Physician practice to join Cincinnati Children’s

Medical center to expand primary care in Northern Kentucky

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Set to join Cincinnati Children’s in the coming year is a physician practice that includes three offices in Northern Kentucky. The change is part of a continuing effort by the medical center to expand and improve primary care for children across the region.

River Hills Pediatrics – with medical offices in Alexandria, Southgate, and Florence – will be rebranded as part of Cincinnati Children’s on Feb. 1, 2022.

Steve Davis, MD, chief operating officer of Cincinnati Children’s, said the Northern Kentucky physician practice fits with the medical center’s mission to provide excellent, equitable, value-based care while helping to improve the health of all children.

“Primary care is central to our vision to influence the outcomes and wellbeing of children in Cincinnati and beyond,” Davis said. “We want to ensure that every child is on a path to reach their full potential.”

River Hills, which launched in 1969, is led by Jim Otrembiak, MD. The practice includes another doctor as well as two physician assistants and a staff of more than a dozen. Otrembiak approached Cincinnati Children’s about the possibility of his practice joining the medical center.

“I will still be seeing patients, and we will have the support of Cincinnati Children’s to continue our patient care and services,” said Otrembiak, who has been with the practice since 1984. “The parents who rely on us can be assured that their children’s providers are going to stay the same. The community thinks highly of Cincinnati Children’s, and I think the combination is a win-win.”

Otrembiak, who completed his residency as a new doctor at Cincinnati Children’s in 1983, said his group’s patients will benefit from the medical center’s resources. In addition, he said, joining Cincinnati Children’s will ensure that patient families and employee families are taken care of far into the future.

River Hills will be renamed as a Cincinnati Children’s practice. Two locations will stay the same:

  • Cincinnati Children’s Alexandria Primary Care, 7831 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, KY 41001.
  • Cincinnati Children’s Southgate Primary Care, 525 Alexandria Pike (Suite 320 of the South Hill Professional Building), Southgate, KY 41071.

The River Hills location in Florence will join with Cincinnati Children’s Florence Primary Care, 10032 Demia Way, Florence, KY 41042.

Cincinnati Children’s already offers primary care in Avondale, North Fairmount, Anderson Township, Fairfield, Florence, Liberty Township, Mason, Springdale, and Southeast Indiana as well as at three school-based health centers in Cincinnati.

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