Pediatric Health

Children Aren’t Mini Adults

Did you know pediatricians receive an additional three years of medical training after becoming a physician? It’s because children’s bodies, brains, and development make them far different than simply being smaller versions of grownups.

Kids are changing day-to-day and minute-to-minute, so they need a doctor who understands what to look for, what to expect next, and when to take action. Parents need a pediatrician who understands there are never any dumb questions and that parents need an ally to guide them more than they need a lecture.

Schedule an Appointment

We’re here for sick kids and well kids. Same-day visits are often possible and we offer online booking for existing patients. Getting in that next well-check is easier than ever.

Helping your kids grow into happy, healthy adults

Parenting is full of unique challenges, and we’re here for it. Whether you’re up late with a colicky baby or waiting up for that teen to get home, we’re your partner through the worries, triumphs and everyday concerns of raising happy, healthy, kids.

Newborns & Infants

From diaper rashes to nursing and everything in between, we’re here to help you through this exhilarating, tiring, unforgettable phase of parenthood with empathy and evidence-based care.

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Special-needs Kids

Expert care from a consistent, engaged care team makes all the difference in outcomes for kids with special needs. As a provider-owned practice, we’re the place to find a provider you love and can stick with for the long haul.

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Tweens & Teens

Older kids may not have as many colds and ear infections, but their growth and development are no less specialized. With integrated oral health, we offer unmatched continuity of care that keeps teens (and their parents) smiling.

Young Adults

Preparing a child to leave the nest can feel as scary as it was bringing them home the first time. We’re here to prepare young adults to advocate for their own health as they venture off for college, time abroad, or a new career.

Meet Our Team of Pediatricians

With Pediatricians and pediatric oral health specialists working together, we’re your child’s comprehensive medical home.

Cara Ahlstrom, FNP

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Emily Bankhead, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

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Terra Bowden, FNP

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Michael Burton, D.O.

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Claudia Castelnovi, M.D.

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Teri DeMille, PA-C

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Ashley Dennis, M.D.

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James Fennell, M.D.

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Parent Feedback

I was able to take my daughter here at 11:00 PM for a high fever. They were able to diagnose her and get her medication sent to our pharmacy. I love that they are available on the weekends and late night hours. The care provider and staff were all very friendly and accommodating.

—Shanae Nelson.

Supporting Children’s Mental Health

It isn’t just your child’s body that needs care. Children’s brains are still developing and can experience various mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other conditions. We understand the importance of addressing these issues and providing support to our young patients.

In addition to making referrals to additional resources and specialists as needed, we also have a strong understanding of mental health and can offer guidance and support to children and their families.

Pediatric Medical Questions & Answers

We accept most commercial insurance plans, but please verify your child’s coverage with your insurance carrier.

You are responsible for knowing your plan’s benefits and coverage.

We recommend the well-child visit and vaccine schedule by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Our goal is to always be very responsive. You can contact us through our Patient Portal or by phone. All clinical messages go to the same system for our care coordinators to triage and respond to according to urgency. Our goal is to respond to all messages within 24 hours.

We’ll always schedule your child with their preferred pediatric provider for well-child check-up appointments. However, we schedule sick visits with the provider available soonest. We can usually offer same-day appointments for sick visits, but these may not be with your usual provider.

We require patients over two years old to be current on vaccines for their safety and the safety of all other patients.