Meredith A. Byington M.D., FAAP
Dr. Byington is a Texas native and a graduate of North Mesquite High School. She worked as a registered nurse with Parkland's Homeless Outreach Medical Services for five years then returned to medical school. Dr. Byington earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and completed her pediatric residency at Children's Medical Center of Dallas. Upon graduating from residency, Dr. Byington was the recipient of the Greater Dallas Pediatric Society "White Hat Award", an honor awarded by her medical colleagues who were asked to choose a pediatrician using the criteria of "whom they would choose for their own children." Dr. Byington established Kaleidoscope Kids in 2006 to address the need for quality pediatric care serving Crandall and the surrounding communities.
Dr. Byington is a mother of three children. She is involved in the community and a member of various Crandall ISD committees. Dr. Byington and her family have lived locally since 1997.
Bianca Methvin, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Methvin joined Kaleidoscope Kids in the fall of 2018. She is a Texas native and grew up in the small town of Rosharon. Dr. Methvin graduated with honors from Princeton University and attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. During medical school she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society based on her academic and professional accomplishments. Dr. Methvin was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society which recognizes students who are exemplars of compassionate patient care and serve as role models, mentors, and leaders in medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at Baylor College of Medicine/ Texas Children's Hospital, one of the nation's leading pediatric training programs.
In her free time, Dr. Methvin enjoys spending time with her husband and their two mischievous cats, reading, exercising, and traveling.
Jennifer Clearman cPNP
Jennifer Clearman cPNP joined Kaleidoscope Kids as a registered nurse in 2008. She completed her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner training at Texas Tech University and has been practicing as a PNP at Kaleidoscope Kids since 2013. Jennifer is vital to Kaleidoscope Kids with over twenty years experience in pediatric nursing.
Jennifer and her husband Scott have raised three boys. She is an active member in her community and church. Jennifer graduated from Kemp High School and has lived in the surrounding area since.
Kaitlyn M. Layman DNP, FNP-BC
Kaitlyn M. Layman DNP, FNP-BC joined Kaleidoscope Kids in the Fall of 2018, She was born and raised near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kaitlyn completed her Family Nurse Practitioner studies and received a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Liberty University in Virginia. Her experience as a nurse in neonatal ICU, general pediatrics, pediatric ICU, labor and delivery and newborn nursery enhanced her interest in pediatrics. Kaitlyn completed her scholarly work on concussions in the pediatric population.
Kaitlyn and her husband, Brian were married in 2017 and relocated to the DFW area where her husband is a teacher and a coach. They have a sweet golden retriever puppy named Sadie and enjoy the outdoors, sports, and spending time with family.