Our Staff

West Vinings Pediatric Group opened its doors in late December 2013.  We are a small, private practice that is a result of the dream to create a certain type of practice – one that not only delivers excellent health care, but also treats every child and family with the attention and respect they deserve.  Our patients and their families are special and we want for them to feel that way. 

Of course, providing our patients with excellent, up-to-date medical care is our highest priority.  Our providers are committed to lifelong learning and are continually pursuing ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest in child health care.  They closely follow the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics and are also  affiliate membesr of the professional staff of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  

But, we also believe that coming to the doctor’s office should be a pleasant experience.   Our office is attractive, modern, and comfortable.   And, our staff is friendly and warm.  We think that you will enjoy the West Vinings experience! 

At West Vinings Pediatric Group, we consider it both a great joy and responsibility to care for children.  We take that responsibility very seriously.  We understand that you have a choice of pediatricians in the greater Atlanta area, and we are honored that you would consider choosing us as your child’s primary medical provider. We are confident that you will be pleased with the quality of care and service that we can provide you and your family.  

Dr. Crystal White

  • Board certified since 2001
  • Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Received B.S. in Biology from Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Received M.D. from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio
  • Completed residency training in pediatrics at Tulane School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Hometown:  Albany, Georgia


Dr. White has practiced general pediatrics in the Atlanta area since 2001 and worked for a large, multispecialty group in the Smyrna area from 2003 to 2012.   She is very interested in preventive health and in overall wellness including mental and emotional health.  She strives to empower parents and kids with the information they need to be healthy.

Dr. White describes herself as an “amateur foodie.”  She enjoys sampling great restaurants and cooking (and is running out of space for all of the cookbooks and cooking magazines).  She is also a lover of the arts, especially music and dance, and enjoys attending the symphony and the ballet. 

Dr. Sherie Byrd

  • Received B.A. in Psychology and Medicine Health & Society from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Received M.D. from University of Tennessee Health Science College of Medicine, Memphis TN
  • Completed pediatric residency training at University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis TN
  • Hometown: Memphis, TN 

Dr. Sherie Byrd recently moved from Memphis to Atlanta to join West Vinings Pediatric Group. A graduate of University of Tennessee’s medical program, she trained at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Dr. Byrd is thrilled to join West Vinings Pediatric Group as a general pediatrician and looks forward to celebrating important milestones with her patients and their families. She is especially interested in preventive medicine and asthma management.

In her free time, Dr. Byrd enjoys traveling to beautiful beaches, participating in church bible study, swimming, and attending music festivals. She's also a huge Memphis Grizzlies fan--but looks forward to embracing Atlanta’s sports teams!


Jessira Negron, Practice Manager


Jessira joined West Vinings Pediatric Group in June 2015.  She is our dependable, bilingual practice manager who has been working in medical billing since 2004.   Jessira is a graduate of  American Intercontinental University where she obtained her Bachelor's degree in Business Management in 2013. Jessira is originally from New Haven, CT and has lived in the state of Georgia since 2004. She is a mother of two beautiful teenage children. She loves to spend time with her family; enjoys the summer months, walking and many other recreational activities.

Jenetta Hendricks, Medical Assistant


Jenetta is a native Georgian and has been a Medical Assistant for 15 years. Of those 15 years as a Medical Assistant, she has worked in pediatrics for 11 years. She loves working in pediatrics because she likes to see babies grow from newborn to toddlers and eventually into preteens to teenagers. The personal interaction with children is priceless and is the main reason she enjoys working with children in this capacity. Jenetta loves listening to jazz music. She enjoys playing outside with her children, attending church, traveling, gardening and basking in nature in any way possible. She joined the West Vinings Pediatric Group in September of 2014 and has truly enjoyed her new family.

LeAnne Klein, Front Desk Coordinator

LeAnne joined West Vinings Pediatric Group in October of 2017. A native of South Carolina, she, along with her husband and two daughters, made the move to the Atlanta metro area in 2013. LeAnne has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature from Anderson University and has taken pre-requisite courses for the nursing program. She also manages our neighbor speech therapy clinic. She has worked with children for the past 18 years and appreciates the value and investment that each individual child deserves. 
In her spare time, LeAnne coaches a girl’s fast pitch travel softball team out of the Smyrna area. She spends her summer weekends on the lake wake boarding and waterskiing with her family and friends. She loves being outdoors and visits her family farm in SC any chance she gets.

Guadalupe Izaguirre, Medical Assistant

Guadalupe is a Georgia native. She was born and raised in the Cobb county area. Guadalupe likes to go by the name of “Lupe.” Growing up, Lupe has always had an interest in Science. She attended KSU where she obtained her B.Sc. in Biology in 2013. During her undergrad years she volunteered in various clinics. She became a nanny and a student intern at a Pediatric Office. Lupe enjoys working with children. She became certified as a Medical Assistant in 2016 and had the pleasure of joining West Vinings Pediatric Group October 2017. Lupe spend her free time with her family and hiking with her puppy, “Mila.”