28 Blackwell Park Lane, Suite 103

Warrenton, VA 20186

Where Kids Come First

Quality Pediatric care in your neighborhood

Get to know us

Warrenton Pediatrics was founded in 2006 by Dr. Michael Amster, a physician at a large medical practice in Centreville, VA who dreamed of a slower, easier pace that would give him more time for his patients.

 

“Northern Virginia can be so fast paced sometimes. I longed for a medical practice where I could really get to know my patients personally, and feel like I was a part of their family,” he says. “I guess I still have old-fashioned ideals. With so many societal challenges to personal care, I still think medicine should have that small town approach”. When Dr. Amster discovered Warrenton, it immediately reminded him of his small hometown just outside of Chicago, Illinois. He opened his own practice there and has been serving patients with his brand of competence and compassion, and enjoying getting to know them like friends.

In October of 2013, Dr. Cheryl Kemerer, a like-minded pediatrician with the same ideals, joined the growing practice. Together with their hand-picked, quality nurses and office staff, Warrenton Pediatrics works hard to earn the right to become immersed in the lives of their patients and families – not just in medicine, but beyond.

 

“I love it when kids see me walking with my own kids down Main Street,” Dr. Amster says. “They shout, ‘Hi, Doctor Hamster,’ and they giggle and wave. I enjoy chatting with them outside of the office. That’s what we aim for here – that personal connection.”

Meet the Doctors

Michael S. Amster, M.D., FAAP

Dr. Michael Amster founded Warrenton Pediatrics in 2006 after practicing for four years at Union Mill Pediatrics in Centerville, VA. While there, he also served as the practice’s HIPAA officer and billing supervisor. He is Board Certified in pediatrics (2002).

 

Dr. Amster received his BS degree in Biology from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL), graduating with distinction in 1994. He then earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine in 1999. He holds advanced certifications in Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

 

Doctor Mike enjoys sharing his expertise with the community through teaching. He is a regular guest speaker with Fauquier Hospital’s community outreach series, where he enjoys teaching classes in baby care essentials and lecturing on topics such as “home alone” safety. Since 2011 he also has served as an affiliate clinical faculty member at Shenandoah University in Winchester. Known to his little patients as “Doctor Hamster,” he loves to engage children with his knack for teaching, and participates with Fauquier Hospital’s bi-annual “KidSafe” health and fitness day. He also shares his professional skills as a member of the Quality Control and Peer Review Committees at Fauquier Hospital, and as a physician-member of the Fauquier County Public School Health Advisory Board.

 

Dr. Amster is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Fauquier County Medical Society, American Medical Association, and a state board member for the Medical Society of Virginia.

Cheryl Kemerer, M.D., FAAP

Dr. Cheryl Kemerer has been practicing pediatrics since 2000. Her previous practice was in Northeast Ohio and was affiliated with Akron Children's Hospital. She was one of the "Lead Physicians" for Akron Children's Hospital Physicians, a network of over 20 pediatric offices. She was also certified by the Ohio Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH) as a provider. With this certification, she was one of a select group of pediatricians able to serve as a primary care provider for children with complex medical conditions. She enjoys not only managing chronic and acute illnesses, but also promoting health maintenance with preventive medicine. Dr. Cheryl has a wide range of special interests within pediatrics, including newborn care and lactation, developmental pediatrics, and adolescent health. She strongly believes in the importance of working with parents and families to provide the best care for her patients. "I love that as part of my job, I have the opportunity to watch children and families grow. I feel privileged to be a part of that growth."

 

Dr Cheryl has been board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics since 2000. She received her BS in Biology, with Honors, from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1993 and received her M.D. from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia in 1997. She completed her pediatric residency at Akron Children's Hospital in 2000. She also holds certifications in NRP, BLS and PALS.

 

Dr. Cheryl lives in Gainesville with her husband and 2 children.  "We are excited to be a part of the community and to be able to raise our children here."

 

When not working, Dr. Cheryl enjoys spending time with her family and being involved in her children's school and activities. She is an avid reader and has been involved in literacy promotion activities. She is interested in history and also loves to cook.

 

Dr. Cheryl is the Chair of Pediatrics at Fauquier Hospital.

Community Involvement

The physicians and staff of Warrenton Pediatrics are active in offering their expertise to the community as a whole. Dr. Amster serves on several Boards, and is a popular lecturer at Fauquier Hospital health outreach events. He is a proud member of:

 

  • Fauquier County Public School Health Advisory Board
  • Fauquier Physician’s Network Executive Board
  • Fauquier Hospital Instructor – Baby Care Essentials Class
  • Fauquier County Medical Society
  • Medical Society of Virginia (District 7 Representative)
  • Medical Society of Virginia – Taskforce on Stakeholder Relations with Physician Assistants, Residents and Medical Students

Warrenton Pediatrics

28 Blackwell Park Lane, Suite 103

Warrenton, VA 20186

Phone: 540-349-3225

Fax: 540-349-1204

Office Hours

Monday - Wednesday

8:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday

8:00am - 6:00pm

Friday

8:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday - (sick visits only)

-Please contact on call doctor

© 2017, Warrenton Pediatrics, LLC

Michael S. Amster, M.D. FAAP

Dr. Michael AmsterDr. Michael Amster founded Warrenton Pediatrics in 2006 after practicing for four years at Union Mill Pediatrics in Centerville, VA. While there, he also served as the practice’s HIPAA officer and billing supervisor. He is Board Certified in pediatrics (2002).

 

Dr. Amster received his BS degree in Biology from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL), graduating with distinction in 1994. He then earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine in 1999. He holds advanced certifications in Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

 

Doctor Mike enjoys sharing his expertise with the community through teaching. He is a regular guest speaker with Fauquier Hospital’s community outreach series, where he enjoys teaching classes in baby care essentials and lecturing on topics such as “home alone” safety. Since 2011 he also has served as an affiliate clinical faculty member at Shenandoah University in Winchester. Known to his little patients as “Doctor Hamster,” he loves to engage children with his knack for teaching, and participates with Fauquier Hospital’s bi-annual “KidSafe” health and fitness day. He also shares his professional skills as a member of the Quality Control and Peer Review Committees at Fauquier Hospital, and as a physician-member of the Fauquier County Public School Health Advisory Board.

 

Dr. Amster is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Fauquier County Medical Society, American Medical Association, and a state board member for the Medical Society of Virginia.

Cheryl Kemerer, M.D., FAAP

 

Dr. Cheryl Kemerer has been practicing pediatrics since 2000. Her previous practice was in Northeast Ohio and was affiliated with Akron Children's Hospital. She was one of the "Lead Physicians" for Akron Children's Hospital Physicians, a network of over 20 pediatric offices. She was also certified by the Ohio Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH) as a provider. With this certification, she was one of a select group of pediatricians able to serve as a primary care provider for children with complex medical conditions. She enjoys not only managing chronic and acute illnesses, but also promoting health maintenance with preventive medicine. Dr. Cheryl has a wide range of special interests within pediatrics, including newborn care and lactation, developmental pediatrics, and adolescent health. She strongly believes in the importance of working with parents and families to provide the best care for her patients. "I love that as part of my job, I have the opportunity to watch children and families grow. I feel privileged to be a part of that growth."

 

Dr Cheryl has been board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics since 2000. She received her BS in Biology, with Honors, from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1993 and received her M.D. from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia in 1997. She completed her pediatric residency at Akron Children's Hospital in 2000. She also holds certifications in NRP, BLS and PALS.

 

Dr. Cheryl lives in Gainesville with her husband and 2 children.  "We are excited to be a part of the community and to be able to raise our children here."

 

When not working, Dr. Cheryl enjoys spending time with her family and being involved in her children's school and activities. She is an avid reader and has been involved in literacy promotion activities. She is interested in history and also loves to cook.

 

Dr. Cheryl is the Chair of Pediatrics at Fauquier Hospital.