“My goal is to provide individualized health care while focusing on a healthy lifestyle and disease prevention. I work with patients and parents to answer questions, provide current, relevant medical advice, and together, support your child’s growth and development.”
I have had several years of experience with the staff at Chesterfield Pediatrics and have nothing but praise. The front desk staff is always courteous and friendly, they know a mother's time is precious. I have seen several of the doctors on different occasions and have received quality care for both of my children. When my infant was born, she had difficulty breathing in the hospital and one of the doctors went above and beyond (outside of the on-call schedule) to make sure she was thriving. I could not ask for a better practice!
“Every illness or problem can be thought of as both a story and a puzzle. My goal is to get the full story and arrange all the puzzle pieces so that the most likely diagnosis emerges. From that point, parents and I work out where to go next: whether to begin a treatment, gather more information (do tests), try some things at home, or simply allow a little more time to go by (the venerable “watchful waiting”). By this process, my hope is that you will feel you have been carefully listened to, your child’s situation has been thoughtfully considered, a good treatment or ‘game plan’ has been put into action, and you and your child have spent time with a physician who truly cares about you and the reason for your visit.”
“I believe effective pediatric care arises from a family-centered environment where children are treated with compassion and respect. I am committed to regarding family members as partners in determining the best possible plan of care for your child.”
“I bring many years of nursing practice to patient care. It is vital to really listen to the family. Sometimes a parent needs a shoulder to cry on, a hand to hold, or someone to say it is ok.”
“In addition to promoting a child’s overall well-being and healthy lifestyle, I am committed to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of childhood diseases. I strive to provide current and compassionate care as I serve the child and the family.”
“I believe that every family and child is unique and should be treated as such. As a CPNP, I am not only caring for the child’s individual needs, but also guiding families towards a healthy family lifestyle as their children grow.”