At Pennridge Pediatrics, our team consists of experienced, compassionate clinicians and friendly, nurturing staff members who take pride in giving our young patients the personalized pediatric care that they deserve. We understand that you have a choice of pediatricians in the Bucks-Mont area, and we appreciate your consideration. All of our clinicians are highly educated professionals who have undergone rigorous academic and clinical training in pediatrics. We maintain a high level of expertise through continuing education in order to provide the most up-to-date care for the young patients we are privileged to serve. For information about Pennridge Pediatrics as your Medical Home, click here: PPA Medical Home
Dr. Deborah Faccenda grew up in Central Pennsylvania and attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, where she received her undergraduate degree in Biology. She went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then completed her residency in Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She joined Pennridge Pediatrics in 1991 and has enjoyed practicing Pediatrics in this community for more than thirty years. She served as the director of the nursery at Grandview Hospital for twelve years, and she is currently serving as President of Pennridge Pediatrics. She is a member of the Bucks County Medical Society, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Faccenda has an interest in childhood obesity and works closely with a Nutritionist who sees patients in our office. Dr. Faccenda lives in Harleysville with her husband, a math teacher at Souderton Area High School. They have two daughters who live in the area, and they enjoy spending time with their growing family, now including two grandchildren! They also enjoy traveling, biking, and going to the beach.
Dr. Kratz was born and raised in Souderton, PA and graduated from Christopher Dock Mennonite High School. He attended Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia, where he graduated with a B.S. in Biology. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and completed his Residency in Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. He joined Pennridge Pediatrics in 1998. Dr. Kratz is the Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Grand View Hospital. He also serves as the American Academy of Pediatrics PA state chapter coordinator for PROS, a national office based research group. He is married and has two adult daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time outdoors and reading. He is also actively involved in his church, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, where he is currently serving as an Elder. For the last eight years, he has also spent a week volunteering as a physician in Honduras with a local organization called Healthy Niños Honduras.
Dr. Dolha is a board-certified pediatrician who attended Drexel University College of Medicine and completed her residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. She joined PPA in 2007. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Pennsylvania Medical Society. She lives with her family in Harleysville and her four children. Her special interest at PPA is molluscum treatment. She enjoys reading, a good cup of coffee, traveling, and the beach.
Dr. Lee recently completed her Pediatric Residency in Virginia at the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU. She earned her undergraduate degree at Drexel University and went on to attend Medical School at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden, NJ. Dr. Lee has recently relocated to the Lansdale area along with her fiancé and their cat, Milkshake. In her free time, she enjoys playing video games and baking with her fiancé, going on adventures with friends in Dungeons and Dragons, and working on her cosplay projects.
Dr. Lee is excited to begin her pediatric career here at PENNRIDGE PEDIATRICS ON 8/1/22!
Becky completed her Undergraduate and Master’s level education from the University of Pittsburgh from 2002-2009. She originally began her career as a nurse in the NICU at CHOP in Philadelphia. While obtaining her Master’s degree, she worked at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in the Radiology department. Once she graduated, she worked as a Nurse Practitioner in the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Emergency Department. She was also part of a Sedation Services Team traveling throughout the hospitalAnchor. After her first son was born, she transitioned to Primary Care and has worked in that setting since 2012. Becky maintains her CRNP certification through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). She lives in Harleysville with her husband and her two sons, ages 8 and 5 as well as their dog “Gigi”. Becky enjoys movies, coffee, trips to the shore, and watching her boys grow!
Lindsey grew up in Cheltenham, PA and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013 with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. During her career, Lindsey has worked as a pediatric nurse in four of the top ten Children’s Hospitals across the nation in Pittsburgh, Colorado Springs, San Diego, and Philadelphia. She worked in the NICU, on a Pediatric Medical/Surgical Floor, and in pediatric primary care, and applies those seven years of experience to her role as a Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from Drexel University in 2020 with her Masters Degree as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specializing in Primary Care. She maintains her CRNP Certification through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) and is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.
Lindsey lives near Skippack with her husband, Jake, and their dog, Pete. Lindsey likes to go on runs with her husband, take Pete on hikes, and enjoys reading a good book. Lindsey also loves going to the shore and spending time at her family’s beach house in Sea Isle City, NJ.
Alex earned her undergraduate degree in Nursing from the University of
Pennsylvania and graduated from UPenn in 2013 with her Master’s degree
as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specializing in Primary Care.
Alex lives with her family, their dog Kaya, and some chickens in Doylestown, PA. She enjoys the outdoors, music, and painting.
Alex is very excited to continue her career and serve our community here at Pennridge Pediatrics. Please join our doctors, nurse practitioners, and staff in welcoming Alex to our Sellersville and Harleysville offices!
With very heavy hearts, PPA announces that Dr. Thomas Hipp passed away last Thursday, 12/1, at the age of 79. Dr. Hipp was a beloved pediatrician at Pennridge Pediatrics who served the children of our community for 45 years. He recently retired from our practice at the age of 76. At his retirement, Dr. Hipp expressed that it was an honor and a privilege to care for several generations of children here at PPA. You can view his obituary HERE.
Pennridge Pediatrics announces with bittersweet emotion, the retirement of one of the founders of PPA, Dr. Thomas Hipp, effective 6/30/20. Dr. Hipp has been an integral part of PPA for almost 45 years and his contributions to PPA and his service to the children of the Sellersville and Harleysville communities will always be valued and remembered.
Dr. Hipp's message to the thousands of children/families he has taken care of for over 4 decades is as follows:
Families of PPA:
As of June 30th, 2020, I draw to the end of practicing Pediatrics at
PPA. I want to thank you for trusting me with the care of your children.
Since 1976, I have cared for, along with my partners, for several
generations of children and it has been my honor and privilege to serve
you. God bless you all.
It is with bittersweet emotion that Pennridge Pediatrics announces the retirement of Dr. Ronald Souder effective October 1, 2020. Dr. Souder has served PPA and the children of the Sellersville and Harleysville communities for 43 years and his valuable contributions to PPA will always be fondly remembered. We, the staff at PPA, wish Dr. Souder and his family blessings for health and happiness in his well-deserved retirement.
Dr. Souder's message to the thousands of children/families that he has taken care of for over 4 decades is as follows:
To my Patients and Their Families:
It is with mixed feelings that I announce my retirement from the
practice of medicine at Pennridge Pediatrics. I have spent most of my
life in this community. I grew up in Telford and have practiced
Pediatrics at PPA for the past 43 years. It has been a joy that is
hard to put into words. I have always known what you as parents know,
that our children are our most precious possessions on this earth. I
want to thank all of you for trusting me with the care of your
children over these many years. It has been the singular honor and
privilege of my life. I wish you and your children the very best in
the days ahead. I will miss you all.
With much Gratitude and Affection,
Dr. Ronald Souder
PPA is very sad to announce the retirement of Dr. Deborah Bolanowski effective 1/1/23. Dr. Bolanowski has served PPA and the children of our community for over 20 years and her valuable contributions to PPA will always be fondly remembered. The entire staff at PPA wishes Dr. B blessings for health and happiness in her well-deserved retirement.
Dr. B's message to the thousands of children/families that she has treated for over 2 decades and to all of her co-workers is as follows:
I've been a Pediatrician for 40 years and planned to retire at the end
of 2022. That time has come. I am fortunate to have been part of
Pennridge Pediatrics for 20 of those years. I practiced pediatric
medicine with a fantastic team of doctors, nurse practitioners,
nurses, and secretarial staff, led by an amazing office manager. I
enjoyed and had the privilege of caring for the children in our
community. I am humbled by the trust their parents and guardians
placed in me. I will miss everyone at PPA, all of my patients, and
practicing medicine; but I have plans to explore some things that have
been waiting in the wings for me to begin.
I hope everyone has a successful and healthy New Year,
Dr. Deborah Bolanowski