TEAM RAINBOW

Prasanthi Reddy
Board Certified Pediatrician

Where did you attend college?
Undergrad : City University of New York / Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education
Graduate: State University of New York – Downstate Brooklyn
Residency: State University of New York - Stoneybrook

Why did you choose to work at Rainbow Pediatric Center? It chose me! I opened Rainbow Pediatrics in 2004 with hopes of creating a medical practice where relationships are built.

What do you enjoy about working with kids? Kids are genuine. What you see is what you get. They are honest and trusting. I laugh everyday working with kids.

What is your area of expertise? I am a certified in Pediatrics and Travel medicine. I am also a certified asthma educator. I love counseling families who are traveling abroad. I also enjoy developmental pediatrics.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not at Rainbow Pediatrics? I read, play tennis, listen to music, paint and travel.

If you only had 3 words to describe yourself what would they be? Goofy, honest and caring

What is your favorite children’s book? The Giving Tree

Tell me about your family? I have a loving husband and three teenage boys (one son and two step-sons) Shaan, Andre and Ashwin.

One interesting fact about yourself? I was an art minor in college and Captain of my tennis team. I know all the words to most songs from the 80’s.


Afton Turner
Pediatrician

Where did you attend college?
Undergrad: Concord University - Athens, WV
Graduate: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine - Huntington, WV
Residency: University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville - Jacksonville, FL

Why did you choose to work at Rainbow Pediatric Center? I was searching for practices that strive to provide the best guideline-based care to their patients while still maintaining personal relationships with their patients. I loved that RPC is always adapting to the latest recommendations and open to new ideas. I met the staff at RPC during the interview process and clicked instantly. I felt like I had known them forever, and we hit it off immediately. The rest is history!

What do you enjoy about working with kids? First of all, I love to laugh, and rarely do I meet a child who doesn't make me laugh at some point in the visit. I love getting to know the whole family and being able to follow them as they grow and learn.

What is your area of expertise? I completed my residency in general pediatrics and love seeing all types of patients. The areas that hold a special place in my heart are ADHD, anxiety, depression, and LGBTQIA+ youth.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not at Rainbow Pediatrics? Travel, read autobiographies (mainly of comedians and musicians), listen to live music, garden, watch movies and documentaries.

If you only had 3 words to describe yourself what would they be? Friendly, funny, compassionate

What is your favorite children’s book? Llama Llama Red Pajama

Tell me about your family? I am married to my wonderful husband, Amos. I have awesome in-laws who live in Jacksonville also. The rest of my family is back in WV and consists of my parents, grandparents, 2 siblings, countless cousins, aunts, uncles. My family is huge.

One interesting fact about yourself? I am a major Stevie Nicks fan and have seen her in concert several times.


Shannon Miller
Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Where did you attend college? 
Undergrad: Florida Community College at Jacksonville, ADN - 1996 
  University of North Florida, 1998
Graduate:    University of Florida, 2003

Why did you choose to work at Rainbow Pediatric Center?   Dr. Reddy has a respected reputation among colleagues and I enjoyed listening to her weekly parenting talks on The Promise radio station.  Growing up in Jacksonville & working at Wolfson Children's Hospital for 9 years, I am very familiar with most of the area pediatricians. When I chose to leave my position as and ARNP after 13 years I was very selective.  Dr. Reddy was at the top of my list and I was very blessed that she had a position available.

What do you enjoy about working with kids?   Kids are absolutely hilarious! Yes, they scream and cry but it  is such a great feeling to help a scared child overcome their fears or anxiety. What other job can you put a huge smile on a child's crying face with just a lollip op?

What is your area of expertise? I enjoy teaching parents about how to become the best parent they can be for their child whether it be providing nutritional information, medical diagnosis and treatment or counseling a family through a difficult time. I also enjoy working with overweight teens to help build their self-esteem and achieve a healthier lifestyle.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not at Rainbow Pediatrics? I love being a mom! Nothing makes my day more than being able to drop my kids off at school or meet them at the bus stop. During the warmer months you will find our family boating or cheering on our little swimmers. I love crafting and cooking with my daughter or snuggling up on the couch for family movie night. 

If you only had 3 words to describe yourself what would they be? Organized, Compassionate, Dedicated

What is your favorite children’s book? Sleepy Sheep’s Goodnight book. After four kids, I feel like I have this book memorized as I have read it almost every night over the course of the past 14 years! I love the way the book is written to help kids calm and wind down for bed with a Christian theme.

Tell me about your family? We are your modern day Brady bunch with a crazy mix of littles from preschool to high school!  Nothing like dealing with puberty and potty training!

One interesting fact about yourself? When I lived up in Amelia Island during middle school, I got to be an extra in the movie Pippi Longstocking. If you squint, turn your head sideways and look on the stairs of the church during the ice cream scene you will find me.


Kristyn Miller Pye
Board Certified Nurse Practitioner


Where did you attend college?
Undergrad :  Florida State University – Go Noles!
Graduate:  Jacksonville University

Why did you choose to work at Rainbow Pediatric Center? After working in the ER for 7 plus years, you become very familiar with local Primary Care Providers. I was so impressed at how well taken care of the patients from Rainbow Pediatrics were. The practice really does it’s best to keep our families out of the ER and I love that!

What do you enjoy about working with kids? Working with kids is the best because no matter if you are having a good day or a bad day a smile or a laugh from your patients makes every day worth it!

What is your area of expertise? I graduated as a family ARNP but my passion was always taking care of kids Due to my background in the ER my strength is acute illnesses. I greatly enjoy education as well on developmental milestones and anticipatory guidance.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not at Rainbow Pediatrics? I love spending time with my family! I love doing anything outdoors whether golfing or scuba diving.

If you only had 3 words to describe yourself what would they be? Adventurous, dedicated, optimistic

What is your favorite children’s book? Polar Express

Tell me about your family? I am married to a wonderful man who also shares a love of taking care of children with me. He works as an EMT at Wolfson Children’s Hospital where we met. We have a 9 year old son who loves gong on adventures with us whether it is going to the zoo or vacation. I am fortunate to have my extended family here in Jacksonville as well.

One interesting fact about yourself? I have had over 100 stitches before I turned 12 years old.


Kaitlin Ray
Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Where did you attend college? 
Undergrad :  University of Florida
Graduate:  University of Florida

Why did you choose to work at Rainbow Pediatric Center?  My first impression said it all. Walking through the doors I felt completely comfortable...like this was my home. I was also excited to treat families within my own community.

What do you enjoy about working with kids? I love kids innocence, resilience and view of the world. no matter what is going on they are always ready to share a smile or make you laugh.

What is your area of expertise? Well child checks. I love watching children grow while providing parent with education, advice and recommendations on how to care for their children. First time parents are especially fun as you get to discuss their hopes and dreams for their newborn...and then watch it all come true!

What do you enjoy doing when you are not at Rainbow Pediatrics?  During my downtime (if there is such a thing) you will always find me with my family.  Whether it's at the pool, beach or just hanging out we love spending time together. I also enjoy cake making and scrapbooking.

If you only had 3 words to describe yourself what would they be? Kind, compassionate and fun-loving.

What is your favorite children's book? Brown Bear Brown Bear

Tell me about your family?  My family includes my incredible husband Danny and 2 amazing boys Kason and Kallen. Having a house full of boys keeps me on my toes (...literally so I don't stp on any Legos!)

One interesting fact about yourself? I LOVE DISNEY! Yes, I'm one of those crazy people who love to go to Disney and experience the magic.

Abby Wilcox
Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Where did you attend college?
Undergrad :  University of North Florida
Graduate:  University of Florida

Why did you choose to work at Rainbow Pediatric Center? Everyone was so welcoming and friendly, it felt like being at home.

What do you enjoy about working with kids? I really enjoy seeing kids develop and grow plus they always say such funny things.

What is your area of expertise? I previously worked in the NICU for 11 years so I always enjoy seeing our little babies.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not at Rainbow Pediatrics? I enjoy spending time with my husband and two boys.

If you only had 3 words to describe yourself what would they be? Funny, caring, nurturing

Tell me about your family? I have been married for 8 years. We have 2 boys Matty age 3 ½ years and Jake 18 months. We have a dog named “Bruce” and a fish named “fish”. We love going to the park and playing outside.

One interesting fact about yourself? I have been sky diving


Meredith Jones
Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Where did you attend college?
Undergrad :  Western Carolina University
Graduate: University of Florida

Why did you choose to work at Rainbow Pediatric Center?  RPC has a standard of excellence. Dr Reddy has built a practice that enables providers to take excellent care of the patients.

What do you enjoy about working with kids?  Kids are amazing! They are so brave and curious and kind. It's a pleasure to work with them everyday.

What is your area of expertise?  I enjoy working with asthmatic kids. I am also interested in nutrition.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not at Rainbow Pediatrics?  We live in Atlantic Beach so we swim, bike and hang out at the beach all the time.

If you only had 3 words to describe yourself what would they be? caring, honest and diligent

Tell me about your family?  I am married with two girls and a third due in August 2017. We have 2 dogs, 1 cat and 2 hermit crabs.

One interesting fact about yourself?  I was a nurse in Africa and kayaked the Nile.


Jocelyn Restrepo 
Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Where did you attend college?
Undergrad :  University of North Florida
Graduate:  University of Florida

Why did you choose to work at Rainbow Pediatric Center?  Rainbow Pediatrics has a great reputation in our community and I wanted to be part of it. It's wonderful when you can be part of a team committed to taking care of children with excellence. 

What do you enjoy about working with kids?  Kids are real! I love that they are always honest, full of energy and usually will to laugh at my silly remarks!

What is your area of expertise?  Before becoming an ARNP I worked on a respiratory unit at Wolfson for 3 years so I enjoy helping patients and families dealing with conditions like asthma and RSV.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not at Rainbow Pediatrics?  Family is very important to me so I try to spend as much time as I can with them. My husband and I also love traveling so we hope our little one will enjoy it as well.

If you only had 3 words to describe yourself what would they be? caring, patient, positive

Tell me about your family?  I married my high school sweetheart who is a wonderful father to our beautiful baby girl Sofia. Both of our families live in Jacksonville so there are plenty of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins to enjoy.

One interesting fact about yourself?  I traveled through Europe for 3 weeks after completing my degree.


Stephanie Carper 
Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Where did you attend college?
Undergrad: Georgetown University
Graduate:  University of Pennsylvania

Why did you choose to work at Rainbow Pediatric Center?  From the moment I walked into Rainbow Pediatric Center I could feel there was a special type of energy here. I instantly knew it was a place where everyone had a genuine love for children and practicing medicine. 

What do you enjoy about working with kids?  I love coming to work and laughing and playing. I love how children are tough and resilient, and they teach me something new every day.

What is your area of expertise?  I have a special love for adolescent medicine, providing care for children with ADHD, and for helping military families with the unique challenges they face.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not at Rainbow Pediatrics?  I enjoy running and CrossFit in my spare time, but I love going on adventures with my family, most of all.

If you only had 3 words to describe yourself what would they be? Adventurous, active, and optimistic

Tell me about your family?  My husband and I were high school sweethearts, and he is an officer in the United States Navy. We have two spunky and silly children, Nicholas and Sara. We relocated to Florida when the Navy transferred my husband, and we are having a blast exploring our new home state and going to the beach!

One interesting fact about yourself?  I was in an acapella singing group in college and sang solo on a stage in front of 800 people!

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