Children’s Clinic joins Akron Children’s primary care network


On Sept. 9, Akron Children’s Hospital will add two locations in Stark County as it welcomes the practices of Children’s Clinic to its network of pediatric primary care offices.

The new affiliation enables children of Stark, Tuscarawas, Columbiana, Mahoning and Carroll counties to receive comprehensive care close to home – from preventive checkups to treatment for chronic health problems – from the region’s largest provider of pediatric care, according to Ben Teske, director of primary care services at Children’s, which is called Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics (ACHP).

“Our resources, services and now our network of 23 primary care locations throughout northeast Ohio will compliment the great care that Children’s Clinic has been offering children for more than 40 years,” Teske said.

The practices will be renamed and will move to newly constructed offices by Sept. 13:

Seven medical providers and the office staff will become Akron Children’s employees. They are:

Additionally, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Kellie Hays will be joining the practice. Kellie graduated from The University of Akron.

Dr. E. James Witmer is retiring from the practice after more than 40 years of caring for children.

The team offers a full range of care for infants, children and teens, including:

Medicaid and most insurance plans are accepted. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m.-noon. New patients are being accepted. To schedule an appointment, call 330-478-0038 in Perry Twp. and 330-823-7311 in Alliance.

Learn about all of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics’ 23 locations throughout northeast Ohio at

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