Staff


At Cookeville Pediatric Associates we are absolutely committed to giving your child the best healthcare. Our physicians, nurse practitioner and support staff are specially trained and dedicated to provide complete and compassionate care for your child from birth through adolescence.

Physicians


Lloyd D. Franklin, M.D., F.A.A.P.


1976: Graduate of Birmingham-Southern College, B.S., Chemistry.

1980: M.D., University of Alabama School of Medicine.

1980-1983: Intern and Pediatric Resident, University of Louisville Affiliated Hospitals.

1983: Began Cookeville Pediatric Associates in August.

Board Certified, American Board of Pediatrics, 1985.

James H. Batson, M.D., F.A.A.P.


1992: Graduate of Transylvania University, Lexington, KY, B.A., Biology.

1996: M.D., East Tennessee State University, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, TN.

1996-1999: Pediatric Resident, East Tennessee State University, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, TN.

1999-Present: Cookeville Pediatric Associates.

Board Certified, American Board of Pediatrics, 1999.

Leslie M. Treece M.D., F.A.A.P.


1992: Graduate of Auburn University, Auburn, AL., B.S., Biomedical Sciences.

1998: M.D., University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

1998-2001: Pediatric Resident, East Tennessee State University, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, TN.

2001-Present: Cookeville Pediatric Associates.

Board Certified, American Board of Pediatrics, 2001.

Mary Caroline (Carrie) Loghry, M.D., F.A.A.P.


1998: Graduate of Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN, B.S., Biology, cum laude

2003: M.D., Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN, with Honors

2003-2006: Pediatric Resident, Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Nashville, TN.

2006-Present: Cookeville Pediatric Associates.

Board Certified, American Board of Pediatrics, 2006.


Nurse Practitioners

Julie Smith

F.N.P.


Board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and 2009 graduate of Vanderbilt University. Julie joined our practice in August 2011.

Dawn Johnson

F.N.P.


Board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and 2011 graduate of Austin Peay State University. Dawn joined our practice in October 2011.

Lauren Grizzard

F.N.P.


Board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and 2011 graduate of Tennessee Technological University . Lauren joined our practice in November 2011

Kassie Barnes

P.N.P


Board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and 2007 graduate of Vanderbilt University. Kassie joined our practice in August 2010.

Brook Hewett

F.N.P.


Board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and 2016 graduate of Tennessee Technological University. Brooke joined our practice in 2016. We are very pleased to announce her arrival.