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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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. Stephen P. Alvarado completed his Medical Training at SUNY at Stony Brook in 1997 and he is currently affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network. Dr. Alvarado is also certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Upper St. Clair, PA
Dr. King has a strong professional interest in ADHD, learning disabilities, and anxiety. Over the years, Dr. King has made a solo bike ride across the country to benefit abused children, participated in medical work in Africa, and lectured about child abuse around Western Pennsylvania for EPIC-SCAN PA.
Center City Pediatrics has been pursuing Dr. Fisher for 3 years. In 2009, she joined them for a month when she was a first year resident at CHOP. They knew that she was a rare breed— a doctor who came to CHOP even though she knew that she wanted to be a general pediatrician, not a specialist. Since leaving CHOP, Dr. Fischer has built further upon her pediatric resume.
Dr. Alexis Lieberman previously taught dermatology to pediatricians in training, developed protocols for managing obesity, and researched on mental health issues in pediatrics. She is currently in practice at Fairmount Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.
Dr. Joseph Barber graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine and is currently in practice at Children’s Community Pediatrics. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is eligible for certification in Child Neurology as well.
Dr. Rima Strassman is a 1991 graduate of the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She is also well-known for being a Fellow of both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.
Upper St. Clair, PA
Dr. Ashley Loboda is currently accepting new patients at her Pediatrics South office. She completed her MD degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 2009 and her residency at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in 2012.
Dr. Sarah Springer’s practice involves caring for children with complex medical and developmental needs, as well as partnering with their families in managing those special needs. Dr. Springer also currently serves as the Medical Director of the International Adoption Health Services of Western Pennsylvania.
Dr. Michelee Prettyman was previously in private practice in IL but she then moved to Florida and worked for Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers for almost 20 years. She completed her medical degree at Medical College of Virginia.
Dr. C. Van Nguyen completed her medical education from the Medical College of Wisconsin and she is currently in practice at South Philadelphia Pediatrics. She is board certified in Pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics as well.