GI for Kids, PLLC
East Tennessee Children's Hospital Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Services
Meet the Staff
Youhanna S. Al-Tawil, M.D.
Clarisa E. Cuevas, M.D.
M. Samer Ammar, M.D.
Tami Mayberry, PA-C
Wendy Taylor, DNP, CPNP
Chasity Epperson, MSN, FNP-BC
Regina Hummel, PhD
Kate Christian, LCSW
Ashley Rogers, MS, RD, LDN
Sandy Altizer, RD, LDN
Callie McCamy, RD, LDN
Rosalyn Lemak, MPH, MS
Steve Horton, Marketing Advisor
Family Fun Day
GI for Kids, PLLC is East Tennessee's premier pediatric gastroenterology group. Located in Knoxville, Tennessee, we are affiliated with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and serve all of East Tennessee and surrounding areas. We are staffed with three of the area's finest board certified pediatric gastroenterologists, two nurse practitioners, a Physician Assistant, two behavior health clinicians, three registered dieticians, and a research coordinator.
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital has a state of the art endoscopy suite supported by multiple pediatric specialists that include surgeons, anesthesiologists, intensive care specialists, radiologists, hematologists, and other specialists on call to help our team manage and care for these children.
Our group is highly trained and experienced in treating all types of pediatric gastrointestinal conditions and diseases. In caring for our patients, our staff considers the social, emotional and nutritional needs of each child. We also recognize and support research to prevent, diagnose, and treat multiple gastrointestinal health problems in children.
Infusion Department – located in our clinic, provides Remicade infusions and Humira treatments that reduce hospital visits and exposure to illness or disease. The infusion room is equipped with a TV, comfortable reclining chairs, and an experienced infusion nurse, making treatment as pleasant as possible.
Transitions: Behavior Health Center for Kids. Our psychologists provide support to patients and families with issues related to gastrointestinal diseases and other general behavioral issues.
Bee Fit 4 Kids - is a weight management program, that includes dieticians, a psychologist, social worker, and a physical therapist, designed to help overweight children and their families make better lifestyle and dietary choices.
KidsFACT – is a support group for patients with Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Each year, a fund raising event such as a rodeo, golf tournament, or family fall fest raises awareness and support for kids and their families living with Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis.
Celi-Act – and Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance is a support group, organized by one of the dieticians, for individuals with Celiac disease. Our practice sponsors one of the largest vendor fairs in North America for celiac disease and gluten free foods each year with 75 plus vendors and 2,000 plus individuals and families attending.
Allergy 4 Food – is an online company that assists people having difficulty obtaining nutritional supplements from outside resources at a lower cost. Products are appropriate for infants, children, and adults, and supplied by the world’s leading producers of nutritional supplements. We use a reputable distributing company that ensures fast and efficient home delivery—right to your door! Orders can be processed within 24-48 hours, and we accept most major credit cards. There is no need to drive around searching for formula when you have the convenience of ordering from your home. Please visit our website www.allergy4food.com or call us at (865) 456-1250.
GI for Kids Newsletter is a quarterly publication sent to area physicians that features different topics, including related resources offered by our practice.
Inpatient Care – a team that includes a nurse practitioner and a pediatric GI physician provides inpatient care of the child while they are in the hospital.
Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, exclusive of holidays. We can be reached at (865) 546-3998. We accommodate referrals, new patient consultations, and second opinions and we communicate our advice to the patient’s primary care physicians.