About Dr. M. Tresa Chappell
Dr. M. Tresa Chappell is a native of Jacksonville Beach, Florida. She began her undergraduate career at Oxford College of Emory University and completed her college career with degrees in Chemistry and Spanish from Emory University in 2000. She attended Emory University School of Medicine and then completed her Pediatric Residency training at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee in 2007.
She practiced for four years in Alpharetta before joining a practice in Athens and began working with Drs. Sprayberry and Kelly in January 2014. She is board certified and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Chappell is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership. She is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Chappell is married to Dr. Clay Chappell, a cardiologist with Oconee Heart and Vascular, and has three young boys.
“I was drawn to the specialty of pediatrics by two things, my love of children and my strong belief in preventative care. My interest in caring for children started at a young age, as I watched my mother advocate and care for children as a childcare center owner and director. My goal is to work with parents to keep their child as healthy as possible through routine well childcare and immunizations. I love to see my patients and their families, but I sincerely hope we can minimize sick visits by practicing good preventative care.”