ABOUT FAMILYWELLNESS MD
Family Wellness MD is a pediatric medical office providing care for children from newborn to adolescence. We believe that healthy families result in healthy kids.
Our approach, as per our founding physician, is to provide excellent medical care centered around providing parents with the tools that they need to advocate for their children. We believe that there are often times safe and natural alternatives to many common pediatric ailments. We provide the most up to date recommendations for medical treatments but understand the importance to many families of having more control and options for the care of their children.
Our goal is to center care around the 4 pillars of health that include Wellness/Nutrition, Activity, Sleep and Development. When all 4 pillars are maintained at a high level children can thrive and live healthy lives.
HISTORY & MISSION
I am so excited and privileged to carry on the legacy of Dr. Nadia Taylor and Family Wellness MD. Dr. Taylor provide excellent pediatric care that centered on family health and a holistic and natural approach to improve the health and wellness of children under her care. She has been integral in the lives of so many families that have driven miles to see her and have trusted her with the care of their children. Developing plans and working closely with parents to help solve sometimes complex issues not answered by typical medical intervention has helped to develop her well deserved reputation in the community. Her warm and patient nature are loved by everyone.
As we transition ownership of Family Wellness and wish Dr. Taylor the best of health and life as she moves closer to be with her family, we at Family Wellness MD aim to continue the legacy she has built.
I personally believe in the 4 basic pillars of health for all pediatric patients. The pillars consist of Nutrition, Sleep, Development and Activity. When these pillars are aligned they have a synergist ability to create optimum health and wellness for every child.
We will continue to honor parental choice and work with each family to optimize their child’s well being by consistently providing excellent medical care with natural options to compliment and develop a wholistic approach to a healthy, well adjusted child.
Our office welcomes and cares for a wide range of families looking for an alternative, small, family environment medical office that will provide excellent care for their children.
Dr. Hodge-Spears is California native with over 20 years experience in pediatric medicine.
She was formally trained at UCLA School of Medicine for medical school and Pediatric residency.
Her experience includes working with community clinics serving the underserved populations as well as experience at CHOA and Kaiser Permanente.
In her spare time, she enjoys working out, traveling, spending time with her son and working out.
Kimberly Hodge-Spears MD
OUR NURSE PRACTICIONERS
Rachel is originally from Texas and has lived throughout the east side of the country. Rachel has over ten years of experience in the medical field. She received her BSN from Belmont University in Nashville and her MSN from Maryville University. Her experiences include the ICU, oncology, and being part of a Rapid Response team prior to becoming a primary care pediatric nurse practitioner. She is nationally certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with the Pediatric Nursing Association Board.
Rates loves working with children and their families to provide compassionate, family-centered care.
Rachel is married with three children in high school and college and two dogs. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and traveling.
Rachel Poage CPNP-CP
Khelsea McCrier CPNP
Khelsea is Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Atlanta native. She attended Emory University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2010 and Master of Science in Nursing with Honors in 2015. She completed a Doctor of Nursing Practice and certification in Medical Spanish at University of South Alabama in 2022. She has been in pediatrics for 11 years, starting a career as a pediatric nurse practitioner in 2016. She is board certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board as a primary care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, the Society of Pediatric Nurses, and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.
Barbara Richardson RDN
Barbara, or known by some as ‘Babs’, is a licensed and registered dietitian. She earned her masters degree in health science from Georgia State University. Her work experience covers a large variety of clinical conditions with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Barbara has also done group and individual work with eating disorders at Walden Behavioral Care, previously Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders.
In her spare time, Barbara enjoys spending time with her spouse, three children and her pets (resident dog and cat, a foster dog and six backyard chickens). She also enjoys tending to her growing indoor jungle of houseplants and listening to her collection of vinyl records. Throughout the years, her nutrition knowledge and experience has grown but her focus has always remained consistent; to help people eat their best, create ease in the kitchen, and improve overall health through counseling.
Ira Willis LPN