A pediatrician at Mercy-West Haven. She's a friendly doctor who's highly qualified and well respected. She performed Davis's circumcision, was called to the nursery when Davis started to code, and later testifies during the trial. She's shocked to see the results of Davis's newborn screening, which shows that he had MCADD.
Dr. Atkins Character Timeline in Small Great Things
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Chapter 4, Ruth
...that his sugar is still low, but he hasn't nursed in preparation for his procedure. Dr. Atkins , the pediatrician, arrives and asks Ruth if she prepped Davis. Ruth stiffly says she... (full context)
...and restart compressions several times. Suddenly, Brit screams—she and Turk are in the nursery, watching. Dr. Atkins arrives and within seconds, Davis's heart stops. As she calls time of death, Turk desperately... (full context)
Chapter 22, Ruth
Chapter 23, Turk
...describes following the commotion to the nursery, seeing Ruth pounding on Davis's chest, and watching Dr. Atkins declare him dead. Odette offers Turk tissues as he says that he just wanted to... (full context)