Our providers are dedicated to the PCMH model of care, and we think that keeping open, clear communication is the key to excellent service and treatment. We encourage parents to help champion the direction of their child's health, and welcome a shared decision making approach. Our doctors are here to help develop a wellness plan for your family that will grow with it!
Received BA degree from the University of Chattanooga 1967 and then an MD from the University of Tennessee 1970. After completing 3 years of pediatric residency with a program at St. Jude Children’s Hospital, served as a Major and head of the pediatric department with the US Army at Fort Rucker Alabama. Then moved back to Memphis and joined the Raleigh Group in 1976 (one year after it was founded) and has been practicing there ever since.
My heart is with my family of three amazing children and nine exceptional grandchildren. Keeping in contact and being of service to them is most important. Reading, listening to music, exercising and working in my yard are my day-to-day pleasures, when I am not working on crossword puzzles. For years I have been excited about and attended Memphis basketball—-Tigers and Grizzlies, and also just being a small part of this growing and maturing city since 1967.
Pediatricians are tasked with providing coordinated, comprehensive care to children. That is, figure out what the child and/or family needs and deliver it. It has been my privilege to work towards this goal during my 45 years in practice. There have been so may interesting and wonderful people I have met and so many satisfying, and sometimes exciting, outcomes. Working with children and their families has so enriched both my professional and personal life.
University of Tennessee Memphis (Doctor of Medicine)
Lambuth University BS
Military Service: Major, United States Airforce
My heroes are the grandparents who are, later in life, raising their grandchildren. I love seeing happy, healthy kids.
Dr Hillebert joined Raleigh Group P.C. Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in 1988 after the completion of the Pediatric Residency Program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Children’s Hospital. She has been board certified in Pediatrics for over thirty years and is a General Pediatrician.
She has enjoyed life-long learning about pediatrics. What she enjoys most is watching infants grow into adults and then having their children become her patients too. The children and their families and the relationships with them over many years of practice is what makes her job the best job in the world.
Special interests in Pediatrics include orthopedic problems, infectious diseases, and developmental problems. What is most important to her is maintaining good communication with parents and working with them to keep their children as healthy as possible. That means making sure that each child receives vaccines for preventable diseases and making sure infants and children are examined often. It is critical to detect health and developmental problems as early as possible.
While Dr Hillebert enjoys her grandchildren and a few interesting hobbies, her focus in the office is always on her patients. Making Raleigh Group serve children and their families in a caring and effective way has been her life-time goal.
Bachelor of Science, Biology and Chemistry, University of Memphis, 1997
Doctor of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, 2002
Pediatrics Internship and Residency, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Norfolk, Virginia 2002-2005
Board Certified in Pediatrics 2005-current
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics 2005-current
Nutrition and healthy cooking
All things Disney
Hiking and exploring
Doctor of Medicine Degree, Minsk Medical Institute at Belarusian State Medical University, Minsk Republic of Belarus.
Pediatric Residency, Texas Tech Health Science Center 2010
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
Dr. Palakurthi is a compassionate communicator and believes in a holistic approach to patient management by involving their families. She enjoys educating families on early childhood development and assisting them make healthy lifestyle goals. She loves working at Raleigh Group because she believes it is an amazing place to work, since every employee here genuinely loves and cares for each other as well as their patients.
Princeton UniversityPrinceton, N.J.
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Vanderbilt Univ. Hosp, Nashville, TN
Yale-New Haven Hosp., New Haven, CT
Pediatrics, Naval Hospital, Camp LeJeune, NC
City of Memphis Hospitals, Memphis, TN
American Board of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics and TN Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics
Past President, TN Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics
Undergrad: The University of Memphis - Major: Biology, Minors: Chemisty, Spanish
Medical School: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Residency Training: Pediatrics Integreated Program of Dayton Childrens Hospital and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center
American Board of Pediatrics Certified
I enjoy cooking, personal fitness and spending time with my husband and 2 daughters. I am bilingual (born in Puerto Rico) and enjoy getting to speak Spanish with my parents.
My areas of special interest include caring for premature infants, asthma care/maintenence and adolescent health.
Undergraduate: University of Tennessee Health Science Center: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Graduate: University of Tennessee Health Science Center: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Board Certified Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Undergraduate: University of Tennessee, Martin AA
Graduate of University of Memphis, BSN & MSN
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Certified
Associate Professor, University of Memphis
Sewing, quilting, reading, cooking
Teaching with University of Memphis; Nursing Programs
Work with Carl Perkins Center, Volunteer
Help with community service programs in Fayette County and surrounding areas, Volunteer
Working with wonderful and caring staff. I love our patients and familes, and the community support.