At HMG Pediatrics, we have a passion for working with children and parents to help you have a happy, healthy life through every stage of childhood. Our pediatricians focus on wellness for newborns, infants, children and adolescents through 21 years of age. With caring pediatric doctors, we have been providing comprehensive pediatric care to the children of Kingsport and the Tri-Cities area since 1996.

Our goal is to provide quality medical care that exceeds your expectations and builds a lasting relationship. Our doctors specialize in well-child checks, chronic medical care and acute care in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. We also provide specialized care including childhood obesity, diabetes management, asthma, behavioral issues and much more.

Our pediatricians and staff have a heart for working with families and a passion for providing excellent care. Further, we understand your time is valuable and we make every effort to provide you with convenient access to the care you need. Our online patient portal, myHMG, provides 24/7 access to your child’s medical records. It also provides convenience in requesting appointments, medication refills, reviewing lab results, immunizations and secure messaging with your pediatric doctor.

We welcome you to our practice and look forward to being of service to you!

Pediatric After Hours Clinic

Pediatric After Hours Clinic

HMG Pediatric After Hours Clinic is open 7 days a week to HMG patients, age 17 and under. Your child will receive the best care from board certified HMG pediatricians and nurse practitioners.

HMG After Hours Clinic

Our Pediatricians

Dr. Mary Pat FranciscoDr. Mary Pat FranciscoPediatric Gastroenterologist
Dr. Kimberley HuntDr. Kimberley HuntPediatrician
Dr. Joseph LeyDr. Joseph LeyPediatrician
Dr. Donald LewisDr. Donald LewisPediatrician
Dr. Josh ShookDr. Josh ShookPediatrician
Dr. Alicia WrightDr. Alicia WrightPediatrician

Mid-Level Providers

Leah Bailiff, NNPLeah Bailiff, NNPNeonatal Nurse Practitioner
Amber Coomer, NNPAmber Coomer, NNP
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Jenny Height, PNPJenny Height, PNPPediatric Nurse Practitioner
Charity Helton, FNPCharity Helton, FNPFamily Nurse Practitioner
Jennifer Mason, NNPJennifer Mason, NNPNeonatal Nurse Practitioner
Christopher Morelock, FNPChristopher Morelock, FNPFamily Nurse Practitioner
Rhonda Ragsdale, FNPRhonda Ragsdale, FNPFamily Nurse Practitioner
Stephanie Tipton, FNPStephanie Tipton, FNPFamily Nurse Practitioner

Pediatric Subspecialties

HMG recognizes that children often have special pediatric needs. For this reason, our providers bring with them diversified areas of pediatric subspecialties and pediatric special interests, ranging from adolescent medicine to pediatric gastroenterology.

Well-Child Exams

Scheduling well-child exams several months in advance will allow you to see your provider of choice. Because we must allow room for same-day sick appointments within each day’s schedule, we must limit the number of well-child exams scheduled on any given day.

Pediatric Hospital Team

In the event your child’s care involves a hospital stay, you can be confident of the 24 hour, around-the-clock, care they will receive. HMG is one of the few pediatric providers in the Southeast that provides a pediatric hospital team.

Your Comfort in Mind

We strive to make your visit with us enjoyable. That’s why we are pleased to provide separate well- and sick-child waiting areas. We thank you for our cooperation in helping us foster an environment of concern for those we are privileged to serve.

Same-Day Sick Exams

When your child is ill, we will do our best to accommodate you with an appointment. If we are not available by phone, at any time, you may leave a message for our triage nurse. Your call will be returned in the order in which it was received. Please note that HMG does not recommend dispensing antibiotics without being seen by a provider.

Provider On-Call

If you have a question or concern that must be addressed during the night, please contact the office of your pediatric provider. There, you will be given instructions as to how to contact the provider on-call. While we are pleased to offer “on call” services, please reserve questions regarding feedings and medication doses for the daytime hours. As always, in the event of a life-threatening situation, please call 911 immediately and not the provider on call.

Keeping Your Appointments

In trying to provide for the care of children who need same-day sick appointments, we ask that you notify the office if you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment. Please know that 24 hours of advance notice is greatly appreciated. Your advance notification may enable us to provide care for a child who is ill.

Electronic Health Records

Pediatric patients of HMG receive the added benefit of electronic health records. Unlike paper charts that are restricted to a single physician office, electronic health records can be accessed from any HMG pediatric location, including our HMG Urgent Care locations. Learn more about electronic health records.

Prenatal Tours

Preparing for the arrival of your little one often includes choosing your pediatric provider team. At HMG Pediatrics, we’re pleased to provide you and your growing family a glimpse of our facilities, services and practices by offering private prenatal tours. Please contact the HMG Pediatrics location of your choice and ask to speak with the office manager should you be interested in arranging a tour.

Waiting area

Office area

Office area

Exam room area

Exam room area

Exam room