170 Independent Dr., Rainbow City, AL 35906

Shelly Hester

Practice Manager

Shelly Hester is Etowah Pediatrics’ practice manager and general queen of efficiency. As the co-founder of the practice with husband Dr. Ben Hester, Shelly knows how to build a business from the ground up and always keeps the mission at the heart of daily operations. Above all, she is committed to providing the best possible care for every child in Etowah County and beyond.

Originally from Georgia, Shelly grew up in Albany and studied early childhood education at The University of Georgia.

Since moving to Gadsden in 2000, she has become engrained in the community. She spends much of her time volunteering with organizations that promote good health, anti-bullying and literacy. She has held office in the Etowah County chapter of the Medical Managers Group Association (MGMA) and participated on the state level as well.

Ultimately, she would tell you her most valuable experience for running a pediatric office has been raising two children. She can empathize with parents of newborns or teens, and she understands the importance of keeping Etowah Pediatrics a positive, forward-looking and loving place to provide healthcare.