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.  Dr. 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.
Susan G. Traxler, MD

Dr. Traxler joined our practice in August of
2008. She had been practicing in Gainesville
since 2004 and has now relocated to our
area. She graduated from Davidson College
in 1989 and received her medical degree
from Emory University School of Medicine in
2001. She completed her residency at the
Medical College of Georgia in 2004.  She is
certified by the American Board of
Pediatrics.  Prior to starting her career in
medicine, Dr. Traxler also earned a Masters
of Business Administration and a Masters of
Arts in Arts Administration from Southern
Methodist University and had a successful
career working in the corporate world. She
and her husband, Malcolm, have two children:
Lauren and Grant.