Elise Seibt, one of our long time nurses, has obtained training in lactation.  She is available at the Crestview Hills office Down Under location on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.  Please call 341-5400 for an appointment.

Breastfeeding can be challenging for both the mom and the baby.  We want to support you any way we can!  Elise can help with a number of problems such as:

  • Latch issues

  • Under or over-supply

  • Slow infant weight gain/weight loss

  • Nipple confusion

  • Pumping

  • Going back to work

  • Weaning

​For more breastfeeding information including websites and videos and community resources, see our Lactation Section of our Links and Resources page.

Travel Medicine
We want to help ensure all of your travels are safe and fun. Staying healthy during your trip and upon your return can help. We now offer travel medicine visits and some travel vaccines in the office such as Typhoid and Rabies. We like to have as much notice before travel as possible in case your child needs a series. Call our office to schedule an appointment.  We will work with you based on your itinerary to determine what vaccines are needed.  We will also provide other helpful tips about safety while traveling to your particular destination.

For additional information and resources check out the Travel Health section of our Links & Resources tab.

You can now get lab and x-ray results through MyChart at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and St Elizabeth Medical Center or through our patient portal. Please be aware that in some cases with MyChart you may get results before your provider and that some results may be abnormal but not clinically relevant or worrisome. For urgent results or questions please call the provider who ordered the test. Our patient portal allows you to view results of tests done in the office or tests that we ordered, but only after we have reviewed them ourselves.

We accept most insurance carriers. Please have your card with you at EACH VISIT. If we file your claim, we ask you to pay your copay at the time of the visit. Due to insurance requirements, co-payments are due at check-in with your appointment. If you have a high deductible insurance plan, we ask you to pay at least $70 toward your deductible at the time of the visit instead of the full amount of the visit until your deductible is met. We will then bill you for the balance after insurance responds.

Please make sure that you have your infant’s insurance card by the 2 month visit. If this is not possible, please call the office BEFORE the visit. It is your responsibility to make sure we are participating with your Insurance plan. Due to the many different plans within Insurance Companies please call your Insurance Company to make sure we are participating in your individual plan. If we are not a participating provider for your insurance, if you are not insured, or we do not file with your insurance company, you may be responsible for the entire charge at the time of service.

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Behavioral Health
We are pleased to offer behavioral health services for our patients.  This includes testing and counseling as well as medication management for common problems such as ADHD, depression, and anxiety. We are happy to offer this service right here, making these appointments more convenient for you and more comfortable for your child.

Abby Schaber is a counselor in our Crestview Hills office on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  The past few years she worked in the Campbell County Schools as well as in private practice.  If you believe your child could benefit from an appointment with her please schedule an appointment or speak with one of our doctors.  They will determine if it is best to see Abby or if someone else would serve you better. 

Abby is a licensed professional clinical counselor who has been working in the mental health field for over six years. She has extensive experience working with all age ranges; however, her favorite people to work with are adolescents and teens! Abby is most passionate about working with kiddos who struggle with anxiety, depression, personal relationships, self-esteem, and trauma.  She has experience working in outpatient treatment programs, foster care, and within the public schools.  Abigail is skilled in providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness interventions, Trauma Focused Therapy, Reality Therapy and Group Therapy. 
Abby is originally from Louisville (GO CARDS!), but moved to the northern KY area after completing her Master’s degree in 2013.  She lives in Kenton County with her husband and three children.  Abby loves spending time with her family, adventuring outdoors, and baking sweet treats!

Lauren Bryan ARNP will begin seeing patients in our office as a psychiatric nurse practitioner.  She is able to do counseling and prescribe medications for ADHD, anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions. She has been working for a community non-profit in Cincinnati and is bringing that experience to our office. 

Lauren was born and raised in Northern Kentucky.  She completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Xavier University in 2015.  She then worked in the Trauma ICU for 4 years.  She completed her Masters degree in nursing and started her first year practicing in mental health and psychiatry in Cincinnati.  She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as well as the Kentucky Board of Nursing. Her medical interests include adolescent anxiety and depression. 

Malinda Paul, LPCC-S, RN, joined our staff as a nurse and as a counselor.  Malinda has been in private practice counseling in Cincinnati for many years. Malinda’s main focus is providing holistic counseling with her 18 years in the mental health field, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Master of Arts in Counseling. Her focus is on the best strategy to treat psychological/emotional stress and how the physical body is responding. Malinda uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, and well as techniques from Play, Art, and Solution focused Therapies.  Together we will make a plan to manage psychological/emotional stress as well as physical stressors; setting a path for wellness in your child’s life.
She treats children, adolescents, and young adults individually, as well as providing therapy for families.  She also assist parents with education and management of behavioral/developmental issues.  Her areas of treatment include, but are not limited to, childhood behavioral disorders, ADHD, anxiety, depressive and mood disorders, eating disorders, self-harm/suicidal issues, and familial connection and communication issues.
Malinda is originally from Southwestern VA, and grew up on a dairy farm.  She moved to the Greater Cincinnati area in 2002, and currently lives in Mt. Washington, Cincinnati, OH with her husband and son.  She loves spending time outdoors, yoga, and cooking. 

Melissa Haag-Costin, LPCC-S joined us in May 2020.  Melissa was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Youth Development from Kent State University.  Melissa then attended Xavier University and obtained her Masters in Counseling. 
Melissa is licensed in the State of Kentucky as a Professional Clinical Counselor with a Supervisor Designation. She is also licensed by Kentucky as a Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Melissa has worked extensively with individuals and families that struggle with substance use, depression, anxiety, trauma and stress management. 
Melissa lives in the Northern Kentucky area with her husband and three children. She enjoys staying active and spending time with friends and family.


Please welcome Megan Martin!

Megan graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and from Northern Kentucky University in 2014 with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Megan is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor/Supervisor in the states of Ohio and Kentucky, as well as credentialed in Early Childhood Mental Health. Megan has experience ranging from working with children and families to adolescents and adults in a variety of different areas, including school-based and outpatient mental health services, addictions and recovery, the diagnosis and treatment of severe mental illnesses, and the provision of individual and group therapy. She will be seeing patients 8 and under on Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays.

Megan provides additional therapy services for a nonprofit agency in greater Cincinnati. Megan specializes in and enjoys working with the early childhood population (ages 8 and under) to help shape and nurture the emotional and social development of our young children. Megan has 3 young children of her own, loves to volunteer with a local animal rescue, and is working on her green thumb.

To keep your children healthy, it is important to bring them in for regular checkups. We see patients from birth to age 21 years. The list below is our recommended schedule for well child visits. Information about immunizations given during well visits can be found under the Immunizations Page.  You can also access helpful tips for your newborn in our Newborn Baby Book.  Check out the CDC's resources on development from birth to age 5 on their website or click below 
CDCs Milestone tracker app

Schedule of Visits:

In addition to immunizations, we follow AAP recommended screening testing of vision, hearing, cholesterol, lead, and anemia. We also will fill out paperwork such as school forms, medication forms, and sports physical forms at the well visits. There is no need for a separate “sports physical” appointment.

Transitioning to an Adult Physician

Many of our high school age patients wonder how long they should see a pediatrician. We offer to take care of our patients through college. In some cases, our patients will transition earlier, and some later. Please see the attached documents for more information. The surveys are tools to stimulate conversation about how to make sure your child is knowledgeable about their health care prior to graduation. We also have care coordinators that can help with the transition process. You can also take an online quiz on readiness to transition to an adult provider here.

Office Hours

Monday through Friday:  8 AM to 5 PM All locations, ill and well visits.
Saturdays 8 AM to noon - Crestview Hills Upstairs, ill and well visits.
We are closed on the following holidays:  New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

After Hours

After 5pm we will remain open to see same day ill visits based on demand. There is an additional charge for keeping the office open after hours. This charge is billed to insurance if you have provided us with this information. There may be a portion of this charge that is passed on to you.

The doctors take emergency calls out of the office after hours. Call the main office number (859-341-5400) or our after hours number (513-820-2312), and our answering service will page a doctor to call you back. If you do not receive a call back within 30 minutes, please call again in case of a clerical error in paging the doctor.

Please save routine questions (mild illness, appointments, prescription refills) for the morning. We encourage you to refer to our website first, when practical, before calling the doctor. 

If you think your child might need after-hours care, we request that you call us FIRST so we can help to coordinate that care through the appropriate facility.

If you call in for medical advice, please be sure to have ready:

  • pen and paper
  • your child’s age and weight
  • child’s temperature, if you suspect, and
  • your pharmacy’s phone number

Same Day Availability
We make every effort to schedule appointments for ill children on the day that you call us. So that you will not have an excessive wait to see the doctor, all visits are by appointment.  If you have a medical emergency during office hours, we will do our best to see your child immediately or refer you to the appropriate facility.

Two or more children 
If you would like us to see and examine more than one child, please schedule both of them when you make your appointment. Without an appointment, we may not be able to see a sick sibling right away, and you may be asked to wait while the provider sees a scheduled patient who may be waiting.

Missed and Late Appointments
If you fail to show up for your appointment, a missed appointment charge may be applied to your account. In the event that you are late for your appointment, please call us and understand we may have to reschedule. This is done to reduce waiting time for others.

"Walk in" Patients
Walk-in patients may be assessed a walk in fee, and will be fit into the existing schedule if possible, or they will be asked to return later when the schedule allows.

Telemedicine (NEW)
We are pleased to announce telemedicine as a new option for the care of your children. At this time, we have chosen to use Doxy.me, a free web based program that is very user friendly. You can use it on a phone, laptop or desktop. A phone is best for young children and to look up close at the throat, eyes, rashes, etc. You must have working audio and video. The appointments will be scheduled with a provider who is working on the day of your request, the same way we schedule all our visits. Some examples of the types of visits we will see include rashes, mild cough/cold symptoms, constipation, mental and behavioral health, pink eye, allergies, and swimmer’s ear. Examples of visits that still need to be seen in the office include urinary symptoms, ear aches, sore throats, prolonged fevers.
Please make sure we have your most accurate email and cell phone in case of connectivity issues. We will be billing these visits just like we do office visits, so the usual co-pays or deductibles may apply. We will collect the co-pays at the time of scheduling.

For more information please see our FAQ Telehealth policy form and our Tips for a Great Experience.