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Dr. Andrea Sims joins Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics in Fairlawn

08-05-2019 (Akron, Ohio)

Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics welcomes Andrea Sims, M.D., to its Fairlawn office. The practice – which is located at 701 White Pond Drive, Suite 100 – provides pediatric primary care for infants, babies and teens.

Dr. Sims most recently served as a pediatrician at the U.S. Naval Hospital Signonella in Sicily, Italy, where she was the sole practicing pediatric physician to care for 1,000 military beneficiary children.

She earned her medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Medical University in Rootstown and completed her internship and residency at the Naval Medical Center San Diego in San Diego California. She also earned a bachelor of science degree in integrated life science from Kent State University.

Dr. Sims lives in Downtown Akron.

In addition to Dr. Sims, the Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics care team in Fairlawn includes Drs. Melisa Carmichael, Kathleen DiNicola, Amanda Gogol-Tagliaferro, Larry Handwork, Hanna Lemerman, Meghan Mahanta, Susan Potter, Katrina Regula and Molly Shaw and pediatric nurse practitioners Amanda Bucca and Lisa Dettorre.

With same-day, evening and Saturday appointments available, Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics offers:

  • Free pediatrician interviews for new parents.
  • Annual well-child visits and routine checkups.
  • Treatment for illness and injury.
  • Speech therapy.
  • Vaccines.
  • Sports, school and camp physicals.
  • Chronic disease management.

Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics providers are dedicated to treating the “whole child,” working with parents/caregivers to help children reach growth and developmental milestones. Patients who require specialized care receive referrals to board-certified specialty physicians affiliated with Akron Children’s Hospital.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Sims or any provider at the Fairlawn office, call 330-543-2778 (KID APPT). Most insurance plans and Medicaid are accepted. To learn more about Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, visit