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.
What a blessing this office has been to our family! We bring our girls to Dr. Tessa Rinker, and I can’t imagine what our year would have been like without her. Our three year old brought home one illness after another from her first year of preschool this year, and Health Care for Children got us through a very rough winter. Their on-call hours make it possible to speak with a doctor, if not actually schedule an appointment, at almost any time, and the office staff is great to answer questions and help with scheduling. Dr. Rinker treats even the smallest concern with the utmost care, and often follows up with more information. We are so thankful to have someone so knowledgeable and kind to care for our girls!
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
I can’t say enough how much I love this clinic. I love all of the staff and all of the
doctors. The hours are perfect, even late evenings and weekends! We’ve never had to
go to an urgent care because we are always able to get in. We transferred to this clinic
when we moved up north and it was a Godsend. Our other doctor wouldn’t listen to us
about our son’s allergies. We kept feeling unheard. On our first visit to Health Care For
Children, our worries were finally recognized and we were able to start medication for
our son. A huge weight was lifted off my shoulders that day. I recommend Health Care
For Children to everyone I know.