Pediatrics




(COVID-19) Corona Virus Information

UPDATE: 6/9/2021

For Everyone’s Health and Safety:

  • Face Coverings are REQUIRED to enter the building.
  • We also offer telehealth appointments. Please call 765-742-1567 and ask to schedule a telemedicine appointment. These appointments can be conducted via a computer or a smartphone.

Pediatrics

Here at Riggs, children's health is extremely important. Pediatric Sick Visits are available at our South Street location on a first come first served basis Monday through Friday from 8am to 11am and 1pm to 4pm, and Saturday from 8am to 11am.

We provide a wide range of visit types to suit your child's unique healthcare needs.

  • Well Child Checks
  • Immunizations
  • Sports Physicals

Call (765) 742-1567 and press option #6 today to schedule an appointment or to request more information.

Location and Hours of Service

Riggs CHC
2316 South Street
2nd Floor
Lafayette, IN 47905

Monday: 8-5:30
Tuesday: 8-5:30
Wednesday: 8-5:30
Thursday: 8-5:30
Friday: 8-5:30
Saturday: 8-12
Sunday: CLOSED

Walk-Ins:
Monday - Friday: 8am-11am, 1pm-4pm
Saturday: 8:00am-11am

Walk-ins are for for sick visits only and are on a first come first served basis

Pediatric Providers

Suma Nagaraj

MD



Education

MBBS at Karnataka Institute of Medical Science

Specialty

Pediatrics

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics

Languages Spoken

English, Kannada, Hindi

I love working for the community at Riggs CHC, functioning as a team towards our values, vision and mission of providing quality, comprehensive healthcare with respect and compassion.

Pediatrics

2316 South St.

Lafayette, IN 47904

765-742-1567

Rebekah Hurst

NP-C



Education

BSN from IUPUI and MSN from Ball State University

Specialty

Family Medicine

Board Certification

AANP

Languages Spoken

English

Fun Fact

I have run 10 half marathons; my favorite was in Carlsbad, California.

The teamwork at Riggs CHC is great; no one passes up an opportunity to help! The children put a smile on my face and I am thankful their parents allow me to help participate in their care.

Pediatrics

2316 South St.

Lafayette, IN 47904

765-742-1567

Rita Becker

DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC



Education

DNP from the University of Iowa

Specialty

Pediatrics

Board Certification

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

Languages Spoken

English

Fun Fact

I love college football season – Go Hawkeyes!

My favorite part of working at Riggs is having the opportunity to serve and provide quality care to the children and families of our community.

Pediatrics

2316 South St.

Lafayette, IN 47904

765-742-1567

Kristen Gaumer

CPNP-PC



Education

Master’s Degree, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Board Certification

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

Languages Spoken

English

The personal and professional experiences that I will encounter in this residency will provide even more value in addition to a master’s degree. I will use these experiences in my future provider role. I think that enhancing my skillsets in an educational program will be more beneficial to me than learning as I go independently without this hands-on residency program. I can learn more in a shorter amount of time from this program and feel even more prepared to provide care to the vulnerable pediatric population.

Pediatrics

2316 South St.

Lafayette, IN 47904

765-742-1567

Jeff Tessman

FNP



Education

Master of Science in Nursing, USI

Specialty

Adult and Pediatric Primary Care, Emergency Medicine

Board Certification

AANP

Languages Spoken

English

Fun Fact

My wife and I have four children and we enjoy watching sports (especially baseball and hockey, but anything will do) and being active as a family.

"The overall mission of the organization, great staff, and complex patient panel make Riggs CHC a challenging and rewarding experience for any provider."

Pediatrics

2316 South St.

Lafayette, IN 47904

765-742-1567