Leslie Sawyer, MD
Dr Leslie Sawyer is a Board-Certified Pediatrician and has been practicing in Sylacauga since November of 2008. Dr Sawyer completed her undergraduate degree at Samford University. She attended medical school and completed her Internship and Residency at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. Dr Sawyer is President and owner of Pathway Pediatrics, Inc.
Megan Moore, PA-C
Megan Moore is a certified Physician Assistant and has been practicing pediatrics in Sylacauga since January 2013. Megan is also a Registered Dietitian, and a former member of the Alabama Ballet. Megan is Vice President and co-owner of Pathway Pediatrics, Inc.
Alice Hardy, MD
Dr. Alice Hardy is a Board Certified Pediatrician. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Samford University. Following graduation from the University of Alabama School of Medicine of 2000, she moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee to join the pediatric residency program at T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital. Dr Hardy finished her residency in 2003, and moved to the Birmingham area with her family. She practiced in Chelsea from 2004-2009, and she practiced in Birmingham from 2009-2015. We are happy that she joined our team in July of 2015.
Lauree Jones, MD
Dr. Jones is a board-certified pediatrician with 30 years of pediatric experience. She earned her M.D. and completed her residency at UAB. Dr. Jones and her husband have 4 adult children and are passionate about international medical missions.
Allison Cavender, MD
Dr. Allison Cavender is a Board-Certified Pediatrician and has been since 2001. Dr. Cavender earned her M.D. at UAB School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL in 1998. She completed her pediatric internship and residency program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2001.
Erica Hutchens, PA-C
Erica Hutchens is a certified Physician Assistant who joined the Pathway team in 2022. Erica graduated with an undergrad degree in biology from the University of Montevallo in 2018 and completed Samford University’s Physician Assistant program in 2021. Erica is an Alabama native and resides in Chilton County.
Kristen Lawhorn, PNP
Kristen is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Kristen graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2015 and completed her bachelors of nursing from the University of Alabama in 2011. Kristen worked as a neonatal nurse for 4 years before joining the Pathway team in May of 2016.
Brittnie Duff, CPNP
Brittnie is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Brittnie graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2018 and completed her Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Alabama in 2014. Brittnie worked as a neonatal nurse for 4 years and practiced as a Nurse Practitioner for 1 year prior to joining the Pathway team in September of 2019.
Megan Epperson, RN, IBCLC
Megan is the Practice Manager of Pathway Pediatrics. She is a registered nurse and has over 10 years’ experience in Labor and Delivery and Pediatrics. She has been a part of our team since October 2012. For the past 10 years, Megan has been assisting breastfeeding mothers and is very passionate about helping mothers achieve their breastfeeding goals. She is a Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Megan and her husband, Jacob, have two children, Bella and Lucy.
Our leadership team consists of Kim Warnick, RN (Sylacauga Clinic Supervisor), Megan Moore, PA-C (owner), Megan Epperson, RN, IBCLC (Practice Manager), Leslie Sawyer, MD (owner), and Alexandria Price, RN (Chelsea Clinic Supervisor). This group of awesome ladies are dedicated to ensuring quality patient and parent experiences. They are committed to serving you in any way possible.
Whitney Arnold, Administrative Assistant, and Allison Bearden, Communication and Operations Coordinator, assist our administration in events, marketing, facility maintenance, day-to-day operations and other various jobs. These two awesome ladies help everything run smoothly behind-the-scenes!
All of our nursing department are well trained and skilled RN/LPNs. We conveniently collect most lab draws in our office, to prevent having to go to an outside lab to get blood work drawn. Our licensed nurses do immunizations, medication administration and medical ear piercing.
Our triage assistants take vital signs and health history. They are so great with helping kids feel better and comfortable from the very beginning of their visit.
Our friendly medical receptionists are happy assist you in any way.
Our billing specialists work in our office and handle all billing and insurance needs. If you have questions or concerns, they are available to help you with any billing or insurance issue.