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Jackson Pediatric Center provides routine and preventive healthcare for children, from infants to age 18. Our compassionate and caring medical team follows your child’s development, every step of the way. Lawrence Martin, M.D., Nicole Kearney, M.D. and Tarebiye Pela, M.D. provide personalized medical care to the Jackson area.

We offer support and guidance to parents regarding all aspects of your child’s health, including screenings, annual check-ups, sports physicals, sick care and immunizations through the Vaccine for Children Program. Dr. Martin, a board-certified pediatric endocrinologist, also offers specialized care for growth and developmental issues. Same-day appointments are often available.

Now accepting new patients. To request an appointment, please call (731) 664-9928.

Services & Specialties

  • Well baby/physicals exams with immunizations, part of the Vaccine
    for Children Program
  • Same Day sick visit scheduling
  • pediatric endocrinology


Lose to Win $1,000!

Get your team of two together and join us on March 6 to discover what a difference the right choices can make in your life.

Come to Jackson Country Club for our kickoff dinner, vendor booths, registration, and weigh-in. Cost for the kickoff event is $25 per person and includes a light dinner and registration fee.

Register for the kickoff dinner by March 3 by calling 731-661-2161 or emailing Lisa Ragsdale. Additional registration is available March 7 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at Regional Hospital of Jackson. Cost for the Lose to Win challenge only is $15 per person.

Challenge Schedule

Thursday, March 6, 4:30 p.m. – Kickoff Dinner and Weigh-In
Featuring Ali Vincent, the winner of NBC’s hit show The Biggest Loser season five, and the first-ever female winner. Author of the book “Believe It, Be It: How being the Biggest Loser won me back my life.” Ali shares her inspirational story and offer tips for other struggling to lose weight and make major life changes. Plus booths with local vendors.

Wednesday, May 7, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. – Final Weigh-In

Tuesday, May 20, 7 p.m. – Winners’ Reception and 5K Walk/Run

For more information on our sponsors and free offers, CLICK HERE.

Free Preventive Care Services

Keeping your family and yourself healthy includes preventive care. Often, insurance plans cover preventive services without charging a co-pay or co-insurance — even if you haven't met your yearly deductible.

In fact, all plans offered through the new health insurance Marketplace (established by the Affordable Care Act, sometimes
called "Obamacare") are required to cover certain preventive services at no cost to patients.

Click the links below if you obtained coverage through healthcare.gov or a state insurance Marketplace:

If you have health insurance through another source, such as an employer or broker, the requirement for 100% coverage
may not yet apply. However, most traditional plans still cover preventive services, and some may include full coverage.

To confirm your level of coverage for preventive care and to make sure your insurance is on our list of accepted plans, check with your insurance provider or employer. Or our practice staff may be able help you. Call us today to schedule your preventive care.

Meet the Team

Nicole Kearney, MD

Specialty: Pediatrics

Medical School: University of Tennessee

Medical School

Residency: University of Tennessee

Certification: Board Certified in Pediatrics

Tarebiye Pela, MD

Specialty: Pediatrics

Medical School: University of Ilorin

Residency: Loma Linda University Children's Hospital

Certification: Board Certified in Pediatrics

Location & Hours

Come See Us!

Jackson Pediatric Center

60 Physicians Drive

Jackson, TN 38305

(731) 664-9928



Monday - Thursday: 8AM - 5PM

Friday: 8AM – 3PM