Our Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Who Are Pediatric Nurse Practitioners?
Pediatric nurse practitioners are registered nurses with advanced academic and clinical education in pediatric health care, pharmacology, child development, and family dynamics. In our office a pediatric nurse practitioner functions in the same manner as a physician. Pediatric nurse practitioners see children from birth to 21 years of age for medical illnesses and well child care. More complex medical problems and behavioral issues may be referred to a physician.
Amy Parks, C.P.N.P.
Amy Parks joined Springdale-Mason Pediatrics in 2003. Both her Bachelors of Science in Nursing and her Masters of Science in Nursing were completed at the University of Cincinnati. Amy is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and is board certified through this organization. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. Amy worked as a pediatric nurse from 1990 – 1998 and has worked as a pediatric nurse practitioner since 1999.
Amy´s interests outside the office include hiking, fitness and community service. She is the mother of four children.
Kelly Wood, C.P.N.P.
Kelly joined Springdale Mason Pediatrics in 2018. She obtained a Bachelors of Science in Biology, a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and a Masters of Science in Nursing from Wright State University. She is board certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner through PNCB. Kelly worked as a pediatric nurse in the emergency room at Cincinnati Children’s from 2008-2014. She has been a pediatric nurse practitioner since 2014. Her previous experience as a pediatric nurse practitioner includes working in an outpatient GI clinic and working with inpatient, post-surgical pediatric patients.
Kelly loves being able to partner with patients and their families in order to provide education, guidance and the best plan of care for their individual needs.
Kelly’s interests outside of work are soccer, college football, fitness and spending time with her husband and their three children.