Chesapeake Health Care Pediatrics offers comprehensive health care for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults up to the age of 18 years. We provide all health services including well-baby checkups, immunizations, and school physicals. Our providers are Board-certified Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants.

We have convenient locations in Salisbury, Princess Anne, Berlin, and Pocomoke.

We accept most health insurances. We also work with Maryland Medicaid which has plans such as University of Maryland Health Partners, Priority Partners and Amerigroup.

The Chesapeake Health Care Pediatrics department is located in Princess Anne, Pocomoke, Berlin, and Salisbury. We provide care for children who are 18 and under. Please refer to our Locations tab for hours of operation for each location.

Individual Pediatric Providers

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Dr. Stephen M. Cooper

Department Head

Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine

Residency: Medical College of Virginia Hospitals

Dr. Khaled Faisal Abdul Rahman

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine

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Deborah L. Anderson, CRNP-PMH

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner – Psychiatric Mental Health
MSN at Wilmington University

Dr. Maria Sofia Avendano-Welch (Dr. Sofie)

Medical School: Far Eastern University Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation Institute of Medicine in Manila, Philippines.
Residency: Pediatric residency training at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

Lillian Ballard, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner
Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner from Wilmington University in Georgetown, Delaware.

Dr. Frank Celeste

Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters

Erin Hollenbach, MSN-FNP, CRNP

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner from Wilmington University in New Castle, Delaware.

Jennifer M. Kurtz, CRNP

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
MSN from Wilmington University

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Dr. Melinda C. Maranan

Medical School: University of the Philippines

Residency: Loyola University Medical Center

Dr. Jodi L. Meyers

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Residency: University of Maryland Hospital for Children

Kellie Noonan, CRNP-Family

Kellie Noonan is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

Kellie received her BSN from Salisbury University and her MSN from Wilmington University. Most recently, Kellie was with Hudson Center Behavioral Health in Salisbury, Maryland where she provided medical care to patients from 18-70 years old. She has a passion for providing patients with compassionate care, and improving the quality of life for those suffering with a disability, chronic pain, or physical impairments.

Dr. Alicia Perez

Medical School: College of Physicians and Surgeons Columbia University, New York, NY

Residency: Babies Hospital Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center