Jitendra Jain, MD

Dr. Jitendra Jain was born and grew up in Bombay, India. He moved to United States in 1993 after completing medical school. Dr. Jain attended graduate school at UT-Memphis and then completed his pediatric residency from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. Dr. Jain practiced in Alexander City, AL for 5 yrs before moving to Madison in 2004 to start Brightstarts Pediatrics. He enjoys teaching and is a preceptor for Nurse Practitioner students of UAH. He enjoys spending his free time with family and in hobbies like playing golf, traveling, skiing and watching football.

Our Team

We love helping your kids grow!

Ellie Tsikalas


Ellie earned her Bachelor's of Nursing degree from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. After a decade of RN experience, she earned her Master's degree in Nursing at the University of Alabama Huntsville in the Family Nurse Practitioner track. She was privileged to train under Dr. Jain at BrightStarts for her pediatric rotation at UAH. She has been a CRNP with the clinic since January 2013. Ellie holds a second Bachelors degree in Sociology from the University of Florida. So, while she loves all aspects of providing care to children and their families, she is especially passionate about treating psychological, social, academic and behavioral disorders, such as anxiety and ADHD. She is a national medical conference presenter on these topics. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is a member of the North Alabama Nurse Practitioner Association and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She resides in Madison with her husband and son; and her hobbies include theater, music, reading, and cooking.

Teairah Wilder



Teairah Wilder earned her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Jacksonville University. She spent several years as a critical care nurse in the ICU. During that time she completed her training from Walden University to become a Certified Nurse Practitioner. She spent several months at BRIGHTSTARTS PEDIATRICS training under Dr. Jain and Ellie, CRNP. This is the time where she developed the love and passion for pediatrics. Teairah has twin preemies herself. She is strongly passionate about the growth and development of these tiny premature babies and has undergone extra training to become certified in the field of Child Development. She also enjoys offering GYN services to our adolescent females. Teairah is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She resides in Owens Cross Roads with her husband and three children. Her hobbies include reading, hiking, and watching football.