Dr. Atkins grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She went to college at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri with B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering, cum laude. She returned to North Carolina for medical school at the University of North Carolina and got her MD and Masters in Public Health. She did her residency training at University of Alabama Birmingham and was honored as outstanding intern and senior resident awards and enjoyed the opportunity to serve an additional year as Chief Resident. She has been practicing pediatrics in Raleigh for several years before joining Raleigh Pediatrics.
Dr. Atkins and her husband, Matt, an anesthesiologist in Raleigh, have two elementary-aged sons. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, cooking and cheering on the Tarheels!