Cincinnati Children’s to add Pediatric Associates of Cincinnati, one of region’s oldest primary care practices

Monday, August 07, 2023

Cincinnati Children’s plans to enhance its primary care options for local patients and families on Sept. 11 with the addition of Pediatric Associates of Cincinnati Inc., which is one of the oldest medical practices in the region and has enjoyed a close working relationship with the health system for years.

Established in 1946, Pediatric Associates of Cincinnati now sees about 2,000 patients at an office in Blue Ash. The practice will relocate to become part of Cincinnati Children’s Kenwood Crossing Primary Care.

The move is part of a continuing effort by Cincinnati Children’s to provide primary care options for children across the region. Led by pediatrician Theresa Yost, MD, Pediatric Associates of Cincinnati includes two additional physicians – Alynna Schulert, MD, and Bilen Cox, MD – plus other medical providers and support staff.

Steve Davis, MD, president and CEO of Cincinnati Children’s, said adding Pediatric Associates of Cincinnati fits with the organization’s mission to provide excellent, equitable, value-based care while helping to improve the health of all children.

“Dr. Yost and her team have great relationships with our health system as well as the patients and families they have served over the years, and we are delighted to welcome them to our Cincinnati Children’s Kenwood Crossing Primary Care,” Davis said. “Cincinnati Children’s was recently recognized as the No. 1 pediatric health system in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and the addition of Pediatric Associates of Cincinnati is another way we are providing outstanding primary care close to home.”

Cincinnati Children’s Kenwood Crossing Primary Care is located at 8250 Kenwood Crossing Way, Suite 205, in Sycamore Township, close to Kenwood Towne Center. To make an appointment, call 513-948-8444.

The Kenwood practice, which includes pediatrician Camille Graham, MD, will begin offering Saturday hours following the addition of the providers from Pediatric Associates of Cincinnati.

“While the name Pediatric Associates of Cincinnati will be retired when we join Cincinnati Children’s, our patients and families can still see their same trusted physicians at the Kenwood location,” said Yost, a Cincinnati native who grew up in Mason and graduated from Ursuline Academy. “I can assure our patients and families that the type of care they receive will stay the same. A lot of people come to us because of the personal touch, and they will still get that but just with more support. They are still going to get their doctor’s personal, high-quality care, but now we will have all the resources of Cincinnati Children’s to draw upon.”

Yost said her practice has had a close working relationship with Cincinnati Children’s for decades. During the first several years after she joined Pediatric Associates of Cincinnati, Yost would make rounds at Cincinnati Children’s to see her patients who had been hospitalized.

“And we continue to work with four or more Cincinnati Children’s resident doctors every year after they graduate from medical school and are in the learning phase of becoming pediatricians,” Yost said. “We teach them the outpatient side of pediatrics. Most of the time they help tend to sick kids who are patients at the hospital, and then the new physicians get to come out to our practice and do the primary care part with us.”

Yost joined Pediatric Associates of Cincinnati in 2002, following completion of a residency that year at the University of Louisville. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1999. Yost earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton in 1995.

Schulert was a staff physician in the Complex Care Center at Cincinnati Children’s before joining Pediatric Associates of Cincinnati in 2018. She earned a medical degree from the University of Iowa in 2009 and completed a residency in pediatrics at Vanderbilt University in 2013.

Cox joined Pediatric Associates of Cincinnati in 2019 after completing a residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She earned a medical degree from the University of Louisville in 2016.

In addition to the Kenwood location, Cincinnati Children’s offers primary care in Avondale, North Fairmount, Anderson, Fairfield, Cold Spring, Florence, Southgate, Liberty, Mason, Springdale, Batesville, and Greensburg as well as at three school-based health centers in Cincinnati.

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