About

WILDFLOWER PEDIATRICS

Our Team

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.

Meghan Wheeler
Meghan WheelerCertified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Meghan Wheeler is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Originally from Katy, Texas, she attended Texas State University before attending nursing school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She graduated from nursing school with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in December of 2017. Most recently, Meghan received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 2022. She has over 4 years of Pediatric ICU nursing experience and has always loved working in this field of medicine. Meghan joined the Wildflower Pediatrics team mid-2022.

She and her husband, Matt, moved from Houston to Austin in August 2020 and have 2 dogs. Matt graduated from Texas A&M and does business operations for Cart.com. They are both active members at The Well Austin church. In her free time, Meghan loves spending time outside, getting coffee with friends, climbing, and completing DIY projects.

Carol Mitchell
Carol MitchellLicensed Vocational Nurse & Office Administrator

Phone: (512) 900-6055

Carol is a Licensed Vocational Nurse and started with Wildflower Pediatrics January of 2018. When she moved to the area, finding a solo pediatric practice was difficult and she watched Wildflower open from the internet. It only took her 5 months to apply and she was hired immediately.   She has over 30 years of experience in nursing with 20 of those spent working for a solo pediatrician in the Texas Panhandle.  She is well versed in pediatric medical billing and is the Practice Manager here at Wildflower. She wears many “hats” here. Give her a task and it will be done. She brought with her the title of “Best Shot Giver” and that has remained true here.

Pediatrics has been her passion since graduation from nursing school.  She feels there is almost always a happy experience in this field.  Kids will get sick but almost always get well.  Knowing the whole family is the best part of the job, she likes to know the whole patient and not just as a number.

She and her husband moved to Liberty Hill 10 years ago and have 2 daughters that have followed them here. Their son and his family live in the Panhandle. Medical careers run in the family as their daughters are nurses, one son-in-law is a Respiratory Therapist and the other is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.  Her pride and joy are her 8 grandchildren aging in range from 17 years to 2 years.

In her spare time, you can find her at one of the grandkids activities or visiting the ones in the panhandle.  She loves flowers and lucky for Wildflower she enjoys it here as well as she maintains the gardens and patio.

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!

Ashley Latham
Ashley LathamLicensed Vocational Nurse

Originally from the Texas panhandle, Ashley has been living in Leander for the past 6 years. She is married to Delbert, who is a pediatric nurse Practitioner in the Pediatric ER at North Austin Medical Center. They have 3 kids, Kaysen, Kynsler, and Kaislye, 3 dogs, and a bunny.

Ashley graduated in 2004 From Frank Phillips college in Borger, TX as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She has worked as a nurse for over 18 years in pediatrics and women’s healthcare in the hospital and clinical setting, including Dr. Walsh Pediatrics and Cedar Park Ob/Gyn Associates. She has cared for pregnant women and post-partum women, including care for lactation support.

Ashley prioritizes her faith and family and enjoys watching her kids play sports and listening to her oldest play his saxophone. They enjoy watching movies, playing games, swimming, and cooking/eating meals together. You can usually find the Latham family at the baseball/softball field every day of the week.

Pediatric care has Ashley’s heart, and she truly enjoys taking care of the most precious gifts from God. Pediatric care is like no other and it takes a special person to care for the smallest of patients. She prides herself in fulfilling her daily mission to compassionately care for our patients and families at Wildflower Pediatrics. 

Miranda Gillespie
Miranda GillespieCertified Medical Assistant

Miranda is originally from Chapel Hill, NC and graduated from Keiser University with her Associates Degree in Science in 2019 as well as her Medical Assistant Certificate. Miranda has a strong passion for pediatrics and patient care with over 4 years of experience.

Miranda enjoys park adventures, movie days, and fun activities with her daughter, Skylar.

She joined Wildflower Pediatrics in 2022.