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
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.
Dr. Hipp completed his undergraduate studies at Mount Saint Mary’s University. He attended the Medical University of South Carolina and completed his residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, where he served as chief resident. He practiced in the US Army in the Medical Corps as a Major for three years. Dr. Hipp joined PPA in 1976. His certifications include Diplomat of the National Boards of Medical Examiners, 1971; American Boards of Pediatrics, 1975; and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, 1976. Dr. Hipp is involved in many societies such as the Bucks County Medical Society, the PA Medical Society, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Also, he was president of the medical staff at Grand View Hospital (GVH) in 1990 and Chairman of the Pediatric Department at GVH from 1993-2001. He has been on the GVH Foundation Board since 1997. Dr. Hipp has also served as an active member of the Board of Trustees at GVH since 1996 and served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 2000-2009. His wife, Lynne, is the business manager at PPA. Dr. Hipp enjoys gardening, skiing, working out, and spending time with his six grandchildren at the shore, sharing in on their activities as they grow and develop.
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
Dr. Souder grew up in Telford and attended Souderton High School. He graduated from Carleton College with a BA in Biology and went on to receive his Medical Degree at Jefferson Medical College. He did his residency in Pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, where he also served as Chief Resident in Pediatrics. He joined Pennridge Pediatrics in 1977. Dr. Souder is on the staff of Grand View Hospital where he is Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, Chairman of the Credentials Committee, and a member of the Quality Assurance and Executive Committees. Dr. Souder also serves on the Board of Penn Foundation. He is a member of Salford Mennonite Church where he has served as a Youth Sponsor for many years. Dr. Souder’s wife Susan is a retired Microbiologist who served as a Biological Safety Officer at the University of Pennsylvania for many years. She continues to teach at Thomas Jefferson University. He has 3 daughters: Jennifer, a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Emily, a Pediatric Infectious Disease Physician, and Katie, a Social Worker. In his spare time, Dr. Souder enjoys biking, hiking, kayaking, gardening and spending time with his family and two grandchildren, Liliana and Sam.
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 twenty 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 in 2010, she established the Grand New Youth Program, a medically-based pediatric weight management program. Along with a nutritionist and exercise therapist, she helps children and their families address the factors that contribute to obesity. Dr. Faccenda lives in Harleysville with her husband, a math teacher at Souderton Area High School. They have two daughters who are currently pursuing their own education in college and graduate school.
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. Bolanowski grew up in New Jersey, went to Johns Hopkins University for an undergraduate degree in Psychology, and earned an MD degree at New York University School of Medicine. She did her Pediatric internship and residency at The Albert Einstein and Montefiore Medical Centers in New York City. She and her (now deceased) husband Dr. David Flowers moved to this area in 1986, where she worked with Dr. Howard Thomas for many years. They sold the practice to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and after working for Kids First Indian Valley, she took a short hiatus to care for her family. She joined Pennridge Pediatrics in 2002. She is a past President of the Medical Staff, past member of the Board of Trustees of Grand View Hospital, and current Trustee on The Grand View Foundation Board. She also serves on Grand View's Credentials Committee. She has three adult children. Her son, Michael Flowers, MD, is a Radiology resident at The University of Washington, in Seattle. Laura Flowers, MSW, is employed by Jewish Family Services in Philadelphia and is married to Tyler Sossong. Alexis Flowers, MD, is a resident of Opthalmology at Vanderbilt in Nashville. In addition to Pediatric practice, she enjoys gourmet cooking and dining, is an amateur oenophile, loves reading, spending time with family, and traveling.
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. Subramanian was born in India and moved to the US with her parents and sister when she was eight years old. She grew up in New York and attended the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. She went on to attend Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her residency in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx. She moved to Pennsylvania in 2017 with her husband and daughter. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Pennsylvania Medical Society. In her free time, Dr. Rama enjoys spending time with her family, watching Indian movies, reading and traveling.
Tracy began her nursing career in 1992 working as a staff nurse at the Hospital of the University of PA in the Orthopedic/Trauma Surgical Intensive Care Unit. After several years at HUP, she felt the desire to transition to Pediatrics and made the move to the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery at Abington Memorial Hospital, and on alternate days worked as a School Nurse at St. Jude Catholic Education Center. Her love for Pediatrics grew and she eventually pursued a degree as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Immaculata University and obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from Gwynedd Mercy University where she received the Iota Kappa Chapter Graduate Award. Graduate and Post-Graduate clinical experience as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner was obtained at several privately owned Pediatric practices in Montgomery and Bucks Counties. She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, PA DE Valley Chapter, and maintains her CRNP certification through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). In her free time, Tracy enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, traveling, cooking, and walking her two Golden Retrievers.
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.