Dr. Ernest was born in Lutcher, Louisiana. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana where she received a Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry. She earned her PhD in Neurobiology and Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After completing a three-year Pediatric Residency program at Vanderbilt University and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Dr. Ernest joined Southeast Alabama Rural Health Associates (SARHA), Troy in 2012.
Dr. Ernest is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as an active member of the AAP, Alabama Chapter, and the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.
Dr. Ernest joined Enterprise Pediatric Clinic on June 1, 2016. She and her husband, Trent, live in Enterprise and have three children: Andon, Caden, and Jacob. Dr. Ernest enjoys reading, singing at her local church, and vacationing at the beach. When she is not at work, she can often be found cheering-on her sons in baseball, archery, and tennis.