We offer top-notch
specialty care for
your growing child.

We offer top-notch specialty care for your growing child.

At Children & Adolescent Clinic, we believe in providing specialized care for your growing child. Children need individualized attention at every stage from infancy to college age. Let our team of experienced specialists take care of your child!

Patient Information

We have two locations to better serve your family:


Saturday by appointment only
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
2115 North Kansas Avenue

Grand Island

Tuesdays & Fridays
425 North Diers Avenue, Suite 2
Call for appointment!


During daytime hours, a nurse on duty is generally responsible for routine calls to the office. These may include questions about medication and refills, minor physical or behavioral problems, parenting advice and guidance for the care of mild illness.

For emergency concerns, call 402-463-6828. One of our health care providers is on call every night and weekend for emergency concerns. The on-call health care provider may answer the phone directly, or the answering service may relay the call to them.

We accept all major insurance carriers. Call our office for more information. We do not accept out-of-state Medicaid.

What We Do

Pediatricians are specialists who have three years of training beyond a medical degree to prepare them in caring for health care needs of infants, children and adolescents to college age. Our experienced and caring staff can answer many of your questions, including:

  • Growth and development
  • Breastfeeding
  • School problems
  • Nutrition and feeding problems
  • Parenting


When children reach about age 12 (or take their seventh grade physical), they develop a new relationship with their health care provider. This means adolescents have the opportunity to be examined and counseled alone to discuss any concerns.

Your teenager has special needs and may want advice on the following issues:

  • Body changes of puberty
  • Growth and hygiene
  • Menstruation
  • Acne
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Transitions to high school and college

We encourage you to talk with your teen prior to the appointment so they are ready to ask these or other questions. When the exam is complete, parents are brought back to the exam room to discuss their adolescent’s health status and any other concerns with the heal care provider.

About Our Clinic

From infancy through childhood, adolescence and college, a child’s growth and development require very careful and specialized attention. Our goal at each visit is to address all your concerns and provide anticipatory guidance to help you optimize your child’s health.

Our pediatricians provide care at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. The hospital has a modern nursery that cares for about 600 newborns per year. There is also a newborn Intensive Care Unit to care for premature babies and other sick infants. Our pediatricians are available at all times to admit any children who require hospital care.

We recognize that providing high quality health care for children and adolescents could not be accomplished without our excellent staff. Our nurses, lab personnel and front staff all share a special interest in caring for children. They have been trained in the care of children with all health care needs.

We offer speciality outreach clinics in our office including Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and Endocrinology.

Behavioural Health Clinic

Child and Adolescent Psychologist Dr. Jody Lieske is the primary psychologist at our Behavioural Health Clinic, located at the Children and Adolescent Clinic. Dr. Lieske collaborates with our physicians and other community professionals to provide comprehensive assessment and treatment for a wide range of issues at home and school, including:

  • Academic and school behaviour problems
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Chronic pain
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Autism
  • Mental handicap
  • Elimination problems
  • Enuresis (bed-wetting)
  • Encopresis (soiling)
  • Toilet training
  • Fears and phobias
  • Feeding problems
  • Grief/loss
  • Obsessions and compulsions
  • Oppositional, defiant, aggressive, and destructive behaviours
  • Psychoeducational assessment and school consultation
  • Sleep problems
  • Trauma

Our Physicians

Janet S. Howe, M.D.

Nikki Pfeil, Pa-C

Noelle Sherrets-Ratigan, D.O.

Kristen Johnson, M.D.

Andria Head, PA-C

Daniel Leonard, D.O.

Shade R. Whalen, M.D.

Andrea Clement, PA-C

Jody L. Lieske, PH.D.

Julie Shaw, PA-C

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