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Meet the Providers

Meet the Providers
M.D.
Derrol Dawkins, M.D.

is board certified in Pediatrics. He is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and a graduate of Ensley High School. He received his B.A. degree from Northwestern University and his Medical Doctorate degree from UAB School of Medicine in 1980. After a pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital and a year as Chief Resident, he established Metro Pediatrics in 1984.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Sheneka Campbell, RN, MSN, CRNP

Sheneka Campbell, CPNP-PC, PMHS is board certified by the Pediatric Nurse Certification Board. She is a native of Gilbertown, Alabama and currently lives in Hoover, Al. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from the University of West Alabama, 2003; a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2010; and a Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2012. She recently became certified by the Pediatric Nurse Certification Board as a Pediatric Mental Health Specialist. She is currently enrolled in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program at UAB and will graduate with both a DNP and Nursing Education certificate in December, 2016.

M.D.
Nanette Brinkerhoff, M.D.

Dr. Brinkerhoff is board certified in Pediatrics. She has been residing in Birmingham for 32 years. She received her B.A. degree from Wake Forest University and her Medical Doctorate degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 1979. She completed her pediatric residency at The Children’s Hospital of Alabama in 1982. Dr. Brinkerhoff retired from the practice of pediatrics in 2014 after 32 years of practice. She quickly realized that she missed pediatrics too much to stay retired and joined Metro Pediatrics in 2016.

Family Nurse Practitioner
Virginia Thomas, FNP-BC

is   board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a native of Birmingham and a graduate of Ensley High School. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Tuskegee University, a Master of Science in Nursing and a Post Masters Certificate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has been a Certified Asthma Educator since 2004. She is a Colonel in the United States Army Reserve. She joined Metro Pediatrics in 1995-2001 and rejoined the practice in 2011.