About the Doctors
Edward Perl, M.D. has been practicing Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine in Carroll County since 1977. He received his B.S. from The George Washington University in 1969 and then taught high school Biology in Baltimore City for one year. He received his M.D. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1974 and then completed a three year residency program in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the University of Maryland Hospital. In 1980, Dr. Perl received his Pediatric Board Certification. During his early years in practice, he also served as Director of Child Health Services for the Carroll County Health Department, initiating many youth programs such as the Scoliosis Screening Program in the Carroll County Schools, the first scoliosis screening program in Maryland.
"Being married for more than 38 years and as a parent of four, I have a great appreciation of the challanges that come with raising a family. Good parenting is incredibly demanding, time consuming and rewarding; and none of us are immuned to the multitude of frustrations that parents must face all too often. Practicing Pediatrics is not just about sick kids. It's developmental, academic and emotional issues; it's supporting the parents; and it's being the 'go-to person' when it comes to any aspect of your child's well-being."
"I practice Pediatrics because I love it. My families are great and many of them are now second generation with me. I have fun with the kids and enjoy them at all ages - spending alot of time in the office or on the phone making myself available to shares concerns. Whether it is a complicated medical issue, a routine check-up, or a college student calling with certain anxieties, I alm always interested and available. There is nothing boring in my day at the office."
Bruce Feinerman M.D.,F.A.A.P.
Bruce Feinerman, MD has spent his career in pediatrics practicing in Carroll County, Maryland. He graduated from The American University in Washington, D.C. in 1978, and then attended medical school at The Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico graduating in 1982. Following a year of internship at Maryland General Hospital, Dr. Feinerman completed three years of Pediatric residency at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore in 1987. After his residency training, he joined Dr. Perl in Eldersburg in the summer of 1987. Dr. Feinerman is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.
"Practicing Pediatrics has been something that I have wanted to do since I was a child. Being able to take care of children starting from infancy, and then watching them grow into responsible adults is an amazing process. I have been in Eldersburg long enough to have my previous patients bring in their own children to our office for health care. To successfully help guide parents and children, and give advice on subjects ranging from growth and development, behavior problems, and childhood illnesses is very rewarding"
Cathy Reifman M.D.,F.A.A.P.
Cathy Reifman, M.D. has been in practice with Drs. Perl and Feinerman since 2003. She did her undergraduate studies at Tufts University where she graduated summa cum laude in 1981. Dr. Reifman received her medical degree from the Universtiy of Miami School of Medicine in 1985 where she graduated in the top 10% of her class. Her residency training was at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago, Illinois where she also served as the Chief Resident, overseeing and teaching the residents and medical students. Subsequently, Dr. Reifman did a Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Disease at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Prior to moving to Maryland with her family in 2001, she worked as a general pediatrican in a western suburb of Chicago for 9 years. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.
"I have always loved babies and children and knew from an early age that I wanted to work with children in some way. I usually have a smile on my face while at work because I really enjoy interacting with my patients. I adore newborn infants and like to watch them grow and develop. It is very enjoyable for me to follow a family as it changes, and to share in the experience of watching the first child become the big brother or sister."
"Having two children of my own, I understand the many worries parents face while raising their children. I also can relate to the difficulties of working while raising a family and running a household. I enjoy helping my families as they navigate the issues of working and parenting."