Why choose us?
Dr. Deneta (Howland) Sells created Intown Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine in 2006 to provide warm, friendly, and excellent care for the growing population of in-town families. The practice started in a charming Grant Park bungalow, but quickly outgrew the space. In December 2009, Intown Pediatrics relocated to a brand-new, larger space in Glenwood Park, just around the corner from its original location. The continued growth of Intown Pediatrics made it essential to add another location. In May 2017 we opened our Brookhaven facility to further extend our care to our many patients. This significant growth can be attributed to the outstanding healthcare and individualized attention each infant, child and teenager receives at Intown Pediatrics.
Deneta H. Sells, MD, FAAP
Dr. Sells graduated from Harvard College in 1992 with a degree in Sociology. She received her medical degree from the University Of Tennessee College Of Medicine in 2003, and completed her residency in pediatrics at the Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Sells opened Intown Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in September 2006.
Dr. Sells’ personal philosophy is to be a true “neighborhood” doctor: involved in community activities, offering convenient appointment times and after-hours advice. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and participates in the Section on Early Childhood Education & Childcare as well as the Section on Complementary, Holistic & Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Sells lives in Druid Hills with her husband Bryan Sells, a voting rights and election law attorney and their gray tabby, Scout. They are big baseball fans; enjoy sampling Atlanta’s great restaurants and going out to hear live music. They can usually be found Sunday mornings at the Flying Biscuit counter in Candler Park.
Fredly Bataille, MD, FAAP
Dr. Bataille graduated from New York University in 2000 with a degree in Anthropology and Biology. Following graduation he received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to do scientific research at Columbia University for three years. He then went on to receive his medical degree from the Morehouse School of Medicine in 2007, where he also completed his Pediatric residency in 2010, training at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta hospitals/facilities. During his residency Dr. Bataille became well acquainted with the staff and patients at Intown Pediatrics, and in July of 2010 Dr. Bataille officially joined the practice. He is committed to IPAM’s mission of partnering with families to foster the healthy growth and development of Atlanta’s children.
Dr. Bataille strives to be an easily approachable, communicative Pediatrician dedicated to providing comprehensive and informative care of the whole patient. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Bataille lives in Decatur with his wife Chiquita, a middle school guidance counselor, and their two young sons Malachi and Elijah. They love going to festivals and sporting events, as well as exploring Atlanta with their boys.
LaKimberly Price, MD, FAAP
Dr. Price graduated from Emory University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology and Human Biology. She received her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine (HUCM) in Washington, D.C. in 2009. Dr. Price completed her residency in pediatrics at the Morehouse School of Medicine, while contemporaneously training at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA). In 2012, her final year of pediatric residency, Dr. Price served as Chief Resident. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Price formed an inpatient and outpatient solo practice in the Greater Savannah, GA area, where she practiced from 2012 to 2016.
Dr. Price is extremely excited to have recently joined Intown Pediatrics and she is dedicated to the IPAM mission of serving the children of the Atlanta area. Dr. Price truly believes that having a close and personal relationship with her patients and their families allows her to provide thorough and educative medical care. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Price lives in the Greater Atlanta area with her husband, Demetrius Price, who practices family law in Atlanta. They enjoy traveling, attending professional sporting events, going to the movies, and fine dining.
Chris Harbaugh, APRN, CPNP
Chris has been a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner since 2001. She moved from Michigan to Atlanta in 1995 after earning a BA in Psychology and a BS in Nursing from the University of Michigan. She began her nursing career at the Shepherd Center and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. While gaining invaluable inpatient experience at Children’s, Chris attended graduate school at Georgia State University and received her Master’s degree in Nursing in 2001.
Upon graduation, Chris joined Children’s Center of Digestive Healthcare, a respected and well-known specialty practice for children for gastrointestinal illnesses. She spent four years there, gaining in-depth knowledge about GI disease. Next, she transitioned to a general pediatric practice in McDonough, GA. After finding her niche in general pediatrics, she joined Intown Pediatrics in 2009. It has been an amazing and fulfilling experience to be able to care for the families and children in the community where she lives.
Chris lives in Ormewood Park with her wife Dorea, their two girls, Charlotte and Josie, and their beloved boxer Ruby. Josie and Charlotte are students at the Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School in Grant Park.
Allie Horne, APRN, CPNP
Allie began her nursing career at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida where she received her BS in Nursing in 2008. After graduation she returned to her hometown of Atlanta and began working as a nurse on the Neurology, Neurosurgery, and General Pediatric floors at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. She returned to school and obtained her Masters degree in Nursing from Georgia State University in 2011.
Allie is an Atlanta native and is excited to begin her Nurse Practitioner career with the Intown Pediatrics team. She attended The Paideia School and looks forward to giving back to the community that has meant so much to her.
Allie lives in O4W with her husband Brandon and their two daughters. They enjoy all sporting events, music festivals, and anything outdoors.
Rachel Preston, APRN, CPNP-C
Rachel Preston joined Intown Pediatrics in September 2016 to provide after hours and extended hours care. In July 2017, Rachel became a full time Intown practitioner and continues to provide excellent care to our patients. Rachel is originally from Mobile, AL. She attended Auburn University, where she obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2007. Rachel began her career in Atlanta as a Registered Nurse on the respiratory, endocrinology and general pediatric floor for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. During her 7 year career as a full time RN, she obtained a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Rachel loves working with children and their families, especially in areas of her special interests, including asthma, newborn care, and helping families to set goals for a healthy lifestyle. Rachel lives in Atlanta with her husband and baby girl, Cecilia. As a family, they enjoy taking in the many local Atlanta festivals, cooking, traveling, and spoiling their animals.
Bethany Smith, APRN, FNP-C
A native Georgian, Bethany is originally from Marietta, GA and a graduate of the University of Alabama, where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2009. Immediately following graduation, Bethany began working on the AFLAC Cancer and Blood Disorders pediatric unit of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Scottish Rite. While there, Bethany earned her Master’s of Science in Nursing from Mercer University in 2015. Bethany remained at the AFLAC unit until accepting a position with Intown Pediatrics.
Bethany lives in Brookhaven, with her husband Taylor, a commercial real estate broker, and their daughter Holland. Bethany and her family enjoy attending local festivals, dining out, traveling and exploring all of the wonderful attributes of Atlanta.
Bethany is excited to have joined Intown Pediatrics and as the mother of a toddler, she is delighted that such a progressive practice has expanded to the Brookhaven neighborhood.
Sheena White, PA
Sheena White is originally from Jackson, MS and earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Performance and Sports Science in 2007 from TN State University. She then earned her Master of Science in Kinesiology in 2009 from the University of Arkansas. Upon completion of her MS degree, Sheena went on to work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for 5 years as a Physician Extender in the Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Clinic and as an Athletic Trainer in the Rehabilitation Clinic. Sheena was also the primary medical provider for the Metro Nashville public high schools sports teams. Sheena continued to pursue her education and in 2017 obtained a Master of Medical Science degree from Emory University as a Physician Assistant.
Sheena developed a passion for kids at a young age, as her mom owned a daycare for over 30 years in her hometown of Jackson, MS. Sheena completed her Pediatric Clinical Rotation at Intown Pediatrics and is excited to return to the Intown family and begin her career as Certified Physician Assistant.
Sheena’s special interests include sports medicine and the transitioning of kids from pediatric, to adolescent, to adult healthcare. She lives in the Glenwood community and enjoys attending sporting events, live theater, music concerts, museums and exploring the many local Atlanta restaurants with friends.
Maria is an Atlanta, Georgia native and a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia, where she received a BS in Nursing in 1999. While earning her undergraduate degree, Maria worked as a medical technician at the Shepherd Center specializing in acute care spinal cord rehabilitation.
Maria went on to earn her Masters Degree in Nursing from Georgia State University in 2005. She began her career as a Family Nurse Practitioner, during her work at the Shepherd Center. Maria expanded her FNP experience to include general pediatrics at McDonough Pediatrics. She later received an opportunity to move to Oakland, California, where she practiced at Stanford University in the ICU, then went on to join Clinica la Luna y el Sol. During Maria’s tenure with Clinica la Luna she worked in an outpatient setting serving a Latino population, increasing her proficiency in Spanish. Maria joined Intown Pediatrics in 2014, bringing with her a diverse background in patient care.
She now lives in Decatur, GA with her family and is excited to continue to provide coverage and support her Intown Family, between other endeavors.