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2016 Main Line Parent LOVE Awards: Best for Families Guide

Posted June 3, 2016

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There is a lot to love about our community. So it’s no surprise that when we ask you each year to tell us who some of the most family-friendly, fun, exciting, delicious, and influential businesses are around the Main Line, you have no problem answering. The next time you need … anything … simply turn to this list of amazing and outstanding companies, as seen in our latest issue.

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Health & Wellness


Best Allergist

Dr. Geoff DiDario, Main Line Allergy
Whether you are sure your kiddo has more than just another cold or it’s you breaking out in a mysterious rash, Dr. Geoff DiDario is a local family favorite. With patience, care, and plenty of information to set your mind at ease, Dr. DiDario can walk you through the basics of asthma triggers, how to handle allergy injections, and even determine your little one’s allergy triggers without those painful needles.
233 Lancaster Ave. # 200, Ardmore;


Dr. Nicholas Pawlowski, CHOP Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia
550 Goddard Blvd., King of Prussia;

Dr. Corinna Bowser, Narberth Allergy & Asthma
109 Forrest Ave., Narberth;

Best Cardiologist

Dr. Nirav Mehta, Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia
It may sound like a pun, but Dr. Nirav Mehta has a reputation for being able to get to the heart of cardiac problems. With a focus on cardiac disease, this Thomas Jefferson University Hospital-trained physician is known for his personable bedside manner and candor when it comes to discussing sometimes complex and difficult topics with his patients.
255 W. Lancaster Ave. #328, Paoli;


Dr. Frank McGeehin III, Lankenau Heart Group
100 Lancaster Ave., Wynnewood;

Dr. Matthew Goldstein, Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia
255 W. Lancaster Ave. #328, Paoli;

Best Child/Family Therapist

ABC Therapies
Getting a teen on to open up can be tricky on a good day. Ashley B. Cook, M.Ed., LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and specializes in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of behavioral mental health disorders, family counseling, and life development coaching for college-bound teens and goal-driven adults under 40.

“I bring a fresh and practical approach to helping Main Line area families and young people,” says Cook. “‘Therapist meets Coach’… I call it the “Mind Coach” approach, which makes it easier to connect with my clients and build life-changing relationships with all of them, no matter what their age.”
300 Lancaster Ave #200, Wynnewood;


Dr. Shoshanna Wortman, The Center
133 Ivy Lane, King of Prussia;

Dr. Margaret Ann Price, Gruenberg & Summers, P.C.
950 E. Haverford Road #302, Bryn Mawr;

Best Chiropractor

King of Prussia Family Wellness
Feeling off? Out of line? In pain? King of Prussia Family Wellness can deliver the highest degree of wellness possible through top-quality chiropractic and rehabilitative services that develop and strengthen your entire body. From classic realignment to injury-related care to specialty care for pregnancy, they’ll get your back back in order.

“We are the perfect combination of cutting edge sports medicine coupled with a down-to-Earth, feeling like you are home atmosphere,” says Dr. Brandie Nemchenko. “Our office loves taking care of the whole family from babies all the way up to grandparents. Our favorite moments are when friends hang out in our office with their kids or a whole family comes in! It is awesome to help the community be healthier and function better.”
992 Old Eagle School Road #902, Wayne;


Strafford Chiropractic & Healing Center
136 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne;

Dr. Rubina Tahir
7592 Haverford Ave., Philadelphia;

Best Dermatologist

Ringfeil Advanced Dermatology
Moms and dads looking to put their best face forward turn to Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology for general and cosmetic treatments – from acne management to Botox to laser hair removal. One of the most advanced facilities in the Main Line with a focus on patient education and comfort (they are known for their generous appointment time slots so patients can ask as many questions as they need to), the practice is proud of investing in the latest resources so every patient can achieve their desired results and walk out happy. Medical Director Dr. Franziska Ringpfeil knows these small touches make a big impact on busy area parents – she’s one of them.

“As a mother of four children who are involved in many of the local Main Line activities, I love to meet the area families both at our practice and during social events,” she says.
569 W. Lancaster Avenue, Haverford;


Dr. Danielle Dehoratius, Dermatology Associates of Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists
259 E. Lancaster Ave, Wynnewood and 825 Old Lancaster Road, Suite 450, Bryn Mawr;

Dr. James Treat, CHOP Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia
550 Goddard Blvd., King of Prussia;

Best Doula

Well Born Baby
The countdown to baby’s arrival is full of lots of planning – but not just decking out the nursery and stocking up on cheeky onsies. Turn to the team at Well Born baby for childbirth education to prep you for D-day, birth and postpartum doulas to get you through it, and breastfeeding education and counseling for those first weeks as a family.

“We provide nonjudgmental support and information to our clients allowing them to make the decisions that are best for their body and baby,” says owner Christina Duff. “We believe there is no right way as long as mom and partner are active participants in their care, understand their options, and make the choices they are comfortable with.”


Main Line Doulas

Jackie Prescott

Best ENT

Dr. Mark Rizzi, CHOP Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Bucks County
When the cycle of ear infections just needs to stop, a trusted ENT like Dr. Mark Rizzi is what you need. A seasoned pro who also works out of CHOP’s main campus in the city, Dr. Rizzi can decide if tubes or adenoid removal is right for your child and help even the most squeamish of children – and parents – through the process.
500 W Butler Ave, Chalfont;


Dr. Charles Gawthrop, ENT Associates of Paoli
11 Industrial Blvd. Suite 102, Paoli;

Dr. Lisa Elden, CHOP Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia
550 Goddard Blvd., King of Prussia;

Best Hospital

Paoli Hospital
With more than 100 years of serving the local community under its belt, its no wonder Paoli Hospital, part of the Main Line Health network, has become a trusted resource for families in the area. In addition to being known for quality physicians and personalized care, the hospital also boats an award-winning orthopedics program, a full-service cancer center, heart care center, The Holloway Breast Health Center, and the area’s first celiac center.
255 W. Lancaster Ave., Paoli;


Lankenau Medical Center
100 Lancaster Ave, Wynnewood;

Bryn Mawr Hospital
130 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr;

Best Lactation Consultant

Lee Ann Shore, BabySense RN
Motherhood doesn’t always come easy, and the assistance and guidance of a lactation consultant can often be a much-needed resource during those first exciting and exhausting weeks. In addition lactation counseling, owner Lee Ann Shore also provides and CPR training for new – and experienced — parents.

“I enjoy watching everything click, whether it is a mom nursing her baby, or an individual who starts to understand not just the how but the why in the way we perform CPR,” she says.


Dana Ehman, MotherBorn
790 E. Market St. Suite 195, West Chester;

Linda Derbyshire

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