Pediatrics Team

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    Kehinde Animashaun, MD, CHD, FAAP

    Pediatrician
    Specialty: Pediatric Medicine

    Goshen Physicians Pediatrics
    1852 Ashburn Dr, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-533-5808

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    Biography

    Dr. Kehinde Animashaun, MD, CHB, FAAP, is a board certified pediatrician who practices at Goshen Physicians Pediatrics. She is dedicated to improving the health of our community by providing expert medical care for newborns to 18-year olds. She believes health education is the best way to empower her patients. With a genuine concern for the well-being of children, Dr. Animashaun has worked in the areas of rehabilitation, research and patient care for more than 33 years. In that time, she has reached out to high school students, families with HIV and motherless babies. She was also awarded the “Marie Randolph Award for Outstanding Clinical Performance” from the Howard University College of Medicine for her work in the Department of Pediatrics Child Development Center. Away from the office, Dr. Animashaun enjoys traveling, watching movies and spending time with her husband and four children.

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Animashaun believes that preventive health is the mainstay of good health and that regular preventive visits ensure proactive health care. Each patient is an integral part of Dr. Animashaun’s healthcare team. She encourages parental involvement, as well as the patient’s involvement in health care and decision making. Dr. Animashaun encourages open communication, practices evidence-based medicine and supports recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatricians.

    Clinical Interest

    Dr. Animashaun specializes in primary care, adolescent medicine, newborn care, education, prevention (immunizations, anticipatory guidance, etc.) and sports medicine (including physicals).

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    Neha Batra, MD, FAAP

    Pediatrician
    Specialty: Pediatric Medicine

    Goshen Physicians Pediatrics
    1852 Ashburn Dr, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-533-5808

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    Biography

    Neha Batra is a board certified pediatrician with Goshen Physicians Pediatrics. She provides preventative and routine well-child care for children of all ages, including sports physicals and care coordination with specialists. In addition, she treats acute and chronic illnesses such as asthma, allergies and attention deficit syndromes.

    Dr. Batra is a strong advocate of breastfeeding, as she believes this gives babies a healthy start in life. Her involvement with the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative ensures parents have the resources they need to make informed choices about how they feed and care for their babies.

    Philosophy of Care

    Central to Dr. Batra’s approach to care is the importance of providing a medical home for families. She creates a patient-centered environment focused on healthy lifestyles and total wellness. By building long-term relationships with her young patients and their families, she is able to care for a child’s emotional and intellectual development.

    Regular check-ups give Dr. Batra opportunities to offer more than immunizations. She takes time to screen her young patients for issues with growth or development and answer parents’ questions or concerns.

    Clinical Interest

    All aspects of pediatrics interest Dr. Batra. She devotes attention to newborn care, breastfeeding education and support. She also studies clinical evidence in pediatric rheumatology, adolescent medicine, nutrition and obesity prevention.

    Research Interest

    For Dr. Batra, research is essential to advance knowledge about causes of pediatric diseases and develop new treatment approaches. She has participated in research studies on the long-term effects of prematurity, retinopathy of prematurity and survival of premature babies.

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    Natalie Kurtz, MD

    Pediatrician
    Specialty: Pediatric Medicine

    Goshen Physicians Pediatrics
    1852 Ashburn Dr, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-533-5808

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    Biography

    Dr. Natalie Kurtz is a pediatrician with Goshen Physicians Pediatrics. Born and raised in Goshen, Dr. Kurtz is passionate about serving her community. She is dedicated to promoting the health and wellbeing of children through preventive medicine and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses. Her comprehensive approach to care includes immunizations, developmental screenings and wellchild checkups. Dr. Kurtz also treats acute illnesses, such as colds and ear infections, as well as chronic conditions, including asthma.

    Dr. Kurtz provides age-appropriate education, based on current research, to guide families in caring for their children. As her patients mature, Dr. Kurtz encourages them to actively participate in their health care.

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Kurtz believes in a team-based approach to caring for her young patients. By establishing a strong partnership with family members, she encourages shared decision-making to provide the best outcomes.

    Clinical Interest

    Dr. Kurtz has a special interest in asthma and eczema. She also maintains interest in all aspects of preventive medicine for newborn and adolescent care.

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    Stephanie Daus, FNP

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    Specialty: Pediatric Medicine

    Goshen Physicians Pediatrics
    1852 Ashburn Dr, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-533-5808

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    Biography

    Stephanie Daus is a certified family nurse practitioner with Goshen Physicians Pediatrics. She provides wellchild exams, immunizations and routine preventive care through all the stages of childhood. Stephanie also treats patients with common illnesses such as colds and flu, ear infections and minor injuries. While working in emergency departments for nearly a decade, Stephanie gained extensive experience in urgent care and treating life-threatening illnesses and injuries. She also has training in the treatment of minor skin disorders, including rashes and dermatitis.

    Philosophy of Care

    Stephanie takes a family-centered approach to care. She builds relationships with her young patients as well as their families to help maintain each child’s physical and emotional wellbeing.

    Clinical Interest

    Urgent care and emergency illnesses and injuries continue to interest Stephanie.

    Research Interest

    Stephanie completed research on depression as part of her education and training as a nurse practitioner.

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    Emily Garber, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    Specialty: Pediatric Medicine

    Goshen Physicians Pediatrics
    1852 Ashburn Dr, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-533-5808

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    Biography

    Emily A. Garber, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC, is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner at Goshen Physicians Pediatrics. She provides well-child care and health education, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of common pediatric acute illnesses and chronic conditions. Her previous experience in pediatric neurosurgery and neurology as a nurse practitioner and in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) as a registered nurse is an asset to her practice. Emily provides comprehensive medical care for pediatric patients, ages birth to 18 years old, including wellchild examinations that encompass age-appropriate developmental evaluation; anticipatory guidance; vaccinations; acute/illness visits involving evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. When appropriate, she makes referrals to specialists and prescribes medication. In 2012, Emily was featured in Dayton Children’s Medical Center’s quarterly publication, where she was recognized for her unique approach to managing the diagnosis of a seizure and migraine patient. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys.

    Philosophy of Care

    Emily cares for her patients with the whole family in mind. She strives to provide kind, compassionate care with understanding of family circumstances and cultural beliefs. She consciously uses a gentle, age-appropriate approach to interact with her patients. She believes a pediatric primary care practice is the medical home for a patient, guiding and directing the care in all areas of health and wellness from birth to high school graduation.

    Clinical Interest

    Emily’s clinical interests include the care of newborns to adolescents; premature infants; aiding in breastfeeding difficulties; and the diagnosis and management of asthma, ADHD, eczema, headaches/migraines and autism.