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2012 Mom Approved Docs

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

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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

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