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Karen M. Kelly, MD

Primary Care

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Health, Pike Creek Nemours Children's Health, Pike Creek 100 S. Riding Blvd. First Floor Wilmington, DE 19808 Appointment: (302) 239-7755

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.

How I Try to 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


  • Pediatrics - Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, 1994

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Penn State University College of Medicine, 1991

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
  • 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 Delaware HMO POS EPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware Traditional
  • Highmark Medicaid Health Options
  • Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield NJ HMO
  • Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NJ PPO
  • Independence Blue Cross/Amerihealth/Keystone HMO PPO
  • 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
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medicaid

  • English