Shula Whitaker was a long-time regular patient of Harley Wilkes.
After her mother died, Shula began frequenting the doctor's office with false symptoms, and Harley would typically engage her in conversation, ask about her cats, give her a tic-tac as a placebo and send her on her way. After Harley's passing, Dr. Zoe Hart would regard his treatment method as only enabling Shula's behavior and recommended Shula seek psychiatric help. Later, she read through Harley's file on Shula and noted the connection between her mother's death and her sporadic 'symptoms' and apologized to Shula.
- She has a number of cats, including an orange tabby named Prince Purrfection III, who was featured on the Bluebell's town website as Pet of the Week. (Parades & Pariahs)
- Shula's bedroom window overlooks the rectory of Peter and Beverly Mayfair. (Faith & Infidelity)
- She is one of the numerous people to tell Wade Kinsella that he messed up and to comfort Zoe Hart after their breakup due to Wade's cheating. (We Are Never Ever Getting Back)