Pediatric Medical Care

Childhood is a Specialty

Your child is growing and changing every day. Kids’ bodies and minds undergo constant growth, so they are far more complex than just smaller versions of adult bodies. They need specialized care and more frequent checkups to help them stay on track through their lightning-fast developmental journey.

Pediatricians receive an additional three years of medical training after becoming physicians. That specialized training helps us better serve your child, detect potential problems early on, and be your parental resource for questions and concerns.

But we’re more than a traditional pediatric practice. When you make Families First Pediatrics your child’s medical home, you can access integrated care with benefits like on-site mental health therapists, x-ray services, and lactation consultants. We know this cohesive approach to your child’s health results in a healthier child. You’ll soon discover that this integrated model is also a game-changing convenience for parents.

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Schedule Your Appointment

Same-day visits are almost always available for sick kids, and online booking makes it easy to plan those all-important well-checks.

Helping your child thrive, from birth to adulthood

We’re here to help at every stage: from diaper rashes and late-night worries to helping your teen thrive and transition into adulthood.

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From rashes to fevers and everything in between, we’re here to help you through this exciting (and sometimes exhausting) phase of parenthood with empathy and evidence-based care.

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Kids with Special Needs

Extra-special kids thrive when they have a consistent care team. As a physician-owned and directed practice, our provider turnover is lower than at “corporate” practices.

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Teenagers may not have as many colds and ear infections, but their medical concerns are no less specialized. With access to oral and mental health on-site, we offer unmatched continuity of care.

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Young Adults

For parents, launching a child into adulthood can feel almost as scary as bringing home a newborn. We’re here for their questions, your questions, and all those travel immunizations for that year abroad.

See Our Team of Pediatric Medical Providers

With Medical, Counseling, and Oral Health Specialists, we are your child’s comprehensive medical home.

Kim Abbott, PMHNP

Psychiatric APRN

Robyn Alfeche, M.D.


Kelsie Balmforth, PMHNP

Psychiatric APRN

Gavin Behunin, NP


Ashley Brienza, M.D.


Dan Clayton, M.D.


Chris Cook, NP


Toby Cox, M.D., MPH


Parent Feedback

My wife and I love Families First. We have never had trouble getting last minute appointments when things come up for our kids due to the many doctors and locations. It’s so convenient. We also love our main pediatrician Tiffany Thomas and would highly recommend her to anyone else wanting help deciding on the many great doctors at Families First Pediatrics to choose from. You really can’t go wrong with any of them as we’ve been seen by a few different ones but Tiffany is overall our fave with her personality and our kids love how fun she makes doctor’s appointments.

—Zachrey Kemp.

More Than Medical

It isn’t just your child’s body that’s different from an adult’s. A child’s brain is still developing, but can also struggle with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and more.

Not only do we offer in-house counseling resources, but we can also help manage and monitor your child’s medications more closely than when counseling and medical care happen separately.

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Pediatric Medical Questions & Answers

Our Pediatric providers accept most commercial insurance plans, but please verify your child’s coverage with your insurance carrier.

You are responsible for knowing your plan’s benefits and coverage.

We recommend the well-child visit and vaccine schedule by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). You can see and print both here.

Very responsive. You can contact us through our Patient Portal or by phone, text, or chat. All clinical messages go to the same system for our licensed nurses to triage and respond to according to urgency. Our goal is to respond to all messages within 24 hours.

We’ll always schedule your child with their preferred pediatric provider for well-child check-up appointments. However, we schedule sick visits with the provider available soonest. We can usually offer same-day appointments for sick visits, but these may not be with your usual provider.

We require patients over two years old to be current on vaccines for their safety and the safety of all other patients. You can view our entire vaccine policy here.