Location(s) of Care: Flagstaff Pediatric Care
Languages Spoken: English
Specialties/Interests: Specialty: Pediatrics. Professional Interests: Global Medicine, Wilderness Medicine, Rural Medicine, Native American Health, Maternal-Child Health.
Board Certifications: Pediatrics
Work History or Leadership Roles: Prior to joining North Country Healthcare, I worked as a pediatric hospitalist in Ft. Mohave and Bullhead City, Arizona. Prior to that, I worked within the Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine Departments at the University of Arizona/Banner University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona.
Professional Associations/Organizations: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, American Medical Women’s Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Phi Omega
Hobbies/Fun Facts: Traveling as much as possible whether it’s internationally or exploring the beautiful Arizona wilderness. I like spending time outdoors whether it’s hiking with my dog, rock climbing or camping with friends and family. I also enjoy listening to live music, singing, playing flute and dancing. When relaxing at home, I love to garden, practice yoga, cook and bake.
Undergraduate School: Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC, 2008
Undergraduate Degree: Biology
Medical School/Advanced Practice Training Institution: University of South Carolina, Columbia and Greenville, SC, 2013
Medical Degree(s)/Advanced Practice Degree(s): Medical Degree (MD)
Residency: University of Arizona Medical Center; Tucson, AZ; 2013-2016
Publications: N Witt, Bradshaw H, Coynor S, Edwards C. A Guide to Assessment and Management of Pain in the Neonate. Current Reports in Emergency Medicine. March 12, 2016. http://rdcu.be/ws8G
Why I joined Flagstaff Pediatric Care: Many years ago I began my journey to become a pediatrician, having many different experiences along the way that have shaped my career path in to what is today. At the center of this path, has always been the desire to provide help and alleviate suffering of those around me and within my community. Throughout my educational endeavors in college and medical school, I volunteered with free medical clinics in South Carolina. In medical school, I traveled to Cochabamba, Bolivia and Ahmadnagar, India where I volunteered with children in medical clinics and hospitals. My international experiences opened my eyes to the social, cultural and environmental barriers which underlie health disparities, and the healing potential of early health interventions.
Childhood and adolescence represents a critical window of time in which interventions can substantially affect positive health and life choices, establishing a pathway toward lifelong health.
I am dedicated to improving health and social justice for children by promoting health and preventive interventions at an early age. Through patient encounters and community health education efforts, I will work to provide patients with an understanding of the importance early healthy lifestyle choices have on the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development in childhood, adolescence which translate to adulthood.
I am excited to join the North Country Healthcare team to be an advocate for children, families and the community of Flagstaff and Northern Arizona.