My name is Kimberly Joyal Martins, and I have provided pediatric care at Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine since 1999. I grew up in Somers, CT, and attended Cathedral High School in nearby Springfield. I always knew I wanted to be a doctor, specifically a pediatrician, so I majored in premed at Cornell University. I did my medical training at The University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where I also earned a Masters in Public Health. Wanting to remain in the Springfield area with my husband, Luis Martins, I did my pediatric residency training at Baystate Medical Center, where I got to know the hospital and pediatric specialists very well. Since 1999, I have been incredibly happy and blessed to work at Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, providing care to the wonderful families in the Wilbraham and Belchertown areas and working with the caring staff here who are like a family to me. I plan on spending the rest of my career at this office.
Since starting my practice at Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, I have also been raising three beautiful children of my own, Adelina, Connor, and Cody. In my spare time I keep very busy with family activities, volunteer, watch a lot of my kids’ soccer games, and travel to the ocean whenever I can.
Professionally, I hold a special place in my heart for providing newborn care, helping families of toddlers get through the “terrible twos”, helping school aged kids stay safe and healthy, and establishing trusting relationships with teens to help them through the trials of adolescence. I also get tremendous satisfaction from helping children and parents through illnesses and helping families keep children with chronic illnesses healthy and happy. A large part of my job also consists of helping families deal with developmental, school, and behavioral problems.
I consider myself lucky to have a job that provides me with true satisfaction, and I am lucky to be able to do this job at such a special practice, Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine.