While our builders prepare the foundation for the new Family Care Center on nearby Woodlake Trail, two new physicians have been added to our medical staff, to care for the youngest among us.  Board Certified Pediatricians Dr. Svetlana (Dr. Lana) Titishina and Dr. Margaret (Dr. Maggie) Somple truly understand the uniqueness of every child that comes to KCH.   “I love being a part of the care and nurturing of families.  Developing and maintaining long term relationships with children and their parents is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job,” says Dr. Somple.   

At KCH, it has long been a goal to add pediatrics to our list of medical specialties, so adding two physicians is especially gratifying.  “It’s really important to me to have my children’s doctor close by.  It’s such a relief, and it also makes balancing our busy schedules much easier,” said a local mom.  The pediatric offices are currently located at 7 Woodlake Trail, Suite A., but will be moving to the third floor of the Family Care Center in the future.  The new pediatric space focuses on the exuberance and joy of children. "Designing for kids is my favorite part of any project. Kids allow me to share my passion for color (and fun) in a healthcare setting.  My goal is to create an atmosphere that makes a kid smile and that eliminates the fear of going to the doctor.  The welcoming design of this new KCH space compliments the passionate care given by both Dr. Lana and Dr. Maggie.  Together, they will be a perfect addition to the Knox Community," said Elisha Lorenzi, of EML Interiors, lead interior designer for the Family Care Center. “I think Knox County families will be very pleased.”

Lori Wilkes