Larissa Dominy, DO, FACOP, FAAP

Dr. Dominy is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her pediatric training at Albert Einstein Medical Center where she served as a Chief Resident her last year. Dr. Dominy has been practicing as a pediatrician in the community since 1997. She resides in Collegeville with her husband and two children.

Dr. Dominy is board certified in pediatrics by both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. Since 2004, she has served as the Director of the Core Clinical Clerkship in Pediatrics as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In this role, Dr. Dominy trains and tests third year medical students on the subject of Pediatrics. “She is a recipient of humanitarian and academic awards due to her commitment to academic excellence”

Dr. Debra Shollenberger, DO, FACOP

Dr. Shollenberger graduated from Medical School at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her internship at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Reading and pediatric residency at Cooper Medical Center in New Jersey. Dr. Shollenberger is a board-certified Pediatrician whom has been practicing primary care pediatrics since 2003. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association.

Dr. Shollenberger and her family reside locally in Upper Gwynedd Township. She is married and has three children. Two of her children have been diagnosed with celiac disease so she has a strong interest in this disorder, as well as children who suffer from food allergies. Dr. Shollenberger’s youngest child has dyspraxia of speech (delay of speech). Due to this, she has a strong interest in children with speech delay.

Dr. Gayathri S. Rao, MD, FAAP (Retired in April 2020)

We were very fortunate to work with Dr. Rao in the last part of her career at Panda Bear Pediatrics. Her patients, the staff, and the other pediatric providers will greatly miss her depth of experience, teamwork, and management of patients. Dr. Rao will be spending more time with her husband, children, and grandchildren while in retirement.  We hope she enjoys the next phase of her life.

 

Dr. Rao gained a wealth of experience as a Pediatrician prior to joining Panda Bear Pediatrics in 2018. She has been practicing as a Pediatrician in the Collegeville area since 2005 at Mainline Health/Nemours Dupont Pediatrics. Her previous experience includes practicing as a Pediatrician at Temple Physicians and PennCare Pediatrics in Philadelphia. Dr. Rao is board certified in pediatrics by the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has served as an Assistant Professor associated with Drexel School of Medicine and MCP/Hahnemann School of Medicine. In these roles she provided clinical training in Pediatrics to medical students. She was a previous recipient of the Outstanding Contribution Award from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine due to her commitment to academic excellence.

Mary Wright, CRNP, PNP

Mary is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Panda Bear Pediatrics.  She first gained experience as a nurse at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania prior to studying and graduating from Nurse Practitioner program at Thomas Jefferson University.  Mary holds two undergraduate degrees in both Nursing and English.

Mary completed her Pediatric primary care and specialty rotations with A.I.DuPont Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).  Mary is a Board-Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner by the Pediatric Nursing Certification.

Her medical interests include early childhood physical and emotional development, and adolescent health. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, knitting, and international cuisine.  Mary is originally from Oregon and now lives in Chester County with her spouse and two children.

Alicia Hollingsworth, CRNP, PNP

Alicia is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Panda Bear Pediatrics. She first gained experience in Pediatrics as a Pediatric Pulmonary nurse at Pedia Manor as well as a nurse at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) NICU units located at Chester County Hospital and Holy Redeemer Hospital prior to studying and graduating from Nurse Practitioner program at Gwynedd Mercy University. Alicia holds an undergraduate degree in Nursing from Alvernia University.

Alicia completed her Pediatric primary care and specialty rotations with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia locations as well as clinical training at Panda Bear Pediatrics.

Alicia is a Board-Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner by the Pediatric Nursing Certification. Her medical interests include complex needs and rare metabolic disorders. In her spare time she volunteers for various organizations and has been on two Medical Missions. Alicia is originally from and lives in Montgomery County with her spouse.

Melissa Baldrige, CRNP, PNP

 

Melissa is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Panda Bear Pediatrics.  She first gained experience in pediatrics as a clinical nurse on the pediatric surgical and trauma unit at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).  Melissa holds an undergraduate degree in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh.  She has also earned a Masters in Nursing from the Primary Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program at Villanova University.

Melissa completed her pediatric primary care and specialty rotations at CHOP, Nemours A.I. Dupont, as well as Lancaster Pediatric Associates and Quakertown Pediatrics.

Melissa is a Board-Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.  She has been involved in two medical mission trips, to Kenya and Uganda, her passions traveling internationally with her.