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Richardson, TX 75082 (Collin County)
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PROVIDERS
Dr. Randy Naidoo, M.D., FAAP, ABIHM
Chief Executive Officer, Owner

Dr. Naidoo wishes that his bio was short, but that would be a disservice to all that have helped him along the way. His parents made the journey from South Africa in 1971 to create more opportunities for themselves at the time and for their children later. His mother chose Dallas instead of Toronto.

Born at Presby Dallas in 1976, Dr. Naidoo has seen the Dallas-Fort Worth area change from primarily a big city with several suburban and rural communities to a major suburban metropolis that has connected much of Dallas and Fort Worth to make it a population of millions where boundaries are no longer a concern.


Dr. Rahima Afroza, M.D.


Dr. Rahima Afroza came to the United States in 2006 from Bangladesh and had a successful journey in the path of becoming a foreign medical graduate. She completed her pediatric residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo, TX. Being recognized as one of the best residents, she earned the Dean's Award for the ‘Outstanding Intern’ in 2010-2011.

During her residency, Dr. Afroza met Dr. Ralph Habersang, a pioneer in establishing a proper PICU in Amarillo, TX, as well as a primary care provider for almost all of the special needs children in the Texas panhandle area. He changed her vision about the future of general pediatrics and what a physician represents. She was taught to believe that a general practitioner should be comfortable handling and treating a variety of complex disorders. She believes that it is not necessary to have ten different referrals for ten differing symptoms.


Chandra Garvey, MS, RN, CPNP


Chandra was born in Chicago, IL and lived in the Midwest until she was in the fifth grade. Texas has been her home ever since. She has had a love for children all of her life. Being the eldest sister of three, she grew up knowing what it was like to care for younger children. As a teenager, babysitting was one of her favorite activities. One family that she frequently babysat for joked that they paid her college tuition. She also coached a summer swim team through college while lifeguarding and teaching youngsters how to swim.

During the latter part of high school, she decided that the medical field was for her. Considering both physical therapy and nursing as she entered college, nursing quickly won out and she entered and graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and a minor in Biology. While finishing her nursing degree, she worked at Children’s Medical Center in the PICU as a student. Upon graduation, she accepted an internship there and continued to work in that environment for the following six years. Those six years were filled with a lot of hard work, but the knowledge and experience gained there was priceless. Many families touched her life in so many special ways.

In 1997, Chandra graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Master’s Degree in Nursing along with her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Degree. She is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certificate Board and is a Fellow in the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners. She has practiced in several private practice settings in the area as well as in the acute care setting. Her special interest is in newborn care and helping parents adjust to life with an infant, but she enjoys all aspects of pediatric care. She is excited to be able to practice her role as a Nurse Practitioner in an environment that supports integrative care and a team approach with parents and families. It is a blessing to be a part of Shine Pediatrics!

Chandra lives in Plano with her husband, John, and their three daughters that keep them very busy. She loves running, scrapbooking, and reading, but her favorite pastime is spending time with her family. Often she can be seen volunteering at their church or at the schools that her girls attend.


Tiffany Hamilton, MSN APRN FNP-C


Tiffany grew up in Rowlett, Texas. As a teenager, she babysat frequently and volunteered her time working with special needs kids at Rowlett High School. During her senior year, she took a clinical rotation class and was able to shadow nurses at Lake Pointe Hospital to learn firsthand what it meant to be a nurse. While many of her classmates decided that nursing was not for them, this experience only fueled Tiffany’s aspiration to become a nurse. 

She graduated from Rowlett High school in 2000, and that fall she began her journey into the nursing profession. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Baylor University in 2005. After graduation, she moved to Scottsdale, AZ. She began her nursing career at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, AZ, where she worked in the Trauma ICU and ER. In 2007, she and her husband moved to the beautiful island of Oahu where she accepted a job in a combined Adult and Pediatric ICU at Tripler Army Medical Center. During her time at Tripler, she helped to develop the Rapid Response Team, created and taught the neurological course for the hospital nursing staff and was on the air evacuation transport team. Her last 2 years at Tripler were spent working in the pediatric ICU, neonatal ICU and the pediatric sedation center. 

She graduated from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa with her Master in Science    while completing the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. Tiffany is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has always had a passion for working with underserved communities, which lead her to work at Kalihi Palama Health Center in Kalihi, Hawai’i. There she worked in adult medicine, pediatrics and women’s health care providing holistic care to a very complex and diverse population. It was during this time that she developed a true appreciation for homeopathic and herbal healing, as many of her patients valued this type of health care approach. 

After having her first daughter in 2009 and facing opposition in the workplace to breastfeed, she made it her mission to bring attention to the health benefits that are derived from breastfeeding for both mom and baby. In 2011, she and four other women wrote and proposed amendments to the already written legislation that would better protect and provide more rights to breastfeeding moms in the workplace. She also became a board member of the Breastfeeding Hawai’i Coalition, continued to advocate for breastfeeding rights and provided education through community outreach. In August 2013, she was honored to be part of a small group of women who sat in Governor Neil Abercrombie’s suite while he signed into legislation the very bill (S.B. 532) that she had helped to write. 

Tiffany was married in April 2005 to her husband and best friend. They first met as neighborhood kids when she was 7 years old and were best friends growing up. They have been blessed with 2 beautiful daughters. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach (which she will miss now that she is in Texas), hiking, watching movies, trying new foods, reading, yoga, hanging out with friends and shopping. 

After 7 amazing years living on the beautiful island of Oahu, Tiffany and her husband decided to move back to their roots in Texas. She is excited to be back in the community in which she was raised and where she found her passion to devote her life to providing care to others.


Chika Ndukewe DNP, FNP-C


Chika Ndukwe grew up in Garland, Texas. From a young age, she grew to love the field of medicine. Her father was a pharmacist and mother a registered nurse. Her mother retired from Parkland Memorial Hospital in 2009 after 27 years of services as an associate unit manager in the newborn nursery. A love for pediatrics began when she would accompany her mother to work for Take your daughter to work day.  From that point on she knew that she wanted a career in the medical field.

 

After completing her first degree from the University of Houston with a bachelors in public health, she went on to pursue her bachelors in nursing from Southwestern Adventist University and graduated in 2011. In nursing school by far, her favorite clinical rotation was pediatrics. Her final summer in nursing school she was chosen to be an intern at Children’s Medical Center in the neurology department.  She wanted to continue to increase her knowledge base in pediatrics and chose to do her specialty rotation, the last semester of nursing school, in the pediatric intensive care unit at Cooks Children’s Hospital. She grew to love pediatrics and knew that she wanted to continue her career in that specialty.

 

After graduating with her Bachelors in Nursing, she took a job in the newborn nursery at Parkland Memorial Hospital, where her love for pediatrics blossomed.  As a registered nurse on the floor, Chika was not satisfied. She wanted to be an intricate part of her patient’s treatment team, alleviate some of their health concerns and most importantly build long-lasting relationships with her patients. This passion propelled her to continue her education to become a nurse practitioner.

 

 Chika attained her Doctorate in Nursing Practice specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Loyola University, New Orleans in 2016.  After graduation, she got a job in neurology, where she developed a special interest in the behavioral health aspect of medicine. During her maternity leave with her second child in 2017, she realized that she had a passion for lactation support and education. She started a lactation blog and business, Dr. Breast friend PLLC when she was on maternity leave.

 

She learned a lot during her time in Neurology but felt like it was not the best fit. She had a love for lactation and pediatrics that would not go away. When the opportunity to join Shine Pediatrics came, she knew it was God. She believes that her love for pediatrics and fate brought her back to her roots. She is excited to be a part of Shine Pediatrics and believes in what they do. Since her two children were born into the practice, she can attest to their philosophy, and holistic approach and knows first-hand the multitude of benefits. She hopes to be an intricate part of the treatment team at Shine pediatrics.

 

Chika resides in Frisco, Texas with her wonderful husband and beautiful young daughters Zoey and Adalyn. In her spare time, she enjoys hosting Bible studies, spending time with family, reading and hanging out with friends.  




Fnan Gelai RN, FNP-C


Fnan was born and raised in Dallas, TX. Her family moved to Plano during her high school years and this is when her love for the medical field began. She became a member of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) and later was selected to enroll in a clinical rotations class, exposing her to different areas within nursing. 

 

Later she graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. During the summer before graduation, she completed an internship at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and soon began working on their neurosurgery and plastics floor. After three years, she decided she was ready for a more challenging setting and transferred to the pediatric intensive care unit. She spent the next six years there, and it was the most humbling and educational experience she has had in her career. Her final two years there were spent rotating throughout the pediatric, cardiac, and trauma ICUs. 

 

In the fall of 2015, she decided to further her education and obtain her Master in Nursing to become a Family Nurse Practitioner and provide holistic care to patients and families. In May of 2018, she completed her degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and is now a certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

 

She currently lives in Sachse, TX with her loving husband and they have been blessed with 2 boys. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending bible studies, cooking and taking Zumba classes.  


FRONT OFFICE
Mary Ann
Billing and Finance Director

Mary Ann is a small town girl from Illinois. She has lived in California, Arizona, and most recently Iowa, where she and her husband raised their two daughters on a small farm. Mary Ann and her husband, Mike, moved to Richardson five years ago due to a job transfer. They are recent empty nesters and are enjoying all that the Dallas Metroplex has to offer and not missing the cold Iowa winters. She enjoys spending time with family, dining out, reading, and listening to music.




Claudia
Billing

Claudia was born and raised in Texas and grew up in Rockwall, Texas. She has been in the medical field for 20 years; pediatrics for 5 ½ of those years and has loved every minute of it. Claudia and her husband, Kevin, have been married for 20 years and have 2 awesome kids, their daughter Abby and son Caleb.
Claudia enjoys family time, crafting, cooking and outdoors. The beach is their happy place (fun in the sun). She is very excited about being part of the Shine Team.




Shelly
Front Office

Shelly was not born in Texas but got here as quickly as she could. She was raised in a big and loving family and quickly realized how much she loves to help others. At an early age, she began babysitting and also participated in teaching children in Bible class. Helping children learn and grow is something she is passionate about.

Shelly lives in Richardson with her husband, Brandon. They hope to have children of their own someday. In the meantime, they are actively involved with the community and enjoy spending time with their families. 




Da'Lisa
Front Office

Da' Lisa was born in New Orleans, La. She moved to Texas in 2013 to complete school. She now resides in Dallas with her son and fiancé. She enjoys Summer time, spending time with her son and family, yoga, music and just simply having a good time. She is a believer in Christ and enjoys spending time going to church as well. She is in persuade of becoming an RN in the future and would love to continue working with pediatrics.


Janell
Front Office

Jenell grew up right here in Texas and has two amazing kiddos. She's always known she liked the medical field. She graduated from a surgical technology program, then completed two semesters in nursing school where she discovered that's not quite the path for her. 

 

She is currently taking classes toward her bachelor’s degree and is interested in holistic nutrition. Jenell is a self-proclaimed advocate for a natural way of living and loves working with the like-minded people here at Shine. 


Vilma
Front Office

Vilma is from Dallas, Texas, but was raised in Plano, Texas. She worked at a pre-school, was a nanny and also babysat. Working with children is where her passion grew for helping little ones! She hopes to finish school and pursue her nursing career. 




Annie
Front Office

Annie is originally from a small town outside of Kansas City, Kansas, where most of her extended family still lives. Go Chiefs! Annie's Mom, Dad and two sisters moved to Allen, Texas in the summer of 2006.


She spent four years as a nanny in Dallas for two families, and that was when she learned how much she loved working with kids! While nannying, she went to cosmetology school and was able to get her license to become a cosmetologist. After graduating, she proceeded with her cosmetology career for four years and still continues to cut, style and color hair in her free time.


Annie now lives in The Colony, Texas where she loves spending as much time as she can with family and friends. She also loves going out and being active with her dog, Moose!   




BACK OFFICE
Jean LVN
Nurse

Jean has been an LVN for many years. She is a mother of 4, grandmother of 7 and has 3 'grandogs'.

Jean and her husband arrived in Texas seventeen years ago from the northeast and are here to stay! Jean has been working in pediatrics for greater than 12 years. She loves her job as a phone triage nurse and enjoys talking and offering support to all families and new moms. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and reading.




Ashley LVN
Triage Nurse

Ashley is a Texas girl, born and raised. Graduated from Allen High.... Go A town! She now lives in Graham with her goofy and loving husband Garret, They have two amazing kids, Noah is a rambunctious 5 yrs old and Charley is 2 years old and thinks shes going on 15! Her household is never a dull moment.

Her passion has always been in the medical field, especially in pediatrics. She was an MA for 7 years before she went back for her LVN and graduated in 2010. She was super blessed to find her first job as a nurse in integrative medicine for a pediatrician. She then continued her journey with Dr Naidoo and Nurse Practitioner Christie Potter at Shine! She took a couple years off to be a mom and now she is back with Shine and super duper happy to be back with her Shine family and patients. 



Christine, LVN
Integrative Phone Consult Specialist

Christine was born in New Orleans, LA and was raised in Houston, TX. She received her bachelor's degree from Texas A&M in 1998 and moved to the DFW area after graduation.  

Christine is a blessed wife and mom to 4 amazing children. She is persevering through health and behavior challenges in her children and desires to empower moms with tools for hope and healing. After seeing dramatic improvement in her son, who at 2 ½ could not speak a word or make eye contact, with changes in diet and nutrition, Christine began pursuing knowledge in integrative and holistic medicine. She went to nursing school in 2013 so that she could go to work with her mentor, Dr. Randy Naidoo. She is a welcomed part of the Shine Team.


Michelle
MA

Michelle was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She moved to Texas in 2014 to join her missionary husband. They currently reside in Addison along with their baby girl. Michelle's passion is to help mothers and newborns, after having a great birthing experience and delivering her daughter at home. Michelle hopes one day to become a doula and lactation consultant. She was blessed to find Shine Pediatrics as a place to help families and grow with them.  


Brandyn
MA

Brandyn is a local boy, raised in Allen, TX.  He graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a Medical Technology degree. Growing up, he was an athlete.  He played football and other sports from the time he was 5 years old through college.  

Brandyn had aspirations of becoming something in the medical field since the time he was in 7th grade. He ultimately decided he wants to become a Physician’s Assistant, where he can hopefully help athletes of all ages with injury prevention and injury healing. He was blessed to find Shine Pediatrics, where he can learn and collect knowledge that will help him become a better healthcare provider.  Shine Pediatrics has already empowered him with the experience to help him in PA school.  

When he’s not working or in school, he likes to go bowling, catch movies, go skating or just relax.




Arhely
MA

Arhely was born in Monterrey N.L., Mexico and moved to Dallas, Texas with her parents and two younger siblings at the age of 10. Arhely has always had a passion for education, working with children and for her community. She worked as an after school instructional assistant at Wallace Elementary for three years while attending college. She graduated from El Centro College with her associate degree in science with honors in 2015. After completing her degree, she transferred to Texas Woman’s University where she completed a semester in Women’s Studies. She ultimately decided she wanted to work in the medical field and wanted to become a medical assistant. She was blessed to have been placed at Shine Pediatrics as her externship site where she was able to learn and gain the experience she needed to become a better healthcare provider.
Shine has been a perfect fit from the start. She enjoys being around children and watching them and their families grow every day. In the future, Arhely wants to go back to school to become a travel nurse.
In her spare time, Arhely enjoys spending time with her friends and family, going to the movies, trying new restaurants, volunteering at her local elementary school, drinking lots of coffee and learning new languages.




Merary
MA

Merary currently lives in Garland, TX with her family. She loves being around little kids. She has always had a passion for working with children since she was a little girl herself. She enjoys the outdoors, food, shopping, spending time with family and friends and hanging out with her 2-year-old brother. She couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the great team here at Shine Pediatrics.

 




Cindy Avelar MA


Cindy began her career as a medical assistant in 2007. She was introduced to the world of functional medicine and fell in love with the children she worked with under Dr. Rao. Cindy has primarily worked in offices where providers practice a more holistic approach to medicine. She has a passion for helping children become the healthiest they can be through nutrition and education. 

As a lab coordinator, Cindy was able to expand her knowledge of allergy testing, food sensitivities, nutritional imbalances within the human body, metal toxicity and much more. Her enthusiasm for learning has broadened her understanding and made her a valuable asset, along with her warm bedside manner, kind and respectful approach and excellence in drawing labs. 

Cindy lives in Addison with her daughter, partner and two puppies.




ADMINISTRATIVE
Nadia LVN, IBCLC
Director of Operations and Community Liaison

Nadia has been involved in the pediatric world for almost 10 years now, and recently received her board certification as a lactation consultant. Nadia has a very supportive and educational approach to teaching women how to breastfeed. 

She has been through what many breastfeeding mothers are going through, and now can help those mothers get through breastfeeding difficulties to reach their ultimate goal! 

She wants to help you and your family have the best experience possible when it comes to breastfeeding your baby. Nadia is passionate about helping families in any way she can, and she believes that early intervention can help to minimize most breastfeeding problems. The right support, patience and guidance can help both mom and baby flourish and meet their goals. 

Nadia lives in Rowlett, Texas with her husband and daughter.




 
 
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