Skip to main content Skip to main content

Includes specialty programs: Adoptive Health Services

Locust Pediatric Care Group

We serve as a medical home for children and adolescents. We have a particular interest in children with special health care needs, international families, as well as foster parents and adopted children.

Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics and Locust Pediatric Care Group received Patient-centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. It’s a model that improves quality and access to care, empowering patients and families to take an active role in their health care.

We also participate in the Ohio Department of Medicaid's Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) program, which empowers primary care offices to use a team-based model of care to improve quality, reduce costs and deliver the best possible care. 

We offer the complete range of medical and support services needed to achieve the best possible outcomes for your children. Our goal is to provide coordinated access to Akron Children's specialty medical services for children with special needs. Brothers and sisters without special healthcare needs are also welcome.

Other benefits include:

  • Specialized pediatric care for individuals
  • 24-hour nurse and physician phone coverage
  • Medical interpreters and language access
  • Pre- and post-adoption services
  • On-site legal aid through HEAL partnership
  • On-site counseling services through Child Guidance and Family Solutions
  • Nutritional consultation
  • Social work assistance
  • Telepsychiatry
  • Participation in Reach Out and Read®, an early literacy program

 

Department Main Image

Locations

Contact Locust Pediatric Care Group

330-543-8530

Location Small Image
Locust Pediatric Care Group
Akron Children's Hospital Locust Pediatric Care Group, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Level 3
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-3731
More about this location...
Map & directions

Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
P. Cooper White
P. Cooper White, MD, FAAP

Director, Locust Pediatric Care Group; Associate Chair for Primary Care and Community Health; Pediatrician

Loading patient reviews...
Physicians/Providers:

Joel Davidson, MD, FAAP

Community Pediatrics Residency Education Coordinator; Pediatrician

loading...

Megan Knowles, MD

Pediatrician; Pediatric Clerkship Director

loading...

Olivia Wenger, MD

Pediatrician

loading...
Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Tiffany Hesse, DNP, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

loading...

Kiara Johnson, MSN, APRN-CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Sherry Swanson, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

loading...

Specialty Programs

Clinics

https://www.akronchildrens.org/files/COVID-Inforgraphic.html

What Should Families Expect When They Come for an Appointment?

At Akron Children’s, your child’s health and safety is our priority. Please continue to bring your child for wellness visits, vaccinations or sick care appointments that keep children healthy. We want to assure you that we have taken additional precautions to ensure a safe environment for your child and family. The following are additional safety efforts, in addition to our normal cleaning protocols, that we are taking to help you be comfortable bringing your child to an appointment.

Limiting the Number of Caregivers and Face Covering

The number of caregivers permitted to accompany a child to an appointment is dependent on the department you are visiting. Everyone visiting an Akron Children's facility is asked to wear masks or face coverings, except for kids under 2 or those with sensory issues. Masks will be provided for visitors who do not bring their own.

Health Screening Station Ahead Sign

Checking In and Screening of Visitors

Akron Children's now offers Mobile Check-in to limit your exposure to others. You'll receive a text an hour before your child's appointment arrival time. Click the link in the text when you reach the Akron Children's facility for your child's appointment. You will receive a confirmation text that reminds you to wait in your car. Once we determine appropriate spacing is available inside the building, you'll receive a third text to let you know it's OK to come in for your appointment.

Immediately upon entering the building, your temperature will be taken, either by a thermal scanner or a greeter who will also ask you a few questions.

If you are in a waiting room, you’ll notice signs and a limited number of chairs. This is to remind our patients to keep 6 feet of physical distance between your family and others.

Precautions If You Suspect Your Child Has COVID-19

Call your child’s healthcare professional if your child is sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing and has been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or if you live in or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. Your health care professional will work with Ohio’s public health department and the CDC to determine if your child needs to be tested for COVID-19.

View all the safety precautions Akron Children's is taking.