Each pediatrician at Health Care for Children is wholly dedicated to children’s health in Kansas City and to the well-being of families. Our pediatric physicians are committed to providing the best care and resources for your child.
Get to know our pediatric physicians by reading their brief bios below and learn more about the Kansas City children’s health professionals at Health Care for Children.
Dr. Hertenstein received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Saint Louis University. He then completed a three-year residency as a pediatrician at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Dr. Hertenstein is Board Certified in Pediatrics and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Hertenstein founded Health Care for Children in 1981.
Dr. Lively is a pediatrician who graduated from The University of California at Santa Barbara, Denver Theological Seminary and The University of Health Sciences. In 1998 he completed his three years of specialty training in pediatrics at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Board Certified in Pediatrics. As a pediatrician, Dr. Lively has a special interest in asthma, allergy, adolescent medicine, dermatology and infectious diseases. He continues as an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Pediatrics with the University of Health Sciences. Paul, his wife, Melanie and their children reside in Liberty, Missouri.
Dr. Rinker graduated from Liberty High School. Later she went on to the University of Missouri in Columbia, where she earned her Doctor of Medicine degree. She then trained in pediatrics for three years at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City before returning to be a pediatrician in her home community. As a Board Certified Pediatrician, she has a special interest in patient and parent education, infectious diseases, and developmental issues. Dr. Rinker and her family are thrilled to be part of the wonderful Liberty community.
Dr. Lively is a graduate of the six-year medical program at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. She earned a combined Bachelor of Science in Biology and Medical Degree. She trained for three years in pediatrics at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Dr. Lively’s dedication earned her one of the two Pediatric Chief Resident placements at Children’s Mercy. While working at Children’s Mercy, she met and married her husband, Paul, who is also a member of the Health Care for Children pediatrician team in Liberty. Dr. Lively works part-time as a pediatrician at Health Care for Children and is proud to be raising her children in the Liberty community.
Kansas City Children’s Health
Health Care for Children is a Kansas City children’s health organization committed to providing top-quality pediatric services to children all throughout the greater Kansas City area. Our pediatricians offer an extensive variety of comprehensive health care services to secure your family’s well-being and prosperity.
Because our Kansas City children’s health specialists and pediatric physicians focus on children’s health, we have the resources necessary to administer fast, safe, effective treatment if your child is sick or becomes injured. As a medical home for our patients, we partner along with our families to provide complete health care. This care may come in the form of sick visits, personalized well child visits, anticipatory guidance and, of course, support and encouragement provided both by our nursing staff and physicians.
We can even recommend a specialist in specific cases when necessary. Pediatric physicians and specialists can range from allergy and immunology to oncology or neurology.
Kansas City Pediatric Physicians
The team of dedicated pediatric physicians at Health Care for Children in Kansas City is dedicated to children’s health and has what it takes to provide your children with the medical attention they demand and deserve for a happy, worry-free childhood. Our pediatricians’ collective years of industry experience, in combination with their passion for children’s health and wellness, is what makes our Kansas City children’s health practice truly special.
To learn more about our team of talented and committed pediatricians, call (816) 792-1170.
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