Our goal is to help you optimize your child's health developmental and well being.
We are board certified pediatricians and listen to our patients with compassion.
Our mission at Childcare Associates is to maintain and support healthy and happy children with preventative and therapeutic care during the vital growing ages of birth-18 years.
Childcare Associates has been serving the healthcare needs of local children for over thirty years. We work with families to ensure the best possible care for children and help them to grow into healthy and well-adjusted adults.
We strive to raise healthy and happy changes and make lasting and positive changes in their lives.
Our practice welcomes a diverse community of people from all walks of life. We are proud to be an integral part of the lives of our patients and their families.
Childcare associated was founded over 30
years ago by Dr Rajadevi Satchi.
Although starting as a single provider practice, it has now grown to have four board certified pediatricians as well as an advanced nurse practitioner.
Our present office is a state of the art facility located in the heart of Danbury, CT.
Our new building was constructed by our doctors to provide the optimal patient experience, complete with child friendly decor, wide hallways to accommodate double strollers, and separate sick and well waiting rooms with built in fish tanks to create a relaxing atmosphere.
All charting is done through electronic medical records and is accessible to patients via our online patient portal. Our child friendly staff will listen to patients and parents to advise with care and compassion. We are dedicated to improving the health and lives of children and families. She is not the first.
MEET OUR TEAM
Rajadevi Satchi, M.D
Dr. Satchi is the founder of Childcare Associates. She is board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics and holds an additional diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of England. Dr. Satchi is also a preceptor for medical students and an assistant clinical professor at New York Medical College. She is also a member of the Fairfield County Medical Society. After completing her undergraduate studies in Sri Lanka, Dr.Satchi pursued her pediatric residency at Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.
In addition to the practice, Dr.Satchi is the medical director for the Samaritan clinic in Danbury, CT, a clinic for uninsured patients. Additionally, Dr. Satchi is committed to international medical missions and has served underprivileged children in Nigeria, Costa Rica, India, Sri Lanka, and the United States. Dr. Satchi is committed to caring for and treating children so that they develop into healthy and happy adults.
Pushpa Mani, M.D.
Dr. Mani joined has been a partner at Childcare Associates since 1992. She is board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics and is a member of the American Pediatric Academy. Dr.Mani attended Stanley Medical College in Chennai, India. She completed her residency in general pediatrics at Lincoln Medical Center in Bronx, New York and did a pediatric fellowship in endocrinology at at New York Cornell Medical Center in New York.
Dr. Mani participates in the local community with Education Connections, a medical internship high school program with high school students in the greater Danbury area. Dr. Mani practices with compassion, dedication and commitment to improve the quality of life for children
Aparna Madisetty, M.D.
Dr. Madisetty is Board Certified with the American Board of Pediatrics. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine at J.J.M.Medical College, Mysore University, India. She was involved in research at Yale University in New Haven and Beth Israel Deaconess Center in Boston. She then completed her Pediatric residency in 2008 at Metropolitan Hospital, New York Medical College, NY.
Dr Aparna, as she is often referred to in the office, believes in providing personalized pediatric care and is dedicated to being a true patient advocate in the complex modern medical environment. She thoroughly enjoys her practice which includes caring for newborns and children through their teen years
Krishanthi Satchi, M.D.
Dr. Krishanthi Satchi is a board certified pediatrician with the American Board of Pediatrics. She received her medical degree from Ross University with clinical training in London, Miami, Chicago and Danbury Hospital. She completed her pediatric residency at Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island, New York. After residency she served as the leading pediatrician in a busy community health care center in Meriden, CT for several years before joining Childcare Associates.
She is fluent in spanish and has participated in medical missions in Costa Rica, Sri Lanka and Haiti. Often referred to in the office as Dr. Krishanthi or Dr. Krissy, she is the daughter of our founder, Dr. Rajadevi Satchi, and is a native of Danbury, CT. She is excited to be practicing in her hometown and providing care to the children in her community.
Kristen Fantel, APRN
Kristen graduated from Quinnipiac University with a doctorate degree in Nursing. While obtaining this degree, she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. She is currently licensed as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Prior to attending Quinnipiac, Kristen attended the University of Delaware, where she obtained a bachelor's degree in nursing that allowed her to work as a registered nurse in both the emergency room and pediatric intensive care unit. With this experience, she gained a true appreciation for caring for children and is very excited to continue her career at Childcare Associates.