ButtlerDr. John L. Buttler

Dr. John L. Buttler graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, and from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He performed his pediatric residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Returning to Birmingham in 1987, Dr. Buttler began Growing Up Pediatrics, P.C. just two years later. A resident of Birmingham, Dr. Buttler and his wife have two children. He performs with several local bands and has performed in numerous barbershop quartets and choruses. Dr. Buttler enjoys fishing in his spare time.

morenoDr. Hernan Moreno

Dr. Hernan Moreno was awarded his Bachelor of Science from Berchmans College in Cali, Columbia and his M.D. from Universidad del Valle School of Medicine, also in Cali. He completed internships and residencies both at University Hospital in Cali and at The Children's Hospital of Alabama. Dr. Moreno finished his Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology at the Children's Hospital Research Foundation in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has served the pediatric community in a variety of positions, including Director of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Chief of Pediatrics at Norwood Clinic and most recently as founder and President of Gardendale Pediatrics. He joined Growing Up Pediatrics, P.C. in October 2005. Dr. Moreno and his wife have three grown sons and reside in Vestavia.

Coming-SoonDr. Hope Weeks

Dr. Hope Weeks is a graduate of Davidson College and the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. She completed her pediatric residency at Children’s of Alabama. Dr. Weeks previously practiced in Foley, Pensacola and most recently in Cullman. She, her husband and two dogs live on Smith Lake, Alabama. Their son attends Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. Her interests include reading, exercising and discipleship.

Coming-SoonDr. Donna Kentros

Dr. Donna Kentros completed her undergraduate degree at Auburn University and received her M.D. from the University of Alabama School of Medicine at UAB. She completed her pediatric residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Medical Center, where she and Dr. Buttler met and worked together as residents. She was a member of the Growing Up Pediatrics team from 1989 to 1995, and we are happy to welcome her back to the GUP family! She and her husband, Dr. Jon Kentros, have three children.

leighannLeigh Ann Smith, CRNP

Leigh Ann Smith, CRNP received both her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She and her husband, Patrick, live in Trussville with their two sons.

gayleGayl-Julie Spence, CRNP

Gayl-Julie Spence, CRNP graduated from Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner Track, at Samford University, with a Master of Science in Nursing in 2003. She obtained her Registered Nurse education from Gloucestershire Royal School of Nursing in England. Moving to Alabama in 1987, she has worked with Dr. John L. Buttler since 1990. Gayl and her husband, Darwin, reside in Helena.

carrieCarrie Sanders, CRNP

Carrie Sanders, CRNP received her Bachelor of Science from UAB and her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. She earned her CRNP from the University of Mississippi. Carrie is a certified trainer for Basic Life Support (BLS) and CPR. She and her husband, Arthur, live in Vestavia.

Coming-SoonRebekah Posey, PA-C

Rebekah completed her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Samford University and her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at UAB. She lives in Hoover with her husband, Ben, and their two children.

Coming-SoonCarolyn Smith, CRNP

Carolyn completed her undergraduate work at Vanderbilt University, and her CRNP at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, including a semester at Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain. She resides in Mountain Brook.