Dr. Terri has been married for 20 years and has two children and a beagle and basset weimaraner mix which makes for never a dull moment in the Kincade household. She is the oldest of three children and the first generation to go to medical school. She was born and raised in a small city in Baton Rouge, Louisiana surrounded by the love of both sets of parents, both sets of grandparents, aunts, uncles and a host of cousins who all believed her when she declared at age 8 that she was going to be a baby doctor. Her fondest memories of childhood are summers with her grandparents running through fields, peeling butter beans and eating sugarcane! She has always been fascinated by premature babies, particularly when she found out that her youngest sister by ten months had been premature, lived in a plastic box for four months and could fit in the palm of your hands. She determined at that time that she would be a baby doctor who cared for the little babies in the plastic boxes..and later learned that those boxes were called incubators and those doctors were called Neonatologists.
Not only has she enjoyed an illustrious career in medicine since completing her bachelors at Prairie View A&M University, her Medical and Public Health Degrees at UCLA and Residency and Fellowship Training at UT Houston and UT Southwestern Medical Schools and Children’s Hospitals in Texas, but in media and community service as well. Her engaging, passionate and inspiring bedside manner has afforded her numerous opportunities in television, radio and print media including ABC’s Houston Medical, Lifetime’s Women Docs, and Good Morning America, as well as Online Public Service Announcements for the Texas Department of State Health Services and a short story in Chicken Soup for the Soul Power Moms.
Her commitment to community service is especially evident in her dedication to outreach and advocacy with March of Dimes. She is especially known for her dedication to babies and families at what is often the most challenging time in their lives and audiences and patients alike love her. She often has to remind patients that if all goes well she will not take care of their next baby..because we want their next baby to be born full term and healthy!
She is a prominent and highly desired speaker for her expertise in the field of Neonatal Palliative Care, Perinatal Hospice, Balancing Marriage and Medicine and Pre-Med Awareness/Preparation for students from elementary through college. Audiences leave her programs forever changed and often share that she was the most powerful speaker they had ever heard. Her signature Blog “Lessons I learned from the Little People,” combines her unique medical insight with her profound faith and inspires both patients and non-patients weekly as only she can.
Let’s face it…there’s only one Dr. Terri .she embraces her gifts and considers her job a passion and a ministry. She knows she has the opportunity to meet angels every day and enjoys sharing that experience with others. She has always been a people person and is quite the extrovert. She absolutely loves to make people smile…and briefly entertained at one point theatre and stand-up comedy. She lives by her life verse Galatians 6:9: “Do not grow weary in doing good…for at the proper time you will reap a reward if you do not give up!” She looks forward to serving your audience in her own special way and is grateful for the journey.