Our Team

Meet Our Team

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Pediatrician

Olutola Adetona, M.D., M.P.H.

Olutola is a 1995 graduate of the University of Ibadan Medical school in Nigeria, after which, he completed a one-year internship at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital in Lagos, Nigeria. In 2004, Olutola was accepted into the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) pediatric residency program completing two years, then finalizing his residency training at the Texas A&M Health Science Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. In 2008, Olutola became Assistant Professor and Attending Emergency Room Physician at the Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi. Prior to establishing Practical Approach Pediatrics and Pediatric Dentistry, he was a successful Emergency Room Pediatric Physician and a general pediatrician in San Antonio, Texas. He completed his Masters of Public Health at the UTHSC-Houston.

Dr. Omolola Adetona
Pediatric Dentist

Omolola Adetona, D.D.S.

Omolola graduated dental school at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Upon earning her degree, she spent one year at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital in Lagos, Nigeria completing an internship in general dentistry. In 2004, Omolola became a Pediatric Dentist at the UTHSCSA, after which, she became an Assistant Professor in the department. While at UTHSCSA, she also earned a certificate of Forensic Odontology and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Prior to establishing Practical Approach Pediatrics and Pediatric Dentistry, Omolola practiced as an Associate Pediatric Dentist in San Antonio, Texas and as a consultant in forensic dentistry with a special interest in child abuse and neglect.

 

Drs. Adetona have been married since 1998 and are the proud parents of two wonderful children – Teniade and Adelani. As a family, they enjoy spending time together on road trips, and love outdoor activities. Their faith in God and salvation through Christ, however, is the characteristic which they believe defines them the most.

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Clinic Administrator

Jo Anna Ramirez

Born and raised in Victoria TX, a wife to Justin, a professional drummer and a mother of 2 (Cadence and Darian) who is working towards her Bachelors in Health Care and Business Management. She has been in the medical field for 10 years in the fields of neurology, ophthalmology, orthopedics and now she loves pediatrics and working with children. She loves country music, family time back home and quiet times in the country. Her main goal in life is to guide people in their faith and their love for God.

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Nurse Practitioner

Amanda Gonzalez, MSN, APRN, CPN, FNP-C

Amanda Gonzalez is a Family Nurse Practitioner who works alongside Dr. Adetona providing excellent care for our patients. Prior to joining Practical Approach Pediatrics, Amanda worked as a Registered Nurse at Texas Children’s Hospital for six years primarily in the pediatric intensive care unit and emergency room. She enjoys getting to know her patients and their families always striving to provide them with exceptional care.

She began her career in 2004 as a Hospital Corpsman in the United States Navy and received certification as a Medical Assistant in 2007. She graduated with her Bachelor’s in Nursing in 2012 from Stephen F. Austin State University and completed her Master’s in Nursing in 2019 from the University of Texas at Arlington.

She holds two national certifications with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as a Family Nurse Practitioner and with the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) as a Certified Pediatric Nurse.

She is happily married to her husband Wes and they have a little girl named Peyton. Her family also includes two dogs named Max and Buddie. Amanda’s interests and hobbies include spending time with her family, dancing, and reading.

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Nurse Practitioner

Kathleen Ruman MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC.

Kathleen Ruman CPNP is a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and a San Antonio native. She graduated with her Bachelors in Nursing from the University of the Incarnate Word in 2015. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, she worked for four years as a Registered Nurse at both Clarity Child Guidance Center and Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. As a Registered Nurse she specialized in both pediatrics and psychiatry. In May 2019 she received her Masters of Nursing in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program from the University of Texas at El Paso. As a CPNP, she enjoys getting to know her patients and their families and providing care to both well and sick children.

Special Acknowledgement

Former Director of Nursing

Joe Scott (June 6, 1974 - August 19, 2012)

Joe Scott was an important part of our team in the early years of Practical Approach Pediatrics. He lived in San Antonio for eight years. His first career was as an executive chef for 14 years. In 2006 he graduated with his RN from Baptist School of Nursing. He held a black belt in Shotokan karate and had a total of 25 years of martial arts training. He enjoyed all aspects of art and food. He was married to a wonderful woman with four children. Joe’s nursing specialty was pediatric emergency/trauma and his goal was to keep kids safe and educate families to better facilitate a happy and productive childhood. We will always remember him and remain grateful for his impact.
It's flu season and time to get your children vaccinated against the flu virus. Dr. Adetona has a flu vaccine study that you might be interested in for your child.
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