|Dr. Nitzia Cepeda is a native of Puerto Rico. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology and graduated from medical school in Puerto Rico. She moved to Texas to complete pediatric training at the University of Texas Medical Branch. After finishing residency she went to a private practice as a hospitalist in the Houston area. She was the admitting physician in three hospitals and was in charge of attending deliveries and managing premature babies in the intensive care unit.
She moved to Austin in 2005 and joined a group of physicians in Round Rock, and in 2007 she started her own practice, Jollyville Pediatrics.
Dr. Cepeda is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is also licensed as medical director of the clinic laboratory and completes Pediatric Advanced Life Support courses every two years. Dr. Cepeda is very involved with the community and she has an interest for health education. She is interviewed once a month on Radio Mujer FM 95.1 in Austin where she discusses topics about public health.
Dr. Cepeda and husband, Dr. Eduardo Cepeda, have two beautiful and energetic boys. Her interests include running (she has completed two half marathons and one triathlon) and spending time with her family. Dr. Cepeda is fluent in Spanish.
|Dr. Spencer is a native of Austin. Following graduation from Westlake High School in 1988, she went on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Biology at The University of Texas at Austin in 1992. Dr. Spencer then embarked on her medical career earning her Medical Doctorate at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1996. She completed her pediatric internship and residency at the UTHSCSA. Dr. Spencer received Certification from the American Board of Pediatrics in 1999.
Subsequently, She accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Pediatric Nephrology at UTHSCSA caring for children with a variety of kidney diseases. Over the next two years, she managed children on dialysis as well as during and after renal transplantation. In addition, She served as attending physician in general pediatrics, instructing residents and medical students on the general ward service as well as in the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units.
Dr Spencer had been working as a general pediatrician in the Northwest Austin area for eight years before opening her own practice in 2007.
Dr Spencer’s husband, Cliff, left his career in order to stay home to care for their two wonderful sons and their beautiful daughter. Together they are busy volunteering at their children’s schools.
Shasta ( Office Manager / Medical Assistant )
Shasta has been in pediatrics working along side Dr. Spencer since 2000. She graduated from Southern Careers Institute of Austin. Shasta is happily married and has three sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing softball, volleyball, and working with kids and being active at the church she attends.
Jessica ( Receptionist / Medical Assistant )
Jessica has been working in the medical field since 2004 and has worked both the clinical and clerical side of the medical office. She is happily married with four children and a beautiful granddaughter. In her spare time enjoys scrap booking and spending quality time with her family. She is fluent in Spanish.
Miriam ( Medical Assistant )
Miriam has been working in the medical field since 1991 with experience in gynecology and pediatrics. She has three children and enjoys taking them trail hiking and exploring nature. In her spare time she also does photography as a hobby. She is also fluent in Spanish.
Susie ( Medical Assistant )
Susie has been working in pediatrics since 2011. She has 2 beautiful children. She enjoys listening to country music and spending time with her family. She is fluent in Spanish.