Nothing I have ever encountered strikes fear into my heart like an injured or sick child. I am reasonably sure that all other parents out there feel the same way. I am sure you don’t want to just trust any doctor in America with your children. You also likely are not willing to go through any trial and error with one of your own children as you would be willing to go through to find your own doctor.
A pediatrician is going to have to click with you and gain your trust before they see your child and I feel exactly the same way. Unlike many of our service listings, you do not want to wait to find a pediatrician until an emergency strikes. You want to have them on speed dial long before that. So now is the perfect time to use our America are list of top recommended pediatricians and start interviewing them. Find the one who you would trust with your children. Don’t forget that people change over time and that can apply to not only your doctors but also your pediatricians. If any of our America doctors have declined in their performance, please let us know! It is vital that we keep the below list updated with only the doctors that will care for your children as if they were their own. It is also a great idea to establish a pediatrician for short term work conditions even if they last less than a year. So if you will be stationed somewhere else, start researching area pediatricians now so you are as prepared as possible.
Dr. Cathy Cantor is board certified in sports medicine, internal medicine, and in pediatrics. She is a 2001 graduate of the University Of South Alabama College Of Medicine and she is currently in practice at St. Luke’s Hospital.
Dr. Christopher Dodd is currently in practice in Centennial Pediatrics. He graduated from the University of Alabama Birmingham for his medical degree and completed a Hematology Oncology fellowship program at Vanderbilt University as well.
Bluffton , IN
Dr. Mark Israel graduated from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and completed his pediatric residency training in the same institution. Dr. Israel is currently in practice at Lansing Pediatric Associates.
Dr. Scott L. Tyson is a well-known pediatrician whose childlike nature is known to compliment his professional maturity. In addition to being part of the Pediatrics South team, he is also a member of PUSH and Just Healthcare.
Grand Rapids, MI
Dr. Periard received her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, and graduated from medical school at Wayne State University. She completed her pediatric residency at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Dr. Periard is a Board Certified pediatrician, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves as president of FHPA.
Santa Fe, NM
Dr. Carvajal, provides comprehensive pediatric care for newborns to young adults. She believes that pediatricians are family health advocates and enjoys building life-long relationships with her patients and their families. She speaks medical and conversational Spanish.
Dr. Kathleen Rogers previously worked as a Pediatrician in the USAF but she is currently part of the Western Montana Clinic where she specializes in general pediatrics. She completed her MD degree at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND.
Dr. Luthra completed her Pediatric Residency at the University of Connecticut Hospital. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and an Attending Physician at Albany Medical Center, and St. Peter’s Hospital.
Dr. Scott Greer worked in a private practice for 4 years prior to moving to Auburn Alabama in 2007 to join the Auburn Pediatric and Adult Medicine team. He is a graduate of the University of South Alabama in Mobile, where he also completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics.