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2012 Mom Approved Docs

Discover the best family health-care providers in southeast Michigan – in Metro Parent readers’ own words.

Think a good family doc is a rare find? Well, you’ve found the right resource. For a third year, Metro Parent readers gave their gold-seal shout-outs to truly top-notch medical providers in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. From treating sniffles to tackling surgery, these pediatric specialists earned poignant praise for their compassion, tireless attention to detail and, most important, getting kids healthy again. Read on to see who made this year’s list – and parents’ moving accolades.


Rachel Kado, M.D.

Asthma & Allergic Disease Center of Livonia, PC
20228 Farmington Road, Building 5, Livonia
"Dr. Kado has been not only amazing to my child, but also with me and my husband. We have tried several doctors in the area regarding my son's allergies, and Dr. Kado called us at our house everyday to see how our son was doing. She has phenomenal bedside manner, and more doctors in this area should follow her model of practice. Most importantly, my son gets very excited when he goes to see Dr. Kado." – Jada, West Bloomfield

Alan Kwaselow, M.D., PC

Keystone Medical Center
46325 W. 12 Mile Road, Novi
"My son has been a patient of Dr. Kwaselow for 16 years, he started going to him when he was almost 2 years old. Dr. Kwaselow has always given my son – from a toddler to now young adult – the most outstanding care. If I needed to call him after-hours, I could – and if he needed to be seen right then, I could always bring him in. My son feels to this day if anyone could make him feel better, it was Dr. Kwaselow. Along with this increditible doctor, there is also a increditible office staff as well!" – Gwendolyn, Detroit

Harvey Leo, M.D.

Allergy and Immunology Associates of Ann Arbor, PC
5333 McAuley Drive, Suite R1018, Ypsilanti
"Dr. Leo is great, very personable, great with kids and always considerate – listening to both kids and parents. He is AWESOME." – Ruth, Grass Lake

Lawrence Pasik, M.D.

Allergy & Asthma, PC
6900 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 215, West Bloomfield
"He is a very easy-going, laid back guy. He takes plenty of time with us during our office visit and is very thorough. I also like his sense of humor, and his memory. He remembers everything!" – Rebecca, Farmington Hills


Nicole Bittner, D.C.

Hands On Health Chiropractic
10192 E. Grand River Ave., Suite 107, Brighton
"Dr. Bittner takes great care in education of alignment of the spine and how important it is to have your spine aligned for functions of the body to work properly." – Trish, Hartland

Tanya Dejkunchorn, D.C.

The Chiropractic Studio PLLC
1905 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy
"My son loves going to the office. Not only because Dr. Tanya makes getting adjusted fun and the staff is very friendly. He looks forward to playing in their kids' room while I get adjusted, and they always offer him fresh popcorn or fruit. She is very knowledgeable with offering natural alternatives to medications or shots. You can tell she has a passion for children and their health. My son has already referred three of his classmates to her office!" – Terry, Troy

Nicole Poirier, D.C., C.A.C.C.P.

Poirier Chiropractic
52775 Hayes Road, Shelby Township
"She has helped my Christopher so much with his sleep and appetite. Christopher has autism and, with the help of Dr. Nicole, she has made his daily life so much easier and better. It has been about three years since we started chiropractic care, and we tell everyone how it helps with all the other therapies to make him the best kid ever." – Sarah, Macomb

Aaron Rice, D.C., C.A.C.C.P.

Journey to Health, LLC
34770 Dequindre Road, Sterling Heights
"My son, who at the time was 18 months, had very serious induced asthma where he was on lots of medicine, steroids, breathing treatments and became constantly ill and underweight. Along with being allergic to cows' milk. My son's health was becoming so frustrating and my husband and I just wanted to see him better. Meeting Dr. Rice from the very first time, his approach to children is so calming. Dr. Rice really takes the time to understand little patients, as well as understand parents' concerns. Dr. Rice brings hope to any health concern, whether it is big or small. He helps educate the parents and children on what to do to mimimize or decrease symptoms. Also what to do to continue health wellness. Dr. Rice is very dedicated and passionate about what he does as a doctor of chiropractic care, and it shows at every doctor appointment we go to. The office is a very family friendly environment. Children and parents can be seen by Dr. Rice, which makes it so much easier in a busy hectic life. A group family appointment is usually what we do. There is a special kids' room just designed for children. His technique and approach is very professional but yet gentle and calming to children and their families. Now my whole family sees Dr. Rice. My son is now 3 1/2 years old and, although he does experience induced asthma, it is much more controlled with a better quality of life for my son. This a big thanks to Dr. Rice for that hope that there is a way to be healthy and have a quality life. My children are always excited to see Dr. Rice! That's a doctor that you can trust! I highly recommend Dr. Aaron Rice." – Karen, Warren

Anna Saylor, D.C.

Van Every Family Chiropractic Center
4203 Rochester Road, Royal Oak
"Dr. Saylor specializes in pediatric chiropractic and is just an amazing, gentle, caring doctor. My kids look forward to the awesome Jungle Room and feeling great after their adjustments!" – Laura, Royal Oak

Randy Tent, D.C., N.D., Ph. D

Diverse Health Services
39595 10 Mile Road, Suite 112, Farmington Hills
"He always knows how to fix our health problems." – Angela, Westland

Kathy Whitmore, D.C.

Health & Healing Chiropractic
226 Walnut Blvd., Rochester
"Chiropractic is our method of choice for raising healthy daughters and boosting their immune systems. Dr. Kathy takes time to make the kids feel special and safe while gently adjusting their spines. Ashlynn and Alivia run to the adjusting tables to see who can get adjusted first – no lie! The office is comfortable and has toys available for the kids, if needed. Her office is welcoming and doesn't have that 'clinical' feel." – Janice, Rochester



David Banda, D.D.S.

Cranbrook Dental Care
33 Bloomfield Hills Parkway, Suite 140, Bloomfield Hills
"He treats my family like it is his family. He is a great person and a great dentist." – Cyndy, Eastpointe

Kimberly Branham, D.D.S.

Branham Dental Arts
28807 W. Eight Mile Road, Suite 101, Livonia
"Dr. Branham is kind, caring and friendly. My whole family loves her." – Valerie, Livonia

Michelle C. Dziurgot, D.D.S.

MCDental Care, PLLC
50202 Schoenherr Road, Shelby Township
"Dr. Dziurgot is very good with little kids. She saw my boy beginning at age 1, and so far no cavities!" – Dan, Washington Township

Jason Golnick, D.D.S.

Golnick Pediatric Dental Association
2300 Haggerty Road, Suite 1180, West Bloomfield
"Very friendly, understanding and compassionate. Awesome hygienists and a clean office, to boot!" – Tamar, Wixom

Robert Goodman, D.D.S.

42430 W. 12 Mile Road, Novi
"He is very personable and great with kids and adults!" – Angela, Canton

Sindy Goodman, D.D.S.

Great Expressions
543 N. Main St., Rochester Hills
"Dr. Goodman is very knowledgeable in her profession and is extremely caring to her patients. She was able to work with me on finances, and because of her I will have a straight smile." – Nick, Clinton Township

Dawn Y. Harvey, D.D.S.

19251 Mack Ave., Suite 220, Grosse Pointe Woods
"The office is so kid-friendly. She sings songs to soothe them and has patience (that is) out of this world." – Iisha, Chesterfield

Noel W. Jackson, D.D.S.

Jackson DDS Dental Design Studio
254 West Road, Trenton
"Dr. Jackson is kind and caring and helps young children learn that dentistry is not frightening. He offers parties and prizes, and kids have no idea they are learning about dental health. He is a great dentist for the whole family, and the office is beautiful. The staff is very caring!" – Debra, Trenton

Thomas D. Jusino, D.D.S., M.S.

27600 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills
"Dr. Jusino is the best orthodontist ever. He has been practicing for 29 years and has done treatment on both my sons and myself." – Caran, Farmington Hills

G. Michael Kabot, D.D.S., M.S.

G. Michael Kabot DDS, MS
655 W. 14 Mile Road, Suite 200, Clawson
"Always makes you feel like you are the most important patient! Not a long wait time. If something breaks on braces, he gets you right in. Very friendly – as well as his staff! I have all four of my kids with him, and I LOVE that he knows and remembers details about the kids – and he has a VERY busy practice!" – Stacy, Troy

Demi C. Kazanis, D.D.S.

Demi C. Kazanis, DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
4251 Coolidge Highway, Royal Oak
"Dr. Demi, as she is known to my two boys, is the sweetest dentist we have ever met. Her entire staff takes the time to explain in gentle language everything that they are doing. She makes it an enjoyable experience – not only for my children, but for myself and husband, as well. We are so happy to have found a true 'family' dentist. We love her!" – Angela, Rochester

Jack Lee, D.M.D.

Lee Family Dental
10551 Allen Road, Suite 105, Allen Park
"Dr. Jack is the most gentle dentist we have ever seen. He and his wonderful staff are incredibly patient with kids – and COWARDS! We have never had to wait long and have always been seen within five minutes of our appointment time. We cannot say enough about how much we LOVE this office." – Tracy, Taylor

David Mandy, D.O.

46600 Romeo Plank Road, Suite 4, Macomb
"This doctor is amazing! I love him, as do my children. He went so far as to send me a bereavement card when my own mother recently passed away. Dr. Mandy is a legend!" – Kelly, New Haven

Thane L. Ostroth, D.D.S.

Thane Ostroth, DDS
3310 Crooks Road, Royal Oak
"Dr. Ostroth and his staff are very caring with all of their patients – especially the small ones! The children get extra special attention, and even the very anxious children do extremely well with Dr. Ostroth and his team." – Sara, Royal Oak

David Studt, D.D.S.

Stannard & Studt & Wolf Dentistry
4170 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford
"Dr. Studt, along with Dr. Stannard and the entire staff, makes the entire family smile – and not only because they are a dental office. Dr. Studt and staff are truly a family and make each and every person that walks into the office feel like they are a part of that. You are always greeted by your name and asked how you are doing. They are always smiling and upbeat. Most kids and adults do not like going to the dentist, but my kids actually want to visit the dentist office. We (were) very fortunate to find such a great office with people that enjoy what they do. My boys asked me to write the following: 'Dr. Studt is funny and has good jokes and Lady D gives good hugs. We like them all – and the cool toothbrushes that they give us. '" – Debra, Commerce

Manolis Thanasas, D.D.S.

Thanasas Family Dental Care
4780 Rochester Road, Troy
"We have been patients of Dr. Thanasas for two years. He has provided us with the highest level of care and knowledge. I would definitely refer family and friends to his practice." – Rick, Macomb

David A. Towne D.D.S.

Advanced Family Dentistry
44644 Ann Arbor Road, Suite F, Plymouth
"My family loves Dr. Towne. He always gets us in when we have an emergency. He loves kids and does some orthodontics. He is able to accomodate all of our dental needs – ie. root canals, cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, sleep apnea appliances, etc. He and his staff are warm, friendly and make us feel like family!" – Angela, Canton


Christopher Remishofsky, M.D.

Georgetown Dermatologists, PC
39242 Dequindre Road, Suite 105, Sterling Heights
"Dr. Christopher, as my two daughters call him, is both professional and friendly. My twin daughters are 3 years old, and sometimes, doctors can be scary for them. But with Dr. Christopher, they always enjoy going to his office. So much so that recently, they had another doctor appointment scheduled and my one daughter asked if we could go see Dr. Christopher, instead. We never feel rushed during our appointments, and he always talks directly to my girls and spends time getting to know them – while still providing the best quality care and answering all of my questions. We feel very fortunate to have Dr. Christopher looking after our daughters' needs." – Wendy, Sterling Heights

Wendy Sadoff, M.D.

Sadoff Dermatology
31360 Northwestern Highway, Farmington Hills
"My teens see Dr. Sadoff for their acne, and not only have they developed a clear complexion, but they also feel better about themselves in general. She is kind and compassionate and takes a personal interest in their lives." – Cheryl, Oak Park


Family Medicine

Ronald G. Bellisario, M.D.

Stonebrooke Family Physicians
2940 Crooks Road, Rochester Hills
"Dr. Bellisario offers exceptional and comprehensive family medical care. His office staff is friendly and competent. I truly value his expertise and his compassion!" – Lori, Harper Woods

Michelle Chartier, D.O.

7825 N. Dixie Highway, Suite 101, Newport
"Dr. Chartier is a very caring doctor. My four children love her! She is very down-to-earth and very easy to talk to about concerns. I can always get the kids in when they are sick, without a problem." – Amanda, Rockwood

Paul Ehrmann, D.O.

Family Health Care Center
2033 Crooks Road, Royal Oak
"Dr. Paul is not only a great doctor – but an amazing compassionate and caring doctor. He takes his time, speaks with patients and is available! He is more a member of our family than just a doctor. He is open-minded and considerate. We would be hard pressed to find anyone who could compare!" – Lynn, Farmington Hills

Amy McKenzie, M.D.

Spectrum Wellness Center
15501 Metropolitan Parkway, Suite 110, Clinton Township
"The very first time I took my autistic son to see Dr. McKenzie, she sat down on the floor with him. She interacted with him on his level and took the time to get to know him. Then, she LISTENED. She listened to my concerns about his symptoms and behaviors. We then began discussing a treatment plan, which I later received in writing via email so that I could keep track of what we discussed. Dr. McKenzie is patient, knowledgeable, organized and caring! We are so grateful to have found her." – Dawn, Riverview

Donald Muir, M.D.

Family Practice Physicians PC
43421 Garfield Road, Suite 1, Clinton Township
"Dr. Muir took great care of my children while they were growing up and is now doing the same for my grandchildren. His dedication to his practice and patients is exemplary. What makes him stand out is his passion and caring attitude for providing the best care possible. Dr. Muir has always made me feel that I am a partner in my children's healthcare. No matter what the issue, he always takes the time to answer each and every question in a pleasant, non-condescending manner; that is an invaluable attribute that is greatly appreciated by young parents, as well as overprotective grandmas. Dr. Muir listens. I have never felt rushed or that any of my concerns were not valid. Dr. Muir keeps himself up-to-date on new advances in medicine and passes the knowledge on when possible. I feel very blessed to have had such a great doctor to take care of my children for the past 28 years!" – Sherry, Sterling Heights

Sushma Sadasivan, M.D.

Infinity Primary Care
26850 Providence Parkway, Suite 370, Novi
"Dr. Sadasivan listens. She's likable and intelligent. Shows compassion. Technology savvy – has EMR (electronic medical records). Staff is top notch!" – Jodi, Howell

David Schindler M.D.

Personal Care Physician
26179 Novi Road, Novi
"Dr. Schindler is always available for us. He answers emails, text messages, and phone calls promptly (even on Sunday). He will take the time to answer all of our questions when we have an office visit. He is very up-to-date with his knowledge, but he also understands alternative medicines have their place. He really cares and respects us as parents. He feels like family, and we feel so lucky to have him as our doctor for our children." – Jesika, Livonia

Shalini Singh, M.D.

Deighton Family Practice
22250 Providence Drive, Suite 500, Southfield
"Dr. Singh treats her patients as family. She has been my doctor for over 14 years, and she is more than a doctor – she's family. It's hard to find a doctor that will call you personally to make sure everything is OK. She goes above her duties." – Dourthial, Oakland

Pamela R. Valka, D.O.

Metro Family Physicians
37399 Garfield Road, Suite 203, Clinton Township
Family Medicine
"I have gone to her for years. My daughters have gone to her, and now all my grandkids go to her. She has been a great doctor and she has been a been a friend when we have needed her. She takes her time and talks about your concerns. She is also a mother of two daughters herself. She has always been there for our family." – Rose, Macomb

Donald Welker, M.D.

Dearborn Family Physicians
23870 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
"He is kind, gentle, patient, personable and really takes his time – not only with my daughter, but answering any questions that I have. You can tell he truly cares for his patients and their families." – Rebecca, South Lyon

Internal Medicine

David A. Hug, M.D.

Haller & Hug, PC
23800 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 210, Farmington Hills
"My kids just love him. He is kind, soft-spoken, patient and very knowledgeable about everything." – Beth, Bloomfield Hills

Maura O' Connell, D.O.

Riverview Primary Care
19020 Fort St., Riverview
"She is patient and kind, and treats your children like they are her own." – Heather, Grosse Ile

Hugh Pabarue, M.D.

Downriver Community Services, Inc.
1011 Military St., Port Huron
"He is always available and takes time to listen. He is very caring with his patients." – Lisa, Columbus

Robert A. Zurack, D.O.

19020 Fort St., Riverview
"He saved my son's life. He has taken care of three generations of our family." – Tammy, Trenton


Salvatore Finazzo, D.O.

Downriver Obstetrics & Gynecology, PLC
1651 Kingsway Court, Suite A, Trenton
"We love Dr. Finazzo. He helped us with the greatest gift we ever received – our children. He delievered both of our sons via C-section and made our experience as great as one could be. He is the most caring and compassionate doc. Most importantly, he listens and addresses your most important concerns." – Tara, Southgate

Eduardo Garcia, M.D.

Somerset Gynecology and Obstetrics
3290 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 444, Troy
"Dr. Garcia is a great doctor. I've been a patient of his since for over eight years. He has been there for the birth of my two children. He's just a great guy – very personable – caring and a great doctor." – Katie, Rochester Hills

James E. Mullins, M.D.

Dearborn OB/GYN Associates, PC
25080 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
"Dr. Mullins is always attentive and thorough during office visits. He also makes you feel comfortable and relaxed in situations when you may not necessarily be so! I like him so much that I am willing to drive from Milford to Dearborn for appointments, as well as when I delivered both my kids!" – Sara, Milford

Jeannette Thai, M.D.

Metro Partners in Women's Health
26850 Providence Parkway, Suite 500, Novi
"She guided me through my first pregnancy and helped me stay well-informed throughout, answering all my crazy new-mom questions." – Amy, South Lyon

Lester J. Voutsos, M.D., FACOG

Women's Health Consultants
46325 W. 12 Mile Road, Suite 250, Novi
"Dr. V is not just a great doctor, he's a great person! He's very caring, compassionate and listens to you. He cared enough to check in with me on weekends during my rough pregnancy and he continued to follow up with us after my son was born with a congenital heart defect. He's an awesome guy! Highly recommended." – Heather, Novi


Occupational Therapy

Amy Hengstebeck, O.T.L.R.

Kaufman Children's Center
6625 Daly Road, West Bloomfield
"Miss Amy has done OT with my 8-year-old son for nearly three years. He is diagnosed with sensory processing disorder and needs support for gross motor, as well as fine motor. She is phenomenally creative in her approach with him. She keeps him constantly engaged by tailoring activities to his interests, including creating obstacle courses that have him exploring volcanoes or building models of snakes and skyscrapers. He absolutely adores her and looks forward to his weekly sessions with her. He has shown amazing growth in his physical capabilities since we have started with her. His teachers at school constantly remark about his achievements, and we believe they are in no small part attributable to Miss Amy's efforts. We can't say enough wonderful things about her!" – Amy, Bloomfield Township


Steven I. Bennett, F.A.A.O.

Bennett Optometry
117 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
"Dr. Bennett and his staff always provide great service, good knowledge and a nice selection of frames and contact lenses. They always go above and beyond for not only our kids but for us, as well." – Tom, Ann Arbor

Otolaryngology (Ears, Nose & Throat)

Peggy Ann Nowak, M.D.

4600 Investment Drive, Suite 360, Troy
"Dr. Nowak is great. My son has been a patient of hers for the last three years. By putting tubes in my son's ears, it was life-changing for him – and us. Dr. Nowak is very kind and caring and a great doctor." – Katie, Rochester Hills

Sheila Ray, M.D.

13136 Fort St., Southgate
"She has the best bedside manner ever, shows that the cares and is involved with her patients. Both of my sons and husband had to have surgery. Dr. Ray is good at her specialty and should be rewarded. I never fail to refer friends and family." – Tawnya, Monroe


Roger Abiragi, M.D.

Pediatric Clinic
35054 23 Mile Road, Suite 101, New Baltimore
"He is so great with the kids. He speaks directly to them in terms they can understand. He's prompt, he's thorough and he seems to remember each child." – Rebecca, Harrison Township

Mary Alonzi, D.O.

Pediatric Clinic Associates PC
9365 N. Haggerty Road, Plymouth
"She is a very knowledable doctor who has been in practice for years in this community. She is AWESOME with the children, very interactive – and they love her for it." – Marisa, Canton

Roger Anderberg, M.D.

IHA Child Health
3100 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 100, Ann Arbor
"Dr. Anderberg is always there for us. He is kind, considerate, great with kids and is always very understanding." – Ruth, Grass Lake

James B. Baker, M.D.

U of M Pediatrics, East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatric Center, Floor 2
4260 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor
"He has been our pediatrician since we moved to Michigan in 2002. An absolutely wonderful and compassionate person, Dr. Baker always spends the time and (gives us the) attention we need, no matter the issue." – Angela, Plymouth

Alexis Balomenos, M.D.

Tender Care Pediatrics, PLLC
58115 Main St., New Haven
"She listens to my concerns without judgment and is always willing to take whatever time is needed to help my children. She has gone above and beyond for my family, and I wouldn't trust my children's care to anyone else!" – Julie, Chesterfield

Crystal M. Banks, M.D.

My Kids Doc Southfield
29255 Northwestern Highway, Suite 100, Southfield
"Dr. Crys, as she is known to her patients, is thorough and has a wonderful bedside manner. She explains in a way that is wonderful for parent and child to understand." – Kelly, Southfield

Usha Batra, M.D.

Henry Ford Medical Center
3500 15 Mile Road, Sterling Heights
"She has been our family pediatrician for 16 years and three kids. No matter what we throw at her, she has always been right there to help us through." – Susan, Ferndale

Beth Baver, M.D.

Edgewood Center Pediatrics
8896 Commerce Road, Suite 5, Commerce Township
"Our children, who are 7 and 8 years old, have been going to Dr. Baver since birth. She is very knowledgeable and patient with our children, which is a must when it comes to working with children. She is willing to meet you in the office on a Sunday when the office is closed if one of your children is sick. Our children love her and get upset if they have to see another physician." – Jennifer, West Bloomfield

Ashraf H. Berry M.D.

Macomb Pediatric Associates
39200 Garfield Road, Suite E, Clinton Township
"He is so dedicated and compassionate in caring for our family. A wonderful pediatrician that has great interactions with the kids and parents, too! Both my daughters trust him and love him!" – Heather, Macomb Township

Neena Bhargava, M.D.

16700 21 Mile Road, Macomb
"Going to a doctor's office can be intimidating and scary for a child. Dr. Bhargava includes her patients in every aspect possible of the appointment process. She is teaching the child how to communicate with their doctor. These are necessary skills and oftentimes overlooked. My son is confident when he walks into her office. At 10 years old, he has skills that will continue to grow and serve him well in the future. His doctor is thorough and dedicated, and the staff is empathetic." – Julie, Chesterfield

Robert Blum, D.O.

Southfield Pediatrics
31500 Telegraph Road, Suite 105, Bingham Farms
"He, along with his staff, is very personable – and my children love the office. Dr. Blum has been consistent in excellence when caring for my four children for almost 12 years." – Trenara, Detroit

Kathleen B. Blumer, M.D.

Henry Ford Health System
5500 Auto Club Drive, Dearborn
"Dr. Blumer is patient. Never have I taken my son to her and felt rushed, no matter how behind she may have been. She is not quick to prescribe medication that may be unnecessary. She calms my fears and addresses my concerns in a very professional but compassionate manner. She shares stories of motherhood about her own two sons, which makes her even more approachable – and reminds me that I am indeed dealing with another mother, not just a hurried pediatrician." – Rachelle, Detroit

Marc Bocknek, D.O.

Huron Valley Pediatrics
2632 S. Milford Road, Highland
"He makes going to the doctor for my little one fun! As soon as she gets a sniffle, she starts asking to go see him." – Melissa, Milford

Kingkhan Boriboon, M.D.

Boriboon Pediatrics
3850 Pelham St., Dearborn
"She is always personable and professional. Very accessable. She goes above and beyond for the care of my children." – Jennifer, Dearborn

Sandra Bronni, M.D.

Pediatric and Adolescent Center
15255 Northline Road, Southgate
"Dr Bronni is wonderful! She has been an amazing resource for the breastfeeding and milk-allergy challenges with my son and extremely supportive with the diagnosing and treatment of my daughter's urinary reflux. We cannot thank her enough!" – Jennifer, Canton

Heather Cadena, M.D.

2363 W. Jefferson Ave., Suite 100, Trenton
"Dr. Cadena is very caring and understanding. She is so gentle and sweet with my young children. Her office staff is also very friendly and will have the doctor contact you with any concerns – and will also get sick children in promptly to be seen." – Leisa, Monroe

Susan Chamberlain, M.D.

2363 W. Jefferson Ave., Suite 100, Trenton
"She is the best pediatrician. She goes above and beyond and treats all of her staff with genuine respect. She is very thorough when she is examining my children. She takes time in her office to answer any and all questions." – Ang, Brownstown

Jennifer Cohen, M.D., F.A.A.P.

West Bloomfield Pediatrics, PLLC
6400 Farmington Road, West Bloomfield
"She's super nice and easy to talk to. Always takes the time to answer all your questions." – Lee Ann, Livonia

Kimberlee R. Coleman, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Pediatric Specialists of Bloomfield Hills, PC
43097 Woodward Ave., Suite 201, Bloomfield Hills
"When you call after-hours, a doctor actually answers the phone, rather than an answering service. They also make house calls for newborns! This is an extremely professional practice with top-notch care." – Angela, Northville


Saba R. Cossor, M.D.

Child and Adolescent Center
15350 Trenton Road, Southgate
"Dr. Cossor is one-of-a-kind in our book! She takes her time examing the kids, making them feel at-ease, first. She answers ALL my questions and explains everything to me making sure I understand what is going on with my children. She LISTENS to me with whatever concerns I may have and treats us like are her only patients when she is with us." – Noel, Lincoln Park

Houda H. Dagher-Rodger, M.D.

2845 Monroe St., Dearborn
"Dr. Dagher takes time in explaining all information and questions that you may have. I feel that even if it is the simplest, silliest to complex questions, she's always giving you and your child undivided attention and guidance. She has a great knowledge of home remedies – to trying everything before giving your child strong medicine. She is super great with my son and is always asking about his life and what is going on with him. She talks to him with equal respect and makes sure that he always knows what she is going to do and why. She makes you feel like you are part of the family and truly wants the best for your child." – Sara, Dearborn

Hirut Dagnew, M.D.

15777 Northline Road, Southgate
"Dr. Dagnew knows my children by name and we aren't just another family in the crowd of hundreds. She genuinely cares about my kids and our family and is always looking out for our best interests – medically, personally, emotionally, etc." – Jennifer, Brownstown

Andrew Dettore, D.O.

Downriver Pediatric Associates, PC
23050 West Road, Suite 110, Brownstown
"Dr. Dettore has always taken great care of both my daughters since birth. I have nothing but nice things to say about him." – Jacqueline, Melvindale

Nicolas Doss, M.D., Ph.D.

Henry Ford Health System
5500 Auto Club Drive, Suite 160, Dearborn
"Dr. Doss is special to my family because not only has he been all six of my children's pediatrician, he also has been taking care of my children for the last 20 years. All of my children are severe asthamatics and range in age from 11 to 33. Not only has he made sure that the kids have enough medication so that they will never run out, he is always there to listen to me when I am feeling stressed out with weekly doctor appointments and medications. He also makes sure that he calls to just check on the kids and to see how I am doing. Whenever I email or call him, he seems to always take the time out to return my emails and calls to make sure that we are all right. The youngest ones that still see Dr. Doss (say), 'That's my favorite doctor.' I have an 18-year-old with special needs. Now that she sees an adult doctor, she is not pleased. She stated, 'Mama, please see if Dr. Doss could still see me. He treats me right.' I give two thumbs up to Dr. Doss because he is the best." – Shari, Romulus

Elizabeth Dubina, M.D.

Pediatric Consultants of Troy
44199 Dequindre Road, Suite 222, Troy
"Dr. Dubina goes the extra mile to take care of your children. She listens to the parents and takes time to make sure she has answered all of your questions. You can tell that she is a very caring person." – Dawn, Lake Orion

Sonja M. Earles, M.D.

Bloomfield Pediatric Care
43205 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills
"Calm, unfazed, plainspoken and great with my son. Wouldn't ever want to change!" – Lynda, Goodrich

Helen S. Economy, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Pediatric Care Corner
2300 Haggerty Road, Suite 2110, West Bloomfield
"Specifically, last summer, we had a tick scare with our son. Dr. Economy followed up with us after hours to check on Zachary. Generally, Dr. Economy has a wonderful way of being able to communicate with children and making them feel like they are helping with their own care. When speaking to parents, she is not patronizing or condescending, but instead, informative and patient when asked questions." – Lisa, West Bloomfield

Brian T. Engel, M.D.

Northpointe Pediatrics
30061 Schoenherr Road, Suite A, Warren
"Dr. Engel has a very friendly and direct approach with my son. He listens to him and talks to him like he's a person instead of talking to me like my son's not in the room. My son feels very comfortable with him. He has always been able to put a smile on my son's face, no matter how bad he was feeling." – Kelly, St. Clair Shores

Seth Faber, M.D.

Orchard Pediatrics
6900 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 206, West Bloomfield
"Dr. Faber is so amazing with kids! My daughters adore him. He makes going to the doctor fun and takes the scary away from my kids. Amazing trustworthy doctor whom I highly recommend!" – Natalie, West Bloomfield

Kathryn B. Fessler, M.D.

The Corner Health Center
47 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti
"Dr. Fessler always treats my children as individuls. She is respectful and very kind-hearted. She answers all of our questions with clear and understandable answers. She is never in a hurry with our visits and her friendly manner and sense of humor makes it a joy to go for doctor visits." – Lori Ann, Milan

Seth H. Forman M.D.

West Bloomfield Pediatrics, PLLC
6400 Farmington Road, West Bloomfield
"We have been with West Bloomfield Pediatrics and Dr. Forman for over 13 years. Dr. Forman not only cares for his patients but also checks in with the parents to make sure they are doing well, too. He is very open to the parent's opinion and takes what they say into consideration. When I lived on the east side of town and driving to their office was timely, I still made the drive. Dr. Forman and the West Bloomfield Peds staff are worth the time and effort to go there." – Kristi, Waterford

Michelle D. Foster, M.D.

Northpointe Pediatrics
30061 Schoenherr Road, Suite A, Warren
"She always takes her time when I go in to see her. It might be for a routine checkup or when one of my kids is sick. She is so kind and my kids really love her. My daughter loves playing doctor because she has always had such a great experience with Dr. Foster. My son has had several ear infections in the past few months and she has been so kind and gentle while examining him. I have a great relationship with Dr. Foster myself. She is a wonderful doctor and a kind person." – Leah, Clawson

Lisa Fulgenzi, M.D.

Berkley Primary Care
26711 Woodward Ave., Suite 103, Huntington Woods
"Dr. Fulgenzi is so caring – my three kids actually look forward to seeing her because they feel that she cares. She takes time with all her patients, and we trust her completely." – Laura, Beverly Hills

Rubin P. Gappy, M.D.

Cornerstone-Lakeview Pediatrics
46591 Romeo Plank, Suite 112, Macomb
"We love going to this office. All the doctors are great. The office staff is fun and friendly, and my children look forward to visits!" – Julie, Chesterfield

Vinaya Gavini, M.D.

Gavini Pediatrics & ADHD Clinics
26850 Providence Parkway, Suite 300, Novi
"All three of my children go to Dr. Gavini. He takes time to get to know each one and has calming effect during hectic visits." – Rosie, Redford

Steven B. Glickfield, D.O., F.A.A.P.

West Bloomfield Pediatrics
6400 Farmington Road, West Bloomfield
"I have known Dr. Glickfield since I was 12 years old. He was my pediatrician and is the doctor to both of my sons (and our soon-to-be newborn child in October). Dr. Glickfield is the best there is in this field! He is knowledgable, thorough and has a great bedside manner and willingness to answer whatever questions you have. He is FANTASTIC!" – Natasha, Novi

Stacey Gorman, M.D.

Union Lake Pediatrics
2630 Union Lake Road, Commerce Township
"Dr. Gorman is amazing with my daughter!" – Gina, White Lake

Lyric Green, M.D.

St. John Pediatric Associates
21931 E. Nine Mile Road, St. Clair Shores
"Dr. Green is compassionate, understanding and really listens when you talk. She makes you feel like you and she are partners – which is the way it should be!" – Colleen, Harper Woods

J. Gwendolyn Gordon, M.D.

23077 Greenfield Road, Suite 200, Southfield
"If it wasn't for Dr. Gordon, my ear infection wouldn't have been cured. Dr. Gordon is the No. 1 Doctor of Pediatrics in the World, because I had been through two others before receiving Dr. Gordon – and she was the one who had cured me completely from wearing a hearing aid device." – Kaili, Detroit

Jonathan D. Hamer, O.D.

Bennett Optometry
117 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
"My wife and two children have been patients at Bennett Optometry for five years, and my daughter began to have headaches at school. We brought her in to see Dr. Hamer and he ordered vision therapy. This is a very child-friendly setting with very professional staff. I have seen huge changes in our daughter and the headaches have stopped. I would highly recommend this office for top-notch care." – Greg, Livonia

Isabel Holland-Davis, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Medical Center Pediatrics PLLC
5793 W. Maple Road, Suite 153, Bloomfield Hills
"She is the best. She is great with my kids and she takes the time to answer questions. She is caring and compassionate. Always positive. I wouldn't go anywhere else!" – Heather, Livonia

Teresa Holtrop, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Children's Hospital of Michigan, Fifth Floor, Carl's Building
3901 Beaubien St., Detroit
"My daughter is 2 and she is my first child. I had a lot of difficulties with her first doctor, who diagnosed her with failure to thrive. I didn't want to bring my daughter to Children's Hospital because I work there. I work in the clinic Dr. Holtrop works in often. I started going to Dr. Holtrop as a second-opinion physician and never went back to the original PCP. Dr. Holtrop is very passionate about children, and it reflects in her work ethic and treatment toward her patients. She is very genuine, and I am glad to have her as my child's pediatrician." – Denise, Detroit

John M. Howard, M.D.

Henry Ford Medical Center
14300 N. Beck Road, Plymouth
"We have been seeing Dr. Howard since our children were both born. He is quick, very thorough, compassionate and ALWAYS takes your concern or the health of your child very, very seriously. If he is not specialized in an area where you need help, he will direct you to the very best care and physician. It's amazing how many people I have run into over the years that also go to Dr. Howard, even if they live outside of Plymouth, such as we do. People come from all over for his care. He is a Ford Medical Center doctor, and we think the world of him!" – Julie, Livonia

Steve Kallabat, M.D.

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
1109 W. Long Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills
"Dr. Kallabat is an exceptional physician. He has saved us miltiple trips to specialists due to his broad knowledge of medicine. He spends time with us and makes sure that all our questions are answered before we leave. We also have had a wonderful experience with the office staff." – Kelly, West Bloomfield

Irvin J. Kappy, M.D.

Henry Ford Medical Center Pediatrics
6530 Farmington Road, West Bloomfield
"Great with children and very knowledgeable! Definitely trust Dr. Kappy when it comes to my children's health." – Amanda, New Hudson

Lakshmi Kaza, M.D., F.A.A.P.

My Second Home Pediatrics
31000 Telegraph Road, Suite 100, Bingham Farms
"She has been caring for four of our children for many years now. What I like about her is she is straightforward and honest. She talks to the parents in private for anything that she feels a child should not hear. I really appreciate that, because you never want to worry a child if they are sick. She also is preventative by giving you information to support a healthy lifestyle. She also respects a parent's decision on the type of health care they would like for their children. I truly appreciate her and her staff. She provides quality service." – Ayana, Rochester

Maureen T. Kelly, M.D.

Bloomfield Pediatric Care
43205 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills
"Dr. Kelly has always taken the time to discuss any issue – from simple ones to referrals for eye issues and a broken elbow. Her consistent care and attention to each patient has kept our family well. She will always return a phone call and, whether it's been a year or a week, always treats you like family – in and outside the office." – Elise, Bloomfield Hills

Myra G. Kolin, M.D.

Child Health Associates, PC
1800 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 200, Troy
"Because she listens to our needs and she is conscientious about it." – Jessica, Troy

Kimberly A. Koval, M.D.

Child Health Associates, PC
1800 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 200, Troy
"Dr. Koval is amazing. She is sweet and kind and extremely caring. She always takes the time to talk to you and really gets to know the kids. My children have been seeing her for six years and she is just amazing. They talk about Dr. Koval. Wonderful doctor!" – Katie, Rochester Hills

James Landers, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Pointe Pediatrics
20825 Mack Ave., Suite 4, Grosse Pointe Woods
"Dr. Landers is a patient doctor who really listens to our concerns and doesn't rush us through a check-up." – Margaret, Grosse Pointe

Stacy L. Leatherwood, M.D.

Henry Ford Health System
3031 W. Grand Blvd., Suite 800, Detroit
"This lovely lady takes the time to listen, explain and get to know you. She always comes in with a smile and uplifting advice. She helps out and participates in community programs for obesity with the children. She actually cares about her patients." – Shawna, Detroit

Jeffrey G. Leflein, M.D.

Providence Park Pediatrics
26850 Providence Parkway, Suite 503, Novi
"My daughter was in the ER three times with severe hives and no resolution. Dr. Leflein was able to get her in right away as a new patient and, within hours of what he prescribed, her hives went away – never to be seen again." – Angie, Ash Township

Robert S. Levy, M.D.

2845 Monroe St., Dearborn
"My son Marcellus was born Dec. 29, 2007 – nine weeks early. Needless to say, we weren't prepared for a preemie. Marcellus was 3 pounds and 15 1/4 inches when he was born and stayed in the NICU for 31 days. Thank God he didn't have any physical or developmental problems; however, he was very small and had trouble eating and keeping food down. Having a preemie is an emotional rollercoaster. As a parent you experience joy, saddness, anxiety, fear, doubt and a host of many more emotions. When Marcellus was finally given the green light to go home, one requirement was he had to have a pediatrician, and an appointment had to be made before he would be discharged. With him being my first baby, I didn't have a doctor and was just starting the process of reviewing doctors right before my labor was induced. I knew I wanted a doctor that would be close to home, so I just picked a doctor out of my physican directory and decided if I didn't like the doctor, we would find another one. During my hospital stay and Marcellus' hospital stay, I was constantly reminded how preemies were different from full-term babies and the difficult road he had in front of him. Needless to say, I had a chip on my shoulder the size of Gibraltar, because all I saw was my baby boy. We made an appointment to see Dr. Levy, and the first thing he said after he introduced himself to me and held Marcellus was, 'He's fine; he's just a little small.' Those few words made me feel so good. He didn't see Marcellus as a baby that wasn't full-term – he just saw a baby. I knew that I had chosen the right doctor for my son. He explained to me that Marcellus would be slow to grow, but he would grow. Since then, Marcellus has caught up and is a typical 4-year-old little boy. I salute Dr. Levy and his staff. They have always been respectful, friendly and caring. They even remember our first appointment and remember how little Marcellus was – and now marvel at how big he is now. Dr. Levy is a great doctor, and you can tell because his appointment book fills up fast!" – Georgya, Inkster

Denise M. Lippitt, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Medical Center Pediatrics PLLC
5793 W. Maple Road, Suite 153, West Bloomfield
"She is the best. She is great with my kids, she takes the time to answer questions. She is caring and compassionate. Always positive. I wouldn't go anywhere else!" – Heather, Livonia

Vikram Mali, M.D.

Mali & Mali Pediatrics
44344 Dequindre Road, Suite 510, Sterling Heights
"Dr. Vik, as my family calls him, is truly amazing. I am mom of two special needs children – one with a brain malformation and one with autism spectrum disorder and cerebral palsy. My daughter, who is 6, has already has two brain surgeries and has always been scared to death of doctors. Who could blame her, really, after all she's been through. But she considers Dr. Vik her friend. My son, who is anxious to talk to anyone, says that he never wants to see a different doctor again. This doctor ALWAYS returns calls. He never has made the visits seem rushed. If I don't understand something, he will call me at work at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m., even when I know he's seeing patients, to explain to me the procedure or the test that one of the kids will be having. He has truly been a key factor in keeping me sane as I deal with Brian's surgeons and psychologists. My children's conditions are very concerning and the future is unsure as to if it will get better or not. However, Dr. Vik is my source of hope and inspiration. On the days when my son is crying over sensory issues and my daughter is in hysterics over her headaches, I know that when we see him, he will make me see that it will all be OK. I could literally go on and on about him. He has called on days he's not in the office. He's gone above and beyond for both my children. He truly is the best doctor that I have ever met." – Shannon, Sterling Heights

Todd S. Marcus, D.O.

Dr. Todd's Pediatrics PC
36650 Five Mile Road, Livonia
"He knew instinctively that the symptoms our son had were not just a simple infection, convincing us to keep him in the hospital. In the end, our son was diagnosed and treated for Kawasaki disease. He is a hero to us." – Helena, Livonia

Tamer Massarani, M.D.

1579 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite B5, Troy
"Although he is in practice by himself, you never have to wait to be put in a room – and not more than a few minutes to be seen. Very easy to get appointments at short notice and has hours on Saturday. Dr. Massarani is very personable, caring and obviously loves what he does. His staff is pleasant and professional, as well." – Kay, Royal Oak

Ami Mavani, M.D., A.B.H.M., F.A.A.P.

Doctors for Kids
101 S. Rochdale Drive, Suite B, Rochester Hills
"Dr. Mavani is certified in both pediatrics and holistic medicine. She provides her clients with not only textbook knowledge, but personal experience, as well (being a mother herself). She has such a sweet temperment. My children automatically warm to her – especially my son who is very shy around adults. I am truly glad that I have her as my children's pediatrician. She has not only healed my children through the years, but also eased the fears of this worrysome mother of two." – Jeanine, Rochester Hills

Melissa McNier, M.C.

IHA Canton Family Medicine
49650 Cherry Hill Road, Suite 210, Canton
"My daughter has had many difficulties with ADHD, and Dr. McNier has been so good with us in finding the right diagnosis, finding the right medication for her, and helping us to become a team in managing her disease. She is also very attentive to our concerns, and she responds so quickly and helps us to find answers. We appreciate her so much!" – Angela, Canton

Jay Mitchell, M.D.

Kidz1st Pediatrics
2370 Walton Blvd., Suite 3, Rochester Hills
"Dr. Mitchell is very updated on all pediatric information. He is very baby-friendly. He is the doctor for my two babies. I am very pleased with the service he provides. He has a bilingual office. He is involved in the community and is a children's advocate. He is a doctor that you can talk to very easily. Thank you, Dr. Mitchell, for all you do." – Ayana, Rochester

Wilfredo Momblanco, M.D.

29150 Ford Road, Garden City
"'Dr. Mom,' as well call him, is VERY kind, sweet and gentle with our children. He is very soft-spoken and I adore him as our children's doc." – Angela, Westland

Sara Moussa, M.D.

Oakwood Medical Offices
18181 Oakwood Blvd., Suite G101, Dearborn
"Dr. Moussa has been our doctor since my daughter was an infant. As a nurse myself, I was very careful in selecting a doctor – let's just say I did my homework. I feel completely comfortable every time we visit her office. She takes the time to explain and listen to my concerns, no matter how trivial they are. I am always able to get an appointment, even in urgent last-minute situations – that means the world to me. My daughter loves Dr. Moussa and is even excited to visit her and likes to color her picture. How many kids will do that for a person who gives them shots? I couldn't say enough great things about her and her practice; she really adores children, and it shows in her care for them." – Jamie, Dearborn

Greg S. Naman, M.D.

Exclusive Physicians, PLLC
911 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale
"Highly knowledgeable of any medical concern I, or my family, have had." – Daniel, West Bloomfield

Ted R. Naman, M.D.

Exclusive Physicians, PLLC
911 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale
"Dr. Ted is always current with medical information of the latest studies on treatments and medications. He is patient and takes his time to educate you. He is very thorough. Above all, he's just an all-around kind and caring person!" – Angela, Royal Oak

Dinesh Nayak, M.D.

Pediatric and Adolescent Center
15255 Northline Road, Southgate
"My youngest son is 11 months old. From birth, he had stomach issues with both constipation and reflux that did not get better, no matter what we seemed to do. Our former pediatrician wasn't much help. She merely suggested what types of foods to feed our son and didn't seem concerned – even when he got worse. He was so uncomfortable, he didn't like his stomach touched, barely wanted to play and wanted to be held all the time. He would throw up at least 15 times a day, was extremely constipated, was in a bad mood all the time and never slept through the night. Our former pediatrician seemed overly unconcerned and the office would not make an appointment with us to see another doctor in the office. Frustrated and sleep-deprived, for our son's 9 month visit, we saw Dr. Nayak. He listened to our story and helped our child. At the first visit, he sent him for an upper GI of his stomach to diagnose the reflux and wanted to see us back two weeks later. At the second visit, he checked my son's rectum and found him to be extremely constipated – to the point of being impacted – and explained his situation to me and why he was constipated. He had us give our son enemas and started him on a laxative to help correct his bowel. He also changed his formula to a hypo-allergenic elemental formula specified for stomach issues. He had us come back two weeks later and repeat the enema process. At 10 1/2 months, he was given the all-clear to wait to come back at his one-year checkup. Thanks to Dr. Nayak, after nine months of vomiting and severe constipation so bad he would scream while pooping, being so miserable and in pain that we couldn't even touch his stomach, he is so much better. His reflux is pretty much gone, he is not constipated at all, and he is a MUCH happier baby – laughing and moving around like he never did before. He started taking steps just weeks after he started feeling better. Dr. Nayak is a fantastic pediatrician. He took the time to listen to us explain out our entire issue and the problems we had with the former pediatrician. He was very proactive in treating our son much differently than the first doctor but remained professional and respectful of her at the same time. He had us come back every two weeks to check the progress and laid out both immediate and long term plans. It shows that he actually wants to help children and is very active in figuring out a solution to help when there is an issue. Thanks to Dr. Nayak, I have a healthier, much happier and very active baby who will actually be able to have fun and be held by people other than his mom and dad at his first birthday party!" – Amanda, Flat Rock

Michelle Ober, M.D.

Edgewood Center Pediatrics
8896 Commerce Road., Suite 5, Commerce Township
"We love Dr. Ober! She has been seeing both my boys since the day they were born. She is patient and understanding and helpful. She never rushes through our appointments and truly cares about her patients. I never look forward to taking my children to the doctor, but I know when we see Dr. Ober it will be a good experience." – Melissa, Clinton Township

Manisha Parikh, M.D.

Providence Park Pediatrics
26850 Providence Parkway, Novi
"Dr. Parikh has such a fantastic ability to relate to children. My daughter never even knows she's being examined! Dr. Parikh is always so patient and answers all of our questions. We never feel rushed and she makes us feel like our daughter is her only patient. She is a 20 on a scale of 1 to 10!" – Jennifer, Novi

Neethi Patel, D.O., F.A.A.P.

Shelby Pediatrics
15125 22 Mile Road, Shelby Township
"Dr. Patel is wonderful! She is down-to-earth and so friendly. I love how she genuinely cares about your kids." – Kari, Clinton Township


Parag P. Patel, M.D.

Silver Pine Family Physicians
15959 Hall Road, Suite 110, Macomb Township
"Dr. Patel answers my questions like a parent, not a doctor. He knows how to talk to my girls without scaring them and always finds time to answer their questions about being a doctor, the tools he uses and anything else they come up with!" – Anne, Warren

Zoy Patouhas, M.D.

Mali & Mali Pediatrics PC
44199 Dequindre Road, Suite 502, Troy
"She is so good with our son. She is very laid-back and personable. She takes time to really listen and answer all questions or concerns we have." – Jennifer, Romeo

David Peters, M.D.

Dearborn Family Physicians
23870 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
"He has been there through the good times and helped me through the bad. With having two boys ages 4 and 8, it can be quite an adventure. With the falls, coughs, fevers and my boys' fave things – shots – he has made it a pleasant trip to the doctor. The office staff is great and if they can't get us in, the nurses talk me through anything until they can see us." – Nicole, Dearborn

Ligia M. Pop, M.D.

Henry Ford Medical Center
29200 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia
"She is so calm and sweet with my kids and makes you, the parent, feel like you can ask questions and not feel stupid for acking them." – Samantha, Livonia

Rick A. Poston, D.O.

Woodhaven Pediatrics
22995 Hall Road, Woodhaven
"We see all the providers in his office. We love and trust them all – especially Jodee Thornley, his nurse practicioner. She has treated my 2- and 3-year-old sons since birth and treats them like family. Neither one of my boys is afraid to go to the doctor's; they actually look forward to it." – Tara, Southgate

Pradeep Prabhu, M.D.

Henry Ford Medical Center
24555 Haig St., Taylor
"Dr. Prabhu is great with the kids from birth through the teen years. He effectively communicates with both the children and parents in terms that everyone can understand. He is very respectful of parents' concerns surrounding vaccines and exhibits some knowledge of alternative medicine/therapies. When needed, he is proactive (yet disciplined) in ordering tests and prescribing medications and will provide referrals to specialists. Both Dr. Prabhu and staff are excellent in following up and make accomodations for same/next-day appointments as needed. The other doctors in the pediatric team are great partners in covering for each other in the delivery of excellent and timely care. He seems to be abreast of new medical developments – which may be complemented by his wife, who is a teaching doctor." – Heather, Riverview

Ann Pullukat, M.D.

35 S. Johnson St., Suite 2C, Pontiac
"Dr. Ann was my doctor as a child. She is amazing and great at her job. Dr. Ann is very loving and cares about the children, and she goes above and beyond to make sure your children get well and stay well. She is dedicated and I trust her. Dr. Ann has been there for me spiritually: When I lost a child at birth, she prayed for me. When my son Khylil was born, she came to the hospital and assisted with his care plan to make sure he survived – and he did. I thank Dr. Ann for never giving up on premature and special needs children when others say there is no hope! Dr. Ann Pullukat is loved by hundreds of families, and we are one of them." – Natoshya, Pontiac

Garrett Purman, M.D.

Edgewood Center Pediatrics
8896 Commerce Road., Suite 5, Commerce Township
"Dr. Purman is a caring doctor who truly loves his job! He knows how to make the children laugh, since a doctor visit can sometimes be a frightening experience for them." – Christina, Commerce Township

Sheila Rao, M.D.

Cornerstone-Lakeview Pediatrics
46591 Romeo Plank Road, Suite 112, Macomb
"Dr. Rao is a fantastic pediatrician because she is kind and caring and has a special talent for connecting with children, as well as their parents. Most importantly, she is so smart! She really knows her field. Our family, with three children, has personally benefitted from her keen perception and professional advice. We love Dr. Rao of Cornerstone Pediatrics!" – Jill, Macomb

Alita R. Rice, M.D.

Nurture Pediatrics & Wellness
1555 S. Blvd. E., Suite 390, Rochester Hills
"Dr. Rice knows our family – not just what is listed in my children's medical chart. She knows each of their personalities, their hobbies, their likes and dislikes. I believe this helps her to better diagnose and care for my children." – Kristin, Southfield

Regina Rizk, M.D.

Oakland Pediatrics
100 N. Pond Drive, Suite E, Walled Lake
"She is always there when I need her. I can call her after-hours for questions. She is not bothered and very helpful. She gets me into special doctors' offices fast when there is an emergency. She is very helpful with my youngest, who has Down syndrome. For my family, she is the best doctor who takes her job and title seriously. You are not a number there, and also her staff assistants and nurse are very friendly and patient with you." – Dorothea, Wixom

Susan Sauber, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Medical Center Pediatrics
31600 Telegraph Road, Suite 100, Bingham Farms
"My kids love visiting their pediatrician. She's personable, funny and more than competent. We recommend her to everyone!" – Rachel, Southfield

Esha O. Sayed, M.D.

Henry Ford Medical Center Pediatrics
6530 Farmington Road, West Bloomfield
"She is very polite, extremely gentle and just all around GREAT with my kids. She is also very encouraging to me as a parent; she commends me for taking great care of my kids and doing the right things!" – Maria, Novi

Daniel A. Schnaar, M.D.

Child Health Associates, PC
31182 Haggerty Road, Farmington Hills
"Dr. Schnaar has always been attentive and thorough during office visits, whether annual check-ups or sick visits. Feel very comfortable trusting him my children's health!" – Sarah, Milford

Kanti H. Shah, M.D.

814 N. Macomb St., Monroe
Pediatrics and Allergies
"He showed me and my kids respect and dignity and listened to me when I had concerns – always answering my questions. (Even if they were silly, first-time mom questions.) He took great care of my family!" – Teresa, Carleton

Mitul Shah, M.D.

Exclusive Physicians, PLLC
911 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale
"Very kind, always ready to help at any time of the day, always gives the right choice of medications. His treatment is always effective." – Mira, Novi

Evandro Silveira, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Medical Center Pediatrics
5793 W. Maple Road, Suite 153, West Bloomfield
"Dr. Silveira is very kind and intelligent. He always willing to listen and gives us the time we need." – Denise, Orchard Lake

Janet Snider, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Medical Center Pediatrics
31600 Telegraph Road, Suite 100, Bingham Farms
"Dr. Snider is WONDERFUL with all three of our children, and she is an amazing diagnostician." – Lesley, Huntington Woods

Lisa Sprague, M.D.

IHA Canton Family Medicine
49650 Cherry Hill Road, Suite 210, Canton
"Dr. Sprauge is AWESOME! She makes you feel like her only person to see, and like your child is amazing. She always goes above and beyond. She calls with test results. My daughter had special needs as a baby and Dr. Sprauge even came in before the office opened to get us in to see her. We love her and recommend everyone to her!" – Jamie, New Boston

Laura A. Stewart, M.D.

St. John Children's Center Pediatrics & Specialties
17900 23 Mile Road, Suite 304, Macomb Township
"She is amazing with my daughter. She is energetic and can get my daughter to do things for her, is spot-on with her diagnosis and doesn't play around. She gets things done and makes sure I know and understand everything that is going on." – Magan, Clinton Township

Anna Strumba, M.D., F.A.A.P.

West Bloomfield Pediatrics, PLLC
6400 Farmington Road, West Bloomfield
"Dr. Strumba is very empathetic. Being a new mom, I have all kinds of worries and concerns, but she never makes me feel silly or brushes off questions I might have. Plus, she is a certified lactation consultant, which is a HUGE bonus, since I am a full-time nursing mom! My 11-month-old daughter has also not cried once while in her care." – Sarah, Livonia

Jennifer Supol, D.O.

Southfield Pediatrics
31500 Telegraph Road, Bingham Farms
"Dr. Jennifer Supol is very caring, has great communication skills, compassion and convenience. She also follows up when you have a concern about your child." – La Tanya, Novi

Dionisia Sy, M.D.

Downriver Pediatric Associates, PC
23050 West Road, Brownstown
"Dr. Sy is the absolute best doctor my girls have ever had! She is always kind and understanding. She listens to every little concern and doesn't rush you through your appointment. She makes me feel like my girls are her only patients. Her grandson and my youngest daughter both have asthma and allergies. I really enjoy the fact that we are able to swap recipes as well as coping skills." – Tobi, Brownstown Township

S. Rao Talla, M.D.

17356 W. 12 Mile Road, Southfield
"Dr. Talla is very attentive, he listens SUPER well and has proven himself to be a wonderful doctor and family friend. My kids LOVE Dr. Talla." – Janice, Southfield

Mark Thomas, M.D.

Premier Pediatrics
7210 N. Main St., Suite 205, Clarkston
"He has been the only doctor I have trusted to treat my daughter. Since Day One, he has been professional yet friendly, welcoming, caring and knowledgable – and my daughter has always felt at ease around him." – Dawn, Clarkston

Nancy A. Treece, M.D.

Detroit Riverview Pediatrics, PC
10201 E. Jefferson Ave., Suite 201, Detroit
"My kids adore her. They love coming to visit." – Christell, Detroit

Matriosca N. Umlauf, M.D.

2331 Monroe St., Dearborn
"Dr. Umlauf is great! She is very thorough, knowledgable and puts our kids at ease each and every time we see her. She also takes the time to listen to our concerns as parents and doesn't make us feel dumb for asking questions, no matter how trivial they may be." – Joslyn, Dearborn

Salvatore Ventimiglia, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Shelby Pediatrics
15125 22 Mile Road, Shelby Township
"Dr. Ventimiglia takes the time to know you and your child. Your child is not just another number to him. He has wonderful bedside manner and always takes the time to explain things! We love him and recommend him to other parents all the time." – Corinne, Shelby Township

Matthew Waier, M.D.

IHA Child Health
3100 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 100, Ann Arbor
"Dr. Waier is an engaging doctor. He is great with my son, funny, caring and comforting. Always a pleasant visit." – Kelly, Belleville

Lee M. Weinstein, M.D.

Child Health Associates, PC
1800 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 200, Troy
"Dr. Weinstein is wonderful! He has the most soothing and calm voice and demeanor about him that makes my children feel calm and comfortable. He answers your questions without making you feel silly about asking them. My kids love him – he is awesome!" – Christina, Bloomfield Hills

Stacey Wittenberg, M.D.

Birmingham Pediatrics + Wellness Center
3270 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 400, Troy
"Dr. Stacey has a wonderful personality and an excellent rapport with both parents and children. She always answers all of this first-time mom's questions. Her approach works well for our family, and we are so glad to have found this practice." – Kristin, Berkley

Maria Wozniak, M.D.

Eastman & Wozniak M.D., PC
2055 E. 14 Mile Road, Birmingham
"Dr. Wozniak is so wonderful! She is very caring and has a wonderful bedside manner. She always takes time out to ask how our family is doing and what's new in our lives. Dr. Wozniak has been our doctor for 11-plus years. I actually get excited when one of our four kids has an upcoming appointment. She is like family to us, in my mind. My selfish fear is that she will one day retire!" – Amanda, Beverly Hills

Susan Youngs, M.D.

Center for Exceptional Families
18501 Rotunda Drive, Dearborn
"Dr. Youngs and her staff take all the time in the world to let my child and I know how much she truly cares about him and his health – both mentally and physically. She and her staff treat him as an individual with empathy, compassion and professionalism. She never gives up with challenges. Dr. Youngs is also truly there for parents who worry. She helps parents connect with school and any other resources to help a child achieve and improve." – Charmain, Brownstown

Austin Yu, M.D.

15777 Northline Road, Southgate
"Dr. Yu is amazing! You can tell he truly loves his job by the way he will take the time to talk to you, as well as the kids, and we just enjoy him as our peditrician." – Allison, Brownstown

Robert R. Zaid, D.O.

PrimeCare of Novi
39555 W. 10 Mile Road, Suite 302, Novi
"Dr. Zaid's practice is truly for the whole family – from children to adults. Dr. Zaid treats our family with respect and dignity and provides personal attention. There is no rushing, and we don't feel like we're just another patient on his list. He has even made occasional house calls – and I will never forget the time my 2-year-old daughter had a LEGO stuck in her nose! I immediately called Dr. Zaid's office so that I could bring my daughter in to have the LEGO, which was lodged inside of her nostril, removed. Dr. Zaid was so comforting and kind enough to wait for me to get to his office – especially since he was getting ready to take his wife and children to the airport for their vacation. The compassion he has for his patients is nothing I have seen in any other practice. In my family's eyes, Dr. Zaid is our superhero!" – Janelle, West Bloomfield

Najeeb Zoubi, M.D.

Children's Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center
5635 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield
"When my son was born in 2011, he struggled to gain weight. We went to visit with Dr. Zoubi. He made our worries less stressful and his kind, gentle manner had a calming effect on us. When my son developed respiratory issues, Dr. Zoubi and his physician's assistant jumped right in and helped me find the right doctor. I have found a compassionate, caring, gentle doctor who I think is the BEST GI doctor in Michigan." – Pamela, West Bloomfield

Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Neal Alpiner, M.D.

4949 Coolidge Highway, Royal Oak
"Dr. Alpiner is a phenomenal doctor! He always listens to my concerns, answers all my questions and truly cares about his patients. He has always been very thorough with my son and I never feel rushed during our appointments. He is very knowledgeable and provides great recommendations for treatment for my son. I am very greatful that our pediatrician referred us to Dr. Alpiner!" – Barbara, Macomb


Thomas Belken, D.P.M.

Foot HealthCare Associates
26850 Providence Parkway, Suite 502, Novi
"He seems to be able to connect with our young boys and make them feel comfortable!" – Joshua, Novi


Barbara A. Foley, Ph.D.

31275 Northwestern Highway, Suite 150, Farmington Hills
"Dr. Foley helped us through a very dark time in our lives, when our child was chronically ill and subsequently died. She was available to us at all times of the day and night, helped us through our grief, and helped us parent our other children when we were struggling. She focused on the skills we had and those we needed to develop, and always made us feel valued, respected and cared for. We appreciate her warmth and sensitivity as we work our way back from this horrible tragedy; she has been, and continues to be, a wonderful guide." – Bethany, Brighton

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