Redbud Team

Meet Dr. Reddy

I am a Wichitan with a classic Kansas upbringing. I was raised in a large family, in a small farming community. My family and upbringing have instilled in me the “small town” values and attitudes that continue to define me today: get along with others (you’ll have them in your classroom until you graduate from high school), take responsibility for your actions (before someone sees your parents and tells on you), look out for one another (because they are looking out for you), and participate in your community (you can’t sit on the bench if there are only five girls on the team).

I became a pediatrician because I was drawn to the incredible resiliency, openness, and innocence of children in the face of illness or even chronic diseases. A pediatrician is trained not only to diagnose and treat the illnesses of childhood, but also to respect and recognize the vulnerabilities and strengths of children. A good pediatrician will work with families to improve their child’s health and behaviors in a way that will impact them into their adult lives. A good pediatrician can help parents enjoy their children more and worry about them less. This is the kind of physician that all children deserve and that I strive to be.

I have a lot of things that I feel strongly about as a pediatrician: fruit is good for kids, fruit juice is not. Breastmilk is best, but formula is not toxic! Immunizations save lives, and your child should get all the recommended ones on time. Not all infections need antibiotics. Routines are very important for all children, especially bedtimes. You should read or share books with your child every day. Most nosebleeds are caused by fingers in noses. Seat-belts save lives. Brush your teeth twice a day. . .

I would love the opportunity to get to know your family and care for your child at Redbud Pediatrics!

Rebecca Reddy, MD, FAAP

Dr. Rebecca Reddy

MD, FAAP

Meet Dr. Page

When I was just 3 months old, my parents left their home in Southeast Asia in a boat in the middle of the night. We drifted for days without food until we reached a safe haven in Malaysia. When we immigrated to the United States, I was just 9 months old and we arrived with few possessions. Through my parents, I learned strength, perseverance and hope. Through their example, I learned what hard work and dedication could bring.

I was drawn to the pediatric field in medical school because as a toddler, I became very ill. A very kind doctor not only healed me, but was able to ease my parents’ worries without saying a word as my parents didn’t speak English at the time.

My mother told me this story many times over my lifetime and I felt indebted to this physician. Through his example and my parents’ encouragement and motivation, I became a pediatrician. Children are innocent and special and need an experienced, kind-hearted pediatrician to take care of them. I have had the honor of caring for children from all sorts of backgrounds. I have seen nervous moms and anxious dads. I have shared laughs, been priveleged to important moments, and shed tears with familes. I have seen my patients grow from shy toddlers to talkative school children.

I am blessed to have the opportunity to practice in my home town, close to my family and life-long friends. I relish this time and look forward to many more years of service in this community that has given so much to me and my family. Pediatricians not only treat illnesses but they have the unique position to provide a foundation to help children become all they can be.

I would be honored to be your child’s pediatrician and to help your child flourish physically, emotionally and socially!

Jamie Page, MD, FAAP

Dr. Jamie Page

MD, FAAP

Meet Dr. Lopez

I was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas.  I am a first generation Hispanic who comes from a hard working family that immigrated to the United States in search of the “American Dream.”  My parents instilled in me the importance of education, hard work, dedication and striving to be the best you can be.

Practicing pediatrics has allowed me to be a teacher. Educating parents about the use of medications, particularly antibiotics, is very important because I know it makes a difference for the child’s health in the long run.  I am a strong proponent for allowing the body to try to heal itself in times of illness.  I feel that there are situations where medications are indicated, but these situations are specific.  Parents need to be provided with tools and information about what they need to watch for in their child in case a situation worsens.

Throughout the years I have found that my profession as a pediatrician requires many other abilities:  good communication, dedication, empathy, patience, trustworthiness, authenticity.  I have been blessed that my parents worked to instill these qualities in me from a young age.  I appreciate what a true privilege, blessing, and great responsibility it is when parents place their trust in me to provide the best possible care for their child.  Therefore, I strive every day to continue to meet these highest of expectations.

I know a little personally about children as well.  My husband and I have four young children.  We enjoy spending personal time with our extended families who are here in Wichita, changing diapers, and trying to stay ahead of the clutter that goes along with having young kids in the home!

I would be greatly honored to have the opportunity to get to know your family and care for your children at Redbud Pediatrics!

Venessa Y. Lopez, MD, FAAP

Dr. Venessa Y. Lopez

MD, FAAP

Meet Dr. Pham

Hello. If you are reading this right now, it means that you have shown some interest in who I am and have likely read the above biographies. Much like my Redbud colleagues, I share some common themes. I am a first-generation Vietnamese-American, born and raised in Wichita, with parents who escaped their homeland consumed by the Vietnam War. They escaped via boat as no other form of transportation was readily available. With no money and starting anew in a foreign land, they worked hard to go from zero to whatever number represents success. As you can imagine, people with backgrounds similar to this will most likely have parents who instilled core values such as hard work, dedication, and perseverance to attain the “American Dream” in their children. I am such an example.

I have a passion for taking care of the little ones as they are our future. Sure, some days may be interrupted with the spraying of bodily fluids or the shrieks of a child getting vaccines. As a mother of three children and a Yorkie I can empathize with these stressors. However, in the end, the excitement of holding a newborn in my hands, the joy of having an energetic toddler running towards me or a teenager sharing with me his or her dreams makes it all worthwhile. The field of pediatrics is rewarding due to the long-term relationship providers form with their families built upon trust and bidirectional collaboration. Pediatricians get to watch the children grow from tiny newborns to full fledge You-tubing teenagers. The pediatrician essentially becomes a part of the family through the happy times and the more difficult times. I hope to share laughter with your family and also do my job of easing your concerns in an objective and professional manner. Together we can raise a physically and mentally healthy child!

Giao Pham, MD, FAAP

Dr. Giao Pham

MD, FAAP

Meet Dr. Su

Prior to coming to Kansas, I grew up in the suburbs of rainy Seattle prior to moving up and down the East Coast, where I completed my studies and training.

I was initially drawn to the field of medicine by my dad, a dedicated and enthusiastic OBGYN who always came home with a smile because he loved the work that he did and the patients he had the privilege to serve. Becoming a pediatrician was an easy choice for me because of my passion for working with and serving children. Their world is one full of potential in which one can catalyze changes to last a lifetime. I love that pediatrics is a field that emphasizes early prevention, values family-centered care and appreciates the importance of continuity and longitudinal relationships. I have personally been blessed in experiencing all these things and so much more through the bonds I have formed with patients and families.

During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé, eating good food, playing pickup basketball (so that I can continue to eat good food), and doing outdoorsy activities. I still bleed Seahawk and Mariner blue, while holding out hope that one day before I die, my hometown will once again have a basketball team to root for.

I would be honored to have the opportunity to get to know your family and would love the chance to partner with you in advocating for and caring for your child at Redbud Pediatrics!

Michael SU, MD, FAAP

Dr. Michael Su

MD, FAAP

Meet Katrina Hinds, Physician Assistant

I grew up reading my mom’s professional nursing journals, eagerly awaiting the arrival of the next issue. This, along with my mom’s love for the health profession, piqued my interest in the field of medicine at an early age. I also had a nephew born with congenital heart disease in the late 1980’s, before the modern advances in cardiac surgeries for children. Through his struggles as a young child, and all that he endured, I developed a great respect for children and their amazing will and pure strength. Though they are strong, I believe they need us to guide, direct and discipline them and to provide nurturing, healthy environments in order to thrive.

I graduated from Friends University in 1997 with degrees in Biology and Spanish, and from Wichita State University  Physician Assistant Program in 2000. I have served the Wichita area my entire physician’s assistant career.  I maintain PA certification through the NCCPA and licensing through the Kansas Board of Healing Arts.  I joined Redbud Pediatrics in 2016!

I am married with one daughter and one son who keep us quite busy with lots of sporting activities and various interests.  When I have extra time I enjoy training my Australian Shepherd, yard work, bike riding, catching up with old friends, and a  good game of Frisbee or Uno. I consider it my mission to listen attentively, help problem solve, encourage good family relationships and guide you and your child to solutions that are specific to your family’s needs. I will be working with your child’s Redbud Pediatrician to maintain the high level of care your child deserves.  I consider it a privilege to get to know you and your children and to care for them as they grow.

Katrina Hinds, PA-C

Katrina Hinds

PA-C

Meet Mandy Divine, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

I grew up on a small farm in rural southwest Missouri and recently moved to Wichita.  I graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2012, and completed the Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program through St. Louis University to obtain my Master’s degree in 2016.  I have worked exclusively with children my entire professional career.  I began working as an RN at the bedside at the Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters in Virginia and then moved to the Pediatric ICU for 2 years at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California while completing my nurse practitioner program.  Prior to moving to Wichita, I worked as a nurse practitioner for a pediatric office in a suburb outside of Kansas City.

 

I believe education is such an important part of healthcare.  Whether it’s helping new parents learn how to care for their newborn, navigating through those challenging toddler years, discussing an acute illness or helping a teen learn how to manage their asthma medications, I find great joy in empowering parents and patients alike through education.  One very important goal I have for myself as a provider is to make sure you understand what is going on with your child and feel comfortable and confident taking care of them when you leave the office.

 

I am married and we have one young son and a German Shepherd named Addie; soon we will be adding a puppy to our family!  My husband served in the US Navy for 5 years, which gave us the opportunity to live on both the east and west coasts.  I enjoy spending time with family, traveling, camping, hiking, swimming – anything outdoors, really!  But I also love to sit down with a good book and a hot cup of coffee when I get the chance (which isn’t often, because I have a toddler!).

 

I am very thankful for the opportunity to be part of the Redbud Pediatrics team and would be honored to help care for your child!

 

Mandy Divine, CPNP

Mandy Divine

CPNP

Meet Breanna Doenitz, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

I am originally from a small town in Northeastern Oklahoma, and earned my Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2015. I spent the next few years in Oklahoma City where I worked as a nurse in both the Neonatal ICU & Pediatric Hematology/Oncology specialties. I then attended graduate school at The University of Alabama at Birmingham where I earned my Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Degree. 

Like many of my colleagues, I chose pediatrics because I am continually inspired by the strength and resiliency children possess. As a primary care nurse practitioner, I believe that it is my duty to help your child reach his or her full potential through health education and promotion, disease prevention, and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses and injuries. 

My husband and I, along with our two dogs, moved to Wichita in 2017 when my husband was assigned to McConnell Air Force Base. Since arriving in Wichita, we have come to love this city and its community more than we could have imagined. In my free time I try to lead an active lifestyle. I enjoy running, biking, walking my dogs and taking classes at Orange Theory Fitness. My husband and I love to travel and jump on any opportunity we have to do so. A few of my other hobbies include coffee drinking, reading, baking, crafting, and spending time with family.

I am honored to be a member of the Redbud Team, and look forward to getting to know your family and providing care to your children!

Breanna Doenitz

CPNP