Katherine Nobles Spadafora, M.D.

Hometown
Mobile, AL
   
Education
Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham-1994
Doctor of Medicine from the University of Alabama School of Medicine -2001

Pediatric Residency
University on Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga Unit at T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital-2004

Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics-2005

Practicing Pediatrics in Alabama since
2004

Professional Societies
American Academy of Pediatrics
Mobile County Pediatric Society
Medical Association of the State of Alabama

Personal Statement
I am very happy to be practicing pediatrics in my hometown. I have been at Pediatric Associates of Mobile since September of 2007.  Prior to that, I worked for three years at a community health center in Bayou La Batre, AL helping the underserved children of our area.

Pediatricians have a unique opportunity to provide guidance and education for their patients from birth through adolescence. I specialize in general pediatric healthcare and focus my practice on preventative medicine. Among the many topics discussed during wellness visits will be safety, disease prevention, nutrition, and management of chronic conditions such as asthma or allergies. Specifically I enjoy helping patients and their families learn more about nutrition particularly as it pertains to the ever growing issue of childhood obesity.
I believe that spending time with and listening to my patients is the best way to develop what I hope will be a lasting personal relationship.  It is my goal to foster in my patients a true interest in their own health and well being.

Immunizations are perhaps the single most important contribution of modern medicine. I firmly stand behind the recommended vaccine schedule as the best way to keep our children safe from many potentially deadly diseases.

Hobbies
When I am not at work I enjoy cooking. I love using fresh herbs from my garden in every meal. I also enjoy bike riding, reading modern fiction, hiking, camping and am an avid music fan.



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