Welcome

Welcome to Associated Pediatricians, your experienced and caring pediatricians in Valparaiso and Portage! If you're looking for accessible pediatric care, a child–friendly environment, and a responsive team of pediatricians, then look no further. We love kids, and our goal is to have a positive impact in the lives of children by providing exceptional health care and compassionate service to the families we serve.

At Associated Pediatricians we offer a full range of pediatric care including prenatal visits for expecting parents, well–child check–ups, immunizations and sick appointments. Our caring team is committed to providing quality service in a comfortable, safe office setting where children and parents can feel at ease. We also set aside time to equip parents with the tools and resources necessary for the development of healthy children from birth to adolescence.

We invite you to take a few moments to browse our website and familiarize yourself with our practice. We hope that it will serve as a valuable resource for you. You'll find all of the helpful information you need about our practice including doctor bios, service details, directions to our Valparaiso and Portage office and new patient forms.

Associated Pediatricians looks forward to walking along side you as you guide your child along a path of optimal health and wellness. We can assure you that you'll feel confident in our ability to not only meet, but exceed all of your expectations. For questions or to schedule a visit, contact our office today!


Expectant Parents

Congratulations! We offer a free prenatal visit to help expectant parents make the right choice for their family.

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Sick Child?

We offer same day appointments for sick patients. Check your child’s symptoms here.

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Meet Our Staff

Learn who we are

  • Susan L. Bishop, M.D.

    Dr. Bishop was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She was a graduate of Northwestern University Honors Program in Medical Education in 1984 and Northwestern University Medical School in 1986.

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  • Dianna W. Brogan, M.D.

    Dr. Brogan was born and raised in the Michigan City area. She earned her undergraduate degree at Notre Dame where she met and later married her husband.

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  • Pablo A. Bukata, M.D.

    Dr. Bukata was born in Argentina and moved with his family to Indiana when he was two years old. In 1992, he graduated Valedictorian from Wabash College. 

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  • Elizabeth K. Campbell, M.D.

    Dr. Campbell grew up with her family in LaPorte, Indiana. She received her B.A. in chemistry from DePauw University.

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  • Melissa L. Mueller, D.O. ‏‏‎ ‎

    Dr. Mueller was born and raised in a suburb of Chicago. She received her B.S in Biopsychology and Cognitive Sciences from The University of Michigan.

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  • Amberly Z. Brewer, M.D.

    Dr. Brewer was born on Long Island but grew up in Azle, Texas. She earned her bachelor's degree from Austin College in Sherman, Texas

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  • Emma C. Weismann
    M.D.

    Dr. Weismann grew up in Valparaiso, graduating from Valpo High School in 2010. She went on to graduate summa cum laude from Tulane University in New Orleans in 2014 with a degree in public health. She then attended Tulane University School of Medicine, graduating in 2019. She completed her pediatric residency at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY in 2022. In her free time, Dr. Weismann enjoys spending time with her three cats, June, Jasper, and Percy; traveling; and listening to Taylor Swift. Dr. Weismann was a patient at Associated Pediatricians for 17 years and worked as a “set-up” for the practice during college breaks. Life has come full circle, and she is so excited to join the practice and serve her hometown community in a new way. 

  • Rhondalynn J. Sears, MSN, PNP-BC

    Rhonda Sears is a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with over 30 years pediatric nursing experience.

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  • Jennifer Campbell, CPNP

    Jennifer Campbell is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of pediatric experience.

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  • Kimberly Minich
    B.S.N, M.S.N., D.N.P.

    Kimberly Minich is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner with 15 years of pediatric experience.  She received her Bachelor Degree in Nursing from Indiana University in 2006, her Masters of science in Nursing in 2010 from Ball State University and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Purdue University in 2018.  She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.  Kim loves to see her patients become their very best versions of themselves.

    Kim lives on a dairy farm with her 6 children and her husband Luke.  They spend their free time doing travel volleyball, baseball and AQHA horse shows with their kids.  The kids are also very involved in FFA and 4-H. 

  • Kristina Flanagan, BSN, MSN

    Kristina Flanagan is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 14 years of pediatric experience. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia in 2008

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  • Aubrey Coleman, M.D.

    Dr. Coleman was born and raised in southern Minnesota. She attended the University of Minnesota for both undergraduate and medical school.


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Featured Articles

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  • Tips for Parents of Adolescents: Common Concerns

    Here is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about common concerns during adolescence. ...

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  • Pneumonia and Your Child

    After an exam, the doctor may order a blood test or an x-ray. These tests can help your doctor decide how to treat your child's infection. If your child needs medicine, be sure you know the right amount, when to give the medicine, and if you should give food with it. If you forget or don't understand ...

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  • A Parent's Guide to Teen Parties

    As a parent, you know the importance of your teen's social life and that parties are a way to socialize and relax. But an unsupervised or poorly planned party can result in unwanted or even tragic consequences. However, parental responsibility is the key to a fun and safe party. ...

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  • Middle Ear Fluid and Your Child

    The middle ear is the space behind the eardrum that is usually filled with air. When a child has middle ear fluid (otitis media with effusion), it means that a watery or mucus-like fluid has collected in the middle ear. Otitis media means middle ear inflammation, and effusion means fluid. ...

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  • Sinusitis and Your Child

    Sinusitis is an inflammation of the lining of the nose and sinuses. It is a very common infection in children. ...

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  • Steroids: Play Safe, Play Fair

    You’re an athlete. You play to win. You’re always looking for a way to get an edge over your opponents. Steroids and performance enhancers aren’t the answer. The best athletes rely on practice and hard work. Here is information from your doctor to help you stay healthy. ...

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  • Sleep Apnea and Your Child

    Does your child snore a lot? Does he sleep restlessly? Does he have difficulty breathing, or does he gasp or choke, while he sleeps? If your child has these symptoms, he may have a condition known as sleep apnea. ...

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  • Temper Tantrums

    It's hard for young children to hold strong feelings inside. When they feel frustrated or angry, they often cry, scream, or stomp up and down. This is a temper tantrum. Temper tantrums are a normal part of your child's development. They usually begin around age 12 to 18 months, get worse between 2 and ...

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  • Home Drug Testing: What Parents Need to Know

    Remember that your teen’s doctor can help assess whether your teen has a drug problem and a laboratory test is not always needed. However, if a drug test is recommended, your teen should know about it. The American Academy of Pediatrics opposes drug tests without a teen’s knowledge and consent. ...

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  • Urinary Tract Infections in Young Children

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in young children. These infections can lead to serious health problems. UTIs may go untreated because the symptoms may not be obvious to the child or the parents. The following is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about UTIs—what they are, ...

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Testimonials

Read what our client says about us

  • "The staff here are very friendly and personable. Dr. Campbell is smart and down to earth, and she explains everything she’s doing in a way my children understand. It feels like I’m talking to another mom instead of a physician. I’d recommend her to anyone!"
    Malissa Miller
  • "We love Dr Lee. He’s very kind and personable. He took the time so speak to my son and ask him questions about his interests. We thought he was great"
    Howlett Family
  • "Absolutely amazing customer service. everyone is super friendly and caring! wouldn't take my son anywhere else."
    Eddie Gonzalez
  • "My children have been patients with Associated Pediatricians for almost 12 years now. I have always been pleased with our experiences. I would highly recommend them."
    Cassie Teesdale
  • "Dr. Campbell and her staff are the best. We’ve been bringing our daughter here for almost six years and are always pleased!!"
    Gary Moss
  • "I have never felt so comfortable with doctors, nurses and Nurse practioners like I am with my children's pediatric office staff. We love all of you. Especially Virginia and Shannon :-) Thank you for always taking great care of my kiddos."
    Stephanie Stasi

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Pediatrician Valparaiso, IN

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Pediatrician Portage, IN

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

12:00 pm-8:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed