Dr. Kathleen Cain

Message from Dr. Cain

I feel privileged to be a pediatrician. My life’s passion is to maintain the health and well being of our most valuable resource, our children, our future. I love watching my patients grow up and enjoy helping parents navigate the sleepless baby days through the worries and growing pains of adolescence and young adulthood. We will guide you on feeding, sleeping, development, behavior, and safety according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and Bright Futures. For example, breastfeeding is best but being fed is the most important whether it is breastmilk or formula. Co-sleeping has increased the risk of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death. Car seats should be rear-facing as long as possible until your kiddo is 4-5 and at the maximum weight rear facing for your seat. Antibiotics should not be used for coughing or colds. Vaccines are why we live longer. Vaccines continue to save lives and we expect everyone to be immunized according to the CDC and AAP schedule. Healthy eating is essential and now we know it is really important in the first 3 years of life. Reading makes every kiddo smarter and allows for interactive one on one time that makes your bond stronger. These are some of the many ways we can partner with you in helping your child grow up healthy and happy.

Our team is dedicated to high quality pediatric care and we are the only office in Topeka certified on our quality by the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA). We are certified as a Patient Centered Medical Home. We take care of your child when they are sick or well and are available 24/7. We are your resource and first call for any of your child’s health concerns from behavior problems to sleep, school, and sickness issues. We manage chronic health problems like obesity, ADHD, asthma, anxiety, and depression. Our practice uses the latest evidenced based guidelines. In other words our recommendations for your kiddo’s care are based on science.

Dr. Kathleen Cain

Dr. Cain is a native Topekan and graduate of Topeka West. Go Chargers!

She was the first person in her family to attend graduate school and the only doctor. She is the mom of 4 “big kids” with all of them now over 18. Dr. Cain started Topeka Pediatrics in 2001 to be able to provide exceptional, up to date pediatric care. She went to the University of Kansas graduating in 3.5 years from the Honors Program. After graduating with her Doctorate of Medicine from Northwestern University in Chicago, she completed her pediatric residency at Northwestern’s Children’s Memorial Hospital (now Lurie Children’s) and spent her final year back home at the University of Kansas. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and maintains her certification. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Cain is a lifelong advocate for children. She has been appointed and elected to American Academy of Pediatrics committees, AMA committees, executive committees, and editorial boards, and has lectured nationally as well as published articles in pediatrics. Dr. Cain is a life long learner.

​In her spare time Dr. Cain goes to every single KU basketball game possible and attends quite a few Royals games. She enjoys discussing sports with the budding sports fans in the office. She is proud to say she completed the MS 150 cycling event once, loves to be outside skiing or hiking, and has a travel bucket list she is working on with her family. Dr. Cain wears her nerd badge proudly and enjoys learning about other cultures and countries to broaden her understanding of the world.

Dr. Cain says, “We are on a mission to provide the best possible care utilizing the latest technology. We treat patients like they are our family, because they are.“