Your Pediatrician Matters
I’m grateful that I have one of the best pediatricians on my family’s care team.
My children love their pediatrician so much that they will even brave the “horrific” shots (they are petrified of shots) if it means they get to see their favorite doc. He’s a wise man, reassuring, and makes the kids feel like they’re his favorite patients.
If you have kids, then fevers, rashes, and injuries are probably the norm in your house. Kids get sick. They get hurt.
Your pediatrician matters.
Parent-Approved Pediatricians in Grand Rapids
So how do you find a doctor in Grand Rapids for your kids? It’s easy –
Take your pick from the best pediatricians in Grand Rapids (or nearby).
The pediatricians on this list are at the top of their game and will be there for your kids, whether it’s well visits or to help with an illness or injury.
Every name in this guide received significant votes from our readers. Hopefully it will help you find a pediatrician.
Best Pediatricians in Grand Rapids
Introducing the top 10 best pediatricians voted by the community for their exceptional care, dedication and reputation in providing the best pediatric services for children.
Highly recommended by patients and families!
Dr. Jeffrey Mantia at Grandville Pediatrics
2845 44th St SW #200, Grandville, MI 49418
Dr. Mantia is at home at Grandville Pediatrics, a dedicated pediatric practice that knows that kids are not just little adults. This practice provides specialized care and prioritizes follow-up and involvement from providers and nurses.
Educating patients and parents about growth and development, as well as illnesses, behavioral/developmental issues are emphasized here, too.
Plus, the team at Grandville Pediatrics takes the time to get to know each patient and their families, and they truly care about their patients.
According to one patient, “We have been taking our 3 kids to Grandville Pediatrics their whole lives. They are all WONDERFUL. The atmosphere puts a child at ease instantly. Plus an a.m. walk-in clinic for sick patients!”
2 – Dr. Michael App at Internal Medicine & Pediatrics of West Michigan
655 Kenmoor Ave SE #200, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Dr. Michael J. App and his team Internal Medicine & Pediatrics of West Michigan care for patients of all ages, from infants to geriatrics, including lactation support and newborn care for families in the area.
Dr. App is board-certified in internal medicine and pediatrics and has been in practice for decades. His patients love his sense of humor and report that he is kind-hearted and a great listener.
7 – Dr. Michael Meindertsma at Forest Hills Pediatrics
877 Forest Hill Ave SE B, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 – web
10 – Dr. Rebecca Huizen at Christian Healthcare Centers
3322 Beltline Ct NE, Grand Rapids MI 49525 – web
10 – Dr. Tiffany Letts at University of Michigan Health-West Southwest
2215 44th St SW, Wyoming, MI 49519 – web
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FAQs on Selecting a Pediatrician
Do you have to choose a pediatrician before your baby is born?
You are not required to have a pediatrician selected before your baby’s birth. However, if you would like to interview potential pediatricians before baby arrives, the third trimester of pregnancy is a good time to do so.
What questions do I need to ask when choosing a pediatrician?
When looking for the best pediatrician for your family, be sure to check that:
1 – The pediatrician is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics
2 – The office location is convenient and the office has appointment availability
3 – Check if they have a walk-in clinic for sick visits
4 – Your approach to medicine is a match for the pediatrician
5 – You meet the pediatrician beforehand to make sure your personalities work – you need to trust this person
6 – Their office takes your insurance
7 – They are accepting new patients
What ages can go to a pediatrician?
Kids can go to a pediatrician as an infant, child, and through adolescence – typically up to age 18 – though some doctors may see patients up to age 21.
8 thoughts on “Expert Care for Your Child: The 10 Best Pediatricians in Grand Rapids”
Yes to Tiffany Letts! She was referred to us and she’s not only very patient and caring but knowledgeable.
Second for Dr. Tiffany Letts at Metro University of Michigan. Always has a smile and very smart. Great with our children.
Dr. Tiffany Letts at Metro Health Wyoming (44th St). I’m picky and went to 2 other docs before finding her and I’m so glad we did!
Dr Michael Marcotte in Kentwood is wonderful. Was part of a group practice and grew with so many patients he made his own office. His wife runs the front desk. They’re very welcoming and helpful. I had him as a child and very happy to now bring my child there.
Dr.Erica Cain-Rinckey spectrum health pediatrics.
Nicki Cain-Rinckey. And she’s wonderful!
Dr. Nick Kokx at Kent Pediatrics
Dr. Kurt Meppelink DO–metro Health Hudsonville pediatrics