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Pediatric Health Services is our newest specialty being offered, having opened in August 2014. Canon City is unique because we are the first to offer pediatric care in all of the Centura Health Physician Group, which includes clinics from across Colorado and Kansas. Our pediatric clinic provides care for newborns and children up to age 18 with preventative care, health check-ups, immunizations, illness and more. We are accepting new patients. The addition of Pediatric Health Services complements the complete continuity of care: OB/GYN services, Pediatrics, Family Practice and Internal Medicine.
Call 719-285-2091 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
Our practices serve all patients regardless of inability to pay. Sliding Fee Scale Discounts for essential services are offered depending upon family/household size and income. For further information contact our Program Representative at 719-285-2467.
Ananya Guha Lusero, MD has joined St. Thomas More Physician Group as a board certified pediatrician. She enjoys caring for families in Fremont County. She is now accepting new patients, and most insurance such as Medicaid, United Health Care, Tri-Care, Blue Cross and Humana.
Dr. Lusero grew up in Florida, and graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She performed research in the MIT infant cognition lab and volunteered in schools while in Boston. She continued her interest in child advocacy by volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in foster care. She earned her medical degree at the University of Florida College of Medicine, and completed a Pediatrics residency at the University of New Mexico, where she earned the Community Access to Child Health Grant and Anne E. Dyson Child Advocacy Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics for addressing childhood obesity in Albuquerque.
She spent four years as a Pediatric Hospitalist, caring for newborns and taking care of sick children in the hospital. As a hospitalist, Dr. Lusero was the breast feeding physician advocate and newborn nursery liaison, and utilized mindfulness techniques in working with children. She always envisioned being a community pediatrician and is excited to bring her hospitalist experience, as well as passion for primary care, to the St. Thomas More Physicians Group.
In her free time, Dr. Lusero likes to spend time with family, play violin, hike, and meditate.
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M. Nedzinski, DO was born and raised in the Denver area. Dr. Nedzinski earned her Bachelor of Science
in Biological Sciences with a Minor in Biomedical Sciences and Ethnic Studies
from the Colorado State University in Fort Collins. She then went on to earn Doctor of Osteopathy
from Midwestern University located in Glendale, Arizona. While in medical school she served as an
academic tutor, a teaching assistant in the Anatomy Lab, as well as, served as
President and Vice President of Sigma Sigma Phi, a National Honor Society. She completed her Pediatric Residency at
Oklahoma State University Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dr. Nedzinski chaired the Oklahoma State
University Pediatrics Academics Committee.
Dr. Nedzinski’s affiliations include American Osteopathic Association,
American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians
and Sigma Sigma Phi National Osteopathic Honor Society.
Dr. Nedzinski’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband Eric and 3
dogs (Laken, Nash, and Zoey) as well as hiking and spending time outside.
Care PhilosophyI believe that the best preventive medicine starts in
childhood. Helping families to care for
children and build healthy lifestyles from a young age is some of the best
medicine. For kids that have a complex
medical history it is important to have an active primary care physician to
help coordinate care and help parents to advocate for their child. I love helping families keep their children
healthy as well as support them when their children are sick.
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Janet L. Krein is a Certified Physician Assistant specializing in Pediatrics with nearly 25 years of experience. She worked with Dr. Ellen McCormick at Pediatric Associates in Canon City from 2008 to 2014 when the practice closed. She has joined the St. Thomas More Pediatric Health Services clinic, and is excited to continue care for her community and patients.
Janet earned a Master’s degree from Yale University School of Medicine Physician Associate Program in 1990. She spent eight years working in a hospital pediatric ward and neonatal ICU in Connecticut. In 1998, she began working at Pediatric offices and performing home visits for newborns and assisting mothers with breast feeding. Janet earned a second Master’s Degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Physician Assistant Studies specializing in Pediatrics. In 2007, she was certified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
At the St. Thomas More Pediatric Health Services clinic, Janet sees patients from newborn to 18 years for well checkups, sports physicals, lactation consults, sick visits, straight forward ADHD management and all aspects of pediatric care.
Janet lives in Canon City with her husband who is an on-line mentor and a college instructor. They spend their free time hiking, kayaking, and working in the garden.
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1335 Phay Ave., Suite A
Canon City, CO 81212
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