A pediatrician with more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Almouie has helped thousands of parents navigate the ups and downs of childhood illnesses and injuries. He knows parents want a consistent and reliable way to make sure their children’s healthcare is up-to-date as well as responsive to the illnesses that mark the growth and development of any child. His goal with PediatriczNow Primary Care is to provide a healthcare environment that celebrates childhood milestones as well as promotes wellness in all areas of life while providing necessary preventative care along the way.
Dr. Almouie has been in practice for over 20 years. He received his medical degree from Tishreen University College of Medicine, Lattakia, Syria, and completed his residency in Pediatrics at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. Dr. Almouie is board certified through the American Board of Pediatrics and is also a Fellow of the American Board of Pediatrics. His professional interests include Asthma and Allergy, Dermatology, and Alternative Medicine. He and his wife share five beautiful children and enjoy traveling and nature. He founded Kidz Now Urgent Care in 2021 with a mission of consistently providing exceptional and compassionate healthcare in response to pediatric illnesses and injuries.
I have been practicing as a Pediatrician for 25 years in New Jersey with my past experience as a family practitioner and a surgeon in India, I held the position as Chief of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Centra State Medical Center in Freehold NJ for 5 years. I have been practicing as a solo practitioner serving two locations caring for more than 11,000 children and young adults. I am looking forward to meeting and caring for my new patients
Born & raised in India. Graduated from Bangalore Medical College, India. Competed in pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital, Bangalore. Dr. Raju moved to the USA with her husband & two young children. She completed her Pediatric residency at Lincoln Medical Center, N.Y affiliated with Cornell University. Also had the honor of being chief resident at Lincoln Hospital during her third year of residency. She moved to Houston after her training & been in a big private pediatric practice organization for over 22 years. She is a board-certified pediatrician & has hospital privileges at Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest, and Methodist Sugarland Hospital. She lives in Sugarland with her husband. She is a proud mother of two grown-up children & has two grandsons.
Tiffany graduated in 2022 from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. She loves working in pediatrics because children make her days filled with joy, fun, and laughter! She is passionate about building relationships with the patients and their families and hopes to watch them grow from infancy into adolescence. Tiffany loves dogs and owns a corgi and a shelti that she spoils to the max!
Lakita Hopkins is Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. With a strong educational background, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Houston.
Lakita is excited about her role as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Pediatricz Now. Prior to her current position, she spent six years as a labor and delivery registered nurse, gaining valuable experience in maternal and newborn health.
Lakita’s commitment and exceptional skills have been recognized throughout her career. She was honored as a nominee for the Daisy Award, a prestigious recognition given to nurses who exemplify extraordinary patient care.
As a member of the Sigma Theta Tau honors society, Lakita actively engages in professional associations and stays up-to-date with the latest advancements in healthcare. She strives to consistently deliver compassionate and evidence-based care to her young patients.
Noor is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and obtained a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Before obtaining her masters, Noor worked as a nurse in postpartum and newborn nursery for over four years. She loves to educate her patients and believes in culturally compassionate care. In her spare time, Noor loves to read, walk, and find new coffee shops around the city of Houston.
Deborah Chen is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner through American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) who has a deep passion for providing exceptional care to children from birth to adolescence. With over 20 years of experience as a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse and an additional four years in school nursing, Deborah brings a wealth of expertise to her practice. She possesses a strong foundation in neonatal and pediatric care, enabling her to deliver comprehensive and individualized treatment plans. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree with honors from Houston Christian University. As a compassionate healthcare professional, Deborah is dedicated to promoting the well-being and optimal health of children under her care. Deborah strives to make a positive impact on the lives of her young patients and their families. In her free time, Deborah finds joy in various outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and gardening. She also loves to explore new destinations and create lasting memories by traveling with her family.
Caresa Pruitt is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Caresa obtained her Associate Degree in Nursing in 2009 from Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, TX. Her educational journey continued by obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2015. She further enhanced her academic acumen by achieving a Master of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain University in 2021.
Possessing a comprehensive background of over 14 years in critical care nursing in pediatrics and neonatal care, Caresa brings unparalleled knowledge and expertise into her clinical practice.
Caresa is resolutely committed to administering empathetic and family centered care, and is looking forward to building relationships with both her patients and their families. Beyond her clinical pursuits, Caresa enjoys spending time with her husband and identical twin boys.