Dr. Carol Andrews earned her doctorate degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and completed her residency at St. Louis University Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a board-certified pediatrician who is specially trained in developmental disabilities.
“Dr. Andrews is fabulous! Our family has been seeing her for over 20 years and don't know what we'd do without her!”
Within the first week of her pediatric rotation, Dr. Andrews knew this was her calling. Now she can’t imagine being anything other than a pediatrician. She really takes the time to get to know her patients and their families and likes to help them navigate life’s ever-changing challenges. She loves the positive impact she can make when a teen can trust and talk to her. If she’s not running a 5K or doing Pilates with some pals, you may find her out dancing and just enjoying life. We love the smiles she brings to our faces as she dances her way through our office hallways.Cordova Office
Dr. Philip Dean earned his medical degree from University of Mississippi Medical School. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile and served an additional year as chief resident. Dr. Dean is a board-certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is also a member of the Christian Medical Dental Association.
“Dr. Dean is extremely kind and helpful. He is very personable and pays attention to detail. Fantastic doctor!”
Since the age of 4, Dr. Dean knew he wanted to be a physician. He decided to be a pediatrician because he feels that “children are a precious gift and deserve the best start in life that we can give them.” For close to 25 years now, Dr. Dean has called Pensacola home. He is happy to be in the “most beautiful place in Florida,” and when he’s not working he enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, cycling, boating, photography, and going to the beach. What he enjoys most about his job are the relationships that he shares with the families and the ability to help them in small and sometimes big ways. We’re proud to have Dr. Dean as a member of our practice for over 20 years!North Pensacola Office
Dr. Jessica Ewert earned her medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. She completed her residency at Florida State University’s Pediatric Residency Program at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. She is a board-certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Ewert has been involved in neonatal medical research at Sacred Heart Hospital. Her special interests include infectious disease medicine and NICU babies.
“Dr. Ewert is wonderful! She is extremely professional and friendly. She has a heart of gold!”
Wanting to carry on her father’s vision, Dr. Ewert decided during college to become a doctor and attended medical school with the plan of joining her father’s practice. She now loves watching families grow and being a part of their lives. A dedicated pediatrician, she has even traveled to do medical missions in Haiti. During her free time, she enjoys taking her dog to the beach, playing volleyball, spending her days outdoors. Also, Dr. Ewert continues to cheer on her alma mater, the Baylor Bears. Her sweet smile and soft-spoken ways are so comforting to her patients. Pensacola Pediatrics is glad she decided to follow in her father’s footsteps.Cordova Office
Dr. Amy Foland earned her medical degree in the British West Indies at the American University of the Caribbean and completed her residency training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. She is a former assistant professor of pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine, a board-certified pediatrician, and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her special interests include pediatric dermatology and childhood asthma.
“Dr. Foland is fantastic! She is very attentive, knowledgeable, and kind. We are so glad to find a perfect fit for our family!”
After winning the Best of the Bay title for Best Pediatrician in 2013 and the Emerald Coast Alliance for Breastfeeding Leadership Award in 2015, you can be sure Dr. Foland is always on top of her game. Her passion for helping children with asthma stems from when she experienced it first-hand growing up; her brother dealt with severe asthma and allergies. She has even published research articles in asthma management. She is a proud mom of two children, who cheers for the Georgia Bulldogs and has swum with the sharks. However, Dr. Foland is as gentle as a lamb when she treats her patients. We love having Dr. Foland on the Pensacola Pediatrics team.North Pensacola Office
Dr. Pamela Klein earned her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. She completed her residency at the University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital in Columbia, SC. She is a board-certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has received multiple awards including the Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Breastfeeding Task Force Award for Pensacola in 1995 and 2000 and the Physician Leadership Award in 2012 from the Emerald Coast Alliance for Breastfeeding Support, an organization she co-founded in 2009. She is also an associate clinical professor at the Florida State University College of Medicine.
“Dr. Klein was helpful with my breastfeeding issues. I would never have made it through without her! We love her and wouldn't see anyone else.”
Practicing medicine for 25 years, Dr. Klein describes her days as feeling blessed to treat her patients and now many second generation patients. At the age of 16, she became inspired to be a doctor by her uncle who was the lone physician in her hometown. You might be surprised to learn that she and her family are avid autocross competitors and have traveled all over the Southeast to compete. Her family also volunteers for the Tire Rack Street Survival School, a national program with a mission of decreasing teenage traffic fatalities. Dr. Klein is a well-rounded pediatrician who is loved by all of her patients.Tiger Point Office
Dr. Heather Lenga earned her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. She completed her residency with the University of Florida at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, where she received the W. Reed Bell Outstanding First Year Resident and Outstanding Senior Resident awards and served as chief resident. Dr. Lenga is a board-certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is a proud member of the Escambia County Medical Society. Her special interests include maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
“Dr. Lenga takes excellent care of my daughter. She has a sweet, calming presence and really connects as both a doctor and a mother!”
It was in junior high school when Dr. Lenga knew she wanted to go to medical school after first developing a fascination for science and the human body while in grade school. When she's not working, she enjoys baking, reading, and taking care of her dog, fish, and ducks. She is a proud mom of two kids - one a soccer star, the other a future dentist. Dr. Lenga always has a smile on her face. It's easy to understand why the relationships she's formed with her patients and "grandpatients" are what she enjoys most about being a doctor with Pensacola Pediatrics.Cordova Office
Dr. Jodi Picasso earned her medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL. She received further training in Neonatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Picasso is a Board Certified pediatrician.
“Dr. Picasso took amazing care of our baby. She was so thoughtful and courteous during our stay!”
When you see Dr. Picasso at work, her love for pediatrics is beaming. Getting to take care of her patients, while also helping the parents be the best they can be, is what she enjoys most about being a doctor. Prior to being a part of the Pensacola Pediatrics team, she ran a newborn nursery and a small town practice. Dr. Picasso loves being a physician but also loves being a mother to two beautiful young children. Her kind and gentle ways are most comforting to every patient she sees.Cordova Office
Dr. Randall Reese earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed his residency at Sacred Heart Hospital, where he was named Intern of the Year, Resident of the Year, and served as chief resident of their Pediatric Program. Dr. Reese is board certified in pediatrics and child abuse and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He serves on the boards and committees at Sacred Heart and Baptist Hospitals and Health First Network.
“Dr. Reese always is so gentle, kind and understanding. There's never any rush. He takes his time and listens to your every concern!”
Before medical school, Dr. Reese studied at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond Louisiana, where he graduated with a B.S. in biology and also majored in psychology, social work, and physical therapy. He also briefly explored history, pre-law, nutrition, and education before finally deciding to become a doctor. He also served 13 years in the National Guard as a medic, medical Officer in Charge, and battalion surgeon. Dr. Reese joined Pensacola Pediatrics in 1999 and has been 100-percent dedicated to his patients ever since. He enjoys reading, skiing and fitness, but most of all being the best possible husband and father for his family.Tiger Point Office
Dr. Jennifer Stadden earned her medical degree and completed her residency training at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. A board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Stadden’s special interests include supporting breastfeeding moms, foster care families, and a healthy diet and active lifestyle.
“Dr. Stadden is so approachable and patient, we just love her!! She always takes her time with us and thoroughly explains everything.”
Originally from Alabama, Dr. Stadden says she was drawn to Pensacola for the beautiful beaches and because of the practice ethics of Pensacola Pediatrics. She loves living in East Hill with her husband and three rescue puppies. She enjoys running, hiking and cycling, and is also an avid reader. We’re so happy to have the newlywed Dr. Stadden on our Pensacola Pediatrics team. She truly enjoys her work and lives life to the fullest.North Pensacola Office
Dr. Jason Straub earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas College of Medicine. He completed his residency at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. Dr. Straub is the medical director for Emerald Coast Alliance for Breastfeeding Support. He is a board-certified pediatrician. It is his passion for children and the interaction between parents and kids that Dr. Straub loves and why he chose to be a pediatrician. He enjoys the relationships he develops with his patients and their families, watching them grow, and being able to help when they are sick.
“Dr. Straub is so helpful and always encouraged us to ask questions, call anytime, or even just schedule an appointment for peace of mind!”
Dr. Straub also has a passion for animals. He previously worked for veterinarians, the humane society in Boulder, CO and was a dog trainer for 10 years prior to deciding to become a pediatrician and enter medical school. On the weekends, he loves spending time with his wife and 3 kids. They love swimming, going to the girls' softball games or cheering on the Pensacola Wahoos when they can. Dr. Straub's patients always compliment his ability to keep kids calm or ease any anxiety. He's a perfect fit to our team!Cordova Office
Jami Steinmetz graduated from Georgia State University as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She spent the last five years as a nurse practitioner for the pediatric heart failure and heart transplant program at Children's Hospital of Atlanta. Before specializing in cardiology, Jami worked for ten years in pediatric primary care and pediatric urgent care in the greater Atlanta area.
Jami has been happily married for 20 years plus is a mother to two teenage boys. She was born and raised just outside of Atlanta but always spent her vacations at Pensacola Beach visiting family. Just recently they decided to move to Pensacola and finish raising their kids where they wanted to retire one day.Tiger Point Office
Maegan Walden graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and earned her Master's Degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Before working in pediatrics, Maegan was a Registered Nurse in an adult Surgical ICU in Birmingham. She then found her passion for pediatrics after working in the Pediatric ICU at Children's of Alabama for 3 years.
Maegan was born and raised just outside of Birmingham, AL. In March of 2016, she and her husband welcomed their daughter and soon after relocated to Fairhope. Her family, along with their 3-year-old boxer, enjoys biking, kayaking, going to the beach, traveling to visit family and friends and movie nights in their living room.North Pensacola Office