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Dr. Loni Shepherd


Dr. Loni Shepherd is a board-certified pediatrician with almost 15 years of experience, specializing in autism evaluations as part of the As You Are team. In addition to her work with As You Are, she operates her own private practice, demonstrating her dedication to comprehensive pediatric care. Dr. Shepherd completed her graduate degree at The University of Texas, Houston Medical School, and her residency at UTMB Galveston.

Dr. Loni Shepard

Get to Know Dr. Loni Shepherd

Q: What is your connection to our mission?

A: I have seen so many of my patients struggle due to the long wait times for getting a diagnosis of autism, so I wanted to become a part of the solution.

Q: Why do you love helping children?

A: I love their brutal honesty. They say exactly what they mean to say. I love how they experience life to their fullest.

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: Reading, yoga, watching baseball

Q: What (or who) inspires you?

A: Parents – all of them. The stay-at-home parents, the parents that work outside the home, the single parents; they all amaze me with how they manage to juggle everything.

Q: Tell us about your family. Any children? What about pets?

A: I am married with three children, Lane (13), Taylor (11), and Peyton (8). We have two dogs, Jase and TJ, and 4 cats!

Dr. Loni Shepherd is licensed to see families for autism evaluations in Kentucky, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nevada, Texas and West Virginia.

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