Mt. Juliet North Office
Mt Juliet, TN 37122
Our Physicians at Mt. Juliet North Office
Dr. Alsentzer is a Nashville native. He attended Vanderbilt University for undergraduate and medical school. He then moved to Charleston, SC, where he completed his pediatric residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is excited to be back home with his friends and family, serving the population of middle Tennessee.
In his free time, he and his wife enjoy spending time with their 110-pound lab mix. His interests include photography, sports, travel, and trying out new restaurants.
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Dr. Wendy Hitch, originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a board-certified pediatrician who has been with Children's Clinic East since 2001. She graduated from Houghton College in New York with a B.S. in Biology and obtained a Master's degree from LSU Medical Center in New Orleans.
She has a Ph.D. in the immunology of tropical diseases from Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. She completed her Medical Degree at the Medical College of Georgia and… Continue Reading
Dr. Kirshner is a native of Nashville who finished his undergraduate degree at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN and his medical degree at East Tennessee State University.
He then moved to Houston, TX where he completed his pediatric residency training at Baylor College of Medicine. He practiced in Houston for the following 7 years before moving back home to Tennessee.
Dr. Kirshner is board certified in pediatrics and joined our practice in 2003. He has a… Continue Reading
Dr. Mehrotra grew up in Mississippi and attended the University of Mississippi for medical school and residency. He finished his Pediatrics residency in 1997 and served an extra year as Chief Resident at the University of Mississippi. He joined Children's Clinic East in 1998.
His hobbies and interests include tennis, water sports, and being an ardent fan of the Nashville Predators, who coincidentally started playing hockey in 1998 - a very good year! He is also currently serving as… Continue Reading
Dr. Shepherd is originally from Mississippi. He received his undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University and received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi. He also completed his residency at the University of Mississippi.
After completing his training, Dr. Shepherd practiced as a board-certified pediatrician at North Mississippi Pediatrics in Tupelo, MS for five years. He joined Children's Clinic East in July 2004. Dr. Shepherd and his wife have two children. His outside interests include college sports… Continue Reading
Dr. Somers is originally from Youngstown, Ohio. She attended Clemson University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Genetics. Dr. Somers then moved to Cincinnati and earned a Master of Science in Medical Genetics. She worked as a Genetic Counselor at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and ultimately desired to follow patients long term in a primary care setting and attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She then completed her Pediatric Residency at Vanderbilt University. During… Continue Reading
Amy Taylor is a native of Nashville, who earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Belmont University. She worked as a registered nurse for 9 years prior to returning to graduate school. Her nursing experience includes intensive care, outpatient surgery, an allergy and ENT clinic, and an occupational health clinic. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Austin Peay State University. She is a board-certified nurse practitioner.
Amy is married to her high school sweetheart,… Continue Reading
Dr. Willard is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. She completed undergraduate education and medical school at Saint Louis University. Her pediatric residency training was completed at Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics in Kansas City, Missouri. She is board certified in Pediatrics.
She and her husband, Jared, have one daughter. In their free time, they enjoy running, hiking, and any outdoor adventures where their dog, Millie, always joins them! She also enjoys photography, reading, and finding new restaurants.
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