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Are you an expecting mother?

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If you would like one of The Pediatric Center's pediatricians to be your baby's doctor, you can simply tell the staff on the obstetrics floor at NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women's and Children's Hospital when you check in that you want Dr. Edwards, Dr. Player, Dr. Jackson, or Dr. Renton for your pediatrician. Your baby will actually be assigned to us before he or she is ever born!  When you do deliver, your baby will appear on our rounding list automatically in the hospital data base that we access frequently from the office or home. 
 
The Pediatric Hospitalists at NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women's and Children's Hospital are in the hospital 24/7 and will be rounding every day on your baby and overseeing their care.  We feel having your new baby covered by in-house Pediatricians throughout their stay is the safest way to care for them.  Our doctors will also make rounds in the hospital during the week and will see you prior to your discharge to answer any questions and discuss the care of your new baby.
  
 
If you would like to see your practice before you deliver, we offer a New Mom & Dad Class once a month.  Though they are not required to join our practice, it is a fun and interactive hour where you can visit our office while we go over what will happen in the hospital and cover the first two weeks of what life is like with a new little bundle of joy in the house.  Our new patients love the class, have less anxiety about having a new baby, and have a chance to meet their pediatrician before they deliver.
To sign up for a New Mom & Dad Class, call our office during business hours at (910) 762-2651 for upcoming dates.  Pleae note, this class is not mandatory to become a patient at our practice.

When your child is sick, you can be seen by a doctor the same day

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Babies and children can get sick at any moment.  That's life.  And that's why we have an open scheduling system with at least two pediatricians in the office all day long.  After you are an established patient at The Pediatric Center, we keep an open schedule for sick patients, so when your child needs a doctor, during the week we can see you that same day, whether it's morning or afternoon. 

During the week, we ask that you please call first and make an appointment before you come.  Our sick-visit scheduling is similar to the Disney® FASTPASS ticket for riding their most popular attractions.  By calling ahead, we can give you an approximate appointment time to significantly reduce your child's wait time.  Just like the FASTPASS, this prevents everyone from showing up at once and decreases the wait times for everyone.  Some days your wait is zero, others it may be longer.  Our goal is to have you in and out of the office in under an hour even on our busiest days.

Our posted business hours Monday through Friday are 8:30 to 12 noon and 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  However, we often work through lunch and late into the evening in the busy winter months until everyone is seen!  Please call first to let us know you are coming if you wish to make an appointment during regular business hours.
 
On Saturdays, we are open on a first come/first serve basis from 9 AM to 11 AM.   You do not need to call ahead to be seen for urgent matters that cannot wait until Monday.  Just be patient with us if there happens to be a wait.

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Have you or your child recently traveled internationally?

If you or your child recently traveled internationally or had a close contact with someone who recently traveled internationally and was ill, AND you have a fever, cough, trouble breathing, rash, vomiting, or diarrhea, please DO NOT come to the office.   Instead, call our office and we will give you further instruction on what to do.

To Make a Routine Appointment
If you need to make an appointment for your child for a routine physical or a non-urgent follow up appointment, you can either call our office during routine business hours, or request one online through our Patient Portal 

New Patient Forms
Go to our Forms and Policies page to download our new patient forms.  You can print them and fill them out prior to arrival to expedite your check-in at your first visit

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We are currently not accepting older patients transferring from other practices
Wilmington is a rapidly growing area due to our vibrant economy, our quality of life, and our proximity to the coast, which attracts young families with children.  We will from time to time open up to accept new patients who are from out of town and are moving to the area and currently do not have a pediatrician. This is usually in the summer months when the office is slower. We are currently not accepting new patients except for newborns.

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