Meet The Doctors:
ABOUT DR. PAMELA KANE
Dr. Kane is committed to caring for her patients in her private practice which she has been building since 1993. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Kane was raised in the Chicago area and attended college at the University of Michigan, where she graduated with high honors in Psychology. Her medical school training was completed at the University of Illinois at Chicago, followed by pediatric residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Kane enjoys running her own practice at Kids-Doc’s, which she opened with Dr. Bullivant in 2000. Over the years, she has enjoyed getting to know her patients and families in order to provide individualized care for all of their medical and personal needs.
Dr. Kane resides in St. Louis with her husband and two young children.
ABOUT DR. REBECCA BULLIVANT
Dr. Bullivant is a board certified pediatrician who has been building her private practice in West County since 1995.
After being raised in southern Illinois, she attended Eastern Illinois University and graduated Summa cum Laude with a degree in Zoology and Chemistry. She received her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Bullivant completed her pediatric training at St. Louis Children’s Hospital where she received awards for outpatient pediatrics.
Dr. Bullivant enjoys being involved in all aspects of running her own practice at Kids-Doc’s which she opened with Dr. Kane in 2000. Most rewarding for her is the partnerships she develops with her patients and their parents as she cares for their medical, emotional and developmental needs. She sees each patient and family as unique and tries to tailor advice and management accordingly.
She resides in St. Louis with her husband and two young children. They enjoy the many outdoor activities that are available in the area.
ABOUT DR. JAN MUELLER
Dr. Mueller is a dedicated, board certified pediatrician who started her private practice in the St. Louis area in 1996 and joined her friends, Dr. Kane and Dr. Bullivant at Kids-Doc’s in May 2001.
Dr. Mueller received an Honors degree in Biochemistry and Spanish from Kansas State University and then attended medical school at Washington University. She completed her Pediatric residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She was then appointed chief resident there and later joined the academic teaching faculty.
Dr. Mueller is committed to giving the best care to her patients and families, and really enjoys helping kids grow up happy and healthy. She is very experienced with difficult diagnostic evaluations and also manages many different developmental issues.
Dr. Mueller resides in the St. Louis area with her husband and four beautiful children.
ABOUT DR. JOHN COLE
Dr. Cole is a board certified pediatrician who joined the Kids-Docs family starting January 1, 2007. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and is excited to add his expertise and passion in the area of children’s health to the team at Kids-Docs, continuing a strong tradition of dedication to improving the lives of children.
Dr. Cole received his medical degree and Ph.D. in neurosciences from Washington University School of Medicine in 2003. Prior to that, he graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in Biology in 1995. In 2006, he was honored with the Community Outpatient Practice Experience (COPE) Resident Award from Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis Children’s Hospital for his enthusiasm, professionalism and dedication to primary care. Dr. Cole has also been recognized for his dedication to teaching, receiving the Teaching Assistant of the Year award at Washington University School of Medicine in 1998. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Outside the office setting, Dr. Cole takes an active role as a leader in the Children’s ministry at McKnight Road Church of Christ and serves on the oversight committee of the St. Louis Area Wide Campus Ministry program. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, trivia tournaments, traveling, and attending major sports events, especially St. Louis Cardinals games. Dr. Cole resides in the St. Louis area with his beautiful wife, and daughter.
ABOUT OUR NURSE PRACTITIONER
Mary Epperson, RN, BSN, MSN, CPNP
Mary joined our practice in 2003 as a telephone triage nurse and came to us with almost 20 years of experience in pediatrics. She formerly worked at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in a broad base of medicine including allergy and asthma, pulmonary and sleep medicine, infectious and general pediatrics. In 2008 she completed her Master's degree in Nursing with a specialty in pediatrics as a nurse practitioner.
Mary was a foster parent for ten years and has 1 adopted son, Robbie, who is now seventeen. She is also very involved in the life of her former foster child "Chas" who is now ten. She enjoys spending time with her boys, playing volleyball and catching up on her recreational reading in her spare time.
We are thrilled that a nurse with Mary's level of expertise has decided to stay and join our practice.
MEET OUR STAFF
Since our opening, we continually receive compliments about the friendliness of our staff. We think you will find them to be genuinely interested in the individual needs of you and your children. Our goal is to meet your needs at all levels – from your phone calls to personal contact with us and every aspect of your visit.
We have five medical assistants in our office: Carolyn, Emily, Arri, Jill and Brandi. These ladies will greet you after signing in and assist you to an exam room to prepare you and your child for your visit with your pediatrician. They have been trained to perform hearing screening starting from infancy, and vision screening starting at age 4 years. You will find them to be very personable and happy to help you with any needs you may have during your visit.
Carolyn and Susan manage all our front desk activity. She will check you in upon arrival for your appointment, confirm your demographic and insurance information and collect co-pays.
Monique is our insurance and billing coordinator and will gladly answer any billing question you might have. She takes billing phone calls between the hours of 10am and 4pm. The billing phone number is (314) 628-9949.
Albina, our office manager, oversees all that goes on in our office and is an available resource for any questions or concerns you may have.
MEET OUR PHONE NURSES
We have three telephone nurses, Bonnie, Emily and Mary. They’re registered nurses with many years of pediatric triage experience. They take and triage phone calls involving medical, developmental and behavioral issues. They are experienced at helping you decide if and when your child needs to be seen in the office. They are in close contact with the doctors during office hours to ensure that all of your concerns are taken care of in a timely manner, and also help you schedule office appointments for illness. Advice that is given over the phone is always communicated to the doctor the same day.