From immunizations to checkups to sports physicals, we are a trusted partner in your child's health and well-being from birth through adolescence and beyond.

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Child with a pediatrics doctor

Why choose Adena Pediatrics services?

Your child's health is paramount to both you and us. Our pediatric specialists, spread across nine counties in south-central and southern Ohio, are dedicated to supporting your child's health journey, from immunizations to sports physicals, from infancy to adolescence.

For children with developmental challenges, we provide specialized care at the Adena Sports Medicine clinic and our Pediatric Rehabilitation Center. Our partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital ensures comprehensive, local care for your child.

At Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, we offer expert hospital care for children, including specialized services in cardiology, hematology, oncology, and gastroenterology. Our Pediatrics Unit is staffed with experienced pediatric professionals, and our facilities in Waverly, Circleville, Greenfield, and Jackson ensure we're always close by. Designed for comfort, our rooms feature amenities like cable TV, sleep chairs for parents, and entertainment options to help your child recover in a relaxed environment.



Conditions Treated

From kissing boo boos to wiping away tears, you’re there for your kids with expert TLC when something goes wrong. We’re there for them, too - with expert medical care for a variety of conditions, including:


  • ADHD and other developmental concerns
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma-related issues
  • Bronchitis
  • Cold
  • Cough
  • Cuts
  • Depression
  • Ear infections
  • Flu
  • General Illness
  • Minor breaks, sprains and strains
  • Minor burns
  • Pink eye
  • Rashes
  • Sinus infection
  • Skin issues
  • Sore throat
Inpatient Pediatric Care | Adena Health System

Inpatient Pediatric Care

When home remedies aren't enough, you can trust the familiar pediatricians from Adena Health System to provide the same compassionate care in the hospital as they do during regular checkups.

The Pediatrics Unit at Adena Regional Medical Center specializes in treating children with various medical conditions and those undergoing day procedures. Our services include:

  • RSV treatment is a viral infection that can lead to bronchiolitis or pneumonia.
  • Diabetes management.
  • Treatment for asthma-related issues.
  • ENT surgeries, such as tonsillectomies, adenoid removal, and ear tube insertion.
  • Post-operative care for appendectomies.

Our dedicated pediatric nurses understand the intricacies of acute pediatric care and value the family's role in a child's health journey. We encourage and respect the involvement of the entire family in the healing process.

Adena Pediatric Rehabilitation Services

Our pediatric rehabilitation programs provide one-on-one occupational, physical, and speech therapy for children from birth through age 18. Many children may need more than one therapy specialty, so our therapists work together as a team to set goals and create a care plan that targets your child’s unique needs. Because we see your child on a regular basis, we can also help your doctor identify potential issues sooner. We send updates to your child’s pediatrician and help coordinate referrals to other specialists as needed.

If your child is working with two or three of our therapists, we will do everything we can to schedule therapy appointments back-to-back so that you only have to come one day a week.

Services and Treatments

Few things are more comforting to a sick child than the familiar face of Dr. Mom or Dad. But when your child’s condition needs expert treatment, it’s nice to know the pediatricians you see for regular checkups and appointments at Adena Health System are the same friendly and knowledgeable physicians who will care for your child when they’re admitted to the hospital.

Our Pediatrics Unit is here to care for children with a wide range of medical conditions, including those undergoing same-day procedures. We provide pediatric services such as:



  • Acne management
  • Behavioral Health (primary-care)
  • Breathing treatments
  • Diabetes management
  • ENT surgeries including tonsil and adenoid removal, and tubes in ears (myringotomy)
  • Lab testing and evaluation
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Point-of-care rapid testing
  • Post-op appendectomies
  • Rehabilitation
  • RSV (respiratory syncytial virus)
  • Stitches
  • Well-child exams
  • X-ray and other diagnostics
Pediatric Care with Nationwide Children's Hospital | Adena Health System

24/7 Pediatric Care in Partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Adena Health System collaborates with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to offer expert, family-centered clinical care for newborns and children at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe.

Services Include:

  • Care of newborns
  • Support for emergency and urgent care departments
  • Treatment for infectious illnesses
  • Level II nursery services
  • Management of respiratory illnesses and chronic conditions like asthma
  • Care for common pediatric illnesses such as the flu and dehydration
  • Recovery care post injuries or surgeries

Sports Physicals

Your student-athlete deserves comprehensive exams. Our sports physicals are conducted by professionals trained in sports medicine. These exams cover:

  • Complete history and physical examination
  • Discussion on nutrition, sleep habits, and physical development
  • Guidance on health risks and preventive health

We also provide a platform for discussing important issues like drug, tobacco, and alcohol avoidance, ensuring a trusting relationship with families.


Protecting your child from severe diseases is crucial. Our pediatrics team offers guidance on timely immunizations. For a personalized immunization record, visit the CDC.

Weight Management

Childhood obesity is a growing concern. It leads to health risks like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and more. Our team provides:

  • Support for body image and eating disorders
  • Guidance on managing high cholesterol and hypertension
  • Programs for obesity and weight management

To promote a healthy lifestyle for your child:

  • Encourage physical activity and limit screen time
  • Opt for smaller portions and healthier food choices
  • Engage with schools to ensure healthier meal options

Our Pediatric Providers

Our Providers

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Bautista, Mario Cresencio MD, FAAP

Bautista, Mario Cresencio MD, FAAP

Huffman, Anna PNP

Huffman, Anna PNP

James, Jessica DO, FAAP

James, Jessica DO, FAAP

Adena Regional Medical Center
Jetty, Lois MD, FAAP

Jetty, Lois MD, FAAP

Jetty, Sathish MD, FAAP

Jetty, Sathish MD, FAAP

Maranzana, Alessandro MD, FAAP

Maranzana, Alessandro MD, FAAP

Melnick, Gayle DO

Melnick, Gayle DO

Adena Health and Wellness Center ARMC
Moore, Angela DO, FAOBP

Moore, Angela DO, FAOBP

White, Kristen MD, FAAP

White, Kristen MD, FAAP

Willis, Laura MD, FAAP

Willis, Laura MD, FAAP


Our Locations

Our Locations

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Adena Greenfield Medical Center

550 Mirabeau Street
Greenfield, OH 45123

Adena Health and Wellness Center ARMC

4457 State Route 159
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Adena Health Center - Jackson

1000 Veterans Drive
Jackson, OH 45640

Adena Medical Office Building

272 Hospital Road
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Adena Specialty Clinic - Circleville

798 North Court Street
Circleville, OH 43113