Nominations have closed! Thank you for nominating in this year's The Best of the Springs.
Nominations have closed! Thank you for nominating in this year's The Best of the Springs.

PEDIATRICIAN WITH UNBEATABLE BEDSIDE MANNER

Expert's Pick

DR. NICOLE MCKINNEY

As the mother of a medically complex child who sees more than 20 specialists, I sometimes feel like I live at the doctor's office. I dread most appointments — but not with our pediatrician. A fellow special-needs mom, McKinney understands what it's like to live in both worlds — that of a special-needs parent and that of a medical professional. She takes thorough notes, asks questions to ensure she gets where I'm coming from, and offers well thought-out advice. I always leave our appointments feeling heard, encouraged and better-off — and so does my kiddo.
— Erin Prater