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Priyanka Sherchan, M.D. and Maheshwor Kafle, M.D.
Pediatricians, J.C. Blair Pediatric Care Center

Priyanka Sherchan, M.D. and Maheshwor Kafle, M.D. Pediatricians, J.C. Blair Pediatric Care Center

J.C. Blair Welcomes Two New Pediatricians

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Pediatricians Maheshwor Kafle, M.D., and Priyanka Sherchan, M.D., to its medical staff.

Drs. Kafle and Sherchan have joined Dr. Allen Ettenger to form J.C. Blair Pediatric Care Center. The new Pediatric Care Center will continue to be located on the 3rd floor of the Hospital. Drs. Kafle and Sherchan, a husband and wife team, have been recruited to coincide with Dr. Lidston’s retirement from active practice effective October 1, 2009. Dr. Ettenger will continue to be a part of the new practice that will be owned and managed by J.C. Blair Medical Services, Inc.

“Although I’m greatly saddened to see Dr. Lidston leave after having worked with him for the past 24 years, I am thrilled to face the challenge of providing care for children with two new, energetic physicians,” Dr. Ettenger said. “Working with a husband and wife team, particularly with an ethnic background, is exciting and provides a new perspective on health care for my patients. Introducing Drs. Kafle and Sherchan to our patients and introducing our patients to them has been, and I anticipate will continue to be, enlightening and rewarding.”

Drs. Kafle and Sherchan both graduated from the Nepal Medical College and were awarded degrees by Katmandu University in Katmandu, Nepal. They completed their pediatric residencies at Elmhurst Hospital Center in Elmhurst, New York. They look forward to getting to know the families in Huntingdon and surrounding communities.

“Huntingdon is much different than New York. People are so friendly,” Dr. Kafle shares. “Dr. Ettenger is a great mentor, colleague and a very experienced doctor.”

Dr. Sherchan continues, “Patients and their families are so nice, and really believe and expect a lot from you and trust you to take care of everything for their children. It’s been nice getting to know people. It’s really like a family here.”

The J.C. Blair Pediatric Care Center is accepting new patients and welcoming current patients. The new phone number is (814) 643-8574. For more information about Drs. Kafle and Sherchan, log on to www.jcblair.org.