Meet Our Medical Team
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam, MD
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam has been in practice in Muncie since 1992. He completed a fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, and was a chief Resident in Pediatrics at McMaster University Medical Center in Hamilton, Canada. Dr. Bhoopalam is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and is a member of the Clinical Staff at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. He is board certified with special interest in pediatrics nephrology (kidney diseases in children) and neonatology (care of the newborn).
Dr. Bhoopalam strives to provide high-quality, comprehensive and compassionate family-centered care. He communicates clearly to explain illness and treatment options. He believes in a holistic approach in treating problems and is not quick to prescribe medication.
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Dr Afshan Jabeen, MD
Dr. Afshan Jabeen received her medical degree from Dow University of Health Sciences and has been in practice for over 9 years. After practicing out of state for a short time, she has returned to the community to join with us at Pavilion Pediatric Center. She brings with her in-depth training and a variety of experiences in providing expert-level, personalized care to infants, children and teenagers. She creates a comfortable and friendly environment by listening to her patients and providing guidance, support and reassurance to patients and parents alike.
Pediatric Nurse Practioner
Nicole Rector, PCNP
Nicole Rector is a Board-Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She started her nursing career as an RN at Riley Hospital for Children in 2008. She has worked with many services, including hospitalist, renal, infectious disease, GI, and rheumatology. After a few years of working at Riley, she decided she wanted to expand her career to achieve her professional goal of working as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. While in graduate school, she worked as a school nurse for Lawrence Township schools in Indianapolis. She became a Board-Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP-PC), specializing in Primary Care, in 2014. She began her career as a CPNP-PC at Open Door Health Services before joining Dr. Bhoopalam and his team at Pavilion Pediatric Center, LLC in 2016. Her goal is to provide compassionate, patient-centered care to every child and family. She strives to provide high quality care by focusing on preventative health, health promotion, health maintenance and education.
Pediatric Nurse Practioner
Chastity Evans, DNP, CPNP-PC
Chasity R. Evans DNP, CPNP-PC is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner. She earned her Masters in Nursing from Indiana University and her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Frontier Nursing University. She has 17 years of pediatric experience, including positions at Primetime Pediatrics, Riley Hospital for Children, and most recently at Open Door Health Services. She is an active member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. Special interests include health and wellness promotion and asthma management. Chasity is a Muncie native and enjoys spending time with her husband Adam and their four children, Madeline, Gracie, Hayden, & Parker.