Our Providers

Dr. Risha K. Gatlin

M.D., F.A.A.P.

Bachelor of Science, University of Alabama

Medical School:
University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Medicine, 2005

Pediatric Residency:
University of Florida/Shands in Gainesville

Board Certification:
American Board of Pediatrics
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, F.A.A.P.

“I love the continuity of care that Pediatrics offers. Seeing my patients grow and thrive is very rewarding.”

Dr. Gatlin spent her childhood in Dothan and is thrilled to finally be returning back home to the Wiregrass.  She received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alabama and then obtained her Master’s degree in Medical Science from University of Alabama Birmingham.  Dr. Gatlin received her Doctor of Medicine in 2005 and she then moved to Gainesville, Florida.  From there, she completed her pediatric residency at University of Florida/Shands in Gainesville from 2005 – 2008.

Dr. Gatlin is board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.   In 2008, she relocated to Jacksonville, Florida to practice at Baptist Primary Care.  Dr. Gatlin says “The best reward is the smile of a child on the way to better health.”

Dr. Gatlin has one daughter, Amelia, and looks forward to rediscovering the circle city.  In her spare time, Dr. Gatlin enjoys spending time with her daughter, as well as reading, running, and traveling.

What our parents say

  • “Southeastern Peds is filled with friendly, caring people. I know that my son is in great hands. I will continue to recommend SEP to other friends and family!”

    Mom to Justin

  • "Awesome nurses, staff, and doctors - I would recommend any of them. They listen to every concern - big or small. Same-day appointments are a bonus. I love this place!"

    Mom to Joey, Carsen, & Patrick

  • "I have been using this facility for 24 years. My own 2 children were patients and now my 2 grandchildren are patients. I think that speaks volumes about my confidence in this facility. Keep up the good work.”

    Grandmother of Bryar & Abbi

  • "Great staff! We have been several times during the COVID period, and we have gotten quick and excellent service. We love the text check in and waiting in the car.”

  • "Great service. Friendly staff. Excellent physicians!”

    Mom to Sophia & Victoria

    Office Hours

    ** We will stop walk-ins once we reach check-in capacity.
    *Closed for Lunch 11:45AM - 12:45PM
    Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday 8:00 AM **
    Sunday 2:00 PM **

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