Auerbach Pediatrics


Our Philosophy

Dr. Auerbach and his staff are committed to providing you with the best care possible. Our staff has been providing pediatric care in Newtown and surrounding communities for over 10 years.   We strive to maintain a caring and courteous manner towards all of our patients and families. 

Our Patients

We care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults (through age 21).  Most of our patients reside in Newtown, Danbury, Bethel, Southbury, and surrounding communities.  Dr. Auerbach, our nurses, and our office staff are residents in the community, as well as neighbors and friends of many families. 

Our Goals

Our mission is to help you keep your child safe, healthy, and happy. During well visits, we will provide you with up-to-date anticipatory guidance with regard to your child’s growth and development, nutritional needs, and behavioral issues. We hope to help you to recognize the signs of mild and severe illness; and to teach you how to use medicine effectively in the prevention and treatment of illness.​ ​​

Pediatricians/Practitioners Providing Exceptional Care for your Children

Dr. Richard Auerbach, MD


Dr. Auerbach, Best of Newtown Pediatrician Award Winner,  received an undergraduate degree at Tufts University & medical school and residency training at the University of Connecticut Connecticut Children’s Medical Ctr. He is board certified in pediatrics (American Board of Pediatrics and National Board of Physicians and Surgeons) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is also an associate professor of pediatrics at the Universities of Vermont & Connecticut Schools of Medicine. After being a hospitalist, he moved to Newtown in 2001 with his wife & two sons, where he has continued practicing pediatrics.   He has an interest in Lyme Disease & ADHD. 

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Dr. Marena Arena, MD


Dr. Arena received an undergraduate degree (summa cum laude) at The College of Saint Rose and a medical degree (cum laude) from Albany Medical College. She trained at Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Schneider Children’s Hospital. She is board certified in pediatrics (American Board of Pediatrics) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has done extensive research during training. Living in Newtown with her husband and three children since 2004, she had previously worked as a general pediatrician with Southbury Pediatrics and Firefly after-hours care in Stamford. 

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Gina Reitmeyer, APRN IBCLC


Gina Reitmeyer has degrees from Southern Connecticut State University and Yale University where she received a number of academic awards. She is a pediatric nurse practitioner and as a board certified lactation consultant, she provides comprehensive breastfeeding consultations. She lives in Oxford with her husband and three children.   She has an extensive background in pediatrics, as well as breastfeeding, both in the hospital (Yale and Norwalk) and the primary care setting (Canterbury Pediatrics, Monroe). 

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Providing Exceptional Pediatric Care for your Children

Auerbach Pediatrics

25 Church Hill Road, Newtown, Connecticut 06470, United States

203-426-KIDS 203-426-5437

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