Having recently joined the AEH pediatric clinic, I’m taking great pride in caring for your children from birth to 19 years of age. I am a pediatrician checking your child, but I also love the chats I have with you as mom, dad, grandma, grandpa and whoever my little patient has been kind enough to bring along!
With over 25 years of experience in both teaching and clinical work, I am fortunate to step into AEH Children’s Medical Home. The reason I write this is because my patients have access to dental, vision, immunization, behavioral health, community health, social workers, WIC, a wellness gym and clinical trainer all in one facility. This allows me to provide optimum care in a very timely manner.
But it does not stop here. If for any reason your child is referred for advanced care to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, I continue to access their medical records in Memphis for continuity of care.
We all know the 2020’s so far have adversely impacted our young and touched all aspects of their lives. Little kids have silently faced tragedy, loss, and life disruptions. This has brought behavior and mental issues in age groups unheard of. Anxiety and depression are rampant. Staying at home for extended periods of time has made them turn to snacks and overeating, leading to obesity and major future health risks. Lack of activity has led to mood swings, increased screen time and poor school performance. Teens have turned to vaping, which is hazardous for their lungs and well being.
Research shows that the sooner we address these issues, the better our chance of preventing them from spiraling into severe depression.
I come with many goals, both short and long term. Currently I’m involved with our mobile and school clinics, working to have telehealth access for you, and encouraging enrollment in our Healthy Weight Clinic.
I will continue to blog and use our audiovisual platform to address issues facing the most important members of this community, our children.
We at AEH are committed to addressing your concerns and providing you with evidence-based, cutting edge pediatric medical care. I look forward to serving you and your children!