Pediatrician Tabitha Wilson, MD, joins the staff of the Mt. Ayr Medical Clinic every Monday and Thursday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. “I’m here to support the current staff. I am available in case they have a complicated patient. I also have admitting privileges at Ringgold County Hospital and CHI Health Corning, so we can keep kids closer to home if they need to be hospitalized.”
As a teenager, Dr. Wilson knew that she wanted a career in medicine, but she originally chose neurology as her specialty. “When I was in medical school, I fell in love with pediatrics,” she said. So, she changed direction, and now the families of Southwest Iowa will benefit. A native of Bedford, Dr. Wilson and her family resettled in the area in 2019, close to her family’s farm and where she grew up. For Dr. Wilson, the favorite part of her job is getting to interact with families and getting to know the children over time. “I love doing well baby checkups,” she says. “Childhood development is just so interesting to me.” The mother of two experienced a difficult birth with her own daughter almost three years ago. “The experience changed who I am as a doctor and as a person,” she readily admits. “I almost died and was in the intensive care unit. It was terrible, but it made me a much better pediatrician.”
To schedule an appointment for your child, call the Mt. Ayr Medical Clinic at 641-464-4470.