About West Side Pediatrics

West Side Pediatrics is an independent group of board-certified pediatricians dedicated to providing compassionate and personalized care for infants, children, and adolescents up to age 22 years of age.

For over fifty years, the practice has served 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.

West Side Pediatrics offers two convenient office 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.

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. We also offer a patient portal so that you may view records and send secure communication to the office.

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 Doctors

John E. Raterman, M.D.
Dr. Raterman has been practicing pediatrics in western Cincinnati since 1983, when he joined the practice of his own pediatrician, Dr. Pfahler. His office merged with West Side Pediatrics in 1994. Dr. Raterman is married and has four adult children. He grew up in Cincinnati, went to St. William, then Elder High School, and returned to Cincinnati after his medical training. Dr. Raterman enjoys Elder Football, Notre Dame Football, and all other sports.
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, adolescent health care, and quality improvement. 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.