Why did you choose to work at Rainbow Pediatric Center? Dr. Reddy’s vision for Rainbow Pediatrics as well as the multi-clinic rapid expansion and Medical Home practice model resonated with me. Rainbow Pediatrics reach will expand across southern Jacksonville, allowing our patients easier access to a clinic nearby. The addition of the new Asthma clinic and Concussion clinics as well as others down the road will help us to serve our patient population more holistically without referring them out for everything. Also, the integration of web based video visits allows greater access to our patient population for things like ADHD rechecks. RPC continues to be on the cutting edge of pediatrics in terms of technology and evidence based medicine and who wouldn’t want to be a part of that!
What do you enjoy about working with kids? From the moment I decided to practice medicine, there wasn’t a doubt in my mind that pediatrics was the field for me. I truly love growing up with families and assisting them in raising their children. Only in pediatrics can you watch someone grow from an infant into a young adult and hope to have an influence in their lives. Pediatrics is a relationship and not just a doctor’s visit. Instead of just speaking with the parent during the entire visit, I really try and bring the child into the visit with funny stories or jokes and try and remove any nervousness for the encounter.
What is your area of expertise? I’m well trained in all aspects of pediatrics, but my passion is weight management and fighting the obesity epidemic in America. My vision would be an all encompassing model for our at risk population including medical, nutritional and physical activity. I hope to work in collaboration with a local gym to incorporate free fitness classes by prescription.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not at Rainbow Pediatrics? I really enjoy spending time with my family. At one point our 4 children were all under 5 years old and boy was that challenging! Quite frankly, it still is a challenge! When we can get around to some time off, we enjoy all of the activities of Nocatee. We also enjoy the beach and boating. Personally I enjoy exercise and tennis. Once we move, we will be heavily involved in our local church, Celebration Church. I teach Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University through the church and counsel individuals and families in their financial planning.
If you only had 3 words to describe yourself what would they be? Energetic, Trustworthy, Compassionate
What is your favorite children’s book? Gosh, it used to be 5 little monkeys jumping on the bed, but my mom bought the kids a book for Christmas that has us in stitches every time we read it. I let the kids choose books every night and Judah’s book is The Wonky Donkey. It’s hilarious!
Tell me about your family? My beautiful bride of 7 years is Monica. Then we have our 4 children, Lundyn Eliana (5), Marshall Isaiah (3), Judah Alexander (18 mo), Elly Jubilee (6 mo). I am originally from Savannah, GA and Monica is from Poplar Bluff, MO. We met on Eharmony in 2010 while I was in Residency in Oklahoma and She was singing in Branson, MO for Shoji Tabuchi, a variety show. Monica and I’s first kiss was at the altar, don’t tell me Chivalry is dead!
One interesting fact about yourself? I once ate Chicken Claw when I visited China.