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When you have chosen to “Come Grow With Us”, you will have selected a well-established practice of eight physicians. We serve children from birth through adolescence with care and concern for the total health needs of the individual child. Our practice is committed to working closely with the patient and the family in accomplishing our mutual health goals. To find out more about each of our doctors, click on a link below:
Lawrence P. Heiny, M.D.
Because of his love of children and family, Dr. Heiny chose pediatric medicine and became a member of the practice in 1971. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, he earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin(Marquette). Dr. Heiny completed his residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital where he was Chief Resident. He currently serves on the staff at NCH and is a teaching assistant at OSU. He has been included numerous times in The Best MDs in Columbus. Family health, both psychological and physical, are of interest to Dr. Heiny. In the community, he is involved with the Bexley High School sports program. In addition to his medical practice, he is very active in the art community as a metal-glass-wood artist. Dr. Heiny and his wife Suzanne have three children and three grandchildren.
Darryl A. Robbins, D.O.
Joining the practice in 1983, Dr. Robbins has always enjoyed working with children. He graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. and earned his medical degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. After his internship at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, he completed his pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. His professional positions include President, Children’s Practicing Pediatricians and Medical Grand Rounds Coordinator. He currently serves on the continuing Medical Education committee, the Medical Leadership Program committee, and is an assistant clinical professor at OSU. Dr. Robbins served as President of the Central Ohio Pediatrics Society in 1989-90. Among his awards have been Outstanding Graduating Pediatric Resident in 1975 and Pediatrician of the Year at NCH in both 1982 and 1990. Dr. Robbins is married and has three children.
Virginia K. DeVerteuil, M.D.
Building relationships with families and enjoying the interaction with children drew Dr. DeVerteuil to pediatric medicine. She joined the practice in 1986 after earning both undergraduate and medical degrees from The Ohio State University. In her residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, she received the Minor Seymour 3rd Year Pediatric Residency Award and she was also a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. DeVerteuil enjoys helping families learn, She loves watching the developmental changes that occur in children. She is currently Department Chairman of Pediatrics at Mt. Carmel St.Ann’s Hospital and an assistant professor with OSU. Dr. DeVerteuil and her husband Paul are the parents of three children.
Lorna F. Donovan, M.D.
Dr. Donovan liked the developmental aspects of pediatric medicine and that led to her career choice. She completed her undergraduate degree at Miami University with Phi Beta Kappa honors. Dr. Donovan then earned her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She completed her residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in 1988. She joined Pediatric and Adolescent Practitioners in 1994 and currently serves as their CEO. The growth and change in her patients adds to her enjoyment of pediatrics. Dr. Donovan and her husband Zach have three children.
Kathleen A. Costlow, M.D.
The reward of working with children to help them develop and grow drew Dr. Costlow to the pediatric field of medicine. Her undergraduate degree was earned at Bethany College in Bethany, WV. She attended Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton where she completed a three year residency and a fourth year of Chief Residency at the Wright State University Integrated Pediatric Residency Program. Dr. Costlow joined the pediatric team in 2002 and enjoys learning about each child’s particular needs. Because of her work at a Diabetes Summer Camp, she values learning about new trends and medical changes in the field of diabetes. When the practice went to electronic medical records, she was responsible for integrating the technology. Dr. Costlow is the mother of two daughters.
Benjamin P. Almasanu, D.O.
With the opportunity to create positive, nurturing relationships with patients and their families, Dr. Almasanu joined the pediatric team in 2006. After graduating cum laude from The Ohio State University, he earned his medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine where he received the Social Medicine/Medical Humanities Award and the Pediatrics Award. Dr. Almasanu did his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Infants and Children’s Hospital of Brooklyn in New York. He is a clinical assistant professor with OSU and has precepted residents and medical students in his previous position. Dr. Almasanu looks forward to the chance to affect change in the healthcare attitudes and practices of young people. He lives in Bexley with his wife Wendy and their 2 sons.
Bruce P. Meyer, M.D. - Retired
As the senior member of the pediatric team, Dr. Meyer has always enjoyed children growing and maturing with appropriate guidance. He has earned both his undergraduate and medical degrees at The Ohio State University and was an officer of his class for three years. Dr. Meyer completed residency at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He also trained at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He joined the practice in 1970 and in addition to his patient load, he serves at NCH as the Chief Ambulatory Officer and Administrative Medical Director. Among his professional duties, Dr. Meyer serves on the Medical Executive Committee and the National ADHD Guidelines Committee. He is a clinical professor at OSU where he received a Lifetime Achievement Award. At NCH, Dr. Meyer received the NCH Medical Staff Career Contribution Award. Dr. Meyer and his wife Nancy have three married sons and eight grandchildren. After many years of pediatric practice, Dr. Meyer retired in August of 2008.
Patricia A. Connor, M.D. -Retired
Dr. Connor found that she liked working with children of all ages and that drew her to pediatric medicine. Graduating cum laude from The Ohio State University and The Ohio State University College of Medicine, she then completed three years of residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. While a resident at NCH, she received the Resident Teaching Award. Dr. Connor was board certified in 1990 and joined the practice that same year. She is a past president of the Central Ohio Pediatrics Society and has been involved in teaching residents. Dr. Connor was recognized by Columbus Monthly with the Best Doctor Award. She is married and has four children. After many years of practice, Dr. Connor retired in November of 2010.