A Timeline for the Professional Association for Pediatrics
1957 In May, 1957, Dr. Stanton J. (“Jake”) Barron moves to Abilene and opens an office at 1241 N. Mockingbird in solo practice.
1975 Dr. George D. (“Dan”) Pope joins Dr. Barron in a new office at 1101 North19th. Street.
1979 Now twenty-two years old the practice is joined by Dr. Steve Faehnle.
1984 Dr. Greg Tuegel moves to Abilene, bringing the number of pediatricians in the practice who trained at Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics to four.
1993 Dr. Jake Barron retires from active practice after serving the children of Abilene for thirty-six years.
1993 Susan Preston, pediatric nurse practitioner, joins us, finally adding “A woman’s touch” to our practice.
1995 We add Dr. Jimmy L. Strong, an Abilene native, and Dr. Rob Wiley, a graduate of Hardin-Simmons University to the practice.
2002 Dr. Dan Pope leaves the practice to work full time as a medical missionary in Nairobi, Kenya.
2002 Mrs. Heidi Benson, a nurse practitioner, joins our ranks.
2006 We are grateful for the arrival of Dr. Amy McClatchy to the practice.
2007 Celebrating our fiftieth year of continuous service to the Children of Abilene and the Big Country!
2009 Dr. Faehnle retires from full-time practice and accepts a position with Hendrick Medical Center as VP of Medical Affairs.
2009 We welcome Dr. Justin Ray Smith, a former patient of PAP and graduate of Jim Ned High School.
2013 Dr. Smith accepts a position with Cook Children's in Ft. Worth. We wish him well. Mrs. Lydia Ezzell, a nurse practitioner, brings the roster of providers to seven.
2014 Susan Preston turns to a new chapter in retirement. Enjoy! Dr. Ellen West brings a perspective from Academia and experience from service in the mission field.
2015 We have expanded our practice with the addition of a second location in the Hendrick Medical Plaza at 5302 Buffalo Gap Road.
Mrs. Morgan Carroll, Physician Assistant, UT Southwestern grad returns home as a welcome addition to our practice.