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.
Linda F. Castillo is a Certified Physician Assistant who was born in Costa Rica but now calls Coats, North Carolina home. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and a Minor in Biology from Catawba College in 2014. She then attended Campbell University and graduated with her Master of Physician Assistant Practice in July of 2019.
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.
Hello ABC Family Members. We are posting this announcement to let you know that you may receive a call from Crossroads Group, Inc. in regards to your recent experiences with ABC Pediatrics. Please view the full awareness flyer below. Thanks!
Our ABC Pediatrics’ family would like to extend our warmest appreciation to all of our patients and parents who took the time to express your opinion of the services we provide to our community by voting for us in the 2018 BEST OF HARNETT COUNTY! Serving the pediatric health care needs of Harnett county residents for over 24 years has been our privilege. We are overwhelmed and humbled by your response to The Daily Records’
This scholarship award has been established by ABC Pediatrics of Dunn, P.A. in honor, memory and tribute to Susan A. Ryals, whose leadership, mentorship, thought provoking contributions and interpersonal collegiality spanned 19 years, from ABC Pediatrics’ inception in April, 1994, to her retirement in December, 2012.
It’s THAT time of year again: SUMMER BREAK!!! I don’t know about you, but THIS Mom is tired and looking forward to a few months with no mandatory homework, reports with deadlines, overwhelming reading assignments and a never ending line of tests to study for! It’s time for a break from the hustle and bustle, the rush to get one thing done…only to have 5 more things to do. Moms and Dads, I encourage you
It’s School Preparation Time at ABC Pediatrics! Our staff is READY to help school-age students complete all the requirements for their health assessments for the 2018 – 2019 School Year! Every year for the last 24 years, we’ve experienced a flood of appointment requests in the two to three weeks leading up to the first day of school for physicals, asthma and ADHD management, and immunization updates.
ABC Pediatrics will once again host it’s annual Father’s Day look-alike photo contest on Facebook and Instagram! Submit your best picture of Dad with his mini-me using one of two methods.