Our Doctors

Dearborn Pediatrics’ Doctors

 

websiteboblevyphoto2013Robert Levy, MD

Robert Levy, MD attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for both undergraduate studies and medical school.  Dr. Levy served a three year pediatric residency at the New York University School of Medicine.  Dr. Levy is board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

Dr. Levy is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Tell us about your basic philosophy and greatest pleasure in practicing pediatrics and adolescent medicine.

The practice of pediatrics is a partnership among the parents, the physician, and when old enough, the patient.  I never considered it my duty to tell parents how to raise their children.  At the same time, it isn’t appropriate for parents to dictate what medications or treatments should be used to deal with medical issues.  In between these two extremes are many issues that can be jointly decided upon by all members of the partnership.

My greatest pleasure in practicing pediatrics is getting to know families and watching children grow into mature and thoughtful adolescents before getting ready to assume their places in the adult world.  I have been practicing since 1981 so this very pleasant experience has been repeated many times. I have also been extremely fortunate to have many of my former patients come back to the office as parents.

The world has changed dramatically since I began working but the nature of primary care medicine has not.  It is still based upon the doctor-patient (parent) relationship and it involves honesty, trust, and mutual respect.

When not working, Dr. Levy enjoys spending time and traveling with his wife, swimming, watching University of Michigan football and spending time with his puppy, Emma.

 

Joel Moses MDDr. Joel Moses

Joel Moses, MD attended the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel.  Dr. Moses completed a three year pediatric residency Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

Dr. Moses is board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Tell us about your basic philosophy and greatest pleasure in practicing pediatrics and adolescent medicine.

My philosophy as a practicing pediatrician is to help children and adolescents grow to be healthy young adults.  I emphasize preventive health care by discussing healthy nutrition and safety with parents and children.  I recommend the use of childhood vaccinations and screening tests.  My approach to childhood illnesses is that most children are healthy and get well on their own.  Antibiotics are prescribed only when necessary.  I take care of infants, children, adolescents, and even some young adults in our practice.  I have a strong interest in patients with attention deficit disorder and have years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment  of the condition.  My greatest pleasure in practicing pediatrics is making a difference in a child’s development and working closely within the community.

When not at work, Dr. Moses enjoys spending time with his wife, four children and grandson.  Dr. Moses enjoys playing tennis and basketball.

 

Houda Dagher Roger MDDr. Houda Dagher-Rodger

Dr. Dagher-Rodger attended the University of Michigan Medical School where she graduated with honors.  She went on to do her residency at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City.  As a resident, she developed her interests in asthma, allergy/immunology and gastrointestinal disorders.

Dr. Dagher-Rodger is board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.   Dr. Dagher-Rodger is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association.  She is a published researcher, having studied insulin receptor regulation as an undergraduate.  Dr. Dagher-Rodger did additional research work at the University of Chicago Medical School, where she sequenced and mapped genetic material in the department of Hematology and Oncology.

When not at work, Dr. Dagher-Rodger enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.

 

Melissa Hoisington MDDr. Melissa Hoisington

Dr. Hoisington earned her medical degree at New York Medical College.  Her pediatric residency was performed at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan.  Dr. Hoisington is board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.  Dr. Hoisington is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Tell us about your basic philosophy and greatest pleasure in practicing pediatrics and adolescent medicine.

I am dedicated to providing comprehensive and current pediatric medical care with an emphasis on routine well child care and preventative health care.  In terms of treatment of common childhood illnesses, I tend to have a conservative approach.  Most children are generally healthy and do best with minimal intervention.  I do, however, believe strongly in prevention through routine childhood immunizations and judicious use of diagnostic testing, antibiotics and other medications when appropriate.

I have a child-centered approach and, whenever possible, address children directly during their visits.  I feel it is very important that children learn to express their concerns to their physician.  It facilitates better communication, which always improves health care.  With more active participation with their health care, children realize that they too are responsible for their health and can affect their own outcome.  My goal is to help children become healthy young adults who can communicate well with their physician and be active, responsible participants in their health care.

When not at work, Dr. Hoisington enjoys spending time with her family, camping and attending Detroit Tiger baseball games!

 

Dearborn Pediatrics’ Nurse Practitioners

 

photoTiffany Harris, CPNP

Tiffany graduated with honors from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where she earned both her Bachelors (BSN) and Masters (MSN) degrees.  Tiffany is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner and is a fellow of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner’s.  Tiffany is very active in the Michigan Chapter of Nurse Practitioners.

Tell us about your basic philosophy and greatest pleasure in practicing pediatrics and adolescent medicine.

I enjoy educating and reassuring parents, empowering children, and building long term relationships with families.  I have a great clinical interest in obesity prevention and management and strive to promote healthy dietary solutions through education and awareness.  I enjoy partnering with patients and their families to produce healthy outcomes through anticipatory guidance.  Additionally, I am a strong advocate for breastfeeding and encourage moms by providing compassionate and individualized care.

I am a firm believer that pediatric health care is most effective when providers and parents work together.

When she is not working, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her family, rooting for University of Michigan athletics and exercising.

 

ssssKerri Bernard, CPNP

Kerri Bernard, CPNP, earned her Bachelors in Medical Technology from Michigan State University in 1998 and her Bachelors of Nursing from Wayne State University in 2000.

While working as a registered nurse at Motts Children’s Hospital, she earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Kerri is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner and is a fellow of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner’s.  Kerri joined our practice in 2005.

Tell us about your basic philosophy and greatest pleasure in practicing pediatrics and adolescent medicine.

My top priority is to provide individualized, comprehensive care to each patient, as well as promoting patient and family education and disease prevention.  I enjoy working with new parents as they begin the challenging journey of parenthood and watching her patients grow through the years.

In her free time, Kerri enjoys spending time with her friends and family, especially her husband and three sons.