Western Ridge Pediatrics

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Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon
Sunday: 9 a.m. for emergencies only 

2018 Flu Shot Clinic Date:

  • Wednesday, November 14, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Glenway location, first floor lobby.

  • Glenway location: 6350 Glenway Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45211
  • Parents: Please print off and complete the permission slip. Please bring the completed form(s) for each child to your visit.

  • Please read the Vaccine Information Statement  prior to getting the flu shot. If you have any questions about what you have read, please ask the nurse before you get your flu shot.

In addition to the walk in clinic on November 14th, we also have appointments available at the offices for the upcoming days that kids aren’t in school:
Nov 2 (Friday), Seton is off school. There are appointments available at the Glenway location from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Nov 5 (Monday), Lasalle is off school. There are appointments available at the Western Ridge location from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Nov 6 (Tuesday), it’s Election Day. There are appointments available at the Western Ridge location from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Nov 7 (Wednesday), there are appointments at the Western Ridge location from 1-5 p.m.

Walk-In Strep Clinics

To save you time and protect your child's health, we offer walk-in strep clinics for our established patients. Our staff will perform a quick throat swab and initial results will be available while you wait. An appropriate antibiotic will be prescribed if the test is positive. 

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Please note the following details:

  • Available at our Glenway and Western Ridge Pediatric offices only. Saturday hours only offered at Western Ridge.
  • No appointment is required.
  • For established patients of Glenway and Western Ridge Pediatric offices. (patients who have been seen previously by one of our pediatricians or nurse practitioners.)
  • For children 5 years of age or older .
  • Only symptoms for this strep test service are sore throat and/or fever. So if your child has fever, sore throat and congestion, we ask that you call to schedule an appointment with a physician in order to rule out such things as ear or sinus infection.
  • Any patient who has already had two positive strep tests in the last three months is required to make an appointment with a physician instead. Please call our office to schedule appointment.

We've Received the Immunization Coverage Excellence Award

Congratulations to Western Ridge Pediatrics for receiving the Immunization Coverage Excellence Award at the 11th Annual Statewide Immunization Conference on September 10, 2015.  This award is presented to healthcare providers that achieve immunization coverage rates of 90% or higher for certain recommended series of DTaP, Hepatitis B, MMR, Hib, polio, Varicella, and Prevnar as indicated by results of the 2013 Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, and Exchange (AFIX) continuous quality improvement process. Learn more.

Nominations for Above and Beyond Doctor of the Year

Above and Beyond

We are very excited to announce that Drs. Zwergel, Bailey, Benge, Engelhardt and our nurse practitioner, Monica Leonard have been nominated for a 2018 Aubrey Rose Foundation 2018 “Above & Beyond” Doctor of the Year award. Recognizing and celebrating the vital contribution of pediatric doctors who go “Above and Beyond” in their patient care is critical to the Aubrey Rose Foundation mission and something they make a priority annually. 

Please share why you agree our providers go “Above & Beyond” by texting (insert physician keyword) to 71777 NOW! We can’t wait to hear your fond memories, stories and/or words of congratulations! Download a flier to share with others how they can show their appreciation.

Our doctors and the other nominees will be featured, and the award winners honored, during the foundation’s annual “Let’s Dance for the Heart of It!” event. This year’s event will feature the foundation’s celebration of Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp’s 21st birthday on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

“Let’s Dance for the Heart of It!” takes place at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza from 5:30 p.m. –12:00 a.m. and includes Cocktail Hour, Sit Down Dinner, Dessert and Coffee Bar, Silent & Live Auction and Live Music by The Chozen Few Band –an Explosion of Musical Entertainment. Additional information and tickets are available here.

Thank you for helping us celebrate!

Our Pediatricians

Joseph-Bailey-MDJoseph M. Bailey MD 
Medical Director, TriHealth Physician Partners Services
Office locations: Glenway Medical Center and Western Ridge
Undergraduate School: University of Cincinnati
Internship and Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
Speciality: Pediatrics
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Hospital Privileges: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Dr. BengeAmy F. Benge MD 
Office locations: Glenway Medical Center and Good Samaritan Medical Center -- Western Ridge
Undergraduate Education: University of Nebraska -- Lincoln
Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Internship and Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
Speciality: Pediatrics
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Hospital Privileges: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital

Douglas Cionni MDDouglas Cionni MD
Office Locations: Glenway Medical Center and Good Samaritan Western Ridge
Undergraduate Education:University of Notre Dame
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Specialty: Pediatrics
Hospital Privileges: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital
Tirza Costello MDTirza M. Costello MD
Office Locations: Glenway Medical Center and Good Samaritan Western Ridge
Undergraduate Education:
Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine
Internship and Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Specialty: Pediatrics
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics (eligible)
Hospital Privileges: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital
/uploadedImages/content/hospitals-and-practices/queen-city-physicians/locations/glenway-pediatrics/DrEngelhardt.pngRobert J. Engelhardt, MD
Offices:  Glenway Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center Western Ridge
Undergraduate Education: The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Internship and Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Specialty: Pediatrics
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Hospital Privileges: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital
Sharon-Harp-MDSharon L. Harp MD
Offices: Glenway Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center Western Ridge
Undergraduate Education: Wittenburg University
Medical School: University of Cincinnati
Internship and Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Specialty: Pediatrics
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Hospital Privileges: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital
 Courtney Larke MDCourtney Larke MD
Offices: Glenway Pediatrics, Western Ridge Pediatrics
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
Internship and Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Specialty: Pediatrics
Board Certification: Pediatrics
Hospital Privileges: Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Libbey-Spiess-pediatricsLibbey M. Spiess MD
Offices: Glenway Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center Western Ridge
Undergraduate Education: College of Mt. St. Joseph
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Internship and Residency: Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Specialty: Pediatrics
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Hospital Privileges: Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital

Dr. ZwergelSusan R. Strick MD
Offices: Glenway Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center Western Ridge
Undergraduate Education: University of Virginia
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Internship and Residency: Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Specialty: Pediatrics
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Hospital Privileges: Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital
Michelle Zimmer_190xMichelle H. Zimmer MD
Offices: Glenway Pediatrics and Good Samaritan Western Ridge
Undergraduate Education: Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
Internship and Residency: Georgetown University Children's Medical Center, Washington, DC 
Specialty: Pediatrics
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Sub-Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Hospital Privileges: Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Kimberly-Benkner-NPKimberly Benkner NP 
Offices: Glenway Pediatrics and Good Samaritan Western Ridge
Undergraduate Education: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
Graduate Education: University of Cincinnati - Nursing, University of Cincinnati - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Certification: National Certification Board of Nurse Practitioners – Primary Care, Certified Pediatric Nurse, Certificate of Authority – State of Ohio, Certificate to Prescribe - State of Ohio

Monica-Leonard-190xMonica Q. Leonard CNP
Offices: Glenway Pediatrics and Good Samaritan Western Ridge
Undergraduate Education: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Graduate Education: University of Cincinnati - Nursing, University of CIncinnati - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Certification: National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses, Advance Practice Nurse Certificate of Authority - State of Ohio, Certificate to Prescribe - State of Ohio

 

 

 

     

 

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