the pediatric arm of Wake Forest Baptist
is gaining new physicians and will be expanding and relocating its outpatient
clinic in Lexington to a new location.
Kidder, M.D., a board certified pediatrician and former chief resident in
pediatrics for Wake Forest Baptist, has joined the practice, and will lead a four-member
pediatric provider team – Elizabeth Reichard, M.D., will join the practice in
August; Faith Gardner, M.D., comes on board in September; and Patty Lookabill,
pediatric nurse practitioner, who has been with the practice for more than 15
extension of the pediatric resident training program also will be offered in
Lexington that will provide additional physicians for the practice and offer
clinical experience to pediatric residents from Wake Forest Baptist.
Children’s Hospital consolidated its adolescent practice into the current
pediatrics practice at 8 Medical Park Drive in Lexington earlier this month. The
combined practice will move into a larger building at 13 Medical Park Drive
this fall. The moves will allow both pediatric and adolescent patients to be
served at one convenient location.
joins the Brenner Children’s practice in Lexington after five years with a
private pediatrics practice in New Bern. He intends to work closely in the
local community as an educator on healthy lifestyle practices by conducting
presentations and information sessions at schools, churches, camps and
organizations and performing the community service that goes along with being a
primary care physician.
more involved than just what’s happening in the exam room with the patient in
front of you,’’ said Kidder explaining why he enjoys working in a close-knit
community like Lexington. “You get to see kids grow and the families you’ve
taken care of. You get to see the progress you’ve made together. I think that
would be lost if you were working in a much bigger city. These are the
privileges of being in primary care.’’
philosophy for pediatrics is to focus on early development. He works with
parents to get them reading to their children, and their children reading to
them, as early as possible. He believes it is important for parents to spend as
much time as possible with their children – decreasing their TV time,
increasing their outdoor time and doing all they can to be involved.
knows what he’s talking about because he’s a parent himself. He and his wife,
Elizabeth, have three sons, ages 10, 8 and 3.
more about Kidder and Brenner Children’s outpatient clinic in Lexington at http://lexington.wakehealth.edu/pediatrics-lexington.