After graduating from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois with an English degree, Dr. Scott Huitink recieved a Health Professions Scholarship from the US Army to attend medical school. Returning to his home state, Scott earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas College of Medical Sciences (UAMS) before beginning his military medical career and pediatric residency training with the San Antonio Military Pediatric Center affiliated hospitals (Wilford Hall Medical Center, Brooke Army Medical Center, Darnall Army Community Hospital, University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center). Exposed to a wide variety of pathology from around the world, it was during residency that Dr. Huitink took a special professional interest in the medical care of international adoptees. For an academic presentation at a national meeting involving international adoption, he received the Army Achievement Medal. The majority of his military service was as an Army pediatrician in Heidelberg, Germany, where he updated standards of newborn nursery care in the hospital and enjoyed the experience of adolescent school based medicine. The most memorable period of his service was during a deployment with Operation Iraqi freedom at the peak of fighting in Ramadi, Iraq, just as the Anbar Awakening was igniting. As a lead physician supervising two physicians, three physician assistants, a physical therapist, dentist, and nurse, he was awarded the Army’s Bronze Star Medal for his service and leadership while delivering modern day battlefield medical care in a hostile environment. Following his military service and prior to moving to Tennessee, Dr. Huitink worked as a pediatrician in Waco, Texas, where his entrepreneurial spirit led him to co-founding an applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy company to meet the needs of children in the community with autism.
Dr. Huitink has a wide array of experience in the care of children from newborns to young adults and has been instrumental in the education and implementation of clinicalstandards. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Scott, and his wife Rachelle, have been a part of Sumner County since 2013 and are actively involved in the community through First Baptist Church Hendersonville and the non-profit organizations they serve with (Cradled Infant Loss Support through the Babb Center, Decisions, Choices, and Options, and Living Sent Ministries). They have two daughters and a son. Dr. Huitink enjoys the outdoors, reading, coffee and watching college football.
Company: Compass Pediatrics