Teresa Mahaffey, M.D.
I am blessed by a career I love. My journey to pediatrics began at the University of Notre Dame as an undergraduate and then the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. I completed my pediatric internship, residency and chief residency at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Oakland , California, where I developed a love for children with complex medical and psychiatric disorders. After a 2 year stint on Guam, we settled in Pensacola, where I started a pediatric private practice. After 15 years, amidst a climate not favorable to solo practice, I became an employed physician. For myriad reasons, my joy in my calling faded. My patients do not fit neatly into ten and fifteen minute slots. My decision to start a Direct Primary Care Pediatric Clinic was an easy one. I can see my patients on my terms, free of insurance regulations and constraints and administrative busy work.
I look forward to renewing and forming new relationships with my patients at Blessed Minds!