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Caring for children of Wilmington since 1967
Patrick S. Edwards, MD, FAAP
Eric M. Jackson, MD, FAAP
Jennifer F. Player, MD, FAAP
Patrick J. Renton, MD FAAP

The Pediatric Center 
1914 Glen Meade Rd
Wilmington, NC  28403
Phone: (910) 762-2651
Fax: (910) 763-5709

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April 6, 2017

Staff Appreciation Day

We very excited to honor our staff tomorrow for another job well done this cold and flu season!  The Pediatric Center will be closed tomorrow April 7 for our annual Staff Appreciation Day.   Thank you for all your hard work and sacrifice to make our patients better!  We will be open on Saturday morning from 9 - 11 AM for urgent cases, and our phone nurses will be available to take calls.


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January 3, 2017

New Mom & Dad Classes

Our monthly new mom and dad classes are fun and informative for new parents.  Dr. Edwards will cover what will happen in the hospital after your baby is born, and the first few weeks of life at home with your newborn.  It's a great way to meet our practice as well!  Our upcoming dates are January 24th, February 28th, March 21st, April 25th, May 30th, and June 20th.  Call today to sign up, since space is limited to 10 couples per class

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January 2, 2017

New Weekend Hours for 2017

We are excited to announce that, starting in January 2017, The Pediatric Center will be open every Saturday for our patients!   We will have walk-in hours from 9 AM to 11 AM on Saturday mornings to cover our patients' urgent problems, with one of our four doctors available on a first come/first serve basis during that time.  We will no longer be sharing call with other offices in Wilmington as we have in the past.  From now on, one of your doctors will always be on-call each night of the week, 7 days a week, to answer questions the on-call nurse may have for our patients.   And that means that the on-call nurses, via our doctors, will can now have access to your child's eClinicalWorks electronic chart 24/7!   After hours or when the office is closed, we will now direct our patients for non-emergent care to Wilmington's MedAc Urgent Care, who can contact our on-call physician if needed, and send their notes abour your child's visit to our office the next day.  We are confident that our extended coverage will provide even better care for our patients in 2017!

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August 20, 2016

Summer 2016 Remodel

This week we finished the last of our exam room makeovers!  Just in time for the start of school, we are back to 9 exam rooms again!  Thanks for all your patience through the remodel this summer



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July 28, 2014

The Pediatric Center Earns PCMH Level 3 Recognition

The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is the model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients' experience of care, and reduce costs.  Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians, instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic office visits.  Each patient's care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system.  Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patient and provider reported experiences of care.  

“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows The Pediatric Center has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”  

To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, The Pediatric Center demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. NCQA standards aligned with the joint principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association.

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What Makes Our Practice Special
  • A Wilmington practice since 1967
  • A physician-only practice means you always see a doctor
  • NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 Level 3 Recognized Practice
  • 24 hour On-Call service
  • Weekend hours
  • Open access for sick visits allows you to be seen today, not tomorrow
  • All pediatricians are Board Certified in Pediatrics and Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • We treat newborns to high school students
  • A smaller practice means physicians and staff who know you by name

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The Pediatric Center has been awarded NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) 2011 Level 3 Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships. 


The AAP has a new website that answers almost any question you've ever wanted to ask your pediatrician!  Go there now to find the answers to questions about your child at


All of our pediatricians are board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.  Click here to learn more at


Comfort doesn't come easy
Picking the right pediatrician can be challenging. You want a doctor that is easily accessible,  knowledgable, great with children, and reassuring to parents. 

The Pediatric Center has been helping Wilmington children grow and succeed for over 45 years. This site provides in-depth information about our practice and the pediatricians who make your child's health our number-one priority.

Our regular office hours: 

Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM to 12:00 noon, and 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Sat: 9 AM - 11 AM, we have walk-in hours for urgent problems

Sun:  Closed 

The Pediatric Center *1914 Glen Meade Rd *  Wilmington, NC  *  (910) 762-2651