Our mission is to provide the highest quality of care, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of childhood disease. Our patients are very important to us and deserve the best treatment available. Our facility hosts a friendly environment, professional staff, and a positive experience for the children.
Glenda Clark, Administrator, “Gi-Gi”
Glenda Clark, also known as “Gi-Gi” to many of our patients here at the office, is Dr. Young’s Administrator. She has been working in the world of Pediatrics since May of 1998. Glenda was raised here in Amarillo, TX and is a graduate from Palo Duro High School. She has been married to her husband, David Clark for 35 years. Glenda and David have two children, Tiffany Clark (34), and Justin Clark (31). Gi-Gi has no grandchildren through her own bloodline, but claims to have nearly 7,000 altogether. Her love for children radiates throughout the office and she truly shines when she is holding “her babies.”
John Young, MD
Dr. Young married Dana Bottlinger of Dallas Texas in 1988. Together they have four daugthers, Caitlyn (1989) married to Jonathan Gates, Christian (1992), Callan (1994) and Camryn (2000). Dr. Young and Dana also have three grandchildren, Hunter Gates (2007), Parker Gates (2010), and Chandler Gates (2014). The family has also recently expanded to include George Lay Otieno of Kisumu, Kenya. Dr. Young and his family are proud to announce the upcoming nuptials between their daughter Christian and their soon to be son-in-law Steven Brown; to be wed on July 11, 2015.
Dr. Young truly enjoys taking care of children in Amarillo, TX. During his time off, he enjoys spending time with his family and watching his children in sports. He is an avid Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, and Texas Rangers fan, and has enjoyed singing baritone in a gospel quartet, the Upword Quartet, for the past 12 years. He also enjoys reading investment books and internet sites and learning more about wind and solar energy. He has been a ham radio enthusiast since the age of 12 and has held an Extra license, the highest certification for over 25 years. Dr. Young and his family are members of the 1st Baptist Church Bushland, and Dr. Young is an elder at the church.
John M. Young, MD is a private practice pediatrician in Amarillo, Texas. Dr. Young was born and raised in Wichita Falls, Texas where he graduated from S.H. Rider High School in 1982. He remained in Wichita Falls for his undergraduate education at Midwestern State University where he was named the Hardin Scholar for 1983-1984; this is the highest award for academic excellence given to the student whose scholastic achievements and participation in University activities during the preceding year brought distinction to the student and Midwestern State University. He received a degree in Chemistry in 1985 and a double major degree in Biology and Psychology in 1986. He was the highest ranking graduate in both 1985 and 1986 with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
After completing his undergraduate work, Dr. Young entered medical school in Dallas at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed medical school in 1990, graduating 4th in his class of 204, and was nominated to Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical school honor society. Dr. Young remained in Dallas at Childrens Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital for his internship and residency in Pediatrics.
After the completion of his residency in 1993, Dr. Young briefly worked in Abilene with a private practice before moving to Amarillo in January of 1994 where he began his career in private practice that continues today. Dr. Young has been a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics since 1993 and was originally board certified in 1993 at the completion of his residency.
Dr. Young has served as the Chief of Pediatrics at BSA Hospital where he supervised the establishment of the BSA Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units. He has also served on the Child Welfare Board of Amarillo.
Dr. Young has been a supporter of the CareNet Crisis Pregnancy Center of Amarillo since 1993. He also works closely with the Christian Relief Fund through which he sponsors George in his law studies in Kenya.
Midwestern State University:https://msutexas.edu/
Hardin Scholar reference:http://registrar.mwsu.edu/catalog/2012-2014/Undergraduate-2012-2014-back.pdf
Alpha Omega Alpha:http://www.alphaomegaalpha.org
Dallas Children’s Medical Center:https://www.childrens.com
American Academy of Pediatrics:https://www.aap.org/en-us/Pages/Default.aspx
CareNet Crisis Pregnancy Center:http://www.thehopechoice.com
Christian Relief Fund:https://christianrelieffund.org/
Yvonne Murphy, RN, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner
Yvonne Murphy grew up in Sherman, Texas, the oldest of five. She attended University of Oklahoma and Baylor Nursing school. She started her career in ICU for 10 yrs then moved into Hospice care. She has four amazing children, two of which God blessed her with from China.
She is passionate about adoption and loves to advocate for orphan care. After getting her masters in 2015, she realized how much she loved pediatrics and began working for Panhandle Pediatrics. She says that kids are very entertaining and make her job enjoyable!
She loves working with first time mothers and learning from seasoned parents. She gets excited talking to teens as they prepare to be independent adults. She says that work never feels like work; she is thankful to serve in the panhandle of Texas and hopes to stay a long time.