Updated Weekend Hours

Sunday June 23 was the last day when our pediatricians were responsible for all of the newborns at Martha Jefferson Hospital while on call.  It has been bittersweet to see the end of an era, and we are all reflecting upon the moments that have shaped us, and the incredible nurses and obstetricians whom we

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What to Know About Ticks

Camp and outdoor summer fun is in full swing and many families find themselves worried about tick bites.  Tick borne illnesses are common in Virginia and can have serious complications if not treated.  The best strategy to prevent tick borne illnesses is to prevent tick bites in the first place.  DEET is a bug spray that repels

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Central Virginia Children’s Wellness Initiative

Over the years, Pediatric Associates has made it a priority to improve the lives of our patients in and out of the office.  Examples of these efforts include volunteering at community events, the Reach Out and Read books that all children receive at well visits from 6 months – 5 years, and the food pantry

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Letting Go of Hospital Medicine

51 years ago, Pediatric Associates was founded with a goal of providing excellent comprehensive care to children from birth through adolescence.  With a location just across the street from Martha Jefferson Hospital, it was convenient for physicians to make rounds on newborns and sicker children needing admission.  Back then, our doctors debated if it was faster to hop

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Welcome Amber Nowakowski, PNP!

We are so thrilled to welcome our latest provider, Amber Nowakowski! Amber was born and raised down the road in Lynchburg, Virginia. She graduated from Old Dominion University, where she was a swimmer and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. She attended New York University for her BSN before working as an RN in

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Tips for Navigating Illness

If you are feeling like just about everyone is sick, we hear you!  Monday of this week brought record call volumes to our office.  Despite providers coming in to work extra and squeeze in additional patients, for every child that we saw there were 20 other calls from families with concerns.  We appreciate everyone’s patience waiting

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