Years ago, Julie Wiggins was looking for developmental services for someone close to her. She quickly realized there was a gap that needed to be filled when it came to helping a family and child find their right diagnosis in the developmental journey on the Eastern Shore. Recognizing that local resources were limited, Dr. Julie Wiggins eventually established Eastern Shore Developmental Clinic, a pediatric specialty clinic. The clinic was to meet the needs of infants and children with developmental differences in need of timely diagnosis and initiation of therapy. Patients receive a thorough history and physical examination, and have appropriate testing, laboratory studies and diagnostic imaging ordered if indicated. Medications may be prescribed as appropriate. Patients will be referred back to their referring practitioners for medication management or managed by the clinic. Beginning with one provider and one staffer and the referrals of pediatric providers in South Alabama, the clinic has grown, now having multiple providers serving thousands of patients and their families in southern Alabama. Eastern Shore Developmental Clinic now serves as a teaching center for child psychiatry fellows and nursing students as well.