Her little patients affectionately call her “Miss Beth,” while their parents call her a caring and convenient provider of pediatric care. In January, Beth Bish opened Bluffton Pediatrics, the first medical practice of its kind in Bluffton. Bish is a pediatric nurse practitioner who received her training at The Ohio State University. She has experience as a neonatal intensive care nurse and as a certified nurse practitioner for a Lima pediatric office. According to Christine Clymer, executive director of Blanchard Pediatrics, Bish is a compassionate provider who spends quality time with each patient. She believes in wellness and preventative care and takes time to educate parents. “Patients aren’t a number here,” says Clymer.
Bish’s patients range from newborns to teenagers. She can treat a whole host of childhood illnesses and works with collaborating physicians. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm, but Bish responds to parent questions online and is available for after hour appointments.
“Kids don’t always get earaches during office hours,” says Clymer. “Beth wants to keep kids out of the emergency room. She makes herself available to see patients in the evenings or on weekends.”
Located off I-75 at 505 East Jefferson St. in Bluffton. 419-549-5865. The office is accepting new patients, register online at blufftonpediatrics.com.