My favorite part of pediatrics is the continuity of care. It is such an honor and adventure to enter this journey with parents. I believe caretakers and pediatricians can establish healthy, symbiotic relationships to establish the best possible care for children. In my clinical practice I like to stay as “upstream” as possible when it comes to childhood development as well as management of acute and chronic illnesses. I take a minimalistic approach, believing strongly that parents or other caretakers are personal experts regarding their own children, and listening to them is a vital part of providing appropriate care. “Mom radar” is often the best medical tool we have!
Dr. Newman has a Masters degree in Public Health and an interest in preventative health and public policy for Children. Prevention is such an integral part of pediatrics and she feels that children need an advocating voice in the legislature. She has been active in this process at both the state and federal level. Click here to review an article.
She also maintains a strong interest in child nutrition, particularly breastfeeding.
I believe health care and prevention are human rights that should be afforded to everyone, particularly children. I have always had a strong desire to work with and help serve kids. Children have an incurable curiosity, a light that just seems to burn brighter, that I am very drawn to. From many years of babysitting / working as a nanny, working as a high school teacher and cheerleading coach, to the ultimate job of now being a mother, I have happily surrounded myself with kids of varying ages and backgrounds for as long as I can remember.
Dr. Newman is married to David, an Endocrinologist. They have three children, two boys and a girl, who keep them busy. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, biking and cooking. The family enjoys coloring, doing art projects, preparing meals together and playing board games. She also enjoys scrapbooking, travel and advocacy work.