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Metro Parent's 2011 Mom Approved Docs

Local parents choose the top pediatricians, kids' dentist and other family doctors in southeastern Michigan. See who made the list – and read comments from local moms and dads!

Once again, Metro Parent asked readers to nominate their favorite kids' doctors in southeast Michigan. Here is the list of physicians who got props from moms like you to be considered Metro Parent's Mom-Approved Docs.

A Roger Abiragi, M.D.

35054 23 Mile Road, Suite 101
586-725-2670
www.stjohnprovidence.org
Pediatrics
"Dr Abiragi is patient and kind. Going to see him is always a pleasant experience. He is a very knowledgeable doctor and always makes you feel like your concerns and questions are important." – Kristen, Chesterfield

Matthew Adams, M.D.

3901 Beaubien St., Detroit
313-745-5437
www.childresdmc.org
Pediatrics
"Dr. Adams has treated my daughter since she was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in 2006. When we got the diagnosis, our family physician sent us immediately to Children's Hospital and to Dr. Adams. He is attentive to her needs, compassionate and, most important, he remembers his patients and their care." – Sue, New Baltimore

Carol Afflerbaugh, M.A., CCC/SLP, BCBA

6625 Daly Road, West Bloomfield
248-737-3430
www.nancykaufman.com
Applied Verbal Behavior
"Carol always has an open mind, a different approach and never a negative moment. Failure or giving up was never an option! While so many gave up before her or had no answers, she offers hope and determination. Carol and her assistant Lindsay have helped my son have a voice, more confidence, better behavior, and a better way of life. I want the world to know to never give – up as Carol showed our family, and many more." – Mechelle, Chesterfield

Neal Alpiner, M.D.

4949 Coolidge Highway, Royal Oak
877-433-7767
www.nealalpiner.com
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pediatrics
"Dr. Alpiner listens and cares and is very knowledgeable. He takes time with every patient and does not race out of the room. Dr. Alpiner's patients absolutely love him." – Julie, Farmington Hills

Roger Anderberg, M.D.

3100 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 100, Ann Arbor
734-971-9344
www.ihacares.com
Pediatrics
"He is kind, honest and truly a genuine physician. He cares for his kids in none other than a Godly way. When my child was ill, he prayed over my child for healing. Dr. Anderberg is known not only in his practice, but throughout the city. He is a true blessing." – Nancy, Ann Arbor

Steven Antone, M.D.

75 Barclay Circle, Suite 115, Rochester Hills
248-856-6300
www.dmc.org
Pediatrics
"We have been patients of Dr. Antone's for the last 6 1/2 years. Dr. Antone is the most down-to-earth doctor that I have ever met. He is always willing to listen to our concerns and has never once made me feel like I am just a nervous mom, as some other doctors have. He has never doubted me when I have had a feeling that there is something more going on and has guided us to wonderful specialists, when needed." – Rebecca, Troy

Marc Arens, D.O.

2100 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 110, Troy
248-816-1300
www.center4peds.com
Pediatrics
"Dr. Arens always takes the time to answer all our questions and quell any concerns. He's taken the time to engage in our lives and get to know each child. The entire practice is great and run smoothly. I've never had the nightmare of waiting for my appointment and usually can get in a for an unexpected sick appointment the same day." – Kindra, Bloomfield Township

B David Banda, D.D.S.

50 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 280, Bloomfield Hills
248-647-5434
www.cranbrookdentalcare.com
Dentistry
"He treats my family like it is his family. He is a great person and a great dentist." – Cyndy, Eastpointe

Crystal Banks, M.D.

29255 Northwestern Highway Suite 100, Southfield
248-358-2410
Pediatrics
"Dr. Banks has a genuine love for children. Her knowledge and gentle touch has always made going to the doctor's a very pleasant experience for my daughters." – Karla, Novi

Marianne Baran, D.D.S.

23100 Cherry Hill Road, Suite 1, Dearborn
313-274-5210
Dentistry
"My children love going to the dentist because she is so kind and gentle. She explains what she is doing not only to the parent but also the child, keeping them reassured and calm. She also uses air abrasion instead of drilling which eases the discomfort of having a cavity filled and can be done without anesthesia." – Nicole, Dearborn Heights

Shari Bass, M.D.

23133 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 100, Farmington
248-477-0100
www.botsford.org
Pediatrics
"She is so attentive to my daughter. She makes sure that all my questions are answered and makes me feel a part of my child's visit. I never feel like my thoughts or feelings are not taken into consideration. I always feel like my daughter is in the best care when she goes in for her visits." – Amber, Detroit

David Beyer, M.D.

30695 Little Mack Ave., Suite 200, Roseville
586-294-9600
Family Medicine
“My kids are in college now, and he has been attentive to their needs from day one. He is patient, competent and comforting. He has always taken the time with everyone, especially the kids. I loved my own pediatrician as a child, but was heart broken when I had to leave at 18. So I feel a family physician is a nice option, so the children can continue with him through college and into adulthood.” – Kathryn, Eastpointe

Neena Bhargava, M.D.

16700 21 Mile, Suite 104, Macomb
586-226-2032
www.mclaren.org
Pediatrics
"She is so patient and calm with my 19-month-old, who really dislikes going to the doctor! She really understands and takes time with parents and all of their crazy questions. She is just so sweet and nice and explains everything that is going on and what to do next." – Amy, Harrison Township

Nicole Bittner, D.C.

10192 E. Grand River Ave., Suite 107, Brighton
810-494-1900
www.hohchiro.com
Chiropractic
"Dr. Nicole is one of the most competent physicians we've ever seen. She listens to our concerns and doesn't rush us. We've never been healthier since starting care with Dr. Nicole." – Sydney, South Lyon

Robert Blum, D.O.

7416 Haggerty Road, West Bloomfield
248-661-9100
www.southfieldpeds.com
Pediatrics
"Great doctor. Really cares and knows his staff." – Sue, Farmington Hills

Kathleen Blumer, M.D.

19401 Hubbard Drive, Suite 104, Dearborn
313-982-8100
www.henryford.com
Pediatrics
Family Medicine
"Dr. Blumer is very thorough in the information she provides. She is not quick to give a prescription drug as a remedy and is a very good listener, as I am quite the rambler. I appreciate the time and attention she gives my child." – Rachelle, Detroit

Mark Bockneck, D.O.

2632 S. Milford Road, Highland
248-684-5510
www.hvpeds.com
Pediatrics
"Dr. Bockneck is so friendly. He jokes with my son to get him comfortable being at the doctor's office. My son has autism and Dr. Bockneck was the first one to say we should find out what was going on, before we knew for sure, instead of saying 'let's wait and see if he grows out of it' like so many doctors do. He never seems like he has better places to be. He never seems like he's edging for the door for the next patient. He sits and takes the time that is needed with each visit. He is patient and kind and I am grateful to have him as my son's doctor." – Sarah, Milford

Mark Bowers, Ph.D.

1601 Briarwood Circle, Suite 500, Ann Arbor
734-997-9088
www.aacenter.org
Pediatric Psychology
"He is great with my children. He will answer all calls and discuss treatment options on the phone. Has done wonders with my children to improve on social skills!" – Rachel, Livonia

Kimberly Branham, D.D.S.

28807 W. Eight Mile Road, Suite 101, Livonia
248-474-5572
Dentistry
"She is wonderful with kids. Great communicator when explaining dental needs and why." – Charneal, Redford

Eric Broad, D.C.

43423 Joy Road, Canton
734-354-9900
www.broadfamilychiro.com
Chiropractic
"Dr. Eric's office is not like any other doctor's office. There's no stuffy waiting room, no smell of sterilization and sick people. That's because people who visit this office stay healthy from the natural treatments they receive in an awesome family-friendly office." – Michelle, Canton

Burton Brodsky, M.D.

911 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale
248-543-2229
www.davinciiobgyn.com
OB/GYN
"Dr Brodsky is always available to you by phone or office. He is very thorough and compassionate. He even helps with your everyday health and well-being. He will listen to any of your problems, both mental and physical." – Mary Ann, Ferndale

Sandra Bronni, M.D.

15255 Northline Road, Southgate
734-285-3090
www.oakwood.org
Pediatrics
"Great with the kids and the parents! Gives explanations in layman's terms. Took time to research topics unique to our family. Goes above and beyond typical doctor limits. Never has made me feel like I worry too much!" – Lara, Wyandotte

Ann Butry-Bluj, M.D.

27332 Woodward Ave., Suite 100, Royal Oak
248-543-1545
www.merrillwoodpediatrics.com
Pediatrics
"Dr. Butry at Merrillwood Pediatrics was my pediatrician growing up, and I was so happy to be able to take my kids to her office. She is very understanding and takes the time to really hear what our concerns are. She explains things thoroughly so we better understand what is going on with the development of our children." – Stephanie, Royal Oak

Clinton Butler, M.D.

58144 Gratiot Ave., New Haven
586-749-5197
www.henryford.com
Family Medicine
"After we lost our son, we needed a doctor that took the time with us and listened when we were concerned. Dr. Butler not only took more time then I expected, he always found time to see us on short notice – and I always trusted him." – Justine, East China

C Michael Callaghan, M.D.

3901 Beaubien St., Second Floor Carls Building, Detroit
313-966-0660
www.dmc.org
Pediatrics
"He is kind, patient and comforting. Even though he's brilliant, he never forces his opinion on me. He listens to me and even values my input in my son's health care. He is always available to my family. I have his cell phone number, his email address, his pager number and his office number. " – Juanita, Detroit

Marissa Catalan, M.D.

36500 Gratiot Ave., Suite 101, Clinton Township
586-493-3732
Pediatrics
"She has been there the day my kids were born, making sure they were healthy. I feel if she did not send my son for a chest X-ray after he was a couple days old, I do not think he would be here. He had pneumonia and had to be hospitalized. Again, she would check on his progress and visit him in the hospital after her routine in the office. She just wanted to be sure. Luckily she went for her instinct and had him checked. My son is 8 now and my daughter is 6. They love her and she is great with them." – Tiffany, Harrison Township

Meera Chitlur, M.D.

3901 Beaubien St., Second Floor Carls Building, Detroit
313-966-0660
www.childrensdmc.org
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
"Dr. Chitlur is the best! There is no other way to describe her. She has all the best qualities: kind, compassionate and caring. She really listens to you when you talk and answers all your questions. All with making you feel as if you are part of one big family. Her patients are always number one." – Elizabeth, Lapeer

Roland Chu, M.D.

3901 Beaubien, Second Floor Carls Building, Detroit
313-966-0660
www.childrensdmc.org
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
"Dr. Chu is an amazing and compassionate and extremely wise doctor. In 2006, he had to give us the news that our son had a very rare form of childhood leukemia (JMML). He walked a very difficult year with us each step of the way during chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant and many grueling months of horrible side effects – and over six weeks in the PICU, where our son had to literally fight for his life. Dr. Chu never gave up hope and, even when he had to deliver the worse news possible during the fall of 2006 while our son was in the PICU, he treated us with such care, dignity and respect and has become a friend and not just a doctor." – Jennifer, Holly

Laura Clark, M.D.

30061 Schoenherr Road, Suite A, Warren
586-558-2111
www.stjohnprovidence.org
Pediatrics
"She's kind, gentle and always makes my girls feel calm. We even see her often at the grocery store and she always makes my girls smile." – Kimberly, Grosse Pointe

Jennifer Cohen, M.D.

6400 Farmington Road, Suite 10, West Bloomfield
248-788-1200
www.wbpediatrics.com
Pediatrics
"Dr. Cohen is patient and thorough. She is really good with children (and parents) of every demeanor." – Erika, West Bloomfield

Kimberlee R. Coleman, M.D., Christa Shilling, M.D., Nicole Mahoney, M.D.

43097 Woodward Ave., Suite 201, Bloomfield Hills
248-454-9000
www.pedspecialist.com
Pediatrics
"All three doctors are amazing. They really care about the kids. It is a wonderful practice!" - Carrie Troy

Pamela Cox, M.D.

4986 Adams Road, Suite C, Rochester
248-475-5601
www.stjohnprovidence.org
Pediatrics
"Dr. Cox has a very clean and welcoming practice. Her staff is very pleasant and professional at all times. We are always seen immediately at our appointment time and never have had to wait an unacceptable amount of time. Most importantly, Dr. Cox is interested and listens to my concerns and what the parents have to say, has impeccable follow-up and follow-through, and my daughters love her and her staff." – Kathy, Rochester Hills

Crawl, Walk, Jump, Run Therapy Clinic, LLC

43239 Schoenherr, Sterling Heights
586-323-2957
www.crawlwalkjumpruntherapy.com
OT, PT and Speech therapy services
"This is the best therapy clinic I have ever taken my son to. They are skilled, attentive, patient and make therapy fun for him!"- Happy Mom, Shelby Township

D Maha Dabbagh, M.D.

28248 Ford Road, Garden City
734-458-2222
www.oakwood.org
Pediatrics
"My children feel very comfortable with Dr. Dabbagh. She takes her time to listen and talk with her patients. She enjoys what she does and always focuses on the needs and care of each individual child." – Saada, Dearborn Heights

Hirut Dagnew, M.D.

15777 Northline Road, Southgate
734-246-8100
www.oakwood.org
Pediatrics
"Our three children's pediatrician, Dr. Dagnew, has a wonderful bedside manner. She is so sweet and great with our kids. She always has a smile on her face, even after working 15-hour days in the winter when every kid is sick. She spends as much time as needed to answer all the questions we have." – Jennifer, Brownstown

Bassam Dahman, M.D.

22151 Moross Road, Professional Building 1, Suite 209, Detroit
313-343-3978
Physicians Directory
Pediatric Surgery
"Earlier this year when my son was diagnosed with a hernia, Dr. Dahman did the surgery. He was fabulous. He explained everything to us and did great job and provided wonderful care for our son." – Felicia, Detroit

Michelle Daill, M.D.

120 Waterstradt Commerce Drive, Dundee
734-823-5437
www.stjoeshealth.org
Pediatrics
"I have called more than once, in a panic, at the end of her work day because one of my sons has stuck a bobby pin in an electrical outlet, or hit his head on the sidewalk when he fell off his bike – and she always makes time for us, even if it means showing up after office hours for treatment." – Mandy, Milan

Sungnan Davis, M.D.

2300 Haggerty Road, Suite 2140, West Bloomfield
248-669-5050
www.stjohnprovidence.org
Internal Medicine
"This practice is a great mix of natural, homeopathic and traditional medical care. The practice offers a no-pressure environment, even if you choose to vary from the norm. The office staff is amazing! We are always respected, and our kids are always nurtured." – Kelli, Walled Lake

Mark Deprez, M.D.

42141 Mound Road, Sterling Heights
586-254-7593
phckids.com
Pediatrics
"Dr. Deprez treats our medically complex special-needs toddler with patience and kindness, no matter how upset our little guy gets. He's knowledgeable and great at handling urgent situations over the phone. Also, someone from their office does rounds at Beaumont Children's Hospital pretty much daily, so when we've ended up in-patient, we know someone who knows our son will be around to check on him." – Janet, Troy

Bipin Desai, M.D.

136 Kissane Ave., Suite A, Brighton
810-229-7337
www.bipindesaimd.com
Pediatrics
"Dr. Desai has always been available to see my children and has been reachable by phone after hours. His care of my children has surpassed others we have tried in larger clinics. Also, his staff is stable and we have had a great relationship with his desk staff and nurses through the years." – Jessi, Gregory

Lani Devaney, D.O.

30205 Schoenherr Road, Warren
586-759-7510
www.hap.org
Pediatrics
"Dr. Devaney is the kind of doctor that will take the time to listen to her patient's parents and take everything in before deciding on a course of action. She truly cares for her patients and is a wonderful addition to our family of doctors for our children." – Julie, Roseville

John Dorsey, M.D.

32100 Telegraph Road, Suite 110, Bingham Farms
248-644-1221
www.bhpkids.com
Pediatrics
"Dr. Dorsey has been a pediatrician since the mid '50s. He was my pediatrician as a child. He has seen it all. He has been a wealth of information not only treating our son medically, but has also given us great support with our son's autism." – Kim, Bloomfield Hills

Nicolas Doss, M.D.

19401 Hubbard Drive, Suite 104, Dearborn
313-982-8100
www.henryford.com
Pediatrics
"He is one of the best. He takes his time to see what is wrong with the child. You know that is not for the money. My children ask for him and pretend they are 'Dr. Doss' at home. You feel like you're one of his family members; he really cares about his patients. He is dedicated to his patients and their families!" – Hayat, Dearborn

Michelle Dziurgot, D.D.S.

50202 Schoenherr Road, Shelby Township
586-247-8000
www.mcdentalcare.com
Dentistry
"Dr. Dziurgot showed kindness and went out of her way to treat our child in his emergency situation." – Dan, Washington Township

E Paul Ehrmann, D.O.

2033 Crooks Road, Royal Oak
248-543-2000
www.docpaul.com
Family Medicine
"Our whole family goes to Dr. Paul, and has been with him for over 10 years. He will try to see you the same day, if you call early enough and need medical attention right away. He lets me email him with questions and was a huge help when we were going through adoption proceedings, filling out all sorts of endless medical forms for us, as often as necessary." – Debbie, Warren

Mohammad El-Baba, M.D.

3901 Beaubien, Detroit
313-745-5585
www.childrensdmc.org
Pediatric Gastroenterology
"Dr. El-Baba has been very wonderful with my daughter's special needs. He is very accommodating and thorough. We really appreciate Dr. El-Baba and all he has done for us!" – Elissa, Westland

Mohammed El-Fouley, M.D.

1021 Carl Greimel Drive, Suite 100, Brighton
810-220-3766
www.drmopediatrics.org
Pediatrics
"As my daughter has many health issues that need to be monitored, it is important that we have a doctor that is proactive in making sure all aspects of her care are being managed. Dr. Mo is that doctor! Dr. Mo is very thorough in his exams and will always take as much time as we need to make sure that I, the parent, feel acknowledged, educated and secure in my child's care." – Melissa, Hartland

Katherine Erlich, M.D.

5821 W. Maple Road, Suite 192, West Bloomfield
248-254-6646
healingthewholechild.com

Pediatrics
"She really takes the time to get to know her patients and their families as part of her holistic approach to health care. Her goal is total overall health for the long-term, rather than just treating symptoms. She takes the time to answer all of our questions and to develop a health plan that really works for our family. She is also very accessible via email any time of day. Her level of caring goes beyond any doctor we have met so far." – Sue, Oak Park

F Jason Ferrise, M.O.T., OTRL

6625 Daly Road, West Bloomfield
248-737-3430
www.kidspeech.com
Occupational Therapy
"Jason has made radical, positive changes with our son in a short amount of time. With every session, I feel the weight of my worry being lifted. I'm overcome with joy and happiness for my little guy!" – Carrie, Tecumseh

Jay Fisher, M.D.

33200 W. 14 Mile Road, Suite 180, West Bloomfield
248-862-7221
OB/GYN
"He is simply the best! Informative, knowledgeable, patient, kind, caring and considerate!" – Kimberly, Bloomfield Hills

Barbara A. Foley, Ph.D.

31275 Northwestern Highway, Suite 150, Farmington Hills
248-626-8899
Psychology
"Great doctor. Direct, straightforward and taught us how to be better parents by teaching us to listen more to our kids, and talk less! Happier kids, happier parents, happier household. Very caring and willing to work with us and be an advocate for our family." – Stephen, Clarkston

Seth Forman, M.D.

46325 W. 12 Mile Road, Novi
248-596-1000
www.wbpediatrics.com
Pediatrics
"Dr. Forman is thorough, kind and compassionate. He is a father of young children himself and is as much like a family friend as he is a physician." – Maria, Wixom

Michelle Foster, M.D.

30061 Schoenherr Road, Suite A, Warren
586-558-2111
www.stjohnprovidence.org
Pediatrics
"My pediatrician is awesome! When I bring my children to the clinic to see her, she takes her time and always answers my questions. My youngest son has special needs and I never have to worry. Dr. Foster is always willing to write his frequent therapy and equipment prescriptions." – Lisa, Macomb Township

Anna Fraymovich, M.D.

29703 Hoover Road, Warren
586-573-9090
Pediatrics
"Dr. Fraymovich is my family-favorite doctor because she is very compassionate, competent and, when my son Tommy needed more insurance for a special need, she was the only doctor that really took the time to inform my family of the Children's Special Health Care insurance." – Renee, Warren

Harold Friedman, D.O.

17800 Newburgh Road, Suite 103, Livonia
734-464-9540
www.livoniafamily.com
Family Medicine
"He is so friendly. He puts both my son and I at ease. He speaks directly to both of us and answers all questions so that we understand. He has even researched an answer while we were in his office because the protocols had changed recently. My son loves him, which makes it easier when I do have to take him to the doctor's office." – Dawn, Livonia

G Donald Galovich, D.C.

43401 Schoenherr Road, Sterling Heights
586-726-7777
www.creatingwellnesskids.com
Chiropractic
"Dr. Don is always there for us. His main goal is to keep everyone healthy and functioning at our best to avoid illness and/or to help build our immune systems so we can get through an illness quicker without traditional medicine. He helps us with everything from allergies with our daughter, to fertility with myself, to strengthening my husband's back. He genuinely cares about all of his patients and is invaluable to us." – Amy, Clinton Township

Brian S. Gendelman, M.D.

8896 Commerce Road, Suite 5, Commerce Township
248-360-9241
www.edgewoodpeds.com
Pediatrics
"When our then-5-month-old had RSV (espiratory syncytial virus), Dr. G closely monitored my child every few days so we could avoid a hospitalization. We called on a Saturday, and the on-call doc – Dr. G – willingly suggested I could bring my son the next morning (Sunday) so that he could check him out, listen to lungs etc. Even though they are not open on Sundays, he opened up. He not only gave us the peace of mind we needed to make sure our child was O,  but also prevented an ER visit. Over those few weeks, Dr. G watched my son's condition closely. We felt confident the whole time that our son was in good hands with Dr. G and his staff. He really went the extra mile for us and by doing so has my vote for top pediatrician!" – Athena, Highland

Pamela Georgeson, D.O.

30170 23 Mile Road, Chesterfield
586-949-5900
www.kenwoodallergy.com
Allergy & Asthma
"Dr. Georgeson is a dedicated, thorough physician. She is passionate about what she does and takes excellent care of her patients. My son has been sick for a long time and, when I finally took him to see Dr. Georgeson, she was able to get us on the right medications and keep my son healthy. Her staff is excellent with children and always so pleasant when I go into the office." – Lauren, New Baltimore

Magda Girao, OTRL

6625 Daly Road, West Bloomfield
248-737-3430
www.kidspeech.com
Occupational Therapy
"My son Ryan has sensory-processing disorder, and Magda has helped him immensely. When we first started, Ryan was a child who had no fear, who ran around constantly, could not sit still and had trouble learning. Now, he is learning his letters and is much calmer. Magda is always available to explain things and answer any questions I have about my son's treatment, school choices, etc." – Melanie, Newport

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

6400 Farmington Road, Suite 10, West Bloomfield
248-788-1200
www.wbpediatrics.com
Pediatrics
"Dr. Glickfield provides excellent care to my son. He is a wonderful doctor and always takes his time to answer my questions." – Lee Ann, Livonia

Jason Golnick, D.D.S.

21213 Ecorse Road, Taylor
313-292-7777
www.golnickpediatricdentistry.com
Dentistry
"Dr Jason is incredibly kind, patient and gentle with my son." – Lisa, New Haven

Drs. Sindy and Robert Goodman

42430 W. 12 Mile Road, Novi
248-465-7500
www.goodmanortho.com
Orthodontics
"Dr. Robert Goodman and Dr. Sindy Goodman are great with my kids. My children look forward to their appointments and putting their name in the Goodman All-Star bowl for good brushing. They keep me informed of my children's treatments at every appointment. They also take the time to talk to my children at each appointment." – Marie, Novi

Stacy Gorman, M.D.

2630 Union Lake Road, Suite 100, Commerce Township
248-360-1200
www.henryford.com
Pediatrics
"Dr. Gorman not only cares about her patients' health but also about them personally. She makes children and parents feel very comfortable asking any questions and even asks how siblings are doing. I know that my children are getting the best care and she is well worth driving for." – Lisa, Waterford

Kelly Gumbrecht, M.D.

39200 Garfield Road, Suite B, Clinton Township
586-286-6060
www.henryford.com
OB/GYN
"She was a wonderful OB and I was thrilled that she could be there to welcome my child to the world. She is very thorough and really gets to know everything about her patient." – Katie, Macomb

H Steven Ham, D.O.

3901 Beaubien St., Second Floor, Detroit
313-833-4490
www.childrensdmc.org
Neurosurgery
"He is a wonderful doctor. He saved my son's life when he was mistreated at another hospital. He has continued to care for my son for over two years now. He is caring, compassionate and an outstanding physician!" – Kelly, Commerce Township

Joseph Hildebrand, D.D.S.

555 S. Old Woodward Ave., Suite 777, Birmingham
248-647-4700
www.dmc.org
Dentistry
"Dr. Hildbebrand performed oral surgery on my 1-year-old this past fall. The surgery was at Detroit Children's Hospital and the experience we had there was very positive. Our pre- and post-surgery visits at his Birmingham office have been wonderful. Both Dr. Hildebrand and his staff are kind, knowledgeable and accommodating." – Catherine, Troy

Sheryl Hirsch, M.D.

41935 W. 12 Mile Road, Suite 102, Novi
248-347-8040
www.dmc.org
Pediatrics
"Dr. Hirsch is very knowledgeable, patient, caring and thorough." – Lisa, Commerce Township

Melissa Hoisington, M.D.

2845 Monroe St., Dearborn
313-730-0070
www.oakwood.org
Pediatrics
"I am the mom of a 6-year-old and 2 1/2-year-old triplets, and Dr. Hoisington has always taken the time to make sure all my questions were answered (especially when the trips were little!). I never have felt rushed. The office and doctor went above and beyond in helping us out." – Jill, Garden City

John Howard, M.D.

14300 Beck Road, Plymouth
734-453-5600
www.henryford.com
Pediatrics
"I trust him completely. He is so knowledgeable and never prescribes medication unless it is absolutely necessary." – Lisa, Canton

Robin Hugen, M.D.

42141 Mound Road, Sterling Heights
586-254-7593
www.phckids.com
Pediatrics
"She has an excellent bedside manner, listens to my concerns and questions and answers them thoroughly and in terms I understand." – Heather, Sterling Heights

J Noel W. Jackson, D.D.S.

254 West Road, Trenton
734-671-2273
www.smiletrenton.com
Dentistry
"Dr Jackson is always friendly and has a great rapport with children of all ages. He's also very skilled at dentistry and orthodontics. His office is state-of-the-art, his staff is amazing, and I wouldn't think of taking my children anywhere else!" – Erin, Trenton

John Jacobi, O.D., F.C.O.V.D.

32415 Five Mile Road, Livonia
734-525-8170
www.suburbaneyecare.com
Pediatric Optometry
"Dr Jacobi is highly trained in pediatric optometry and can diagnose common conditions that most opthamologists can miss in little ones. He has a wonderful way of working with the children and is very thorough in his explanations to the parents!" – Suzanne, Livonia

Tom Jusino, D.D.S., M.S.

27600 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills
248-476-3000
www.drjusino.com
Orthodontics
"A very warm, compassionate and talented staff! If someone wanted a guide book on how to start an excellent, professional, warm and talented business in any field, I suggest they imitate Dr. Jusino, his staff and his practice." – David, Sterling Heights

K Steve Kallabat, M.D.

1109 W. Long Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills
248-723-2400
Internal Medicine
"He is kind, caring, knowledgeable, friendly to all ages. Truly cares about his patients." – Jackie, Ferndale

Melinda Karam, M.D.

18325 E. 10 Mile Road, Suite 100, Roseville
586-776-1010
www.eastlakepeds.com
Pediatrics
"Dr. Karam is extremely kind, knowledgeable and assists you in making the right decision for your child while guiding you from a medical perspective. She loves her little patients and has their best interest in mind. She answers all of your questions thoroughly and does not dismiss any question as silly." – Nicole, Harper Woods

James Kelly, D.M.D.

16000 N. Haggerty Road, Plymouth
734-420-8300
www.haggertydental.com
Dentistry
"Dr. Kelly is a very friendly dentist. He teaches each patient what they need to do and is awesome with kids. As a patient since I was a child, he always made me feel comfortable in the chair. Now my children go to see him and they get very happy about going to see him." – Colleen, Redford

Maureen Kelly, M.D.

43205 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills
248-451-0600
Pediatrics
"Dr. Kelly is patient, kind and extremely knowledgeable. She has a special gift for dealing with children and can instantly put them at ease." – Kristin, Sylvan Lake

Nagwa Khadr M.D.

35111 Dodge Park, Sterling Heights
586-978-8010
www.mclaren.org
Pediatrics
"Dr. Khadr has cared for my three children for the past nine years, and I can not say enough wonderful things about her. She is dedicated to knowing each child individually and listens very carefully not only to I have to say, but also what my children have to say as well. She has an awesome bedside manner and is always courteous and caring." – Tausha, Roseville

Aza Khaghany, M.D.

37595 Seven Mile Road, Suites 210, 220 and 230, Livonia
734-432-7591
www.infinityprimarycare.com
Pediatrics
"Dr. Khaghany is such a wonderful pediatrician. She takes time to answer all of my questions at every visit, and her calm personality puts us at ease through every transition. I trust her to provide quality care for my child. She truly cares about her patients and I would highly recommend her to any parent!" – Leslie, Livonia

Kimberly Koval, M.D.

1800 W. Big Beaver, Suite 200, Troy
248-205-3535
www.childhealthassociatespc.com
Pediatrics
"Dr. Koval is great with my children! She is patient, kind, caring and treats us all with respect. She never rushes and listens to my questions. She provided reassurance, guidance and calm to us recently during a rough start with our newborn son." – Jennifer, Birmingham

Amy Kowalski, M.D.

2630 Union Lake Road, Suite 100, Commerce Township
248-360-1200
www.dmc.org
Pediatrics
"Dr. Kowalski is a great doctor. My kids love her and look forward to seeing her. She has a great bedside manner with them. She has always listened to our concerns and considered all avenues. She's very knowledgeable and always feels at ease. But what we love the most about her is that she is very down-to-earth. We always feel like we're going to see a friend." – Jaime, Commerce Township

Pamela Kratkoczki M.D.

19401 Hubbard Drive, Suite 104, Dearborn
313-982-8278
www.henryford.com
Pediatrics
"She is extremely knowledgeable and shares a lot of information with us at every appointment. Our daughters really like her because she talks to them respectfully and she makes their visits fun. She is very thorough. Her attention to every detail is why our older daughter was diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis, which has been successfully treated. Our younger daughter has asthma, a specialty of Dr. Kratkoczki's. Thanks to Dr. K, Olivia's asthma has been well-controlled for years and she has remained healthy." – Karen, Dearborn

Shawn Krause, DPT

2636 S. Milford Road, Highland
248-684-9610
www.kimpediatrics.com
Physical Therapy
"Shawn does a great job of figuring out what motivates each of her patients and continually pushes and challenges the patients to the best of their ability. She is very creative with her techniques and has a great respect for the patient, and the patients pick up on this respect and they have a great time while working hard for their therapist that treats them so well. Shawn is very warm and very kind – and always extremely helpful." – D'Ann, Hartland

Justin Krawiec, D.D.S.

18400 Grand River Ave., Detroit
313-836-1111
www.krawiecdentistry.com
Dentistry
"The dentist is not always an easy place for families. Dr. Krawiec takes the time to thoroughly explain procedures so children and parents know what to expect. By using humor and analogies kids can understand, children can relax during their dental treatment. This way parents can sigh a breath of relief, too." – Julie, Farmington Hills

Oleg Krivichkin, D.D.S.

18800 W. 10 Mile Road, Southfield
248-845-4129
www.southfieldsmile.com
Dentistry
"Gave me great impressions for my teeth whitening kit. He is very passionate about what he does!" – Polina, Farmington Hills

David Kroll, M.D.

20225 E. Nine Mile Road, Suite A, St. Clair Shores
46591 Romeo Plank Road, Suite 112, Macomb Township
586-228-0130
www.stjohnprovidence.org
Pediatrics
"Dr. Kroll and the rest of Lakeview Pediatrics always take the time to go over all issues during your appointment. They strike the right balance between watchful waiting and taking action. Their nurses never make you feel silly for calling. My son likes the relationship he has with the doctors there and is comfortable." – Lisa, Clinton Township

Jillian Krywko, NP-C

911 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale
248-543-2229
www.davinciiobgyn.com
OB/GYN
"Jillian is wonderful: She has a kindness and deep appreciation for her patients. She really strives to assist you with all of your concerns, as well as the well-being of your children after delivery." – Julie, St. Clair Shores

Amal Kthar, D.D.S.

16555 10 Mile Road, Eastpointe
586-778-3838
www.greatexpressions.com
Dentistry
"In all the years that I have been a patient with Great Expressions, never have I had a dentist that is as caring and compassionate with their patients as Dr. Kthar is with hers. Not only does she know her business; her warm and pleasant demeanor helps you feel at ease during every office visit." – Giovanna

Shirlee Kuhl, D.O.

14500 Hall Road, Sterling Heights
586-247-2700
www.henryford.com
Pediatrics
"Dr. Kuhl has been our pediatrician since our sons came home to us from Russia. She completely understands the special issues and concerns that face international adoptive parents – because she too adopted a child from Russia. Dr. Kuhl is very personable, caring and attentive to her patients." – Rosemarie, Shelby Township

Anita Kumar, M.D.

8600 Chicago Road, Warren
14500 Hall Road, Sterling Heights
586-826-3300
www.henryford.com
Pediatrics
"Dr Kumar has given my daughter the attention she needs in all of her visits. She always puts her work first – and the care of her patients. My daughter knows her by name and is always excited to hear that she is going to see Dr Kumar. My daughter's health would not be in anyone else's hands." – Christina, Troy

Helene LaCoste, M.D.

26850 Providence Parkway, Suite 500, Novi
248-662-4388
www.womensdocs.com
OB/GYN
"She is kind, caring and compassionate! I never feel that she rushes in my appointments and she always takes the time to answer all my questions" – Danielle, Livonia

Joseph Lajoie, D.O.

33720 Harper Ave., Clinton Township
586-294-5210
www.lakeshoremedcenter.com
Family Medicine
"He is a good down-to-earth doctor. He is really good with kids. He takes his time and explains things." – Erica, Algonac

Leaps and Bounds Therapy Services

11930 Whitmore Lake Road, Suite I-M
Whitmore Lake, MI 48189
734-449-4649
lbtherapy.com
Pediatric Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
"The OT, PT, and Speech therapist's are amazing! My son looks forward to going to therapy, and we drive from Garden City to Whitmore Lake for their great service!" Danielle, Garden City

Stacy Leatherwood, M.D.

3031 W. Grand Blvd., Suite 800, Detroit
313-916-3121
www.henryford.com
Pediatrics
"Dr. Leatherwood is very patient, personable and is in-tune with her patients. My family has developed a relationship with Dr. Leatherwood. She has been a very vital part of our daughter's development. Although the days of house calls are long gone, we are blessed to have a doctor that will call our home and follow-up and check on her little patient." – Miranda, Detroit

Thomas L'Ecuyer, M.D.

3901 Beaubien St., Detroit
313-745-5956
www.childrensdmc.org
Pediatrics
"Dr. L'Ecuyer is very thorough and listens to what the parents have to say. We trust him with our daughter and would never change our cardiologist." – Wendy, Fenton

Harvey Leo, M.D.

5333 McAuley Drive, Suite R1018, Ypsilanti
734-434-3007
www.noviallergyasthma.com
Pediatrics
"He listens to his patient – really listens. He takes no risks. Safety is his top priority and he really cares about his patients. I was in a really bad place when I went to him. My son's food allergies were pretty bad. He didn't let me leave the office until we had a plan in place that insured my son's safety. He literally changed our lives!" – Mindy, Plymouth

Danielle Leskie, M.D.

30701 Woodward Ave., Suite 301, Royal Oak
248-541-2222
www.childrencaremedicalcenter.com
Pediatrics
"Dr. Leskie is such a compassionate person. My children love seeing her, even being sick! Very easy to talk to. Explains everything to you. We just love her!" – Angela, Warren

Robert Levy, M.D.

2845 Monroe St., Dearborn
313-730-0070
www.oakwood.org
Pediatrics
"He is very patient and knowledgeable; always takes time with us and answers all questions. Always able to get in the same day for sick visits." – Lynn, Garden City

Dr. Michael Little and Dr. Thomas Schomaker

36075 Utica Road Suite 100, Clinton Township
586-741-0430
www.stjohnprovidence.org
www.stjohnprovidence.org
Pediatrics
"They spend a lot of time with you and your child. They answer questions, provide educational information and never make you feel like you are wasting their time. They are thorough and take all necessary precautions when examining your child. They go above and beyond and are very dedicated to their profession." – Elizabeth, Roseville

Catherine Lord, Ph.D.

1111 E. Catherine St., Suite 129, Ann Arbor
734-936-8600
www.ns.umich.edu
Psychology
"Dr. Catherine Lord has been an amazing professional and advocate for our son who has autism now for over 12 years. We initially took our son to Dr. Cathy for an evaluation when our son was having some difficulty in school – and neither we nor the school knew what would be the best route for him. At this first evaluation, he spent more time under the table trying to hide than interacting with her. Her patience, however, never wavered – and her compassion for individuals with ASD was obvious from that first meeting." – Carolyn, Shelby Township

M Tomas Macatangay, M.D.

45100 Sterritt St., Suite 100, Utica
586-739-0505
Pediatrics
"Dr. Mac cares about his patients and gives them extra-special attention. He visits our kids at home, too, when we need him!" – Charley, Shelby Township

David Madgy, D.O.

29120 Franklin Road, Southfield
248-355-3100
Pediatrics
"Great surgeon. Next to no wait time. Explains everything, very polite, great with kids." - Frauke, Birmingham

David Mandy, D.O.

46600 Romeo Plank Road, Suite 4, Macomb
586-228-5437
www.stjohnprovidence.org
Pediatrics
"Dr. Mandy has always used compassion with me as a mother and trusted my instincts. He has always treated my children with a loving heart, as if each one was his own – never rushing and always making us feel ever so important to him personally. His staff is extraordinary, and I believe they are top-notch because they take their cues from Dr. Mandy's bedside manner." – Debbie, Chesterfield

Brian Mason, M.D.

22151 Moross Road, Suite 320, Detroit
313-343-7374
www.stjohndoctors.org
OB/GYN
"Exceptional beside manner and extremely knowledgeable in everything. I couldn't have wished for a better doctor to deliver my child." – John and Gretchen, Macomb

Christopher Mastropietro, M.D.

3901 Beaubien St., Detroit
313-745-5437
www.childrensdmc.org
Pediatrics
"When the health of our newborn was at a grim point, Dr. Mastropietro diligently devoted his every moment to saving our son's life. Our boy is now 2 and every day is a celebration – not only that we have our son, but that we were blessed with such an amazing doctor. He periodically takes time from his hectic schedule to see that all is well with our little man. He did not stop caring once we left the hospital, which is why he is more than a doctor he is a life-long friend." – Rachel, Livonia

Eileen McCormick, D.O.

28595 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills
248-553-0010
www.dmc.org
Neurology
"Dr. Eileen McCormick has been very helpful in assisting us over many years in obtaining the supports and services our son needs. She has always listened to us when we would seek alternative methods of interventions and assist us in learning more. Our son is now a young man living with autism and we feel lucky to have professionals like Dr. McCormick, who he has been seeing now for almost 15 years." – Andrew, Shelby Township

Melissa McNeir, M.D.

49650 Cherry Hill Road, Suite 210, Canton
734-398-7899
www.stjoeshealth.org
Pediatrics
"There are so many ways that this doctor is the best. Not only does she take as long as it takes to help us; she is such a good listener. I have three girls (the oldest just turned 5). Dr. McNeir has never said 'no' to us – and will even stay after to help us, if needed. And trust me: My girls have done all the odd things. But she never laughs. I think she would even take my girls to give me a break, if I needed to! She is not only a doctor, a friend to my girls, but just an all-around great person." – Nancy, Canton

Kim Meisenhelder, M.D.

990 W. Ann Arbor Trail, Suite 210, Plymouth
734-455-4600
www.ihacares.com
Pediatrics
"Dr. Kim has taken care of my boys since they were born. The office is always quick to answer any question, and they really listen to any and all concerns!" – Rosaleen, Canton

Nasreen Merchant, M.D.

23133 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington
248-477-0100
www.botsford.org
Pediatrics
"Dr. Merchant always makes time for our family, no matter the hour. She always has our children's best interests in mind during diagnosis and follow-up care. She gives us the time and attention we need to make sure our family is healthy and teaches us how to make healthy decisions during our every day actions." – Rachel, Redford

Shelly Milstein, MACCC-SLP, MA-LLP

6400 Farmington Road, Suite 110, West Bloomfield
248-788-0880
www.communication4kids.com
Speech-Language Therapy
"Shelly Milstein is wonderful. She treated my son with not only great speech therapy, but she also exhibited genuine caring for him. I highly recommend her." – Seth, West Bloomfield

Shakeela Mirza, M.D.

46591 Romeo Plank Road, Suite 205, Macomb
21931 E. Nine Mile Road, St. Clair Shores
586-443-4950
www.stjohnprovidence.org
Pediatrics
"Dr. Mirza always makes my children smile. She is caring and supportive and listens to what the parent has to say. My kids are never afraid to see her." – Melissa, Roseville

Layla Mohammed, M.D.

200 Arnet St., Suite 200, Ypsilanti
734-484-7288
www2.med.umich.edu
Pediatrics
"She is very approachable and listens to what you have to say – and any questions. She is gentle and caring with the children. My son loves her." – Tammy, Ypsilanti

Jacqueline P. Moore, M.D.

22777 W. 11 Mile Road, Southfield
248-358-0722
www.henryford.com
Pediatrics
"Dr. Moore has been my children's pediatrician since they were born. They love her! She's not only a wonderful doctor; she was great to work with. Asthma is her specialty, and she's had my daughter in control since the tender age of 4 months." – Renee, Harper Woods

Gerard Mosby, M.D.

10201 E. Jefferson Ave., Suite 201A, Detroit
313-821-3777
www.dmc.org
Pediatrics
"He always spends time and talks with the kids. He makes it fun – and he always keeps you laughing. He's very concerned with their education, especially when it come to the kids that want to play sports. I would not trade him for the world." – Tyrand, Detroit

N Geetha Nair, M.D.

2630 Union Lake Road, Suite 100, Commerce
248-360-1200
www.dmc.org
Pediatrics
"Dr Nair is an exceptional doctor. My oldest (17) and youngest (6) have been with her since birth. Dr Nair is not only a doctor but a friend who has a genuine care for her patients. Both of my children adore her, and we trust her tremendously." – Melissa, Commerce Township

Greg Naman, M.D.

911 E. 9 Mile Road, Ferndale
248-545-7210
26454 Woodward Ave., Suite 150, Royal Oak
248-336-4000
www.exclusivecoe.com
Pediatrics
"Dr. Greg Naman is very patient and caring. He is so sweet with our daughters and shows concern and affection for all of us. Our family feels totally comfortable with him." – Andrew, Madison Heights

Ted Naman, M.D.

911 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale
26454 Woodward Suite 150, Royal Oak
248-545-7210
www.exclusivecoe.com
Pediatrics
"We owe our family's good health and well-being to this wonderful doctor. He blends his brilliance, knowledge and compassion into every office visit, routine or wellness. He really cares, and what's more, he will do everything possible to make sure you and your loved ones are healthy. A true physician's physician. The very best." – Stacy, Ferndale

Diane Nancarrow, M.A., CCC/SLP

6625 Daly Road, West Bloomfield
248-737-3430
www.kidspeech.com
Speech-Language Therapy
"Ms. Diane has worked with my 16-year-old hearing-impaired son, Schuyler, since he was 3 years old. She is never at a loss for providing challenging new lessons for Schuyler. He has grown from a child who could not stay on-task for one minute to a child that looks forward to his 30-minute sessions twice a week. Schuyler does not trust easily, and Ms Diane has earned not only his trust – but his love." – Charlotte, Beverly Hills

Natalie Nazark, M.D.

19401 Hubbard Drive, Suite 104, Dearborn
313-982-8278
www.henryfordwestbloomfield.com
Pediatrics
"Dr. Nazark is an phenomenal pediatrician. She has been my children's pediatrician for 12 years, and I can't say enough great things about her. She always takes the time to answer all our questions. She is always smiling and friendly. And, most importantly, her diagnosis is always accurate." – Sheree, Garden City

Marcia Newcombe, M.D.

26850 Providence Parkway, Suite 455, Novi
248-465-4847
www.stjohndoctors.org
Pediatrics
"Dr. Newcombe is a fantastic doctor! My two children love her and, when we have to go to the office for a visit, neither of them complain or cry. She never has an issue with questions, and we love that she is also a mom of children the same age as ours. Dr. Newcombe treats us as if we are family, not just a patient number." – Kimberly, Redford

Justin Newingham, D.D.S.

50 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 240, Bloomfield Hills
248-644-1810
www.dentistbloomfieldhills.com
Dentistry
"Dr. Newingham is patient, understanding and gentle. He knows what he is doing and does a great job!" – Rose, Bloomfield Hills

Carolyn Nine, M.D.

25509 Kelly Road Suite A, Roseville
586-443-7600
www.wentworthandassociates.com
Family Medicine
"She is amazing. She takes time with each patient and demonstrates a genuine interest. She finds ways to work with your belief structure to find a route that works best for you and your family, and really listens to your concerns. She has become like a member of our family: My children actually get happy when they have to go to the doctor's!" – Jody, St. Clair Shores

O Seamus O'Broin M.D.

1051 Canton Center Road, Canton
734-844-5400
www2.med.umich.edu
OB/GYN
"Dr. O'Broin is one of my favorite doctors of all time. He really is very caring and understanding. My friends have also had him as a doctor, and they have all enjoyed having Dr. O'Broin as their OB/GYN. I would recommend anybody to get their care under this doctor, because he really does truly care about his patients." – Risha, Canton

Stacey O'Connor, D.O.

2305 Genoa Business Parks Drive, Brighton
810-494-6820
www.ihacares.com
Pediatrics
"Dr. O'Connor is a compassionate, caring and empathetic pediatric doctor. She listens to all your concerns and doesn't blow them off. She follows up with issues. She understands that parents know their children best." – Chrissy, Pinckney

Molly O'Shea, M.D.

3270 W. Big Beaver, Suite 400, Troy
248-816-2558
www.birminghampediatrics.com
Pediatrics
"She has compassion, knows what she's doing and answers questions outside of office hours. Her office is also very inviting and doesn't make you feel like you are sitting in a cold doctor's office. Each room is decorated with a different theme, and only one room has an actual exam table. I think this makes it more comfortable for the kids. Also, you are never sitting and waiting in the waiting room; you are taken back to a room almost immediately." – Carrie, Franklin

P Hugh Pabarue Jr., M.D.

1011 Military St., Port Huron
810-488-8000
www.downrivercs.org
Internal Medicine
"Dr. Pabarue always listens to my problems with patience. He takes the time to explain all things that I do not understand. He always gives us service with a smile and plenty of patience." – Olivia, Highland Park

Manisha Parikh, M.D.

26850 Providence Parkway, Suite 455, Novi
248-465-4847
www.stjohndoctors.org
Pediatrics
"She puts the children at-ease. She remembers special things about them and makes them feel important every time they visit. She takes time to explain things to them at an age-appropriate level." – Mary, Plymouth

Neethi Patel, D.O.

15125 22 Mile Road, Shelby Township
586-532-0599
www.shelbypediatricassociates.com
"Is very good at explaining everything to me and my husband – and, as first-time parents, we have a lot of questions. She is patient, kind, very informative and is really good with our son." – Michelle, Chesterfield

Zoy Patouhas, M.D.

44344 Dequindre Road, Suite 510, Sterling Heights
586-323-6300
www.malipeds.com
Pediatrics
"Dr. Zoy came to visit us the day our son was born at Troy Beaumont and introduced herself. We loved her right away, with her friendly disposition and how gentle and caring she was with our son. We have been with her ever since. She always takes the time to answer any questions you have and is very down-to-earth with her advice. We recommend her to anyone." – Jennifer, Romeo

Renee Paye, M.D.

8545 Common Road, Suite 200, Warren
586-751-0732
www.macmpc.net
Pediatrics
"Dr. 'Nay, as my daughter calls her, will take as much time as she needs to ask questions and thoroughly examine, with a kind and friendly manner. She diagnosed my daughter's hip dysplasia at 6 months and sent us to a great pediatric orthopedic surgeon. If she had not caught the hip issue, my little girl would still be in pain. Instead, she is an energetic 4-year-old who loves to run and dance." – Sandy, Macomb

Dr. Michael Pettersen, M.D.

3901 Beaubien St., Detroit
313-745-5481
www.childrensdmc.org
pediatric cardiology
"He is our one-year-old daughter's cardiologist. He is amazing. He has made a very scary and difficult process comfortable. He is gentle and makes sure he explains until we understand. He is so good with baby Grace. She has stranger anxiety, but oddly went to him, arms outstretched!" Heather, Canton

Nicole Poirier, D.C.

52775 Hayes Road, Shelby Township
586-566-5005
www.poirierchiropractic.com
Chiropractic
"She has made a huge impact on my child's health. My son has autism, and she has change our family forever. He is now being able to start the mainstream practice. In the last year, we have not had a cold in our home. My son is a healthy and happier child. We love Dr. Poirier. She is a miracle worker." – Sarah, Macomb

Christopher Popp, M.D.

23800 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 210, Farmington Hills
248-477-5608
www.hallerhugpopp.net
Pediatrics
"Dr. Popp is wonderful with the children. He has a great sense of humor and makes the children feel comfortable with him and the exam. He is very knowledgeable and well-informed. He is a very kind, caring and compassionate doctor. We love him!" – R.B., Plymouth

Laxmi Prabhu, M.D.

6100 N. Haggerty Road, Canton
734-981-3200
Pediatrics
"Dr. Prabhu ranks among the top of the list for outstanding pediatricians. Twice, Dr. Prabhu has identified two obscure conditions that required follow-up by a specialist. The conditions were detected during routine annual physical examinations. My child was not experiencing any symptoms that would warrant concern; however, Dr. Prabhu never wavers from her probing questions and routine blood tests that comprise a rigorous physical exam. I appreciate her attention to detail – and her commitment to partnering with me to ensure my child's health." – Sheri, Plymouth

Pradeep Prabhu, M.D.

24555 Haig St., Taylor
313-375-2000
Pediatrics
"Dr. Prabhu is the best. He listens to my children and is very compassionate about their well-being. I also like that fact that he is very patient and honest. If there is an issue with my children's health, he ensures that I understand fully what is going on." – Simone, Belleville

Joseph Prezzato, M.D.

911 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale
248-543-2229
www.stjohnprovidence.org
OB/GYN
"He is excellent, always available – and remembers every detail of my pregnancy without even checking my chart. He is very caring." – Lori, St. Clair Shores

Chris Purgatori, M.O.T., OTRL

6625 Daly Road, West Bloomfield
248-737-3430
www.kidspeech.com
Occupational Therapy
"To our son, he is just 'Mr. Chris' – a cool buddy to play with each week. To us, he is a patient, caring and knowledgeable professional dedicated to helping children become the best that they can be. It shows in the progress we've made with our son and family as a whole." – Jen, Birmingham

Q John Quigley, M.D.

50720 Schoenherr Road, Shelby Township
586-566-2340
www.pedcontroy.com
Pediatrics
"He listens to the parents. He looks back at the patient's history. He makes the check-up fun for kids. He truly seems to care about your child." – Allison, Macomb

RMeera Ragunathan, M.D.

6231 N. Canton Center Road, Suite 101, Canton
734-455-0880
www.dmc.org
Pediatrics
"She is kind, considerate, understanding and intelligent. She not only cares for the patients but the whole family. She monitors her patients' grades and tells them why they need to succeed in life. She is like family, with excellent staff members, as well. I refer people to her whenever a friend is in need of a caring ped doctor." – Charneal, Redford

Rubenora Raman, M.D.

3500 15 Mile Road, Sterling Heights
586-977-9932
www.henryford.com
Pediatrics
"She is so good with my three kids; they love her. She makes them laugh, and they love to see her." – Kelly, Sterling Heights

Sybil Rodrigues, M.D.

3500 15 Mile Road, Sterling Heights
586-977-9300
Pediatrics
"Dr. Rodrigues is very nice. She has been my daughter's doctor going on nine years. She is very caring not just to her patients, but to others as well." – Mya, Detroit

Daniel Rosenberg, M.D.

39475 Lewis Drive, Suite 130, Novi
248-374-0502
www.novidocs.com
Pediatrics
"We went through many, many illnesses and the birth of our third son in the last year – and he was there for every moment of it, no matter what hospital we attended. He follows up on every detail, listens intently and always has a plan of action. Nice to know someone is in control when you bring in a sick child." – Melissa, Milford

S Mohammad S Saberi, M.D.

21931 E. Nine Mile Road, St. Clair Shores

586-443-4950
www.stjohnprovidence.org
Pediatrics
“Just another wonderful pediatrician. Dr. Saberi diagnosed my son's hernia and recommended and great surgeon. Dr. Saberi is one of our favorites. He is always pleasant and great with my son and that is always good to know that your children will receive the best care. The doctors at St. John Pediatrics Associates are top notch doctors.” - Felicia, Detroit

Namita Sachdev, M.D.

4260 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor
734-647-5670
www2.med.umich.edu
Pediatrics
"She is very warm and gentle. I always feel like all of my needs are met, and I never feel rushed. Plus my daughter, who is scared of most doctors, absolutely loves her!" – Kelly, Brighton

Wendy Sadoff, M.D.

31360 Northwestern Highway, Farmington Hills
248-855-3300
wendysadoffmd.com
Dermatology
"Dr. Sadoff sees my three girls, and they absolutely love her. She truly understands their needs and has the ability to develop a rapport with teenagers." – Cheryl, Oak Park

Nada Saker, M.D.

1380 Coolidge Highway, Suite 110, Troy
248-435-9310
troypediatrics.net
Pediatrics
"She is so willing to work with parents on every aspect of care. We are first-time parents, and she is so understanding regarding all of our questions – no matter how silly they must seem. When my 2-month-old got bronchitis and was sick for three weeks, we spent a lot of time there. Every time it felt like my baby was the most important thing in the world – and I'm sure all parents that take there kids there feel the same way." – Terri, Royal Oak

Carol Sanders, M.D.

24725 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores
586-774-7800
www.dmc.org
Pediatrics
"Dr. Sanders is caring and compassionate. She is always available to answer questions and goes above and beyond for all of her patients. She is truly a great doctor and person." – Dawn, St. Clair Shores

Susan Sauber M.D.

31600 Telegraph Road, Suite 100, Bingham Farms
248-642-5437
Pediatrics
"She is thorough and spends a great deal of time talking and bonding with the child before examining them. Dr. Susan Sauber has been practicing pediatrics 26 years, and the proof is in the pudding. We love her. Even when I went to OH for two years, I came back to Dr. S for a second opinion." – Patrice, Pontiac

Mohammed Savliwala, M.D.

10 W. Square Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills
248-335-0200
Pediatrics
"This doctor is my favorite because he is very kind, caring and extremely patient. He is my grandsons' doctor – one grandson is autistic and the other is ADHD. He always takes the time to explain things to them and to say an encouraging word." – Maurice, Pontiac

Anju Sawni, M.D.

3901 Beaubien St., Suite 4C19, Detroit
313-745-4045
www.dmc.org
Pediatrics
"Absolutely a caring attitude. Dr. Sawni goes above and beyond for all her patients!" – Elissa, Westland

Daniel Schnaar, M.D.

31182 Haggerty Road, Farmington Hills
248-788-2100
www.childhealthassociatespc.com
Pediatrics
"Dr. Schnaar not only has outstanding clinical skills but also fully engages with his patients and their parents. He gives parents a great deal of time and attention in listening to their questions, concerns and description of their children's symptoms. He has a great deal of expertise and also keeps current with new information regarding children's health issues." – Kathleen, Livonia

Thomas Schnur, M.D.

75 Barclay Circle, Suite 115, Rochester
248-865-6300
Pediatrics
"He is patient, always available when we are there for sick-child visits, and very friendly." – Jennifer, Pontiac

Paula Schreck, M.D.

21931 E. Nine Mile Road, St. Clair Shores
586-443-4950
www.stjohnprovidence.org
Pediatrics
"As always, Dr. Schreck just provides exceptional service. She is wonderful with my son and provides the very best care. She is never too busy to address any of my concerns with my child and is always very thorough." – Felicia

Sandra Seelbinder, MOT, OTRL

6625 Daly Road, West Bloomfield
248-737-3430
www.kidspeech.com
Occupational Therapy
"Sandra Seelbinder is our son's occupational therapist. She works hard to help our son overcome his challenges with sensory-processing disorder. Not only is she great at what she does; she makes every visit lots of fun." – Kristy, Oxford

Jeanne Seyfried, M.D.

20321 Farmington Road, Livonia
248-888-9000
www2.med.umich.edu
Pediatrics
"She is kind, caring and relates very well to both my girls! The office staff is wonderful." – Danielle, Livonia

Mitul Shah, M.D.

26454 Woodward Suite 150, Royal Oak
248-545-7210
www.exclusivecoe.com
Pediatrics
"Exclusive Physicians has wonderful doctors and staff. My son and I have been going to these doctors for over 15 years."

Christina Shanti, M.D.

3901 Beaubien St., Detroit
313-745-5521
www.childrensdmc.org
Surgery
"Wonderful pediatric surgeon. She is patient, kind and great with patients and families. Very knowledgeable!" – Justine, Detroit

Roger Silverstein, M.D.

31600 Telegraph Road, Suite 100, Bingham Farms
248-642-5437
www.dmc.org
Pediatrics
"He is always patient with my kids and me. His manner is never rushed, and he has no problem answering the silliest questions. I also love the nurses, and they seem to have a low turnover rate. The nurse's line has been answered by the same person for at least the past eight years – that's comforting. His wife is also a pediatrician in the same office, and I would give her the same recommendation!" – Dena, West Bloomfield

Cheryl Smith, D.O.

14700 King Road, Suite B, Riverview
734-759-0267
drcherylsmith.com
Family Medicine
"If any emergency comes up, she answers her voicemail within minutes. She has always called me back on holidays, evenings and early morning calls within minutes of leaving a message. She takes her time with us as needed during the appointment. Dr. Smith has talked to my children when they were having personal problems to see what was really going on with them. I feel she genuinely cares about each and every one of us!" – Mary, Woodhaven

Lynn Smitherman, M.D.

3901 Beaubien St., Detroit
4201 St. Antoine, Detroit
313-745-5437
www.childrensdmc.org
Pediatrics
"My children have been cared for by Dr. Smitherman for over 10 years. Our family is very fortunate to have her as our pediatrician. Dr. Smitherman takes time to listen to my children's concerns, ensuring them that she is going to give the best treatment and care possible." – Robin, Detroit

Francisca Soliven, M.D.

3500 15 Mile Road, Sterling Heights
586-977-9932
Pediatrics
"She is very nice and very accommodating. My child has a special needs, and he is treating my son so patiently." – Catherine, Warren

Vicki Solway, M.D.

5793 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield
248-539-7726
www.dmc.org
Pediatrics
"She is an amazing doctor and person. Her bedside manner and personality – she is so awesome." – Elyse, Southfield

Sandeep Sood, M.D.

3901 Beaubien St., Detroit
313-833-4490
www.childrensdmc.org
Neurosurgery
"Dr Sood is compassionate, knowledgeable and genuine. My children enjoy our appointments, despite their nature. He is one of a kind." – Lisa, Fowlerville

Lisa Sprague, M.D.

49650 Cherry Hill Road, Suite 210, Canton
734-398-7899
www.ihacares.com
Pediatrics
"Dr. Sprague interacts with patients and parents, never speaking over the child as if they were not present. She treats each patient as her own child and persists to find the appropriate treatment for each situation. She does not rush through appointments, but relishes the time to discuss and get to know each of her little patients! She is transparent, relevant and well-read." – Elise, Plymouth

Jane P. Steiger, M.D.

4727 St. Antoine, St., Suite 404, Detroit
313-833-7266
www.dmc.org
Pediatrics
"She is very thorough, compassionate and knowledgeable." – Rebecca, Canton

David Stockton, M.D.

3901 Beaubien St., Detroit
313-745-5437
www.dmc.org
Internal Medicine
"Dr. Stockton took the time to explain about my baby's disease and treated him in record time. Although every day is a struggle, it's good to know Cameron has somebody with so much knowledge on his side." – Eve, Troy

Anna Strumba, M.D.

46325 W. 12 Mile Road, Novi
248-596-1000
6400 Farmington Road, Suite 10, West Bloomfield
248-788-1200
doctorstrumba.com
Pediatrics
"She is kind, understanding, honest and trustworthy. Although she is busy, she never makes me feel rushed and returns my calls in a timely fashion. My son had an ongoing health issue, and she gave us contacts for the specialists and made phone calls to those doctors to give information and receive updates." – Michelle, Troy

Dionisia Sy, M.D.

23050 West Road, Suite 110, Brownstown
734-671-9800
www.oakwood.org
Pediatrics
"Dr. Sy is the absolute best doctor my daughters have had. She is always available and pretty much answers your questions before you ask them. The doctor's office is always busy, but once you see Dr. Sy she makes you feel like you are the only patient in the building. I never feel rushed." – Tobi, Brownstown

TMohamad Tawila, M.D.

3600 W. 13 Mile Road, Royal Oak
248-549-0777
www.allergyctr.com
Internal Medicine
"My doctor is always there for you, to listen to you as a friend and to help resolve your health issue. Always makes time, no matter how busy he is. Great bedside manner and highly intelligent. He truly has in interest in me and my life, and it shows." – Ray, Troy

Glenn Taylor, M.D.

26850 Providence Parkway, Suite 370, Novi
248-465-4160
www.pmgcares.com
Family Medicine
"He's super kid-friendy but treats parents with respect. He takes the time to listen. He's also my doctor, and I trust him implicitly." – Amy, Plymouth

Jacqueline Taylor, M.D.

911 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale
248-543-2229
www.davinciiobgyn.com
OB/GYN
"She is very friendly and cares about her patients and their families." – Laurie, Sterling Heights

Sharon Tice, M.D.

41935 W. 12 Mile Road, Suite 102, Novi
248-347-8040
29255 Northwestern Highway Suite 100, Southfield
www.dmc.org
Pediatrics
"She not only cares for our daughter Hope, now age 12, but also always asks how I am doing (I am a 10-year aggressive-cancer survivor). We feel 100-percent at ease with her caring for our daughter. We have only been to an emergency room once: It was at 11:30 p.m. at night; we called Dr. Tice, and she reassured by phone everything was fine and that Hope would be fine and not to worry. She truly cares for her patients." – Kathy, Novi

Keith Tobin, D.O.

28701 Plymouth Road, Livonia
734-427-9900
Family Medicine
"He started out as my husband's and my family doctor. Then we had our son in September 2010, and Dr. Tobin is now his pediatrician – as well as our family doctor. He is a truly amazing and brilliant doctor. He is super kind and sweet and our son adores him." – Kelly, Redford

David Towne, D.D.S.

44644 Ann Arbor Road West, Suite F, Plymouth
734-459-3700
advancedfamilydentistryofplymouth.com
Dentistry
"Very thorough. Extremely kind to the kids. He's my dentist, as well; we like him that much! He takes the time to explain what he's doing while you're having a procedure done." – Amy, Plymouth

Nadia Tremonti, M.D.

3901 Beaubien St., Detroit
313-745-0883
www.dmc.org
Pediatrics
"Dr. Tremonti goes above and beyond for baby. She has made herself available to us 24 hours a day and takes the time to explain and answer all of our questions. She advocates for Cameron and always knows what's best for him. I don't know what we would do without her." – Eve, Troy

Daniel Turner, M.D.

3901 Beaubien St., Detroit
313-745-5481
www.dmc.org
Pediatric
"My grand daughter Brionna Strong loves him for the way he treat her with love, compassion, and kindness. He makes her feel as though she is the most special person in the world." – Michele, Detroit

V Rudolph Valentini, M.D.

3901 Beaubien St., Second Floor, Carls Building, Detroit
313-745-5604
www.dmc.org
Pediatrics
"Without his expertise as a pediatric nephrologist and his quick intervention, our little boy would not be alive today. Instead, after three years on dialysis and a recent kidney transplant, our son is well on his way to a healthy and successful life. Dr. Valentini is kind, compassionate and extremely competent. We cannot say enough good things about him. We owe him our child's life." – Stefani, Eastpointe

Salvatore Ventimiglia, M.D.

15125 22 Mile Road, Shelby Township
586-532-0599
www.dmc.org
Pediatrics
"Dr. Ventimiglia is a truly awesome and caring doctor. He has been the pediatrician for all three of my children. He listens to his patients and parents and compromises to work together. He is very conscientious. He always knows the names of the patient's siblings and asks about them during the visit, too. He has an excellent bedside manner: immediately puts my kids' fears to rest when they arrive. He is funny and always laughing." – Rebecca, Clinton Township

W Shannon Webster, M.S., PA-C

26454 Woodward Ave., Suite 150 Royal Oak
248-336-4000
www.epgmed.com
Family Medicine
"Shannon is so genuinely caring with such a big smile and positive attitude. She's very encouraging without making you feel small. You can't help but to feel better after you've seen Shannon. She's a gem!" – Brian, Madison Heights

Rebecca Wegner, M.D.

42141 Mound Road, Sterling Heights
586-254-7593
www.phckids.com
Pediatrics
"Dr. Becky makes going to the doctor fun; she takes situations that can be scary or overwhelming to a kid and make them into a fun adventure. At the same time, she is extremely caring and compassionate to the kids and parents. She has helped us through health issues and well visits and made us more comfortable when we were first-time parents. The entire staff at Pediatric Healthcare is just wonderful, and we are so happy to have them there for us." – Amanda, Sterling Heights

Kay Wilson, D.D.S.

1303 Packard Road, Suite 301, Ann Arbor
734-662-1591
www.drkaywilson.com
Dentistry
"Dr. Kay Wilson is a great pediatric dentist. She and her staff are very kind and caring. My daughter loves going to the dentist. I really appreciate the doctor and staff for listening to me." – Mae, Ann Arbor

Leanne Wisniewski, D.O

27332 Woodward Ave., Suite 100, Royal Oak
248-543-1545
www.merrillwoodpediatrics.com
Pediatrics
"She is our all-time favorite. She always listens to what the parents and children are saying. She goes above and beyond, calling to check on her patients when she is home on the weekend. She is an awesome physician. There is nothing more important to us than our children. To have a physician like Dr. Wisniewski, I can't even put into words. Another great thing about her is that if she isn't 100-percent confident in her answers, she will ask for another opinion. I know my children are in great hands when they see her!" – Jana, Oxford

Stacey Wittenberg, M.D.

3270 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 400, Troy
248-816-2558
birminghampediatrics.com
Pediatrics
"She is the best! She has compassion, knows what she's doing, answers questions outside of office hours and doesn't make you feel rushed in your appointment." – Carrie, Franklin

Malissa Wood, M.A.

888 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 1450, Troy
248-244-8644
www.perspectivesoftroy.com
Psychology
"Melissa has taken on the gigantic task of specializing in and working with Asperger's kids. These kids can be very challenging. Melissa never doubts there is a way to keep guiding these little ones into a better social frame of mind. She also goes out of her way to be available to parents living with their Aspy kids' behavior." – Karen, Troy

Maria Wozniak, M.D.

2055 E. 14 Mile Road, Suite 120, Birmingham
248-645-1740
Pediatrics
"She never forgets a child or their history. She asks after all the members of the family. Nothing gets by this doc!" – Amy, Troy

Y Suhad Yaldo, M.D.

6530 Farmington Road, West Bloomfield
248-661-8230
www.henryford.com
Pediatrics
"Both of my children just love her. They like her because she's friendly and easy to talk to. I like that she is inviting, down-to-earth and caring. She explains things to the children and involves them in the discussions regarding their health. She also is very helpful with my questions/concerns." – Jennifer, Wixom

Cordell Yoder, M.D.

1701 South Blvd. East, Suite 250, Rochester Hills
248-293-1002
www.prismmedicalgroup.com
Pediatrics
"He is a father himself and respects a mom's opinion. Gives you the time you need and answers all your questions." – Amy, Clawson

Amy Youn, M.D.

44344 Dequindre Road, Suite 510, Sterling Heights
586-323-6300
www.malipeds.com
Pediatrics
"Dr. Amy is our family favorite because she is compassionate and caring she takes her time with every patient. I am never scared to ask her a question about my kids, no matter how embarrassing. I never leave her office feeling rushed and as if I didn't have all the answers that I needed." – Brigette, New Baltimore

Glenn Young, O.D.

449 S. Harvey St., Plymouth
734-455-3340
Optometry
"He is very child-friendly. Children seem to always be happy when they leave his office. He helps mothers to feel at ease when they bring their children in. My daughter and my grandchildren see Dr. Young; that makes me, as a mom and grandmother, feel confident in this office." – Bambi, Canton

Michael Young, D.D.S.

39242 Dequindre Road, Suite 106, Sterling Heights
586-795-5678
www.foreveryoungdentistry.com
Dentistry
"He makes beautiful smiles! He's honest and has great integrity. He makes every dental visit comfortable and pain-free for me. He is always up on the leading edge of technology and science. His office is welcoming and clean. I can bring my whole family in. There are TVs in each room for kids to watch when you are getting your work done!" – Maureen, Chesterfield

Susan Youngs, M.D.

18501 Rotunda Drive, Dearborn
313-996-1960
www.oakwood.org
Pediatrics
"We have been so blessed to find Dr. Youngs! She is so knowledgeable about autism spectrum disorder and makes you feel like you're her only patient. We finally found a doctor who understands our son and our journey. She has given us hope that things will get better by laying out a comprehensive treatment plan for him. No other doctor has been able to do that for us." – Venus, Van Buren Township

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Jan 7, 2012 02:30 pm
 Posted by  bgorham2011

Dr Youngs also sees my daughter with ASD and my daughter with Cerebral Palsy. I could never thank her enough for her compassion, insight and kind heart. Shes very knowledgeable and cares so much about all her patients. The whole staff feels like family and they are a wonderful place to fall when you have had such a hard road.

Mar 29, 2012 05:04 pm
 Posted by  Jennifer3099

Dr. Goodman at Rochester Ortho with Great Expressions Dental Centers did an amazing job on my daughters teeth. Now that my daughters teeth look so good I've now become a patient of Dr. Goodman. She takes the time to explain all procedures and takes the time with her patient. I will forever be thankful to Dr. Goodman for the wonderful job she has done for both me and my daughter.

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