Premier Pediatrics

Meet Our Staff

Bradley James Smith Bradley James Smith, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Smith was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He graduated with distinction from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor of science in biology. Dr. Smith attended Georgetown University where he earned a masters degree in physiology. He received his medical degree from the Temple University School of Medicine and completed his pediatric residency at Thomas Jefferson University/ A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. During his pediatric residency, Dr. Smith was the recipient of the Dr. John W. Maroney Award for excellence in ambulatory care (selected by pediatric faculty members). In 2010, Dr. Smith was recognized by parents as one of the Delaware Valley's Favorite Doctors for Children in MetroKids Magazine. In 2012, Dr. Smith was recognized as the physician at Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital with the highest Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Scores. Dr. Smith has been board certified in pediatrics since 2003 and is on staff at A.I. duPont Hospital for Children and Christiana Hospital.

Rebecca A. Achterhof Rebecca Anne Achterhof, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Achterhof was raised in Indiana. She graduated magna cum laude from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, with a bachelor of arts in biology. Dr. Achterhof received her medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine and completed her residency in pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. In 2010, Dr. Achterhof was recognized by parents as one of the Delaware Valley's Favorite Doctors for Children in MetroKids Magazine. Dr. Achterhof has been board certified in pediatrics since 2005 and is on staff at A.I duPont Hospital for Children and Christiana Hospital. She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband.

Sheila Sheila

Sheila joined Premier Pediatrics in April 2014. She comes to us with over 25 years' experience in the medical field. In September 2014, she completed her Medical Office Manager certification. She is using her past experience and recent training to supervise the office staff effectively and maintain a productive and efficient working environment. Sheila's goal is to deliver efficient and effective service to all Premier Pediatrics patients, assist both the patients and physicians in all aspects of care, and to use her extensive training, education and experience for the benefit of all. When she is not working, Sheila is busy spending time with her family and friends.

Allison Allison

We are excited to have Allison as a part of our Premier Pediatrics team. Allison has been a Medical Assistant for 4 years with previous pediatric experience. She is now attending Delaware Technical Community College to obtain her Nursing degree. After obtaining her degree she hopes to continue working in pediatrics. When not working or going to school, she enjoys exercising, relaxing on the beach, and spending time with friends. Allison is excited to be working with us and welcomes all of our patients! Please feel free to speak to Allison about any questions or concerns.

Jessica Jessica

We are excited to welcome Jessica to the Premier Pediatrics team. She recently graduated from Delaware Technical and Community College as a Registered Nurse and also works part time as a preschool school nurse. When Jessica is not working she enjoys the company of her friends and family, taking her dog Lexi to the bark park and visiting the beach. Jessica's energetic and bubbly demeanor is warmly welcomed by our staff and patients.

Karilynn Karilynn

We are pleased to welcome Kari to our team here at Premier Pediatrics. Kari recently moved to Delaware from New Jersey and has been a Licensed Practical Nurse for three years. She has plans to finish nursing school in the near future to achieve her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. When Kari is not working she enjoys horseback riding, being outdoors and spending time with her two dogs.

Yvette Yvette

Yvette is a Medical Assistant who has worked in various medical fields, from dermatology to pediatrics. We are extremely excited to have her experience in the office. She is eager to be a part of the team and enjoys working with children. When Yvette is not working hard at the office, she is spending time with her two children and staying busy with their activities. We are happy to introduce Yvette to the Premier Pediatrics family.


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