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Old 01-22-2010, 08:35 AM
 
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Does anyone have a Pediatrician in North Raleigh that they LOVE for their infant? I have a 5 month old and we want to switch, our current one is too far a drive.

Thanks!
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:10 AM
 
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We've been very happy with Raleigh Pediatrics right at the Falls of Neuse exit off 540. They are fantastic. We see Dr. Chip but I'm sure the others are just as good.

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We've been taking our daughter to them since she was born - she's about to hit 1 year now.
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:23 AM
 
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I second Raleigh Peds. We LOVE Dr. Karen Kartheiser. My daughter saw her from birth and has just aged out of seeing her. Raleigh Pediatric Associates -
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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I used to use Raleigh Pediatrics. I stopped after 2 years. I didn't like the fact that I rarely saw the same doctor and nobody there knew my or my child's name without having to look it up on the laptop. It just seemed like the doctors would be lost without their laptop. Made me feel like they were even having to "google" symptoms of my sick child because they were unsure. Maybe this stems from my doctor growing up. My doctor knew when I was sick because, well, he knew me. I felt like Raleigh Pediatrics was the "Wal-mart of doctors". Just not my thing. I have been using North Raleigh Pediatrics for a year now. They have met all my expectations so far.
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:46 AM
 
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I used to use Raleigh Pediatrics. I stopped after 2 years. I didn't like the fact that I rarely saw the same doctor and nobody there knew my or my child's name without having to look it up on the laptop. It just seemed like the doctors would be lost without their laptop. Made me feel like they were even having to "google" symptoms of my sick child because they were unsure. Maybe this stems from my doctor growing up. My doctor knew when I was sick because, well, he knew me. I felt like Raleigh Pediatrics was the "Wal-mart of doctors". Just not my thing. I have been using North Raleigh Pediatrics for a year now. They have met all my expectations so far.
I know where you're coming from - my grandfather was a highly respected pediatrician in Miami, FL and took care of me and thousands of other kids. With today's "get 'em in, get 'em out" environment, HMOs, and the like, it can be difficult to find that same "olde tyme" relationship as we had in the past. I haven't noticed the issues at Raleigh Peds, but they do use the laptops a lot which is not necessarily a bad thing. I request the same doc each time and they have never given me any issues with it. My daughter is still little, and has only been in maybe 4 times total, so I don't yet expect the doc to "know her" very well yet.
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:53 AM
 
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Maybe I've been lucky, or maybe I'm more flexible with scheduling, but we have seen Dr. Kartheiser for all well checkups over the years. I have had to see other doctors when it was an emergency, but I always went back to Dr. Kartheiser. And she DOES know my child and still remembers her even though she is grown. I also loved the fact that she spent as much time as we needed and never rushed us through.
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Old 01-22-2010, 11:14 AM
 
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We have been very happy with Stepping Stones Pediatrics off Durant Rd.
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:46 PM
 
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Another vote for Stepping Stones. Its on Ravens Ridge (off of Durant). They are wonderful.
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Old 08-27-2010, 08:27 AM
 
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Hi, I just want to follow up with this thread in case anyone new comes across it. Our insurance doesn't cover Raleigh Peds so we couldn't go there so we went to Stepping Stones Pediatrics. I would not recommend them. I have been 5 times in the last few months with a few well child and a few sick visits and 3 out of the 5 times I have had to wait at least an hour before the doctor came into the exam room to see us. (Dr. Burke-Haynes). Then when she does finally make it into the room she is in a rush since she's so far behind and doesn't have time for any questions. My daughter has allergy and reflux issues and I don't feel that Dr. Haynes is able to spend the time to take care of these issues for us. She is very nice she just apparently has too many patients and doesn't have time for them all. We are currently switching to a new pediatrician. Best of luck to those looking for one!
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Old 08-28-2010, 12:11 PM
 
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Not sure if Wake Forest is too far for you - but Growing Child pediatarics has Dr. Dirk Hamp and we absolutely LOVE him.
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