Meet Us

While we have served our community since the late 1990’s, we changed our name to Woodstock Pediatric Medicine P.C. in March 2004 when Dr. Jesenko Vukotic bought our practice. We currently have four pediatricians, Dr. Heaven, Dr. Rzeznik, Dr. Shah and Dr. Bear. All of our physicians are board certified pediatricians and members of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). In addition, we have a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Shannon Dobson and Melanie Sprung

As pediatric practitioners, we are dedicated to treating the illnesses of children as well as promoting good health, wellness and disease prevention. Ease of access, prompt courteous service and responsiveness to our patients' concerns will always be our primary goal. We realize that patients are the reason we exist and we strive to treat them professionally with compassion, respect and dignity.

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Jordana Heaven, MD

 

Education:

  • University of Florida College of Medicine, MD

Pediatric Residency Training:

  • Emory University College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Certification:

  • Diplomat, American Board of Pediatrics

Societies:

  • Georgia AAP, Member
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Northside Hospital

Special Interests:

  • Adolescent Medicine, Diabetes, Thyroid and Growth Issues

Personal:

  • Dr. Heaven joined WPM in 2002.  She is married with 2 children. In her spare time, Dr. Heaven enjoys scrapbooking, reading and spending time with her family.
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Adriana Rzeznik, MD

 

Education:

  • Carol Davila Medical School in Bucharest, Romania, MD

Pediatric Residency Training:

  • Memorial Medical Center, Savannah, GA

Certification:

  • Diplomat, American Board of Pediatrics

Societies:

  • Georgia AAP, Member
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Northside Hospital

Special Interests:

  • Asthma and Respiratory Concerns

Personal:

  • Dr. Rzeznik joined WPM in 2004. She is married and enjoys cooking, reading and traveling with her husband. She is fluent in Romanian and French.
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Frini Shah, MD

 

Education:

  • University of Florida College of Medicine, MD

Pediatric Residency Training:

  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Department of Pediatrics

Certification:

  • Diplomat, American Board of Pediatrics

Societies:

  • Georgia AAP, Member
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Northside Hospital

Special Interests:

  • Newborns and Breastfeeding Support

Personal:

  • Dr. Shah joined WPM in 2006. She is married with 3 children. In her spare time, Dr. Shah enjoys reading, traveling and mentoring children. Dr. Shah is fluent in Spanish and Gujarati.
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Ferdinand D. Yates, MD

 

Education:

  • University of Virginia, Doctor of Medicine
  • Trinity International University, Master of Arts, Bioethics

Pediatric Residency Training:

  • Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, New York

Certification:

  • Diplomat, American Board of Pediatrics

Societies:

  • Georgia AAP, Member
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
  • Christian Medical and Dental Society, Member
  • American College of Physician Executives, Member
  • Healthcare Ethics Council, Co-Chair

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Northside Hospital

Special Interests:

  • Developmental Issues
  • Parenting Skills

Personal:

  • Dr. Yates joined WPM in 2016 after a successful 34-year career in upstate New York.  He is married with 2 adult children. In his spare time, Dr. Yates enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, playing golf and being an active member of his church. He is an avid lecturer and educator
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Chinenye Iheme, MD

 

Education:

  • American University of the Caribbean, School of Medicine, MD
  • Georgia State University, BS (Biology)

Pediatric Residency Training:

  • Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sub-specialty rotations at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

Certification:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics

Societies:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Northside Hospital

Special Interests:

  • Adolescent Medicine, Behavioral Issues, Depression

Personal:

  • Dr. Iheme joined WPM in 2016.  She is married with 1 very cute baby! In her spare time, Dr. Iheme enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family.
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Shannon Dobson, CPNP

 

Education:

  • Kennesaw State University, BSN
  • Georgia State University, MSN

Certification:

  • Pediatric Nurse Certification Board

Societies:

  • National Association of Pediatric Nurses and Practitioners
  • American Nurse’s Association

Special Interests:

  • Newborns and Newborn Education
  • Diet, Nutritional Issues and Obesity

Personal:

  • Shannon joined WPM in 2009. She is married with 3 children. In her spare time, Shannon enjoys spending time with her family, running with her dogs, reading and staying active with Action Church.
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Kelly Marulanda

Practice Administrator

Education:

  • University of West Georgia
  • Georgia Medical Institute

Societies:

  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Medical Group Management Association
  • Georgia Pediatric Practice Managers Association

Personal:

  • Kelly joined WPM in 2010. She is married with 2 children. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, cooking and staying active with Kennesaw First Baptist Church
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