CatholicPediatrics.com is a not-for-profit effort to bring families to faith-centered health care, because we believe it is futile to heal the body and not the soul. We do not charge any fees to physicians listed at CatholicPediatrics.com. All health care providers listed support a faith-centered approach toward pediatric care. They also pledge not to prescribe or refer for contraception, not to perform or refer for abortion or euthanasia, and to practice in accordance with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.
We do not make any money off this effort. In fact, we incur significant costs for web hosting and insurance which we pay out-of-pocket. We hope to defray some of these costs by selling a few books and resources.
A similar organization, One More Soul, (www.onemoresoul.com), is oriented towards women’s health and reproduction and provides an online directory of pro-life, NFP-only physicians. CatholicPediatrics.com hopes to fill the unmet demands of parents seeking faithful pediatricians who share their views on healing, parenting, and family life.
Our founder, Kathleen M. Berchelmann, M.D., is a pediatrician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and an Instructor of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine. She is a 1998 graduate of Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts and a 2003 graduate of The University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to medical school, she attended divinity school at Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Berchelmann is a board-certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Berchelmann is a wife and mother of four.
The CatholicPediatrics.com web site is intended as a reference and information source only. If you suspect you have a health problem, you should seek immediate care with the appropriate health care professionals. The information in this web site is not a substitute for professional care, and must not be used for self-diagnosis or treatment. The following entities assume no liability for the information contained in this web site or for its use: Kathleen M. Berchelmann, MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Loius Children’s Hospital, and BJC Healthcare. The opinions and views expressed on and through CatholicPediatrics.com are solely those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of CatholicPediatrics.com, Kathleen M. Berchelmann, MD, or any other entity.