Your child is unique. Your child’s healthcare should be just as unique.
Every child has their own unique health story. Our principles of educate, equip and empower drive us to know that story, so to help your child live their fullest life. Our whole-body, functional medicine approach to primary-care has us not looking for a quick script to address a symptom, but to a fuller understanding of why your child is having a symptom. Your child’s body has an awesome, innate ability to heal itself, and our biomedical training enables us to work with your child’s body to do just that—to heal itself naturally.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). PANS/PANDAS. Chronic allergy. Chronic inflammation. For a child with a complex, chronic health issue, nothing about routine pediatric care is routine. We understand the chaos of a common malady being negatively influenced by a complex health issue or a common malady negatively interfering with a complex health issue. We understand the crippling anxiety of annual wellness care when burdened by a complex health issue.
Space vaccine administration out. We sprinkle, not dunk: Typically two vaccinations per visit; typically a month between vaccination visits. Yet our patients are fully vaccinated within the range recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Use vaccine titer testing to determine immunity prior to boosters. The state recognizes proven immunity; we use it to protect our patients from unnecessary “booster” vaccinations.
Allow for informed caregiver decision making. Each passing day leaves an ever decreasing space for providers and patients to make informed vaccine decisions, but we will remain in that space.
Dr Jill Dickerson, MD, FAAP, FMAPS
Dr Dickerson has over 21 years of experience in private pediatric practice. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Memphis School of Medicine.
Mrs Ashley Fuller, CPNP
Mrs Fuller has over 17 years of experience as a Registered Nurse and is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She is a graduate of the University of South Alabama.
Mrs Lauren Jernigan, PA-C
Mrs Jernigan has over 9 years of experience as a Physician Assistant in pediatrics. She is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia.