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Caring for Children is Our Speciality

At Ideal Pediatric and Adolescent Care, we provide high-quality, evidence-based medical care for your child in a small, independent practice setting from birth to young adulthood.  

After many years of working in different practice settings and driven by a desire to create a pediatric practice that serves the community, Dr. O’Hara opened Ideal Pediatric and Adolescent Care in December 2016. We set out to build a small practice where we can spend time with our patients and families and maintain the personal connections that are so vital to the health, development and growth or your child.

We utilize the latest technology, including a pediatric-specific electronic health record by PCC and state of the art in-house rapid diagnostic testing to bring up-to-date care to your child.  Being an independent practice, we can be more responsive to our patient’s needs.

The team at Ideal Pediatric and Adolescent Care has a passion for the care we provide to your children and we strive to meet the needs of your family. We want all families to feel welcome and comfortable at our practice. Our goal is to create the Ideal experience for parents and children.

Pediatric Services

As pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners, we receive special training in the health and illnesses of infants, children, teens and young adults.  We provide general preventative well care to children including immunizations, growth and developmental, vision, and hearing screenings, fluoride varnish and test for anemia. We provide general guidance on behavior and development, safety, nutrition and emotional wellness to foster a lifetime of good health.

We also care for chronic illnesses such as asthma and ADHD, as well as acute illness for colds, COVID symptoms, rashes, sports injuries and more. We do rapid/in office testing for COVID (rapid PCR), Influenza, Strep, urine tests for pregnancy and urinary tract infection.

And that’s not all! Ideal Pediatric and Adolescent Care works with patients to treat and manage ADHD, anxiety, and depression, as well as the unique challenges faced by adolescents. We offer lactation support for new moms, school physicals for young athletes, counseling for adopting families, and travel medicine for your adventures abroad.

Experience

Our providers have been practicing in Central Pennsylvania and have over 25 years of clinical experience.

Continuity of Care

We recognize the importance of having access to your medical provider who personally knows you and your family.  We practice as a group and although you can request to see one provider more consistently for well child visits we also rotate visits among the providers.  This allows everyone in the practice is familiar with your child  and your family.

Your Family Matters

We are committed to you and the people you love.

Mary Beth O’Hara DO, FAAP

Born and raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Dr. O’Hara lives in Lewisburg with her husband and teenage son. She also has two grown daughters living away. Her community philosophy is evident not just in how she practices medicine. She enjoys interacting with her patients and their families around the community. She has volunteered at local schools and libraries and giving talks on nutrition, safety and development. She has contributed articles for the local newspaper and volunteers for local youth sports, including coaching her son’s mountain bike team.

Dr. O’Hara graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wilkes Universitywith a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. She received her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed an internship in General Internal Medicine at Lehigh Valley Medical Center before finding her true calling and went on to complete her Pediatric residency at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville, PA (Geisinger Medical Center).  Dr. O’Hara is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and continues to maintain her board certification.

In her free time, she enjoys camping, mountain biking, and fly fishing with her family and friends because she enjoys building connections with people she loves while enjoying nature.

Get to Know Our Family

The Ideal Team and staff works closely with patients, families and specialists to make every visit and experience a positive one.

Ashley Giannatonio

Ashley Giannatonio, RT
Reception

Krystle Cross

Krystle Cross, RN
Nurse

Whitney Maneval

Whitney Maneval, CMA
Medical Assistant

Make Yourself at Home!

Our office is designed to look like a home that welcomes your children. We specifically chose light colored walls with bright doors to be inviting, calming and warm. Our artwork is intended to be gender and age neutral so the youngest infant and the college age patients both feel comfortable in our space.