“There is nothing more gratifying than making a positive difference, academically, behaviorally and socially, in the lives of those affected by ADHD.”

April Green, APRN, FNP-BC

April Green, APRN is the owner and founder of Focus of Tampa Bay and is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She has 12 years of clinical experience caring for children, adolescents, and young adults with ADHD, which began in 2010 while working in a prominent pediatric neurology practice in South Tampa. During that time Ms. Green developed a special interest in ADHD management, specifically in working closely with families in establishing proper diagnoses, treatment planning, and providing guidance and counseling related to social, emotional, behavioral, and educational impacts of the condition. 

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In 2018 she decided to open a medical practice exclusively dedicated to ADHD. Ms. Green has two young sons, one of whom has been treated for ADHD since the age of 6. She personally knows the struggles that ADHD can pose in a child's life, as well as that of the family. But she has also witnessed firsthand how proper interventions and a multi-faceted approach can lead to amazing outcomes.
 

For eight years Ms. Green used the objective data from the Quotient® ADHD System to help guide treatment planning, including diagnosis and medication management. Her interpretation of over 5000 tests allowed her and her colleagues to provide a more comprehensive ADHD patient management approach. Ms. Green is now offering QbTest, an FDA-cleared device used in ADHD evaluations and medication management. She is proud to be able to offer testing, treatment, education, and community resources from the comfort of her boutique office in South Tampa, as well as remotely through telehealth visits.

Graduate School Education:
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): 2010
University of South Florida, Tampa

Post-Master's Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (PMHNP) Program: begins 8/2022

Florida State University 

Undergraduate School Education:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 2004

University of North Florida, Jacksonville
Graduated Summa Cum Laude

 

Bachelor of Science in Biology/Pre-Med with Minor in Chemistry: 1998
Barry University, Miami Shores

Graduated Cum Laude

Board Certifications:

American Nurses Credentialing Center

Family Nurse Practitioner: 2010
Recertified 2015 and 2020

Professional Memberships:

Florida Association of Nurse Practitioners
CHADD

Deborah M. Gage, MD, MBA

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Dr. Gage earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Neuroscience at University of Florida. She completed her medical degree at University of Pittsburgh and her pediatric residency at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. After completing her training, she practiced as a primary care pediatrician for a few years before working at The Children’s Institute in Pittsburgh, a rehabilitation hospital for children, where she cared for children suffering from head injury, spinal cord injury, and recent transplants. She also was the Physician Director of the Functional Feeding team who cared for

young children with feeding disorders and finally, acted as the Interim Medical Director of the institute before moving to Maryland with her family. 

 

In Maryland she resumed primary care pediatrics with a preference for caring for children with special needs. She also was the Physician Champion of her practice which participated in the State of Maryland’s Medical Home Pilot Project.  She worked to improve the comprehensive care within the medical home for children and their families, including specifically those diagnosed with ADHD. This was demonstrated by achieving NCQA level 3 certification.

 

Dr. Gage is happy to be returning home to the Tampa Bay area. After several years of volunteering at the Judeo Christian Health Clinic in Tampa caring for children without insurance, she is excited to be joining April Green at Focus of Tampa Bay.

 

Dr. Gage is passionate about caring for patients and families who live with ADHD. After successfully treating ADHD as a primary care physician for many years and living with family members diagnosed with ADHD, she understands the importance of maximizing potential for patients by using a comprehensive care approach. In her free time, Deborah enjoys traveling and camping with her husband and 3 children.

Undergraduate School Education:

University of Florida 1994

BS in Psychology and Interdisciplinary Neuroscience

 

Medical School:

University of Pittsburgh 1998

Medical Degree (MD)

 

Residency: 

Mercy Hospital Of Pittsburgh 2001

 

Board Certified Pediatrician since 2001

Member of Florida American Academy of Pediatrics

 

GS troop leader since 2016

Meredith McLerran, APRN, FNP-C

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Meredith McLerran, APRN is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with 10 years of experience caring for children, adolescents, and adults. Eight of those years involved working in Pediatric Neurology where she treated a variety of conditions including ADHD, Autism, Epilepsy and other neurological disorders.


Over the course of her career, Meredith has developed a special interest in ADHD. She is passionate about educating people about ADHD and the benefits that come when proper interventions are implemented. When the

appropriate action is taken with a comprehensive approach affecting the whole person, lives can be changed – not only the individual’s academic performance but their relationships, friendships, and overall well-being.

 

Outside of work she loves spending time with her husband and two young children. She loves to be active, spending time outdoors, and is passionate about hemp wellness.

Graduate School Education:
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): 2012
University of South Florida, Tampa

Undergraduate School Education:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 2008

Mercer University, Atlanta
 

Board Certifications:

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 

Family Nurse Practitioner: 2012
Recertified 2017 and 2022

Professional Memberships:

American Association of Nurse Practitioners 

Nannette Morris, APRN, CPNP-PC, PMHNP

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Nannette Morris, APRN is a double board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with 12 years of experience in the field. She has an extensive background in pediatric neurology and neurobehavioral disorders. Nannette has a passion for caring for children and their families as well as the adult population. She provides a comprehensive approach to treating ADHD and co-occurring psychiatric conditions and is invested in the success of her patients. She believes in a collaborative, holistic mental healthcare model where patients are involved 

in joint healthcare decision making. Nannette enjoys spending time outside of work with her husband, son, chocolate lab Maci, and her family.

Graduate School Education:
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): 2010
University of South Florida

 

Post-Masters PMHNP Certificate Program: 2022

Liberty University

 

Undergraduate School Education:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 2007

Florida State University

 

Board Certifications:

American Nurses Credentialing Center

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: 2022

 

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist: 2016

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: 2010

 

Professional Memberships:

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Fellow

 

Awards:

Hillsborough County School District Excellence in Action Community Impact

 Award, 2020

Carla Clausen, BA

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Carla has been part of our team since 2020 and is the glue that holds us all together! She has many roles at Focus of Tampa Bay, including patient scheduling, patient care coordinator, and administrative assistant, to name a few. She will be your first contact with our office, and she will not disappoint.

Carla holds a BA in special education from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She has over 30 years of experience coordinating care for children with developmental and learning differences as an office manager for a prominent developmental pediatric office in Tampa.

She lives in St. Petersburg with her husband and pets. When she is not working you can probably find her swimming in the Gulf!