The mission of Tiger Pediatrics is to provide personalized, state-of-the-art pediatric care that helps the children of Mid-Missouri achieve the best physical and mental health possible. We partner with families and community resources in order to provide the education and support necessary for disease prevention, healthy lifestyles, and management of illness.
Mid-Missouri’s Premier Pediatric Care Center
Tiger Pediatrics has provided pediatric care for more children than any primary care group in Mid-Missouri.
Why Choose Tiger Pediatrics?
We continue to grow and expand, currently accessible in 4 convenient locations.
Tiger Pediatrics is a private practice consisting of 13 elite physicians.
Our physicians have 190 years of combined experience, so you know you’re in the best hands!
Thinking about who you will choose for your new baby’s pediatric care? Attend one of our classes on newborn care, or get your questions answered in a complimentary prenatal consultation. Our doctors see newborns at Boone Hospital. Simply let the staff know whom you’ve chosen as your pediatrician when you have your baby.
My how quickly they change! From the sleepless first few weeks, to the first steps and first words, let us help you navigate the first year in your child’s life. We will see your child at regularly scheduled well care visits in infancy, as well as for any illnesses. The majority of childhood vaccines are given in this first year.
Are we having fun yet? Your days are filled with the joys and challenges that come along with their budding independence at these ages. With the friendly faces of our staff, fish tanks in the waiting room, and story books in our exam rooms, we strive to make your toddler feel at ease during visits to our office.
Your child’s yearly well care visit is an important time to touch base with your pediatrician on all aspects of your child’s health and make sure immunizations are up to date.
Our expertise in pediatric care extends through the teenage years. We continue to be a medical home for your child through age 18, providing well care, sports physicals, and management of acute and chronic illnesses.
Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Dietiker grew up in rural Boone County. She attended the University of Missouri for undergraduate and medical school before venturing to the south to complete her residency at the University of Alabama – Birmingham. She spent a year working as a Pediatric Hospitalist before deciding to join the very pediatric clinic where she was a patient.
Kristin Dietiker, M.D., FAAPview profile
Dr. Barnes completed a combination residency, being trained in both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. When Blake is not spending time with his wife or kids, he’s likely to be reading or hiking in the woods.
Blake Barnes, MDview profile
Dr. Hagen attended Cornell University, where he was a NCAA Division I wrestler. Dr. Hagen went to medical school in Blacksburg, VA at Virginia Tech’s VCOM. After his pediatric residency at the University of Missouri, he joined Tiger Pediatrics in 2011.
J.T. Hagen, D.O., FAAPview profile
Dr. Bondurant did her undergraduate studies, medical school, and pediatrics training at the University of Missouri. Dr. Bondurant joined Tiger Pediatrics seventeen years ago. Outside of work she enjoys fishing, skiing, running marathons, and traveling.
Holly Hite Bondurant, M.D., FAAPview profile
Dr. Wheeler grew up on a farm in the Ozarks before attending the University of Missouri. After a few months of trying his hand at anesthesiology, Dr. Wheeler fell in love with primary care pediatrics. He finished his residency and chief residency in the Department of Child Health at the University of Missouri.
Adam Wheeler, M.D., FAAPview profile
Dr. Jacobs grew up in Pike County, Missouri. She graduated from the B.A./M.D. program at the University of Missouri – Kansas City and completed her pediatric training at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She practiced primary care in North Carolina for a year prior to joining Tiger Pediatrics in 2013. Issues that are near and dear to her are the safety of vaccines and the positive difference they have made in the well being of children.
Janie Jacobs, M.D., FAAPview profile
Dr. Monsees completed her undergraduate degree at Baylor University, where she was also on the Track Team. She attended Medical School at the University of Missouri, and then did her pediatric residency at Georgetown University.
Lisa Monsees, M.D., FAAPview profile
Dr. Weidt grew up in Kearney and Liberty, Missouri, until the age of four when she moved to East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. She eventually moved back to Kansas City to finish high school. Dr. Weidt completed her undergraduate studies at Washington University in St Louis.
Laura Weidt, M.D., FAAPview profile
Dr. Pecorak grew up in Fairfax, Virginia, and played Division I basketball at Davidson college while completing his undergraduate studies. Dr. Pecorak is married to Cee Jaye, a pharmacist. The Pecoraks love to garden, bicycle, travel and enjoy their family; they have 5 children and 6 grandchildren.
John B. Pecorak, M.D., FAAPview profile
A native of Columbia, Dr. Thomas graduated with her medical degree from Northwestern University, and then completed her pediatrics training at Vanderbilt in Nashville. Dr. Thomas not only rides her bike to work daily, but is an active advocate for healthier lifestyle choices in the community. Interestingly, Dr. Harris was Dr. Thomas’ pediatrician.
Ellen Thomas, M.D., FAAPview profile
Dr. Stuebben joined Tiger Pediatrics, fifteen years ago, she loves traveling, swimming, antique-garage sale shopping, music, and festivals. She is known for her laid-back style, love for children and love for travel.
Paula Stuebben, M.D., FAAPview profile
Dr. Harris has been practicing pediatrics in Columbia for more than 50 years. Dr. Harris was the original founder of Boone Clinic Pediatrics which has transformed into Tiger Pediatrics.
Robert J. Harris, M.D., FAAPview profile
Dr. Meyer is a graduate of University of Illinois School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois. He did his pediatric residency at Milwaukee Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has practiced in Columbia, Missouri, for 37 years, associated with Tiger Pediatrics.