Pediatric Specialists of Franklin County came into existence in July 2000. Over these past twenty years, our office has kept on trying to improve and expand its services. 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 physicians in the Waynesboro and adjoining areas, and we appreciate your consideration. We can assure you that you'll feel confident in our ability to meet all of your expectations. 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. Pediatric Specialists of Franklin County believes in a team approach to your child's health and well-being, so all of our clinicians collaborate with parents to provide the highest level of care. We appreciate the opportunity to care for your child and pride ourselves on making pediatric care a pleasant experience for all of our patients.
Our office is located is the attractive brick building behind Waynesboro Hospital on 27 Vista Drive, Unit 3 and 4. The office has a handicap access and plenty of free parking. We are available for our patients 24 hours a day 7 days a week . Our hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday at our main office. Main office is closed on weekends and holidays. Same day appointments are usually available. We see patients from newborn to age 22 years, so you don't need to find a new medical provider when your child turns 18 years old. All after hours telephone calls to office are handled by the Medical and Nursing staff of our Practice. In addition, there is 24 after hours Waynesboro Hospital coverage for our patients through a combined pool of Pediatricians including Drs. Rishi, Dr. Romald and Dr. Khalil.
We are available at our Urgent care in the evenings, on weekends and holidays. Our Urgent Care is located at 5 Roadside Ave (across from CVS and the Waynesboro Hospital) is open Saturdays 10 AM - 2PM . Our Urgent Care is open most holidays. Our Urgent care is up at the main office from 4-7 PM Monday through Friday.
Dr. Rishi is a board certified Pediatrician who has been in pediatric practice in Waynesboro for the past twenty four years. She has active staff privileges at Waynesboro Hospital. Dr. Rishi did her medical schooling at Dow Medical College in Pakistan. Throughout her school years she was among the top five percent of her class. Dr. Rishi received further postgraduate training in General Pediatrics and various pediatric specialties at the Royal hospital for Sick children and Queen Mother Hospital in United Kingdom. For her residency in General Pediatrics, Dr. Rishi attended Hershey Medical Center, Hershey and did her Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at Emory University, Atlanta. She is member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Pennsylvania Medical Society, and American Medical Association.
Erum Khalil MD FAAP joined our office in August 2017. She attended Dow Medical College in Pakistan. She completed her Pediatric residency at Monmouth Medical Center in NJ. She is board certified in Pediatrics and is a member of American Academy of Pediatrics and American Medical Association. Nothing satisfies her more than helping children thrive and be healthy. In her free time, she loves to be with her 2 boys and is expecting her 3rd son in April 2020. :)
Carranda Barkdoll CRNP is board certified as a family nurse practitioner who has practiced in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Internal Medicine in Franklin County for the past 40 years. She is the campus coordinator for the Penn State Mont Alto Nursing program for the past 17 years. Carranda has active staff privileges at Waynesboro Hospital. Carranda joined our practice in July 2019. Carranda has received three degrees from Penn State University including her undergraduate, graduate and doctoral. Carranda has a husband of almost 40 years and two grown children who are both Penn State graduates. She loves taking care of families and is delighted to have joined our practice.
Jermine Harriet Romald MD FAAP joined our office in September 2016. She went to Medical School in India following which she did an ENT residency in India. Her passion for children led her to choose Pediatric residency in the US. She completed her Pediatric residency at Monmouth Medical Center in NJ. She was also the Chief Pediatric Resident at MMC and won the Martin Quir Award in recognition for her leadership and dedication to children. She is board certified and a member of American Academy of Pediatrics and American Medical Association. She is a parent of a son and daughter. She loves to spend time with children and believes in making children healthy, active and cheerful for a better tomorrow.
Sarah Pentz joined our practice on October 1, 2014. She is a board certified nurse practitioner in family practice. She did her Nurse Practioner training at Shenandoah University and her Bachelors in Nursing at Washburn University, Kansas. She loves children and animals. She lives on a farm where she has many animals including chicken, bees,lamb and cows. She has also been busy raising a family and is a proud mother of three wonderful children. She is an asset to the Practice.
Deborah Barndt PA-C joined the Practice in 2015. She is originally from Montgomery County, PA. She moved to Central PA after working in a private pediatric practice in suburban Philadelphia for 10 years. She has 2 grown children. She loves nature, gardening and the outdoors. She has a wonderful cat called Maddie. She loves to sing in the choir. She is happy to live and work in Franklin County, and considers it a priviledge to work for our office.