Providence Pediatric Practice was established by Dr. Jacquelyn Gibbons in her home in Upper Providence -- she was joined by Dr. Olivia DiMaggio in 1980 and the practice remained there until 1999 when the office moved to it's present location behind Toys'r'us.
We happily continue to provide care to generations of families that were part of Dr. Gibbons early practice and the wonderful new families who have joined us.
Our mission is to provide quality care for children and their families as we guide them through normal development, monitor growth, treat illness and help address behavioral concerns along the way. We remain an independent private practice with a wonderful support staff of nurses and administrative personnel.
Meet the Doctors
Olivia DiMaggio, MD
Born and raised in Upper Darby, PA and a graduate of Archbishop Prendergast, Dr. Olivia DiMaggio graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Biology and earned her MD from Hahnemann Medical College (now part of Drexel University). She completed her pediatric residency also at Hahnemann Hospital. After working in the outpatient clinic of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, she joined Dr. Gibbon's practice in Upper Providence township in 1980. Together, they formed Providence Pediatric Practice in 1983. Dr. DiMaggio is board certified in pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is an attending physician in the Main Line Health System (Riddle Hospital Campus).
Alison Gaudet, MD
A native of Wallingford, PA and graduate of Strathaven High School, Alison Gaudet earned her B.S. in chemistry (with distinction) from Cornell University and graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She practiced in Pittsburgh for three years before joining Providence Pediatrics in 2006. Dr. Gaudet is board certified in pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is an attending physician in the Main Line Health System (Riddle Hospital Campus)
Jacquelyn Hayes Gibbons, MD (emeritus)
Dr Gibbons founded this incredible practice and continues to join the providence pediatrics family for celebratory occasions -- she sends her best to all the wonderful families that have entrusted their care in our practice.
Betsy Godfrey Race, MD
A lifetime resident of Delaware County, Dr. Betsy Godfrey Race, graduated from Marple Newtown Senior High School in 1983. After earning a B.S. in Biology from Albright College, Dr. Race earned her Masters' Degree in Physical Therapy at Hahnemann (now Drexel) University. Following three years of clinical experience on the staff at Children's Rehabilitaion Hospital ( an affiliate of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital), Dr. Race attended Temple University Medical School and completed her residency in pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson and A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. Dr. Race served as an associate physician with Riddle Pediatrics for five years before joining Providence Pediatrics in 2003. Dr. Race is board certified in pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as an adjunct member of the faculty at Thomas Jefferson University , and an attending physician in the Main Line Health System (Riddle Hospital Campus).
Allison Horowitz, MD
Dr. Allison Horowitz joined Providence Pediatrics in June of 2014. Prior to joining us, she practiced for three years at Pediatrics Plus in Broomall, PA. Dr. Horowitz was born and raised in Wynnewood, PA. She completed her undergraduate studies at Emory University, graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine, and completed her pediatric residency training at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. In addition to her interest in bullying/cyberbullying and mental health issues, she has collaborated with the PA AAP in developing an educational series on emergency and disaster preparedness planning. Dr. Horowitz is board certified in pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is an attending physician in the Main Line Health System and served as one of the Young physician members of the PA AAP Board of Directors.
Weekend AM urgent care appointments may be available by arrangement with the on-call doctor - please call by 9am
Phone call tips
*Call in the morning for same day sick appointments.
* Leave a message with the answering service for early morning appointments - request that they hold the message for office staff and someone will likely call you back before the office opens.
*Call mid-day for general questions and to schedule check-ups or next day appointments.
*Please call 2-3 months in advance for summer, late day or evening physicals. Daytime physicals can usually be scheduled within 1-2 weeks.
*For medication refills, please allow adequate time for physicians to review and refill scripts within 1-2 business days.
Well Visit Schedule
yearly until 21 or college graduation (then it's time to find an adult doctor)