About

WILDFLOWER PEDIATRICS

ABOUT US

Our Team

Dr. Courtney Dudley
Dr. Courtney DudleyBoard Certified Pediatrician

Phone: (512) 900-6055

Dr. Dudley is an Austin native and remained in Austin until graduating from high school and then attended Wake Forest University in North Carolina. She graduated in 1999, earning a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Biology. She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio in 2003 and completed her pediatric residency training with Ohio State University at Nationwide Children’s hospital in Columbus in 2006. Returning to Austin, she joined a small private practice in 2006. After a rewarding 10 years, she decided to fulfill her life-long dream of establishing her own practice in 2017.

Her husband, Guy Dudley, received his Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Texas in Austin and is the founder of Stone Development Group, Inc., a real estate development company. They have two daughters, Amelia and Genevieve (“Eve”) and all are active members of Austin Christian Fellowship, participating in construction development and medical missions in Haiti and Nicaragua.

Dr. Dudley is a board-certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is an executive board member of the Central Texas Primary Care Alliance. Dr. Dudley is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at Texas A&M Medical School in Temple. She provides newborn care at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center.

Dr. Karl Kurz
Dr. Karl KurzBoard Certified Pediatrician

Dr. Kurz was born in Midland, Texas but grew up in Dallas and Katy. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2009. While at Texas A&M, his love for pediatrics grew while working at Camp John Marc and volunteering at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. He then graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2013. He completed his pediatric residency at UT Southwestern and Children’s Health in Dallas, Texas. He has been a board-certified pediatrician since 2016. After completing one year as a pediatric chief resident at UT Southwestern, his family moved to Cedar Park in 2017. After four years of caring for children at a local pediatric practice, he transitioned to Wildflower Pediatrics to serve children and families in Central Texas. In addition, Dr. Kurz provides newborn care at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center.

Dr. Kurz and his wife, Caitlin, have two children, Everett and Holland. They are active in the community, participating in soccer, T-ball, and gymnastics. In addition, they enjoy time outdoors and playing at local parks. Dr. Kurz is also an avid runner throughout Cedar Park and North Austin. He and his family are members of the Austin Stone Northwest Campus.

Rachael Lichtenberger
Rachael Lichtenberger Board-certified and licensed Physician Assistant

Rachael Lichtenberger is a board-certified and licensed Physician Assistant.  She is originally from Houston, TX, and received her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University in 2012. She attended PA school at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and graduated in August 2014. Rachael has been working in outpatient pediatrics since graduation and can’t imagine doing anything else! She joined Wildflower Pediatrics in early 2020. She lives in the Northwest Austin area with her husband, daughter, and Australian Shepherd, Koda. Her husband is a teacher at Canyon Ridge Middle School. Rachael enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, and exercising. She and her husband are partners at the Austin Stone Northwest campus, and their faith is a huge part of their lives.

What is a Physician Assistant?
A Physician Assistant is a medical professional who practices medicine in collaboration with physicians. PAs are extensively trained health care providers who receive a master’s degree and are certified to practice medicine. PAs are valuable members of the health care team who can conduct physical exams, diagnose patients, order and interpret lab tests, write prescriptions, and formulate treatment plans. Often, PAs serve as a patient’s primary healthcare provider. PAs work in all areas of healthcare, including pediatrics. Rachael comes with six years of experience exclusively in the pediatric outpatient setting. She is able to establish continuity of care with patient families as the sole provider and in collaboration with Dr. Dudley.

Carol Mitchell
Carol MitchellLicensed Vocational Nurse & Office Administrator

Phone: (512) 900-6055

Carol has over 25 years of experience working for a solo pediatrician as a licensed vocational nurse, billing specialist, and office manager. She was known as the “best” shot giver in her previous employment. She is originally from the Texas Panhandle and has lived in Leander for 5 years. She is married to Ed Mitchell and has 2 daughters, 1 son, 2 son-in-laws, 1 daughter-in-law and 7 grandchildren.

Pediatrics has been her passion since graduation.  In Carol’s own words,

“There is almost always a happy experience in this field.  Kids get sick but almost always get well!  Getting to know the family is one of the best parts of the job. Family is what I do in my spare time.  Whether it is visiting my son and family in the panhandle or going to one of my 6 grandkids activities that live in the area.  I enjoy family meals and outings together.  I do enjoy gardening also.  I love flowers and a pretty yard!”

Lori Lindsey
Lori LindseyLicensed Vocational Nurse

Lori is originally from San Angelo, Texas and graduated from nursing school from Howard College in 2004. She has been a pediatric nurse at Shannon medical center for inpatient hospital care for 5 years. She has worked as a pediatric clinical nurse for 8 years and a home health nurse for 2 years. She loves working with kids and has a son of her own. She also enjoys spending time with family, cooking and shopping. She has worked with Dr. Dudley in the past and is excited to join her practice!

Shasta Amador
Shasta AmadorCertified Pediatric Medical Assistant

Shasta is from Elgin, Texas and has resided in Round Rock for the last 20 years. She graduated from Southern Careers Institute of Austin. Shasta has 20 years of experience as a Certified Pediatric Medical Assistant in private practice. She is married and has 3 sons, 1 step-daughter, and 1 granddaughter. She is a member of the music team and the youth director for New Creation Baptist Church in Georgetown, Texas. She enjoys playing softball and volleyball, and watching her sons play competitive sports.

Jennifer Dunagan
Jennifer DunaganFront Desk Supervisor

Jennifer has been working in the medical field since 2003, eight of those years being the front office coordinator for a small pediatric office in the hill country.  She is excited to be a part of an intimate practice again where there is a strong family atmosphere.

She loves spending time with her husband Richard Dunagan and her blended family of five. They have four sons Zach, CJ, Nick and Hayden along with daughter Abbey.  Four out of the five are currently in college pursuing careers from music education to finance. Bowling and going out for sushi is a family favorite.  Her hobbies include baking, cake decorating and working out with her husband.  (This helps balance the baking habit).

She loves to celebrate the simple blessings in life because those are truly what makes life so wonderful!

Miranda Aleman
Miranda AlemanFront Desk Assistant

Miranda is blessed for the opportunity to be a part of the Wildflower Pediatrics family. She was born and raised locally in Round Rock, TX. She has a heart for serving others, and loves working with children. She is the proud mother of a son & daughter herself. When she is out of the office, she enjoys spending time with family and going to church. She also loves going on hikes and taking random last minute trips to the beach just to watch the sunrise and enjoy the ocean breeze. She is very excited to get to know everyone!

Our Team

Dr. Courtney Dudley
Dr. Courtney DudleyBoard Certified Pediatrician

Phone: (512) 900-6055

Dr. Dudley is an Austin native and remained in Austin until graduating from high school and then attended Wake Forest University in North Carolina. She graduated in 1999, earning a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Biology. She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio in 2003 and completed her pediatric residency training with Ohio State University at Nationwide Children’s hospital in Columbus in 2006. Returning to Austin, she joined a small private practice in 2006. After a rewarding 10 years, she decided to fulfill her life-long dream of establishing her own practice in 2017.

Her husband, Guy Dudley, received his Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Texas in Austin and is the founder of Stone Development Group, Inc., a real estate development company. They have two daughters, Amelia and Genevieve (“Eve”) and all are active members of Austin Christian Fellowship, participating in construction development and medical missions in Haiti and Nicaragua.

Dr. Dudley is a board-certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is an executive board member of the Central Texas Primary Care Alliance. Dr. Dudley is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at Texas A&M Medical School in Temple. She provides newborn care at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center.

Dr. Karl Kurz
Dr. Karl KurzBoard Certified Pediatrician

Dr. Kurz was born in Midland, Texas but grew up in Dallas and Katy. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2009. While at Texas A&M, his love for pediatrics grew while working at Camp John Marc and volunteering at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. He then graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2013. He completed his pediatric residency at UT Southwestern and Children’s Health in Dallas, Texas. He has been a board-certified pediatrician since 2016. After completing one year as a pediatric chief resident at UT Southwestern, his family moved to Cedar Park in 2017. After four years of caring for children at a local pediatric practice, he transitioned to Wildflower Pediatrics to serve children and families in Central Texas. In addition, Dr. Kurz provides newborn care at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center.

Dr. Kurz and his wife, Caitlin, have two children, Everett and Holland. They are active in the community, participating in soccer, T-ball, and gymnastics. In addition, they enjoy time outdoors and playing at local parks. Dr. Kurz is also an avid runner throughout Cedar Park and North Austin. He and his family are members of the Austin Stone Northwest Campus.

Rachael Lichtenberger
Rachael Lichtenberger Board-certified and licensed Physician Assistant

Rachael Lichtenberger is a board-certified and licensed Physician Assistant.  She is originally from Houston, TX, and received her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University in 2012. She attended PA school at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and graduated in August 2014. Rachael has been working in outpatient pediatrics since graduation and can’t imagine doing anything else! She joined Wildflower Pediatrics in early 2020. She lives in the Northwest Austin area with her husband, daughter, and Australian Shepherd, Koda. Her husband is a teacher at Canyon Ridge Middle School. Rachael enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, and exercising. She and her husband are partners at the Austin Stone Northwest campus, and their faith is a huge part of their lives.

What is a Physician Assistant?
A Physician Assistant is a medical professional who practices medicine in collaboration with physicians. PAs are extensively trained health care providers who receive a master’s degree and are certified to practice medicine. PAs are valuable members of the health care team who can conduct physical exams, diagnose patients, order and interpret lab tests, write prescriptions, and formulate treatment plans. Often, PAs serve as a patient’s primary healthcare provider. PAs work in all areas of healthcare, including pediatrics. Rachael comes with six years of experience exclusively in the pediatric outpatient setting. She is able to establish continuity of care with patient families as the sole provider and in collaboration with Dr. Dudley.

Carol Mitchell
Carol MitchellLicensed Vocational Nurse & Office Administrator

Phone: (512) 900-6055

Carol has over 25 years of experience working for a solo pediatrician as a licensed vocational nurse, billing specialist, and office manager. She was known as the “best” shot giver in her previous employment. She is originally from the Texas Panhandle and has lived in Leander for 5 years. She is married to Ed Mitchell and has 2 daughters, 1 son, 2 son-in-laws, 1 daughter-in-law and 7 grandchildren.

Pediatrics has been her passion since graduation.  In Carol’s own words,

“There is almost always a happy experience in this field.  Kids get sick but almost always get well!  Getting to know the family is one of the best parts of the job. Family is what I do in my spare time.  Whether it is visiting my son and family in the panhandle or going to one of my 6 grandkids activities that live in the area.  I enjoy family meals and outings together.  I do enjoy gardening also.  I love flowers and a pretty yard!”

Lori Lindsey
Lori LindseyLicensed Vocational Nurse

Lori is originally from San Angelo, Texas and graduated from nursing school from Howard College in 2004. She has been a pediatric nurse at Shannon medical center for inpatient hospital care for 5 years. She has worked as a pediatric clinical nurse for 8 years and a home health nurse for 2 years. She loves working with kids and has a son of her own. She also enjoys spending time with family, cooking and shopping. She has worked with Dr. Dudley in the past and is excited to join her practice!

Shasta Amador
Shasta AmadorCertified Pediatric Medical Assistant

Shasta is from Elgin, Texas and has resided in Round Rock for the last 20 years. She graduated from Southern Careers Institute of Austin. Shasta has 20 years of experience as a Certified Pediatric Medical Assistant in private practice. She is married and has 3 sons, 1 step-daughter, and 1 granddaughter. She is a member of the music team and the youth director for New Creation Baptist Church in Georgetown, Texas. She enjoys playing softball and volleyball, and watching her sons play competitive sports.

Jennifer Dunagan
Jennifer DunaganFront Desk Supervisor

Jennifer has been working in the medical field since 2003, eight of those years being the front office coordinator for a small pediatric office in the hill country.  She is excited to be a part of an intimate practice again where there is a strong family atmosphere.

She loves spending time with her husband Richard Dunagan and her blended family of five. They have four sons Zach, CJ, Nick and Hayden along with daughter Abbey.  Four out of the five are currently in college pursuing careers from music education to finance. Bowling and going out for sushi is a family favorite.  Her hobbies include baking, cake decorating and working out with her husband.  (This helps balance the baking habit).

She loves to celebrate the simple blessings in life because those are truly what makes life so wonderful!

Miranda Aleman
Miranda AlemanFront Desk Assistant

Coming soon!