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

  • Robert “Bob” Shayne, M.D.

    Dr. Shayne began Chester Pediatrics in the summer of 1981, and has been here ever since. He grew up in the Washington D.C. area, and graduated from Emory University in 1974 with a B.A. in Chemistry. In 1978, he received his medical degree from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He then completed his pediatric residency in Richmond in 1981. He has served as the Chief of Pediatrics at Chippenham hospital, and the President and Vice President of Commonwealth Care of Virginia and the Pediatric Alliance (both local independent practice associations). He has served on the executive board of the Virginia chapter of the AAP. Dr. Bob’s special interests include children with educational and physical challenges, sports medicine, obesity, and patient education. In his free time he enjoys computer technology, photography, and staying physically active. His wife of over 30 years and two grown daughters and their families make his life rich and enjoyable.

  • Kevin Campbell, M.D.

    Dr. Campbell joined Chester Pediatrics in 1986 as the second pediatrician in the group. He grew up in Northern New Jersey, and after moving to Richmond for college, graduated from the University of Richmond. He worked as an orderly at Chippenham Hospital Emergency Room for a year prior to attending medical school. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, and completed his pediatric residency in 1986. Dr. Campbell plays the trumpet, and enjoys kayaking on the local waterways. The Campbells’ have three daughters who are all enrolled in the Chesterfield County Public School System and the family enjoys running, biking, and hiking.

  • 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.

  • Mark Polanshek, M.D.

    Dr. Polanshek joined Chester Pediatrics in 1996. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and graduated from University of California at Berkeley. He obtained a PhD in Biology and he taught college and did research for 10 years before going to medical school. He rode around Europe on a motorcycle in 1971. He completed medical school at the Medical College of Virginia in 1985, and finished his pediatric residency in 1988, serving as Chief Resident.. He enjoys woodworking, home improvement, car repairs, occasional foreign travel, and time with his wife and daughter.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kara Cunningham, FNP-C

    Kara Cunningham is a native of Chester. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University in 2004 before attending George Mason University and earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. In 2018, Kara received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Marymount University. She is board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and is a member of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners. Prior to earning her Masters degree, Kara worked as a Registered Nurse in the NICU and Pediatric units of hospitals in Northern Virginia. Outside of work, she enjoys reading and spending time with her son.

  • 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

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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Hours of Operation

*Due to COVID-19, Hours May Vary

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