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Dr. Powell

By swpedi on January 12, 2018 in Blog What's New with No Comments

Dr. Powell

We know that many of you have been anxiously awaiting the return of Dr. Powell from her maternity leave after the Powell family welcomed their second little girl.   Unfortunately, she has decided that it is not the best choice for their family for her to return to full time practice.  She has instead decided to move to an urgent care setting where she can be more available to her young family.  We will miss Dr. Powell very much and appreciate the care and compassion with which she cared for her patients here at Southwest Pediatrics.  She has expressed how much she will miss her patients and wanted to share this personal message:

Happy New Year! I hope this letter finds you and your families well. As most of you know I welcomed my second daughter, Cassidy Violet, on October 15th. With the birth of Cassidy my responsibility as a mother has grown tremendously and it saddens me to say that I can no longer balance my work and home life in a manner that I feel is best for both my family and patients. Due to this, I will not be returning to Southwest Pediatrics in 2018. I hope you all know that this was a very hard decision for me and I am going to miss each and every one of my patients and families. I have become so close to each of you and I’m saddened that I will not be able to continue to watch your families grow. I am grateful for the time I had and hope you know it was an honor helping care for you all. “

We feel very fortunate that we have found a wonderful physician to care for Dr. Powell’s patients immediately.  Dr. Amy White has been in practice in Austin for several years and will be a welcome addition to the Southwest Pediatrics family.  She will begin full time next month, but is seeing patients in our clinic a few days a week during this transition.  Her biography will be up on our website soon so you can get to know her a little better.

If your child is a patient of Dr. Powell’s, you can simply do nothing and your child will be automatically transferred onto Dr. White’s panel.  You can also choose to change to any other provider in our practice; just let us know.  If you would like to find a new provider outside of Southwest Pediatrics, we are happy to transfer these records with your signed authorization (see our website for details on fees and instructions).

We appreciate the trust you place in us at Southwest Pediatric Associates, especially in times of transition.  Thankfully we anticipate that this transition will be very smooth; let us know if you have any concerns or questions.

Wishing you and your family a healthy, fun and enjoyable 2018!


Most Sincerely,

Southwest Pediatric Associates Providers and Staff