WOMEN IN PEDIATRICS
You’re a pediatrician? Cool, me too! Thanks for stopping by. I started this site to have a place for female pediatricians to gather and support one another. To have a place to connect, reset, and energize. I don’t have to tell you that being a pediatrician is hard work — you live it everyday. But add to that the responsibilities of wife, mom, boss, caretaker, volunteer… and the job is frequently overwhelming and exhausting. I’ve figured out the hard way that we can’t do this alone — we need a network to help us thrive. And while I know that looks a little different for each of us, I hope this place will become a retreat we can all call home.
Katrina Skinner, MD, Fairhope Pediatrics, Fairhope , AL
KATRINA SKINNER, MD
Dr. Katrina Skinner is a native of Fairhope, Alabama, the beautiful coastal town she chose as the site to open her independent pediatric practice Fairhope Pediatrics right after finishing residency at University of Florida – Sacred Heart. She loves watching her hometown families grow and enjoys the challenges of a growing practice.
Starting with just 2 employees and 12 patients on her first day in 2009, her office now employs another full-time pediatrician, two mid-level providers, a practice administrator, and eleven support staff who help care for over 5000 patients.
As secretary-treasurer of the Alabama Chapter of the AAP, Dr. Skinner advocates for children and pediatricians at a local, state, and national level. She enjoys her role as Chapter liaison for Reach Out and Read and the Chapter Practice Management Association.
Dr. Skinner loves entertaining and spending time in her kitchen. Most idle time is occupied with knitting needles in her hands. Barre classes keep her mind clear and her body strong. She is steadily marking spots off of her to-travel-to list with her husband and favorite person, Matthew. Her twenty-year-old stepson, Kristofer, is working hard to learn the other family business (scale model building).