Welcome to Our Practice




Please call (330) 253-7077 to schedule an appointment or tour of our downtown Akron office and (330) 920-8333 for an appointment or tour of our Cuyahoga Falls office.

Pediatrics of Akron is a group pediatric practice that has been serving the Akron, Cuyahoga Falls and Northeast Ohio children from birth through college age for over 50 years.  Our practice consists of Pediatricians and Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.  Our physicians are certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).  Our Pediatric Nurse Practitioner is also nationally certified in providing pediatric primary health care.

We believe that every child and family is unique. We seek to promote optimal growth and development as your child grows to become an independent, caring individual. We attempt to bring the most up-to-date scientific information to the practice of pediatrics as well as the art of medicine and compassion learned in a combined 175 years of experience.

From birth through adolescence, you can count on our caring dedicated team to provide the comprehensive care your child deserves at either our Akron or Cuyahoga Falls office.  Your child is precious to you and to our community.  His or her well-being is the primary reason for our professional existence.  We look forward to many years of helping you protect, nurture, and educate your child.  We hope to make your experience at the pediatrician's office as useful and pleasant as possible and we would appreciate any suggestions for improvement.

Children's After Hours: Children's After hours is a service available to provide assistance and advice as needed when a problem arises when our office is closed.  If the situation is life-threatening, please call 911.

*As of 2/17/22, the FDA is warning parents/guardians to avoid buying or using certain powdered infant formula that may be contaminated. The formulas listed include, Similac, Alimentum, and Elecare. Specifics to look for on the packaging to discard are:

-the first two digits of the code are 22 though 37; and

-the code ont he container contains K8, SH, or Z2; and 

-the expiration date is 4/1/22 (Apr 2022) or later.

If your infant's formula meets all 3 criteria, please do not use it.


Welcome Doctor Jamie Bar-Ness


Pediatrics of Akron is excited to announce the addition of Jamie Bar-Ness MD, MPH, who will be joining the practice in August 2021!!! She will be joining us upon completion of her pediatric residency at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital at University Hospital Medical Center in Cleveland. She attended the Medical School for International Health at Ben Gurion University in Israel, in collaboration with Columbia University in New York, while also obtaining her Executive Masters in Public Health from Tel Aviv University. She has special interest in maternal-newborn health, adolescent health, sports injury and prevention and breastfeeding medicine. In her spare time, Dr. Bar-Ness enjoys spending time with family and friends in the great outdoors, traveling and baking. She lives in Solon with her husband, son and border collie - Bradley. We believe she will bring her unique training, experience and abilities to the practice of pediatric medicine as she joins Pediatrics of Akron in our  ongoing mission to provide up to date, competent and compassionate care to all of our patients and their families.

We are excited for her to start seeing patients at both our new Akron office located on the First floor of the Considine Professional Building on the campus of  Akron Children’s Hospital and our Cuyahoga Falls office on Portage Trail.