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Meet Your Doctors
Carmina Feri Babao, MDKnown as Mina by family but as Dr. B by the staff and her long-term patients, she was the original member of the practice before it even became Dawson Pediatrics. She graduated Cum Laude with a degree in BS Biology at the University of the Philippines then received her medical degree at the University of the East. She did her pediatric residency training at Winthrop University Hospital in Long Island, New York. In 1999, Dr. B was hired by Chestatee Regional Hospital to establish a pediatric office in Dawsonville. When her employment ended in 2004, she was offered positions in other places but she decided to stay in the community where she got married, raised her kids and made lasting friendships with many of her patients.
Honorio Rowell Bulos, MDRowell or Dr. Bu as he is called to differentiate him from his wife, the original Dr. B, joined his wife in 2004 to establish the practice now known as Dawson Pediatrics. He practiced for 3 ½ years as a solo pediatrician in Ellijay. While helping to grow the practice, he worked part time in several offices in Chamblee, Jonesboro, Gainesville, and Norcross, an experience that helped him see what makes a practice become successful. Dr. Bu also went to the University of the Philippines and the University of the East, then went to the Mercer University School of Medicine Pediatrics program at the Medical Center of Central Georgia for his residency training.
Ronald Magat, MDDr. Magat joined Dawson Pediatrics in August of 2013. He grew up in South Georgia and considers himself a “Georgia Boy”. Dr. Magat is married and has two daughters. He has been in pediatric practice since 2003 and is board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Magat attended the University of Notre Dame and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Morehouse School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency at the University of Hawaii. In his spare time, Dr. Magat enjoys surfing and beach life with his family.
Debra S. Flax, BSN, MS, CPNPMs. Debbie joined our practice in late 2009. She was born in New Jersey, and attained her nursing degree from Russell Sage College in 1975. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, she worked as a Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse for 20 years. Subsequently, Debbie attended Georgia State University and received her Masters in Nursing and became a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in 1995. Since then she has worked as a primary care provider. Prior to coming to Dawson Pediatrics, she worked at Scottish Rite Medical Center, as well as at private practices in Alpharetta and Cumming. Debbie is married to Rob, a medical researcher and they have two children; Emily, a UGA senior, and Simon, a graduate student at Georgia Tech.
Deborah Dumphy, MS, RLC, NP-CDeb D. has been affiliated with Dawson Pediatrics since moving from Texas in 2004. First with her two children as new patients, then in 2006 as an independent board certified/registered Lactation Consultant (RLC), and now as both a RLC and Nurse Practitioner. After completing service in the MA and SC Army National Guard, she graduated from the University of Texas with her BSN. After 15 years of RN experience in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Lactation at Baylor Hospital (Texas) and Northside Hospital (Atlanta), Deb completed her MS/FNP at NGCSU. She is currently completing her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Duke University and is full time nursing faculty in the MS/NP program at the UNG. She is a busy mom and wife in a devoted sports family. Her daughter is an elite level soccer player and son a young accomplished golfer. Luckily, her husband is equally skilled in playing both sports; as Deb is the runner, having completed multiple marathons, half marathons and a sprint triathlon.
Lyndsey McDonald, CPNP Lyndsey is a Georgia native. She graduated from Georgia College and State University with her nursing degree in 2005.  Afterwards, she worked as an RN at the Children’s Hospital in Macon until 2009. She then moved back to Atlanta and worked in the pediatric Intensive Care unit at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta while simultaneously attending Georgia State University for her Master’s degree in nursing. She became a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in 2011. She completed the majority of her clinical hours at Dawson Pediatrics and fell in love with the group. She currently lives in Atlanta with her dog, Max.
Gwen Kossick, RDN, LDN Gwen is a Registered Dietician/Nutritionist and licensed with the State of Georgia. She comes to our practice with enthusiasm for sharing knowledge and healthy living. Pediatrics is of special interest as she loves children reflected through raising three wonderful sons.

“Education and understanding is the paved road to improved life choices. This will enable us to take responsibility for a fun and active life. Each person plays the biggest role in their own heath issues”, states Gwen.

Nutrition is a passion for Gwen as she has provided expertise for television, radio and written newspaper articles. Her love of teaching has been exhibited through presentations for nutrition classes and cooking schools. Health fairs and other public endeavors for sharing healthy living is a part of her life. To quote Jane Fonda, “It’s never too late-never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.” Gwen feels every person has the opportunity to improve health through change regardless of how small it may in the big scheme of life.