Ms. Whiddon graduated, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University in 1999, with a degree in Human and Organizational Development. Ms. Whiddon continued her studies at Vanderbilt and received a Masters of Science in Nursing degree in 2000. Her specialty was Adult/Family and Child /Adolescent Psychiatry. She is credentialed by the ANCC as a Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and as a Child and Adolescent Clinical Nurse Specialist.
In 2000, Ms. Whiddon moved to the Atlanta area and worked throughout the community in various settings, providing psychotropic medication management, including; state psychiatric facilities, community mental health centers, nursing homes, and higher education settings. For the last 20 years, Ms. Whiddon has focused most of her time in private practice.
Ms. Whiddon saw a need to incorporate modern technology into healthcare, especially in the state of Georgia, where so many people live in rural areas, and do not have access to specialists. Ms. Whiddon had additional training in providing healthcare through telepsychiatry. She was one of the first clinicians to deliver healthcare through telepsychiatry in the state of Georgia.
In addition to seeing the need for reaching more patients, Ms. Whiddon wanted to incorporate an integrative approach to practicing psychiatry. Her treatment plan takes into account root causes of health issues including some issues like chronic disease states, thyroid health, allergies, and gut health.
In 2011, Ms. Whiddon opened her own concierge style practice in Atlanta seeing patients in-person and through telehealth. In 2020, Ms. Whiddon expanded her practice, receiving her license in Florida, where she is able to practice autonomously.