Passionate Personal Pediatrics

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A partner for your family’s care

Like part of the family. We care for children and teenagers, whether it’s well checks, sick visits, newborn care or physicals. We take the time to answer all your questions and give you and your children the focused attention they deserve. When you call after hours with an emergency, you speak to one of our providers and will be taken care of as soon as possible.

meet your providers

Michael S. Amster, M.D.

Dr. Michael Amster founded Warrenton Pediatrics in 2006 after practicing medicine for four years in Centreville, Virginia. As a board-certified Pediatrician since 2002, he has expertise in neonatal, childhood, and adolescent medicine. He feels it’s vitally important to work with the patient and their family, including the mental, physical, nutritional, and developmental factors that make up every child.

Cheryl Kemerer, M.D.

Dr. Cheryl Kemerer has been practicing pediatrics since 2000. She has a wide range of special interests within pediatrics, including newborn care and lactation, developmental pediatrics, and adolescent health. Dr. Cheryl strongly believes in the importance of working with parents and families to provide the best care for her patients.

Ashley Jeniec, MS, CPNP-PC

A board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and licensed through the Virginia State Board of Nursing and Board of Medicine. Ashley spent many years as a labor nurse and has a wealth of experience working with new moms and young children that she is excited to bring to her patients.

Sooky Emmanuel-Frank, MS, CPNP-PC

A Pediatric Nurse Practitioner licensed by the Virginia State Board of Nursing and Board of Medicine. Sooky is board-certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB), and has over ten years of pediatric nursing experience, to include school health, neonatal intensive care, and pediatric intensive care that she brings to our practice and her patients.

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Car Seats and Coats: Know the Risks

Winter is the time of year to bundle up. Kids and adults both need protection from the frigid temperatures outdoors. But did you know, children who wear puffy coats while in car seats are at an increased safety risk? While puffy coats are perfect for days out in the snow, they should not be worn in a car seat.

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The Benefits of Kids Practicing Gratitude

During this time of year, we often hear the word gratitude. But what is gratitude? Gratitude is the act of pausing and reflecting on the good in life. Things we may not always appreciate like friends and family are especially important to recognize and be thankful for. Teaching gratitude at a young age provides benefits that can be gained throughout life.

What To Do When Stress Gets Serious

Dealing with stress is a mechanism we need in life. While there is positive stress, there is also negative stress. Developing coping mechanisms to deal with negative stress can be a difficult and trying time. Children and adolescents learning to handle stress as they navigate it for the first time, need guidance and support. Learn what to do when stress gets serious. First, identify the signs of high-stress levels. Then take action and help them while also teaching important coping skills.