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Welcome to Albemarle Pediatrics. Dr. Linda Lawrence, a board certified pediatrician, established the practice in 1988 with the goal of providing quality healthcare in a warm and nurturing environment. Our other providers are Dr. Susan Watson, along with Caren Dowless, FNP-C, and Kristy Almond, CPNP. We have a well-trained administrative and medical staff that is always ready to assist our patients and their parents in having a pleasant experience whether we are doing well child check ups or sick visits. We strive to provide supportive guidance and training in preventative healthcare as well as diagnosis and treatment of illnesses with plenty of time for educating parents about ways to keep their children well.

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Personalized Care

  • We encourage you to select 2 providers from our team to be YOUR care team. We will work with you to have your child seen by your team as much as possible.
  • Your care team is here to listen to you, answer your questions to help you fully understand your treatment options.
  • We'll help guide and support you anytime you need to see specialists' or providers outside the office.
  • We'll ask for your feedback about the office, and how we're doing in taking care of you.
  • We'll give you tools and support to help you manage your care.
  • We'll connect you with community resources and care management.

Better Access

  • You can get same day appointments with your care team.
  • We’re open Monday – Friday 8am – 5:00pm and on Saturdays from 8:00am – 12:00pm.
  • When the office is closed, you can call (704)-982-5437 to talk to the on-call nurse for urgent needs.
  • There is easy access to your personal health information through our Patient Portal and you can:
    • Send non-urgent messages to your provider
    • Renew most prescriptions
    • Request appointments

Messages through portal during office hours are answered the same day while after hours messages from portal are answered the next business day.

Excellent Care of Your Child

  • Provide treatment for short term illness, long term chronic disease, and your child's all around wellbeing.
  • Keep your child up to date on all vaccines and preventative testing.
  • Monitor their growth, development and mental health.
  • Connect your child with specialists and therapist as needed and coordinate your child's care with them.
  • Notify you of test results in a timely manner.
  • Communicate clearly with you so you understand your child’s condition and all the options.
  • Listen to your questions and feelings.
  • Help make the best decisions for your child's care
  • Give you information about classes, support groups and other services that can help you learn about your child's condition.
  • Will see your child regardless of what type of insurance coverage your child has.
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