Katie Mershon joined The Carithers Pediatric Group as a board-certified practitioner in April 2008. Growing up in Jacksonville, Katie was a patient of The Carithers Pediatric Group for many years. Katie graduated from Paxon School for Advanced Studies. She went to nursing school at the University of North Florida where she received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She spent three years working as an RN at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, while studying to receive her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida. After completing her masters, she received her certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Katie lives in Jacksonville with her husband, Ricky, and daughters Lilly and Kelly. Katie enjoys spending time with family and friends during her time off and loves cooking and entertaining, especially during Gator football season!