Why did you choose to work at Rainbow Pediatric Center? Dr. Reddy has a respected reputation among colleagues and I enjoyed listening to her weekly parenting talks on The Promise radio station. Growing up in Jacksonville & working at Wolfson Children’s Hospital for 9 years, I am very familiar with most of the area pediatricians. When I chose to leave my position as and ARNP after 13 years, I was very selective. Dr. Reddy was at the top of my list and I was very blessed that she had a position available.
What do you enjoy about working with kids? Kids are absolutely hilarious! Yes, they scream and cry but it is such a great feeling to help a scared child overcome their fears or anxiety. What other job can you put a huge smile on a child’s crying face with just a lollipop?
What is your area of expertise? I enjoy teaching parents about how to become the best parent they can be for their child whether it be providing nutritional information, medical diagnosis and treatment or counseling a family through a difficult time. I also enjoy working with overweight teens to help build their self-esteem and achieve a healthier lifestyle.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not at Rainbow Pediatrics? I love being a mom! Nothing makes my day more than being able to drop my kids off at school or meet them at the bus stop. During the warmer months you will find our family boating or cheering on our little swimmers. I love crafting and cooking with my daughter or snuggling up on the couch for family movie night.
If you only had 3 words to describe yourself what would they be? Organized, Compassionate, and Dedicated
What is your favorite children’s book? Sleepy Sheep’s Good Night Book, by Lois Keffer. After four kids, I feel like I have this book memorized as I have read it almost every night over the course of the past 18 years! I love the way the book is written to help kids calm and wind down for bed with a Christian theme.
Tell me about your family? We are your modern day Brady bunch with a crazy mix of littles from elementary to college!
One interesting fact about yourself? When I lived up in Amelia Island during middle school, I got to be an extra in the movie Pippi Longstocking. If you squint, turn your head sideways and look on the stairs of the church during the ice cream scene you will find me.