2014 Family Favorite Doctors

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Annapolis Pediatrics
Annapolis, Crofton, Kent Island, Waugh Chapel

Monta Conrad, MD

  • He is very gentle when it comes to our underweight 2-month-old son. He is very informative, and actually listens to what my wife and I have to say. We never feel rushed.

Katherine Edwards, MD

  • She is smart, reassuring and spends time with her patients and their families.

Sefanit Fassil, MD

  • Dr. Fassil is a great doctor. She is very good with my kids.

Piyumi Foneska, MD

  • Dr. Fonseka is a very gentle and caring doctor who helps our girls feel at ease at their well visits. She takes the time to talk with us about our concerns for our children and she is proactive about referring us to the best services for our specific needs. We have enjoyed working with her to oversee our children's well-being and we appreciate her love and care of children.

Dwight Fortier, MD

  • Dr. Fortier has been both my son's and daughter's pediatrician since they were born 18 and 15 years ago respectively. He has formed an extremely trusting relationship with my son, and also appropriately professional, yet easy going one with my daughter. He has always made himself available for questions, or visits, and not only returns calls promptly, but also provides his cell number to be reached on weekends when he understands an issue is of importance to us. I do not look forward to the day when my children out grow his services, or he retires. He is valued greatly and will be missed someday.

Erik Haskins, MD

  • He is extremely personable and genuinely cares about my kids. He always answers all of my questions and sometimes uses personal experience to relate to my situations. My son was in the NICU after birth and when we had our first appointment after my son was well again, he treated him just like any other normal baby. He really impressed me with his positive attitude and gentle demeanor. I cannot say enough great things about him!

Nicole Haughtling, CPNP

  • She is informative, knowledgeable, patient, always available, very caring and we never feel rushed. She's very upbeat and energetic in a positive way.

Valory Hill, MD

  • She's very pleasant to talk to and actually listens and responds to any questions that you may have. My son has loved her since he was a baby!

Dana Kim, MD

  • She goes above and beyond in her care for our two children.

Mark Lester, MD

  • He is very patient with us and our son, and he always provides his undivided attention whenever we visit.

Samuel Libber, MD

  • He works with children with juvenile diabetes, and he shows so much patience with the children and takes the time to listen to parent concerns and answer questions. He even went the extra mile to help find additional resources to help my daughter who is also on the autism spectrum.

John McGrath, MD

  • Dr. McGrath has been taking care of our two boys for 6 years. He cares, he listens and he really takes his time with us. We don't feel like "just another patient," and we know we can trust him with providing our children with the best care possible. We love the Kent Island office of Annapolis Pediatrics and most importantly, so do our boys. They actually get excited to go to the doctor.

Kristen Medina, CPNP

  • Kristen takes the time to listen to the parents and treats every child like they are special. We spent almost 4 months with a fussy baby until she took the time and dug deeper to find a milk allergy that didn't have the bigger signs.

Erin Merli, CPNP

  • Erin is one of the sweetest NPs. She takes extra time to explain the complete diagnosis and home care. She takes extra time to call the next day to make sure things are going well.

Charles Parmele, MD

  • Dr. Parmele is an intelligent and charismatic pediatrician. His approach with children is spectacular. He answers questions and addresses our concerns with realistic information. He helps take the stress off of parenting (as much as possible) and puts the focus on raising healthy and happy children.

Kay Passagno, CPNP

  • You can't ask for a more caring and considerate person. You can tell she absolutely loves children, the parents and her job. She listens and takes time to talk to you about your child and address your questions and concerns. She is a remarkable person and provider.

Gwynn Reece, CPNP

  • She gets to know her patients and takes the time to answer questions. I never feel rushed.

James Rice, MD

  • Dr. Rice treats not only my two sons but my five nieces and nephews and takes time to ask how they are doing by name. He also goes that extra mile to follow up with the kids. I love that even if I am not the only parent of his patients, I feel that way when I talk to him. He really takes time to listen and cares.

Michelle Schall, CPNP

  • She goes the extra mile to check up on my kids and is always fully attentive to them at every appointment. Dr. Michelle treats them as her own. We never feel rushed or that her thoughts are elsewhere.

Margaret Turner, MD

  • Dr. Turner always makes herself available and develops a personal relationship with her patients and their parents.

Anita Wiessman, CPNP

  • She has so much warmth and care for her patients. One that also listens patiently and always follows up.


Arundel Pediatrics
Arnold, Linthicum

Rebecca Vickers, MD, FAAP

  • Not only is she amazingly energetic and so wonderful with the kids, she never makes you feel rushed in her office. I always feel like my kids are her first priority when she is with them. She will not stop until all options are exhausted for your child's health and well being! We LOVE her!

Megan Wellard, CRNP

  • They are the most knowledgeable and caring people you will ever meet. Every doctor and nurse makes you feel like family. My two children love going to the doctor's office because everyone there is amazing.


Bayshore Pediatrics
Prince Frederick

Meghan Chiu, MD

  • Knowledgeable, listens.


Bayside Pediatrics

Meagan Chaney, MD, FAAP

  • She is very knowledgeable and understanding.

Beth Connelly, MSN, CRNP

Diego Escobosa, MD, FAAP

  • He makes the visit fun and always makes my children laugh.

Jeffrey Nold, DO, FAAP

  • Dr. Nold is the most caring, gentle, funny, knowledgeable pediatrician I have ever met. He truly loves children.

Olga Pomerleau, MD, FAAP

  • Attentive, on time, great manners.


Belliacres Pediatrics

Donald Schneider, MD

  • Personal and friendly atmosphere, knowledgeable doctors and caring staff.


Chesapeake Pediatrics

Corinne Coyner, MD

  • We love Dr. Coyner. She takes her time to listen and understand patients' needs.

Ettaly Jobes, MD

  • Great doctor.


Chestertown Pediatrics

Freddy Araujo, MD, FAAP

  • Dr. Freddy manages both my daughters' care. One is special needs. He always provides the utmost care and does what is right for his patient. He listens to the parents and cares about every single one of his patients as if they were his own child. He is an amazing doctor and a great person. He has managed my special needs child through life threatening illnesses and been by my side through it all. As a nurse and parent I am honored to know him.


Brian Corden, MD

  • An incredibly kind and caring physician. A big plus is his staff, who are wonderful.


Dundalk Pediatric Associates

Heather Wade, MD

  • Our girls have been seeing Dr. Wade for over 6 years now an we love her! She is very informative and helps the girls understand the importance of good health! She was and is very caring and understanding regarding our oldest daughter's ADHD. She was very helpful with finding her diagnosis and in the care our daughter is receiving following being diagnosed. Both of our girls love Dr. Wade and we love the care they are receiving from her and all the staff at Dundalk Pediatrics!


East West Pediatrics
Glen Burnie

Naomi Shaikh, MD

  • Dr. Shaikh is extremely knowledgeable, caring and attentive. She is available 24/7 for emergency phone consultations and has always been able to see my sick child that same day. Her bedside manor is fantastic; she is able to reassure anxious new parents.


Gvozden Pediatrics

Andre Gvozden, MD
Dr. G has been my son's pediatrician since he was born. He is caring, kind, and really advocates for his patients and families and their needs.


Maryland Pediatric Group

Kenneth Schuberth, MD

  • He is so focused on examining the child and so good at doing it without them knowing it. At the same time he is listening and responding to all the parent's concerns.


The Pediatric Group

Craytonia Davis, MD

  • Dr. Davis has been seeing my children for over 10 years. My daughter loves him so much that she continues to see him, even though she is now 20. He also understands my teenage son, who has ADHD. I expect my son will also see Dr. Davis until he turns 21.

Frank O'Croinin, MD

  • His is a very kind doctor with a gentle spirit that keeps children calm. HIs storytelling and jokes are wonderful.


Pediatric Place

Cynthia Schaeffer, MD

  • Dr. Schaeffer cares about her patients from the first time that they come into her practice. Always available to answer questions.


Shahab A Malik & Associates LLC
Glen Burnie

Shahab Malik, MD

  • Dr. Malik is very knowledgeable, personable and caring. We are always able to get an appointment. He is very thorough in his approach.


South River Pediatrics

Jill Tierney, MD


SP Docs
Severna Park

Jacalyn Ginsburg, DO

  • Very personable, taking the time to talk to the kids directly and get to know them. Always makes time to see the kids the day of our call if they are sick. Helped with great, non-invasive solutions to difficult medical issues.

Faith Hackett, MD

  • Dr. Hackett is the best pediatrician in Maryland...period. Professional, knowledgeable and loved by all for her expertise and 1st class practice.

Jeffrey Schmidlein, MD

  • Dr. Schmidlein had gone above and beyond for my family and me. He always has a smile on his face and tells you what you need to hear.


Glen Burnie

Samir Bhasin, DO

  • Dr. Bhasin really cares about her patients. She always follows up and even stops by the hospital to check on your child when they're hospitalized. She is not only a special doctor, she is a very special and kind human being.

Sushma Bhasin, MD

  • He is always thinking of ways to help my kids feel better. Even after our doctor's visit, he will call with new suggestions and to follow up.

Lisa Fronc, MD
Best ER doctor in Anne Arundel County. She is so smart but in a way that helps families learn more not feel dumb. My kids love her.

Esther Liu, MD

  • She always takes the time to make sure that my child's needs are taken care of, and my questions are answered. She never leaves the room without really asking if there is anything else we need.


Youn & Mannan
Glen Burnie

Young Youn, MD

  • He can look at a child and know what is wrong. He has a way with children.


Arif Mannan, MD
Glen Burnie

  • We have had Dr. Mannan as our pediatrician since 2001, and when our youngest son exhibited signs of special needs we were given direction for extra assistance to assist our family. We have always had friendly and courteous visits with children. He has always been supportive and exceptional with treating our children, nephews, nieces, and now granddaughters. We would highly recommend this office.


Alice Tanner, MD
Glen Burnie

  • We have been seeing Dr. Tanner for 15 years and my daughter & I don't ever want to leave her. Dr. Tanner and her staff are excellent!!!
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