New Hours- Effective Monday, 07.13.20- Monday thru Friday, 8:00am until 4:15pm
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 our office that are exclusively utilized for well patients and their families that pass screening. Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing measures are performed repeatedly after each patient visit to ensure the MAXIMUM protection for our patients. Segregated triage and lab collection processes are being employed that will also protect patients from exposure to other patients. Masks or face coverings are required for all non-infant guests seeking entrance to our building.
School plans remain uncertain but we want students to be prepared. School physicals, asthma maintenance, chronic medication regimen follow ups will all be a priority. Our mental health department also remains fully staffed. Our counselors are connecting with patients for counseling and ADHD testing. For questions or additional information, please request to speak with Maria or Victoria at ext 2277.
IN-OFFICE allergy testing and immunotherapy injections are also available. For questions or additional information, please dial ext. 2241.
As always, when our office is closed, our after hours service remains available for your convenience. Just dial our main number and follow the after-hours instructions.
THANK YOU! For your support and understanding as we move through the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic together.
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 great!
Any questions or concerns, please call 910-892-1333.
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 picture or short video of your child holding the artwork. The images will be hung in the office and we’ll award prizes to the winning artists! (Prizes TBD) We will also highlight the artwork on social media as the contest moves along. (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
We're allowing a 30-day window for entries so start planning your creatives!
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 to patient care according to American Academy of Pediatrics’ guidelines to ensure your child’s appointment is conducted SAFELY. Our goal is to keep your child on target for this important milestone so there are no issues for his/her enrollment when our schools reopen. We have the necessary immunizations available and the appropriate state forms on file as well.
Not sure what to expect? Below is a list of services provided by our ABC Pediatrics’ Health Care Team that will be performed at your child’s Kindergarten health assessment visit. ALL services listed are performed on site during the visit.
Check his/her height
Check his/her weight
Check his/her temperature
Obtain a urine specimen and a small sample of blood from him/her for lab testing
Test his/her hearing
Check his/her ability to see by performing two different and fun vision assessments
Review answers to several questions to confirm his/her readiness for school
Perform a complete physical exam to make sure he/she is healthy
Make recommendations based on the readiness questionnaire and the physical exam that will allow for the best possible school year results
Administer any necessary and required vaccines
Complete his/her required Kindergarten health assessment form
Give stickers, hugs, and best wishes to him/her for a fantastic year in Kindergarten!
Please call us today for an appointment at 910-892-1333.
Shelter in Place Order DOES NOT APPLY to HEALTH CARE NEEDS.
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 necessary care is provided inside their vehicles by medical staff members fully clothed in Personal Protective gear to protect you and our staff from the spread of the Coronavirus. All previously provided IN-OFFICE services are available to our patients being seen in their vehicle. Lab testing, nebulizer treatments and medication administration remain available for vehicle visits.
NEWBORN CARE & IMMUNIZATIONS: Provider/Nurse teams are designated daily for newborn infant care and well physical exams for all patient ages. Scheduled patients are brought into specifically designated and maintained areas of our office that are exclusively utilized for well patients. Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing measures are performed repeatedly after each patient visit to ensure the MAXIMUM protection for our patients. Segregated triage and lab collection processes are being employed that will also protect patients from extraneous exposure to other well patients.
TELEHEALTH VISITS: Health care provider teams are also designated daily for telephonic visits. Patients needing provider advice and/or medication management but prefer to limit exposure by not scheduling an in-office visit can maintain their child’s healthcare needs by receiving a telephonic or a virtual call from a health care provider.
MENTAL HEALTH: In light of the COVID19 pandemic, we understand your child may still be struggling with mental health issues, and you, as a parent, are faced with new and or unfamiliar issues. Our mental health department remains fully staffed. Our counselors are connecting to patients via a tele-health platform (visual and audio) when the patient’s internet service permits or via telephone (audio only) when internet services are not adequate to support the visual connection. For questions or additional information, please request to speak with Maria or Victoria at ext 2227.
ALLERGY SHOTS: We will continue to support our patients receiving IN-OFFICE allergy injections on your regularly scheduled visits.
As always, after hours service remains available 7 days a week when our office is not open. Just dial our main number and follow the after-hours instructions. THANK YOU! For your support and understanding as we navigate this COVID-19 pandemic together.
THANK YOU! For your support and understanding as we navigate this COVID-19 pandemic on a LOCAL level.
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. Accordingly, effective Thursday, March 26th, our office hours are now 9 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday. This means that our previously scheduled WALK-IN CLINIC is no longer available from 7:45 am to 8:45 am. HOWEVER, SAME DAY Sick and Urgent visits are NOW AVAILABLE ANYTIME during these new office hours. PLEASE call our office (910.892.1333) during the day or after hours for additional guidance as needed.
ALL persons requesting entrance to our building are being screened by our clinical personnel utilizing COVID-19 CDC guidelines. Screeners take precautions to protect both themselves and our guests by wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Please prepare your little ones that we may look a little different from the last time that they came to our office, but the costume is for everyone’s protection. Patients who are cleared by the screening process will be directed into and through our office accordingly. THERE WILL BE NO PATIENTS IN OUR WAITING ROOMS.
Patients that DO NOT clear the screening process WILL NOT be permitted inside our building. Patients not passing screening will have our medical providers COME TO THEM and they will be seen INSIDE THEIR VEHICLE.
WE are doing everything possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while obeying the guidelines of social distancing. However, we recognize the importance of maintaining ongoing and complete health care for our patients. ABC Pediatricshas developed a multifaceted approach to ensure patients receive UNINTERRUPTEDwell care, medication management, mental health care and allergy immunotherapy, while still maintaining service for our sick patients. Here is how we are providing these services:
SICK CARE: Three health care provider teams are designated daily for SICK CARE. Sick patients are isolated to their vehicles and necessary care is provided inside their vehicles. There are very few limitations for providers to provide care to sick patients. All previously IN-OFFICE services are available to our patients being seen in their vehicle. Lab testing, nebulizer treatments and medication administration remain available for vehicle visits.
NEWBORNS & WELL CARE: Three health care provider teams are designated daily for WELL CARE. Scheduled patients are brought into specifically designated and maintained areas of our office that are exclusively utilized for well patients. Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing measures are performed repeatedly after each patient visit to ensure the MAXIMUM protection for our patients. Segregated triage and lab collection processes are being employed that will also protect patients from extraneous exposure to other well patients.
TELEPHONIC & VIRTUAL CALLS: At least one health care provider is designated daily for telephonic visits. Patients needing provider advice and/or medication management but prefer to limit exposure by not scheduling an in-office visit can maintain their child’s healthcare needs by receiving a telephonic or a virtual call from a health care provider.
MENTAL HEALTH CARE: Even though schools have transitioned to on-line and virtual classes, your child may still be struggling with mental health issues, and you, as a parent, may now be faced with new and or unfamiliar issues. Our mental health department remains fully staffed. At present, our counselors are connecting to patients via a tele-health modality (visual and audio) when the patient’s internet service permits or via telephone (audio only) when internet services are not adequate to support the visual connection. For questions or additional information, please call out Mental Health Department directly at a 910.892.1333, Ext 2277 and speak with Maria or Victoria.
ALLERGY DEPARTMENT: We will continue to support our patients receiving IN-OFFICE allergy injections on your regularly scheduled visits. For those patients who self-administer their allergy injections at home, please expect a call from one of our Allergy Specialists in the next few days for updated information.
Your patience, support, and continued trust in what we do here at ABC PEDIATRICS are most sincerely appreciated. Please follow us on FaceBook and visit our website for status changes, updates to our availability and to get the latest modifications to our workflow as we continually adjust and adapt our efforts to meet the needs of 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.
For Saturday and Sunday assistance, please utilize our after-hours service by dialing 910-892-1333. Follow the instructions to leave a message for the ABC Pediatrics’ On-Call provider. The On-Call provider will return your call. Based on your discussion with the provider, and while accessing your child’s full medical record during the call, the provider will provide guidance and treatment based on your child’s history and current symptoms.
Walk-in clinic will remain available every weekday morning from 7:45 am until 8:45 am. ALL persons seeking care will be screened by our medical personnel at the office entrance utilizing COVID-19 CDC guidelines. Patients who are cleared by the screening process will be directed to return to their vehicles while paperwork is prepared. When the patient’s provider is ready to see them, a staff member will call the patient/parent/guardian and escort them directly to our triage area and then directly to their exam room. THERE WILL BE NO PATIENTS IN OUR WAITING ROOMS.
Patients that DO NOT clear the screening process as outlined by CDC guidelines for COVID-19 WILL NOT be permitted inside our building. Those patients not passing screening will have one of our medical providers COME TO THEM and they will be evaluated INSIDE THEIR VEHICLE.
THANK YOU! for your patience, cooperation and understanding as your ABC PEDIATRICS’ HEALTHCARE TEAM attempts to follow the prescribed CDC Guidelines for safe interactions and provide care for your child during this MOST UNUSUAL COVID-19 pandemic. Please continue to pray for our country, our leaders and your neighbors.
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. We have learned new phrases — “SOCIAL DISTANCING” and “SELF QUARANTINE”. Anxiousness, frustration, worry, and fear are emotions that are running high at this time.
At ABC Pediatrics, our approach to this pandemic has been thoughtfully considered based on recommendations from local, state and federal agencies. We believe that our efforts will help protect our patients, our patients’ families, our staff and our staff’s families from this very serious and contagious virus.
At this time, ALL persons seeking entrance to our building will be screened at the entrance utilizing COVID-19 CDC guidelines by our medical personnel. Patients who are cleared by the screening process will be directed to return to their vehicles while paperwork is prepared. When their provider is ready to see them, a staff member will call the patient/parent/guardian and escort them directly to our triage area and then directly to their exam room. THERE WILL BE NO PATIENTS IN OUR WAITING ROOMS.
Patients that DO NOT clear the screening process as outlined by CDC guidelines for COVID-19 WILL NOT be permitted inside our building. Those patients not passing screening will have our medical providers COME TO THEM and they will be seen INSIDE THEIR VEHICLE.
Efforts are underway to personally reach out to all patients with scheduled recheck and well appointments. WE are doing everything possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19 inside our facility. None-the-less, IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED that well patients risk exposure by coming to our office. ABC Pediatrics’ Provider/Nurse teams will be conducting personal phone calls in lieu of face to face visits for rechecks, medication management and mental health care.
You have demonstrated your trust and confidence in our healthcare team for over 25 years. As mentioned at the beginning of this post, much thought and consideration have gone into our strategy so that we can CONTINUE to deliver the highest level of healthcare to you and your loved ones during these most unprecedented times. We ask for your patience, support, and continued trust. We will keep you updated on our status and notify you of any new modifications on a daily basis as we will continue to adjust our efforts to meet the needs as they are presented to us. We are a well-tuned healthcare deliver team and WE WILL SEE EACH AND EVERYONE of our patients through this pandemic.
DON’T forget: UTILIZE FREQUENT HAND-WASHING, SNEEZE or COUGH into the crease of your arm, and AVOID going out into the public as much as possible for the near future.
Thank you for the trust and confidence that you have placed in us. We will keep you and your family in our prayers and would ask you to do the same for us.
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. A detailed plan will be announced in the very near future.
Our plan will include patient guest limitations, patient and guest screening prior to entering the building, designated shifts for well patient appointments, telephonic visits with a provider, visits provided in your vehicle and efficient management for patients with COVID19 exposure or symptoms. Drs. Vince and Mary Ann Chiodo are actively working with local and state agencies to prepare the ENTIRE ABC PEDIATRICS’ FAMILY for the needed evaluation and management of the multi-faceted aspects of this pandemic. Please stay tuned for further updates and information. We GREATLY appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this never before experienced situation together.
Based on calls already flooding into the office about the positive Coronavirus (COVID19) in NC, Drs. Vince and Mary Ann would like our families to refer to the CDC’s website/suggestions. She feels they have compiled the most accurate, up-to-date and easy to follow information about the virus. Parents should know that our entire health care team is staying abreast of the signs, symptoms and treatment for the virus and will continue to provide the best medical treatment possible for anyone that may be affected.
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, PA-C. She graduated Clinton High School with the highest honor of the Latin System, Summa Cum Laude, with a Spanish Honors Society and National Honors Society cord. Maura plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this fall.
The Susan Ryals Scholarship was 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. Even after her retirement, Susan continued her involvement with our ABC Pediatrics’ Family until she lost her battle with cancer in November, 2015. Susan’s expertise and skills are tangible and remain incorporated in the fabric of ABC Pediatrics even to this day. May her enthusiastic approach to a challenge, her determined spirit, and her quest for self-improvement embrace, guide and encourage students as they embark on their future goals.
Greetings ABC FAM! 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!
The ABC Family is also excited to announce results for our individual providers and staff as well! ABC providers Kayla Tyndall, PA-C and Rhonda Torchio, PA-C won 2nd and 3rd place respectively in the best pediatrician category! Elizabeth “Lis” West, PNP was voted 3rd in the Best Doctor/PA category and Michelle Westbrook, LPN won 2nd place in the Best Nurse category. Wow!
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. If you’d like to find out more about Abc as your pediatrician please take a look at our new patients page here or call 910-892-1333.
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. (more…)
Written by: Melanie Crumpler, LCSW at ABC Pediatrics
When we ordered the pictured t-shirts, the goal was to raise awareness and “kick-off” Social Work Awareness Month in March – plus, we thought they were cute. In wearing the shirt, I got to thinking: why DID I become a Social Worker…
I BECAME a SOCIAL WORKER because I learned from my mom, my grandmothers, my great-grandmothers, my aunts and my great aunts that a little girl from Iowa (from ANYWHERE) CAN make a difference in the world!
I BECAME a SOCIAL WORKER because I believe ALL children’s lives are worth protecting, and that ALL children have a story worth telling and a voice worth listening to.
I BECAME a SOCIAL WORKER because I believe in social justice, and that ALL people have the right to be treated with respect regardless of their age, gender, race, culture, religious affiliation or sexual orientation.
I BECAME a SOCIAL WORKER because I believe that helping others is a responsibility for each of us as well as being a tremendous blessing.
I BECAME a SOCIAL WORKER because I believe NO life should be cut short or permanently damaged by abuse, neglect, trauma, bullying, pain and suffering, addiction, depression or anxiety.
I BECAME a SOCIAL WORKER because I believe the BEST part of the “sentence” – the best part of our respective stories – comes AFTER the struggle…after the SEMI-COLON…and we ALL owe it to ourselves and others to see our story through to the natural end.
I BECAME a SOCIAL WORKER because I believe in rainbows and unicorns, pixies and pixy dust, faith and hope. I ESPECIALLY believe in the magical healing power of LOVE and HUGS!
Let’s continue shall we?
I have had the great pleasure of working as Social Worker since 1992 in a variety of settings and in three different states. After taking my first Social Work class in 1989 (30 years ago), I vowed to NEVER take another Social Work class again; but God had another plan that unfolded clearly over the next 3 years of my education. I am thankful every day that I followed HIS plan, rather than my own frustrated and impulsive reaction to a poorly taught course. When most people think of “Social Workers,” the first association that they think of is Child Protection – that Social Workers are charged with investigating allegations of abuse and neglect and SOMETIMES with removing children from dangerous situations. I don’t know ANY Social Worker who enjoys separating children from their family, but it is an important task that is necessary and difficult. It is also not even close to the ONLY thing that Social Workers do. In my career, here are some highlights of situations I’ve found myself in:
As a SOCIAL WORKER, I have sat up many nights in a Domestic Violence Shelter, holding the hands of female survivors who had the courage to leave their abuser; listened to their stories; brought them food, blankets and pillows; handed them tissues and helped dry their tears.
As a SOCIAL WORKER, I have worked with teen mothers and their children at various ages, helping them understand their child’s current developmental stage and how to speak their language.
As a SOCIAL WORKER, I have listened to the homeless, shook their hands when no one else would touch them, listened to their stories as they stood in line waiting to be served a Soup Kitchen meal before being turned back out onto the street where they fought to survive another day in the elements.
As a SOCIAL WORKER, I have danced and sung, played games, watched movies and celebrated grandly the small accomplishments (i.e. getting a State ID, a PO Box, a job) of homeless, adolescent women so that THEY would begin to see that it is the small steps that help them achieve each of their goals.
As a SOCIAL WORKER, I have walked parks and looked at every park bench in the middle of the night in inner-city Detroit, searching for a lost lamb who had become self-destructive and went on a crack-binge because nothing else eased her pain.
As a SOCIAL WORKER, I worked with young girls growing up surrounded by gangs, drug abuse, and prostitution in a community where it was more common to drop out rather than to graduate from high school. I met with these girls every week, comforted them when their homes were “shot up” in a drive-by-shooting; dried their tears when they recalled losing a mother to AIDS, a mother to cancer, a father to a gang-related shooting, a father to prison; encouraged them weekly to keep attending and progressing in school; motivated them to set goals for their future and to see their community as part of their past, present AND future.
As a SOCIAL WORKER, I have shed tears and attended funerals for women murdered by their partners, children killed by their parent or parent’s partner, peers harmed in the line-of-duty.
As a SOCIAL WORKER, I have met with countless children in the hospital where they received treatment for their cuts, their burns, their subdural hematomas…and after, when the “treatment for visible injuries” was completed, I have listened to the stories of the children and their caretakers as they shared their “invisible wounds”, hidden in their memories, so as to help them slowly heal and recover.
As a SOCIAL WORKER, I have witnessed, counted and photographed bruises, broken bones, whip marks left by an assortment of different tools, and documented the number of times children tried to cry for help through their misunderstood words and misinterpreted behavior.
As a SOCIAL WORKER, I have spent years picking up the pieces of CHILDREN’s lives suffering from the collateral damage caused by parental drug use and addiction. In a treatment system that gives addicts permission to “focus on yourself” in their fight for recovery, the DAILY damage done to children during parental addiction and during parental treatment is often unrecognized, their grief ignored, the gaps in their child development minimized and misunderstood.
As a SOCIAL WORKER, I have colored, played games, dried tears, encouraged smiles, shared love, prompted hope, taught skills, advocated in court and within the educational system, corrected, confronted, praised and celebrated the beautiful gifts that EVERY CHILD holds within their small bodies and minds.
During this SOCIAL WORK AWARENESS MONTH, I submit that EVERY Social Worker has their own story, their own experiences, and their own motivation for continuing their work. Social Work is often a thankless job, performed behind the scenes, unglamorous and MESSY. However, the rewards are beyond comprehension to most because they come in the form of smiles from previously hurt children, laughs that mimic rays of sunshine through the clouds of a storm, pictures drawn or colored with care and given with love, progress toward goals that are fought for harder than any child should have to fight. The grandest reward is seeing children become adults who succeed in graduating, or those who simply make it another day, then week, then month, then year, and then YEARS after their semi-colon.
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.
Let us consider the following facets/spokes of WELLNESS:
How many spokes of this WELLNESS WHEEL have you considered when evaluating your child’s WELLNESS? Are all spokes of your child’s WELLNESS being addressed?
Do any stand out as needing attention? Do you feel comfortable and/or equipped to address all spokes?
No need to fret…we all have different skill sets and abilities. It is perfectly normal to be GREAT at some tasks and deficient at others. Fortunately, ABC Pediatrics is fully equipped to assist you and your child. At ABC Pediatrics, we utilize an Integrated Physical and Mental Health Care Model to ensure WELLNESS in all aspects/spokes of your child’s life. Our Integrated Healthcare Team has over 200 years of combined medical and mental health care experience to address your child’s needs. Additionally, ABC Pediatrics offers an on-site lab, in-house allergy and asthma services and dedicated Mental Health Team.
So, if you are concerned that you may be coming up a bit short when it comes to addressing all of the spokes on your child’s WELLNESS WHEEL, call our office (910.892.1333) to schedule an appointment for your child. That call may very well get your child’s WELLNESS WHEEL rolling on the path to “Building a Brighter Future through Better Health”.
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! Resolutions can often be extreme or unrealistic expectations; while GOALS can provide a road map to reach a final destination or outcome.
When a child or adolescent meets with one of our 3 Licensed Clinical Social Workers, the clinician, patient, and parent work together to set realistic GOALS in order to accomplish or achieve improvement in the presenting concerns. Throughout the counseling process, these GOALS are reevaluated and assessed to determine if they have been met or need adjusting. This ongoing and dynamic interaction encourages continuation of the process and helps to determine the next steps to steadily move toward the GOALS.
We at ABC Pediatrics encourage you to evaluate your own GOALS for 2019. If we can be of any assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would welcome the opportunity to help you design your own “road map” to success as we move into 2019!”
Robert E. Deckert is a Certified Physician Assistant from Venice, Florida. Prior to obtaining his medical education, he was an active member of the United States Army for twenty years. Mr. Deckert was a Senior Instructor for The Special Operations Medical Training Center in Fort Bragg, North Carolina as well as a Senior Supervisory Medical Sergeant for the United States Army in Okinawa, Japan. After his years in the Army, Mr. Deckert attended the Fort Bragg campuses of Central Michigan University and Campbell University to obtain his Bachelor of Health Science Degree and his Master of Science Administration degree. In 2003, Mr. Deckert completed the Physician Assistant Program at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Mr. Deckert joined the provider team at ABC Pediatrics in September, 2003. Married and the father of five children, Mr. Deckert enjoys morning exercise and hot McDonald’s coffee. His patients know him as “Mr. Bob” and he is recognizable by his healthy beard and his cartoon character neck ties.
Kids and Christmastime – A beautifully simple combination that leads to anticipation, excitement, joy and laughter. ABC Pediatricsbelieves in the magic of Christmas and would like to extend a personal invitation to our patients to join us at our second annual WhovilleChristmas celebration!(more…)
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. (more…)
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!