I am an native – I grew up in Liburn, then spent a brief time in Texas, but moved back quickly to Georgia where I attended St Pius X for high school, then Agnes Scott for college. I chose to attend Emory for both medical school and residency so that I may stay close to my family. I have worked both in a number of areas in pediatrics – both in community pediatrics clinics as well as providing urgent and emergent care at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Emergency Department. In the past, I have assisted with PRN nursery coverage at Grady with the Emory Neonatology group. In practice, I have co-chaired the research committee of Kids Health First, for the last four years, and have been involved in the teaching of Emory medical students and various PNP students.
I am blessed by my husband Chris, and our three children, Rebecca, Samuel, and Nathaniel. We enjoy most things outdoors, or a good game of Uno!
I am thankful for the opportunity to provide care for your children. We believe that we can come alongside you as parents and family, working together to raise our children into mature and equipped young men and women.
I graduated from Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, now of Mercer University with a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing Science. I worked at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, mainly Egleston but also at Hughes Spalding. Originally, I worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and then for 7 years in the Pediatric Emergency Department. I went on to continue extend my education, graduating from Georgia State University with a Master of Science, specializing in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. I am board certified by Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, in Primary Care Pediatrics. I previously worked in a busy suburban pediatric primary care office for near 7 years and also for last several years in a local pediatric emergency room setting, both as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. I have been working in pediatrics for near 14 years when the office opened in August 2014.
My education and experience has prepared me to provide comprehensive pediatric well checkups, sick visits, sports physicals, and injury type visits. I am able to evaluate, diagnose and establish a plan of care regarding the diagnosis. I am able to treat, prescribe according to standards of care established by clinical research, recommendations and governing bodies. I am working in a collaborative environment that promotes an ease and expected level of communication between providers, continued education and an environment which is to provide the highest level of loving pediatric care available in our community. We want to establish a baseline foundation of excellence that will be modeled in all environments and healthcare offices. Myself and the physician I will be collaborating with, take this venture to heart and have the same mission values. This, in itself, is a blessing to us.
I am married to the most kind man I have ever met, who is also my best friend and my lifelong companion. Luckily, he is patient too, because he has to deal with me I have beautiful children I adore, each of which I am truly honored to have watched grow, time goes way too quick. As well, this would not have been possible without the loving emotional and financial support of my entire family, not only my husband and children, by my father, my mother, yes… my entire family, each and every single one of you are the reason this is starting. Thank you for your confidence in me and my business partner/physician/best friend in this adventure. Thank you to my church, my dear friends, my community, I love you all. Lastly but always first in my life, thank you Lord for your blessings you shower down on us all.
I feel grateful and joyful to have been led down this path and hope to share this with you all.
I am excited to join the Grayson Pediatrics team of providers to be able to provide “THE BEST pediatric care” to our families. I attended Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University and received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2009. I then worked at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite in the Emergency Department. I decided to continue my education to better serve the pediatric population. I graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in August of 2015 with a Master’s of Science in Nursing, specializing in Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. I am board certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board in Acute Care Pediatrics.
I am blessed to be married to a man who is a wonderful support, especially as I was returning to school. We just had our first child, Jackson in August of 2015. I am excited with all of the changes in my life! Becoming a new mom and starting a new career as a Nurse Practitioner.
I look forward to being able to provide the utmost pediatric care and compassion to your family and children. As with our other providers, I will strive my best to be God’s hands as we serve our community.
I am a Georgia girl through and through, growing up in Norcross, Georgia and attending St. Pius X High School. I grew up knowing that I wanted to be a Pediatrician and help kids have the best medical experience they could have. I originally went to the University of Georgia for my nursing prerequisites and then transferred to Emory University where I received my Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in May 2010. I would spend the next seven years as an Emergency Department Registered Nurse at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in the Scottish Rite Emergency Department where I became a Pediatric Trauma Specialist and charge nurse. I continued my education and graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in May 2017 as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. I am board certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board in both Primary Care and Acute Care. My combination of acute pediatric experience and primary care education allows me the opportunity to provide the best pediatric care.
This past September 2017, I married the most wonderful man who has been my support system throughout this transition. We have an adorable three year old Golden Retriever named Emory whom we love spending time outdoors with hiking and finding new places to explore. We love to travel and can’t wait to grow our family in this wonderful community!
I am beyond blessed to have this opportunity to serve the Grayson community and be a part of the Grayson Pediatrics team. Their mission to serve the “BEST” pediatric care possible follows along with my goals growing up and what I am looking for in a career by treating every patient with kindness, integrity, and dignity.