Pediatric Staff

Meet our team at Good Health Pediatrics! Please take a few moments to learn about our skilled practitioners and our friendly, nurturing staff.

At Good Health Pediatrics, we consider it both a great joy and responsibility to care for children. Most of us are parents ourselves, so we strive to be understanding and available to the families we are privileged to serve. We are honored that you have chosen us as your child's primary medical provider and are confident that you will be pleased with the quality of care and service that we can provide you and your family.

A vital part of our service to children begins with our outstanding staff who works hard to manage and maintain a professional, caring and supportive environment for our patients in a timely manner. Our doctor is a  lifelong learner. Not only has she received advanced medical training in pediatrics, she continually pursues ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest in child health care.

Your child's health is as important to us as it is to you. We look forward to providing you with excellent pediatric care in the Galveston County Area.

Dr. Linda R. Neely-Shelmire, M.D.

Pediatrician in Friendswood, TX

Good Health Pediatrics


Doctor of Medicine
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Completed June 1990

Bachelor of Science – Zoology
University of Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma
Completed May 1986

Post Graduating

Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Texas Children’s Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

1993 – 1994
Chief Resident, Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital of Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma Medical Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1991 – 1993
Residency in Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital of Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma Medical Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1990 – 1991
Internship in Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital of Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma Medical Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Work History

July 2004-August 2009
Pediatric Hospitalist
Pediatric Consultants
Providing Coverage for 4 Hospitals

Clear Lake Regional Medical Center
500 Medical Center Blvd
Webster, TX  77598
(281) 332-2511

Bayshore Medical Center
4000 Spencer Hwy.
Pasadena, TX 77504
(713) 359-2000

Memorial Hermman Southeast Hospital
1118 Astoria Blvd.
Houston, TX 77089
(281) 929-6000

Mainland Regional Medical Center
6801 Emmet Lowry Expressway
Texas City, TX 77591
(409) 938-5000

July 2003-June 2004
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
6601 Fannin
Houston, TX  77030

January 1998-June 2003
Medical Director, Chief of Pediatrics
After Hours Pediatrics of Clear Lake
Texas Gulf Coast Med Group
1051 Pineloch
Houston, TX 77062

June 1995-January 1998
Timberland Pediatric & Adolescents
Cleveland Regional Medical Center
108 S Wilson
Cleveland, TX  77327

Board Certification

October 1993
Board Certified, American Board of Pediatrics

September 2000
December 2007 Recertified


Active Texas License, J6191

Military Experience

Major, Medical Corp
US Army National Guard

February 2003-May 2003
Mobilized For Operation Enduring Freedom
Stationed Fort Sam Houston, Texas

September 2004- January 2005
Field Surgeon and Medical Director of Training
81st Brigade Combat Team Medical Facility
LSA Anaconda, Balad, Iraq
Pediatric Consultant, Theater Support Hospital
LSA Anaconda, Balad, Iraq

Professional Memberships

Other Certifications

  • NRP
  • PALS
  • ATLS
  • ACLS

Honors and Awards

Combat Medic Badge
Medical Corp, Army National Guard
Iraqi Freedom
National Defense Service Medal
Medical Corp, Army National Guard

Armed Forces Reserve Medal (2nd)
Medical Corp, Army National Guard

Army Commendation Medal
U.S. Army

Global War on Terrorism
Expeditionary Medal
Medical Corp, U.S. Army

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Medical Corp, U.S. Army
Army Service Ribbon
Medical Corp, Army National Guard
Resident/Intern Award
Childrens Hospital of Oklahoma

Service Leadership Award
OU College of Medicine

Dean’s Honor Roll
University of Oklahoma
Honor Scholar
University of Oklahoma