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Gear Up for Back to School, Healthy and Ready to Learn: Make Your Child an Appointment Today at the Davie County Division of Public Health
Mocksville, NC (August 7, 2019)—August is a busy time for many families as the school year begins—there is everything from needed school supplies to fitting in last-minute summer vacations. However, if your child is entering school for the first time, or your child has just moved to North Carolina from another state, don’t forget to schedule a doctor's appointment for your child before they start school this year.
For example, if a child requires medication at school, such as an inhaler or epi-pen, he or she will require a physical and a medication form must be completed by a physician. Additionally, if your child plans to participate in athletics, he or she is required to have a sport physical and an eligibility form completed prior to practice. Most organizations send forms home for athletes before the season begins, and if you already have a medical eligibility form be sure to take it with you to your child’s annual wellness exam.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that children of all ages receive care through a family-centered medical home such as the Davie County Division of Public Health (also known as the Davie County Health Department). Having a medical home gives your child the opportunity to have a relationship with the physician, and allows the pediatrician to detect problems, follow the patient’s family history, assess immunizations and address important questions. A yearly physical gives the pediatrician a chance to address any physical, emotional, social or developmental concerns.
The Davie County Division of Public Health has two pediatricians on staff to serve the needs of children in the community. Whether your child needs a complete physical or treatment for acute or long term illnesses, our pediatricians can provide these services. Many assume that only non-insured patients can be seen by us, however, any child from birth to 21 years of age can be seen by our pediatricians. Often, same-day services are available, and we accept all major health insurances. For patients without insurance, a sliding fee scale is used, based on family income and size to determine charges, and for patients with Medicaid, the cost of services are fully covered.
Dr. Donna Moyer is a board-certified pediatrician and fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and provides all aspects of pediatric care including newborn and young adult. 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 and speaks English and Spanish. She enjoys providing care to patients in their native languages. The Davie County Division of Public Health also has a full-time Spanish interpreter to serve the needs of our Spanish speaking patients.
If you would like to have the Davie County Division of Public Health as your child’s medical home, located at 210 Hospital Street, Mocksville, NC 27028, please call 336-753-6750 and schedule an appointment.
For more information or media inquiries, please contact Beth Johnson at email@example.com or 336-753-6750