When I opened Etowah Pediatrics in 2006, I wanted to create a safe place for kids. A place where they felt safe to come to get treated when they’re sick.That’s the most important thing, because if you can build a relationship of trust, then you built a lifetime relationship. Whereas the children grow older they feel comfortable coming to you when they’re sick and when they have problems or if they have any questions that need answering. Because of all the effort we put into building those relationships with our patients, they know that they can come to us and we will help them be as healthy and happy as they can be.
With 26 years of experience, Denise Adcock, MSN, CRNP is a fantastic addition to the Etowah Pediatrics care team. Denise has cared for pediatric patients from infancy to adolescence. She is especially passionate about health promotion and prevention, treatment of all types of pediatric issues and breastfeeding counseling.
“I am so excited to join Etowah Pediatrics,” said Denise. “Etowah Pediatrics is the most caring environment that I have ever been a part of in my career. People genuinely care about each other personally and work together as a team. Everyone is supportive and always willing to provide their help and experience to accomplish our goals. I am excited being in a role that I can make a small difference in someone’s life.”
Denise is a member of the Alabama Breastfeeding Committee and has spent 10 years as an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She believes breastmilk gives babies more than good nutrition and the ability to fight infections. She counsels mothers she works with that it also has medical and psychological benefits for both mother and baby.
In her free time, Denise enjoys spending time with her family, which includes two boxers, cheering on the Crimson Tide, fishing and enjoying days on the water.
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What is your favorite piece of advice or quote?
I have two! “As long as you do the right thing, everything will be okay,” and “it is what it is.”
Who are some of the people in your life who inspire you the most and why?
My grandmother passed away in 2018 and she was always an important influence in my life. She worked full-time, took care of her family, and always made sure her family was okay. I could always depend on her and I want my husband and children and grandchildren to know that they can depend on me.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
My super power would be omnicompetence. It’s basically the ability to always succeed at whatever you’re doing no matter what. It’s a passive reality-warping power where things just go your way all the time. Without the ability to control reality, there’s really no way to beat someone with that power. I really like things to go my way, ha!
What is your perfect weekend day? Describe what you would do and who you would be doing it with!
My perfect weekend day would start out with sleeping in and spending time with my family whether it’s a perfect 70 degrees in Tuscaloosa enjoying a football game or eating at a new restaurant or shopping all day with family. Spending time with family is everything!
Tell us a childhood story about when you were living your best life!
When I was in 2nd grade, there were several kids in my neighborhood and in the summer, we played outside from daylight until dark and when it was dark, the streetlight would come on. We played basketball while the moms sat on the porch together talking and giggling and it was just a moment in time when everything was good and there were no problems.
What is your favorite part of your daily job that isn't part of your job description?
My favorite part of my job that is not in my job description is enjoying watching my sweet patients grow up into little people and developing relationships with families.
If I asked for your favorite Etowah Peds memories, what are some memories that come to mind?
We have so much fun at our 4-year-old clinics each year. I love our yearly Christmas get-togethers and anytime we can all get together for a meal we always have fun.
What is the best part of working at Etowah Pediatrics? What are the culture, people, and work like at Etowah Peds?
We all support each other and work together to offer creative feedback and then make our ideas a reality. I love being appreciated and listened to, and I love our culture of enjoying time with each other outside of work. Whether it’s bowling or lunch, Shelly is always building employee morale. Everyone is helpful, and you can really talk to anyone at the office. Dr. Hester is very understanding and easy to talk to. It’s a very family-oriented environment.