Pediatrician Staff

All professionals at Kid Approved Pediatrics maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

Nicole Sutton, MD, FAAP

Born and raised in the Dallas area, Dr. Nicole Sutton received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from The University of Texas at Arlington in 1997.

She earned her medical degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2001 and completed her pediatric internship and residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2004.

After completing her training in 2004, she returned to the Dallas area to practice medicine. She originally joined Pediatric Healthcare Associates in 2004, where she has practiced for fourteen years before joining Kid Approved Pediatrics.  Dr. Sutton is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

As a dedicated pediatrician with the personal experience of being a mother, Dr. Sutton is committed to providing exceptional medical care for children of all ages.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with family, and walking her dogs.  

For Dr. Sutton, the key to great pediatric care is creating important relationships with families to promote healthy and happy futures for children, both medical and emotional.

BOARD CERTIFIED
Yes
MEDICAL SCHOOL
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
PEDIATRIC INTERNSHIP AND RESIDENCY
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
YEARS IN PRACTICE
14


Lilyan Blatt, DO, FAAP

Dr. Blatt grew up in Connecticut and received her undergraduate degree in microbiology from the University of Connecticut.  She graduated Cum laude and is an Honors Scholar.  She received a masters degree in human services administration from Springfield University in Massachusetts.  She attended the University of Medicine of New Jersey.  During Medical School, she was involved in research in child sexual abuse and received an award for advocacy and research.  Dr. Blatt did her Pediatric training at Jefferson University Hospital, DuPont Childrens's Hospital, and Medical Center of Delaware. 

Dr. Blatt has been Board certified by the AAP since 1998.  After practicing in the Northeast for several years, she relocated to the DFW are with her husband, who is a local EP cardiologist, and her three children.  She has been living in McKinney since 2007.  Dr. Blatt has had twenty years of experience as a pediatrician.  She describes her mission and passion as partnering with her families to aid them in living a healthy and happy life.

 

BOARD CERTIFIED
Yes
MEDICAL SCHOOL
The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
PEDIATRIC INTERNSHIP AND RESIDENCY
DuPont Children’s Hospital, Jefferson University, and the Medical Center of Delaware
YEARS IN PRACTICE
20


Emily Barker RN, CPNP

I am so thrilled to be part of the team at Kid Approved Pediatrics! I bring over 14 years of pediatric nursing experience, the last 8 years as a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.  I have a BS in Childhood Development from Vanderbilt University, a BS in Nursing from Columbia University, and a Masters in Nursing from UCLA.

I offer preventative care visits as well as acute and chronic disease management.  As a mother of 3 young children, I am dedicated to the health and wellness of our children.  I enjoy seeing my patients grow, and am here to support parents during each of these exciting stages.

I am also passionate about breastfeeding.  I have worked through many common breastfeeding issues with my own children, and my perseverance lead to becoming a International Board Certified Lactation Consultant so I can continue to help other mothers and babies.  I am available for concerns and questions about all aspects of breastfeeding including latching, milk supply, weight concerns, pumping, and returning to work.

I look forward to meeting your family and hope that I can be part of helping your children thrive!