Philosophy of Care

I am a fourth-generation doctor so to say that medicine is in my blood would be an understatement! I have always known, with absolutely no doubt, that I was going to be a doctor. My grandfather, Bliss Weems, was the town doctor of Waynesboro, Virginia. At the time it was a town of less than 20,000 people. He practiced during a time when doctors were more than just doctors, but pillars of their communities, providing more than just medical care. So it has been instilled in me, for my entire life, how a doctor should treat their patients, their families, and their greater communities—by spending the time necessary to truly know their patients and their families, and develop the intimate, personal relationship necessary to know how you can provide them with the most personalized and very best medical care. That approach feels like it has been lost in today’s standard pediatric practice, where quantity has been prioritized over quality. At CCP, I will spend the necessary time with you and your children to fully understand the issue, then marry my medical training and knowledge with my own parenting experience to provide you with practical solutions, resources, approaches, and preventive measures to keep your family happy and healthy.

Personal

I am the parent of two rambunctious toddler boys and two teenage girls, so I understand the constant challenges of family dynamics! Outside of work I love spending time with my family, playing with the boys at our neighborhood playground, taking our dogs to the park, and a good movie night with us all fighting for space on the couch! My husband and I do our best to find time for ourselves and on the occasions we do, we enjoy traveling and finding new restaurants all around the city. And of course, I love the rare girl’s night out!

Education and Training

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

  • American Board of Pediatrics Certified

  • Health System Clinician Educator at Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University

  • Clinician Educator at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 2014-2018

  • Pediatrics Residency at the University of Chicago

  • M.D. from East Carolina University

  • B.S. in Biology from North Carolina State University