A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Dr. Childers earned a bachelor of science in biology from the University of Virginia and continued at UVA to achieve his medical degree. He completed his internship and pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama. Following his residency, he moved to Asheville and became a founding physician of Mountain Area Pediatrics.
Dr. Childers and his wife, Connie, live in Asheville with their daughter and son. Dr. Childers shared that one of his most memorable Mountain Area Pediatrics moments was when a patient came in with a “foreign body” up his nose. After struggling with the determined two-year-old, Dr. Childers extracted a fortune cookie that read “medical concerns will matter today!”
When Dr. Childers is not practicing pediatrics, you can find him swimming at the YMCA pool, practicing his pool bank shots, reading a book, going to the movies with his family or walking his dog at Beaver Lake.
Dr. Childers’ sage advice to his patients is to “Live your life one day at a time. Love yourself and accept your own imperfections. Life is not meant to be traveled alone but to be explored with family and friends. This includes both the good times and the hard times. Nutrition and exercise are always important. Let love guide you and do not succumb to hate.”