Who We Are
Pediatrics is our Calling
Dr. Yates and Dr. Sparling created Scissortail Pediatrics in 2016 to meet the health care needs of the children of Blanchard and the surrounding communities. At Scissortail Pediatrics, we will treat your kids as if they are the most important people in the world...because they are.
MEET YOUR PHYSICIANS
You'll see an experienced, board-certified pediatrician at EVERY visit to Scissortail Pediatrics because your child deserves the very best care.
Ashley Yates, MD, FAAP
Dr. Yates grew up in Elk City, OK. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Oklahoma in 2005. She then earned her medical degree from the OU College of Medicine in 2009. She completed her residency at The Children’s Hospital in OKC in 2012. Prior to co-founding Scissortail Pediatrics, Dr. Yates continued to care for the children of Oklahoma as a faculty pediatrician and Clinical Assistant Professor at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center. In addition to pediatric primary care, Dr. Yates has experience in inpatient pediatric medicine as well as resident and medical student education.
Dr. Yates’ husband, Dr. Tim Yates, is a neuroradiologist at Comanche County Memorial Hospital. They have two children, Claire and Mason. In her free time, Dr. Yates enjoys spending time with her family, attending festivals of all sorts, exploring Oklahoma and beyond, and fiercely supporting the Sooners and OKC Thunder.
Dr. Yates is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Crystal Sparling, MD, MPH, FAAP
Dr. Sparling grew up in Walters, OK. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Oklahoma in 2001. She completed her Master of Public Health degree in 2003 and graduated from the OU College of Medicine in 2007. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian in 2010. After residency, she continued as a pediatric faculty member at Columbia University Medical Center in NYC until returning to Oklahoma in 2015 where she joined the faculty at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center as a Clinical Assistant Professor. Prior to co-founding Scissortail Pediatrics, Dr. Sparling gained work experience in pediatric critical care, inpatient pediatric medicine, pediatric emergency medicine, and pediatric primary care.
Dr. Sparling’s husband of 13 years, Dr. David Sparling, is a pediatric endocrinologist and research scientist in OKC. They have a daughter, Grey. Dr. Sparling’s hobbies include Sooner football, screen time, crafting, and wandering around Target.
Dr. Sparling is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.