Jonda Ward Young, MD was born and raised in Kentucky and attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine before completing her pediatric residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Dr. Young has been board certified in pediatrics since 2000. She first practiced general pediatrics in Hermitage, TN, for several years before returning to Kentucky, where she worked in Murray and then in her hometown of Benton. While working in general pediatrics, she took a special interest in the evaluation and treatment of patients with ADHD and in working with the families of such patients due to her experiences with the disorder in her own family. She loves helping educate families about ADHD and helping to find the best treatment plan for patients, which includes identifying and using their strengths.
After taking a few years off from medical practice for family reasons, Dr. Young is extremely excited to join Focus-MD in Raleigh and specialize in the management of ADHD and related conditions. She will concentrate on children and adolescents but is also knowledgeable about ADHD in adults.
Dr. Young moved to Chapel Hill from KY in 2014 and has two teenage children. She does freelance medical editing work and keeps active walking her somewhat spoiled Yorkie-poo. Much of her spare time is also spent going to see her children sing and perform, since they both enjoy being involved in singing groups and dramatic productions.
A North Carolina native, Elizabeth Neel, MD is a board certified pediatrician who has worked in general pediatrics and college health. She spent a 11 years of her career at NC State University working as a staff physician in College Health and then as the Medical Director and worked a great deal with college age students in transition and how ADHD impacted them academically and socially. It is this experience, along with her personal passion for assisting patients and their families in a comprehensive evaluation and treatment model that led to her opening her own Focus-MD office. She is committed to providing effective, efficient, personalized care for her patients. Dr. Neel is dedicated to evidence-based medical practices with sensitivity to diverse patient populations.
Dr. Neel completed her undergraduate studies in Biology at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Her medical school training was completed at East Carolina University-School of Medicine (now Brody School of Medicine), in Greenville, NC. Dr. Neel then completed her pediatric internship and residency with the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, TN. She has been board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics since 2000.
Dr. Neel and her husband have have two children. In her spare time, Dr. Neel enjoys running and travel.
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