MEET OUR DOCTORS AND NURSE PRACTITIONERS.

PHS is a team of doctors and nurse practitioners with extensive experience caring for
premature babies and children with a history of complex medical needs. We provide every child with personalized attention and care,
and we are your advocates throughout your child’s treatment.

Dr. Jyoti Murthy

Medical Doctor, Board Certified Pediatrician
Dr. Jyoti Murthy is a Board-Certified Pediatrician and has been practicing in the Dallas area for over 15 years. She obtained her medical degree from the Armed Forces Medical College in India. She completed her Pediatrics Residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in New York. Her special interests include the care of newborns, pediatric obesity, and asthma. She speaks Hindi, Kannada, and Marathi. She maintains that her focus as a pediatrician is looking at the whole child, considering the physical, mental, and social health issues that might affect a child’s growth and development. She selflessly holds herself out as a resource to parents as they raise their children to be happy and healthy, looking forward to being a part of their family. Dr. Murthy lives in Irving with her family. Outside of the office, she enjoys long walks, short runs, volunteering, and creating artwork.

Donna Schultz

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Board Certified Neonatal and Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Schultz is a double board certified nurse practitioner who has dedicated her professional career to vulnerable and special needs babies. She graduated with her Masters of Science in Nursing in 2002 from Baylor University and went to work for the Baylor Health Care system, caring for the smallest and most vulnerable patients. She has worked in the NICU for 17 years as a nurse practitioner. In 2010, she began a teaching journey for Baylor University and discovered another love; both teaching nurses to care for babies as advanced nursing providers, and the fulfillment of caring for her beloved NICU babies and their families once they were discharged home. She pursued her doctoral degree and graduated from the Johns Hopkins University in 2012 with her Doctor of Nursing Practice. Dr. Schultz’s doctoral work focused on the transition of care from NICU into the home and community for her patients. Dr. Schultz became frustrated when her patients turned 2 years old; she needed to transition them to another provider for healthcare. In 2017, she began her final educational journey to complete a certificate in Pediatrics, so she could continue to see her patients through childhood. She became board certified in Pediatrics in 2019. Dr. Schultz is excited to expand her practice at PHS to be able to meet the needs of her babies and their families. In her spare time, Dr. Schultz can be found trying to keep up with her husband and 3 teenagers, or on her yoga mat.

Maurica “Maury” Contreras

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
Maurica “Maury” Contreras is a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist and Family Nurse Practitioner. She has been practicing pediatric care for over 30 years in a variety of roles. This includes primary care pediatrics, care for special needs children, and 13 years at the University of Texas Southwestern / Children’s Medical Center Pediatric Dermatology Department in Dallas. She continues to serve as a preceptor for nurse practitioner students and likes the opportunity to continue to learn with the students. As she says: Teaching is a great way to keep up with everything that is new and improving in the care of children! Maury has been working with Pediatric Health Specialists as a clinician since the beginning of the practice, first as a consultant in pediatric dermatology, and then as a primary care provider. Away from work she enjoys spending time with her family, which includes a very spirited granddaughter that keeps her on her toes every chance she gets! Maury is also a lifelong and impressive athlete. She enjoys working out at the gym by 4 AM on most mornings, but that’s not enough, as she also is constantly practicing for and occasionally competing in marathons. Maury also loves to travel and looks forward to trips to the beach at least a couple of times a year. Her passion for her profession is joyful and intense. She absolutely loves watching young parents and their children grow and develop. You can feel the excitement in her presence as she coaches families into achieving a lifetime of good health and the development of their greatest potentials.

P. Jonathan Tomás

Board Certified Neonatal and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Primary and Acute Care
Mr. Tomás is a triple board-certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in Neonatal and Pediatric Primary and Acute Care. He started in healthcare as an Emergency Medical Technician in 2002. He found a passion caring for children and their families, thus beginning a long journey into neonatal and pediatric nursing and nurse practitioner education and practice. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of New Mexico (UNM) in 2005 and began his nursing career in the NICU and pediatric specialty care units at UNM Children’s Hospital in Albuquerque while simultaneously completing a Master of Science in nursing administration from UNM in 2007. Mr. Tomás obtained a second Masters of Science as a neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP) at Arizona State University in Phoenix in 2009 while also working at the NICU and PICU at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. He became a board certified neonatal nurse practitioner in 2010 and moved to Dallas to work in the NICU in the Baylor Healthcare System, caring for some of the smallest and most medically complex babies in the DFW metroplex. In 2015 Mr. Tomás completed additional post-graduate education in Primary Care and Acute Care Pediatrics (CPNP-PC & AC) from The University of Texas in Arlington with most of his clinical training at Children’s Medical Centers in Dallas and Plano with a special focus on complex care in their low-birthweight clinic, specialty care clinics, and the PICU. Mr. Tomás is a co-founder of PHS and has been an integral player in the creation, operation, and continued growth of the practice. In his spare time Mr.Tomás is an avid high intensity interval trainer, a foodie, and an art collector.
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