AboutRise & Shine Pediatrics

At Rise & Shine Pediatrics, we take the time to listen to our patients and their parents/guardians in order to address any concerns. We understand that children can be shy or have difficulty describing pain in detail. Fortunately, we have the skills and tools necessary to identify what a child is trying to say. If necessary, we will conduct tests to help us determine the most effective treatment.

In other cases, we will continue to provide regular checkups to help the child remain healthy and grow up without avoidable complications. We are also here to support parents/guardians who do not know what to do during their child’s first fever. We can offer support, advice and medical expertise to give your child a strong chance of growing up with good health.

M.D, F.A.A.P

Dr. Kalpana Kumari

Dr. Kalpana Kumari, or as her patients and colleagues call her “Dr. K”, is a board certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Kumari completed her residency in pediatrics at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, New Jersey. After completion of her residency, she worked with well known private pediatric practices in New York and New Jersey serving townships of Piscataway, Edison, Plainfields & Woodbridge. She was also an Attending Physician in Emergency Department at Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island, New York.

After several years of experience in Pediatrics, Dr. Kumari became the founder and medical director of Rise & Shine pediatrics, PC. Her founding vision has been to provide exemplary high quality personalized medical care to her patients. She desires for Rise & Shine Pediatrics to be a comprehensive medical home for her patients and their families. She currently holds hospital privileges at John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, NJ, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and St. Peters Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ.

Dr. Kumari is a proud mother of two children whose upbringing adds immense value to her experience. Due to her personal experience in dealing with autism with her son, whom she has been able to successfully mainstream into high school, she is well networked into parents and caregivers networks for children with disabilities and also with healthcare specialists working with autism spectrum disorders, both in NY and NJ. Additionally, Dr. Kumari has also obtained training in childhood autism spectrum disorders and ADHD and has applied it to the benefit of her patients. Her areas of special interest include childhood obesity, in addition to autism and ADHD.

M.D., F.A.A.P

Dr. Priti Nagnur

Dr. Nagnur is a board certified pediatrician who completed her pediatric residency from the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark. She has a diverse experience in the field of pediatrics spanning 10 years, having worked as a pediatrician in her native country,India as well as in the United States. Travelling and painting are her favorite hobbies. Dr. Nagnur has special interest in developmental pediatrics, pediatric infectious disease and dermatology.
What Sets Us Apart?

Personalized attention and continuity of care with a mission to help your child reach his or her full potential.


Family centered relationship with our patients, looking forward to becoming your medical home.


Providing quality with convenience by offering same day appointments along with 24/7 access to our pediatrician. Early morning and late evening hours available.


Services related to Autism, ADHD and Obesity with coordination of care.


Our pediatrician support’s Let’s Move! America’s move to raise a healthier generation of kids.


Minimal waiting times- we value your time.


A welcoming and family-friendly office atmosphere, where we strive to making each visit as pleasant as possible for you and your family.


Separate waiting rooms for our well and sick children.


Electronic medical records and patient portal services, providing easy access to your child’s records.


A comprehensive website where you can directly request appointments and easily access useful patient resources including resources for autism, ADHD and obesity.


We are here when you need us.


We serve Edison, South Plainfield, Iselin, Metuchen, Piscataway in Middlesex County, New Jersey (NJ).


We accept all major insurances that include Horizon Blue Shield/ Blue Cross (HBCBS), Aetna, HealthFirst, Qualcare, Oxford, Cigna, UHC, Amerihealth and a variety of managed Health Care plans.



Newborn, Pediatric, and Adolescent Care

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