PHS Team

 

When it comes to caring for and treating children and their mothers, our pediatric specialists have a combined experience of over 100 years. With a fully-equipped NICU and advanced neonatal and pediatric emergency treatment, we provide round-the-clock medical care. But more than being skilled and board-certified in a particular field of pediatric medicine, our team of pediatric providers is kind and empathetic to your child’s physical and emotional needs. From the moment a baby is born till a child grows into their adolescent years, we ensure you play the most crucial role on our healthcare team. For each pediatric specialty, we adopt a considerate and multidisciplinary approach that considers what each of our little patients requires.

Dr. Jyoti Murthy

 

Medical Doctor, Board Certified Pediatrician

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Dr. Jyoti Murthy is a Board-Certified Pediatrician and has been practicing in the Dallas area for over 15 years. She obtained her medical degree from the Armed Forces Medical College in India. She completed her Pediatrics Residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in New York. Her special interests include the care of newborns, pediatric obesity, and asthma. She speaks Hindi, Kannada, and Marathi. 

Dr. Murthy maintains that her focus as a pediatrician is looking at the whole child, considering the physical, mental, and social health issues that might affect a child’s growth and development. She selflessly holds herself out as a resource to parents as they raise their children to be happy and healthy, looking forward to being a part of their family.

Dr. Murthy lives in Irving with her family. Outside of the office, she enjoys long walks, short runs, volunteering, and creating artwork.

Dr. Donna Schultz

 

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Board Certified Neonatal and Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

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Dr. Schultz is a double board certified nurse practitioner who has dedicated her professional career to vulnerable and special needs babies. She graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing in 2002 from Baylor University and went to work for the Baylor Health Care system, caring for the smallest and most vulnerable patients. She has worked in the NICU for 17 years as a nurse practitioner.

In 2010, she began a teaching journey for Baylor University. She pursued her doctoral degree and graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2012 with her Doctor of Nursing Practice. Dr. Schultz’s doctoral work focused on transitioning care from NICU into the home and community for her patients. She became board certified in Pediatrics in 2019 so that she could continue to see her patients through childhood

In her spare time, Dr. Schultz can be found trying to keep up with her husband and 3 teenagers or on her yoga mat.

Kasey Roof

 

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Kasey Roof, PNP, obtained an MS in Nursing and BS in Nursing from Texans Woman’s University and a BS in Psychology at the University of Texas, Tyler. After extensive experience in the pediatric ICU, Kasey now focuses on primary and preventative care to make a difference in the community. Her favorite part of the job is watching as newborns turn into playful infants and then grow into engaging children.

Kasey strives to be a positive, encouraging partner to her patients as they walk through the journey of parenthood together. When not in the office, Kasey spends her time with her husband and three young kids, playing outside and taking her dogs on walks.

Vicki Garcia

 

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Vicki Garcia, PNP, obtained an MS in Nursing and BS in Nursing from Texas Women's University. She began her career in the neonatal ICU at Baylor University, then spent 12 years at Children's Health Dallas in the cardiac ICU before returning to school to obtain her MS. She is bilingual; she speaks fluent Spanish.

Vicki now focuses exclusively on pediatric primary and preventative care, and she loves supporting families as their children grow. When not in the office, Vicki spends her time with her husband and three daughters, celebrating every day together. 

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