Although Dr. Hester is a native of Georgia, he is very much a long time integral part of the Gadsden and Etowah County community, received his undergraduate degree from The University of Georgia as well as his medical degree from The Medical College of Georgia; Dr. Hester has been practicing in the Gadsden community for over 15 years and is honored to have been a part of many patient’s lives for their entire childhood. In 2006, Dr. Hester founded Etowah Pediatrics because he wanted to offer a new way of pediatric care that focuses on healthy living in a safe, professional, and compassionate environment. Dr. Hester loves to support community sporting events in the community; however, he is particularly passionate about music. Dr. Hester is a drummer himself and loves to give his time teaching percussion to kids. Dr. Hester is married to his high school sweetheart and together they have two children with whom they love to spend family time. Dr. Hester spends his time watching movies, listening to music, reading, going to the gym with his kids and watching the Georgia Bulldogs. Dr. Hester is board certified by The American Board of Pediatrics and a fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics which gives him the expertise, experience and access to resources to offer high quality state of the art pediatric care. He loves all of his patients and working in the general pediatric setting and is especially passionate about working with children who have asthma to ensure the healthiest management of the disease possible.