About Children’s Healthcare Associates, LLP in Amarillo, TX
Any doctor can prescribe medication, maximizing your child’s health and developmental potential is my dedication.
Our mission at CHA is to provide excellent and compassionate health care for your child. Our Board Certified pediatricians help caregivers raise healthy children so they may have full, rich lives filled with opportunity. We look forward to meeting you and your child
Dr. Debbie Hoving, M.D.
Dr. Debbie Hoving, M.D. grew up in San Antonio. She has a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Biology from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio where she also got a minor in Chemistry. She earned her Doctor of Medicine Degree from The University of Texas Health Sciences Center San Antonio Medical School. Her Pediatric Residency was completed at The University of Texas Health Sciences Center San Antonio. She has been practicing since 1999. Her sister and partner in this practice is Dr. Dianne McKenzie.
Whether you are a parent here for a well baby, well child, or sick child visit, Dr. Hoving understands the joy, pride, fatigue, fearfulness, and worry a parent has over their precious child. Her desire is to provide exceptional care to her patients and also to provide understanding and comfort to their parents. Dr. Hoving and her staff are dedicated to their patients and their families. They take pleasure in watching their families grow and welcome you to join their pediatric family at Children’s Healthcare Associates.
I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. I Samuel 1:27
Dr. Hoving is married to Dwayne Hoving. God has blessed them with two wonderful daughters Danielle and Gabrielle.
*Board Certified in Pediatrics.
Dr. Dianne McKenzie, M.D.
Dr. Dianne McKenzie, MD grew up in San Antonio. Her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology was earned at Texas A&M University, College Station, where she also received a minor in Chemistry. She spent a year at Boston University School of Medicine in the Masters Program in Biomedical Sciences. Dr. McKenzie then received her Doctor of Medicine Degree from The University of Texas Health Sciences Center San Antonio Medical School. Her Pediatric Residency was completed at The University of Texas Health Sciences Center San Antonio. Dr. McKenzie has been practicing since 2002.
Dr. McKenzie is living out her dream of caring for children from the time of their birth through graduation and is blessed to be a part of her patients’ lives. Dr. McKenzie understands the importance a parent places on entrusting the healthcare of their child in the hands of a competent physician. She values the relationships she develops with her families. She enjoys serving her community through causes that are dear to heart. She has served on the board for the March of Dimes, volunteers regularly at the Carenet Pregnancy Center, and is the former Chief of Pediatrics at Northwest Texas Hospital. She is honored to have the opportunity to provide the best of care to your child and is excited to have you join the CHA family.
Dr. McKenzie is married to David McKenzie and they have been blessed with three amazing children, Landry, Sarah and Joshua.
But the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. – Forest Whitcraft
*Board Certified in Pediatrics
Dr. Carmen Werner, M.D.
Dr. Carmen Werner, M.D. grew up in northern California. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California – Davis with dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biological Sciences and Spanish. She studied abroad for one year at the University of Barcelona, Spain. She then received her Doctor of Medicine degree at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Werner completed her Pediatric Residency at The Children’s Hospital in Denver and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver. Dr. Werner has been in private practice since moving to Amarillo in 1996.
She enjoys travelling, cooking, yoga, and is an avid animal lover.
*Board Certified in Pediatrics.
Savannah Gossett, RN, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Savannah Gossett grew up in Amarillo, Tx. She received her Master’s in Science of Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner at West Texas A&M University in 2016. She is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
In her nursing career, she has worked in the newborn nursery and pediatrics before obtaining her Nurse Practitioner degree.
She is a member of the Texas Nurse Practitioner Association and the Panhandle Nurse Practitioner Association.
Savannah is excited to be apart of the CHA team as a Nurse Practitioner. She is looking forward to caring for your child in all ages and stages in their life, and developing a relationship with you and your child.
Savannah is married to her husband Jeremy, and they have two wonderful children. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching basketball, and camping.
Lexie Smith MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Lexie Smith grew up in Floydada, Tx. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2013 from West Texas A&M University. She has worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Northwest Texas Healthcare System, as well as in Labor & Delivery and Newborn Nursery at BSA. She graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing degree in 2018. Lexie is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Lexie has always had a passion for taking care of children. She is also a mother and understands all of the emotions a parent encounters when their child is healthy and/or sick. She is overjoyed at the opportunity she has to provide the absolute best care available to families across the Texas Panhandle and is excited to be a part of the team at Children’s Healthcare Associates!
Lexie is married to Kody Smith and they have a 10-month-old daughter, Marley.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”