About Our Practice
Our practice was founded in Springdale in 1966 by Dr. Pedro Ponce, who has since retired. Dr. Debbie Goodlander was next to join the practice, in 1975. Dr. Susie Limouze and Dr. Paul Chirlin (both now retired) soon expanded the practice further. As more doctors joined and our practice grew, we recognized an opportunity to serve even more patients throughout Greater Cincinnati, so in 1998 we opened our office in Mason. Our practice now has 10 physicians and two pediatric nurse practitioners caring for patients in both our Springdale and Mason offices.
The Benefits of a Group Practice
As a group practice, we manage information in patient charts so that any provider will feel comfortable seeing any patient. You may choose either a doctor or a pediatric nurse practitioner to be your child’s primary care provider. We hope that you’ll get to know several of us, and choose at least three of our twelve providers that you would like to see regularly. That way, if you need to bring your child in for a sick visit and your preferred provider is unavailable, you may be able to see another provider who is familiar with your child. If for some reason you need to see a specific provider, please make that request when you call.
Our Role in Mentoring Medical Students
The physicians in our practice are grateful for the training we received when we were medical students and pediatric residents, and believe it’s important to “pay it forward” to future generations of doctors. Our practice is deeply committed to mentoring medical students and residents as they gain important clinical skills by working directly with our doctors and patients. In fact, three of our doctors (Dr. Singerman, Dr. Leanza and Dr. Sekar) have won the Mead-Johnson Community Teaching Award from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. You and your child may be seen by one of these future pediatricians when you come for an appointment. We invite you to learn more about our policy regarding medical residents.
Two Convenient Locations
Our Springdale office is located on Springfield Pike/Rt. 4, just south of Northland Boulevard, and about 3 minutes south of I-275. Our Mason office is located on Mason-Montgomery Road about 6 minutes north of I-71, in front of the Manor House banquet facilities. These two locations near major expressways put us within an easy drive of much of Greater Cincinnati.
All our physicians and pediatric nurse practitioners (and many of our nurses and medical assistants) circulate between the two offices during the week. For your convenience, our Sprindale location offers Saturday morning appointments as needed.
About Our Beautiful Murals
You may have noticed the photo of our murals at the top of this page. We have a beautiful Jungle mural at Springdale and an Ocean mural at Mason. Both were designed and illustrated by our own nurse, Kathy. If you’re interested in her work, please speak to our receptionist for more information.