Dr. Deborah Ingram began working with children when she was a young girl. Her aunt ran a home child care center, and Dr. Ingram gained experience caring for children as young as newborns. During her formative years, Dr. Ingram continued to work at the child care center and saw the developmental and nutritional challenges many children faced. Now as a doctor, she cares for children and works hard to make sure they are vaccinated on schedule.
Dr. Ingram is a pediatrician at her own clinic, Ingram Pediatrics in Plantation, Florida near Miami. Her staff routinely provides reminder calls to families the day before scheduled preventive care appointments to help keep vaccinations on schedule. Dr. Ingram also uses her office’s electronic medical records system, along with the Florida Shots registry site, to compile lists of patients at risk of falling behind on vaccinations.
Dr. Ingram does more than vaccinate children in her practice. She works with the Broward County Health Department, and the Crockett Brothers annual summer health fair festival, to provide vaccines to children throughout the area. Dr. Ingram collaborates with fellow pediatricians at summer back-to-school programs in south Florida to vaccinate children in time for school enrollments. She also uses her expertise to teach future doctors as an assistant clinical professor at Nova Southeastern University.
For her commitment to vaccinating children in south Florida, Dr. Deborah Ingram is Florida’s 2019 CDC Childhood Immunization Champion.