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David Popp, MD, FAAP

David Popp MD, FAAP

With a strong respect for children and family values, Dr. David W. Popp chose pediatrics as his medical specialty.  An honors graduate of Baylor University, he completed his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.  As a member of the United States Air Force, he completed his pediatric residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and continued to serve at Griffiss AFB in Rome, NY.  He returned to private practice here in San Antonio in 1991.

Dr Popp has pediatric emergency department experience in the Methodist and Santa Rosa Health Systems.  He was chief physician. in the allergy clinic at Griffiss AFB, NY. Dr. Popp has served as preceptor for the Nurse Practitioner program at UTHSC-SA and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.  He currenlty serves as Assistant Clinical Professor for the Pediatric Department at UTHSC-SA Medical School.

Dr Popp and his wife, who is a Speech Pathologist, have five children of their own.  He is active in the sound ministry at Leon Springs Baptist Church, enjoys photography, reading and crashing his computer.

Dr Popp cares for newborns at North Central, St Luke's Baptist and Methodist Hospital.


Lindsey Hawkins-Alprin MD, FAAP

Dr Hawkins-Alprin received her undergraduate degree from Baylor University and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She then attended University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for her medical degree completed her pediatric residency at University of Oklahoma at Tulsa. She is board certified in Pediatrics.

Dr. Hawkins-Alprin has been in private practice here in San Antonio since 2009. She and her husband, a Family Physician in San Antonio, have one son. They enjoy traveling, bird watching, and attending San Antonio Spurs basketball and Rampage hockey games.


Shalini Boggarapu MD

Dr. Shalini Boggarapu completed her Pediatrics residency at LSU Health Sciences Center. She has worked for over three years in a busy inpatient/outpatient facility in Minot, ND. Through out her life, she knew working with children was her calling. Dr. Boggarapu feels the relationships formed with parents is an integral part of caring for their children.

Dr Boggarapu recently moved to San Antonio with her husband Major Fleharty who is a pilot in the United States Air Force. They have one baby girl and two furbabies. She joined Leon Springs Pediatrics in June of 2018. Dr. Boggarapu and her family are excited to return to the South enjoying the warmer climate and raising her daughter closer to family. She is excited to join the practice and be part of this close knit community. Dr. Boggarapu enjoys time with her family and friends, the outdoors and cooking!