Becky Simpkin, MD is our newest Pediatrician
Dr. Simpkin joins us fresh from completing her pediatric resident at UNC-Chapel Hill. A Wisconsin native, she attending undergraduate and medical school at the University of Wisconsin before heading South with her North Carolinian husband John. She enjoys all aspects of pediatrics, especially community health, prevetative medicine and child advocacy. She lives in Chapel Hill with her husband, dog and pet rabbit. We are excited she's joining our team!
Sandhills Pediatrics opens a new location in Raeford!
We have been renting office space from Firsthealth in the FirstHealth Gym building on Teal Drive in Raeford since June of 2011. This office has been such a success that we purchased the "Jordan Clinic" building in downtown Raeford. We will be CLOSED Thursday and Friday 7/9- 7/10 in Raeford to move into the our NEW office at 116 Campus Ave, Raeford NC. Our first day there will be Monday 7/14/2014.
Please welcome Gwen McKinnon, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Sandhills Peds continues to grow! Ms. McKinnon has joined us as our newest provider after recently completing the Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program at Duke. She was previously one of our staff nurses, so she is already familiar with our practice, patients, and families. Ms. McKinnon is excited to start seeing patients and has a particular interest in taking care of adolescents.
Please welcome Dr. Wendy Jones, Child Psychiatrist
We are extremely proud and pleased to announce that Dr. Jones has joined us! She has recently completed training as a Child Psychiatrist and is available to see patients in our Southern Pines and Seven Lakes locations. If you are interested in more information or would like to schedule an appointement with Dr. Jones, please call us.
Free Nutrition Class at SHP!
Attend these FREE Classes to learn healthy nutrition tips! Please contact Joy at 910-715-6267 to register. See the attachment for details
Walk in Flu clinic is back! (effective 9/20/13)
Flu vaccine has arrived! Established patients of SHP are welcome to walk in to all 3 offices without an appointment to get a vaccine:
Southern Pines office: 8 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:30PM - 4 PM
7 Lakes and Raeford: 8:30 AM- 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM- 4 PM
Want a faster visit? Go ahead and complete the screening questions at home and print this out and bring it along! Walk in Flu vaccine paperwork (flu shot OR Flumist)
Please welcome our newest pediatrician, Dr. Kendall Agochukwu
Dr. Kendall joined Sandhills Pediatrics on Monday, August 12th. She is from Indiana, where she attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, and she completed the pediatric residency program at University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital in Seattle, WA. We are extremely excited to have Dr. Kendall as a part of our family. Please make her feel welcome to North Carolina and Moore County!
Early Bird Walk-in Clinic - For Established Patients Only
Beginning Monday, July 15th, we will see patients at our Southern Pines and Seven Lakes locations (not in Raeford) for simple and quick acute care visits on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis from 7:45am to 8:15am Monday through Friday. On arrival, you will be asked to sign in at the front desk, and your child will be seen by either one of our pediatricians or pediatric nurse practitioners as quickly as possible. Patients who arrive later than 8:15am will be asked to schedule an appointment for later in the day. Walk in times are for problems that can be handled quickly and easily, like sore throats, pinkeye, ear infections, cough, and rashes. It is NOT designed for chronic problems (like abdominal pain for months, headaches for weeks, behavioral problems) - these appointments need more time, and should be scheduled with your regular doctor or NP. It is also NOT for true emergencies (like new seizures, deep cuts that require stitches, severe chest pain) - these are for the Emergency Department. Well child appointments, sports physicals, camp exams, and pre-operative exams will still require scheduling an appointment.
WHAT TO DO WHEN THE OFFICE IS CLOSED:
Need help afterhours? Unsure if you need to go to the Emergency Dept or not? Call our office first! We are often open holidays when other doctors are closed (like Memorial Day/July 4th,etc!).
Our agreement with the nurse triage service requires that we not post their number on the website. Please call our office first to make sure we are not open, and then call the toll free number if you have an ugent medical need..
Looking for a compassionate, family–centered Pediatrician or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Southern Pines, 7 Lakes, or Raeford NC? You've come to the right place. At Sandhills Pediatrics, we specialize in medical care for kids, and we would love to get to know you and your family better. Our commitment is to help children reach their highest potential by working with parents to promote and maintain their child's physical and emotional well–being from birth up to college years.
Our Pediatricians and Nurse Practitioners believe that accessibility, understanding and comfort are the cornerstones for an exceptional pediatric practice. To achieve this goal, we offer convenient office hours, helpful patient resources and an outstanding level of support and expertise. So whether you're visiting for the first time or the hundredth time, you'll receive the same quality, educational and compassionate service with every appointment.
Our shared goal, as parents and physicians, is to guide your child on a path of optimal health. In order to attain this, we continuously strive to meet and exceed our patients' expectations while maintaining the highest standards of excellence in pediatric medicine. From preventive care to treatments of acute illnesses and the ongoing treatment of chronic conditions, Sandhills Pediatrics offers comprehensive medical treatment for children from infancy through adolescence.
Please take a few moments to explore our informational website. We hope you will find our site easy to navigate, informative, and helpful in keeping your family healthy. This website gives you easy access to our pediatric practice, including directions, hours of operations, payment policies, information about our physicians and our services. It also includes answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.
If you have any questions or want to schedule your child's first visit to our office, feel free to call us today. Our friendly and highly knowledgeable staff is available to support and assist you with any questions or concerns about the health of your child. Thank you for your interest in Sandhills Pediatrics.
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