I was nine months pregnant when I realized I hadn’t nailed down a pediatrician for my baby yet. I knew I would be having a boy, so I wanted to find a black male doctor my son might be able to relate to.
I started to notice I had quite the number to pick from in Atlanta. It’s a unique and beautiful problem to have. Oh, how I wanted to apply the time-honored eeny-meeny-miny-moe method.
Instead, I asked for recommendations. And because Jesus knows my heart, the very first recommended pediatrician’s office I Googled had a black male pediatrician.
I skimmed his bio. Scientific research at Columbia- nice. Morehouse grad- nicer. Has two sons and a wife named Chiquita- ding, ding, ding we have a winner!
With a few recommended doctors, I’m hoping I can help you have the same come-to-Jesus moment.
For your search of ‘black pediatrician near me:’
EAST ATLANTA AND BROOKHAVEN
Dr. Fredly Bataille, a father of two, earned a medical degree from Morehouse College in 2007. He completed his residency at the same institution and joined Intown Pediatrics in 2010, the company said.
ABC PEDIATRIC GROUP
Dr. Fiona Blair, a mother of four, earned a medical degree from Emory University in 1993, ABC Pediatric reported. She completed her residency at Emory in 1996 and went on to found ABC Pediatric with Dr. Marcia Cumberbatch.
GWINNETT PEDIATRICS AND ADOLESCENT MEDICINE
Dr. Monique Welsh-Evans, a mother of two, completed Emory University’s medical school in 2000. Then, she went on to finish the university’s residency program as chief resident in 2004, Gwinnett Pediatrics reported.
Dr. Merinda Herron has more than 35 years of experience, according to Herron Pediatrics. She completed medical school at Columbia University in 1977 and finished her residency at the Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. in 1980. She worked as a pediatrician in one of Baltimore’s poorest areas for three years. She then moved to D.C., and later, Atlanta. She opened Herron Pediatrics in 2004.
WE CARE PEDIATRIC AND ADOLECENT GROUP
Dr. Cheryl Jones Kendall, a mother of two daughters, graduated from medical school at Tufts University in Boston in 1981, according to the We Care Pediatric and Adolescent Group. After completing her residency at Emory University, she began her pediatric practice at Southside Healthcare in1984 and started several teen clinics. Dr. Kendall was named Physician of the Year in 2004 at the MegaFest festival in Atlanta.
Dr. Angela Butler-Rice, a mother of three, has more than 15 years of pediatric experience. She completed her medical training at Morehouse in 1998 and went on to finish Emory’s residency program in 2001, according to Amazing Pediatrics.
Having worked in rural, urban and corporate capacities, she started her own practice, Amazing Pediatrics.
GWINNETT PEDIATRICS AND ADOLESCENT MEDICINE.
Dr. Lisa Roberts, who Atlanta Magazine named a top doctor, has about 20 years of experience. She completed medical school at the University of Pittsburgh in 1998 and finished her residency at Stanford University in 2001. Her expertise areas include asthma and prematurity.
EAST ATLANTA AND BROOKHAVEN
Dr. Deneta Sells received her medical degree from the University Of Tennessee in 2003 and later completed her residency at Morehouse, according to her company. She opened Intown Pediatrics in 2006 and has expanded it to include a Brookhaven office.
LITHIA SPRINGS AND DALLAS
WEST ATLANTA PEDIATRICS
Dr. Earl Young is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics with more than 20 years of experience. He completed medical training at Morehouse College in 1996 and finished his residency at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey, according to West Atlanta Pediatrics.