Dr. Settles has a B.S. in Biochemistry from New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM 1997). She then attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine where she received the degree of M. D. in 2001. Dr. Settles then moved to Austin to complete a pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Austin (2001-2004), where she served as the Chief Resident.
Following graduation from residency, Dr. Settles served as a hospitalist and faculty for the Austin Medical Education Program where she coordinated care for the Children’s Hospital and teaching of residents. She and her husband decided to come home to New Mexico in September 2005. Dr. Settles is licensed by the New Mexico Board of Medical Examiners. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She retains her Texas State license. She is certified in Neonatal Resuscitation and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
Originally from South Carolina, Dr. Williams received her B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of South Carolina and her medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. Dr. Williams practiced in Houston for 4 years at Piney Point Pediatrics, before moving to Las Cruces in 2001. She and Dr. Settles formed Full Bloom Pediatrics, in 2010.
She is part of the multi-disciplinary team for children with concerns of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. As a team member, she examines and testifies in court for children with concerns of abuse.
She is a board member of MASC, the Mariposa Autism Service Center. Through her work with children that have concerns for an autism spectrum disorder, she has developed a knowledge of the variety of needs and supports these children and their families need. As a general pediatrician, she hopes to guide parents in addressing these needs as best as possible.
Dr. Williams is also involved in community collaboration – Healthy Kids Las Cruces.
Dr. Williams and her husband, Richard, have three children.
Dr. Heather Owens is a Las Cruces native, a graduate of Las Cruces High School and a graduate of New Mexico State University with a Biochemistry degree in 1997. She then attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. She completed residency at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and worked for Kaiser Permanente, establishing the hospitalist system with 3 other physicians, organizing tertiary care and community hospital coverage with the near thirty physicians in the group.
Dr. Owens then relocated to beautiful Napa, California and worked for 8 years as a community pediatrician and enjoyed raising her family of two children. In addition, she has through her previous positions, experience with inpatient pediatrics, moderately ill and special needs newborns, as well as behavioral and development challenged children. She continues her learning journey with her children, one of whom is gifted and the other who has autism. She is thrilled to be here with her husband, an Ear, Nose, and Throat surgeon, and their two children and looks forward to making a contribution to this community.