Who We Are • Birmingham Pediatrics

Who We Are

Our Team

In 2008 after 15 years in practice we decided to start something new. We wanted families to have a different kind of experience in the office: comfortable, welcoming, family-focused care that empowers parents and kids to take control of their health and wellness.

We have built an amazing team of pediatricians, nurse practitioners, RNs, MAs, billing and front office staff as well as a lactation specialist and psychologist all dedicated to partnering with you to provide top notch care in a non-traditional setting.

We can’t wait to meet you!


Cinzia Filipovski : Executive Director

Cinzia Filipovski

Executive Director

I am the Executive Director and non-physician co-founder of Birmingham Pediatrics + Wellness Center. I am the Executive Director and non-physician co-founder of Birmingham Pediatrics + Wellness Center. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University and am a Spartan for life. Go Green! I am an active member of MGMA, the AAPC and enjoy working in the business of medicine. I am a spiritual person and have a very strong faith in God. I am extremely blessed to have a wonderful husband and twin boys that keep me on my toes and smiling. I love to entertain and am always looking for ways to bring people together to share joy and food!

Stephanie : Office Manager


Office Manager

My name is Stephanie S. I've worked in pediatrics since 1998. What I like most about my job (aside from tormenting Tom at the front desk:)) is getting to know our patients and families, interacting with the kids and watching them grow. Never a dull moment when working with children.

Tom : Front Desk


Front Desk

I’m Tom, that “some guy at the front desk/ on the phone”. I love working with children and am proud to have been here since we opened in 2008. My quiz has 3 questions . . .

Brandi : Front Desk


Front Desk

My name is Brandi and I moved to Michigan from Las Vegas 2 years ago. I spent half my life in Southern California and the other half of my life in Vegas so needless to say I'm always freezing!

I love coming to work everyday and play with with all of your children!

Patti : Medical Assistant


Medical Assistant

I am very proud to have been a Medical Assistant in the pediatric field for over 18 years. It is so exciting watching all your kids grow from babies to college students. What I enjoy most is helping and guiding in any way I can to make your experience as a parent and patient just a little easier. I am also a parent of a 21 year old daughter and a 17 year old son. I love them!! Can't wait to see you in the office!

Julie : Medical Assistant


Medical Assistant

Hi my name is Julie.  I have been a medical assistant since 2011 and have spent most of my medical assisting career in pediatrics. I love it!

I have 2 boys- 22 and 19 years old. I am a proud mother of a U.S. soldier.



Courtney : Medical Assistant


Medical Assistant

I was born and raised in Michigan, but have lived in a few other places as well: California, Tennessee and most recently South Dakota.

My husband, son, and I love to travel and go on adventures. We have been known to just wake up and drive to Indiana or Canada for the day. If you have a new place for us to travel to, please let me know, it could be our next adventure!


Theresa : Registered Nurse


Registered Nurse

Hi, I'm Theresa, RN, and I've been with BP+WC since January of 2010. I've previously worked in Labor & Delivery and the NICU. I'm married and have two kids, 19 & 15, and I'm a die-hard Spartan fan. Go Green!

Debbie : Medical Assistant


Medical Assistant

I have been in the field of pediatrics as a CMA for 10 years. I love working with kids. In my spare time I spend as much time with my grand kids as possible. I love to travel and have a passion for crochet.

Mariana : Medical Assistant


Medical Assistant

My name is Mariana I am a very caring and hardworking Medical Assistant who has a great passion for children and loves helping people.I have a Bachelors Degree in Health Service Administration. There is nothing more important to me than my family especially my two boys.I grew up in Europe and speak three languages.

Providers and More Staff!

Dr Yusra Abidi : Pediatrician

Dr Yusra Abidi


I was born in India and moved to New Jersey with my family when I was just three years old. I received my undergraduate degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey, and my MD from the American University of Antigua! After medical school I completed my residency training at Beaumont Children's Hospital. While in medical school I met my soulmate--a Michigan boy who soon became my husband. We now have two beautiful children. Two strong willed, intelligent, and tirelessly affectionate toddlers who have given me the opportunity to learn patience, sacrifice, and hard work. I am elated to join the phenomenal team at Birmingham Pediatrics! Caring for children is my passion--and the care that I provide to every family is exactly what I would expect a pediatrician to provide for my own.

Dr Hilary Beauchamp : Pediatrician

Dr Hilary Beauchamp


I grew up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and always dreamed of becoming a pediatrician. I attended the University of Michigan for my undergraduate degree and Michigan State University for medical school. Despite attending both Michigan colleges, I consider myself a Wolverine at heart! I completed my residency training at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. I have always been an active person, as a three-sport athlete in high school and as a runner now, which has influenced by clinical interest in sports medicine and nutrition. My other hobbies include cycling, baking, and traveling the world with my husband. I am thrilled to be a part of the Birmingham Pediatrics staff and look forward to providing excellent care for your kids!

NP Lori Carlson : Pediatric Nurse Practioner / Providers

NP Lori Carlson

Pediatric Nurse Practioner / Providers

My name is Lori. I started my pediatrics career nearly 20 years ago as an RN. I went to U of M and received my masters degree and certification as a pediatric nurse practitioner over 12 years ago. I grew up in Waterford, MI and lived there until moving to Brandon Township 10 years ago. I live there with my husband and two boys. We love sports, especially soccer and baseball. Spare time is spent taking care of our mini farm with 10 chickens , a dog, a rabbit, a guinea pig and a garden.

NP Jessica Cooney : Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Provider

NP Jessica Cooney

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Provider

I have a very strong pediatric background of 18 years with combined RN and NP experiences. I obtained my Pediatric NP certification from Wayne State University. I have worked in primary care as well as at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. I spent 10 years volunteering at a cancer camp for children, which is where my initial interest in nursing began. After the first summer I was hooked! I have 3 energetic and fun boys ages 12, 10, and 8. Between their many sports activities (mostly travel baseball) and work that takes up most of my time. I wouldn’t change a thing!

Dr Molly O’Shea : Medical Doctor / Provider

Dr Molly O’Shea

Medical Doctor / Provider

I am Michigan girl through and through! Born and raised nearby, I went to Marian High School and then UofM for undergrad and med school. I loved my residency years at Childrens Hospital of Michigan and have been in private practice ever since. I have been very involved with the American Academy of Pediatrics as a journal editor and wrote for a few years as the Ask the Pediatrician columnist for The Detroit News. I have a great husband and big blended family with 5 kids. Needless to say I cook a lot and luckily I love it!

Stephanie B : Registered Nurse/Lactation Specialist

Stephanie B

Registered Nurse/Lactation Specialist

Hi, my name is Stephanie B. RN, IBCLC. I’m a mother of three and have worked at BPWC since 2010. As a nurse and lactation consultant, I love working with the families at BPWC.

Amy : Billing



Hi my name is Amy and I am a medical biller here at Birmingham Pediatrics. I have worked in the pediatric field for the last 12 years. I love to shop and chocolate is my weakness.

Jessica : Billing



Hi, my name is Jessica and I am one of the Medical Billers here at Birmingham Pediatrics + Wellness. I have been in the medical field for 14 years with over 10 years of Medical Billing experience. In my free time I love to travel and go camping with my husband and 8 year old daughter.