Welcome to Chester Pediatrics, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.

The word doctor means teacher, a description which strongly represents the commitment of our practice to you. Whether we’re talking about the possible complications of strep throat or strategies for dealing with the “terrible two’s” we want to be of service to you and your family.

We have been serving families of Chester and surrounding areas for over 40 years.   We offer weekday and early evening appointments as well as illness visits on Saturday mornings.  We have two locations to serve you.  Our "main" office is located in the town of Chester on Buckingham Court.  Our second location is located in Chesterfield across from the Chesterfield County courthouse.    We pride ourselves on providing comprehensive care for infants, children, and adolescents.  We specialize in the management of ADD and ADHD  and provide  assessment and treatment of mental health problems.    We look forward to getting  to know you and your children.  


Meet our Providers

  • Kerri Steele, M.D.

    Dr. Steele, a native of New Jersey,  joined Chester Pediatrics in August of 1999. She attended Wake Forest University where she  played varsity field hockey, receiving her B.S. in Biology in 1992.  Dr. Steele attended medical school  at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University., graduating in 1996.  She completed her pediatric residency at the Medical College of Virginia in 1999. Dr. Steele is board certified in pediatrics and  a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  She enjoys spending time with her family at Lake Gaston, traveling, playing golf and running.  

  • Laina Bourassa, MD

    Dr. Bourassa, a native of Chesterfield County, completed her undergraduate degree at the College of William and Mary. She received her medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Bourassa then joined the United States Air Force, and completed a pediatric internship and residency at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. She spent the last four years practicing as a pediatrician at Hanscom Air Force Base, where she was also medical director of the Child Development Center and liaison to the local school system. Dr. Bourassa is a board certified pediatrician with special interests in child development, patient education and advocacy.

  • Elizabeth McGill Cross, M.D.

    Dr Elizabeth Cross, a native of North Carolina, is still a Tarheel at heart! She graduated from Wake Forest School of Medicine and completed her residency in Pediatrics at Carolina’s Medical Center in Charlotte. She and her husband love spending time with their four adult children and their families. Her hobbies include hiking in the mountains, exploring the Virginia countryside, volunteering in her church and cheering for the UVA basketball team!

    As her children have grown up Dr. Cross has enjoyed learning to parent in every stage of their journey. She loves caring for children from newborns through college; helping families navigate the challenges of parenting, advocate for their children and promote health and wellness. Dr Cross has a passion for the underserved and volunteers at Elijah House Academy in Richmond.

  • Kunal Patel, MD

    Dr. Patel, a native of Chester, completed his undergraduate degree at Virginia Commonwealth University.  He received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. Dr. Patel completed his pediatrics internship and residency at the Bernard and Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center. He enjoys all aspects of pediatric care. Developing long lasting relationships with patients and their families is the most rewarding. Outside of work, Dr. Patel spends his free time with his fiancé, family and playing golf.

  • Rachael M. Daniels, C.P.N.P, CLC®

    Rachael grew up locally in rural central Virginia. She graduated with her BSN from Radford University in 2000. She has worked for the past 18 years as a registered nurse in the pediatric bone marrow transplant at Duke University, the pediatric ICU at University of Maryland Medical Center and University of Minnesota at Fairview Hospital, the pediatric emergency department at Children’s Hospital of Minnesota and VCU Health System where she became certified as a pediatric emergency nurse (CPEN). Most recently, Rachael worked as a labor and delivery nurse at VCUHS, where she developed a passion for teaching breastfeeding and newborn care. She graduated in June 2018 with her MSN from Drexel University and is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing, Eta Nu Chapter. Read more

  • Meghan Hoskins, PNP

    Meghan Hoskins, a native of Pennsylvania, joined Chester Pediatrics in June 2022. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Shenandoah University in 2013. Prior to graduating from Old Dominion University with her Masters of Science in Nursing in 2019, Meghan worked on an inpatient pediatric unit at a Level I trauma facility in Pennsylvania and at St Mary's inpatient pediatric unit here in Richmond. Meghan has over 9 years of pediatric nursing experience, with the last 3 years working as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in primary care. She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and is currently continuing her education to become a Certified Lactation Counselor in the coming months. 
    Meghan has experience caring for all pediatric patients and enjoys building long standing connections with the patients and families she cares for. It is a joy for her to witness her patients grow and develop throughout the years. Outside of work, Meghan enjoys spending time with her two small children, taking trips to the beach, and reading.

  • Amanda Rush, PNP

    Amanda Rush, a native of Virginia, joined Chester Pediatrics in September 2023. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Christopher Newport University in 2015 and a Bachelor of Nursing from South University in 2020. She graduated from the University of Virginia in May 2023 with a Master of Science in Nursing. Amanda worked in the Neonatal ICU at VCU for the last 3 years. She hopes to continue her education to become a certified lactation counselor since having so much experience with mothers in the NICU. Amanda loves interacting with families and seeing her patients grow up. Outside of work she loves discovering new places in Virginia with her husband and dog

What patients say About Chester Pediatrics

  • "I have gone here since I was born and am now 20. Dr.Shayne has been a great doctor for me. He is always able to see me and great when I need to reschedule my appointments a hundred times. I highly recommend."
    William Farmer
  • "Great pediatric office! Friendly staff..excellent providers!"
    Joanna Bousquet
  • "Love them they are great with the kids and will get you in when you need those last minute appointments. Doctors are excellent"
    Torie Shirley
  • "I definitely recommend this facility to new parents looking for somewhere for their little one to be seen and cared for or even parents of older ones who are unsatisfied with their care provider as we were."
    Brandi
  • "The sweet ladies in the office are ALWAYS helpful, kind, patient, and attentive. Our little one has asthma so he's a "frequent flyer" and they've NEVER been curt, flustered, or overwhelmed. Thank you for being kind! We appreciate you!"
    TKO
  • "I highly recommended them and all the doctors there. Thanks for being the best in the area!"
    Sheila Groves
  • "We love everyone here! Nurses and doctors are so sweet, knowledgeable, loving and patient with kiddos.
    Can’t say enough good things about them! Always great to find a high quality office that takes Tricare."
    Dylan Miller
  • "Chester Pediatrics has treated my son Declan since the day he was born and they’ve always been kind, professional and courteous. Most importantly, he’s never been nervous or scared during his visits because Dr. Shayne always makes him laugh and feel total comfortable! Thank you!!"
    Wayne C.
  • "These doctors are unlike any other doctors I see. They go that extra step to make sure my child gets what he needs. And they do it with professionalism and compassion"
    S.K. (Parent of long time special needs patient)

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Chester Location

Monday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:30 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Chesterfield Location

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed