Meet Dr. Ulmer

Dr. April Ulmer aka “The Tummy Dr.”, is a Board Certified Pediatric Gastroenterologist who presently practices on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Dr. Ulmer is a native Mississippian who received her medical training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and her post-graduate training at prestigious medical centers along the East Coast in cities including Washington, DC; Danville, Pennsylvania; and Buffalo, New York before ultimately returning to Mississippi to practice.

In addition to being a dedicated physician, she is a loving and committed wife and mother to her 2 little girls. Dr. Ulmer describes herself as a physician who practices the art of “clinical medicine” with a “common sense” approach. She strives every day to treat each child and family as unique, and in a way that cares for and nurtures the “whole” child.

Dr. Ulmer states, “I’m a mom, so when I hear concerns from the parents in my medical practice, I ‘get’ it. As parents, we work to ensure that our children have access to the best of everything, and that should extend to their medical care. As a pediatric gastroenterologist, my goal is to be the parents’ partner in the care of their children, and it’s Kids and Tummies’ mission to provide the best Pediatric GI care available.”

Dr. Ulmer maintains admitting privileges at:

  • Ocean Springs Hospital – Ocean Springs, MS
  • Merit Health Biloxi – Biloxi, MS
  • Garden Park Medical Center – Gulfport, MS

Education & Training

Medical School
University Of Mississippi
Graduated in 1998

Internship Hospital
Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences
Complete in 2000

Residency Hospital
Geisinger Medical Center
Complete in 2004

Fellowship Hospital
State University Of New York
Complete in 2007

Undergraduate Schools
Xavier University
Graduated in 1994

Awards & Recognition

Biography and Credentials

Nutrition Expert:

  • Fellowship trained by the leaders in child nutrition
  • Skilled in management of childhood obesity and Fatty Liver Disease (NASH)


Patient Advocate

  • Active in CCFA/Camp Oasis Attendee Sponsor
  • Sponsor and Creator of Free Celiac Disease Patient Conference
  • 2014 and 2015 P2P conference participant
  • Active community member

Accepting New Patients

Would you like to schedule a new patient appointment with Dr. Ulmer? If so, please click here for our New Patient Packet and for information about your first visit. Click here to Request an Appointment, and find information on our office hours and locations.