Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mom and Baby

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Every year in August we celebrate World Breastfeeding Month! In addition to the full month, there’s also a Breastfeeding week that runs the first week in August traditionally. This year it ran August 1th through August 7th. In order to raise some awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding, ABC Pediatrics’ own Dr. Mary Ann Chiodo provided some benefits of breastfeeding for both Mom and Baby!

Schedule your Wellness Visits for the 2022-23 School Year!

Schedule your Wellness Visits for the 2022-23 School Year!

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 2022 – 2023 School Year! Every year we face a flood of appointment requests in the two to three weeks leading up to the first day of school for physicals, medication management, and immunization updates. 

New Phase Update Effective 03.10.22

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NEW PHASE EFFECTIVE Thursday, March 10th, 2022 OFFICE HOURS: Monday thru Friday, 7:45am until 4:15pm For nearly two years, the ABC Pediatrics’ team has kept you informed of the ever-changing global COVID pandemic. We’ve monitored transmission and case rates for COVID-19 and its variants and made adjustments to our workflow while remaining committed to ensuring our patients received well care, immunizations, medication management, mental health care and allergy immunotherapy. Simultaneously, we invested in In-Office COVID PCR

New Phase Update Effective 02-07-22

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NEW PHASE EFFECTIVE Monday, February 7th, 2022 OFFICE HOURS: Monday thru Friday, 8:00am until 4:15pm ABC Pediatrics has evaluated and revised our approach in caring for the health care needs of our patients. We remain committed to ensuring patients receive well care, medication management, mental health care and allergy immunotherapy, while maintaining service for sick patients and testing during this ever-changing COVID pandemic. Our new process will go in effect Monday, February 7th, and is described

New Phase Update from ABC Pediatrics (09-10-21)

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NEW PHASE EFFECTIVE Monday, September 20th, 2021 OFFICE HOURS: Monday thru Friday, 8:00am until 4:15pm As COVID continues to impact our community, ABC Pediatrics has evaluated and revised our approach in caring for the health care needs of our patients. We remain committed to ensuring patients receive well care, medication management, mental health care and allergy immunotherapy, while maintaining service for sick patients and testing during this ever-changing pandemic. Our new process will go in effect

New Electronic Health Records System

New Electronic Health Records System

Hello ABC Family! Exciting news! We’re currently implementing a new Electronic Health Records system at our office! Behind the scenes work has been underway for months and the transition is coming VERY SOON as we bring state of the art electronic services to our patients and their families!  There are some especially important dates we would like to bring to your attention. Hello ABC Family!          Exciting news! We’re currently implementing a new Electronic Health Records system at our

¡Medicaid está cambiando en Carolina del Norte!

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¡Medicaid está cambiando en Carolina del Norte! A partir del 1 de julio de 2021, los servicios de Medicaid estarán disponibles a través de planes de salud prepagados (PHPs). Un PHP es un grupo de médicos, hospitales y otros proveedores que trabajan juntos para proporcionar todo tipo de atención médica. Esto incluye: salud física, salud conductual y medicamentos. A partir del 1 de julio de 2021, CADA receptor de NC Medicaid debe elegir un PHP

Medicaid is changing in NC!

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Starting July 1, 2021, Medicaid services will be available through Prepaid Health Plans (PHPs). A PHP is a group of doctors, hospitals and other providers that work together to provide all types of health care. This includes – physical health, behavioral health, and medications. Effective July 1, 2021, EVERY NC Medicaid recipient must choose a PHP or one will be chosen for you by NC Medicaid.  WE WANT TO HELP YOU THROUGH THIS PROCESS!

NEW PHASE Update from ABC Pediatrics

NEW PHASE Update from ABC Pediatrics

As we become more familiar with COVID-19 and the impact on our community, ABC Pediatrics is continuing the evolution of our approach in caring for the health care needs of our patients. We remain committed to ensuring patients receive well care, medication management, mental health care and allergy immunotherapy, while still maintaining service for our sick patients during this ever changing COVID-19 environment. Our process is described in this post.

Mrs. Gloria Jordan’s Retirement Message

Mrs. Gloria Jordan’s Retirement Message

I want to wish EVERYONE at ABC Pediatrics and ALL the patients and families of ABC Pediatrics a wonderful Christmas and holiday season! May your lives be blessed by the wonderful gift of Our Savior, Jesus Christ. This year, 2020, has been a very unusual whirlwind year for everyone, especially for all the dedicated healthcare workers. I am SO SO proud of all of you at ABC and all that you do day in and

Dr. Vincent M. Chiodo

Dr. Vincent M. Chiodo

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.

Covid 19 Update- New Phase begins Monday

Covid 19 Update- New Phase begins Monday

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

Pediatric (Kawasaki-Like) Inflammatory Syndrome

Pediatric (Kawasaki-Like) Inflammatory Syndrome

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

CV Practice Update 05-28-20

CV Practice Update 05-28-20

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