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We have been caring for our patients and families in Altoona, PA since 1977!

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Dosage Guide

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Rakesh Chopra

Dr. Rakesh Chopra was born in Altoona, PA, and graduated from Hollidaysburg Area High School.  He earned his undergraduate degree at Stanford University, graduating with honors. He went on t...

Jill Blescia

Dr. Jill Blescia grew up in Ebensburg and graduated from Bishop Carroll High School before majoring in Biology at The Pennsylvania State University.  Dr. Blescia graduated from Thomas Jefferson M...

Nichole Lysick

Dr. Nichole Lysick grew up in Johnstown, PA and graduated from Bishop McCort High School. Dr. Lysick earned a BA in Cell/Molecular Biology from Washington & Jefferson College and attended medical ...

Nicole Ellick

Nicole Ellick earned a Bachelor of Science degree in both Biobehavioral Health and Nursing from Pennsylvania State University.  In 2018, Nicole earned a Masters in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitio...

Samantha Shaffer

Samantha completed her undergraduate and Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Sciences at St. Francis University in 2006. She has spent over 15 years providing pediatric care to her local comm...

Elizabeth Claar

Elizabeth Claar grew up in East Freedom, PA.  Elizabeth completed both her undergraduate degree and Master of Physician Assistant Sciences at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA. Elizabeth st...

Kira Moyer

Kira Moyer grew up in Altoona, PA.  Kira completed both her undergraduate degree and Master of Physician Assistant Sciences at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA. Kira started with Chopra Pe...

Brittany Marra

Brittany Marra grew up in Cresson, PA.  Brittany completed her undergraduate degree with a minor in child development and biology at Saint Francis University. She then earned her Master of Physic...

  • I went there as a child and now take my 6 children there. Dr. Chopra is so down-to-earth, and he's not one of those doctors who just blow things off and say things are normal. If you're concerned, he will do what he can to find the cause and fix it. His PAs are awesome as well, and his staff is so friendly. I couldn't ask for a better pediatrician for my kiddos.


  • I came here as a child, as did my boyfriend, and we decided to take our two boys here as well. I've called in a few times with a concern for one of the boys, and they've always gotten me in.  Awesome for mums like me who work 8-5 Monday through Friday- convenient.  And we've always received stellar care as well.


  • I love Dr. Chopra, the PAs, and everyone in the office. I have had my daughter in there quite a bit since she was born, and everyone in there is so nice. I have never had trouble getting her an appointment right away. I even had to call the emergency line one weekend when my daughter was having formula issues, and the girl was so nice and helpful. It's a wonderful doctor's office.  I would recommend them to anyone.


  • Great staff all around!! In my 25 years experience with this office, I honestly don't have a single complaint. I can get an appointment the same day if needed, and I'm not kept waiting unreasonably in the waiting room. If you need exceptional medical treatment you can trust, look no further!!



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