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About Us

PedsNow is Southeast Georgia’s first urgent care clinic specifically for kids and young adults. We aim to fill the gap between primary care and the emergency room by providing an affordable and convenient option for immediate pediatric care. Our clinic is open 7 days a week, with extended evening and weekend hours. We offer labs and X-rays on-site, and can quickly treat most childhood injuries and illnesses. Get the care your child needs in a compassionate and comforting setting.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Anthony Ricketts

Dr. Anthony Ricketts

Pediatrician, Co-Founder

Dr. Anthony Ricketts received his medical degree from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria and completed his pediatric training at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, New York. Prior to starting PedsNow!, Dr. Ricketts worked in numerous capacities in the healthcare field. He was the Medical Director at the Frederiksted Health Center and Hospital Board Chair at The Juan Luis Hospital in St. Croix US Virgin Islands. He is also the owner/founder of the Pediatric Care Center, Virgin Islands Pediatric Specialties and the Promed Clinics. Dr. Ricketts has over 30 years of clinical experience, is a strong advocate for children with special needs, and has served in multiple locations, including Trinidad, Dominica, and the British Virgin Islands.

Dr. Ricketts enjoys continuing his medical education and has a keen interest in medical practice management and information technology.

Dr. Phillip O. Ajayi

Dr. Phillip O. Ajayi

Pediatrician, Co-Founder

Dr. Phillip O. Ajayi was born in Lagos Nigeria, West Africa. He attended the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos. He completed residency in Pediatrics at the New York–Presbyterian Hospital. In November 2001, he moved to Liberty County in Georgia with the desire to assist, educate, promote and provide additional support to the area’s pediatric medical care. He began laying his pediatric foundation while working at Liberty Regional Medical Center. Dr. Ajayi committed his Pediatric knowledge, compassion and desire to help meet the community’s needs by opening Phillips Pediatrics in February 2002. He received the 2018 “Senator Glenn Bryant Award” for his unwavering Community Service from the Liberty County Democratic Party, and was also named Liberty County’s “Best Pediatrician” in 2019.

Dr. Ajayi believes in a holistic approach to pediatric medicine and lives by the philosophy, “We care, God heals.”

Dr. Matt Wilson

Dr. Matt Wilson

Pediatrician

Dr. Matthew D. Wilson received his undergraduate degree in 1995 from Southern College with a B.A. in Biology. In 2007, he received another undergraduate diploma in Health Sciences from University of Northumbria in England. In 2011, he graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine and received his M.D. He completed his pediatric residency in 2015 at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia.

Dr. Wilson spent the last four years working as a pediatrician in Gig Harbor, Washington and in Savannah, Georgia. Prior to becoming a pediatrician, he had the privilege of teaching high school for 11 years, part of which he spent as a principal for a K-10 grade school and a chaplain for a secondary boarding school.

He and his wife, Marca, have grown their family through the miracle of adoption and have 3 beautiful daughters from China. As a family they enjoy sports, traveling and mission service.

Dr. Doug Boudreau

Dr. Doug Boudreau

Pediatrician

Dr. Doug Boudreau attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, earning an MD. He served his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Dr. Boudreau has 22 years of experience as a general pediatrician, taking care of children from birth to young adulthood. He affirms that children are the most precious things in our lives, and he appreciates the opportunity and challenge of helping them and their families successfully navigate some of the most vulnerable times in their lives.

Dr. Boudreau enjoys distance running, competing in all distances from the mile to the marathon as well as coaching distance runners. He enjoys playing soccer and coaching youth soccer.

Dr. Boudreau and his wife Sabine support and participate in medical mission work in Haiti. He has five children ranging in age from 26 years old to 1 year old and a large extended family.

Desiree Bynes

Desiree Bynes

Radiology Technician

Desiree Bynes earned her Associate Degree in Radiology at Northwest Florida State College. She has valuable experience doing X-rays in the hospital, as well as in the urgent care setting. Through her experience working in urgent care, Desiree has also learned to perform medical assisting duties, such as collecting patient vitals, blood draw and any other tasks that may be needed. In her free time, Desiree enjoys spending time with family and friends. We are happy to have her on staff!
Trinity Morris

Trinity Morris

Medical Assistant

Trinity Morris is a Sophomore at Georgia Southern University going for her BSN, Registered Nurse. Upon graduation, she hopes to work in the Emergency Department or Pediatrics and PedsNow is a great place to gain experience. Trinity has experience working and volunteering in nursing homes and assisted nursing facilities. She loves helping others in need, especially through healthcare. As a child, she was always in the hospital dealing with health problems, which grew her love for the medical field.

When not working or at school, Trinity gets exercise through boxing and enjoys shopping, and hanging out with friends and family. She has 2 dogs, a Shih Tzu/Pug mix and a pure bred Shih Tzu. She has a younger brother, who is about to graduate high school, and an older sister, who serves in the US Airforce.

Victoria Dabson

Victoria Dabson

Receptionist

Victoria Dabson earned her BA in Healthcare Administration, and has more than 5 years in healthcare. She enjoys helping others, and at PedsNow, she loves getting the opportunity to see our little ones leave feeling better.

When she’s not working, Victoria enjoys spending time with family.

Amanda Haines

Amanda Haines

Billing Specialist

As our Billing Specialist, Amanda handles one of the most important aspects of the office — without a strong Billing Department, we would not be able to take care of the precious little ones that claim our office as their medical home, and that we love so much.

Before joining PedsNow, she attended Savannah Technical College, and worked at Phillip’s Pediatrics for 11 years. Amanda worked in every part of the office, gaining valuable knowledge and experience on how to operate a medical office. She ultimately deciding to pursue Billing, and we are thrilled to have her on our team!

Amanda is a military spouse of 19 years, with 5 amazing children (including 2 sets of twins). The family has 2 English Mastiffs and 5 Ferrets that complete the home. In her free time, Amanda enjoys bowling, cooking, and reading. She LOVES puzzles.

Nancy Tanner

Nancy Tanner

Operations Manager

Nancy has 30+ in the medical field beginning with Emergency Room registration and moving up the ranks to management. Nancy has 20+ years in management as Director of Physician Services and Director of Account Receivables. She has experience in the hospital and medical practice settings.

Nancy graduated from Wayne Co. High School in Jesup, GA and received her diploma from Waycross-Ware Tech in Accounting and Business. She was a nominee for the GOAL Award. She is a member of AHIMA and has her certifications in Physician Billing and Billing and Coding.

Nancy is married and shares her home with her husband Frank, her shipoodle Lilo and her cat Louie. She has a son Brian and a daughter Erin and seven grandchildren – but she is Nana to many more! Her hobbies are the beach, reading and Happy Color.