Dr. John Billharz
Dr. (Buzz) Billharz grew up in Northern Nevada and spent many happy summers at Donner Lake in California. His undergraduate degree is in theology and missions, his medical degree comes from the University of Utah, and he completed residency at Children’s Mercy in 2012. He spent five years taking care of children and families at his previous practice before branching out in 2017 to start a practice of his own. Dr. Buzz loves medical missions and travels overseas as often as he is able to care for communities in need.
Parents and children are drawn to Dr. Buzz because he is compassionate, thorough, kind, and attentive. No one is just another number to him. He strives to empower parents to make the best decisions possible regarding the care and upbringing of their children.
Shannon Gray obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Saint Mary’s University. She went on to obtain her Master of Science in Nursing at Maryville University to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and is certified through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.
Shannon loves educating parents about their child’s developmental milestones and counseling them on their age-appropriate behavior. She is passionate about providing comprehensive health care from a team approach empowering her patients and their families with preventative education. Throughout her twelve years as a nurse, she has worked in primary care pediatrics, and is ready to begin developing long term relationships with her patients and families, providing them with the best care possible.
Emily Murdock obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) in 2007, and went on to obtain her Master of Science in Nursing (also from UMKC) in 2011. She is certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner, allowing her to care for patients of all ages. She is also specialized, since 2011, as a Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN) through the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing.
She has had the privilege of working at a local children’s hospital for over 15 years in the settings of Urgent Care and Emergency Services, and has a passion to care for children during stressful times of acute illness and injury. She is prepared to provide evaluations specific to the individual needs of each patient and offer families the resources and education necessary to promote recovery and well-being. In collaboration with Dr. Billharz and his amazing staff, she is excited to bring her experience to Redwood Pediatrics as well as advocate for pediatric patients and their families through preventative care and wellness exams.