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Kids Plus Pediatrics: Using Innovative Thinking to Engage Patients, Support Community, and Grow a Dynamic Business

Kids Plus Pediatrics (KPP) of Pittsburgh, PA is anything but your typical pediatric practice.

A recent visit to their Squirrel Hill, PA office showed us what is possible when you mix together business acumen, technical savvy, a healthy dose of dreaming big, and the synergy of minds who think outside the box. Where you land is a world without limits, where no idea is too grand, and where innovation is the name of the game. Complacent is not a word you would use to describe this practice. When you sit down with the folks at KPP, the excitement for what they are doing is palpable, it rubs off on you and you start thinking that you too can accomplish anything you can conjure up. And have loads of fun while doing it.

So how do they do it? What makes KPP not just a pediatric office, but a destination for families and community members alike? PCC sat down with Dr. Todd Wolynn, CEO of KPP and Chief Executive Director of the Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh and Chad Hermann, Communications Director at KPP, to find out.

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Spotlight on Chad Hermann, KPP Communications Director

Sitting down to chat with Chad Hermann he tells us, “Next month I’ll be 10 years clean as a ‘recovering academic’.”  He’s referring to the 10 years he spent teaching Business Communications at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. While there, Chad taught professional writing, public speaking, and crisis management.

Although he loved teaching, years spent in academia brought him to the point where he was ready to pursue other interests. He started consulting, working for various startups and political campaigns, and also began blogging. Dr. Wolynn came across some of Chad’s writing on a topic of shared interest – vaccines and the controversy that often surrounds them. With Dr. Wolynn being a national thought leader in pediatrics and Chad being a Communications consultant, it seemed like a great match to take Kids Plus Pediatrics to the next level.

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What is balance? It is all relative, since you can only find balance when you know where your own center is.

Doctors, like those in many other professions, spend many years honing our craft. We log countless hours in training and then in “real life” practice we don’t just stop when the day is over—there are patients to follow up on, calls to take, human lives to care about and keep healthy. I have yet to meet a physician who hasn’t gone above and beyond on countless occasions for his or her patients.