Overseeing Physician
Dr. Laura White, MD

Dr. White opened Future Hope Pediatrics in 2008 in Shelbyville, Kentucky.  Among her pediatric patents, as well as many in the community, Dr. White saw need for a physician that practiced in a different way. In January of 2017, Dr. White and her husband opened her own functional medicine practice called Future Hope Total Health. It’s not far (right next door), but this is where Dr. White is actively seeing patents. Although she may not be physically present, her holistic philosophy is practiced daily by her in office providers who practice medicine using this same approach and are overseen by Dr. White.

Dr. Laura White is a graduate of the University of Louisville (Go Cards!) School of Medicine and completed her residency at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky in 1994.  She is a board certified pediatrician with over 20 years of experience, and has practiced primary care pediatrics in several communities in the greater Louisville area. As a mother of nine children, she understands the concerns of parents quite well.  As an adoptive mom, she also understands the unique needs of adoptive families

Read more about Dr. White and Future Hope Pediatrics here



 Erin E. Chalmers, MSPAS, PA-C

B.A. – Bellarmine University, Biology
M.S. – University of Kentucky
PA-C – Certified Physician Assistant

Erin joined the Future Hope Pediatrics family in September 2015. She was born and raised in Louisville and is proud to still call Kentucky home. Erin and her husband Luke currently live in Prospect with their son Liam. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants. Erin has always been passionate about helping children and watching them grow to their full potential. She has always had a strong interest in homeopathic medicine and is excited to find a practice home that embodies that philosophy

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Melanie Seay, FNP

B.A. Emory University
B.S.N. University of Louisville
M.S.N. Frontier Nursing University
Family Nurse Practitioner

Melanie’s family began first as patients of Future Hope Pediatrics and then Melanie joined the practice as a provider in December 2016. Melanie and her husband, Allen, live in Shelbyville with their three children, Kate, Elliott, and Libby. She is a member of American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners Nurse Midwives. She loves all things crunchy, has had two home births, and loves to use essential oils, supplements and homeopathy to help support the body’s natural healing process. She spends her days off managing her three-ring circus, knitting, reading and serving at her church, Sojourn J-town.