Meet the Doctors

Dr. Ami J. Orr graduated from the University of Michigan and earned her medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine. She served her pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and graduated in 1995. She was a chief resident at Columbus Children's Hospital from 1995 - 1996. Dr. Orr is board certified in pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  In 2001 Dr. Orr joined Blanchard Valley Pediatrics, Inc. Dr. Orr has a special interest in ADHD and developmental pediatrics.


Dr. Orr enjoys music and founded the Findlay Youth Orchestra in 2009, she resides in Findlay with her husband and two children.

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Andrew N. Ritz


Dr. Andrew Ritz was born and raised in New York City.  He graduated from The State University of New York at Binghamton in 1980, and received his medical degree from The Medical College of Ohio at Toledo in 1984. He completed a three year pediatrics residency at The University of Connecticut Health Center in June 1987, and has been with Blanchard Valley Pediatrics since July 1987. Dr. Ritz is Board Certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow with the American Academy of Pediatrics.


He lives in Findlay with his two dogs. His daughter Madeline is a teacher here in Findlay and his son Elliott lives in North Carolina and is a first responder. Dr. Ritz has one grandchild, Owen and enjoys photography, cinema and music.

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Lisa Abate


Dr. Abate was born and raised in Canton, Ohio.  She graduated from the Ohio University Heritage School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a combined Pediatrics and Internal Medicine Residency at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio.  She is Board Certified in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine.  She has expertise in caring for pediatric and young adult patients, and she has a special interest in helping patients with weight management issues.


Dr. Abate and her husband, Dr. George Abate, live in Findlay with their four children where she is active in the local homeschooling community.  Dr. Abate also enjoys healthy cooking, reading and Pilates.