Committed to Providing the highest level of pediatric care to Newtown and Surrounding communities
We consider ourselves a small family that is growing! We treat you as family: your kids are auer kids!
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Richard Auerbach, MD received an undergraduate degree at Tufts University and medical school and residency training at the University of Connecticut / Connecticut Children's Medical Center. He is board certified in pediatrics (American Board of Pediatrics, National Board of Physicians and Surgeons) and a Fellow of the AAP. He is also an associate professor of pediatrics through the Universities of Vermont and Connecticut School of Medicine. He moved to Newtown in 2001. As a pediatrician, he helped establish Newtown Center Pediatrics. He has experience as a hospitalist and maintains an active interest in Lyme Disease & ADHD. Patient's Choice Award Marina Arena, MD received an undergraduate degree (summa cum laude) at The College of Saint Rose and a medical degree (cum laude) from Albany Medical College. She trained at Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Schneider Children's Hospital. She is board certified in pediatrics (American Board of Pediatrics) and a Fellow of the AAP. She has done extensive research and had previously worked as a general pediatrician with Southbury Pediatrics and Firefly after-hours care in Norwalk. Gina Reitmeyer, APRN, IBCLC has degrees from Yale University and Southern Connecticut State University, where she received a number of academic awards. She is a pediatric nurse practitioner, and as a board certified lactation consultant, she provides comprehensive in-office breastfeeding consultations. She has an extensive background in both the hospital (Yale and Norwalk) and primary care setting (Canterbury Pediatrics in Monroe). Peggy has been a pediatric nurse with our practice and previous Newtown pediatricians for over 40 years. Charlene our receptionist and exclusive office administrative staff has been with us since 2000. Kristen is our nurse, having been an LPN since 2000 and currently receiving her bachelors and RN degree. Jovanna is our medical assistant and was a former patient, whose son is now also a patient! Michelle joined us in 2016. She is an RN who is currently working part time. Please visit our website to learn more about Drs Auerbach and Arena, as well as Gina, our APRN and breastfeeding specialist with over 20 years of experience. Join our family! (203) 426-KIDS