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Primary care pediatricians serving Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Pittsboro, Hillsborough, Briar Chapel, and Mebane North Carolina

Village Pediatrics specializes in pediatric medicine.

We care for your child's physical, emotional and developmental health!

 


04/13/2020– COVID-19 UPDATE

Hello- Here at Village Pediatrics we are all well and hope that you and your families are too! The VP providers and staff are here to help care for your children ages 0-22. We are seeing scheduled patients in our Southern Village office from 8am to 5pm. Only well infants and children in the morning and sick patients in the afternoon.  

 

We’re also able to treat many problems as Virtual Visits using internet video connection via Face Time or secure Zoom.  If you have a concern that you’ve been meaning to discuss with your child’s doctor, this is an ideal time to call!

 

To keep your family healthy, we recommend scheduling the following types of appointments:

  • Newborns and babies under 2 years of age will be seen in the office for regular checkups (birth and 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 and 24 months). These visits are so important to your infants health! At each wellness visit:
  • Your baby Is weighed and measured to monitor growth parameters
  • Your baby has a hands on physical exam to screen for serious illness
  • You have time ask questions and we provide anticipatory guidance
  • Your baby receives necessary vaccines (a resurgence in measles or whooping cough would be terrible right now!)
  • Afternoons are for sick visits only- please call for same day appointment
    • Fevers, sore throats, coughs, stomach aches can all be evaluated including any necessary testing
  • Virtual visits using Face Time or Zoom technology-
    • Routine medication follow- up visits for ADHD or mood
    • New onset concerns for ADHD, anxiety, OCD, depression
    • Behavioral concerns such as sleep challenges, picky eating, potty struggles, toddler tantrums, and setting limits with your teen
    • Chronic medical problems

 

  • If your child is behind on vaccines we can conduct a vaccine only visit in your vehicle in our covered parking lot!!

 


Coronavirus Info 

 

We at Village Pediatrics are following the Covid-19 [novel Coronavirus] outbreak closely. Our practice receives updates from the NC Department of Health and local health departments. The links below provide reliable information about this current health issue. 
 
 
 
 

 


COVID-19: Guidance on Arriving Home & Keeping Family Safe

 


 

Village Pediatrics takes Blue Home for 2020

For 2020 Blue Value is now Blue Home


 


 

It is with great sadness that we let you know; Lizzie, our sweet therapy dog has gone to heaven. 
She will be greatly missed by all her families. 
Lizzie brought happiness and joy to all she encountered.

 

 

Lizzie - Volunteer Therapy Dog

 

 


Teething Necklaces and Beads: A Caution for Parents

"​​​​​When parents see their baby suffering, they just want a solution. Teething necklaces and beads have become an increasing popular alternative treatment to ease teething painBut, are they effective and safe? The answer is no."

Click here for info on Teething Necklaces and Beads


NO-COST EYE ASSESSMENTS FOR INFANTS 6-12 MONTHS

 

The American Optometric Association recommends scheduling

our baby’s first eye exam around six months of age

 

https://www.infantsee.org

Jorge Cardenas - Health Coach

Jorge Cardenas, RN

Personal health coaching can help you or your child achieve wellness goals! The coach can interact with both child and caregiver to identify specific concerns with health consequences [such as forgetting to turn in homework or drinking too many sugary beverages] and develop strategies for individual success! They use proven methods to facilitate a partnership to achieve healthy, sustainable behavior change. Health coaching draws on the principles of positive behavioral psychology and appreciative inquiry through the practice of motivational interviewing and goal setting. Regular follow-up through office visits, email, or telephone ensures that early changes become sustainable habits. 

As a true medical home, we at Village Pediatrics are invested in our patients’ health and wellness and we are ready to guide and support positive health choices that lead to success. We have our very own health coach! Jorge Cardenas, RN has the ideal temperament for this position. He is kind, thoughtful and encouraging in very creative ways! Jorge has also taken specialized training to learn additional skills needed for successful health coaching.

Ask your doctor about health coaching at your next visit or call and speak directly to Jorge!