We will never forget being brand new parents at Shawnee Mission Med. The pediatrician
on call asked if our new son had a doctor. We didn’t know who to turn to for our new
baby. Then the pediatrician on call asked where we lived (Liberty area) she exclaimed we
are super lucky because the best pediatricians she ever saw in training had their practice
near us – the Lively team! Our kids receive the best care from a team know across the
When our 4 year old daughter had pneumonia, Dr. Rinker provided us with excellent care. Her close monitoring of the situation and calm demeanor were comforting as she started treatments in the office, arranged for the ambulance and admission to the hospital. We are thankful for the good healthcare we receive from the office.
Coming from someone who had Dr Hertenstein as my pediatrician and then having a
child of my own, there was no doubt in my mind that Health Care For Children was
where I wanted him to be cared for. I have had such a positive experience her, with staff
that really put their patients first, and are there to answer any questions, even early in the
mornings or late in the evenings. The late evening appointment times are great for our
family, and the weekend hours are so comforting to have if we need them. After having
to put our son in the hospital, it was so reassuring to have doctors call us just to see how
he was doing each and every day and to be our support system through it all. I would
highly recommend HCFC to everyone I know.
Our family has been going to Health Care for Children since my first child was born nearly ten years ago! Dr. Tessa Rinker is a caring, thoughtful, compassionate and conscientious doctor. We trust her completely to advise us on the medical care for all three of our children. We feel very blessed to have Dr. Tessa, as well as the entire team of pediatricians and nurses, as our children’s health care providers. It is a huge relief to know that anytime our children are sick, we can talk to a nurse or doctor and be seen, even on the weekends. I recommend Health Care for Children to everyone I know, with no reservations. Dr. Rinker and Health Care for Children are wonderful.
I have seen every Dr in this Clinic expcet Mrs Lively. They are all amazing. I switched to this office when my baby was 7 weeks old and was heard from day one! Last year my infant hit his head in the huge snow storm that shut everyone down. I called the office and Dr Rinker called me from home to check on him and then called a couple more times that night to see how he was doing. He was fine but being a first time mom I was in panic mode. They have never made me feel stupid or annoyed with all the phone calls I made that first year and I appreciate that! Thanks for being amazing and having an amazing staff!