Meet Our Staff

Dr. Ricardo Riesco | Peds Care  PC

Dr. Ricardo Riesco

Owner

Dr. Riesco received his medical degree from Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru in 1991. He completed his three-year pediatric residency at SUNY Children's Medical Center in Brooklyn in 1997. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. He has been in practice in Dalton, Georgia since 1997 and is co-owner of Peds Care, P.C..

Dr. Milca Hernandez-Aviles | Peds Care PC

Dr. Milca Hernandez-Aviles

Owner

Dr. Hernandez received her medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2000. She completed her three-year pediatric residency in the University Pediatric Hospital, Puerto Rico in 2003. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. She has been in practice in Dalton, Georgia since 2008 and is co-owner of Peds Care, P.C..

Dr. Abeer M. Abdeldayem | Peds Care PC

Dr. Abeer M. Abdeldayem

Dr. Abdeldayem received her medical degree from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt in 1997 and was an anesthesiologist in Egypt. She completed her three -year pediatric residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York in 2012. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. She has been in practice in Dalton, Georgia since 2012.

Dr. Pak | Peds Care PC

Dr. Pak

Dr. Pak received her medical degree from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California in 1987. She completed her three-year pediatric residency in California in 1990. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. She has been in practice in Dalton, Georgia since 1995.


Dr. Filler | Peds Care PC

Dr. Karen Filler

Dr. Filler received her medical degree from the University of Alabama, School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama in 1993. She completed a three -year pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Orange County, California in 1996. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. She has been in practice in Dalton, Georgia since 1996.


Dr. Soni | Peds Care PC

Dr. Soni

Dr. Soni received her medical degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida in 2011. She completed her three-year pediatric residency at the University of South Florida as well. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.


Nurses:

Nurse Practitioners:

H. Celeste Morris | Peds Care PC

H. Celeste Morris

H. Celeste Morris, Nurse Practitioner, received her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Jefferson Davis Jr. College in Alabama in 1984. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from UTC in 1995. She received her Masters of Science in Nursing and Pediatrics Certification in 2004 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Connie Middleton | Peds Care PC

Connie Middleton

Connie Middleton, Nurse Practitioner, received her Associates Degree in Nursing from Dalton State College in 1993. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from State University of West Georgia in 1996. She received her Master of Science in Nursing in 1998 from Emory University. She is certified by AANP as a FNP.

Kelly Welch Paniagua | Peds Care PC

Kelli Welch Paniagua

Kelli Paniagua Welch, Nurse Practitioner, received her Associate's Degree in Nursing from Dalton State College in 1996. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from State University of West Georgia in Carrolton, Georgia in 1998. She received her Masters of Science in the Nurse Practitioner Program at Kennesaw State University in 2001. She is certified by the ANCC as a FNP.

Hayley Vice

Hayley Vice, Nurse Practitioner, received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from East Tennessee State University in 2008. She received her Masters of Science in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee in 2009. She is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board as a CPNP.

Christina Pearson | Peds Care PC

Christina Pearson

Christina Pearson, Nurse Practitioner, She received her Associate of Science Degree in nursing from Dalton State College in1985. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in1989. She received her Master of Science Degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2000. She is certified as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. She received a Post Masters Certificate as a Nurse Practitioner from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2013. She is certified as a Nurse Practitioner by the AANP.


Front Office Staff:


Management:

Jennifer Hosford | Peds Care PC

Jennifer Hosford

Practice Administrator

Tammy Lloyd, BSN, RN | Peds Care PC

Tammy Lloyd, BSN, RN

Nurse Manager