Danis Pediatric Center combines the excellence and talents of SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and Saint Louis University School of Medicine (SLUCare physicians, resident physicians and nurse practitioners) to develop a model practice to serve the area by providing world-class pediatric primary care.
Our practice is a unique blend of patient care, patient education and medical education. Our principal goal is to provide the very best care and service available for your child in all aspects of pediatrics, including physical, mental and emotional health from infancy through adolescence.
Each SLUCare physician on our staff is a faculty member at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. We have a blend of “attending physicians” (physicians who have a wealth of experience as practitioners and now share their knowledge with residents). Our “residents” are licensed physicians who have graduated from medical school and have chosen to become pediatricians.
Upon registering with the Danis Pediatric Center, your child will be assigned a Primary Care Provider (PCP), who will be one of our attending physicians or Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Each attending physician has a team of residents or Physician Assistant, who train under the attending’s guidance. When you schedule an appointment with us, you may see the attending physician personally or you may see one of their residents.
Now offering two locations!
1465 S. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63104
Located inside SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis.
Danis Pediatrics Midtown
4100 Forest Park Ave, Suite A, St. Louis, MO 63108
Located on the corner of South Sarah St. and Forest Park Ave. near the IKEA in Midtown St. Louis. Designated parking for Danis Pediatrics can be found in front of the building as well as across the street.
Hours of operation
Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(closed on major holidays)
For more information or to make an appointment, call 314-268-4070. When making an appointment, please have your insurance information available.
Danis Pediatric Center is a full-service pediatric office, so we can see your child for all of their health care needs (sick appointments, school and sports physicals, immunizations, checkups, well baby examinations and more). Danis Pediatric Center is a group practice, therefore we make every effort to have your child seen by their physician or provider team. Patients are seen by appointment only. For physicals and well-baby examinations, you should call us two months prior to when the appointment is needed.
When scheduling your child for school or sports physicals, please call in late spring or early summer as our physical appointments fill up very fast during the summer.
Calls for sick child appointments should be made early in the day (our phone lines open at 7:30 am) so a time can be arranged for your child to be examined that day.
We ask you arrive to your scheduled appointment at Danis Pediatrics Center 15 minutes ahead of time. This will allow time for registration and nursing to prepare you for your appointment with your provider. If you do not arrive on time for your appointment, your physician will not be able to see you. We ask you contact us to cancel/reschedule any appointment no later than 2 hours prior to the appointment time. If you are unable to fulfill this request, the appointment will count as a no show.
Please note that we do have an appointment no-show policy (3 consecutive no-shows or 3 no-shows within a 12-month period) which may result in removal from the Danis Pediatric Center.
Some problems can be handled over the phone and do not require a visit. If you have questions, feel free to call our office and talk to either our Triage Nurse or leave a message for a physician to call you back.
Our doctors are always available after hours for urgent questions (after 4:30 pm, weekends and holidays) contact our Physician Exchange at 314-388-6275.
Please call your pharmacy for medication refills, they will coordinate with your PCP in our clinic, saving you waiting time on the phone.
In a true life-threatening emergency, activate the emergency medical services by calling 911.
Urgent health concerns
For urgent health concerns during normal office hours, call your PCP immediately at 314-268-4070. After hours, call us through our Physician Exchange line.
Do not go directly to the emergency room without calling us, unless it is a true emergency. Routine medical problems are best dealt with by your primary care physician via an office visit or a phone call.
For poison concerns, call the national Poison Center hotline at 1-800-222-1222.
Danis Pediatric Center has Nurse Only appointments available for flu shots. To make an appointment, call 314-268-4087.
Other resources, programs
Danis Pediatrics participates in the use of MyChart. MyChart is your gateway to view your child’s SSM Health Cardinal Glennon medical record. With MyChart, you can keep track of your child’s health information, keep an update list of medications, stay on top of your child’s immunizations, communicate with your PCP and more! A Danis Pediatric representative will be happy to start the application process at your next visit.
Proper medicine dosing
See Danis Pediatric's Dr. Matt Broom here talking about proper medicine dosing on FOX2now.
Happy Mothers, Healthy Families
A clinical research program evaluating treatments for moms with postpartum depression. Learn more here.
Reach Out & Read Program
With the Reach Out & Read Program, the Danis Pediatric Center makes sure that every child leaves his or her visit with a book to keep. Volunteers in our waiting room read to the children and allow the children to read to them.
Meet the Team
Our physicians are all members of the General Academic Pediatrics Department at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Our doctors are regularly featured in St. Louis Magazine's "Best Docs" list.
Matthew Broom, MD, Medical Director
Laura Ruhland, RN, Team Leader
Shahnaz Ahmad, MD
Joshua Arthur, MD, MTS
Mark Eddy, MD
Kenneth Haller, MD
Donna Halloran, MD, MSPH, PhD
M. Susan Heaney, MD, MPH
Timothy Kutz, MD
Gene LaBarge, MD
Jennifer Ladage, MD
Shahida Naseer, MD
Jay Noffsinger, MD
Elisa Pincus, MD, MS
Heidi Sallee, MD
Michelle Sineff, MD
Anne Walentik, DO, MPH
Ashley Borawski, RN, CPNP
Genevieve Delrosario, PA
Elizabeth Rhyne, RN, CPNP
Adrinne Lacy, Secretary
Happy Mothers, Healthy Families:
Amy Ladley, PhD, Research Coordinator
P-Square Parenting Program:
P-Square is both an initiative and research study through Danis Pediatrics that uses the Positive Parenting Program intervention to assist parents and caregivers in developing skills to manage their child's behavioral issues. Parents and caregivers work one-on-one with a practitioner to develop parenting plans and manage problem behaviors, all while decreasing parental stress and increasing resiliency. The intervention takes place over 4 sessions. The P-Square program is supported by the St. Louis Mental Health Board.
Kathy Pierce, PhD
Debra Zand, PhD
Natalie Lanning, MSW, LCSW
Donna McNamara, Research Coordinator