Integrated Behavioral Health Services
To help with common mental health concerns from ages 2- 22, we have two integrated behavioral health therapists, Rachel Haines, LPCC-S at the Mason office and Jennifer Pettit, LPCC-S at the Liberty office.
What Does a Session Look Like and How Long do They Last?
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) sessions will focus on developing and practicing healthy coping skills to manage big feelings - typically lasting 30 minutes weekly or every other week. Treatment is usually short-term, about 4-6 sessions.
For an appointment, please call our scheduling department at 513-336-6700.
Springdale Office Closure
Our Springdale Primary Care office will be temporarily closed starting November 9, 2022. All appointments will be scheduled at Liberty or Mason until further notice.
Now Scheduling Flu Shot Appointments
We are now scheduling for flu shot appointments at our Mason and Liberty practice locations to help keep your child safe during the flu season! Call our office at 513-336-6700 or email Mason_PrimaryCare@cchmc.org to schedule an appointment. Stay tuned for flu clinic dates and times!
Dr. Shareef joins us from West Chester Pediatrics. With 24 years of experience, she graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine in 1995 and completed her residency at Children's Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio in 1998.
As Dr. Shareef joins our practice at the end of October, she will continue to see West Chester Pediatrics patients at the Mason and Liberty Primary Care locations. All current West Chester Pediatrics patient records will be transferred to Cincinnati Children’s Liberty, Mason, and Springdale Primary Care. You can continue to reach us at 513-779-4006 to ask questions and make appointments.
Dr. Krista Allen is one of our new providers and she joins us from Indianapolis, Indiana. With 5 years of experience, Dr. Allen has served on many councils and projects and specializes in adolescent mental and reproductive health.
Dr. Ishmael Opare is a new provider, and he is originally from Larteh Akuapem, Ghana and he is joining us from Brooklyn, New York. With 17 years of experience, Dr. Opare believes in helping you and your children with compassion and care.
Now Offering the COVID-19 Vaccine
Your children age 12 and up can get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the comfort of any of our offices. Contact us for more information and to schedule an appointment.
We’re on your team
Suburban Pediatric Associates has joined Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and is now Cincinnati Children's Liberty Primary Care, Cincinnati Children's Mason Primary Care and Cincinnati Children's Springdale Primary Care.
We are proud to be part of the Cincinnati Children’s family. Cincinnati Children’s is an international leader in child health, ranking among the Top 5 children’s hospitals in the nation, according to US News and World Report’s 2021-22 Best Children’s Hospitals.
While our name has changed, we are still the same practice devoted to providing the best care for our patients. Our team encircles our patient families with the best providers, most current diagnostic strategies and a network of top-notch specialists. Whether you need a routine annual checkup, or more specialized treatment, Cincinnati Children's focuses on getting your children the best possible care.
Going forward our goal is to do more than just maintain the same level or service — we want to do everything we can to meet your family's healthcare needs! We promise to put your children at the center of everything we do and partner with you on your family's journey.
Caring for your children at every stage
As one of the region's largest and most innovative pediatric practices, we commit ourselves to providing excellent, comprehensive healthcare for all children at all stages of development — from birth through adolescence.
With three convenient locations plus weekday, early evening and weekend appointments, our staff is always available for your family's healthcare needs.
When you are part of the Cincinnati Children's family, you benefit from our providers who have extensive specialized expertise in:
- Behavioral health/ADHD
- Complex care for chronic conditions
- Eating disorders
- International adoption
- International travel
- Lactation services
- Nutritional services and weight management
- Sports medicine
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Suburban Pediatric Associates was established 40 years ago and in 2021 it became part of Cincinnati Children's Medical Center. Cincinnati Children's is an award-winning international leader in child health and is recognized nationwide for its clinical care and research.
From the beginning, we have always wanted you and your family to feel at home here. As part of Cincinnati Children's, the same staff continues to provide the most current health information, listening to your concerns and giving your children the highest level of care.
Our team consists of pediatricians, nurse practitioners and office staff who provide superior care. We offer general pediatrics expertise, as well as advanced experience in a variety of specialties.
Rosalynd Brackens, M.D.
Dr. Rosalynd Brackens grew up in the Cincinnati area before attending the University of Cincinnati for her undergraduate degree in Biology. Dr. Brackens then completed postgraduate training at Southern Illinois University and her medical training at the University of Illinois-Rockford.
Dr. Brackens then came back to her hometown and completed her pediatric residency at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. A member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, she joined our team in August 2016. Her special medical interests include preventative care, behavior and mental health, and asthma education.
A proud mother of an active toddler, Dr. Brackens enjoys spending with her husband and son, traveling and watching movies.
Angelique D. Gloster, M.D.
Dr. Angelique D. Gloster, originally from Chicago, has lived in the Cincinnati area since 1994. She has practiced at several federally funded clinics over the years as well as in private practice for the past 10 years. As the mother of three daughters, she knows the importance of quality healthcare, anticipatory guidance and continuity of care.
Dr. Gloster graduated from Spelman College, Morehouse School of Medicine and the Emory University Pediatrics Residency program. She has been in practice since 1992, working in Atlanta and Minnesota before landing in Cincinnati. Watching her patients grow and mature over the years gives Dr. Gloster great pleasure. She also enjoys time spent in Haiti, volunteering as a medical missionary to help their underserved pediatric population.
Dr. Gloster enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling with husband Dr. Paul Waller, reading and music. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and enjoys helping the community through various service projects organized by her sorority chapter.
Kristin L. Kaltenstadler, M.D.
Dr. Kristin Kaltenstadler grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, and attended Valparaiso University in Indiana. She then attended the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, Missouri and then moved to Cincinnati to complete her pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. After residency, she stayed at Cincinnati Children’s for a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine. She joined our team in 2012 after completing the fellowship.
Dr. Kaltenstadler resides in Cincinnati with her husband, Neil and their two sons. When not practicing medicine, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking and reading.
Dr. Kaltenstadler practices general pediatrics and adolescent medicine with a special interest in eating disorders, menstrual disorders and mental health issues.
Amanda S. Lee, M.D.
Dr. Amanda Lee received her bachelor's of science degree in Chemistry from Illinois Wesleyan. During her undergraduate years, she performed research for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. After graduation, she attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine, earning her M.D.
After completing her pediatric residency at the Washington University-St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Lee joined our team in 2009. She is also a member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Aimee Reeder, M.D.
Dr. Aimee Reeder received her B.S. in Biology from th University of Dayton and her M.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
She completed her pediatric residency at the University of Louisville-Kosair Children's Hospital. During her residency, she developed a parenting curriculum that was incorporated into the residency training program.
Dr. Reeder worked for two years as a pediatrician in a Northern Kentucky practice before joining our practice in September 2014. Her special medical interests include adolescent medicine and asthma management.
Jennifer F. Ringel, M.D.
Dr. Ringel grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and now resides in Blue Ash, Ohio. She attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University and performed her residency at Cleveland Clinic. She joined our team in 2001.
Dr. Ringel enjoys spending as much time as possible with her husband and two sons, and is passionate about all types of exercise. She has run several marathons.
Ronna Y. Schneider, M.D.
Dr. Ronna Yosafat Schneider grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and then attended Indiana University and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She remained in Cincinnati after medical school to attend residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She has been with our practice for more than 13 years since completing her residency.
Dr. Schneider resides in Cincinnati with her husband, four children and two dogs. When not practicing pediatric medicine, Ronna enjoys spending time with her children at their various sports, music lessons and activities. She loves to cook, travel and exercise with her husband, Ben.
In her free time, Dr. Schneider volunteers in her Cincinnati community and sits on many local and national boards of various organizations. Dr. Schneider practices mostly general pediatrics, but specializes in children and adolescents with behavior problems, ADD/ADHD and girls with ADD.
Garrett Searcy, M.D.
Dr. Garrett Searcy grew up in Washington, Missouri. He received his B.A. in Biology and Theological Studies from Saint Louis University, where he later received his medical degree. He then moved to Indianapolis to complete his pediatric residency at the Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.
Dr. Searcy joined our team in July 2016. He is especially interested in preventative care, evidence-based medicine and behavioral issues.
When not helping patients, he enjoys baseball, running, traveling and spending time with his wife and son.
Melissa A.T. Wallace, D.O.
Dr. Melissa Wallace was born in Philadelphia, but grew up in northeastern Ohio. She attended Washington & Jefferson College near Pittsburgh, where she met her future husband (“Mr.” Dr. Wallace) and became a Steelers fan. Fortunately, she ended up in Philadelphia again, and completed medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Deciding to move even closer to the East Coast, she and the other Dr. Wallace landed in central Jersey so that she could pursue her pediatric internship at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and finish her pediatric residency at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ.
After giving birth to their first child, the whole family returned to the Midwest and settled in Cincinnati. She joined our practice in 2003. The Drs. Wallace and their three children now reside in Montgomery, where they enjoy biking and walking.
Robert P. Wallace, M.D.
Dr. Wallace grew up in Pennsylvania (go Steelers!) and went to College at Washington and Jefferson College. From there he went on to receive a masters in Physiology from Georgetown University and went to medical school at MCP-Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. His pediatric training took place in New Jersey at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He joined our team in 2002.
Currently, Dr. Wallace lives in Montgomery with his wife (Dr. Melissa Wallace) and their three children. He spends his spare time mostly with his family, and swimming, biking, car tinkering and fixing things around the house are the “current” activities that he and his children enjoy.
Karen H. Agnew, M.D.
Dr. Agnew grew up in Dayton, Ohio. She obtained her bachelor’s and medical degrees from Case Western Reserve University and completed her residency at Dayton Children’s Hospital. She joined our practice in 2013.
Dr. Agnew enjoys general pediatrics, with a professional interest in wellness and preventive medicine. Her personal interests include reading, running, hiking and spending time with her family and friends.