HOW IT BEGAN
He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. - John 15:2
Branch Out Pediatrics PLLC was founded by Tiffany Lightner, a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. During her 10 years working with children and families in Primary Care, Pediatric Cardiac ICU, Pediatric Cardiology & Children’s Urgent Care, she was frustrated that she was unable to give her patients the kind of care that she thought they deserved.
They waited for hours in the waiting room with other sick children, sometimes picking up illness’ while waiting. She was pressured to see a patient every 10-15 minutes, which was rarely enough time to answer all their questions or explain the treatment plans in as much detail as she would like. She saw her patients being denied appointments due to being full or not having enough space. There was very little continuity of care, leading to a decrease in parent trust in their healthcare provider. She saw patients being treated differently depending on what kind of insurance they had by large corporations. She knew that this was wrong and that she had to do something about it. After many years of analyzing, researching and prayer, she felt called to open Branch Out Pediatrics!