Dr. "Amy" is originally from Pittsburgh and graduated from Washington and Jefferson College. She received her medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and did her pediatric residency at Columbus Children's Hospital (Now Nationwide Children's Hospital) in Columbus, Ohio. Immediately after residency, she joined this pediatric practice and now enjoys seeing children of former patients. Dr. Amy's primary focus is preventative health care with an emphasis on breast feeding and immunizations.
Dr. Gardyasz grew up in Philadelphia, PA where he received his undergraduate degree in Biology from La Salle University. After relocating to Central PA in 1981, he received his M.D. Degree from Penn State University through the Hershey Medical Center where he completed a 3 year Pediatric Residency from 1985 to 1988.
Dr. Gardyasz spent the first 8 1/2 years of his private practice career in general pediatrics with Dr. David Schaffer in Hershey. He later joined Dr. Darowish on January 1st, 1997, now known as Healthy Starts Pediatrics. He is board certified in Pediatrics and pursues life-long learning with the American Board of Pediatrics Maintenance of Certification program. His passionate professional interests are in nutrition and empowering parents and their children with ideas for healthy living and learning. His holistic approach to medicine is firmly founded in immunizations and he believes that vaccines are crucial to saving lives and reducing our dependence on antibiotics.
At Healthy Starts Pediatrics, PC, we are only as strong as our staff and are proud to employ a variety of qualified individuals who bring their own diverse knowledge to the practice in order to ensure that your child receives the most comprehensive treatment possible. Please take a moment to read more about our individual staff members and learn how they allow our practice to continually be the absolute best at caring for your child's health needs.
Dr. Krall is from the Philadelphia area and attended college at La Salle University. He received his medical degree from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa in 1998. He completed his pediatrics residency at the Children's Hospital of New Jersey / Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, NJ in 2001. He moved to central Pennsylvania in 2001 where he studied neonatology at the Hershey Medical Center for one year, and has been with Healthy Starts Pediatrics since July of 2002.