Alpharetta Pediatrics
                        ...where KIDS are special!
Laura M. Bleekrode, MD

Dr. Bleekrode grew up in Chicago and Atlanta.  
She graduated Cum Laude from Providence
College in Rhode Island in 1982 and received her
M.D. from Emory University School of Medicine in
1986.  She completed her residency in pediatrics
at the University of Minnesota Hospital in 1989
and was in practice in Minnesota until moving to
Atlanta in 1991.
She practiced in Atlanta for 5
years before acquiring  Alpharetta Pediatrics.  
Bleekrode is certified by the American Board of
Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American
Academy of Pediatrics.  She and her husband,
Kim, have eight children: Katie, Joey, Kevin, Mary
Beth, John, Timmy, Brendan, and Clare.
Niccole Edwins, CPNP

Niccole Edwins joined our practice in January of
2015.  She obtained her B.S. in Nursing from
Florida State University in 2008.  She started her
nursing career at Winnie Palmer Hospital in
Orlando, Florida and worked as a NICU nurse for
4 years.  In 2012, she earned her Masters in
Nursing degree at University of South Florida and
became a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.  
After graduating with her MSN, she worked at an
integrative primary care pediatric office in Orlando
for 3 years.  She became certified in homeopathy
in 2014.  She relocated to the Atlanta area with
her new husband in 2014.  Niccole has a holistic
approach towards patient care.  She enjoys
spending time with her husband, Brian, and their
sweet pup, Bailey.