love going here quick courteous and very friendly They always know my children which is impressive considering how many patients they have and if your child is sick they get them in immediately"
    Coco W.