Practice Information

Our Mission

Our Mission To blend the latest advances in healthcare and technology with personal care and hometown charm. Our Commitment and Goals for Outstanding Service To recognize each child’s individual needs in planning care. To communicate clearly a...
Melissa McIvor, LPN

Melissa McIvor, LPN

Nursing supervisor. More about Melissa coming soon!
Maggie Million, LPN

Maggie Million, LPN

Nursing supervisor. Originally from Lafayette, Louisiana, Maggie moved to Marietta with her family when she was 9 years old.  After attending Kennesaw State University, she returned to Louisiana where she completed nursing school at Louisiana Technical ...
Shavonn Ring

Shavonn Ring

Front desk supervisor. A Georgia native, Shavonn grew up right here in Atlanta and graduated from Sprayberry High.  She brings 26 years of administrative experience to her job as KP’s Front Desk Supervisor.  She most enjoys the teamwork and family atm...
Shelly Walter

Shelly Walter

Patient Advocate; Patient and Business Relations. As Patient Advocate, Shelly Walter fosters communication between our patients, parents and staff with the goal of enhancing the overall patient experience. She monitors wait times, works with front a...
Shannon Benefield, RN, IBCLC

Shannon Benefield, RN, IBCLC

Board Certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. Shannon has been passionate about supporting mothers through their breastfeeding journey since 2005 after the birth of her own daughter.  As a breastfeeding mother, she ...
Molly Parker, IBCLC

Molly Parker, IBCLC

Board Certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.    Molly has been supporting breastfeeding families in the Atlanta area as a community-based counselor since 2007. She certified as an International Board Certified La...
Kathy Sasser, IBCLC

Kathy Sasser, IBCLC

Board Certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. Kathy Sasser has been supporting mothers since 2006, initially as a community based counselor, then as an IBC LC after earning board certification in 2010. Before entering...

Billing

Our billing specialists are here to help you!  You may reach our billing group at 770-429-1005 or at billing@kennesawpediatrics.com . Billing FAQ What insurance plans do you take? We participate in many insurance plans.  If you would like to kn...

Adding Your Newborn to Your Insurance

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! Now that he/she has arrived, it is important to add your baby to insurance as soon as possible. Here are a few tips to help you in the process: Insurance companies allow thirty days from birth to add baby...

Contact Us

We value your input and want to get you to the right KP staffer as quickly as possible. Please select from the options below: Schedule an Appointment . Send a message to your doctor or nurse. New patient or new baby?  Schedule an Office ...

KP in the Community

Kennesaw Pediatrics believes in being a part of the community. We have been doing this since our doors opened in 2003 and remain actively involved today. Our participation allows us to interact with our current KP families and meet other families, too....

Belle and the Beast

We invite you to experience the magic at Kennesaw Pediatrics' Belle and the Beast event at the Big Shanty Festival! Drop by the KP tent and make a crown to take home, do fun Belle and Beast activities, enter the raffle for our Belle themed gift basket...
Pigs N Peaches 2017 with Lightning McQueen

Pigs N Peaches 2017 with Lightning McQueen

Thank you to everyone who stopped by at the KP Race Track at Pigs N Peaches this year!  We had such a great time taking pictures in the Lightning McQueen photo booth, creating amazing and unique race cars and then racing them around So that you can ...

Lactation Home Consults

A Lactation Home Consult is a full breastfeeding “checkup” with one of our Board Certified Lactation Consultants.  The consultant will come to your home and spend 1 ½ to 2 hours focused on helping you and your baby.  The purpose of a home consult is to ...

Main Clinic

Step through the doors of our main clinic and you’ll be greeted by caring staff, cheerful murals and even a child-controlled train that circles the front offices. Our award winning doctors are here for you every day of the week, providing the best i...

Hours

Main Clinic: Monday - Friday from 7:30 am-5:00 pm. Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 8:15 am is for walk-in sick visits only. You must be an established patient to take advantage of walk-in hours. Our offices are closed daily for lunch from noon-1pm. We...

Office Policies & Procedures

Prescriptions Prescription refill requests may be made 24 hours a day via the Kennesaw Pediatrics website or anytime during business hours, Monday through Friday. Whenever possible, please request refills online or when you are in the office. Please...

Careers at KP

Interested in joining the KP Family? We are a well-established and growing, patient-focused single speciality pediatric practice in suburban Atlanta.   We pride ourselves on strong staffing and an excellent teamwork environment. In addition to o...

Physicians and Nurse Practioners

We always welcome interest from qualified applicants for the following positions: Please send a letter of interest and CV to info@kennesawpediatrics.com . PEDIATRICIAN FT or PT Monday to Friday with occasional weekend rotations 30-35 p...

Nurses and Medical Assistants

We always welcome resumes from qualified applicants for the following positions: Please send a letter of interest and resume to info@kennesawpediatrics.com . LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE Full time Monday-Friday  with occasional weekend rotations ...

Administrative Staff

We always welcome resumes from qualified applicants for the following positions: Please send a letter of interest and resume to info@kennesawpediatrics.com . FRONT OFFICE STAFF / APPOINTMENT SCHEDULER Well-known, established and busy Pediatric...

Privacy Policy

At Kennesaw Pediatrics we take you privacy seriously.  All of our staff are trained in the proper handling of confidential information and we regularly conduct audits of our policies and practices. For a full explanation of your rights and our responsibilities, ...

CHADIS

CHADIS is an online questionnaire that looks at many different aspects of your child’s physical, behavioral and emotional health. You’ll be asked to complete the age-appropriate questionnaire before certain visits. A completed screening questionnaire pro...

Baby Basics Saturday

As you begin your journey into parenthood, you may have many questions. We are here to help! Baby Basics Saturday is for families who are in the last months of pregnancy or have a baby up to 8 weeks old. Small class size  allows plenty of time for...

Breastfeeding 101

Led by one of KP's experienced Board Certified Lactation Consultants, this FREE class will teach you everything you need to know about breastfeeding in a relaxed, comfortable environment. Through engaging videos and hands on activities you'll learn what...
Breastfeeding Moms Group

Breastfeeding Moms Group

  There’s nothing like getting support and information from other moms as well as lactation consultants.  And sometimes a little hands on help is worth more than hours on the phone.  KP’s Breastfeeding Moms Group is a time to meet with other moms ...

Childbirth Education

Kennesaw Pediatrics partners with WombWise Childbirth Education to provide a comprehensive, on-site 10 week series.  Classes are offered both weekends and weeknights and are well-suited for anyone planning a hospital, home, or birth center birth. Taught ...

Office Tours / Meet & Greet

We welcome you to take a physician led tour of our office along with time for Q & A.  Visit both the Newborn Center and Main Office; see the waiting areas, exam rooms and other facilities; meet one of our experienced pediatricians and ask all about ...

Baby 101

Baby 101  is for families who are in the last months of pregnancy or have a baby up to 8 weeks old. Small class size  allows plenty of time for individual questions. In this class, led by a pediatric nurse and experienced mom, you’ll receive concre...

Coloring Pages

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Expecting a Baby

As an expectant parent you are eagerly preparing for the arrival of your new baby. It is likely one of the most exciting times of your life. There are many things to do and many decisions to make, including selecting a healthcare provider for your child. Schedule...

Infant Care

Children experience a tremendous amount of growth and development during their first 2 years of life. You will therefore have more doctor’s visits during this time than at any other time. The purpose of these early checkups is to make sure your child i...
KenPeds Mobile App

KenPeds Mobile App

Your health is in your hands ... with the KenPeds App from Healow Kids! Stay connected!  Download the Healow Kids app today. 1.  Download the Healow Kids app via the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) by clicking below. 2.  Once th...
A) Tips for Taking Care of Your 1 Week Old

A) Tips for Taking Care of Your 1 Week Old

TIPP One Week CHILDREN ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING. And while you as parents can’t anticipate every change, these Well Child Tips can prepare you for what lies ahead and help you raise a healthy and safe child.  TIPP Birth to 6 Months - Safety fo...
B) Tips for Taking Care of Your 2 Week Old

B) Tips for Taking Care of Your 2 Week Old

Georgia Immunization Requirements for Child Care and School Attendance Information for Parents Georgia law requires that all children who attend child care and enter school be up to date on immunizations to be protected against these diseases: diphtheria,...
C) Tips for Taking Care of Your 1 Month Old

C) Tips for Taking Care of Your 1 Month Old

Recommended Immunization schedule for children birth through 6 years old Here you will find the recommended immunization schedule for persons aged birth through 6 years old. It includes vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines that prevent them....
D) Tips for Taking Care of Your 2 Month Old

D) Tips for Taking Care of Your 2 Month Old

Well Child - Tips for Taking Care of Your 2 Month Old CHILDREN ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING. And while you as parents can’t anticipate every change, these Well Child Tips can prepare you for what lies ahead and help you raise a healthy and safe child. H...
E) Tips for Taking Care of Your 4 Month Old

E) Tips for Taking Care of Your 4 Month Old

Well Child - Tips for Taking Care of Your 4 Month Old CHILDREN ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING. And while you as parents can’t anticipate every change, these Well Child Tips can prepare you for what lies ahead and help you raise a healthy and safe c...
F) Tips for Taking Care of Your 6 Month Old

F) Tips for Taking Care of Your 6 Month Old

Well Child - Tips for Taking Care of Your 6 Month Old CHILDREN ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING. And while you as parents can’t anticipate every change, these Well Child Tips can prepare you for what lies ahead and help you raise a healthy and safe c...
G) Tips for Taking Care of Your 9 Month Old

G) Tips for Taking Care of Your 9 Month Old

Well Child - Tips for Taking Care of Your 9 Month Old CHILDREN ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING. And while you as parents can’t anticipate every change,these Well Child Tips can prepare you for what lies ahead and help you raise a healthy and safe child. A...
H) Tips for Taking Care of Your 12 Month Old

H) Tips for Taking Care of Your 12 Month Old

Well Child - Tips for Taking Care of Your 12 Month Old CHILDREN ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING. And while you as parents can’t anticipate every change, these Well Child Tips can prepare you for what lies ahead and help you raise a healthy and safe child A...
I) Tips for Taking Care of Your 15 Month Old

I) Tips for Taking Care of Your 15 Month Old

Well Child - Tips for Taking Care of Your 15 Month Old CHILDREN ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING. And while you as parents can’t anticipate every change, these Well Child Tips can prepare you for what lies ahead and help you raise a healthy and safe child. A...
J) Tips for Taking Care of Your 18 Month Old

J) Tips for Taking Care of Your 18 Month Old

Well Child - Tips for Taking Care of Your 18 Month Old CHILDREN ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING. And while you as parents can’t anticipate every change, these Well Child Tips can prepare you for what lies ahead and help you raise a healthy and safe c...
K) Tips for Taking Care of Your 2 Year Old

K) Tips for Taking Care of Your 2 Year Old

Well Child - Tips for Taking Care of Your 2 Year Old CHILDREN ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING. And while you as parents can’t anticipate every change, these Well Child Tips can prepare you for what lies ahead and help you raise a healthy and safe child. A...
L) Tips for Taking Care of Your 3 Year Old

L) Tips for Taking Care of Your 3 Year Old

Well Child - Tips for Taking Care of Your 3 Year Old CHILDREN ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING. And while you as parents can’t anticipate every change, these Well Child Tips can prepare you for what lies ahead and help you raise a healthy and safe child. A...
M) Tips for Taking Care of Your 4 Year Old

M) Tips for Taking Care of Your 4 Year Old

Well Child - Tips for Taking Care of Your 4 Year Old CHILDREN ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING. And while you as parents can’t anticipate every change, these Well Child Tips can prepare you for what lies ahead and help you raise a healthy and safe child. A...
N) Tips for Taking Care of Your 5 Year Old

N) Tips for Taking Care of Your 5 Year Old

Well Child - Tips for Taking Care of Your 5 Year Old CHILDREN ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING. And while you as parents can’t anticipate every change, these Well Child Tips can prepare you for what lies ahead and help you raise a healthy and safe child. T...
O) Tips for Taking Care of Your 6-8 Year Old

O) Tips for Taking Care of Your 6-8 Year Old

TIPP - 6 Years - Safety For Your Child At six years old your child will become more independent and able to do more things that are dangerous. Your child can learn a few simple things to do for protection, but you must still be in charge of...
P) Tips for Taking Care of Your 9-12 Year Old

P) Tips for Taking Care of Your 9-12 Year Old

TIPP - 10 Years - Safety For Your Child At age 10, children will do more things away from home. They will spend more time on a bike or in a car and will not see the need for adults to watch over them. As the parent, you must take charge; you...
Q) Tips for Taking Care of Your 13-21 Year Old

Q) Tips for Taking Care of Your 13-21 Year Old

Well Child - Tips for Taking Care of Your 14 Year Old CHILDREN ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING. And while you as parents can’t anticipate every change, these Well Child Tips can prepare you for what lies ahead and help you raise a healthy and safe c...

Pediatric Advisor

The pediatric advisor is an online reference library which can be used for a variety of illnesses and injuries your child may incur. It is meant to be used only as a reference and we always recommend physician consultation when necessary or if you have...

Medication Advisor

Kennesaw Pediatrics wants to keep you informed about the medication your child may be taking. With our medication advisor you can gain in-depth knowledge about many aspects of most all medications your child could be prescribed.
New Patients

New Patients

Thank you for selecting Kennesaw Pediatrics for your child’s healthcare needs. Selecting a pediatrician for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make and we are honored to be chosen by you and your family. Kennesaw Pediatrics provides e...

1st Weeks at Home

Preventing Fatigue and Exhaustion: For many parents, the first weeks at home with a new baby are often challenging. You may feel overworked, maybe even overwhelmed. Inadequate sleep may leave you fatigued. Caring for a baby can be a lonely and stressful re...

2 Weeks at Home

Feeding: Your baby is growing! At this age, a baby only needs breast milk or infant formula. If infants are strictly breast-fed it is recommended to supplement with Vitamin D drops.  Please ask your provider for further information. Breast-fed babies ...

Well Check at 1 Month

Feeding At 1 month of age, your baby needs only breast milk or infant formula to grow healthy and strong. Breast-fed babies should usually feed about 10 minutes at each breast during each feeding. If you give your baby breast milk, it is a good idea...

Well Check at 2 Months

Feeding At this age, your baby needs only breast milk or infant formula to grow healthy and strong. At this age most babies take about 4 to 5 ounces of formula every 3 to 4 hours. If you give your baby breast milk, it is a good idea to sometimes...

Well Check at 4 Months

Feeding Your baby should still be taking breast milk or infant formula. Most babies now take about 6 to 7 ounces every 4 to 5 hours. You can start water at the age of 4 to 6 months but should limit it to a few ounces each day. If you give your baby...

Well Check at 6 Months

Feeding Your baby should continue to have breast milk or infant formula until he is 1 year old. Your baby may soon be ready for a cup although it will be messy at first. Try giving a cup sometimes to see if your baby likes it. Don't put your baby to...

Well Check at 9 Months

Feeding Your baby should continue to have breast milk or infant formula until 1 year of age. Babies at this age will eat 3 meals and 2 to 3 snacks each day. Encourage your child to drink milk and water from a cup now. This is a good time to begin weaning...

Well Child Care at 12 Months

Nutrition Table foods that are cut up into very small pieces are best now. Baby food is usually not needed at this age. It is important for your toddler to eat foods from many food groups (meats, fruits, vegetables, grains, and dairy products). Most...

Well Child Care at 15 Months

Nutrition Toddlers should eat small portions from all food groups: meats, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and cereals and grains. Your child should be learning to feed himself. He will use his fingers and maybe start using a spoon. This will...

Well Child Care at 18 Months

Nutrition Family meals are important for your baby. Let him eat with you. This helps him learn that eating is a time to be together and talk with others. Don't make mealtime a battle. Let your baby feed himself. Your child should use a spoon and drink...

Well Child Care at 2 1/2 Years

Nutrition Family meals are important for your child. Letting your child eat with you makes her feel like part of the family. Let your child feed herself. It is good to let your child help choose what foods to eat. Be sure to give her only nutritious...

Well Child Care at 2 Years

Nutrition Family meals are important for your child. They teach your child that eating is a time to be together and talk with others. Letting your child eat with you makes her feel like part of the family. Let your child feed herself. Your toddler...

Well Child Care at 3 Years

Nutrition Mealtime should be a pleasant time for the family. Your child should be feeding himself completely on his own now. Buy and serve healthy foods and limit junk foods. Your child will still have a daily snack. Choose and eat healthy snacks such...

Well Child Care at 4 Years

Nutrition Your child should always be a part of the family at mealtime. This should be a pleasant time for the family to be together and share stories and experiences. Give small portions of food to your child. If he is still hungry, let him have seconds....

Well Child Care at 5 Years

Nutrition Your child may enjoy helping to choose and prepare the family meals with supervision. Children watch what their parents eat, so set a good example. This will help teach good food habits. Mealtime should be a pleasant time for the family....

Well Child Care at 6 Years

Nutrition Having many or most meals together as a family is desirable. Mealtime is a great time to allow the child to tell you of her day, interests, concerns, and worries. Encourage your child to talk and listen to others at the table. Balance good...

Well Child Care at 7 Years

Nutrition Having many or most meals together as a family is desirable. Mealtime is a great time to allow the child to tell you of her day, interests, concerns, and worries. Encourage your child to talk and listen to others at the table. Balance good...

Well Child Care at 8 Years

Nutrition With supervision, your child may enjoy helping to choose and prepare the family meals. This will help teach him good food habits. Mealtime should be a pleasant time for the family. Keep healthy snacks on hand. Choose meals that have foods...

Well Child Care at 9 Years

Nutrition Mealtime is an important experience for a 9 year old. Use this time to discuss the events of the day and how your child is feeling. Children watch what their parents eat, so set a good example. Choose meals that have foods from all food...

Your Child's Well Check at 10 Years

Nutrition It is important for children to eat appropriate numbers of calories. High fat foods, sweets, and large portion sizes should be consumed in moderation. Parents set a good example by choosing healthy foods and appropriate portion sizes. Eat...

Your Newborn's First Visit

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Patient Forms

New Patients Prior to your first appointment you will receive an email with a link to all the forms you'll need to complete before your first visit.  This link will also allow you to electronically sign and return documents securely. If you are ...

Request an Appointment

Please request an appointment through our online scheduler .  

Website Privacy Policy

Kennesaw Pediatrics respects your privacy and is committed to protect the personal information that you share with us. Generally, you can browse through our website without giving us any information about yourself. When we do need your personal information...