During these concerning times for our community, the ABC Pediatrics’ family would like to extend our warmest appreciation to all of our patients, parents, business groups, and religious affiliations who’ve partnered with us in navigating this very challenging COVID19 Pandemic. We have been blessed by the trust you’ve placed in us and the help you’ve extended to our hard-working staff. Your support has been an essential component in our continued efforts to ensure that the
SAME DAY sick and urgent visits are AVAILABLE daily in our MOBILE CLINIC. PLEASE CALL for a MOBILE CLINIC appointment time. Sick patients are isolated and necessary care is provided inside their vehicles. Services such as lab testing, nebulizer treatments and medication administration remain available for vehicle visits. Provider/Nurse teams are designated daily for newborn infant care, well physical exams and chronic follow up care. Scheduled patients are brought into specifically designated and maintained areas of
Find out what signs and symptoms to look for! Please consult your Primary Care Physician immediately if you see any/some of the following:
Patients less than 3 months of age- report 100.5 or higher temperature immediately
Patients 3 months and older, – report fever 100.5 or higher if persists beyond 3 days
Redness or bloodshot eyes (without pus or drainage)
Mouth changes- swollen, bumpy red tongue (“Strawberry tongue”) Redness of mouth, lips and/or throat
Beginning June 1st, routine appointments will resume at our office. We will maintain our mobile clinic for sick patients who do not pass screening but healthy patients will be permitted inside the office. Each patient/guest permitted inside will be required to wear a mask. For families that do not have access to a mask, we are graciously accepting continued donations. Elastic has been difficult to find but masks made with other stretchy material are working
Greetings ABC family.. As we all push through these trying times while quarantined at home, ABC Pediatrics thinks an art contest is in order! With that in mind, we are asking our parents to encourage their children to create a drawing, painting, digital artwork, or some other type of art illustration that encompasses what Corona Virus has meant to them to this point. Instead of dropping your artwork off, we want you to upload a
COVID-19 has closed our schools for the time being. However, we are confident that each passing day of social distancing brings us one more day closer to the time that we can resume some normal activities. Sending our children back to school is one of those anticipated activities. There will be no delay at ABC Pediatrics in ensuring that your child is ready for Kindergarten! Despite the current pandemic, we’ve restructured our entire office approach
We’ve restructured our approach to providing care and will continue to fulfill the pediatric healthcare needs of our community. SICK CARE: Until further notice, our office hours are Monday thru Friday, 9:00am until 3:00pm. In lieu of our walk-in clinic, SAME DAY sick and urgent visits are AVAILABLE in the morning and in the afternoon. Please come between 9:00 am and 11:00 am or between 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm. Sick patients are isolated and
Our ABC Pediatrics’ Family and our healthcare team would like to convey our most sincere appreciation for your support and response to our ever-evolving approach to dealing with the COVID19 pandemic. In order for our approach to be successful, we are striving to communicate with our patients on a regular, if not daily, schedule. Our goal from the outset of the uncertainty created by COVID-19 has been and will continue to be maintaining your child’s healthcare while thoughtfully considering exposure to both our staff and our patients.
In the past, ABC Pediatrics has extended our commitment to our patients with a Saturday morning in-office clinic service. However, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and enhanced screening efforts now utilized for face to face visits at our office, weekend IN-OFFICE care will be conducted by phone until further notice.
COVID 19 has most certainly impacted our activities of daily living. This pandemic has closed our schools, cancelled our sporting events and limited social gatherings. From a medical standpoint, symptoms of infection can range from mild respiratory symptoms to high fever and respiratory distress. Our family members over the age of 60, those with chronic illnesses and those with weakened immune systems seem to be the most vulnerable.
An administrative meeting was conducted today to discuss and develop a plan for how COVID19 (The CoronaVirus) will impact your child’s healthcare delivery over the next few weeks and beyond. Please know that extensive efforts are being put into place to ensure your family receives the same level of care you’ve come to expect from our ABC Pediatrics providers while considering the Center for Disease Control’s suggestions to limit social interactions.
The 2019 Susan Ryals Scholarship was presented to Maura Lillian-Grace Westbrook Thursday, August 8th at the ABC office. Maura is the daughter of Michelle Westbrook, LPN and Brent Westbrook. Find out more about Maura and her future plans by reading our blog post.
The Daily Record’s 2019 Best of Harnett County results are in and now official! Thanks to many of you, ABC Pediatrics has been voted the #1 Pediatric Facility in Harnett County for a 3rd year in a row! In addition, we are proud to announce that we were awarded Best Medical Facility in it’s first year as a category!
ABC Pediatrics will once again host it’s annual Mother’s Day and Father’s Day look-alike photo contests on Facebook and Instagram! It’s Dad’s turn now, so submit your best picture of Dad with his mini-me using one of two methods.
March is National Social Work Awareness Month! Did you know that ABC employs two Licensed Clinical Social Worker’s on our staff? Read why one of our staff, Melanie Crumpler became a social worker and what she believes is great about her job at the link!
WELLNESS is muti-faceted. Each facet plays a role in maintaining WELLNESS to its fullest extent. Much like the spokes on a wheel, where each spoke plays a role in supporting the structure and in maintaining the integrity of the wheel, each facet in WELLNESS plays a role in supporting the overall well being and functioning of a human being.
Happy New Year everyone! Did you know??.. Research suggests that only 9.2% of New Years’ Resolutions are met! This year, rather than choosing resolutions that may only last a few weeks, try setting GOALS to work towards instead!
Dr. Vincent M. Chiodo grew up in Follansbee, WV. He graduated Cum Laude and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from West Virginia University in 1982. He worked as a Research Medical Technologist and supervised an Infectious Diseases Research Lab for three years before going to medical school. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from West Virginia University in 1989.
Kids and Christmastime – A beautifully simple combination that leads to anticipation, excitement, joy and laughter. ABC Pediatrics believes in the magic of Christmas and would like to extend a personal invitation to our patients to join us at our second annual Whoville Christmas celebration!
It is with great sadness that we announce to you, our valued families, that Sherlene Blackwood, FNP will be leaving our ABC Pediatrics’ Family at the end of November. She has taken a job with the Sampson County Health Department.