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Mansfield Pediatrics joins Akron Children's Hospital

04-20-2016 (Akron, Ohio )

On May 3, Mansfield Pediatrics will affiliate with Akron Children’s Hospital to become the organization’s second pediatric primary care office in Richland County. The practice will be renamed Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics (ACHP) Mansfield and will remain at its current location: 770 Balgreen Drive, Suite 101.

“Akron Children’s is the perfect partner for us,” said Dr. Robert Burns, who has cared for children at Mansfield Pediatrics for 35 years. “Our families will receive care from the same team of dedicated providers who they have trusted for generations, but they will now have access to new options from Akron Children's – such as electronic medical records from the convenience of their home or mobile app.”

According to Ben Teske, who is the director of primary care services at Akron Children’s, the organization is dedicated to providing convenient access and comprehensive care close to home for all families. New patients are always welcome as well as most insurances, including Medicaid, Teske says.

The office’s 9 medical providers will offer the full range of primary care for babies, children and teens, including:

  • Well child visits/routine check-ups
  • Immunizations
  • Sports, school and camp physicals
  • Treatment for illness and injury
  • Chronic disease management

Office hours will be Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (will close at 5 p.m. during the transition May 3-12), Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays 8 a.m.-noon. To schedule an appointment with one of the following providers, call 419-522-3341.

  • Jennifer Andrews, MD: She earned her medical degree from Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio and completed her pediatric residency at Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana. She has been a pediatrician in Mansfield since 1995 and is board certified.
  • Robert Burns, MD: He earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University and completed his pediatric residency at University of Nebraska Medical Center. He has been a pediatrician in Mansfield since 1981 and is board certified.
  • Erin Fain, MD:  She earned her medical degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin and completed her pediatric residency at UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California. She has been a pediatrician in Mansfield since 1993 and is board certified.
  • Celia Flinn, MD: She earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio and completed her residency at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s, Cleveland. Dr. Flinn practiced as a pediatric cardiologist from 1984-2012. She has been a general pediatrician in Mansfield since 1996 and is board certified.
  • Mark Redding, MD: He earned his medical degree from Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio and completed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland. He has been a pediatrician in Mansfield since 1997 and is board certified.
  • Rita A. Foley, PA-C: She graduated from Kettering College of Medical Arts and University of Nebraska and is a board certified physician assistant.
  • Melisa Oberdier, CPNP: She graduated from The Ohio State University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees and is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner.
  • Kieyra Thrush, CNP: She graduated from Walden University and is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner.

Other ACHP offices in the area are located in Ontario, Ashland and Wooster. The network now has 26 locations throughout northern Ohio, and thanks to electronic medical records families are able to see providers at any convenient location in times of need. Learn more at

Akron Children's also offers these services in Mansfield at 371 Cline Ave.:

  • Laboratory, EKG and x-ray
  • Pediatric specialties: cardiology, orthopedics and maternal fetal medicine
  • Rehabilitative services: occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech and hearing evaluations and treatment
  • Urgent care: beginning April 18 open daily, Monday-Friday, 2-9:30 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, noon-7:30 p.m.

About Akron Children's Hospital Pediatrics
Founded in 1995, Akron Children's Hospital Pediatrics (ACHP) brings pediatric primary care to many northeast Ohio neighborhoods. Most offices offer evening and weekend appointments. ACHP pediatricians also have privileges at many local hospitals to ensure children receive the finest medical care when and where it is needed. Most insurance plans and Medicaid are accepted.