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Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics’ Fairlawn office welcomes two new providers

Dr. Lauren Cardinal

09-07-2021 (Akron, Ohio)

Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics welcomes Lauren Cardinal, M.D., and Dakota Bennett, M.D., to its Fairlawn office. The practice – located at 701 White Pond Drive, Suite 100 – provides pediatric primary care for infants, children and teens.  

Dr. Cardinal earned her medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. She also earned a bachelor of science in mathematics from Spring Hill University in Mobile, Alabama. She completed her residency in pediatrics at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospitals in Cleveland. She currently lives in the Akron area with her family. 

Dr. Bennett received his medical degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Science in Toledo. He also earned his bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. He completed his pediatrics residency at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland. Dr. Bennett lives in Shaker Heights with his wife and infant daughter. 

Dr. Dakota Bennett

In addition to Drs. Cardinal and Bennett, the Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics care team in Fairlawn includes Drs. Hannah Lemerman, Meghan Mahanta, Susan Potter, Katrina Regula, Molly Shaw, Andrea Sims and Sarah Uguccini and Certified Nurse Practitioner Amanda Bucca. The office is now accepting new patients.  

Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, Fairlawn offers: 

  • Evening and Saturday hours.  

  • In-person and virtual visits.  

  • Free provider interviews – in person or virtually – for parents who want to meet their child’s provider. 

  • Annual well-child visits and routine checkups.  

  • Treatment for illness and injury.  

  • Vaccines. 

  • Sports, school and camp physicals.  

  • Chronic disease management. 

  • Behavioral health services. 

  • Access to Akron Children’s Hospital experts for patients who need specialized care.  

To schedule an appointment with providers at the Fairlawn office, call 330-543-2778. Most insurance plans and Medicaid are accepted. To learn about Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, visit

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