Get to Know Me
Dr. Karen M. Kelly is a board-certified, primary care pediatrician with more than 20 years of experience in private practice. She is a fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, and board member of Heal Autism Now Delaware (HAND).
Why I Treat Children
I was always interested in medicine, even as a young girl. Then, when I was in high school and college, I remember being interested in the way kids’ minds worked, and wanted to help them stay in good health. This helped decide my path through medical school and, 20-some years later, to where I am today. Children are also so fun — it really makes for a happy career.
What I'm Passionate About
I’m really passionate about the interactions I have with the kids — and their families. I do all I can to help each family raise a healthy, happy child. I urge them as strongly as I can on things they should be doing to ensure good health, including things like proper exercise and nutrition. At the same time, I like to have as pleasant an interaction with each child and family as I can — it makes things better for us all.
Make A Difference
I try to help each child and family see the importance of good health and good decisions when it comes to daily lifestyle choices like food and exercise. I also try to treat each child in the way that works best for them — what’s most appropriate for their age and what works best for their individual personality. I try and get each kid involved in their own care, so I don’t just talk to the family. That usually works well — unless, of course, a child is so young that he or she can’t talk yet.
Education & Training
- Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children,
- Penn State University College of Medicine,
American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics