• Caring for children and their families for over 80 years.

Whether you’re looking for a wellness checkup or you have a health concern, your kids deserve the best care you can find. Choose either of our locations as your medical home and your kids will receive the kind of treatment that only 80 years of experience can provide. We can’t wait to meet them!

Here’s what we offer:

Annual Physical Exams

Yearly checkups keep kids healthy! An annual physical exam is the first step towards lifelong health for kids (and adults) of all ages.
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Sick Visit Care

Our staff is responsive, helpful, and reliable, and our physicians have experience you can rely on.
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In-house Lab

Because we offer lab services in-house, you get reliable results, faster.

Regular Immunizations

Find out about Old Harding Pediatrics Associates' vaccination policy.
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Night and Weekend Clinic

Open 363 days a year, only closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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24-hour On-call Services

Licensed nurses are available and work closely with our physicians, who are available 24 hours a day.
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Online Patient Portal

Our Patient Portal is your go-to source for appointments, communication, and more.
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Newborn Classes

Your new arrival is going to be magical. Together we can get you ready!
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Introducing Dr. Caroline Prescott!

Introducing Dr. Caroline Prescott!

We are so excited to announce that Dr. Caroline Prescott will be joining OHPA at our Bellevue location beginning August 1st! Her schedule will be open for appointments beginning June 15th. Dr. Prescott is a graduate of University of Texas at Austin, and received her medical degree from the University of Alabama. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is licensed in Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation Program, and Basic Life Support. Her post graduate training was completed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Keep reading to learn more about our newest physician!

Where are you from and what do you love about it?

“I’m from Mountain Brook, Alabama! It is the most beautiful place with the best limeades and chicken salad out there. What I love most is the tight knit community.”

Can you tell us about your family?

“I am married to Trey Prescott who is the Insurance and Risk Manager for Southern Land Company. We met in medical school! We have a precious (and sassy) 2 ½ year old daughter, Anne Charlotte “A.C.” , who we love dearly. We moved to Nashville for my Pediatric Residency at Vanderbilt and have fallen in love with it! We are thrilled to raise our family here.”

Are you a morning person or an evening person?

“I am definitely a morning person! I look forward to my morning cup of coffee before everyone wakes up!”

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?

“I love a good ol’ buttered biscuit from Hardees.”

What is the best gift someone has ever given you?

“I know it sounds cheesy, but the gift of being a mom. Anne Charlotte truly gives us more joy than we could have ever imagined.”

What made you want to do peds?

“I have always loved kids and knew my career would be focused on them! My major at the University of Texas was Child Development and before medical school, I was a 6th and 7th grade math teacher. I am so thankful that I get to walk through life with children and their families as their pediatrician.”

Make sure to tell Dr. Prescott ‘Hi’ when you start seeing her around the office! 


Known Issue With Portal Billing Feature

Known Issue With Portal Billing Feature

Currently, our patient portal is experiencing a glitch within its billing component. Both OHPA and our EMR are aware of the issue. Due to this, you may see a balance that is incorrect. Please note that this balance is NOT being reflected in your records at OHPA. If you have questions or concerns regarding any past or future payments, please call our business office directly at 615-352-2990. We hope to have this issue rectified soon, and apologize for any confusion this may have caused.


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