Primary Care Pediatrics

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The Division of Primary Care Pediatrics is dedicated to providing excellent clinical care, training the next generation of pediatricians, advancing our knowledge of ways to improve the health of children, and improving the health of our community. As the largest division within the Duke Department of Pediatrics, we provide expert patient care at Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center and our affiliated locations.

Training
We have a strong commitment to educating and training the next generation of pediatricians. Our faculty teach and mentor both residents and medical students, and we provide specialized learning opportunities in primary care, academic general pediatrics, child abuse and neglect, history of medicine, and community leadership.

Research
Faculty in the Division of Primary Care Pediatrics are engaged in a wide range of clinical, ethical and historical research projects. Recent research interests within our division have included adolescent chronic illness, adolescent cardiovascular health, eating disorders, obesity prevention and treatment, medication adherence, quality improvement and health disparities, among many others.

Clinical Services
We are dedicated to providing comprehensive well-child and acute care for infants through age 25. We provide a wide array of high quality, accessible primary, specialized and enhanced health care services for our patients. Our wellness services include immunizations and routine physical examinations, including those required for school, competitive athletics, and camp.

We offer comprehensive care for the entire range of childhood illnesses. All of our pediatricians are members of the faculty at the Duke University School of Medicine and are board-certified. The faculty and staff in the Division of Primary Care Pediatrics constantly work to improve our health care knowledge in order to provide our patients with state-of-the-art care.

Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Within the Division of Primary Care, there is a dedicated group of combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics doctors providing comprehensive care of symptoms and complaints, such as chest pain, as well as, complex and chronic conditions, for example, diabetes and heart disease. The medical specialty is in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, where we see patients from infants through adult care.

Since there is frequent crossover of disease and treatment between children and adults, Med-Peds training capitalizes on the consolidation of these two specialties. All of our physicians are members of the faculty of the Duke University School of Medicine and are double board-certified.