Dr. Stacey Schmidt is the new pediatrician at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center. (PeaceHealth photo)

PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center announced Monday that a new pediatrician has started work in Ketchikan.

According to PeaceHealth, Dr. Stacey Schmidt was attracted to Ketchikan by more than the scenery. She says was on a cruise a few years ago with a friend, and met a charming local charter boat skipper. They kept in touch, one thing led to another, and just last year they got married.

Dr. Schmidt previously worked as a pediatric emergency room doctor at North Central Baptist Pediatric Center in San Antonio, Texas. She also taught emergency pediatric care at the University of Texas Health Science Center.

According to PeaceHealth, Dr. Schmidt plays the flute, and loves cooking, gardening and fishing.