Pediatricians and Office Staff

Meet our team at Central IL Pediatric Associates (CIPA)!

Please take a few moments to learn about our skilled practitioners and our friendly, nurturing staff. At CIPA, we consider it both a great joy and responsibility to care for children. Most of us are parents ourselves, so we strive to be understanding and available to the families we are privileged to serve. We are honored that you have chosen us as your child’s primary medical provider and are confident that you will be pleased with the quality of care and service that we can provide you and your family.

A vital part of our service to children begins with our outstanding staff who works hard to manage and maintain a professional, caring and supportive environment for our patients in a timely manner. Our doctors are lifelong learners. Not only have they received advanced medical training in pediatrics, they continually pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest in child health care.

We believe in a team approach to your child’s health and well-being, so all of our doctors collaborate with parents to provide the highest level of care. We appreciate the opportunity to care for your child and pride ourselves on making pediatric care a pleasant experience for all of our patients.

Our Doctors


    Dr. Sanjay Saxena has been associated with the practice since July 2000. He received his medical degree from the University of Delhi, India and subsequently received training in Cardiology and Pediatrics. After completing Pediatric residency at Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, he practiced in Moline, Illinois for one year. He also served as a member of the Pediatric Faculty at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria. He has a special interest in newborn care. Dr. Saxena is Board Certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics.


    Dr. Jean Kolb has been associated with the practice since July 2004. She completed medical school and pediatric residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center at Chicago. Prior to moving to the Bloomington area, she practiced at Dreyer Medical Clinic in Aurora, IL. Dr. Kolb is also Board Certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics. She looks forward to working with your family.


    Dr. Anita Lee joined the practice in April 2008. She practiced in Bloomington since 2001 with Dr. James Lee until his recent retirement. She received her medical degrees from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and pediatric residency training from the University of California, San Diego. She served as Clinical Instructor of Pediatric at State University of New York in Brooklyn and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Southern Illinois University. Dr. Lee is Board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and welcomes both current and new patients to her new office location.


    Sara Houk, PA joined the practice in May 2019. She grew up in Bloomington-Normal and completed her master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. Prior to joining Central Illinois Pediatric Associates, she practiced in Emergency Medicine at both OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and Advocate BroMenn Medical Center. Sara is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She loves caring for children of all ages and helping them lead happy, healthy lives.

Our Staff

  • Sheeba
    Administrative Manager
  • Sandra Clements
    Nursing Staff
  • Brittany Parkhurst
    Nursing Staff
  • Melissa Hoeniges
    Nursing Staff
  • Alexis Smith
    Nursing Staff

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Hours of Operation

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