About West Side Pediatrics
At West Side Pediatrics, our mission is to provide pediatric care that goes ABOVE and BEYOND to every child, every family, every time you need us.
For over fifty years, our independent group of board-certified pediatricians has been dedicated to providing compassionate and personalized care for infants, children, and adolescents up to age 22 years of age. We serve as a personal medical home for every patient by providing acute, chronic, and preventive medical services as well as coordination of care with specialists. We actively partner with you as parents so that, together, we can provide the best possible care for your child. Our staff includes experienced pediatric nurses who are available to answer your questions by phone during the day. For your urgent after-hours needs, our physicians and nurse practitioners are on call.
West Side Pediatrics offers two convenient locations: in Delhi Township at 663 Anderson Ferry Road and in Taylor Creek, near Dent, at 7074 Harrison Avenue. Both offices offer extended evening hours Monday through Thursday, and the Delhi office offers weekend hours.
We appreciate the opportunity to serve your family, and we look forward to partnering with you to ensure that your child grows up as healthy and happy as possible! Call (513) 922-8200 today for an appointment!
Our Physicians and Nurse Practitioners
Joseph G. Gibbons, M.D.
Dr. Gibbons has been at West Side Pediatrics since 1987. He is especially interested in the care of children with special health care needs as well as the care of internationally adopted children. Dr. Gibbons is married and has three sons. He enjoys hiking and bicycling, and he plays the piano and organ.
Leenata Maddiwar, M.D.
Dr. Maddiwar has been at West Side Pediatrics since 1998. She is responsible for keeping the laboratories running smoothly in both offices. She is married with three children, and she enjoys the theater, Indian dance, and international travel.
Micheline Maamari, M.D.
Dr. Maamari has been at West Side Pediatrics since 2005. After completing her residency in 1996, she provided patient care in community health centers before joining our practice. She is especially interested in adolescent and behavioral health care. She is married with two children, and she enjoys travel, cooking, and home improvement projects.
Jennifer DePalma-Duersch, M.D.
Dr. DePalma has been at West Side Pediatrics since 2008. Her interests within medicine include nutrition, childhood obesity prevention, and mental health. Outside of the office, she is a singer / songwriter in a band with her husband, and she enjoys cooking healthy food and gardening.
Pamela Holmes, M.D.
Dr. Holmes has been with West Side Pediatrics since 2011. After completing her residency in 2009, she cared for infants in a hospital nursery before joining our practice. Dr. Holmes is married with four children, and she enjoys music, travel, and spending time with her family.
Jennifer France, MD
Dr. France has been with West Side Pediatrics since 2015. She has a special interest in legislative child advocacy and preventative medicine. Dr. France grew up in the Tri-State area and is happy to be back home serving this community. She enjoys watching sports, especially UK Wildcats basketball and Bengals football, learning ballet and exploring new corners of the city.
Kacy Metzner, FNP-C
Kacy Metzner, FNP-C joined West Side Pediatrics in 2017. She worked in pediatrics as a Registered Nurse for 7 years prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner. Kacy has a passion for the education and empowerment of children and their families in regards to their own health. Kacy is married and has a 7 lb dog who loves to hike. She also enjoys watching college basketball or any Purdue University sporting event, traveling, and cooking.
Annie Altenau, CPNP
Annie Altenau, CPNP joined West Side Pediatrics in 2017 after working as a nurse practitioner in Springfield, Ohio. She grew up in Cincinnati, and is excited to be working back in the area. Annie has a special interest in childhood obesity, asthma, and adolescent health. Annie enjoys traveling, running, and sports.
Emily Eagen, M.D.
Dr. Eagen joined West Side Pediatrics in 2018. She was born and raised in Cincinnati. She went to McAuley High School, Xavier University, and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She completed residency at the University of Kentucky. She previously worked at Cincinnati Children's Hospital for 12 years, in the Emergency Department and the primary care clinic. She has a special interest in acute illness and injuries.
Jillian Klein, M.D.
Dr. Klein joined West Side Pediatrics in 2018. She spent the 10 years prior working at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in the primary care clinic and caring for newborns at The Christ Hospital nursery. Her primary medical focuses include childhood obesity and pediatric behavioral/mental health. In her free time, Dr. Klein enjoys reading, knitting and the theater (musical and other). She plays the clarinet, tenor sax and piano.