Just 10 months after joining the Akron Children’s Hospital family, the Warren pediatricians’ office formerly named Pediatric Care Associates is growing again – in more than one way.
This summer the practice called Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics Warren welcomed two new providers then in early September moved to a much larger, newly constructed office in The Market Place at 5000 East Market St.
According to Dr. Gary Backner, who started the practice 18 years ago with Drs. K. Gurumurthy and Amy Rice Young and then in 2005 welcomed Dr. Angela Pettenati, physical features of the new office will help the growing team more efficiently care for patients.
These features include: 20 exam rooms organized in pods to improve staff communication, dedicated rooms for audio/visual testing and immunizations, and a larger, more comfortable waiting area with dedicated areas for well and sick visits.
“We care for children as if they are one of our own, which is the mission of Akron Children’s,” Dr. Backner said. “We have always been dedicated to seeing our sick patients the day mom or dad calls, so having six providers and extended office hours will help us more easily do this. We also know how valuable it is for our patients to go to a familiar place with familiar faces rather than to urgent care or an emergency room.”
Pediatrician Justin Kahn, MD, and Nurse Practitioner Candace Horvath joined the practice on July 30:
The practice is accepting new patients and provides a full range of care for infants, children and teens, including:
“Our pediatricians and staff maintain relationships with many area healthcare providers, including the area hospitals,” said Dr. Gurumurthy, who is also the chief of pediatrics at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. “Our goal is to provide the best and consistent quality pediatric care to our community.”
For conditions requiring specialized medical care, they also work closely with Akron Children's pediatric specialists located in the Mahoning Valley as well as Akron.
Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Saturday 8:30 a.m.-noon. To schedule an appointment, call 330-856-9699. Learn about the 20 Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics locations throughout northeast Ohio – including a location in Boardman – at akronchildrens.org/pediatrics.
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