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912-391-1044

863 W Oglethorpe Hwy Ste 220 · Hinesville, GA 31313

About Us

Opening in December 2019, 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 minor childhood injuries and illnesses. Get the care your child needs in a compassionate, 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, Dr. Wilson 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.

Megan Rivera-O’Rourke

Megan Rivera-O’Rourke

MSN, FNP-C

Megan Rivera-O’Rourke MSN, FNP is originally from Jacksonville, NC, where she obtained her associate nursing degree at Coastal Carolina Community College. She began her nursing career working on the pediatric floor at Onslow Memorial Hospital. She later moved with her family to Hinesville, GA and obtained her Bachelors in the Science of Nursing at South University, Savannah campus. Megan continued attending South University, and earned her master’s degree through their Family Nurse Practitioner program. While there, she trained under Dr. Hall at Hall Pediatrics.

Megan is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, and S.T.A.B.L.E. neonatal education. She has 10 years’ experience in pediatrics, spending her last 5 years in emergency medicine.

Megan has 4 children and spends every moment of her free time cheering them on at various sporting or school events. She enjoys baking and decorating cakes, as well as cruising. She is married and her husband is active duty US ARMY. She is very excited to be part of PedsNow, and is proud to be part of a fantastic team of providers.

Angela Dillman

Angela Dillman

Administrative Assistant

As the Administrative Assistant at PedsNow, Angela helps us keep things running smooth! Before joining the PedsNow team, she worked at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA for 9 years. There, she worked as an Administrative Assistant to the plastic surgery clinic and as an Administrative Secretary to the fertility clinic. Angela earned her Associate Degree in Medical Office Technology at the McCann School of Business and Technology. She is excited to bring her skills to PedsNow, and hopes to help the clinic grow!

Angela and her family recently relocated to Jesup, GA. She has an 11 year old daughter and an 8 year old son. They have a cat and a dog, and love doing outdoor activities as a family. On down time, Angela enjoys scrapbooking, crafting, and spending time with family and friends.

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!
Jazmin Marcial

Jazmin Marcial

Medical Assistant

Jazmin Marcial attended school at San Joaquin Valley College in Hesperia, California, where she received an Associates in Science and became a Registered Medical Assistant. She has previous experience in an urgent care setting and also worked in a General Surgeon’s office. Jazmin focuses on trying to make our young patients as comfortable as possible, understanding that for kids, coming to a doctor’s office can be a bit scary. She enjoys going on spontaneous adventures with her wife and relaxing at home with their pets, a cat named Mango and a snake named Butter.
Joshua Sutphen

Joshua Sutphen

Receptionist

Joshua Sutphen received his Medical Assistant Certification at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, WI. He also earned a Coding Certificate while in training for the Army in Fort Sam Houston, TX. Joshua has worked in many different fields and found healthcare to be the most mentally and spiritually rewarding. He previously worked as a certified medical assistant at a Neuroscience Group in Neenah, WI for 2 and a half years .

Currently, Joshua is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Informatics at Georgia Southern University – Armstrong. He also works as a Patient Administration Specialist with the Army Reserves through a Certified Professional Coder apprenticeship.

Joshua is an avid hockey fan. He has played the game since he was 5, and still plays whenever the chance presents itself. He recently built his own PC and enjoys playing computer games on it. He spends time with his father here in Georgia.

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.