History of the Pediatric Center
The practice first opened in February 1972 on the corner of Waterfall Road and Chester Boulevard with four pediatricians who came together to form the Pediatric Center. We were the only pediatric practice in Wayne and surrounding counties for many years and remain the only pediatric practice in Wayne County. Dr. Paul Rider joined the practice as the 5th pediatrician in 1974, but has since retired and is working at Reid Health in the medical education department. We have seen four generations of pediatric patients since we began.
In July 1997, Dr. William Black joined the practice, seeing children at the Pediatric Center and going down to Dr. Anderson's office in the old Reid Hospital to see adults. The Pediatric Center and Dr. Anderson's Internal Medicine practice merged in October 1997 to form the Pediatric and Internal Medicine Center to care for the entire family. Dr. Ryan joined the practice in June 1998. Drs. Ryan and Black have been the mainstay of the practice now for over 20 years. We have several employees that have been here since the practice opened.
In October 2008, we aligned with Reid Hospital & Health Care Services as one of the first outpatient practices to join Reid Health Physician Associates. In November 2015, we moved from the original office to a nice, new and much larger office on the opposite side of Waterfall Road and Chester Boulevard. Shortly after our move, Dr. Martin Munoz joined the practice. In April of 2017, Dr. Andrew Deitsch, longtime physician in the community, joined us to help Dr. Black with the adult population. Since then we have also added two family practice nurse practitioners -- Pamela Rodgers and Britney Glover. Dr. Shreeram Kumar joined the practice in September of 2019.