Rebekah Chandler, APRN

I have been employed as a registered nurse for over 17 years. During that time, I have worked in the hospital setting in a variety of roles including, hospice, pediatric general care, and as a clinical lead, and currently in the neonatal intensive care unit. I obtained my Master of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) degree in August of 2022 and will be taking my certification exam shortly thereafter.

Throughout my graduate program, I have obtained a variety of clinical experiences with over 510 clinical hours. These occurred in diverse patient care settings including concierge medicine, outpatient obstetrics/gynecology, pediatric and adolescent psychiatry, outpatient pediatrics, and outpatient family practice primary care.

I am highly active in my community. I am a member of AWHONN, Phi Theta Kappa, a nursing honor society, and I also enjoy spending quality time with my family, traveling, reading, shopping, interior decorating, spin classes, and working in my garden.

I am eager to obtain a position as an advanced practice registered nurse in pediatric primary care to pursue further professional growth, continuing education, enhanced responsibility, advocacy for the profession, and role modeling.

Courtney Bayruns, MD


Dr. Courtney Bayruns was born in Middlesex, New Jersey, and grew up in many places including Los Gatos, California, and Marietta, Georgia. She received a BS in Human Physiology and a BA in Neuroscience from Boston University, after which she attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. After completing medical school, Dr. Bayruns moved to Memphis, Tennessee, for her pediatric residency training at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

In her free time, she enjoys walking on the beach, jigsaw puzzles, gardening, traveling, as well as spending time with family and her two puppies: Tillie and Douglas. Dr. Bayruns is getting married in September, 2022, to her fiancé Stephen who has supported her throughout her long medical training journey. She is excited to be moving closer to her family in Florida and working with all the wonderful families in Southwest Florida!

Exciting Announcement!

Starting November 1, 2022, I will be introducing two new practitioners to MacKoul Pediatrics Fort Myers.

Courtney Bayruns, MD

Rebekah Chandler, APRN

I will add separate posts introducing them to you!