Our Chief Doctors
Thomas J. Schnur, M.D. (Practice Principle)
In private practice since 1980.
Steven Z. Antone, M.D. (Practice Principle)
Dr. Steve Antone was born and raised in the Metro Detroit area. He attended college at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He then went to New York City and graduated from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2001. He returned home to Michigan and completed his pediatrics residency at the Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. After residency, Dr. Antone joined Northeast Pediatrics and has been there ever since.
Dr. Antone is passionate about the field of pediatrics and loves spending time with the families he sees and watching the children and parents grow together. He loves his job and could not see himself working in any other field. He is an active volunteer for the Beaumont Parenting Program, Little League Baseball and Boy Scouts.
Dr. Antone lives in Bloomfield Township with his wife, Rachel, and their two sons, Charlie and Will. He enjoys any activity his kids participate in and also enjoys traveling, cooking and gardening.
Sonja M. Earles, M.D. (Practice Principle)
Sonja M. Earles, M.D. grew up in Rochester, graduated from Oakland University, Wayne State University School of Medicine, and completed residency at Royal Oak Beaumont. She is Board Certified, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Assistant Professor at Oakland University's Department for Pediatrics.
Susan A. Lagrou, M.D. (Practice Associate)
In private practice since 1999.
Misha T. Martinez, M.D. (Practice Associate)
Dr. Martinez joined the practice in 2018.
Ryan Forster, M.D. (Practice Associate)
Dr. Forster is a board certified pediatrician. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of Arizona and graduated medical school from Michigan State University. He has been in practice since 2012. He is on the medical staff of Royal Oak Beaumont. Prior to joining our practice, Dr. Forster lived and worked in Sulphur Springs Texas. His experience includes outpatient pediatrics, inpatient pediatrics and stabilization of high risk newborns. He is a Michigander at heart, and decided to move back home to raise his children in Michigan, close to home. He and his wife have 4 children. Professional interests for Dr. Forster are general pediatrics and is comfortable with the wide range of ages seen in pediatric care. Personally, he enjoys time with his family which includes movies, bike riding, soccer and baseball - and more to come, so always ask about the latest adventure. As a teenager, he was active in Hockey and Lacrosse, and has coaching experience in Hockey, Lacrosse and Soccer.
Kaitlin K Park, D.O. (Practice Associate)
Our Certified Nurse Practitioners
Chris M. Knoblauch, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
I graduated in 2006 from Oakland University with a MSN specializing as a family nurse practitioner. I am board certified and have over 30 years of pediatric experience. The first 15 years of my career were spent in the PICU at St. Joes-Oakland until its closing in 1999. From there I helped to develop and implement the pediatric/gynecological cancer out patient program at St. Joes. Soon after graduating with my Masters I joined Nepeds part time as well as continuing to work part time in oncology at St. Joes.
I reside within the Rochester community and have 2 daughters as well as an abundance of pets!
I look forward to caring for your children with the quality , knowledge and partnership I would expect for my own children.
Carey A. Abele, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Shauntelle Angle, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Avinash C. Chawla, M.D. (Practice Principle)
Dr. Chawla started the practice in 1972.
He received the Doctor of Medicine degree from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in 1964. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in 1969. Board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Nephrology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of American Society of Pediatric Nephrology.
Dr. Chawla and his wife Wendy of 45 years reside in Troy and have 3 grown children and 3 grandkids.
Our Office Administration Team
Jeriann, Practice Administrator
I started bringing my children to NE Peds in 1986. I then joined the practice in 1995 as a receptionist. My four daughters received outstanding care and now my 2 grandchildren continue to get that same great care.
I feel very fortunate to be a part of NE Peds and have a lot of respect for all the providers and staff.
It really is a caring place to bring your children for great quality care.
Our Clinical Specialists
Marie Arcori, Lead Registered NurseI'm a Registered Nurse and have been working at Northeast Pediatrics for 25 years. I started my nursing career at St. John Hospital in Detroit where I worked in pediatrics,pediatric oncology and PICU. I have been married 30 years and have 2 children ages 26 and 21 (Also patients at Northeast Pediatrics). My tenure at Northeast Pediatrics has been rewarding and fun. The staff have become like family to me. We take pride in treating everyone we see like family too.
Beth, Certified Medical AssistantI have been a part of Northeast Pediatric Associates for the better part of eight years. The years here have flown by. Nothing has brought me more joy then being able to come in every day, taking care of the sick children, helping families with their newborns, and watching all our patients grow. If you ever have any questions, do not be afraid to ask. We will always be more then willing to assist you.
Krista, Certified Medical AssistantI have been with Northeast Pediatrics for over 9 years. I graduated from Carnegie Institute in 2004 and did my externship here and never left. I have three daughters, Korrin, Raelyn and Taryn. My children are patients of Northeast Pediatrics and they love everyone there. I would not take them anywhere else. I enjoy working with all the staff and taking care of our patients. Northeast Pediatrics is like a big family.
Kendra, Certified Medical AssistantI graduated from Baker college with an Associates Degree in Health Sciences. I have over 10 years of customer service experience. Becoming a Certified Medical Assistant and deciding to work for NEPEDs is truly the best decision I ever made. Being a mom myself, I completely understand how scary it can be in deciding who to trust in the care of your child, but the practitioners and staff at NEPEDs are like my second family and I wouldn’t trust anyone else.
Our Billing Team
Debbie, Billing SpecialistI have been at Northeast Pediatrics since 1993 where I started as a receptionist. Then I did referrals and finally ended up in the billing department. I love all the Doctors and Practitioners I have had the privilege to work with through the years along with all the employees and all the wonderful families. It truly feels like we all are family, which is why I have been her for 20 wonderful years and counting.
Stella, Billing SpecialistI have been with the practice in the billing office since 2003. It is a great place to work we are like a family here. The Practitioners are wonderful to work for.
Our Reception Team
Shanda, Receptionist Team MemberI have been part of Northeast Pediatrics for just over six years. I was a former employee of Dr. Stark, a retired pediatrician in the Rochester Hills area, and joined up with Northeast as a part-time receptionist. The way that my fellow co-workers welcomed me with open arms and treated me like part of their family was what drew me to stay at this wonderful practice. I am a mother of one and my daughter, Ellie, is a patient here as well. I cannot think of a greater place to work at or to have taken my child to.
Denise, Receptionist Team MemberIt is hard to believe that a three year has come and gone. It seems like only yesterday that I joined the team here at Northeast Pediatrics. The moment I walked into the doors, I was welcomed with open arms. I quickly learned the proper procedures and was more than willing to share any and all of my personal experience with my co-workers and patients. What I found most refreshing is how this practice is always willing to bend over backwards to try to assist our patients with any trouble they may have. After hearing the wonderful stories that I have shared with my daughter, she transferred her children here as well and has never been happier. As a mother, co-worker, and grandmother, I highly recommend Northeast Pediatrics and the value this practice has.
Kelly, Receptionist Team Member
Debbie, Receptionist Team Member
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