Readers' Choice: Best Pediatrician

Who's the best pediatrician in northern Dakota County? Tell us—as well as your friends and neighbors.


There may be nothing quite so frightening as a sick child. When that happens, where do you go? Which clinic or doctor in Eagan, Mendota Heights, Inver Grove Heights or elsewhere in northern Dakota County has earned your trust?

Nominate your favorite pediatrician in the comments below.

We will take nominations starting this week. Nominations end July 9 and voting will be from July 23 to Aug. 17.

See all the categories for the 2012 Readers' Choice.

MJB June 20, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Dr. Sharon Adams!!!! Dr. Adams was mine, my brother and all of my friends Pediatrician while growing up. She is now my daughter's and all of my friend's kids Pediatrician. She is kind, caring, able to relate to the parents and kids, and very knowledgeable. She has many years of experience and it shows. Dr. Sharon Adams of Aspen Medical Group is the BEST!
Andrew June 26, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Vivian Rider at Dakota Pediatrics!!! Unlike Aspen or Healthpartners, Dakota Pediatrics has a great family atmosphere that my kids love which makes it easy to go to the doctor. Dr. Rider has practiced for many years and spends so much time with our family that she is pretty much a part of our family. Plus, we love that the providers are on-call 24/7 at the clinic, so we know we can get a hold of Dr. Rider whenever we need to. We love Dr. Rider and Dakota Pediatrics!!
Teeresa June 26, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Lindsey Deeb at Dakota Peds!! She's technically not a pediatrician, she's a certified pediatric nurse practitioner, but we absolutely love her!!! She answers all our questions and spends so much time with us that we truly feel she know our family. I've been to other larger practices and felt like just a number to the providers there, but that couldn't be further from the truth at Dakota Peds. Please nominate Lindsey Deeb, she is great!
Gwen Brummund June 26, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Dr Vivian Ryder and the entire staff at Dakota Pediatrics get my vote! They are so through and take the time to know my kids. We can get in and out when we need to. Thanks for providing such excellant care to our community!
Candace Rotert June 26, 2012 at 09:59 PM
We love Lindsey Deeb, CNP at Dakota Pediatrics. She's the best provider we have ever had. We drive to Inver Grove Height from Shakopee just to see her. She's well worth the drive.
Jake August 02, 2012 at 06:31 AM
Pediatric and young adult medicine is the place to go!
Colleen Thomas August 06, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Dr Hocks at PACE west st paul....The BEST!
Teresa Smock August 10, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Dr. Hocks at PACE !!!
Susan Ryan August 17, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Dr. Julie Saxton at Pediatric and Young Adult Medicine.
Stephanie January 10, 2013 at 07:02 PM
Dr. Christina Dunn at Fairview Clinic in Eagan


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