Welcome to Our Practice

Welcome to Omaha Childrens clinic. Founded in 1946, the goal of OCC has always been to provide unsurpassed care for your child.

Our Board Certified Pediatricians are here to serve you and provide a safe and comprehensive medical home for your children. 

We are proud to help you with the challenging and rewarding experience of raising your family. Through a collaborative approach with specialists, OCC physicians have your child’s total health needs incorporated.

We offer a full range of pediatric services and treatments to keep your child healthy, including Well Visits, ADHD, Newborn Care, Ear Piercings, Lactation Consultations, Developmental Delay, Immunizations, Asthma, Allergies, Rashes, and much  more. 

Our Mission

Inspired by the vision of a brighter future for all children, we are committed to helping each child and their family reach his or her full potential by providing unsurpassed healthcare within their medical home.

"Health through guided growth"

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With summer just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about your child's well visits! Let's make sure they're healthy and ready for all the fun in the sun. Schedule your well visits and sports physicals early to guarantee the perfect time slot for you and your child.
And remember, Dr. Vann will be leaving OCC on August 23, so don't miss out on your chance to see him before he goes. But don't worry; we will still have a fantastic team of experts, including Dr. Schmit and Nurse Practitioner Nicholle Bruhn, ready to offer the same level of care and attention to your child's needs. Let's make this summer a healthy and happy one for your family, filled with lots of sunshine, laughter, and unforgettable memories!

Meet Our Staff

  • Tricia Schmit, MD, FAAP, IBCLC
    Tricia Schmit, MD, FAAP, IBCLC

    Dr. Tricia Schmit grew up on a farm outside of Bellwood, NE. She attended Aquinas High School in David City and then moved to Chadron State College, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences. Dr. Schmit earned her Medical Degree at theUniversity of Nebraska Medical Center and then completed her pediatric residency in Pensacola, FL, where she met her husband. Dr. Schmit practiced pediatrics from 2002-2013 in a privately owned clinic. In 2013, they and their 3 kids moved back to Nebraska to be close to the rest of her family. Dr. Schmit is Board Certified in Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and is a member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. She enjoys reading, jogging, and spending time outdoors with her kids in her spare time.

    Dr. Schmit's Facebook

  • Nicholle Bruhn, APRN, CPNP-PC, IBCLC
    Nicholle Bruhn, APRN, CPNP-PC, IBCLC

    Nicholle grew up in the sandhills in Alliance, Nebraska. After graduating from Alliance High School, she moved to Omaha, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology and Chemistry from UNO. She then attended UNMC and earned a second Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. Nicholle worked as an Emergency Nurse for 11 years at Children's Hospital & Medical Center and Methodist Women's Hospital. She has also worked as a Clinical Educator in the specialty clinics at Children's Hospital & Medical Center. Nicholle continued her education and graduated from UNMC with her Master's Degree in Pediatric Nursing. She is also a Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse, a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

    Nicholle is married and has two children. In her spare time, she loves to bake, garden, and travel. Nicholle has a passion for caring for children and their families. She loves to teach and thinks good communication is the key to success in medicine.

    Nicholle Bruhn's Facebook

  • John Vann, MD, FAAP
    John Vann, MD, FAAP

    Dr. Vann is a native of Omaha, Nebraska. He is a graduate of Westside High School. He attended college at the University of California, San Diego, with a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. His medical degree was earned at theUniversity of Nebraska Medical Center in 1990. After his pediatric residency in Syracuse, New York, Dr. Vann practiced medicine in New York, Kenya, Texas, and Maine before returning home in 1995. Dr. Vann has been married to his wife and best friend Wendy since 1993. They have two children, Jake and Cecelia.

    Dr. Vann and his family love to travel and spend time together. Dr. Vann has a love of music. He attends every Omaha Symphony with his mother, Judy. He loves to play piano along with his kids. He is also enjoying the resurgence of Husker football.

    Dr. Vann prides himself in open and honest communication with the families of his patients. When you choose Dr. Vann as your pediatrician, you become a part of his extended family.

  • Holly J. Roberts, Ph.D.
    Holly J. Roberts, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist

    Holly J. Roberts, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who provides behavioral health services at the Omaha Childrens Clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She has been practicing with the Omaha Childrens Clinic team since 2011. Dr. Roberts believes that providing behavioral health in collaboration with a child’s primary care providers and team is optimal to ensure a child’s overall health. Dr. Roberts sees children and families with various behavioral health concerns, including concerns related to general behavior at home and school, ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism, and coping and adjustment related to life changes.  Dr. Roberts also has a faculty appointment at the Munroe-Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in the Department of Psychology. She is also a faculty trainer in the Nebraska Pediatric Integrated Care Training program (NE-PICT). Many of Dr. Roberts’ students have trained with her at the Omaha Childrens Clinic over the years. Dr. Roberts takes an active role in establishing behavioral health in primary care clinics.

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Dear Valued Patients,

It is with mixed emotions that I inform you of a significant change in my life and career. After 29 fulfilling years in pediatrics, it is time for me to embark on a new chapter, and with both excitement and a touch of nostalgia, I am relocating to the picturesque state of Vermont.

The decision to move has not been an easy one, especially considering the deep connections I have forged with each and every one of you over the years. Serving as your pediatrician has been a privilege and an honor, and I am immensely grateful for the trust you have placed in me to care for your children.

I want to assure you that your children's health and well-being have always been my top priority, and I am working diligently to ensure a seamless transition of care. I am confident that my colleagues, Dr. Schmit and Nurse Practitioner Nicholle Bruhn, who will be taking over your pediatric care, will provide the same level of expertise, compassion, and dedication that you have come to expect.

As of August 24th, 2024, my time as your pediatrician will come to a close. I am committed to making this transition as smooth as possible for you and your family. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns, and my staff will be more than happy to assist you.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for entrusting me with the privilege of caring for your children. I carry your stories, smiles, and the resilience of the human spirit with me as I embark on this new adventure. Although I may be physically distant, please know that you and your children will remain in my thoughts.

Wishing you continued health, happiness, and all the best in the years to come.

With heartfelt gratitude,

John J. Vann, MD


What Our Clients Say About Us

  • Dr. Vann is wonderful! Very attentive, personal, and professional. I can't recommend his practice highly enough!

    - Lucas M.
  • We love this office! Everyone is friendly and spends time with their patients. The practitioners are kind and knowledgeable. They really try to connect with kids and parents. I feel like all of my concerns are addressed and I never feel like I'm being rushed out the door. I trust them with my children and I would highly recommend to anyone!

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  • We love Doctor Vann! He has cared for our three kids from infancy. We trust him, his partner and their nursing staff completely.

    - Cindy
  • Dr. Schmit is our pediatrician. She is WONDERFUL. Truly listens, great with our 6 month old, can’t say enough positive things about her.

    - Courtney
  • Highly recommend Nicholle Bruhn! She is a knowledgeable, caring, and thorough Nurse Practitioner. She truly takes the time to listen to my concerns as a parent and is lovely with my children. The whole staff at Omaha Childrens Clinic is friendly and professional; we love this clinic!

    - The Sherman Family

Hours of Operation

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8:30 am - 5:00 pm


8:30 am - 5:00 pm


8:30 am - 5:00 pm


8:30 am - 5:00 pm


8:30 am - 5:00 pm





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