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Meet Our Doctors

Jonathan C. Collins, M.D., FAAP

Dr. Collins is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He attended medical school at the MUSC in Charleston, SC. He completed a pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, SC. Dr. Collins maintained a private practice in Murrells Inlet, SC from 1984 – 1989. He then established Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in Aiken in 1989. He is married to the former Pat Niland of Aiken and they have four children.

Paula A. Luther, M.D., FAAP

Dr. Luther joined Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in August 2006. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. She is a 1996 Graduate of the University of South Carolina. She received her Doctorate of Medicine from USC School of Medicine in 2003. Dr. Luther completed a Pediatric Residency Program in August 2006 from Palmetto Health Richland Hospital. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Luther specializes in the preventive health care and treatment of illness of infants, children and adolescents. She is married to Alex Luther and has three children.

Laura Ruthven,RN,BSN,MSN,PNP-PC

Laura joined Southside Pediatrics in October 2014. She received her BS in Nursing from Francis Marion University in 2008 and her Masters of Science in Nursing from Drexel University in 2014.
She is board certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. Laura worked as an emergency room nurse at Carolina’s Hospital in Florence, SC and at Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, SC prior to completing her Master’s. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She is currently living in Lexington, SC.

Our Group Practice

We practice as a group of physicians with a similar philosophy of pediatrics, taking turns on night and weekend calls and taking over for each other during times away from the office for vacations and continuing medical education.

We strive to provide the best healthcare possible for your children. For well care, acute, and chronic illnesses you can depend on the doctors of Southside Pediatric. We are also on the medical staff at Aiken Regional Medical Center.

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