Preethi Kumar, MD

Primary Care

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Health, Newark Nemours Children's Health, Newark 200 Biddle Ave. Suite 100 Newark, DE 19702 Appointment: (302) 836-7820

Get to Know Me

Preethi Kumar, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician. She is passionate about teaching families about ways to get and stay healthy.

Why I Treat Children

I get immense pleasure from treating children because these are the kids who see you for close to 20 years. You see them grow up. Over that time, you see children sick, you treat them to get well, you watch them grow, and you see them flourish. Sometimes those kids, once they’ve grown and started their own families, bring their children to us. I get a lot of satisfaction from that.

What I'm Passionate About

I love teaching and explaining things to families. This is more than a job to me, it’s a passion. Making one child feel better, having one family comfortable and happy, I’ve done my job. At the end of the day, what I’m looking for is, “How many did I treat today? How many did I make happy? How many lives did I make feel better today?” When I see people walking out of here happy and healthy, that’s all I need.

How I Try to Make A Difference

One big way I try to make a difference is through education and teaching. I give talks at schools.I try to make a difference to my patients by being available when they need me. I make a lot of follow-up phone calls. I talk with parents and ask about their other children. I talk with them if my families see me out shopping or in the community. I try to remember the little details, all as a part of knowing the family and building a relationship with them. Educating the parents gives them the best tools to make the right decisions for their child.

Education & Training


  • Rotating - Victoria Hospital, 1995


  • Pediatrics - Crozer Chester Medical Center, 2000

Medical/Dental School

  • MBBS - Bangalore University, 1994

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware
  • Carefirst MD Community Health Plan Mcaid
  • Cigna/Great West HMO EPO POS
  • Cigna/Great West PPO
  • Delaware First Health
  • Delaware Medicaid/Diamond State
  • Devon Health Services
  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid HMO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan Commercial
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Highmark Medicaid Health Options
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Independance Blue Cross/Amerihealth/Keystone Health Plan
  • Insurance Administrators of America
  • INTEGRA Administrative Group (ClaimsBridge)
  • Keystone First Medicaid HMO
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Plan Vista/NPPN PPO
  • Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services/CHAMPVA
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medicaid

Medical Interests

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Childhood communicable diseases
  • Obesity
  • Tropical diseases

  • English