The Yukon Clinic was opened in 1972 by Dr. Gordon Yukon. It remained a solo practice until 1995 when Dr. Charles Yukon joined his father after completion of his residency in Tampa, Florida. After Dr. Gordon Yukon retired in 2005, Dr. Charles ran a solo practice for 2 years. Dr. Catherine Chidester joined the practice full-time in 2007 after completion of her residency at Lebonheur.

The Yukon Clinic in Germantown is a unique pediatric office. The vision of the practice has always been a small-town practice in a large city. The practice only has 2 doctors and 4 other employees and they all wear different hats. A nurse or doctor answers the phone calls and makes appointments. The practice runs very efficiently with very little waiting time for patients. However, our patients never feel rushed at their appointments with the doctor. The patients and staff enjoy the small practice atmosphere and the continuity of care that such a practice allows.

One way we have kept the office running so efficiently is that Dr. Charles only accepts newborns as new patients. For the last seven years, he has not accepted transfer patients, although he takes on siblings when he takes on the newborn. Dr. Catherine accepts newborns as well as transfer patients under the age of two on a case by case basis. The reason for this discretion is that practice slots are limited based on availability. If you are interested in transferring your child into the practice, please call the office to check current availability. We see all newborns for the first time in the hospital (Methodist Germantown). The pediatric hospitalist at Baptist Women's covers our inpatients there.