Provo Pediatricians and Nurse Practitioners

Because Pediatric Care is a smaller practice, our team of providers is able to devote more attention and care to individual patients.  Each member of our staff will do their best to make your experience with Pediatric Care a pleasant one.  Learn more about the Provo Pediatricians and Nurse Practitioners at Pediatric Care by reading below about their schooling, medical training, families, and personal interests.

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Kenneth Zollo

Education: M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; B.S. in Chemistry from The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Residency: Children’s Hospital, National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
Board Certification: Board Certified in Pediatrics from the AAP
Professional: Pediatric Care; Air Force Flight surgeon for the 128th Medical Squadron (Air National Guard); USAF Aerospace Medicine;  Nighttime Pediatrics; General Clinic of West Bend
Memberships: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Medical Staff Privileges: Utah Valley Regional Medical Center (UVRMC), Orem Community Hospital and Timpanogos Regional Hospital

Kenneth A. Zollo, MD

Board Certified Pediatrician

Dr. Kenneth Zollo is a Board Certified Pediatrician who obtained his Doctor of Medicine from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York.  He completed his pediatric residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC. 

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Dr. Zollo’s Wife, Mary, and horse, London

Following residency, he entered the U.S. Air Force where he practiced pediatrics for five years.  He then went into private practice in West Bend, Wisconsin prior to moving to Utah in 1996.  He served as Flight Surgeon in the Wisconsin Air National Guard and the Utah Air National Guard, retiring from the military in 2012.

Dr. Zollo loves to cook and enjoys snow skiing.  His spare time is spent riding and training horses, a passion that he shares with his wife.  In addition, they have 2 sons and one adorable grandson.

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Josh

Education: M.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina; B.A. in Physics from the College of Charleston
Residency: Georgia Health Sciences University
Board Certification: Board Certified in Pediatrics from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Professional: Pediatric Care
Memberships: American Medical Association (AMA)
Medical Staff Privileges: Utah Valley Regional Medical Center (UVRMC), Orem Community Hospital, and Timpanogos Regional Hospital

Josh D. Fuller, MD

Board Certified Pediatrician

Dr. Joshua D. Fuller is a board certified Pediatrician who joined Pediatric Care in 2013. He attended medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC), the tenth best Medical School in the United States. His main interest of study while completing his medical degree was Pediatrics with a focus on Neurology, where he had the great opportunity to learn from some of the South’s top known Pediatric Neurologists. Later he took the opportunity to complete an externship at Primary Children’s Hospital (Salt Lake City, UT).

Dr. Fuller completed his Pediatric Residency program at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia (Augusta, GA) one of Georgia’s only Pediatric Trauma Centers. During residency Dr. Fuller practiced Patient and Family Centered Care, which is a partnership based as much on trust and empathy as it is on advanced technology.  This approach allowed parents to round with the doctors and help in the development of a medical plan. During residency he really found a love for working with children, as well as, helping to educate parents. Dr. Fuller is a good, old-fashioned, southern gentleman, who likes to take the time to listen to parents, discuss their concerns, develop lasting relationships with families, and enjoys interacting with children.

“Dr. Josh” was raised in the South (Greenville, SC) and comes from a large family of 7 kids, which is why he enjoys spending time with children.

Josh Fuller Family

He and his wife, Michelle, have two boys—Wyatt and Austin—and a baby on the way.  His experience as a husband and father have helped prepare him to answer questions from concerned parents and ease them through the growth of their children.

In his spare time Josh loves spending time with family, being outdoors, and playing sports, including some favorites like beach volleyball and basketball.  Since moving to Utah, Josh as also taken up snowboarding. He loves fine dining, traveling, and playing the occasional video game. He has recently learned the art of balloon animals, which he loves to share with his patients at their well visits!

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Canessa

Education: Brigham Young University Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program; University of Utah Bachelors Science in Nursing (BSN)
Board Certified: American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Professional: Pediatric Care; The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital
Memberships: Sigma Theta Tau; Utah Nurse Practitioners (UNP)
Medical Staff Privileges: Utah Valley Regional Medical Center (UVRMC); Orem Community Hospital, and Timpanogos Regional Hospital

Canessa C. Leeflang, FNP

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Canessa attended Brigham Young University’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program and graduated at the top of her class. She wanted to attend BYU because of the small class sizes in the FNP program, one on one mentoring, and clinical rotations in Utah County.  This helped her get a great education and detailed experience with Utah County’s population.

Canessa is a nationally certified family nurse practitioner (NP-C) from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Prior to becoming an FNP, Canessa worked as a Registered Nurse in SLC and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Utah’s nursing program.

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Canessa loves chasing after and taking care of her young son and not-so-young husband. She and her husband enjoy renovating and remodeling houses and are particularly fond of grey paint with white molding. Since becoming a mother, Canessa hasn’t been able to water ski as much as she would like but she still considers boating, sunshine and water sports a hobby.  Canessa also loves going window shopping and out to lunch – which her husband doesn’t consider a “hobby”.  Canessa loves being a part of the Pediatric Care team and makes it a priority to take extra time to teach her patient’s parents and answer questions.

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Kent

Education: University of Utah, Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP); Brigham Young University Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
Board Certified: American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP); American Nurses Credentialing Center Certification, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)
Professional: Associate Dean in the College of Nursing at BYU; Pediatric Care; Acute Care Nurse practitioner in the SICU
Memberships: National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF); Utah Nurse practitioner (UNP); American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Medical Staff Privileges: Utah Valley Regional Medical Center (UVRMC); Orem Community Hospital and Timpanogos Regional Hospital

Kent D. Blad, DNP, FNP

Board Certified Doctor of Nursing Practice and Family Nurse Practitioner

Kent Blad received his Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Utah. He also earned a Master’s of Science at Brigham Young University as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Kent graduated top in his class and has been practicing since 1999 in family and pediatric clinics. He currently serves at BYU in the College of Nursing as an Associate Dean and Teaching Professor.  

Dr. Blad specializes in critical care and is dual certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and FNP. Kent has the distinction of being a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) because of his Nurse Practitioner research, clinical practice, education and policy involvement.  His passion, since joining Pediatric Care, has been caring for the pediatric population in a competent, safe, and fun manner.

Kent Blad

Kent’s expertise in pediatrics is not limited to professional training. Along with his wonderful wife, Kent raised seven children of his own. He is passionate about all the time he can get with his family.  He also enjoys the peace of the outdoors through camping and hiking.  Another hobby of Dr. Blad’s is laughing a lot and being with happy people. After serving in the military during the first Gulf War, he appreciates every day he wakes up on this side of the grass.

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Michelle Smith

Education: Brigham Young University Family Nurse Practitioner program (FNP); University of Utah Bachelors of Nursing Science (BSN)
Memberships: The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Professional Experience: Center For Change; Pediatric Care; Primary Children’s Medical Hospital
Medical Staff Privileges: Utah Valley Regional Medical Center (UVRMC); Orem Community Hospital and Timpanogos Regional Hospital

Michelle D. Smith, FNP

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

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Michelle Smith is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).  She graduated from Brigham Young University with her Master’s Degree.  Prior to that she graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Nursing and an Associate of Science from Snow College.  She has a special interest in Pediatrics and Eating Disorder Treatment.

Michelle Smith

Michelle has always loved kids and knew in elementary school that she wanted to work with children someday.  Working at Pediatric Care and Primary Children’s Hospital have helped to fulfill that dream for her.

She loves spending time with kids of all ages, especially her 2 boys.  She is excited to have a baby girl on the way as well.  Michelle enjoys being active and outdoors.  She loves waterskiing, scuba diving, hiking and camping.

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