Our Philosophy

Professional Park Pediatrics is your child’s Medical Home. What does that mean? Your children’s well-being is our main priority. Your family is important to us. We care for each child in a comprehensive, well-rounded manner. Our board-certified doctors and experienced nurse practitioners specialize in the care of children and adolescents. We are in a group practice to ensure that help is always available to meet your children’s needs. Professional Park Pediatrics follows evidenced based guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics and recommended vaccines from the Center for Disease Control.

In our practice, each patient is assigned to a primary physician of their choice. Please do schedule well-child visits in advance to ensure availability with your primary care physician. Professional Park Pediatrics offers same-day appointments for routine and urgent needs. Same-day appointments are made on a first come/first serve basis, we cannot guarantee the appointment will be with your preferred primary physicians.

Professional Park Pediatrics is proud to have nurse practitioners as part of our care team. Nurse practitioners can see your child for well-child visits, same-day visits and ongoing comprehensive care.

We strongly believe in the continuity of care for our patients. Please call our office before you take your child to the emergency department or urgent care. Need advice after- hours? Call our main office line at (850-402-5454) to be connected with one of our after-hours nurses. They are in direct supervision with our providers to provide after-hours care for our patients.

Professional Park Pediatrics’ mission is to provide quality, comprehensive care from the newborn visit to young adulthood. We’re proud to be your child’s medical home!

Doctors

Walter Bunnell, MD

Walter Bunnell, MD

Walter Bunnell III, MD grew up in St. Augustine, Florida. He attended University of Florida medical school in Gainesville, Florida, and completed his Pediatric residency at University of Florida Health Shands Hospital. After residency, he served as Chief Resident and Assistant Professor at Shands before moving to Tallahassee and joining Timberlane Pediatrics, P.A., where he practiced general pediatrics from 1982 until 1999. In 1999, he formed Professional Park Pediatrics, P.A. He is passionate about following his patients from newborn care to young adulthood. He particularly likes seeing patients grow up, have children, and return to him with second and third-generation patients. Outside work he enjoys gardening, baking bread, traveling and attending Gator football games.
John Elzie, MD

John Elzie, MD

John Elzie MD grew up in North Florida and graduated from Leon High School in Tallahassee. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida and completed his pediatric residency in Gainesville at the University of Florida. He moved back to Tallahassee in 2001 with his wife and three children to join Professional Park Pediatrics. He enjoys practicing pediatrics with special emphasis on preventive care and continuity of care. Outside work he enjoys hiking, kayaking, and scuba diving in Florida and outside the US when he gets a chance.
James Martin, MD

James Martin, MD

James E. Martin MD received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and completed medical school and residency for Internal Medicine/Pediatrics (Med/Peds) at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. He has practiced in Tallahassee for over 20 years; since 2002 he has singly concentrated on Pediatrics at Professional Park Pediatrics. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, cheering on his favorite sports teams (Go Sports!), and playing live music as a guitarist and vocalist with local acoustic power trio “Jim Ed Tim Ed” and rock and roll band “36 Strong.”
Nectar Aintablian, MD

Nectar Aintablian, MD

Nectar Aintablian MD grew up in Lebanon and attended American University of Beirut for Medical school. After her residency in Pediatrics at Buffalo Children’s Hospital, she served as chief resident there. She then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at UC San Diego. She joined PPP in 2014. Her particular emphasis is preventing and treating infectious diseases in children. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, cooking and painting.

Nurse Practitioners

Deana Wolfe

Deana Wolfe

Deana Wolfe grew up in Tallahassee and is a Leon High School alum. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Pediatric Nursing from the University of Florida. She has worked at Professional Park Pediatrics since 2003. Working part-time, she enjoys seeing acute care visits and newborn exams. She is married to another Tallahassee native, Justin Wolfe, and they enjoy running, traveling, and watching their two girls play soccer.
Marci Lanier

Marci Lanier

Marci Lanier was born in Tulsa, OK and grew up in Tallahassee. She and her four siblings all graduated from Leon High School. In 1993 she graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and in 1996 she earned a Master of Nursing from the University of Florida. She worked at Timberlane Pediatrics from 1996 to 1999, and has worked at Professional Park Pediatrics as a nurse practitioner since 1999. She enjoys bringing smiles to the faces of children and parents with silly things like wildly colored hair and funny Christmas hats. Her hobbies outside of work include photography, pets, and baking cheesecakes with her husband, Ed, in order to spoil her co-workers with Cheesecake Mondays.
Elizabeth Hightower

Elizabeth Hightower

Elizabeth Hightower was raised in Tallahassee and is a Leon High School alumna. She earned a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Social Work from FSU before moving to Atlanta to work in the fields of mental health and pharmaceutical sales for 10 years. She returned to Tallahassee in 2007 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Tallahassee Community College and a Master of Science in Nursing (specializing in pediatric primary care) from the University of South Alabama. She has worked at Professional Park Pediatrics since 2016 and loves working with children of all ages. She and her husband have three teenage daughters. Her family’s hobbies include traveling, music, and watching or playing soccer. Her daughters and husband love to play golf so she hopes to add that to her list of activities soon.
Taylor Ohms

Taylor Ohms

Taylor Ohms grew up in Perry, FL and moved to Tallahassee after receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida A&M University. After working as a pediatric nurse for several years, Taylor decided to further her education and attended the University of South Alabama where she received a Master of Science in Nursing (specializing in pediatric primary care). Taylor has been with Professional Park Pediatrics since 2018 and takes a special interest in newborn care and preventative medicine. Taylor and her husband Will just welcomed their first child (a boy!) in August of 2019. When not at work, Taylor enjoys traveling, FSU sports, and anything to do with water!