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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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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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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

Website visits since December 2005


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