Meet Ludington’s newest pediatrician

September 16, 2013
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Dr. Middlebrook

The Ludington area’s new pediatrician, Margaret “Tammy” Middlebrook, MD, FAAP, is a former Navy doctor and the newest member of the medical staff at Memorial Medical Center.

She moved to northern Michigan from North Carolina and has established her practice with fellow pediatricians Kari Leikert, DO, and Tamara Buckles, MD. Their office is at 907 E. Tinkham Ave. in Ludington.

Dr. Middlebrook earned her medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and her bachelor of science degree in chemisty/psychology from Duke University. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Middlebrook provides the full range of pediatric medicine, and has a special interest in behavioral issues of adolescent medicine, drawing on her psychology studies.

She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and is also certified in PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) and NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Provider).

Dr. Middlebrook has six years of active duty in the Navy, plus two years in the active reserve. In addition to her practice in North Carolina, she has also practiced in Colorado.

She and her husband, John, have three daughters and a son, ages 13-19. The oldest two daughters are studying for medical careers at the University of Michigan, and being closer to them was one of the motivations for the family to move to Ludington. The youngest Middlebrook daughter is enrolled in high school, and their son is a middle school student in the Ludington Area Public Schools.

John Middlebrook, who grew up in the Detroit area, is currently an assistant district attorney in North Carolina, who intends to relocate to Ludington in October.

When not caring for children and adolescents, Tammy Middlebrook prefers to be on the ski slopes—another attraction northern Michigan held for her. She has already joined the ski patrol at Crystal Mountain.

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