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919-969-9611

Patient-focused primary care pediatricians serving Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Pittsboro and Mebane North Carolina.

Village Pediatrics specializes in pediatric medicine for a child & physical, emotional and developmental health.


Confirm Appointments During the Storm

PLEASE CALL US BEFORE LEAVING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT!
Don't risk life & limb on the road during inclement weather! Before leaving home for your appointment, please call us at 919 969 9611 to confirm we have arrived & are open for your appointment.  We anticipate normal operating hours but this may change as weather conditions persist.  Staff will arrive as early as is safely possible.  IF the office is closed & we are unavailable for your appointment, WE WILL CONTACT YOU TO RESCHEDULE.  Please be sure your voice mail identifies the family name and tel# so that we may leave a detailed message.
 
Thank you!

 

Prepare for Hurricane Florence!

With Hurricane Florence bearing down on us, take steps now to make sure that you and your family are safe. You can find more information here: www.nhc.noaa.gov

Also, here is a great website for kids about preparing for disasters.  Be sure to get them involved - they might even have fun with it! www.ready.gov

 
 
Tips for getting started:
 
Basic Disaster Supplies Kit
 
To assemble your kit, store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag.

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

Water - one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
Food - at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
Flashlight
First aid kit
Extra batteries
Whistle to signal for help
Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
Manual can opener for food
Local maps
Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
 
 
 
Develop and document plans for your specific risks:

Protect yourself and family with a Family Emergency Plan
Be sure to plan for locations away from home
Pet owners should have plans to care for their animals. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention offer information on animal health impacts in evacuation shelters.
Prepare your boat and be aware of marine safety if you are on or near the water.
 

October is Flu Vaccine Month!!

We will be offering the quadrivalent influenza vaccine to children 6 months and older AND their parents!
These can be given at your childs' regular wellness appointment or during our special flu clinics.
We are also offering FluMist- nasal vaccine for children ages 2 and up.
October’s flu clinic schedule is posted below.
Please call to reserve your space and let us know if your child prefers the FluMist vaccine.
 
October 2018
Every Monday 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Every Tuesday 9:00am - 11:00am
Every Wednesday 3:30pm - 4:30pm
 
Friday October 5th- 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Friday October 12th- 3:30pm - 4:30pm
 
Saturday October 13th- 8:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday October 20th- 8:00am - 12:00pm
 
 

Recall Notice!

Children's Advil bubble gum flavor recalled due to overdose concerns

Heads up, parents: Children’s Advil Suspension Bubble Gum flavor has been voluntarily recalled due to overdose concerns.
 
 
FAQs

Please take a moment to read our most commonly asked questions. We're always available to answer your questions and encourage you to contact our office if you have a question that is not answered below.

Q: What is a Pediatrician?

A: A pediatrician is a medical doctor who specializes in the care of children. Pediatricians have undergone special training in the health and illnesses of infants, teens and young adults, and the majority of pediatricians are certified by the American Board of Pediatrics after passing a comprehensive exam.

Pediatricians provide preventive health care for children in good health and medical care for children who are acutely or chronically ill. They also provide parents with support and advice with issues such as growth and development, safety and prevention, nutrition, and emotional wellness to foster a lifetime of good health.

Q: Can I meet my pediatrician before my baby is born?

A: Yes, in fact we strongly encourage parents-to-be to visit our office for a prenatal appointment. This is a great way to get acquainted with our office and our doctors. During this visit, we will answer any questions that you have about our practice or your new child. Visit our expectant parent's page for more information.

Q: How often should my child see the pediatrician?

A: Your child should not only see the pediatrician for an illness. It is also important to schedule well-child-care exams regularly, beginning in infancy. Also called well-care visits or checkups, these routine examinations provide the best opportunity for the doctor to observe the progress of your child's physical and mental growth and development; to counsel and teach parents; to detect problems through screening tests; to provide immunizations, and to get to know one another. Well-care visits are strongly recommended as part of preventive pediatric care.

Well-child visits are also a good time for parents to raise questions and concerns about a child's development, behavior, nutrition, safety and overall well-being.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends this schedule for routine well-care visits:

  • 3 to 5 days
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months
  • 30 months
  • 3 years
  • 4 years
  • And once every year thereafter for an annual health supervision visit that includes a physical exam as well as a developmental, behavioral, and learning assessment.

Q: What is the best way to schedule an appointment with your office?

A: You can schedule an appointment by calling our office during regular business hours, or by requesting an appointment online.

Q: Is your office accepting new patients?

A: Yes, we always welcome new patients. Contact our office for additional information or request an appointment.

Q: Why does my child need to receive vaccinations?

A: Immunizations are a series of shots given to children at different ages to help ward off serious, and potentially fatal, childhood diseases. Making sure your child receives immunizations when scheduled is the best way to help protect your child from potentially fatal diseases. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, vaccinations have reduced the number of infections from vaccine-preventable diseases by more than 90%. If you're apprehensive about vaccinations, please do not hesitate to contact our office.