Our Providers


Dana Cason, M.D.

Dr. Cason is a Pediatrician and Neonatologist who provides care at Pediatric Acute Care of Columbus.  She is also the current Medical Director of Newborn Services at St. Francis Hospital.  Dr. Cason received her B.S. from Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia and her M.D. from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.  She completed her internship at Columbus Regional in Family Practice and completed her Pediatric training as well as Neonatology training at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.  She currently resides in Columbus with her son.  In her spare time, Dr. Cason enjoys fishing, gardening and various crafts.

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Felicia Heard, D.N.P.

Felicia Heard, D.N.P. is a nurse practitioner who specializes in Pediatrics.  She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of South Alabama.  Felicia joined Pediatric Acute Care in 2016 and is an admirable Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who is thorough, attentive, and caring.  Her goal is to assure that care provided to all children is safe, effective and evidence-based.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son.


Marielena Vasquez, M.D., F.A.A.P

Dr. Vasquez joined Pediatric Acute Care in 2013.  She brings a wealth of pediatric knowledge to the practice.  Dr. Vasquez graduated from Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico and completed her Pediatric residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.  She enjoys traveling and international cuisine while exploring Georgia's hidden treasures in her free time.

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