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Mercyhealth Physician Referral


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What physicians need to know about Mercyhealth’s pediatric specialists

Our experienced team of pediatric and perinatal specialists treat pediatric patients in an array of specialties including:

We also offer specialized care in Obstetrics; Pediatric Allergies; Pediatric Anesthesiology; Pediatric Child Abuse; Pediatric Developmental Therapy; Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Care (Otolaryngology); Pediatric Hematology; Pediatric Occupational Therapy; Pediatric Ophthalmology; Pediatric Pulmonology; Pediatric Radiology; Pediatric Sleep Medicine; Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology; Pediatric Sports Medicine; and Perinatology.

Our team provides internationally-recognized tertiary level care in our state-of-the-art hospital in Rockford, Illinois. Our pediatric specialists are here to treat simple to complex cases with quick access to care. Most providers currently have available appointments within 1-2 weeks at this time.

Mercyhealth’s Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside is conveniently located right off of I-90 with ample free parking. Patients who require an overnight stay will be in our inpatient suites where their pediatric specialists and board certified pediatricians will round on them. Our Rooftop Healing Garden provides color and natural beauty to help with the healing process.

To see pictures and learn more about our state-of-the-art facility, please view our Women’s and Children’s booklet.

Click here for a list of accepted insurance carriers.

For additional information, please contact Christy Kessen at (815) 971-7667.

Patient testimonials

Please click on the photos to hear the pediatric specialties testimonials.

The Rediger Family
Pediatric Gastroenterology
The Emanecker Family
Pediatric Endocrinology
Nicole Bruce
Pediatric Cardiology
The McLellan Family
Pediatric Surgery

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Pediatric Urology

Patrick McKenna, MD, FACS, FAAP
Information about referring patients

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and Pediatric Sports Medicine

Elizabeth Pickvance, MD
Information about referring patients

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Jennifer Anderson, MD

Maria Fuertes, MD
Maria Fuertes, MD

Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology

Ronald Foran
Ronald Foran, MD, FRCP(c), FACC

Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Care (Otolaryngology)

Fazlur Zahurullah, MD, MBA, FACS, FAOA

Pediatric Endocrinology

Francisco Carrion
Francisco Carrión, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Glendon Burress
Glendon Burress, MD

David Deutsch, MD

Fateema Turay Rose, MD

Digestive System specialist
Eugene Vortia, MD

Pediatric Genetics

Lea Kristin Parsley, MD, FAAP, FACMG

Valentina Dalili-Shoaie, MD


Pediatric Neurosurgery

Muhammad Janjua, MD

Artur Szymczak, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Benjamin Mathew
Benjamin Mathew, MD, FRCS(c)


Pediatric Pulmonology

David Shoberg
David Shoberg, MD

Pediatric Radiology

Benjamin David LeMoine, MD

Pediatric Sleep Medicine

Mohsin Khan MD
Mohsin Khan, MD

Pediatric Surgery

Ai-Xuan Le Holterman, MD

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