Klep is a Wyoming Native of Casper and graduated from the University of Wyoming, then Creighton University school of Medicine, and finally did his Pediatrics residency at the University of Oklahoma Children's Memorial Hospital. His did a Fellowship year in Ambulatory Pediatrics, focusing on Developmental Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine and Pulmonary Pediatrics at Children's Memorial Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Erin is a Casper Native attending the University of Wyoming and majoring in speech and Audiology. She works part time with us helping do vital signs and loading rooms for both sick visits and wellness visits.
Betty is a Laramie Native and has always wanted to work with children. She joined our staff January of 2022 and helps with our wellness visits, giving vaccinations, and rooming sick children for visits.
Shantell is a Laramie Native who has worked with us for years scheduling patients and doing some of our basic billing. She can take payments and answer most basic billing questions as well as schedule wellness and sickness visits for our patients.
During his Fellowship at Oklahoma Children's Memorial Hospital, Dr. Kleppinger works with Dr. Jackie Reyes, head of Pulmonary Medicine at OU Children's. Under Dr. Reyes mentoring, he learned all aspects of care for Pediatric Asthma and Allergy. He was the first Medical Director of Oklahoma's Camp Breathe Easy, sponsored by Oklahoma's Lung Association. When Dr. Kleppinger got back to Wyoming he developed Wyoming's first Asthma Camp for children, Camp Wheeze-B-Gone which ran for ten years in Wyoming.
Dr Kleppinger did externship training with Dr. Melvin Levine, a world renown Developmental Pediatrician at Harvard Medical School. During his time with Dr. Levine, he learned detailed care for patients with Developmental problems and Behavioral issues. He specializes in the Care of Attention Deficit Disorder and Autism
Dr. Kleppinger Did fellowship training with Dr. David Kaplan, now head of Adolescent Medicine at Denver Children's Hospital. He aslo spent ten years working with University of Wyoming Athletics where he provided primary care for their Division I athletes. While working with UW Athletics, he developed specialized skills with sports evaluations and injuries, Concussion Management and Sport Development in young Athletes.
At Laramie Pediatrics, we tailor our care to our patients, providing everything from direct well child care to more complicated integrated care of complex patients. We specifically use Denver Children's Hospital for Pediatric referrals. Denver Children's is one of the Top 5 Pediatric Hospitals in the Nation and nothing beats having them 3 hours south of us. We have a long standing relationship with them and they help us coordinate care of all our complex patients.
As a Medical home, we try to avoid patient trips to the Emergency Room and Urgent Care. These are "Community Facilities" more appropriate for Adults than Pediatric patients. When needed, Dr. Kleppinger comes down to the office on weekends or evenings and sees our patients in a familiar setting.
If you would like to find out more about our Pediatric Office, call us at 307-745-3704