Often in medicine, people can feel like just another medical record number. At West End Pediatrics, parents and patients are encouraged to form a relationship with their pediatrician so they can feel known and understood.

Not only does this lead to better care, but it is the also kind of medicine in which we believe.

Scroll below to read more about our practice providers, or call 804-740-6171 to make an appointment.

9606 Patterson Avenue
Richmond, VA 23229


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Philip Dawson
Philip Dawson, MD, FAAP
Meet Dr. Dawson
Tiffany Powers, CPNP
Meet Tiffany
Lucy Karn, PA-C
Meet Lucy
Jessica Szelc, MD
Meet Dr. Szelc


We want parents and patients to form a relationship with their us so that they can feel known and understood. This not only leads to better care for your child, but it is the kind of medicine in which we believe.

At West End Pediatrics, we provide comprehensive medical care for patients from birth through college age based on the Medical Home Model. This means our office works with your family to help manage and coordinate care for all aspects of your child’s health: physical, emotional and other special needs. We also work in close communication with you, your schools, therapists and pediatric specialists throughout the community to ensure comprehensive care and wellness.

To schedule well child care appointments:
We ask that you call the office to schedule an appointment. It is best to schedule your child’s future appointment as you check out after each visit. Scheduling in advance ensures a convenient day and time and your provider of choice.

If your child is sick:
Please call our office for an appointment as early as possible. Children with long-standing symptoms or medical problems that are not of an urgent nature may be scheduled for another day.

If you are running late for your appointment, please call and let us know; however, you may be asked to reschedule.


Call 804-740-6171 to make an appointment.


West End Pediatrics
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anne marrin
anne marrin
23:05 01 Oct 21
Wonderful small practice, who get to really know my children. The team there- every one of them- is wonderful and SO... caring. Love West End Peds!read more
Taylor Colón
Taylor Colón
22:59 29 Sep 21
Dr Simmelink and her nurse are absolutely Phenomenal. I’ve also seen Lucy and Dr Dawson, who have also been AMAZING.... Hands down the best Pediatric office in the area. They get you in quickly and are also so friendly and helpful. The girls that work up front are so kind and the whole practice seems to really care about my sons experience and well being. 10/10.read more
Karen Vassar Brown
Karen Vassar Brown
15:12 20 Sep 21
West End Pediatrics is the best. It’s a small practice, so you get to know the staff well and you know that they care... about yours kids. We’ve been going there for 7 years and are so grateful for their excellent care for our 2 kids since birth!read more
Latasha Rosser
Latasha Rosser
19:32 20 Aug 21
My experiences have always been good! Dr. Dawson is awesome and very knowledgeable. The nurses are very nice and my... kids love coming to the doctor besides getting shots.read more
Andrea Brewer
Andrea Brewer
17:26 09 Aug 21
Tiffany Powers is just amazing! Very intelligent and experienced and easily forms a good rapport with her patients.... Love all the providers at West End Pediatrics!read more
Diane “Lady Di” Winston
Diane “Lady Di” Winston
13:14 05 Aug 21
Awesome pediatric care! The doctorsand staff were amazing and my children were comfortable during their visit. I moved... to Henrico and was looking for a great pediatrician for my children and this office has definitely made me a proud parent. I'd recommend this practice to anyone seeking caring and knowledgeable Doctors and Staff. Dr. Powers is my children's Pediatrician and she is great!read more
vivek mishra
vivek mishra
16:19 07 Jul 21
My kid is coming here for almost a year now and definitely the doctors and nurses here are very loving and... professional. My kid have seen all of them and everyone spend good amount of time with kid and parents, answering all questions without any hurry. This place is worth to be recommended...read more
Tiffany Katinas
Tiffany Katinas
01:03 01 Jul 21
As a 1st time parent, there are a handful of things that you hope are up to par with your expectations. From the time... we left the hospital with our daughter to today in fact, almost 18 months later, the staff, nurses & doctors at West End Pediatrics have been INCREDIBLE. They have always had the best customer service & quick response time to any questions, regardless of the time or day. They are truly a breath of fresh air amidst the chaos of parenting. We are constantly informed on what to expect from our growing child & the care has always exceeded expectation! I would recommend this practice & specifically Dr. Dawson, thought the entire staff is wonderful, to anyone looking for an amazing group of medical professionals to take care of your children.Thank you all for everything that you do & for providing only the best care to the most important little person in our lives!!read more
Leslie millman
Leslie millman
16:43 30 Apr 21
Dr. Dawson has been our pediatrician for our three children since 1996. He has taken the time to get to know each of... the children and address their individual needs with a wonderful “bedside manner”, great sense of humor and precise medical expertise. You could not ask for a better doctor to guide the healthcare of your children from birth to early adulthood. I am only sorry my kids are growing up and won’t be able to stay with Dr. Dawson forever!read more
Jonathan Tomenendal
Jonathan Tomenendal
04:21 27 Mar 21
Always helpful no matter when I go there. All their staff is very detail oriented and incredibly nice. Have been going... there for 20 years and would not even want to try a different place. Highly recommend to anyone who wants to be treated well and get amazing service.read more
Debbie Wright
Debbie Wright
16:39 02 Mar 21
We’ve been seeing the doctors at West End Pediatrics for 24 years. They helped me as a new mom feel confident and eased... my fears. We’ve been though a lot with four very different children and at each turn, I knew I had an ally in West End Pediatrics. We moved about an hour away 14 years ago but still make the trip because the trust level is second to none. Our original doctor retired but we’ve been very happy with the transition and met our new doctor recently. Highly recommend this practice.read more
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