From wellness checks to serious issues.

Our pediatricians are focused on providing you and your child with quality care and a great experience.

About Pediatrics

Through a teaching affiliation with the University of Minnesota, HealthEast Clinics staff keeps current on new developments in the field of pediatrics. Everything we do centers around caring for children. We place special emphasis on wellness and prevention.

Our pediatric care team includes a team of pediatricians and certified nurse practitioners who provide care to pediatric and adolescent patients from birth to age 22, and some up to the age of 26. We offer preventive health maintenance for healthy children as well the diagnosis and treatment of common and chronic illnesses and injuries. In addition, we also offer several pediatric specialists who focus on adolescent health issues and developmental and behavioral issues.

Call your clinic to schedule a same-day appointment

For those unexpected illnesses and injuries

With on-site X-ray equipment, a full medical laboratory and pediatricians to help wipe the tears away, both you and your child will be comforted knowing we will make things better. Simply call your clinic to schedule a same-day appointment.

Clinic phone numbers

Maplewood Clinic
Phone: 651-232-7800

Tamarack Clinic
Phone: 651-471-5800

Woodwinds Clinic
Phone: 651-232-6700

Evening & weekend walk-in hours

Evening & weekend walk-in hours are also available at some locations
Walk-in Care hours

Pediatric Locations

Pediatricians care for patients at these HealthEast Clinics.

Maplewood Clinic
2945 Hazelwood Street
Maplewood, MN 55109
Tamarack Clinic
9900 Tamarack Road
Woodbury, MN 55125
Woodwinds Clinic
1825 Woodwinds Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125


Our pediatricians and nurse practitioners work as a team, with a special emphasis on wellness.
Download a PDF that lists these providers by location.

Laura L. Benike, CNP
Nurse Practitioner

Rachel A. Bye, MD

Amanda V. Engstrom, MD

Julie Faulkner, MD

Heidi Goeders, CNP
Nurse Practitioner
Jeanne M. Goodspeed, MD

Meghan Harney, MD

Julia Joseph-Di Caprio, MD

John F. Kelly, MD

Elizabeth Lehner, MD

Calley A. Lidle, MD

Peter R. Loewenson, MD
Adolescent Medicine
Joan Mezera, APRN
Nurse Practitioner

Anna M. Milz, MD

James L. Prall, MD

Maria Stanislaw, DO

Phone calls answered 24 hours a day

Illness and injuries are not predictable — especially when it comes to kids. That's why your phone calls are answered 24 hours a day/7 days a week. At all three clinics, calls are answered by clinic staff, after-hours triage nurses or by HealthEast's answering service. If you have an urgent need, you will be connected to an after-hours triage nurse or the doctor on call.

Hospital care

When needed, pediatric patients are hospitalized at Children's Hospital in St. Paul.

Newborn care

Newborns are seen at St. John's Hospital and Woodwinds Health Campus by a pediatrician for an initial exam after birth and then daily while in the hospital.

Our philosophy on vaccines

At HealthEast Clinics, we strongly encourage vaccines for your child. Vaccines start early. This provides protection for the young and most vulnerable. Diseases that can be prevented by vaccines are often more serious in young children. To wait or avoid vaccines means that children are at risk for a longer time.

Immunization schedule

Many parents with small children have questions about vaccines.

We advise giving immunizations based on the current immunization schedule. This is an important way you can keep your child healthy.
See immunization schedule

Spreading out the schedule leaves a child unprotected. Spreading out the schedule does not decrease the risk of adverse effects.

The schedule is set up to protect children from preventable diseases. It is right for almost all children. There is strong scientific proof that vaccines give effective and safe protection from disease. Many trusted sources approve of the schedule. These include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP); and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

The rate of most diseases that can be prevented by vaccines in the US is low. This is because most children are immunized. But diseases can easily return in today’s mobile world. When children are not immunized, we see the return of these diseases.

Some current examples are:

  • Measles in England
  • Diphtheria in Russia
  • Polio in Nigeria
  • HIB right here in Minnesota

We believe that vaccines are the safest choice for our patients. The risks of these diseases are serious and long-lasting. Not immunizing puts your child at risk. It also puts his or her friends and our entire community at risk. These diseases cause severe and even fatal infections. Vaccines are the safer choice when compared to the risk of disease.

We strongly recommend immunizing your child on time. Children are our future. We would like to partner with you in protecting them.