Tamika Ussery-Freeman, M.D., FAAP

Dr. Ussery-Freeman is a board-certified pediatric hospitalist who is exclusively dedicated to caring for newborns delivered at Baptist Hospital. She is responsible for all newborn assessment and care, including stabilization.

Medical Education

Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Residency

Mercer University School of Medicine Residency Program, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, GA

Board Certifications

Pediatrics

Memberships

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics 


Additional Information

Hospitalists are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week to provide patients with on-going and immediate care in the hospital. While they assess and treat medical conditions, coordinate hospital care and may consult specialists to assist with patient care, as needed, they do not accept appointments.

Meet Your Provider

What led you to become a doctor or choose your focus of medicine?
I decided to become a pediatrician at the age of 5. My parents always bragged about the great pediatrician I had as a child and I wanted to be just like him.

What about your line of work do you find most rewarding and why?
The most rewarding part of my job is helping parents learn how to care for their children. When I do my job correctly, hundreds of children’s lives are changed forever and that is my living legacy.

In your opinion, what’s the most important factor in a doctor-patient relationship?
The most important factors are trust, honesty, empathy, and communication among doctor and family.

What can a patient expect when they have you as a doctor?
My patients and their families can always expect expert care from a knowledgeable doctor who cares and respects their trust.

What are your top priorities with every patient you see?
I strive to provide the best of care while communicating effectively and listening to the needs of patients and their families.

Describe one of the top ways you ensure each patient receives the quality, personal health care he/she deserves.
Listening and observing

Is there anything more or extra you would like prospective patients to know about you?
I respect the choice that my families have made.  Allowing me to for caring for their children is a big deal. I will care for them like they are my own.