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Patrick S. Edwards, MD,





Dr. Edwards earned a bachelor of arts degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1994.  He went on to earn his doctorate of medicine from East Carolina University School of Medicine in Greenville, North Carolina in 1999.  He finished a combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Edwards is board certified in pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

Dr. Edwards has a special interest in Pediatric Dermatology and the treatment of ADHD.

Dr. Edwards is married to Dr. Kimberly Edwards, a dermatologist here in Wilmington at Dermatology Associates.  They have two daughters, Audrey and Anna Caroline. They currently live in Wilmington and are members of Wrightsville United Methodist Church.

Dr. Edwards is orginially from the area.  He lived in Wilmington until the age of five, when he and his parents moved back to Whiteville, his parent's hometown. Dr. Edwards graduated from Whiteville High School in 1990, and his parents still live in Whiteville today.

Aside from his love for comic books and Star Wars, Dr. Edwards's hobbies include boating, playing the piano, fat tire biking, stand up paddleboarding, running, and travel.


Jennifer F. Player, MD, FAAP






Dr. Player is originally from Georgia.  She earned a bachelor of science degree in molecular biology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and graduated Cum Laude in 1995.  Dr. Player received her doctorate in medicine from Mercer University School of Medicine in Georgia, in 2000, and finished her Pediatric residency at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2003.  She is board certified in pediatrics, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Dr. Player practiced pediatrics for two years in Blue Ridge, Georgia before moving to Wilmington in 2006.

Dr. Player's special interests include newborn care and breast feeding education.

She is married to Dr. Greg Player, a family medicine physician who works here in Wilmington at New Hanover Medical Group. They have two daughters, Emily and Kate.
Dr. Player's hobbies include spending time with her family at the beach, reading books, foreign mission trips, and travel.

Eric M. Jackson, MD, FAAP





Dr. Jackson is originally from South Carolina.  He earned a bachelor of science degree in Biochemistry from Clemson University in 1998.  Dr. Jackson received his doctorate in medicine from Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston in 2003, and finished his Pediatric residency at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston in 2006.   He is board certified in pediatrics, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Dr. Jackson practiced pediatrics for one year in Beaufort, South Carolina, before moving to Wilmington in 2007. 

Dr. Jackson and his wife, Katey, have four children:  Hannah, Luke, Simon, and Jordan.

Dr. Jackson's hobbies include playing soccer, piano, competing in triathalons, and taking his kids to soccer events every weekend.


Patrick J. Renton, MD, FAAP




Dr. Renton graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry in 2001. He graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond in 2005, and stayed on to do his pediatric residency training at Medical College of Virginia until 2008. Dr. Renton is board certified in pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He spent his first four years in Wilmington as one of the Pediatric Hospitalists at New Hanover Regional Medical Center's Women's and Children's Hospital taking care of the area's sickest children, including those critical-care patients in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Dr. Renton has a special interest in Sports Medicine and the treatment of Asthma.

Dr. Renton is married to his lovely wife, Susan, and has a daughter, Ella, and a son, Jackson. They currently live in Wilmington and are members of Wrightsville United Methodist Church.

Dr. Renton is an avid endurance athlete competing in multiple triathlons each year.  His other hobbies include reading, cooking, and playing video games with Dr. Jackson and Dr. Edwards.

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