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Linda Rich, ARNP-PC

Hello Families:

My name is Ms. Linda. I am the primary provider for the practice.  I believe in the family or holistic approach to pediatric care. Similarly, the health of the family is important to the child’s health.

I am from Chicago, Illinois. Then, I traveled to Texas and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. I practiced as a nurse for many years since that time. I obtained 5 years of Neonatal Intensive Care and 3 years of Pediatric Intensive Care experience. Then, I proceeded to work as an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Nursing at a local Junior College in Pensacola for eleven years. During that time, I received my Master’s degree in Nursing Education. I decided to return to advanced practice and received my Child Health Specialty Certificate and second Master’s Degree. Since that time, I have been a Nurse Practitioner in the Primary Care setting for 5 years. I also have one year in the Pediatric Emergency and Pediatric Urgent Care setting. I am currently working on my Doctorate Degree in Nurse Practice to continue to remain on top of the current research in pediatric nursing. I have a total of twenty-five years of pediatric experience.

My specialties are newborn and adolescent medicine. I especially enjoy assisting children with skin problems and behavior problems.

I am the Outreach Minister at a local church in Pensacola where we attempt to meet the needs of the community. I also enjoy sports and outdoor activities.

I look forward to seeing you at Bright Star Pediatrics & Adolescent Center!!!

Linda Rich BSN, MSN, ARNP-PC, DNP-Candidate

Medical Director:

Dr. Ahmed Abo Baker Mohamed, M.D.

Dr. Baker received his bachelor’s degree in surgery a medicine from Cairo University in Egypt in 1997. He graduated wi the highest honors and an excellent rating in pediatrics and went on to complete the first step of the United States Medical Licensing Examination in October 1997. He completed the second step in March 1998 with a ranking of “high performance in pediatrics,” and in December 1998, Dr. Baker achieved certification status with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.

He completed his pediatric residency at St. Joseph Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey. In 2006, he was certified as a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Baker has conducted research on the anthropometric and nutritional status of children with chronic renal failure and is currently involved in research on the role of neuropeptide Y in obesity in children and adolescents. Dr. Baker is also currently the director of the Adolescents Obesity Program at Children’s Medical Services of Bay County.

Dr. Baker has been a member of the Bay County Medical Reserve Corps since 2005 and was recognized for his service and dedication to the community by the MRC and Florida Department of Health. In addition to his pediatric practice, Dr. Baker is actively involved in the M.D. Anderson International Center project, which is affiliated with the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He is also married with two daughters and two sons.

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