Allentown News

Published on January 8th, 2016

St. Luke’s Pediatric Specialists to Offer Advanced Care at St. Luke’s West End Medical Center in Early 2016

Allentown, PA (12-21-2015) — St. Luke’s offers general pediatric services to provide preventive care and to manage childhood illnesses. But where do you go when your child suffers from more complex health issues?

St. Luke’s network of pediatricians and specialty pediatric practices help families manage complicated illnesses and diseases. And, as of early 2016, three St. Luke’s pediatric specialty physicians will offer services at St. Luke’s West End Medical Center, located in Suite 115 at 501 Cetronia Road in Allentown.

Leo Heitlinger, MD, is a board-certified pediatric gastroenterologist, hepatologist and nutritionist. He provides care for conditions of the digestive system, including abdominal pain, Celiac disease, poor weight gain and failure to thrive. He sees patients at St. Luke’s Pediatric Gastroenterology in Bethlehem at 701 Ostrum Street and will see patients in Allentown as of January 8, 2016. To make an appointment at either location, please call (484) 526-7575.

Board-certified pediatric endocrinologist Pamela Abrams, MD, provides care for patients with disorders of the endocrine system, which include diabetes, growth or weight problems, thyroid disease and early or late onset of puberty. She will provide care for patients at St. Luke’s West End Medical Center as of January 15, 2016. In addition to the new Allentown location, she sees patients in Center Valley at the St. Luke’s Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology at 3701 Corporate Parkway. New patients are welcome through physician referral. To make an appointment at either location, please call (484) 526-7300.

“Providing specialty pediatric services in Allentown will allow increased access to care for parents with children with digestive and endocrine disorders,” said Jennifer Janco, MD, Chief of Pediatrics, St. Luke’s University Health Network. “The Lehigh Valley’s only pediatric nephrologist Dr. Tecile Andolino will also provide services at the same location in March, as well, to care for children and adolescents with kidney disease.”

For more information about these doctors and about St. Luke’s primary care pediatric physicians, please call St. Luke’s InfoLink at 1-866-STLUKES (785-8537) or visit

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