Smart Care Pediatrics


Meet Our Team


Certified Physician Assistant

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner


Danielle Daniel, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant in Talladega, AL

Danielle Daniel, PA-C is a certified physician assistant from Chelsea, AL. Her goal as a provider is to encourage a healthy and safe lifestyle, provide quality and complete care, and promote a safe environment for parents and children to express their concerns. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology with a chemistry minor at the University of Montevallo then received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Samford University. Danielle has a background in being a certified pharmacy technician for five years and an emergency medical technician for two years.

With her combined clinical knowledge and experience, Danielle is a trusted individual that strives to provide integrated care involving the comprehensive view of the patient, coordinate and follow- up with referrals as needed, and oversee the continuity of care based on each patient’s situation. During her off time, Danielle enjoys going to church, spending time with her husband and dogs, relaxing with reading, and playing board games with friends and family.

Abbie Sharpe, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Talladega, AL

Abbie Sharpe is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She attended The University of Alabama and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Abbie has 7 years of nursing experience and has always enjoyed working and caring for the pediatric population. Abbie focuses on providing well rounded care and establishing health priorities that children can use throughout their lives. When she is not working, Abbie enjoys spending her time with her husband and son. They enjoy attending Alabama football games in the fall, going on walks, taking her son to the zoo, and spending time with family and friends.

Ashley Graves, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Talladega, AL

Ms. Ashley Graves is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, whom specializes in the evaluation and treatment of mental health conditions. Ms. Graves was born and raised in Blount County, Alabama. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology. She then worked as a Nationally Registered Paramedic throughout Blount, Jefferson and St. Clair Counties and was an adjunct instructor for Wallace State Community College EMS Program for 7 years. She then returned to the University of Alabama at Birmingham and graduated with honors from the Accelerated Masters of Nursing Program in 2014 and graduated from the Family Nurse Practitioner Program in 2017. Ms. Graves graduated with her Post-Masters Certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2020.

Ms. Graves has experience in treating a broad spectrum of mental health conditions, including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD, mood disorders, OCD, PMDD, PTSD, and schizophrenia. She has experience as a psychiatric nurse and as a nurse practitioner treating patients of all ages from pediatrics to geriatrics and from all arenas such as: inpatient, outpatient and long-term care facilities. Ms. Graves primarily provides mental health evaluations and medication management services.

Keaton Aldrup, MHNP

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Talladega, AL

Keaton Aldrup attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville and obtained his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. He furthered his career and obtained his Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 2017. Keaton practices as a Certified Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, providing telehealth visits for children and adults in both North and Central Alabama regions. He takes great pride in providing exceptional mental health care for the entire family.

Teresa Davis, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Talladega, AL

Teresa Davis is a CRNP who is trained in Family Medicine. She is a native of Talladega County and resides in Talladega, Alabama. She started her nursing journey in 1984 as a LPN. She started undergraduate studies at Gadsden State Community College in Gadsden, ALabama by earning an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing in 1990. She continued her undergraduate studies an obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 2696 from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. She completed her graduate studies at South University in Montgomery, Alabama in 2618 where she earned a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Teresa brings more than 36—years of combined nursing experience. Prior to Smart Care Pediatric Clinic, Teresa worked for American Family Care Urgent/Primary Care Clinic in both Oxford and Pell City.

She served as Adjunct Clinical Faculty at Jacksonville State University for 2—years. She worked with students in their pediatric clinical rotations at Citizens Hospital in Talladega. She has a loving, caring and compassionate heart when caring for children and/or adults. She is very family oriented, but her love for children, adolescents and teenagers is tremendous. She is the mother of 3-daughters (one deceased), grandmother of six grands and 1—great—grandchild. She is raising her two youngest granddaugthers. She is a Christian who loves God and strives to live according to His Word (The Bible). She attends church faithfully along with her two grands. In her spare time she spends time with her family and friends. Please visit Smart Care Pediatric Clinic and entrust us with your child’s care.

Marty L Schmidt, MD

Pediatrician in Talladega, AL

I graduated with my degree from University of Kansas in 1988. I have been seeing and caring for Children and their parents for over 30 years. I have spent the last 14 years in the desert in Southwest. It is so nice to be back in the southeast to continue caring for families and their children!

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Patient Reviews

Cathryn PittsCathryn Pitts
16:05 26 Oct 22
Love that they are open on the weekends! Took my son on a Saturday and there wasn't a long wait. The nurse practitioner took her time to make sure all of my questions were answered and was very thorough in her examination of my son. All of the staff is very gentle and caring and make you feel like you are #1, unlike other pediatric clinics we have been to. 10/10 definitely recommend!!!!!
21:24 10 Oct 22
They are truly the best!!! The staff is so sweet and attentive! We are always greeted with a smile! We love both Kristy & Tiffany…They are truly AMAZING!!!We always see Stephanie Varner, CPNP, and she is truly kind, patient and very thorough. Everyone that we have interacted with are very thorough, and very patient.Highly recommend!
savannah sailorssavannah sailors
21:26 27 Sep 22
called to make an appointment for our 1 month old and the lady who answered the phone was the SWEETEST, came in and was welcomed with smiles and ooos and ahhhs over our lil one , the nurses are amazing and Dr. stephanie really listened to mine and my husbands concerns about our son and took her time with everything she did. would 100000000 % recommend this place to our friends and will definitely continue to use as our son’s primary pediatrician
Sherry S.SSherry S.S
15:12 07 Sep 22
Love the nurses my kids are very comfortable of letting them see my children best ppl best treatment while my son and I were at uab i had COVID and was intubated my son was born and was on icu also all of the staff here were up to date on my children at home and my kids were positive also at home if you are looking for a pediatric StepahanyVarner and Miranda Talmage are very good there job and love the kids and take care of them they are never wait long hours for wait and when you need them they never send you back home I have nine children and all my kids love coming here
Kelsey StewartKelsey Stewart
17:00 06 Jul 22
I really love this clinic. They are so good with my two boys. They really take the time to stop and listen to your questions and concerns regarding your children. The office staff and medical assistants are super friendly with the children as well. They have even taken the time to help me when I’ve had to bring both my children at the same time! ❤️