Outstanding Support Staff

We understand the importance of providing extended appointments without interruptions to address your concerns. Our outstanding support staff is highly qualified, experienced, caring and available during normal business hours to answer questions.

Efficient Appointments

We strive to make your appointment go smoothly and quickly. You will be asked to present your insurance card at each visit and also to verify your contact info. Please make sure your information is correct and be prepared to make your co-payment at each visit.

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HOURS & APPOINTMENT
 
Mon-Fri 8:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sun Closed
Wilbraham Location Hours Monday- Friday 9am-6pm

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
 
OPEN SATURDAY
FOR SICK PATIENTS
9A - 12P
 
 
 
 
ABOUT US
 
 

The History of Our Practice

This practice began in the 1950s when it was known as Dr. Ellsworth A. Twible, Inc. Dr. Twible was a wonderful pediatrician who practiced with caring, understanding, and a genuine love for children and their families, while bringing knowledge and new pediatric ideas and insights into this area.

Dr. Leif Nordstrom joined Dr. Twible in 1981, and the practice name changed to Pediatric Services of Springfield in 1984. Since then, our physicians have cared for four generations of families with our first patients now bringing their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren to our practice.
 
Pediatric Services of Springfield is a modern pediatric practice with two convenient locations. We strive to provide compassionate, quality, evidence-based care of newborns, infants, children, and adolescents in a professional, respectful and friendly environment. The principles of our practice, established in the 1950's, is to continue to provide comprehensive, accessible, personalized, and proficient pediatric healthcare while maintaining high ethical standards and professionalism in all we do. It is our intent to partner with our families to promote prevention and a healthy lifestyle and support families in the challenges that they may face in raising their child.

We are committed to help make a difference in your child's overall health and well-being as we also strive to make a difference in the diverse communities we serve. We understand that choosing a pediatrician is a very important decision for you and your family. We are always happy to meet with parents prior to delivery so that you may get to know us and our office. We have a unique opportunity to provide guidance and education for families. We specialize in general pediatric healthcare and focus our practice on preventative medicine.
A GUIDE TO OUR OFFICE
 
Dr. George Hepner- Pediatric Services of Spingfield in Wilbraham, MA
 
 
Dr. Leif Nordstrom is a native of Sweden, and graduated from Tufts University. In 1978 he graduated from Karolinska Institute School of Medicine in Stockholm, Sweden, and completed his internship at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Board certified in pediatrics, Dr. Nordstrom is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a clinical instructor for Tufts University School of Medicine.
 
 
 
Dr. Leif Nordstrom
 
D. Mark Belemjian- Pediatric Services of Springfield in Wilbraham, MA
 
 
Dr. Mark Belemjian is a graduate of Albany Medical College of Union University in 1984. He completed his residency at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1991. Dr. Belemjian was awarded the National Merit Scholarship in 1980, Presidential Classroom in 1990, and the B. Jermain Savage Scholarship in 1982. He is the vice chairman of the parish council at St. Marks Armenian Church in Springfield and a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House.
 
 
 
Dr. Mark Belemjian
 
Dr. Michelle Adams- Pediatric Services of Springfield in Wilbraham, MA
 
 
 
Dr. Michelle Adams is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. After completing her residency at Baystate Medical Center, Dr. Adams joined Pediatric Services in 2005. Dr. Adams is board certified in Pediatric Medicine.
 
 
 
Dr. Michelle Adams
 
Dr. Michelle Adams- Pediatric Services of Springfield in Wilbraham, MA
 
 
 
Dr. Kasper is was the Chief Pediatric Resident at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA and will complete his residency in June 2017. Born and raised in East Longmeadow, Dr. Kasper is a 2005 graduate of East Longmeadow High School. He continued his education at Lehigh University and Temple University Medical School. Dr. Kasper joined Pediatric Services in August of 2017.
 
 
 
Dr. Adam Kasper

Who are Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNPs)?

Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNPs) are very special health care providers who are dedicated to improving children's health. PNPs have advanced education in pediatric nursing and health care and they serve children and families in an extensive range of practice settings. Working with pediatricians and other health care providers, PNPs have been enhancing the health care of children for over forty years.

PNPs are pediatric (registered) nurses with a master's degree in pediatric nursing. They meet state licensing, competency standards and continuing education requirements. Most PNPs are certified by a national certifying agency, guaranteeing expertise and competency maintenance.

What do PNPs do?

Since 1965, PNPs have provided comprehensive care to children and families by focusing on health maintenance and education, illness prevention and minor and chronic illness management. They are in demand due to consumer recognition, acceptance and satisfaction. PNPs have the knowledge and experience to work closely with community agencies.

PNPs serve as pediatric health care providers for well and ill children of all ages. Many parents choose a PNP as their child's health care provider knowing they will receive individualized quality health care. PNPs offer a variety of services including:
  • Provide health maintenance care for children (physical exams), including well child examinations
  • Perform routine developmental screenings
  • Diagnose and treat common childhood illnesses
  • Provide anticipatory guidance regarding common child health concerns
  • Provide childhood immunizations
  • Prescribe medication
  • Order and interpret lab tests and x-ray result
PNPs are qualified to perform complete physical exams, take health histories, diagnose and treat common acute minor illnesses or injuries, order and interpret lab results and x-rays, manage stable chronic illness, counsel clients, provide health education and prescribe medications, according to state law.

Pediatric Services employs four PNPs to provide medical care to our patients. These providers practice with a state issued license and are supervised by the attending physician. PNPs take call during the week and the weekend and are backed up by a physician. All providers are available by appointment. We proudly introduce our nurse practitioners.

Meet our Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNPs)

 
Susan W. Kearney, P.N.P- Pediatric Services of springfield in Wilbraham, MA
 
 
Susan Kearney, MS PNP, graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from Boston College in 1987 (Alpha Sigma Nu National Honors Society). Prior to working with Pediatric Services, Susan worked at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield for 13 years in the department of Pediatrics. Susan is affiliated with the Western Massachusetts National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners, and The Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners. Susan has been with Pediatric Services since June 1999.
 
 
 
Susan W. Kearney, P.N.P.
 
Rachel Tartaglia, P.N.P Pediatric Services of Springfield in Wilbraham, MA
 
 
 
Rachel Tartaglia is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a Master's degree in Pediatric Nursing in 2000. She began her career in 1992 as a Pediatric Nurse working in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Baystate Medical Center. She then proceeded to work in the community as a Pediatric Early Childhood Developmental Specialist and Pediatric Home Care Nurse. Rachel has practiced as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in various settings, including two private pediatric practices and the Springfield school system, providing care to children and their families.
 
 
 
Rachel Tartaglia, P.N.P.
 
Meagan E. Hudak, F.N.P- Pediatric Services of Springfield in Wilbraham, MA
 
 
Meagan Hudak graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 2007 with a Masters degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She began her nurse practitioner career at a private pediatric practice in the Berkshires, where she saw patients from birth to 21 years of age. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Meagan also worked as a summer camp nurse at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.
 
 
 
Meagan E. Hudak, F.N.P.
 
Neil Nordstrom, D.N.P- Pediatric Services of Springfield in Wilbraham, MA
 
 
Neil Nordstrom is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree in 2012. He began his career in 1998 as a Critical Care Nurse working in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and later went on to work in Pediatrics. He has been with Pediatric Services since 2000 and is currently providing care to children and their families for a wide variety of urgent and primary care concerns.
 
 
 
Neil Nordstrom, D.N.P.
For more information please visit us on the web at www.pediatricservices.org
What is home health care?
Home health care is a service that permits patients to receive personalized health care, maintaining their quality of life in the privacy and comfort of their homes.

Our Pediatricians and Nurse Practitioners

 
 

New Pediatricians & Locations

Dr. George Hepner joined Pediatric Services of Springfield in 1986, and as the practice continued to grow, the need for a new location from its original Springfield location became apparent. A new office was built at 200 North Main Street in East Longmeadow in 1987.

Dr. Mark Belemjian joined the staff in 1991. We continued to practice at 200 North Main Street until 1997, when we relocated to our current address at 294 North Main Street in East Longmeadow. Dr. Michelle Adams joined Pediatric Services of Springfield in August 2005. A second location was opened at 35 Post Office Park in Wilbraham in September 2005. All providers see patients in both locations.

Nurse Practitioners

In addition to our physicians, we have five Nurse Practitioners in our practice. Susan Kearney joined our practice as our first Nurse Practitioner in 1999, and was joined by Rachel Tartaglia in January 2006, Meagan Hudak in March 2010, and Neil Nordstrom in September 2012.

Our Nurse Practitioners have extensive experience in the pediatric field and work in collaboration with our physicians to offer comprehensive, patient-oriented care. They are an important part of our practitioner staff.

Registered Dietician & Lactation Consultant - Kelly L. Tetrault-Stellato, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., C.L.C. Registered Dieticians (R.D.s) are specialized healthcare providers who are dedicated to improving nutrition. They provide solutions to feeding problems and food relationship issues and are the experts in food and nutrition.
 
Visual history of Pediatric Services of Springfield in Wilbraham, MA
 
Working with your pediatrician and other health care providers, R.D.s can enhance the health and well-being of your infant, child, and your family.
They are required to participate in continuing education, which enables them to stay ahead of all current nutrition trends. Kelly L. Tetrault-Stellato is our registered and licensed dietician and nutritionist. After obtaining her B.S. degree in Human Nutrition at the University of Massachusetts, she went on to the University of Northern Colorado and Clayton College to obtain an M.S. degree. Her nutrition and dietetic internship qualified her to become a Registered Dietician. Kelly is also a certified lactation counselor and certified weight management consultant, and holds certificates in fitness-related activities such as yoga and tai chi instruction. Appointments with Kelly are available upon request.

Our Team and Staff

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LOCATIONS
In addition to our office at 294 North Main Street in East Longmeadow, we have a second location located at 35 Post Office Park in Wilbraham. There will be a multitude of new services available in the upcoming months that focus on patient and family education and a team approach to care. Our primary concerns involve the issues of health management, obesity, ad behavioral management.
 
REGISTERED DIETCIAN
Registered Dieticians, (R.D.'s) are specialized healthcare providers who are dedicated to improving nutrition. They provide solutions to feeding problems and food relationship issues. They are the experts in food and nutrition. Working with your pediatrician, R.D.'s can enhance the health and well being of your infant, child, and your family. R.D.'s are required to participate in continuing education, which enables them to stay ahead of all current nutrition trends.
 
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PRESCRIPTIONS
A prescription line is available during regular office hours. Please call (413) 525-1870 and ask to be transferred to the prescription line.
Prescriptions will be filled at 11:30 and 4:30
LABS & X-RAY SERVICES
To help better serve you, we have on-site laboratory and x-ray services at our East Longmeadow location.
NURSE PRACTITIONERS
In addition to our physicians, we have five nurse practitioners in our practice. Our nurse practitioners have extensive experience in the pediatric field and work in collaboration with our physicians to offer comprehensive, patient-oriented care. They are an important part of our practitioner staff.
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Member of MGMA, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, and Massachusetts Medical Society.
 
REFERRALS
If your insurance plan requires referrals, please call (413) 525-1870 and ask to be

transferred to the referral line, or visit our website. It is your responsibility to request a referral whenever you have an appointment with a specialist, even if our office books the appointment.

Be prepared to leave the following information:

  • Name and birth date of child
  • Type of insurance (If insurance has changed since last office visit, please leave new insurance information, including name of insurance, ID number, including suffix if applicable, co-pay, effective date of insurance, and claims address)
  • Specialist's name (first and last name)
  • If your appointment is booked with a P.A., please ask the specialist's office under which doctor the referral should be entered. Referrals cannot be entered under the P.A.
  • Date of appointment
  • Reason for appointment
  • If specialist has more than one office location, please give address of your appointment
  • Please allow at least 3 days prior to your appointment when requesting a referral.
 
INSURANCE & BILLING
We accept most major insurance plans, but please verify your coverage with your insurance company prior to your visit. You are responsible for knowing and following the policies mandated by your insurance company. Co-payments are due at the time of service.

Payment plans and specific billing questions can be addressed by calling our Billing Department (413) 525-1870 between 9-3, or E-mail us at Info@pediatricservices.org

Please leave your name, child's name, date of service in question, and a brief explanation of your question. Your call will be returned by the end of the same day.
AFTER HOURS
We provide 24-hour coverage, 7 days a week. For after-hour emergencies, please call (413) 525-1870, and the provider on call will be paged immediately. If your emergency call is not returned within 20 minutes, please call us again.

If your call is not an emergency and can wait until regular office hours, we appreciate your consideration.
 

Please visit our website at www.pediatricservices.org for additional information regarding our practice, directions to both of our offices, provider listings, and important health information. You may E-mail any requests or questions to Info@pediatricservices.org. We respect your time and do our best to honor our appointment schedule. However, due to the unpredictable nature of our specialty, occasional disruptions do occur. Just as we strive to adhere to our appointment schedule, we ask our patients to do the same. If you need to reschedule or verify an appointment, please call us at your earliest opportunity.

Serving the Cities of: Agawam, Belchertown, Chicopee, East - Longmeadow, Hampden, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, Springfield, Wilbraham, West Springfield, and Northern Connecticut