Dr. Peggy O’Hara (Dr. Peggy) joined Blue Sky Pediatrics in 2012 after serving as an Interim Pediatrician for McDowell Pediatrics in Marion.  She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky.  She completed her Residency at Children’s Hospital of Austin in Austin, Texas.  She practiced for 15 years in rural pediatrics in Montana and Utah.

Dr. Peggy is the mother of two young sons, Noah & Sawyer.  She moved back to the Southeast to be near her family.  “I decided it was time to trade the Rocky Mountains for the Smoky Mountains and I am very happy here.”  She has been described by her patients as being great at educating, supporting and working with families to provide the best care for their children.

Dr. Peggy has residency training in Psychiatry and this helps her in all aspects of treating children with behavioral disorders.  She loves to work with families, using her knowledge and experience to help with the challenges of parenting from birth to young adults.  “I chose to work with children because I think one can have an impact in their health-both mental and physical.  I believe in treating the ‘whole’ child by listening, validating and respecting them.”  “I am very fortunate to work with such a special population.”