LIGHTHOUSE PEDIATRICS


 

About

Lighthouse Pediatrics is a pediatric office in the Cedar Park area.  Our mission is to provide quality and caring health care to the children in the Cedar Park, N. Austin and Leander area. 
 

Lighthouse is a new concept to the Health Care industry.  It is a Nurse Practitioner  run clinic, managed owned and operated by Linda S. Donovan, C.P.N.P, a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.  Dr. Lawrance Broder, MD is the collaborating Pediatrician.  Dr Broder is also available for consult.

Linda has over 12 years experience as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner working in the Williamson and Travis County area.  She also has extensive experience from working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  She’s empathetic and cares about her patient's needs and concerns.  She uses the "TOUCHPOINTS" technique when examining her patients and discussing issues and concern.

Lighthouse Accepts Most Insurance Plans including Seton Chip, and all Medicaid (TX Medicaid, Superior, Chips, Amerigroup).  New Patients welcome.

Special Discounts for Cash Paying or No insurance patients. 
A large discount for well visits and sick visits. 
If only shots are needed and you are a current patient, the cost is minimal

 

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Linda, raised on a small farm grew up riding horses, and working on the farm.  At 8 years of age she knew she would work in the health field after saving a little boys finger that was crushed in the church nursery chair. He was the 5 year old son of the preacher.  The rest of her life is similar as she continued helping friends and family, and farm animals when they were injured or sick. 

After High School, she entered the local hospital nursing program on Grants and Scholarships had no money to continue after the first year.  She had to find another way to finish her education.  Being from a large family of 8 and her father laid off from work, she entered the United States Air Force.  The USAF started with Basic Training for 6 weeks, a battery of exams, then off to her first base - Big Springs Texas - with 2 strips on her sleeve.  After 1 month at her first base, and a total of 3 months in the USAF, she was given her first of several medals, the Meritorious service Award - for saving the lives of several accident victims between Abilene and Big Springs, Texas.   She was soon assigned to the Emergency Room where she worked as a paramedic for 7 years.  From Airman to Master Sergeant in 7 years, she was ready for college so she left active duty for the USAF Reserves and entered college. During her 4 years in the Reserves she worked in Aerospace Medicine where in her second year became the NCOIC.  

While in the USAFR, she entered college and finished Bachelors in Psychology for Training and Development/Learn and Motivation.  After working at 3M for 3 years in Human Resources/Training and Development, she went back to her first love of Medicine. 

Linda attended Graduate School at the University of Texas at Austin in the Alternate Entry Masters of Nursing program and was soon asked to enroll in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program.  She graduated in 1998 and has since worked for Wyoming Springs Pediatrics, Capital Pediatrics and Dr Kangos. 

Linda has a few hobbies intertwined in her life to include many years studying the martial arts, running, sailing, painting and writing. 

Linda feels that life is so important - if we can learn how to optimize life for ourselves and others, it will make the world a better place.