Best Pediatricians Atlanta

Atlanta Parent readers nominated their favorite pediatricians and pediatric specialists in Atlanta.

Here are more in-depth profiles on highlighted pediatricians from our June issue.

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Featured Pediatricians

CentreSpringMD

Dr. Tasneem Bhatia (Dr. Taz) uses an integrative approach to find a patient’s center –their core –empowering them to spring forth into health. CentreSpringMD’s team includes 9 board-certified providers, including Dr. Jennifer Franklin, a board-certified pediatrician, who will work to find you and your family the missing answers to your health.

Gwinnett Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Gwinnett Pediatrics includes 19 board-certified pediatricians at four locations in the oldest established practice in Gwinnett County. Each pediatrician provides traditional, conservative health care in agreement with recommendations and guidelines offered by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

InTown Pediatrics

Intown Pediatrics is a neighborhood practice offering convenient appointment times and after-hours advice to concerned parents. They are committed to foster healthy growth and development for all children.

Kennesaw Pediatrics

The entire team of staff and physicians provides exceptional pediatric care from the day your child is born until they enter college. Each pediatrician has a wide range of knowledge in everything from sports physicals to asthma care.

One Family Pediatrics

Dr. Lavania and her staff are dedicated to providing accessible, individualized healthcare to children and adolescents and empowering parents with knowledge about their child’s well-being.

Featured Pediatric Specialists

Chacko Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center

Dr. Chacko helps make allergy symptoms a thing of the past! His practice handles all areas of pediatric allergy with a specialized focus in food allergy and food desensitization for children 9 months and older.

PENTA: Pediatric ENT of Atlanta

One of the leading pediatric ear, nose, and throat providers in the nation, PENTA has cared for thousands of children with common to complex ear, nose, and throat conditions. Nine convenient locations include four Rapid ENT Care Centers and four Hearing Centers of Excellence.

PEDIATRICIANS

Axelrod, Maria, MD
Kennesaw Pediatrics, Kennesaw
“Dr. Axelrod takes the time to show my daughter the ‘cool’ tools, talking with her, and gaining her trust.” Alyse C.

Bataille, Fredly, MD
Intown Pediatrics, Atlanta
“Dr. Bataille is so caring and wonderful with kids. Much of the check-in process is electronic. They have handled COVID well and allow you to wait in the car before your appointment.” -Laura R.

Benaroch, Roy, MD
Pediatric Physicians PC, Roswell and Alpharetta

Bergman, David, MD
The Pediatric Place, Johns Creek

Bhatia, Taz, MD
CentreSpringMD, Atlanta and Johns Creek
“Dr. Taz did an awesome job explaining everything and coming up with an extensive plan based on my family’s health needs.” -Nicole H.

Bien, Elizabeth R., MD
Pediatric Physicians PC, Roswell and Alpharetta

Biggs, Jennie, MD
Pediatric Physicians PC, Roswell and Alpharetta

Billingsly, Tiffini, MD
Premier Pediatric Associates, Atlanta

Blackwell-Ford, Brandy, MD
Wellstar East Cobb Pediatrics, Marietta

Bramwell, Anna, MD
Piedmont Pediatrics, Atlanta

Brown, Ashley, MD
Briarcliff Pediatrics, Atlanta

Brown, Jina, MD
Pediatric Physicians PC, Roswell and Alpharetta

Brugner, Briana, MD
Kennesaw Pediatrics, Kennesaw
“Dr. Brugner is a fabulous pediatrician!” -Alexa D.

Cabrera, Greg, MD
North Point Pediatrics, Alpharetta

Campbell, Jennifer, MD
North Point Pediatrics, Alpharetta

Chheda, Shefali, MD
Harmony Pediatrics, Alpharetta

Chin, Nicola, MD
Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta

Clark, Gerald H., MD
North Fulton Pediatrics, Roswell

Cline-Egri, Zachary, MD
Pediatric Physicians PC, Roswell and Alpharetta

Darby, Scott, MD
Gwinnett Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Hamilton Mill and Sugar Hill
“Dr. Darby is so devoted to his patients. He takes time to listen and is thorough and detailed. I highly recommend Dr. Darby.” –Selma M.

Doelling, Nancy, MD
Chastain Pediatrics Concierge Service, Atlanta

Ellis, Annisha, MD
Wellstar Pediatric and Adolescent Center, Austell

Faroqui, Mahnaz, MD
Gwinnett Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Duluth
“I am the mom of a special needs child with Down Syndrome; she is so patient and great with her.”  –Shelby H.

Fedack, Maryann, MD
Pediatric Physicians, Alpharetta

Franklin, Jennifer, MD
CentreSpringMD, Atlanta and Johns Creek
“Integrative medicine along with speech therapy for my son, who has allergies and apraxia of speech, turned our lives around.” -Tori P.

Gillman, Rachel, DO
Gwinnett Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Lawrenceville and Hamilton Mill
“We love Dr. Rachel! She took time to get to know my daughter before beginning the exam.” -Liz W.

Greenwald, Jodi M., MD
North Fulton Pediatrics, Roswell

Hall, Angela M., MD
Pearl Pediatrics, Powder Springs

Harley, Ronnika, MD
Wellstar Pediatric and Adolescent Center, Austell

Hassel McNeil, Stephanie, MD
Our Village Pediatrics, Canton

Heaven, Jordana, MD
Woodstock Pediatric Medicine, Woodstock

Herd, Hal, MD
Gwinnett Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Sugar Hill
“Dr. Herd is friendly and outgoing; he stays open late on Thursday nights.” -Elizabeth H.

Hill, Andrea, MD
Monroe Pediatrics, Monroe

Hines, Sivanthini, MD
Wellstar Pediatric and Adolescent Center, Smyrna

Jackson, Joanne, MD
Gwinnett Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Hamilton Mill
“Dr. Jackson is so patient and reassuring to us! She is a great support to our family.” -Ciara M.

Jackson, Vanna, MD
Sandy Springs Pediatrics, Sandy Springs

Jacobsen, Sara, MD
Gwinnett Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Lawrenceville and Hamilton Mill
“Dr. Sara is friendly and patient and relatable; my girls love her! As a parent, she’s not excitable and has a reassuring calmness about her.” -Amarie W.

Johnson, Wes, MD
Gwinnett Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Lawrenceville and Hamilton Mill
“His bedside manner puts children at ease. He exhibits a professionalism but still is very personal with his little patients.  Kids LOVE him.” –Angie L.

Johnson, Yolanda, MD
Gwinnett Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Hamilton Mill and Sugar Hill
“Dr. Johnson is a wonderful doctor and person. She takes time to listen and explain her findings. You never feel rushed.” -Joanna M.

Kazi, Megan, MD
Gwinnett Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Lawrenceville
“Dr. Kazi is so wonderful, my teenager loves her. She is thorough and we never feel rushed.” –Maya Z.

Kelly, Michelle, MD
Pediatric Physicians PC, Roswell and Alpharetta

Kim, Bob, MD
Stepping Stone Pediatrics, Kennesaw

King, David M., MD
Children’s Medical Group, Atlanta

Koenig, Allison, MD
Piedmont Pediatrics, Atlanta

Kubagawa, Homare, MD
Gwinnett Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Lawrenceville
“Dr. Kubagawa is so personable and really relates to my son. He feels safe and comfortable during visits.”–Jennifer H.

Lavania, Hiral, MD
One Family Pediatrics, Cumming
“Dr. Lavania and her staff are the best! She makes our kids feel safe and secure by talking directly to them.” -Kemia B.

Long, Mark A., MD
Kennesaw Pediatrics, Kennesaw
“We’ve been seeing Dr. Long from the beginning and enjoy Kennesaw Pediatrics” Julie N.

Makar, Stacey, MD
Zaman Pediatrics, Snellville

Mauer, Catherine T., MD
Henry Pediatrics, LLC, Stockbridge

McKinnon, Elizabeth A., MD
Preston Ridge Pediatrics, Alpharetta

Megahed, Mona, MD
East Cobb Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Marietta and Kennesaw
Harmony Pediatrics, Alpharetta

Molock, Suzanne, MD
Gwinnett Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Hamilton Mill
“Dr. Molock truly takes time to talk to the patients, no matter their age. She has come through countless times with excellent referrals and suggestions. Office hours are always convenient.” -Brittany G.

Muller-Dale, Stephanie, MD
North Point Pediatrics, Alpharetta

Overcash, Jill, MD
All About Kids Pediatrics, Lawrenceville

Pitts, John, MD
Kennesaw Pediatrics, Kennesaw
“Dr. Pitts takes his time and does things to make my kids smile and make them more comfortable.” -Samantha C.

Pollack, Deborah, MD
Dekalb Pediatric Center, Decatur

Price, LaKimberly, MD
Intown Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine PC, Atlanta
“Dr. Price is very kind and always warm; she is very knowledgeable.”  -Maribel M.

Quisling, Yvette, MD
Gwinnett Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Sugar Hill
“Dr. Quisling goes above and beyond to make sure that my kids receive the care that they need every time we visit her office.” -Lisa T.

Ransom, Lindsey, MD
West Atlanta Pediatrics, Lithia Springs and Dallas

Reisman, A. Gerald, MD
Dunwoody Pediatrics, Dunwoody and Alpharetta

Robbins, Regina, MD
Wellstar KenMar Pediatrics, Kennesaw

Roberts, Lisa, MD
Gwinnett Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Duluth
“Doctor Roberts has taken care of my 3 kids for over 10 years, and we all adore and trust her. She is willing to explain, answer questions, offer options, and always leaves my kiddos smiling.” -Traci W.

Saade, Daniel, MD
Wellstar West Cobb Medical Center, Marietta

Sellers-Scott, Adrene M., MD
Kaiser Permanente Southwood Medical Center, Jonesboro

Sells, Deneta H., MD
Intown Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine PC, Atlanta
“She is caring, family oriented, and very professional.” -Sandria R.

Shu, Jennifer, MD
Children’s Medical Group, PC, Decatur

Smart, Jennifer D., MD
Children’s Medicine PC, Suwanee

Smiley, Susan, MD
Gwinnett Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Sugar Hill
“Dr Smiley is so thorough, so proactive, kind, always happy and puts us all at ease. She listens to every question and concern, never rushes you or makes you feel like you are taking too much of her time.” -Cindy S.

Spandorfer, Philip, MD
North Atlanta Pediatric Associates, Atlanta

Stebbins, Stanton, MD
Pediatric Physicians PC, Roswell and Alpharetta

Stephansson, Reanne, MD
Pediatric Physicians PC, Roswell and Alpharetta

Stickney, George, MD
Gwinnett Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Lawrenceville
“Dr. Stickney always has a smile and is so patient with the kiddos. I am one of those moms with lots of questions and he never makes me feel like I’m losing my mind.” –Kialyn L.

Stolle, Ashley, MD
Gwinnett Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Duluth
“Dr. Stolle is kind, thoughtful, caring and takes time to listen to her patients. She makes an effort to understand the situation and make an informed diagnoses or referral.” -Amynah R.

Strauss, Peter, MD
Kennesaw Pediatrics, Kennesaw
“I love the hours that they offer on the weekends and that you can always get an appointment the day they you need it for a sick visit.” -Hope P.

Thomas, Jason, MD
Family Health Centers of Georgia, Atlanta

Thrower, Karen S., MD
East Cobb Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Marietta and Kennesaw

Vathada, Murali, MD
Kennesaw Pediatrics, Kennesaw
“I bring my granddaughter to see Dr. Vathada and he is so personal with her. The office is very kid-friendly and the office is open 7 days a week!” -Marie T.

Virgil, Teddi, MD
Kennesaw Pediatrics, Kennesaw
“Wonderful practice! From my first visit for my newborn, everyone was attentive, professional, friendly, and timely.” -Jacque F.

Washington, Keyana, MD
Gwinnett Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Hamilton Mill
“Dr. Washington is top notch, she is very attentive to my child’s needs, always has a smile and is very personable. Love all the GPAM doctors.” -Shelby H.

West, Kelly, MD
North Atlanta Pediatric Associates, Atlanta

Wilburn, Kelly, MD
Dunwoody Pediatrics, Dunwoody and Alpharetta

Williams, Wanda, MD
Kids First Pediatric Group, Stockbridge

Winn, Brian, MD
Peachtree Park Pediatrics, Atlanta

Winters-Smith, Lisa, MD
Kennesaw Pediatrics, Kennesaw
“Dr. Winter-Smith advocates for her patients and their families. She takes care of my son who has autism; she takes care and time and works around his needs.” -Renee H.

Yount, Sarah, MD
Kennesaw Pediatrics, Kennesaw
“The whole practice is extremely caring. From walking in the door until you leave, it’s always great dependable  Service. I can’t imagine ever going to another practice.” Dana T.

Young, Earl, MD
West Atlanta Pediatrics, Lithia Springs and Dallas

Zager, Sheri, MD
Pediatric Associates of North Atlanta PC, Peachtree Corners

PEDIATRIC SPECIALISTS

Aaron, Geoffrey, MD
PENTA: Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat of Atlanta, nine metro Atlanta locations
“Dr. Aaron and his staff were very thorough! We were happy with our experience there and would suggest this practice to our friends.” -Eleanor P.

Bakthavachalam, Sivi, MD
PENTA: Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat of Atlanta, nine metro Atlanta locations
“My son has been seeing Dr. Baktha for 6 years and had two ear tube surgeries and tonsil surgery. He is a compassionate and skilled surgeon.” -Nalini K.

Bauer, Erik, MD
PENTA: Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat of Atlanta, nine metro Atlanta locations
“We love Dr.Bauer!” -Jessie J.

Berenson, Frank, MD
Panda Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists, Atlanta

Berg, Eric, MD
PENTA: Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat of Atlanta, nine metro Atlanta locations
“Awesome doctor! Very patient and my daughter likes him!” -Joyce S.

Berland, Jerry E., MD
Thomas Eye Group, seven metro Atlanta locations

Byars, Thomas, MD
Pediatric Orthopedic Associates, 11 metro Atlanta locations

Chacko, Thomas, MD
Chacko Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center, six metro Atlanta locations

Guillot, Lori, MD
PENTA: Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat of Atlanta, nine metro Atlanta locations
“I have taken my children to several ENT doctors for ear and sinus problems and never got anywhere. Dr. Guillot took the time to listen and addressed each of my concerns. I have never met a more compassionate and capable physician.” -Mansi Z.

Harmon, Paula, MD
PENTA: Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat of Atlanta, nine metro Atlanta locations
Dr. Harmon and her staff are excellent. I am a medical provider and am very picky about the providers I see. She is friendly, caring, and informative. -Leah P.

Hurwitz, Eugene, MD
Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia, 10 metro Atlanta locations

Ingley, Avani P., MD
Northwest ENT and Allergy Center, five metro Atlanta locations

Mehta, Tejas R., MD
Atlanta Gastroenterology Pediatric and Adolescent Division, four metro Atlanta locations

Parikh, Shatul L., MD
Northwest ENT and Allergy Center, five metro Atlanta locations

Phoenix, Vidya P., MD
Thomas Eye Group, seven metro Atlanta locations

Shakir, Asiya, MD
Atlanta Gastroenterology Pediatric and Adolescent Division, four metro Atlanta locations

Sheerin, Kathleen A., MD
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma, Lawrenceville and Sandy Springs

Sherrod, Olga, MD
GI Care for Kids, four metro Atlanta locations

Thomsen, James, MD
PENTA: Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat of Atlanta, nine metro Atlanta locations
“Dr. Thomsen has seen my kids over and over and he has been great every step of the way.” -Shelly W.

Tritt, Ramie, MD
Atlanta ENT Sinus & Allergy Associates, PC, Atlanta

Videlefsky, Neill, MD
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Sibley Heart Center, Alpharetta

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