Our office is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand how confusing and stressful this is for our entire community. In order to continue to provide the best care possible while maintaining safety for all of our patients, families as well as our staff, we have implemented the following policies:

  1. Same-day-sick appointments are available during time slots separate from any routine well check appointments.
  2. Separate exam rooms are being used for well checks and sick appointments.
  3. No walk-in appointments. Please call ahead for all visits.
  4. We continue to follow local, state and federal guidelines (ie. requirement for masks).
  5. All families are screened for risks of COVID-19 prior to their appointment.
  6. All providers have been vaccinated for COVID-19 :)
  7. We offer telemed services. Please speak with our nurses to schedule.


We're excited to receive so many calls regarding the COVID-19 vaccine for children. We're including a link with some great information from Bright Futures. But here are a couple of answers for the more common questions that we receive:

  1. Do we recommend the vaccine?
    Yes! We absolutely recommend the vaccine for all eligible children.
  2. Who should NOT get the vaccine?
    The list of contraindications is quite short. Basically, history of an anaphylactic allergic reaction to the vaccine or one of its components (which is quite rare) is the primary contraindication.
  3. What if I or my child has had COVID-19?
    The risk of re-infection after SARS-CoV-19 is low, but immunity may wane over time. So the vaccine is still recommended.
  4. What about the risk for myocarditis?
    This is being carefully followed. Fortunately, those numbers are quite low (males between ages 16-17y have shown the highest incidence with roughly 63 cases per *million* doses). Compared to the risk actual infection from COVID-19 and the subsequent risk of cardiomyopathy makes the recommendation very easy.
  5. What are the common side effects from the vaccine?
    The common side effects are similar to what we can see with any of our vaccines: Soreness at the vaccine site, body aches, headache and fever.
  6. Are we administering the vaccine in our office?
    Not at this time. Storage, handling, and staffing issues have proven to be a bit prohibitive.
  7. Are we planning to dismiss families that refuse the vaccine?
    Absolutely not.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us during office hours! 614-508-2223


Welcome

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Welcome to the online home of Westerville Pediatric Specialists, Inc. Our mission is to provide comprehensive care to your children, from the nursery through adolescence.

Our qualified doctors and staff have dedicated their lives and careers to caring for the health and well-being of your children. Trust in their expertise to effectively diagnose and treat any illnesses your children may have and to maintain the overall quality of your children's health.

We are currently located at 575 Westar Crossing, Suite 101, Westerville, 43082 (off Cleveland Avenue and County Line Road), with a second office at 700 West Cherry Street, Suite B, Sunbury, 43074.

We offer evening and Saturday hours in our Westerville office, as well as 24-hour call coverage.

As a reminder, the CDC still recommends masks for the following indoor settings:                             1. Those in medium areas who are immunocompromised or potentially at increased                     risk for severe diseases if recommended by their health care provider                               2. People with symptoms, a positive test or exposure to someone with COVID-19        

Because of the nature of a pediatric medical office, we strongly encourage you wear a mask for the safety of our staff & patients in our offices. If you are coming for a sick appointment, we do require that you wear a mask. We appreciate your understanding.                           

*Telemedicine is now being offered (wps.doxy.me) for certain office visits, such as medication checks, ADHD, rechecks & certain sick visits. Click here for more information.

  • Michael J. Leymaster, MD, FAAP
  • Danielle S. Pottinger, MD
  • Kathleen M. Wodarcyk, MD, FAAP
  • Michelle E. Yaw, MD, FAAP
  • Amanda Jett, APRN-CNP
  • Teri Campbell, Practice Manager


Westerville Pediatric Specialists, Inc.
575 Westar Crossing, Suite 101     ;        Monday:     9:00 am-5:30 pm
Westerville, Ohio 43082                        Tuesday:     9:00 am-4:30 pm
Phone: 614-508-ABCD (2223)                Wednesday: 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Fax: 614-508-2233                               Thursday:    9:00 am-5:30 pm
                                                        Friday:       9:00 am-4:00 pm
                                                        Saturday:    9:00 am-12:30 pm

Phone Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm. 

Sunbury Mills Pediatrics

700 West Cherry Street, Suite B           Monday:     8:30 am-4:00 pm
Sunbury, Ohio 43074                           Tuesday:     9:00 am-4:30 pm
Phone: 740-965-6369                          Wednesday: 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Fax:740-965-6371                               Thursday:    9:00 am-12:00 pm                                                                                       Friday:        9:00 am-12:00 pm

If you would like to talk to our billing specialist, call Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

If you would like to have school forms completed, please email the form to our forms email at WPSforms@wps-abcd.com and we will email it back to you once it is completed. 

Register to get your children ages 0-5 a free book each month from Ohio's Statewide Imagination Library program at:

Enroll — Ohio Governor's Imagination Library (ohioimaginationlibrary.org)

We accept Cash, Checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards. 

Need help paying your bill? We accept CareCredit. Please click on the link below for more information.

https://www.carecredit.com/go/289NTQ/

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Meet Our Pediatric Staff

  • Michael J. Leymaster, M.D., F.A.A.P.

    He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his residency in pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University/MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland in June 2002. Dr. Leymaster enjoys all areas of pediatrics and has a special interest in sports medicine. He is board certified, a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics (F.A.A.P.) and is the former chair of pediatrics at Mount Carmel/St Ann's. Dr. Leymaster joined our practice in July 2002.

  • Danielle S. Pottinger, M.D.

    Completed her undergraduate studies at Dartmouth College. She is a graduate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in May 2016 and completed her pediatric residency training at Nationwide Children's Hospital in June 2019.  Dr. Pottinger is board certified and joined our practice July, 2019.

  • Kathleen M. Wodarcyk, M.D., F.A.A.P.

    She completed her undergraduate studies at Ohio State University. She is a graduate of the Medical College of Ohio and completed her pediatric residency at the same institution. Dr. Wodarcyk has been practicing pediatrics in Columbus since 1990. She is a clinical instructor at Ohio State University and is board certified. She's a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics (F.A.A.P.) and joined Westerville Pediatric Specialists, Inc. in 1997.

  • Michelle E. Yaw, M.D., F.A.A.P.

    Her pediatric training was completed at Wright State University School of Medicine/The Children's Medical Center of Dayton in 1998. Before joining our practice in 2006, she was in private practice for eight years in the Dayton, Ohio, area. Dr. Yaw is board certified and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics (F.A.A.P.). She is an associate professor at Wright State University.

  • Amanda Jett, RN, MS, CPNP-PC

    Completed her undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University in 2002 before returning for her nursing degree and master of nursing in advanced practice, specializing in pediatrics. She is board certified and joined our practice in 2018.

Testimonials

  • "I’m always able to get into an appt quickly if needed. The nurses are quick to call you back if you have questions. Everyone’s always professional and take great care of the kids. Dr. Leymaster did a great job coming up with a plan to take care of my kids."
    Jordan W.
  • "Can get last minute appt, which is great. Prior to COVID, they had afternoon walk in hrs (due to COVID, you have to call first to use this). Dr. Yaw and any other staff seen when she isn't available have been great. They listen to my concerns and explain everything thoroughly. The front desk staff are all helpful and considerate."
    Danielle M.
  • "My son has been going to both office since he has been born. The doctors are all very friendly and loving. The best part are the nurses Kim and Becky my son loves them both and they are excellent nurses. They are both caring and loving and know what they are talking about. So thankful there are still nurses out there who care. Definitely recommend both nurses! ❤️"
    Katherine H.

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