Growing Up Pediatrics opened in June 2000 as a child friendly place for parents to bring their children for medical care. Wendy Talley, MD, has been a part of the practice since its inception and Christina A. Wescott, MD, joined the practice in 2008. Valorie S. Byrd, FNP-C joined GUP in 2014. We are a small practice and plan to remain that way as our size gives all of us the opportunity to know our patients as well as allowing the children to get to know us. Providers and staff strongly believe in including the parent as well as the child in his or her medical care. Every effort is made to explain things to the patient at his or her level of understanding. We are committed to providing quality medical care as well as education to our patients and parents.