Meet our team at CapitalCare Pediatrics Albany! Please take a few moments to learn about our skilled practitioners and our friendly, nurturing staff.
At CapitalCare Pediatrics Albany, we consider it both a great joy and responsibility to care for children. Most of us are parents ourselves, so we strive to be understanding and available to the families we are privileged to serve. We are honored that you have chosen us as your child's primary medical provider and are confident that you will be pleased with the quality of care and service that we can provide you and your family.
Your child's health is as important to us as it is to you. We look forward to providing you with excellent medical care your child deserves.
Dr. Michael Morin
Dr. Michael Morin has called the Capital District home since 1986. After graduating from Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Morin entered the Combined Pediatrics/Internal Medicine Residency Program at Albany Medical Center, and achieved board certification in both specialties. He then served one year as Chief Resident in Pediatrics before joining the Division of General Pediatrics. He spent the next thirteen years as a member of the faculty of the Children's Hospital (Associate Professor), focusing on Pediatric primary care and resident education. He and Dr. Lemons opened their private office in March 2004.
His academic interests include immunizations, asthma competency, dental health, injury prevention, breastfeeding, building resilience, the positive and negative impacts of technology, and creating healthy habits.
Dr. Morin’s advocacy activities include working with Albany County Head Start, the American Diabetes Association, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, Special Olympics, Boy and Girl Scouts of America, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Smile Train, Friends of Five Rivers, the Salvation Army and the Albany Institute of History and Art.
Dr. Morin has newborn nursery admitting privileges at Albany Medical Center and St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany and his memberships include the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Capital District Pediatrics Society.
When he is not working, Dr. Morin is an avid outdoorsman, organic gardener, and craftsman.
Dr. Lorraine Lemons
Dr. Lorraine Lemons has lived in Albany since 1998. After graduating with honors from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Lemons entered her pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center. Following this, she was a member of the faculty of Albany Medical College in the Department of Ambulatory Pediatrics for three years before joining CapitalCare Medical Group. As Assistant Professor, Dr. Lemons served as a mentor to medical students and residents in general pediatrics, and coordinated adolescent medicine services and resident education for the Department of Pediatrics. As a primary care pediatrician, her expertise includes weight management, building self-esteem, child safety, support of new parents, and adolescent care. Dr. Lemons is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has admitting privileges at Albany Medical Center and St. Peter's Hospital in Albany. She serves as the Site Medical Manager for Peds Albany and is on the Board of Directors for CapitalCare Medical Group. Her community involvement includes working with her daughters Girl Scout troop as an assistant leader, teaching Sunday school to 5 – 7 year old children and organizing school banking at a local elementary school.
In her spare time, Dr. Lemons enjoys tennis, reading, movies, knitting and spending time with her husband, Don, daughter, Isabella and their pup Beans.
Rebecca Sheehan, CPNP
Rebecca received her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Master of Science in Nursing degree from Yale University in 2003, and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree from Boston College in 1998. She has a special interest in asthma and in the prevention of pediatric obesity. Personal interests include downhill skiing, going to the beach, and learning to play the ukulele.
Sarah Blatz, RPA-C
Originally from Pennsylvania, Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology-Chemistry from Lock Haven University, where she also earned her Master of Health Sciences, Physician Assistant Degree. Sarah is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Sarah relocated to the Capital Region following her studies to take advantage of career opportunities. She chose to practice medicine in a pediatric setting because she has a passion for working with children and being able to watch them grow.
When Sarah isn't working, she enjoys DIY projects - from gardening to crafting and building, she has a passion for creating.