At Pediatric and Adolescent Center, our team consists of experienced, compassionate pediatricians and friendly, nurturing staff members who take pride in giving our young patients the personalized pediatric care that they deserve.

All of our pediatricians 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.

Dinesh Nayak, MD

Dr. Dinesh Nayak

Dr. Dinesh Nayak received his Medical Degree from Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore, India in 1992. He completed his Diploma in Child Health from the Royal College of Physicians, London, UK & his Residency in Pediatrics at the Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. Prior to working at Pediatric & Adolescent Center, he gained Primary Pediatric experience in a rural setting in Hazard, Kentucky & Emergency Room exposure working in the Pediatric Emergency Rooms at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Henry Ford Fairlane & Providence Hospital Novi.

Dr. Nayak is a Board Certified Pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is married and has a son & a daughter.

Zeeshan Tarique, MD

Zeeshan Tarique, MD

Dr. Zeeshan Tarique is a Board Certified Pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She graduated from Dow Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan. Her Pediatric residency was from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo, Texas. She started her career working in the Pediatric ER at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital. She joined the Pediatric and Adolescent Center in Jan, 2010 & has since enjoyed providing comprehensive pediatric care in the Downriver area.

Debbie Barstad, PNP

Debbie Barstad, PNP

Debbie received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Detroit Mercy (formerly Mercy College of Detroit) in 1986 and her Master of Science in Nursing from Wayne State University in 1989. Debbie has been with the Pediatric and Adolescent Center for several years and prior to that she worked in primary care clinics for Mercy Hospital of Detroit. She is certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Association. She is married and has 3 children.

Brooke Nayak, PNP

Brooke Nayak, PNP

Brooke Nayak is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan while working as a student nurse associate at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. She began her pediatric nursing career in 2008 at the University of Michigan’s Mott Children’s hospital working on a medical surgical floor for 2 years followed by the pediatric cardiothoracic ICU. She received her Master’s of Science in Nursing degree from Wayne State University. She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

Kimberly Dunleavy, PNP

Kimberly Dunleavy, PNP

Kimberly Dunleavy is a board certified Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Eastern Michigan University. She spent her nursing career at Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center. Kimberly worked on a medical-surgical/neurology unit, an orthopedic/surgical unit, and in the emergency department. She received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (go blue!). She completed her training in pediatric primary care offices in Brighton, Detroit, and Ann Arbor, and also with Beaumont Hospital's Pediatric Endocrinology clinic. She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She is married to an Ypsilanti Township firefighter.

Shannon Schwartz, PNP

Shannon Schwartz, PNP

Shannon Schwartz is a board certified Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Oakland University, in Rochester MI. Her nursing experience includes working in the adult medical-surgical unit at Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital, as well as in the pediatric emergency room at the University of Michigan CS Mott Children’s Hospital. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

Danielle Talavera, PNP

Danielle Talavera, PNP

Danielle Talavera is a board certified Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Eastern Michigan University, while working in the Pediatric Emergency Room as a Patient Care Technician. She spent her nursing career at the University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital, 2 1/2 years in the Pediatric Emergency Room and 3 1/2 years in the Birth Center. She received her Mast of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor.

Megan Moore, FNP

Megan Moore, FNP

Megan Moore is a board certified Family Nurse Practitoner. She recieved her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Detroit Mercy. In 2011, she began her nursing carreer at Royal Oak Beaumont hospital working on the postpartum unit for one year, and in the emergency room for another six years. In 2017, she received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from South University, became certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and started her FNP career here at Pediatric and Adolescent Center. Megan is happily married to a wonderful high school teacher and has two beautiful daughters.

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Southgate, MI 48195
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