Welcome to your Pediatric medical home!

About Us


Rivergate Pediatrics has been serving children and families in north Nashville, Davidson, Sumner, Wilson, Robertson, Cheatham, Dickson, and some Kentucky counties since 1977 when Dr William F. Fleet opened his pediatric practice in Goodlettsville. He was joined by Dr Elizabeth Pierce in 1981 and the practice was renamed Rivergate Pediatrics.  Originally located on Rivergate Parkway (then known as Two Mile Pk), the practice designed and moved into a building on Bluebird Drive. In that location, which was built for three doctors, we grew,  welcoming Dr. Julia Thompson, Dr. Joan White,  and Dr. Keith Thompson.  Dr. Fleet retired in 1998 and Dr. Robin Pearson started in fall of 1999.  In 2000 Dr. Tim Eidson joined us  and we were six doctors in a space for three. In 2003 we moved again, to our present location, hopefully having designed a building that it is big enough, with enough parking, for some time to come.  Dr. Pierce retired in 2008, Dr. Julia Thompson retired in 2013. Our newest partner, Dr. Toni-Ann Wright, joined our practice in November of 2018.

Our Mission

Rivergate Pediatrics strives to be a family-centered medical home for our patients, providing knowledge, advice, treatment and care coordination for wellness promotion, chronic disease management, and acute illness in a welcoming, cooperative atmosphere. We provide comprehensive care of the whole person and their family in order to promote long-term health and well-being.

Patient Centered Medical Home

 Rivergate Pediatrics, PC is a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), which is a care delivery model whereby your treatment is coordinated through your primary care physician here at Rivergate Pediatrics to ensure you receive the necessary care when and where you need it, in a manner you can understand.   It is important for you to provide us with your medical history, as well as information about any care you obtain outside of our practice to include your current medications, recent test results, visits to other doctors and health care providers, behavioral health services, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits.


Network Affiliations

We are participants in the following networks: Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN),  Mission Point (St. Thomas), and QLink (HCA).


Dr. Timothy Eidson and Dr. Keith Thompson see newborns at Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown and The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial. Babies delivered at other regional hospitals such as Vanderbilt Children’s or Hendersonville and assigned to hospitalist physicians typically follow up with us in our office 3-5 days.

Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital

We are “attending physicians” at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.  As active participants in the teaching program, our doctors supervise your child’s care, while helping to train future pediatricians. We sometimes have these doctors or medical students in our office to educate them about primary care pediatrics.



Our office is in compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. See our Notice of Privacy which summarizes the privacy policies and procedures. The Notice of Privacy is posted in our waiting room and a copy is available at the front desk. You will be asked to sign that you have read and understood the notice during your first visit, and notified on this website or on the posted notice when there are substantial changes.


The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988 mandated standards and certifications to ensure the accuracy, reliability and timeliness of test results. Rivergate Pediatrics maintains a Certificate of Compliance, and has consistently passed annual inspections with no deficiencies. This means that you can be confident that our In-house lab results are valid.

Contact Us

Phone: (615) 859-6650
Toll Free: (877) 467-6565
Fax: (615) 851-1983

Rivergate Pediatrics
807 Meadowlark Ln
Goodlettsville, TN 37072


By Appointment
Monday -Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

All our doctors are Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics (F.A.A.P) and are
Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics

Joan White,
Medical Doctor

Received her medical degree from The Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.

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Keith Thompson,
Medical Doctor

Received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee in Memphis.

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Robin Pearson,
Medical Doctor

Received her medical degree from the University of Tennessee in Memphis.

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Timothy Eidson,
Medical Doctor

Timothy received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee in Memphis.

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Toni-Ann Wright
Medical Doctor

Received her medical degree from Loma Linda University in 2011 and completed her pediatric residency at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis, TN in 2014.

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Laura D'Aoust
Laura D’Aoust
Medical Doctor

Dr. Laura D’Aoust received her medical degree from Vanderbilt University in 2016 after finishing the combined MD-PhD program and completed her pediatric residency at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in 2019.

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Brenda Gibbs
Brenda Gibbs, Administrator

Brenda joined Rivergate Pediatrics as Administrator in July 2009. She is a Kansas native where she attended Mid-America Nazarene College (Olathe, KS).

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