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Sadia Abbasi, MD

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Susan Alexander, BC

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Amna Aziz, MD

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Monica Buche, CPNP

I am a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and believe parents know their children better than anyone. I listen to them and place emphasis on seeing each child as an individual. I enjoy teaching young people about good nutrition and the importance of physical activity. I have had the privilege of practicing as a pediatric nurse for more than 40 years. I received my MSN from Indiana University with a focus on primary care of children.


Jennifer Flinta, CPNP

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Apana Jha, MD

I am committed to taking care of children of all age groups and building relationships with families. I  have been in pediatric medicine for more than 15 years. I attended medical school in India and did my residency at Texas Tech HSC El Paso. I speak fluent Hindi and English languages. In my free time I love to spend time with my family and travel to know new places.


Kiley Mattox, CPNP

I enjoy caring for children of all ages and developing relationships with families. I am a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in primary care through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. I got both my undergraduate and graduate degree from Purdue University and worked in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit as a nurse for four years before becoming a nurse practitioner.


Bianca Maya, MD

I am committed to building lasting relationships with families where I can play an active role in their growth, development and ability to overcome obstacles. I have a special interest in developmental pediatrics and am working with Riley to ensure services are available to the children of Muncie and its surrounding areas. I came to Muncie after graduating from residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and have a master’s degree in molecular immunology from McMaster University. I am fluent in Spanish and English.

Ramiz Mohammed, MD

I tell all my patients to call me ‘Dr. Mo’. I completed my medical schooling in east Africa and in the UK with 10 years of experience in pediatrics. I began as a hospital physician in Ireland for 7 years before moving to Brooklyn, NY for my residency affiliated with NYU. I love to work with children, especially newborns. I believe having fun is the key to developing a great relationship with children and families. I also speak fluent Arabic as well as English.

Cathy Oplinger, CPNP

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Gary Palicka, MD

Having a positive relationship with the parents while providing health care for all of the children in a family increases my ability to educate, diagnose, and treat the child. I feel that I connect well with my patients and their parents. I completed my Pediatric Residency at Navicent Health Children’s Hospital in Georgia after receiving my Doctor of Medicine degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago.

Abdul Naseer Syed, MD

I enjoy being a pediatrician and treating children. I have a passion for working with children with developmental delays which is how I became involved with the Autism Early Evaluation Hub, in conjunction with Riley Developmental Pediatrics. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, I moved to Muncie after completing my pediatric residency at the University Of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, IL. I am fluent in Hindi, Urdu and English.

Jerri Tucker, CHW

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Emily Wagner, MD

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