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Sara DuMond, MD, FAAP

Founder/Chief Medical Officer

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Sara DuMond is a board-certified pediatrician. A 2000 Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of West Virginia University Medical School, she completed her residency in Pediatrics at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte in 2003. She practiced general pediatrics at a private group practice in the Lake Norman area for seven years, before opening Pediatric Housecalls in 2011. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the NC Medical Society. She has served on the Advisory Board for American Baby Magazine, WebMD, and Little Ones Magazine, and has been a contributing expert on Kidshealth.org. She is married, has 3 children, and she hates when they get sick, too! She is an avid runner and loves traveling and cooking.

Ryan O’Leary, MD, FAAP

Board-certified Pediatrician

Ryan O’Leary is a board-certified pediatrician. After finishing medical school at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, she completed her residency in Pediatrics at Primary Childrens Hospital in 2002. Dr. O’Leary attained her board certification in Pediatrics later that year and joined a private practice soon thereafter focusing on general pediatrics in the Lake Norman area. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is married with 3 children and enjoys reading, exercising, and being with her family.

Mandana Morales, MD, FAAP

Board-certified Pediatrician

Mandana Farhadieh Morales is board certified in pediatrics. Born and raised in the Chicago land area, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University, her Master of Science from University of Illinois and obtained her medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University. She completed her pediatric residency at Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital. She was a partner physician for a private practice in Illinois for over 19 years. She also has telemedicine experience working for Doctor on Demand, Teladoc, and Amwell. She was recently recognized as Top Doctor in Illinois. She and her family have decided to start a new chapter and have moved to Fort Mill, SC. She is licensed in Illinois, South Carolina and North Carolina and is excited to start her new career with us. You can also find her on www.findatopdoc.com. She is married and has a daughter. She loves to run, cook, read, and travel. Her and her family enjoy hiking, biking, and traveling and are looking forward to living in the southeast and exploring all it has to offer.

Michelle Brody, DO, FAAP

Board-certified Pediatrician

Dr. Michelle is a board-certified pediatrician with over 20 years of experience, she is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her Pediatric Residency was completed with the Jefferson Medical College/DuPont Hospital for Children’s residency program, followed by a year as co-chief resident. She practiced in a small group practice in Gettysburg, PA before taking a position as an office-based pediatrician in the Lake Norman area, where — as many of you know — she has been a beloved fixture in the Charlotte pediatrics community for over 20 years. Dr. Brody is married with two daughters and several pets. She loves boxing, working out, walking her dogs, relaxing at the beach, and spending time with her family

Lisa Thomas, MD, FAAP

Board-certified Pediatrician

Dr. Lisa Thomas is a board-certified pediatrician. She is originally from Florida, but has been practicing general pediatrics in the Charlotte area for over 20 years. She is a graduate of Stanford University and obtained her medical degree from the University of Florida. She completed her pediatric residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte and also holds a Masters in Health Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Thomas is member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has a special interest in nutrition, sports medicine, and asthma. Dr. Thomas resides at Lake Norman with her husband and two children, and in her free time enjoys traveling and going to sporting events like the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte FC, and Duke soccer games.

Rashmi Patel, DO, FAAP

Board Certified Pediatrician

Dr. Rashmi Patel values children holistically – acknowledging the interplay of physical, psychological, and emotional well being – and considers it a privilege to forge relationships with families. She was raised in North Carolina and feels blessed to still call it home. Dr. Patel attended Duke University for undergraduate education. Her love for disruptive education developed in medical school at LECOM-Bradenton where she was immersed in a learner-driven environment. Her passion for education was further fostered by outstanding mentors at East Carolina University’s Pediatric Residency program. She served as Chief Resident and enjoyed being in private practice thereafter, while also being a homeschool educator. Dr. Patel is married with two dynamic children. She enjoys spiritual pursuance, reading, exploring and appreciating nature, Indian classical dance, and learning from anything and anyone.

Melissa Jesse, PNP

Director for in-home CPR training

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Melissa Jesse is a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner with over 17 years of experience in the field.  She initially completed her BSN at the University of Florida.  After working in the pediatric intensive care unit, she returned to the University of Florida where she graduated with her MSN in 2004 and received her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certification. Since then she has worked both in outpatient and inpatient pediatrics. Melissa is married with 2 children. She dances with a Charlotte based contemporary dance company and enjoys spending time exercising, hiking, and camping with her family.

Lauren Lucas, MD, FAAP

Lauren Lucas, MD, FAAP

Board-certified Pediatrician

Dr. Lucas is a board certified Pediatrician. She is originally from Norfolk, Virginia, where she fell in love with Pediatrics while volunteering at the Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters. She graduated from the College of William and Mary pre-med with a major in Art History in 2010. She spent a year working in the Emergency Department at Inova Fairfax in Northern Virginia as a scribe before heading to the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA for medical school. She earned her Medical Degree in 2015 and then moved to Charleston to complete her residency in Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina. She worked in private practice Pediatrics in Mount Pleasant for several years after residency.

In her spare time, Dr. Lucas enjoys time at the beach at Sullivans or IoP, running, going to barre workout classes, and most importantly spending time with her family, including her husband, Ben, son, Mac, daughter, Olivia, and their lab, Chloe.

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