If your child is older than 1 year and has not had the MMR vaccine yet, please call our office ASAP to get protected against this disease!
There is currently a measles outbreak in North Carolina with 23 confirmed cases as of 5/14/2013. So far most of the cases have been in unvaccinated people in Stokes, Orange, and one out of state patient. Measles is an extremely contagious disease that can be very severe and this is the first outbreak in NC in over 20 years.
Please note that there have been NO cases in Moore, Lee, Montgomery or Cumberland counties at the time of this post 5/14/2013.
We routinely vaccinate against Measles at the 1 year and 4 year old checkup.
“Measles is an extremely infectious disease and spreads very quickly,” said Dr. Laura Gerald, State Health Director. “If you suspect you may be sick with measles, please call your healthcare provider before leaving home to avoid spreading the illness to people in doctors’ office or clinic waiting areas or in emergency departments.”
**Elizabeth Hodgin, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, joins Sandhills Peds 3/2013**
Elizabeth Hodgin, MSN, CPNP recently completed her NP training at Duke University and her pediatric residency at Sandhills Pediatrics. She is now available at both our Southern Pines and Raeford locations for well and sick appointments. Please call our office if you would like to schedule an appointment with Elizabeth or any of our other providers.
**New Seven Lakes office opened Monday November 19, 2012**
All 7 Lakes appts will now be at 155 Grant St, West End 27376. You can read about the new office in the local newspaper The Pilot
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..
Spring is just around the corner!
Consider subscribing to the excellent Sandhills Farm to Table program! Eat your veggies! Help support our local farmers and get your children to try new foods!
In June 2012 the Office of the Inspector General released a report that revealed numerous cases of health departments and pediatric practices storing vaccines incorrectly. Although there are some problems with how OIG did the analysis, it is undeniable that there are significant problems out there. Those problems are not at SHP!
Sandhills Pediatrics believes so strongly in the importance of vaccines that we have invested in expensive, CDC-compliant pharmacy grade refrigerators and freezers for all three offices that store our precious vaccines at precise temperatures. We also have a professional grade NIST certified temperature monitoring device for each of our three offices that calls/texts/emails our vaccine storage team if there are any out of range temperatures 24/7/365.
Please feel free to ask us if you have any concerns!
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.
An online resource center providing you with additional helpful information.
View the KidsDoc Symptom Checker from HealthyChildren.org