Dr. Carol Andrews earned her doctorate degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and completed her residency at St. Louis University Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a board-certified pediatrician who is specially trained in developmental disabilities.
“Dr. Andrews is fabulous! Our family has been seeing her for over 20 years and don't know what we'd do without her!”
Within the first week of her pediatric rotation, Dr. Andrews knew this was her calling. Now she can’t imagine being anything other than a pediatrician. She really takes the time to get to know her patients and their families and likes to help them navigate life’s ever-changing challenges. She loves the positive impact she can make when a teen can trust and talk to her. If she’s not running a 5K or doing Pilates with some pals, you may find her out dancing and just enjoying life. We love the smiles she brings to our faces as she dances her way through our office hallways.Cordova Office
Dr. Brady Antonio earned her medical degree from Florida State University and completed her residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. She received her undergraduate degree from University of Florida with majors in Food Science and Human Nutrition. Her special interests include nutrition, newborn care, and breastfeeding.
“My son absolutely loves Dr. Antonio and actually cried when she left the room. He took to her so well. My husband and I are so happy to be with Pensacola Pediatrics and Dr. Antonio!”
Just recently moving from Charleston, South Carolina, Dr. Antonio is happy to be back home in Pensacola where she grew up. She is happily married to Scott and a loving mom to her son Anson and Mako, her fur baby. During her free time she enjoys cooking, boating, cheering for the Florida Gators and playing with her family.Johnson Avenue Office
Dr. Philip Dean earned his medical degree from University of Mississippi Medical School. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile and served an additional year as chief resident. Dr. Dean is a board-certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is also a member of the Christian Medical & Dental Association.
“Dr. Dean is extremely kind and helpful. He is very personable and pays attention to detail. Fantastic doctor!”
Since the age of 4, Dr. Dean knew he wanted to be a physician. He decided to be a pediatrician because he feels that “children are a precious gift and deserve the best start in life that we can give them.” For close to 25 years now, Dr. Dean has called Pensacola home. He is happy to be in the “most beautiful place in Florida,” and when he’s not working he enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, cycling, boating, photography, and going to the beach. What he enjoys most about his job are the relationships that he shares with the families and the ability to help them in small and sometimes big ways. We’re proud to have Dr. Dean as a member of our practice for over 20 years!9 Mile/Beatrice
Dr. Jessica Ewert earned her medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. She completed her residency at Florida State University’s Pediatric Residency Program at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. She is a board-certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Ewert has been involved in neonatal medical research at Sacred Heart Hospital. Her special interests include infectious disease medicine and NICU babies.
“Dr. Ewert is wonderful! She is extremely professional and friendly. She has a heart of gold!”
Wanting to carry on her father’s vision, Dr. Ewert decided during college to become a doctor and attended medical school with the plan of joining her father’s practice. She now loves watching families grow and being a part of their lives. A dedicated pediatrician, she routinley travels on medical missions in Haiti. During her free time, she enjoys taking her dog to the beach, and playing volleyball, spending her days outdoors. Also, Dr. Ewert continues to cheer on her alma mater, the Baylor Bears. Her sweet smile and soft-spoken ways are so comforting to her patients. Pensacola Pediatrics is glad she decided to follow in her father’s footsteps.Cordova Office
Dr. Amy Foland earned her medical degree in the British West Indies at the American University of the Caribbean and completed her residency training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. She is a former assistant professor of pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine, a board-certified pediatrician, and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her special interests include pediatric dermatology and childhood asthma.
“Dr. Foland is fantastic! She is very attentive, knowledgeable, and kind. We are so glad to find a perfect fit for our family!”
After winning the Best of the Bay title for Best Pediatrician in 2013 and the Emerald Coast Alliance for Breastfeeding Leadership Award in 2015, you can be sure Dr. Foland is always on top of her game. Her passion for helping children with asthma stems from when she experienced it first-hand growing up; her brother dealt with severe asthma and allergies. She has even published research articles in asthma management. She is a proud mom of two children, who cheers for the Georgia Bulldogs and has swum with the sharks. However, Dr. Foland is as gentle as a lamb when she treats her patients. We love having Dr. Foland on the Pensacola Pediatrics team.9 Mile/Beatrice
Dr. David Hensley earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Dr. Hensley is a board-certified pediatrician as well as a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Hensley found his "calling" in college after switching from an academic biology focus and "has not looked back since." He LOVES his job! He has lived and practiced medicine in Pensacola for almost 16 years. When not working, Dr. Hensley enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Helping families along their journey through life and watching the children grow is what he enjoys most about being a pediatrician. We know everyone will love everything Dr. Hensley has to offer and couldn't be happier that he has joined the Pensacola Pediatrics team!Pace
Dr. Pamela Klein earned her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. She completed her residency at the University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital in Columbia, SC. She is a board-certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has received multiple awards including the Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Breastfeeding Task Force Award for Pensacola in 1995 and 2000 and the Physician Leadership Award in 2012 from the Emerald Coast Alliance for Breastfeeding Support, an organization she co-founded in 2009. She is also an associate clinical professor at the Florida State University College of Medicine.
“Dr. Klein was helpful with my breastfeeding issues. I would never have made it through without her! We love her and wouldn't see anyone else.”
Practicing medicine for 25 years, Dr. Klein describes her days as feeling blessed to treat her patients and now many second generation patients. At the age of 16, she became inspired to be a doctor by her uncle who was the lone physician in her hometown. You might be surprised to learn that she and her family are avid autocross competitors and have traveled all over the Southeast to compete. Her family also volunteers for the Tire Rack Street Survival School, a national program with a mission of decreasing teenage traffic fatalities. Dr. Klein is a well-rounded pediatrician who is loved by all of her patients.Tiger Point Office
Dr. Krist earned his medical degree from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, where he also completed his pediatric residency. Additionally, he earned his Master’s in Healthcare Administration from the University of Cincinnati.
Prior to joining Pensacola Pediatrics, Dr. Krist practiced general pediatrics in the Fort Walton-Niceville-Destin area for 16 years, maintaining privileges at the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.
“Our family has been seeing Dr. Krist since 2009. He has been the most wonderful and caring doctor I could have ever hoped to have for our children.”
Dr. Krist loves all things musical. While he enjoys playing the guitar, his favorite past time is watching his two sons’ musical performances with his wife, Nora. Two other important members of the Krist family are their one-eyed cat, Butter, and a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Kirabo (which is Swahili for “gift from God”.)
Dr. Heather Lenga earned her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. She completed her residency with the University of Florida at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, where she received the W. Reed Bell Outstanding First Year Resident and Outstanding Senior Resident awards and served as chief resident. Dr. Lenga is a board-certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is a proud member of the Escambia County Medical Society. Her special interests include maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
“Dr. Lenga takes excellent care of my daughter. She has a sweet, calming presence and really connects as both a doctor and a mother!”
It was in junior high school when Dr. Lenga knew she wanted to go to medical school after first developing a fascination for science and the human body while in grade school. When she's not working, she enjoys baking, reading, and taking care of her dog, fish, and ducks. She is a proud mom of two kids - one a soccer star, the other a future dentist. Dr. Lenga always has a smile on her face. It's easy to understand why the relationships she's formed with her patients and "grandpatients" are what she enjoys most about being a doctor with Pensacola Pediatrics.Cordova Office
Dr. Jodi Picasso earned her medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL. She received further training in Neonatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Picasso is a Board Certified pediatrician.
“Dr. Picasso took amazing care of our baby. She was so thoughtful and courteous during our stay!”
When you see Dr. Picasso at work, her love for pediatrics is beaming. Getting to take care of her patients, while also helping the parents be the best they can be, is what she enjoys most about being a doctor. Prior to being a part of the Pensacola Pediatrics team, she ran a newborn nursery and a small town practice. Dr. Picasso loves being a physician but also loves being a mother to two beautiful young children. Her kind and gentle ways are most comforting to every patient she sees.Cordova Office
Doctor Anthony G. Pietroniro attended Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. Upon graduating he completed his pediatric residency program including a chief residency year at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital here in beautiful Pensacola. After serving 3 years in the National Health Service Corp upon completion of his residency, Dr. Pietroniro relocated to Fort Myers Florida where he has served as a pediatrician for the past 24 years with Lee Memorial Health System.
While “Dr. Tony”, as his patients call him, has built a successful practice in Fort Myers, he has always longed to eventually return to his pediatric roots in Pensacola. He is very excited to be returning “home” to the Florida Panhandle where his career began and to become a member of Pensacola Pediatrics.9 Mile/Beatrice
Dr. Tiffany Ramos earned her medical degree from Florida State University College of Medicine, with her clinical years completed at the campus here in Pensacola. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University/Alfred I. Dupont Hospital for Children. Dr. Ramos is a board-certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has been practicing in the Pensacola area since 2014. Her special interests include newborn care, breastfeeding, and foster care.
“Dr. Ramos is Amazing with our son. We couldn't have asked for a more loving caring doctor! The whole team is amazing!”
Dr. Ramos can recall telling her father when she was just 5 years old that she wanted to be a doctor. As she got older, Dr. Ramos knew she wanted to work with children. “I’ve always loved kids. They are curious, hopeful, and genuinely good.” She also enjoys the family dynamic and relationship building that is a huge part of Pediatrics. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of West Florida with a biology degree and a minor in psychology. Besides the three years she spent training at AI DuPont in Wilmington, DE, Pensacola has always been home. Dr. Ramos enjoys spending her weekends with her husband and 3 young children doing anything from hiking the trails at UWF, swimming or exploring the beach, or just hanging out and enjoying downtown Pensacola.Johnson Avenue Office
Dr. Randall Reese earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed his residency at Sacred Heart Hospital, where he was named Intern of the Year, Resident of the Year, and served as chief resident of their Pediatric Program. Dr. Reese is board certified in pediatrics and child abuse and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He serves on the boards and committees at Sacred Heart and Baptist Hospitals and Health First Network.
“Dr. Reese always is so gentle, kind and understanding. There's never any rush. He takes his time and listens to your every concern!”
Before medical school, Dr. Reese studied at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond Louisiana, where he graduated with a B.S. in biology and also majored in psychology, social work, and physical therapy. He also briefly explored history, pre-law, nutrition, and education before finally deciding to become a doctor. He also served 13 years in the National Guard as a medic, medical Officer in Charge, and battalion surgeon. Dr. Reese joined Pensacola Pediatrics in 1999 and has been 100-percent dedicated to his patients ever since. He enjoys reading, skiing and fitness, but most of all being the best possible husband and father for his family.Tiger Point Office
Dr. Jennifer Stadden earned her medical degree and completed her residency training at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. A board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Stadden’s special interests include supporting breastfeeding moms, foster care families, and a healthy diet and active lifestyle.
“Dr. Stadden is so approachable and patient, we just love her!! She always takes her time with us and thoroughly explains everything.”
Originally from Alabama, Dr. Stadden says she was drawn to Pensacola for the beautiful beaches and because of the practice ethics of Pensacola Pediatrics. She loves living in East Hill with her husband and three rescue puppies. She enjoys running, hiking and cycling, and is also an avid reader. We’re so happy to have the newlywed Dr. Stadden on our Pensacola Pediatrics team. She truly enjoys her work and lives life to the fullest.9 Mile/Beatrice
Dr. Jason Straub earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas College of Medicine. He completed his residency at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. Dr. Straub is the medical director for Emerald Coast Alliance for Breastfeeding Support. He is a board-certified pediatrician. It is his passion for children and the interaction between parents and kids that Dr. Straub loves and why he chose to be a pediatrician. He enjoys the relationships he develops with his patients and their families, watching them grow, and being able to help when they are sick.
“Dr. Straub is so helpful and always encouraged us to ask questions, call anytime, or even just schedule an appointment for peace of mind!”
Dr. Straub also has a passion for animals. He previously worked for veterinarians at the Humane Society in Boulder, CO and was a dog trainer for 10 years prior to deciding to become a pediatrician and enter medical school. On the weekends, he loves spending time with his wife and 3 kids. They love swimming, going to the girls' softball games or cheering on the Pensacola Wahoos when they can. Dr. Straub's patients always compliment his ability to keep kids calm or ease any anxiety. He's a perfect fit to our team!Cordova Office
Dr. Andrea Tuttle earned her medical degree at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and completed her Pediatric training with the University of Florida Pediatric Residency at the Studer Family Children’s hospital in Pensacola where she graduated with multiple accolades including the W. Reed Bell Outstanding Senior Resident Award, Best Pediatric Research award, and two consecutive years of the “Clinic Rockstar Award” for her contributions and efforts in the outpatient pediatric residency clinic.
Originally from Colombia, Dr. Tuttle moved to South Carolina after her father was stationed there with the US Navy. Through almost a decade amongst military families and a lifetime with the Latino Spanish-speaking community, Dr. Tuttle’s mission for offering the best medical care possible for these two groups of patients was born. She enjoys newborn care and talking to new parents about safe sleep practices. Some of her other interests include gastrointestinal diseases and children in the autism spectrum. In her spare time, she loves to cook, and to spend time with her husband and Goldendoodle, Penny.
Dr. John VanOstenbridge graduated with high honors from Fairleigh Dickinson University, in New Jersey where he is originally from. He then attended Columbia University where he studied biochemistry. Dr. VanOstenbridge earned his medical degree at Wake Forest University and graduated with Sigma Xi honors for research. He is a board-certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor for Florida State University College of Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Florida College of Medicine.
"Dr. VO is the best! He takes the time to play and interact with my little boy. He even checked out my little boy's stuffed rabbit!
He answers all my questions without making me feel silly."
Dr. VanOstenbridge a.k.a. Dr. VO has been in private practice for 28 years and was co-founder of Emerald Coast Pediatrics before joining Pensacola Pediatrics. He has traveled to Central America on medical mission trips and has 10 years experience volunteering as Medical Officer with Young Marines of Pensacola. Dr. VO enjoys traveling with his family, playing basically any and every outdoor sport, and has earned two Black Belts in Tae Kwon Do. Pensacola Pediatrics is pleased to have Dr. VO join the team!Milton
Laura Rae Morette graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She worked in Pediatric ICUs across Florida for several years gaining experience working with transplant patients, congenital heart defects, complex trauma and medically complex children. Laura Rae went on to earn her Master’s Degree from Vanderbilt University in Pediatric Primary Care in 2008, and has been working in primary care since. While she loves all aspects of providing care to children and their families, her special interests include healthy lifestyles, medically complex children and breastfeeding. Laura Rae is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with the Pediatric Nurse Certification Board, a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, and a member of the Florida Nurses Association.
Laura Rae is also an active member of our community serving on the Board of Directors for Pensacola Bay Area IMPACT 100, a neighborhood association board member, and an active volunteer at her daughter’s school. She resides in Pensacola with husband and their two daughters. Her hobbies include community service, cooking and enjoying our outdoor environment.Pace
Jack Minard graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and then continued studying there to earn his master's degree. While earning that degree, he worked at Baptist Hospital as a Registered Nurse for 4 years in various capacities including orthopedics, neurology, surgical, medical, cardiology, oncology, and post-operative units. He spent his last rotaion in pediatrics, where he knew all along he wanted to be.
Jack is happily married and the proud father of two boys. Playing tennis, running, biking, and going to the beach are just some of the ways he enjoys spending his time off. Jack splits his time between our 9 Mile and Tiger Point offices.9 Mile/Beatrice
Jami Steinmetz graduated from Georgia State University as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She spent the last five years as a nurse practitioner for the pediatric heart failure and heart transplant program at Children's Hospital of Atlanta. Before specializing in cardiology, Jami worked for ten years in pediatric primary care and pediatric urgent care in the greater Atlanta area.
Jami has been happily married for 20 years plus is a mother to two teenage boys. She was born and raised just outside of Atlanta but always spent her vacations at Pensacola Beach visiting family. Just recently they decided to move to Pensacola and finish raising their kids where they wanted to retire one day.Tiger Point Office
Maegan Walden graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and earned her Master's Degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Before working in pediatrics, Maegan was a Registered Nurse in an adult Surgical ICU in Birmingham. She then found her passion for pediatrics after working in the Pediatric ICU at Children's of Alabama for 3 years.
Maegan was born and raised just outside of Birmingham, AL. In March of 2016, she and her husband welcomed their daughter and soon after relocated to Fairhope. Her family, along with their 3-year-old boxer, enjoys biking, kayaking, going to the beach, traveling to visit family and friends and movie nights in their living room.9 Mile/Beatrice
Susan Weber graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science. She then attended the University of South Alabama and received a masters in Nursing. Prior to becoming a pediatric nurse practioner, Susan worked at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital for 7 years. She spent time working in all of the pediatric units, but pediatric oncology was where she found the most interest. Susan is a Certified Pediatric Practioner and member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She is married and enjoys spending time with her family, hunting for shells at the beach, and watching the Blue Angels fly. And of course, she is a big Auburn Football fan.Milton