Kiddie West Pediatric Center
  • Urgent Care Hours:

  • M-Fri. 6:45 am - 9:00 am

  • Office Hours

  • Mon-Fri. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sat. 7:45 AM-11:45 PM
    (Alternate )
    Sun. Closed

  • In order to better serve urgent care, we do not start answering phones till 8:30 AM

  • Meet Our Providers

    At Kiddie West Pediatric Center, our family of physicians, nurse practitioners and staff work hard to provide your family with quality medical care. We strive to provide friendly and excellent care for your children.

    Please take a moment to get acquainted with our physicians.

    Carl R. Backes, DO, FACOP, FAAP


    Introduction

    Dr. Backes was born and raised on a dairy farm in St. Cloud, Minnesota. As a farm boy, Dr. Backes has always had a love for animals, and originally his dreams were to become a veterinarian. While Dr. Backes assisted the farm vet with numerous deliveries of the livestock, the vet felt that Dr. Backes was very gifted and should use his talent and become a physician. His first desire was to be an OB/Gyn physician to deliver newborn babies. As a student, he did an assigned rotation with the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) and saved his first premature baby. This is when Dr. Backes knew he wanted to be a Neonatologist and dedicate his career to premature babies and children.

    He received his undergraduate degree from Concordia College in MN, and went to medical school at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO. Following a move to Ohio, Dr. Backes did his residency at Doctors Hospital and Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH, as well as a Clinical Fellowship and Research Fellowship at Ohio State University. He became a certified Neonatologist and the director of the Ohio Health/Doctors Hospital NICU from 1981 to 2013.

    Special Credentials

    Dr. Backes has Board Certifications in Pediatrics and Neonatology. He opened his first pediatric office in 1980, and continues to be the director and president of Kiddie West Pediatric Center. He has been actively involved in training residents and students since 1981. Dr. Backes was regional dean for Osteopathic Medicine Central Region 1981-1992. He was Director of the NAS (Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome) Children’s Hospital 2012 – 2013. He was a Pediatric Support Group Director for Maternal Addiction 2009- 2013 with Comp Drug. Currently he is Vice-President of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (US wide). He is committee member of MINDS MATTER of the Ohio Psychotropic Medication Quality Improvement Collaborative 2013 – present. Finally, he is the Pediatric Coordinator with the State of Ohio Corrections with the Marysville Reformatory for Women, Marysville, Ohio 2001 – present.

    Personal Life

    Dr. Backes and his wife Wendy have inspired their three children, Carl, Jeffrey, and Katherine to have the same excitement and love for medicine. As physicians in their own medical field they surely understand their fathers’ love of caring for patients. Today, he and his wife enjoy being grandparents to their five grandchildren.

    Brandi Frank, DO

    Introduction

    Dr. Frank was born and raised in Columbus, OH. She received her undergraduate degree from Miami University, a graduate degree from The Ohio State University, and attended medical school at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwest University in Downers Grove, IL.

    Professional History

    Dr. Frank did her residency at Nationwide Children’s /Doctor Hospital Dual Pediatric Program in Columbus, OH.

    Special Credentials

    Dr. Frank has certifications in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Pediatric Life Support

    Personal Life

    Dr. Frank’s hobbies and personal interest include biking, an avid fan for the O.S.U. Buckeyes and Cleveland Indians, and most of all, spending time with her husband Andy and two daughters Makenzie and Kendall.

    Jeffrey Bose, CPNP

    Introduction

    Jeff received his bachelor’s in psychology from Ohio University, after working a little in that field he received his BSN from Kent State University. While working in NCH’s Emergency Department he eventually went back for his MSN from Ohio State University and became a Nurse Practitioner.

    Professional History

    After Jeff’s first Bachelor’s he gained experience working for Netcare Access and Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare. After his BSN he worked as an ED RN/trauma nurse/critical care nurse in Nationwide Children’s Emergency Department. During his NP training he gained experience at other private practices and NCH’s pulmonary clinic.

    Special Credentials

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Primary Care, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, Trauma Nurse Critical Care Course, member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

    Personal Life

    Jeff loves spending time with his family and being active outdoors.

    Bronwyn Meyer, CPNP

    Introduction

    Bronwyn joined the Army at the age of 17 and served as both a photojournalist and combat medic in Iraq for two tours of duty. Upon being released from active duty she pursued her nursing career at The Ohio State University, entering into the non-nursing bachelor’s to nursing master’s degree program. During this time, she began working as a nurse in the emergency department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

    Professional History

    Bronwyn graduated with a Master’s of Science as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (primary care) after completing course work and a variety of clinical hours in the primary care setting. Upon completion of this program Bronwyn pursued her post-masters in pediatric acute care completing clinical hours in the pediatric intensive care unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. In addition to working as a nurse practitioner Bronwyn still currently holds a position as a registered nurse in the emergency department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

    Special Credentials

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Primary Care, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Acute Care, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, Trauma Nurse Critical Care Course

  • Additional Resources

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  • Contact Us

    Kiddie West Pediatric Center
    4766 W. Broad Street
    Columbus, OH 43228
    p. 614-851-7337 (PEDS)
    f. 614-851-0080

    Office Hours
    M-Thurs. 6:45 am - 5:00 pm
    Fri. 8:00 am - 5:00 am
    Sat. alternate 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Sun. Closed

    Urgent Care Sick Visits
    M-Fri. 6:45 am - 9:00 am
    Saturday (Alternate): 7:45 am - 11:45 am
    No appointment necessary
    Established patients only

    After Hours Emergency Care
    614-851-7337 (PEDS)
    Established patients only

    Central Ohio Poison Center
    1-800-222-1222