Pediatrician - Traverse City
4020 West Royal Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684
T:(231) 421-8099
F:(231) 421-8599

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As the holidays and the new year approaches TAPAC would like to share with you some changes coming in 2019.

Dr. Schell has accepted an administrative position at Munson Medical Center/Munson Healthcare and will be leaving TAPAC in January. Though she will be missed we congratulate her on her new position and wish her well in this next phase of her career.

From Dr. Schell:

I am grateful and honored to have been part of your lives. I know you are left in good hands with the doctors and all the staff at TAPAC. Having the opportunity to watch your children and your families grow has truly been a privilege and a blessing for me. 

– Thank you “

If you have any specific concerns you would like to discuss with Dr. Schell before transitioning to another provider, please schedule a visit in December.

For those of you who have not had the chance to meet her, Dr. Kristie Kohler joined us from Grayling in the summer of 2017 and has plenty of availability.

Remember we are here to serve as your Patient Centered Medical home, with 30% of our schedule each day for same day visits, extended evening and Saturday hours, nurses available 24/7 by phone and an in office Social Worker to assist with your needs.

Please use the convenience of our patient portal to send non-urgent messages for med refills, to request forms, and even pay your bill.


Looking for a compassionate, family-centered pediatrician in the Traverse City area? You’ve come to the right place.  At Traverse Area Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic, we specialize in medical care for kids and teens and we would love to get to know you and your family better.  Our commitment is to help children reach their highest potential by working with parents to promote and maintain their child’s physical and emotional well-being from birth through college.

We believe that accessibility, understanding and comfort are the cornerstones for an exceptional pediatric practice.  To achieve this goal, we offer convenient office hours, helpful patient resources and an unparalleled support and the highest level of expertise.  So whether you are visiting for the first time or the hundredth time, you will receive the same quality, educational and compassionate service with every appointment.

Our shared goal as parents and physicians is to guide your child on a path of optimal health.  In order to attain this, we continuously strive to meet and exceed our patients’ expectations while maintaining the highest standards of excellence in pediatric medicine.  From prenatal visits and preventive care to treatments of acute illness and the ongoing treatment of chronic conditions, TAPAC offers comprehensive medical care for children from infancy until they become young adults.

Please take a few moments to explore our informational website.  We hope you will find our site easy to navigate, informative and helpful in keeping your family healthy.  This website gives you easy access to our Traverse City area pediatric practice, including directions, hours of operation, payment policies, information about our physicians and services, and even a link to request an appointment.  It also includes answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.

If you have any questions or want to schedule your child’s first visit to our office, feel free to contact us today.  Our friendly and highly knowledgeable staff is available to support and assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.  Thank you for your time and interest in Traverse Area Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic.