Introducing: Riley Children’s Health Primary Care in Fishers

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Riley Children's Health.

Riley Children’s Health has recently expanded their pediatric primary care to the Fishers area and we are excited to share that they are accepting new patients! We recently connected with Dr. Kristen Anderson, a board-certified pediatrician who joined Riley Children’s in early April. We learned more from Dr. Anderson on the benefits of this expansion to the growing Fishers community.

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We’re excited to hear that a new Riley Children’s Health pediatric primary care office opened on April 1st in Fishers! Can you tell us more about how having a Riley Children’s primary care office in Fishers will benefit the local community?

“We are happy to be open and seeing patients in the Fishers community!” says Dr. Anderson. This is the first Riley Children’s pediatric primary care office in Fishers, building upon the commitment to the community since Riley specialists began seeing patients at IU Health Saxony Hospital – soon to be IU Health Fishers. With the exponential growth Fishers has had, Dr. Anderson says that Riley Children’s Health wants to make sure that all children have access to highly skilled primary care close to home. The new pediatric primary care office is located on Allisonville Road, just south of 116th Street.

What can parents expect at this pediatric primary care office? What services are offered? How many pediatricians will be located at this office?

Parents can expect the same highly skilled and attentive care from Riley Children’s pediatricians at the new Fishers location. “We see children starting in the newborn period through age 18,” says Dr. Anderson. “We provide preventive care including well-child visits, sports physicals, and immunizations, as well as diagnosis and management for acute and chronic medical conditions. We also collaborate with Riley pediatric specialists. Our office provides convenient 24/7 online scheduling, virtual visits, same-day/next-day appointments and more.” Currently, there are two full-time pediatricians on staff – Dr. Anderson and Dr. Thomas Freije – at the Fishers location, with plans to have two additional pediatricians join later this year.

What are ways that pediatricians and parents can best work together to manage a child’s health and wellness as they grow?

Communication is key. “I think the most important part of the doctor/patient/parent relationship is communication. Parents know their kids best and are their strongest advocates,” says Dr. Anderson. “Especially in early years when children cannot communicate their own needs, it is so important that parents communicate those needs to their child’s doctor. Strong communication allows us to provide the best health care possible for your child(ren). Our goal is to provide excellent healthcare, but also to support you in navigating parenthood. It’s a team effort.”

What are some of the tips or important items parents should think through when looking for a primary care provider that’s right for their children and family?

Dr. Anderson says to remember that it is not “one size fits all” when looking for a primary care provider. It’s okay to test the waters by seeing different providers in order to find someone who works well for and with your family. “We hope that you feel comfortable with your child’s doctor, that you feel heard, and that you trust the care that is provided. Going to the doctor isn’t always a fun experience, but we want kids to feel relaxed and safe when they come to see us,” says Dr. Anderson. She also offers great advice for older kids, suggesting you allow them to be part of the decision-making process. “We want pre-teens and teens to have a safe space to explore their health and ask hard questions, and this is easier if they have a provider whom they trust.”

What are some of the most frequently asked questions you receive from parents?

Dr. Anderson says this depends on the age and stage of the child. Here are the most frequently asked questions based on the age group, from Dr. Anderson’s perspective:
  • “In the newborn period – So many questions about poop! We get a lot of questions about feeding routines, spit-up, fussiness, and sleep. We always go over developmental milestones at every well visit, but questions about development are also common.”
  • “In toddlers – We are commonly asked if it’s normal for kids to be sick all winter long (and the answer is yes! There are so many viruses!).”
  • “In older children and teens – We get questions that are a lot more variable and specific to individuals. Everyone grows at their own speed.”

If you could share one piece of advice to parents, what would it be?

Dr. Anderson says, “You know your child best. Trust your instincts.”

What are the new office’s hours?

The new Riley Children’s pediatric primary care office in Fishers is open Monday through Friday, with extended hours available. The office also offers appointments on select Saturdays.

  • Monday | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday | 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday | 7:40 am – 5:40 pm
  • Thursday | 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Friday | 7:40 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday | Please call the office to find available Saturday appointments
  • Sunday | Closed

How can parents schedule an appointment to see one of the pediatricians located at the new Riley Children’s pediatric primary care office in Fishers?

Parents can call 463-251-3937 to schedule an appointment. 24/7 online scheduling is also available. Visit Riley Pediatric Primary Care – Fishers to learn more.
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About Kristen C. Anderson, DO

Kristen C. Anderson, DO, is a board-certified pediatrician with Riley Children’s Health. She received her medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed her pediatric residency at UnityPoint Health – Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, IA. Dr. Anderson started practicing medicine in 2020 and joined Riley Children’s in April 2024. Dr. Anderson chose pediatric medicine because it combines her passion for science with her love for helping kids. In addition, she enjoys the aspect of developing relationships with families and watching children grow into unique personalities over time. When not caring for patients, Dr. Anderson likes to travel, hike, scuba dive, craft, golf and spend time with her partner and dogs.


Riley Children’s Health makes it possible for families throughout Indiana to get the highest level of care. Whether your child needs primary care for routine health and wellness, or specialty care for acute or complex conditions, you can depend on Riley Children’s for best-in-class care close to home.

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