News & Announcements
Office closing at 4pm, July 3, 2020
Office closed Saturday July 4, 2020
June 5, 2020
Dear Patients & Families,
Presently this nation is experiencing extremely challenging times with the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone’s lives have been drastically affected in more ways than one. Furthermore, it has been simply devastating to witness all of the senseless murders and acts of violence against people of color these past several weeks. These events have further compounded the daily stress of so many people across the country.
The recent killing of an unarmed Black man, Mr. George Floyd, has become the catalyst of subsequent demonstrations, within our communities and all over the world, as a call for justice for the senseless deaths of unarmed Black Americans.
It is important to remember that these tragic events are merely a symptom of the longstanding systemic racism that is unfortunately interwoven in the fabric of Human society.
As physicians and providers at Greensboro Pediatricians, in accordance with the Hippocratic Oath, we remember that we are members of society with special obligations to all of our fellow human beings, both the infirm and those of sound mind and body.
We remember that there is an art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drug.
We remember with affection, thereafter that we may always act to preserve the finest traditions of our calling, to experience the joy of healing those who seek our help.
We acknowledge that prejudice and inequality exist in our world. We understand this greatly affects our patients and the entire staff of Greensboro Pediatricians. We are here to offer our support and express a stance against racial injustice. It is our goal to ensure our entire staff is properly trained and aware of matters involving inclusion, diversity, and other matters affecting our diverse population of patients. We know our community is grieving for lost lives, and we want you to know Black Lives Do Matter. We recognize every life has value, however it is imperative to specifically express support for those in the African American community, and to highlight the racial injustices that have plagued this particular population for so long.
We further stand together with our fellow physicians and providers in the pediatric community including the American Academy of Pediatrics and our local community health organization, Cone Health, against racial discrimination.
We strongly encourage families to explore the following links that may help in discussing the topic of racism with your children:
The Doctors, Providers, and Staff
of Greensboro Pediatricians
We are proudly partnering with Healthy Steps and welcome our two specialists:
Melissa Garrison, MS, LPC, NCC-Healthy Steps Specialist
Robin Hartzman, MS, NC Certified Parenting Educator, Healthy Steps Specialist
Greensboro Pediatricians is honored to share with you, that we have been formally recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level III Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Level 3 is the highest level of recognition.
NCQA sets specific standards for primary care practices to use in organizing care around patients, working in teams and coordinating and tracking care over time. The criteria provide an excellent guide to reorganizing care delivery to create a PCMH. This type of healthcare setting facilitates partnerships between individual patients and their personal physicians — and when appropriate, the patient’s family. The PCMH practice uses registries, information technology, online patient portals and other means to ensure that patients get indicated care when and where they need it.
Check out Dr. Chris Miller on Fox 8 talking check ups and their importance throughout various stages of growth in children.
Check out our own Dr. Carmen Thomas on Fox 8 House Call speaking on bullying.