New Pediatricians Now Serving Davie County
It’s a typical Monday morning. You’re preparing for a busy day ahead and then, it happens. Your child wanders into the kitchen and you hear the dreaded words, “my throat hurts”. Sound familiar?
What about this scenario? Your child comes home from school and announces plans to join his or her school’s sports team and will need a copy of their physical by the end of the week. You quickly realize they’re overdue for their yearly physical and you know there is no way you’ll be able to get them an appointment by the required deadline to participate. Has this happened to you?
If so, the Davie County Health Department is excited to announce that they now have two pediatricians on staff that are excited to serve youth in the community. Whether you are in need of preventive health services (well child visits that screen your child’s vision, speech, hearing and development), sick visits (treatment for common illnesses as well as treatment for long-term illnesses) and even dietary counseling, pediatricians Donna Moyer and Stephanie Pirkle can now provide these types of health services for youth in the community.
Although many assume that only those who are non-insured can benefit from these health services, any person from birth to age 21 can be seen by a healthcare professional on staff with the Davie County Health Department, often the same day services are needed. The health department accepts all major health insurance and a sliding fee scale is used (based on family income and size) to determine charges. For Medicaid eligible clients, the cost of services is fully covered.
“We are thrilled to have these specialty services as part of the Davie County Health Department and hope that residents will take advantage of what we can offer their families,” added Suzanne Wright, Davie County Health and Human Services Director.
Meet the Doctors
Dr. Donna Moyer is a Board-Certified pediatrician and fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). She is originally from Charlotte, NC. She graduated from Wake Forest University with a B.A. in Biology and subsequently graduated from Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem on a naval scholarship.
She completed her internship and residency at North Carolina Baptist Hospital (Wake Forest Medical Center) in Winston-Salem and graduated in 1982. In 1991, she completed her master’s degree in Public Health at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
She furthered her naval career by serving as a staff pediatrician at Long Beach Naval Hospital in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Moyer provides all aspects of pediatric care including newborns and young adult care. She has expertise in treating patients with attention, behavioral and mild psychiatric disorders. Dr. Moyer speaks English, French and some Spanish.
Dr. Stephanie Pirkle is a Board-Certified pediatrician and fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). She is originally from Huntland, TN. She attended college at Auburn University in Alabama, where she majored in Zoology and Spanish. She earned her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham in 2003, and completed her internship and residency training in Pediatrics at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in 2006. She has worked in a variety of pediatric practice settings in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia before settling in Winston-Salem, with her husband and three sons.
Dr. Pirkle speaks English and Spanish and loves the ability to provide care to patients and their families in their native languages. She started taking Spanish in middle school and continued through college, ultimately earning a second degree in Spanish. In college she spent a summer abroad in Salamanca, Spain, and in medical school she did a summer internship shadowing a Mexican-American physician assistant to learn “medical Spanish”.