Information about our Practitioners:

David M. Millsaps MD FAAP,  
Lynn B. Spees MD FAAP,
Brooke Lawrence Hata MD FAAP,
Richard Rheinbolt MD FAAP
Sommer C Clark MSN CPNP,
Melissa D. McKenzie MS CPNP,
Karen T. Leasure, MSN CPNP,
Nancy Witcher MSN CPNP
Emily L. Young MSN CPNP
Elizabeth Sheeks, RD MS LDN


 
"The Team"
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and interactions with other associated pediatric providers.

David M. Millsaps, MD, FAAP
(Lead Pediatrician of Unifour Pediatrics PA)

Dr. David M. Millsaps has continuously practiced primary care pediatrics in the Unifour area for the past 33 years (since 1980) and maintains full admitting privileges at both Catawba Valley Medical Center and Frye Regional Medical Center. This new pediatric office (opened in 2005) is designed to provide personal, comprehensive services, to allow for more innovative approaches toward patient care, and to allow more time for detailed coordinated management in complex clinical cases. We encourage you to read our Guiding Principles to gain an insight into the importance he places on excellence in service, patient education, and continuity of medical care.

Undergraduate: Duke University, BS 1973

Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine, MD 1977

Pediatric Residency: Carolinas Medical Center, 1977-1980

Board Certified: American Board of Pediatrics

Fellow: American Academy of Pediatrics

Pediatric Practice: In general practice continuously since 1980 in the Unifour area.

Professional Activities: North Carolina Pediatric Society, Legislative Committee, Liaison Committee, AccessCare, BCBS-NC Medical Advisory Committee, Catawba County Parenting Network, and numerous other committees and organizations in the community and state. He was named 2011 Physician of the Year by the Association of Home and Hospice Care of North Carolina. Child advocacy involvement at NC and Federal levels, including issues involving Medicaid, Health Choice and SCHIP legislation, budgeting for children's needs, etc. NC Alliance for Health, EMR/EPM programs, and others. Extensive pediatric-specific continuous medical education each year, well exceeding the requirements.

Family: Dr. Millsaps has been happily married for 35 years. His wife is a school/pediatric nurse and they have three "grown" children (two dentists and an attorney), and 2 granddaughters. They are members of St. Luke's Methodist Church in the Viewmont area. Dr. Millsaps and his wife live in northwest Hickory, with two yellow Labrador retrievers, three cats, and lots of fish.

Interests: Hickory Rotary Club, Project Wild outdoor experiential learning program of Duke University, scouting, etc. Eagle scout, Southeastern Cave Conservancy, National Speleological Society, Outdoor adventure sports, kayaking, rock-climbing, caving, cave rescue, computers, photography, household projects, music, high tech gadgets, travel, Apple Chill Cloggers, amateur radio, and more. National Cave Rescue Commission.

       

 

David Millsaps MD FAAP
Board Certified:

Fellow:

American Academy of Pediatrics

Mission:
Unifour Pediatrics is a physician-owned primary care pediatric practice established to provide quality comprehensive healthcare services to infants, children, adolescents & college-age youth.







Brooke Lawrence Hata, MD, FAAP
(Pediatrician, Unifour Pediatrics PA)

Dr. Brooke Lawrence Hata joined us in 2008, moving to Hickory from Durham, NC, where she practiced primary care pediatrics since 2005 with University Pediatrics at Highgate (part of the UNC Health Care System). She is native to North Carolina, raised in the Asheville area, and has become an integral part of the Unifour community, with energy, talent, and commitment toward high quality care, a pediatrician who is a bright and caring individual who shares our ideals and will enhance our practice. We encourage you to read our Guiding Principles to gain an insight into the importance she places on excellence in service, patient education, and continuity of medical care. Dr Hata maintains full admitting privileges at both Catawba Valley Medical Center and Frye Regional Medical Center.

Undergraduate: Wake Forest University, BS 1995,
Magna Cum Laude

Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine, MD 2001

Pediatric Residency: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001-2004
                      (Chief Resident and Associate Clinical Professor, 2004-2005)


Board Certified: American Board of Pediatrics.

Fellow: American Academy of Pediatrics.

Associate Clinical Professor: Department of Pediatrics, .
                     University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004-2008


Pediatric Practice: In general pediatric practice continuously 2005-2008 in the Durham, NC area with University Pediatrics at Highgate (part of the UNC Health Care System). During that time, she continued to serve as an Associate Clinical Professor of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Hata starting here at Unifour Pediatrics in January 2009, and has been well received by our patients and their families, and by our staff. Special interests include developmental pediatrics, preventive care, international health, teaching, adolescent medicine, and medical student education.

Professional Activities and Honors: North Carolina Pediatric Society. American Medical Association. Christian Medical and Dental Association, Publications in Contemporary Pediatrics and GastroenterologyMissionaries of Charity, (Calcutta, India), Camp Hollymont for Girls (camp physician), UNC-CH (Associate Clinical Professor), Camp Firefly (for pediatric hematology/oncology patients), Shelter for H.O.P.E Medical Clinic Tenwek Hospital (Bomet, Kenya), St. Francis Inn (soup kitchen), City of Joy Scholar (Calcutta, India), William Louis Poteat Scholarship, Albert Schweitzer Fellow, Jefferson Award (outstanding achievement and commitment to community service), Excellence in Teaching Award for Residents, UNC-CH, Outstanding Teaching Resident for Pediatrics, NC Children's Hospital Resident Award, Past service as: pediatric rehab technician Mission Memorial Hospital, Camp Hollymont for Girls (head counselor and waterfront director), The Asheville School (Instructor/Coach), Department of Digestive Health (UNC-CH, Clinical Research Assistant), ... others. Extensive pediatric-specific continuous medical education each year, well exceeding the requirements.

Family: Married to Jonathan A. Hata MD, a surgeon with Hickory Surgical since 2008. They have a three beautiful children, and live in central Hickory. As you can gather from the activities listed above, Dr. Hata has been, and will continue to be, involved in community and international activities.

Interests: Hiking, camping, swimming, reading, and community service.

       





Brooke Hata MD FAAP
Board Certified:

Fellow:

American Academy of Pediatrics




 

Lynn B. Spees, MD, FAAP
(Pediatrician, Unifour Pediatrics PA)

Dr. Lynn Spees has continuously practiced primary care pediatrics in the Unifour area for the past 35 years (since 1978) and maintains full admitting privileges at both Catawba Valley Medical Center and Frye Regional Medical Center. He joined Unifour Pediatrics in August 2007, and is pleased to be a part of a practice which shares his ideals and methods. He welcomes patients who have appreciated his care in the past, and second generation patients---children of his former patients---the ultimate in continuity of care. We encourage you to read our Guiding Principles to gain an insight into the importance he places on excellence in service, patient education, and continuity of medical care.

Undergraduate: North Carolina State, BS 1967

Graduate school: State University of New York at Buffalo, MA 1969.

Medical School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine, MD 1975

Pediatric Residency: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, 1975-1978

Board Certified: American Board of Pediatrics

Fellow: American Academy of Pediatrics

Pediatric Practice: In general practice continuously since 1978 in the Unifour area. Special interests include preventive care, ADHD, encopresis, teaching.

Professional Activities: Rostered physician, Children’s Special Health Services ( North Carolina), 1987 to 2004. Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, July 2001 to 2009.North Carolina Pediatric Society. Catawba County Medical Society. North Carolina Medical Society. Charter member, Board of Directors, High Hope of Hickory (non-profit daycare center for special needs children), 1982-86. Charter member, Advisory Board, Lutheran Counseling Center at Hickory, 1987-2002. Extensive pediatric-specific continuous medical education each year, well exceeding the requirements.

Family: Married to JoAnn Fox Spees since 1970. She has been active in the community for many years in agencies and activities for the benefit of adolescents, especially The Council on Adolescents of Catawba County, which she co-founded. They have two adult sons, both of whom majored in environmental studies in college. Nathan is married and works with the World Wildlife Fund in Austria. Andrew has been a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco; he now lives and works in New Orleans, LA. The Spees have been members of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church since 1979.

Interests: Former high school mathematics teacher. Kayaking, bird-watching, photography, gardening, Gravely tractors, do-it-yourself projects, Habitat for Humanity construction work, care for the natural environment. Eagle Scout. Catawba Valley Outing Club. Charter member, WaterWatch Lake Hickory.

       





Lynn B. Spees MD FAAP
Board Certified:

Fellow:

American Academy of Pediatrics




 

Richard Rheinbolt, MD, FAAP
(Pediatrician, Unifour Pediatrics PA)

Dr. Rheinbolt grew up on a farm in Ohio, showing his Shorthorn cows at the county fairs. He completed his high school and undergraduate training in Arkansas, then married and finished his medical training while he and his wife prepared to fulfill their dream of taking God’s Word and healthcare to the Third World. The family served as medical missionaries for over twenty years in Guatemala and Mexico, interspersed with advanced training in pediatrics, public health, and Biblical studies. For the last 7 years, the Rheinbolts have enjoyed their home and work in the beautiful mountains and foothills of Western North Carolina. We encourage you to read our Guiding Principles to gain an insight into the importance he places on excellence in service, patient education, and continuity of medical care .

Undergraduate: Harding University, BA 1965

Medical School: University of Arkansas School of Medicine, MD 1969

Pediatric Residency: University of Texas at San Antonio, 1969-1970,  University of Oklahoma, Children’s Memorial Hospital, 1974-1975, 
Texas A & M School of Medicine, Scott & White Hospital, 1975-1976

Graduate school: Harvard School of Public Health, MPH 1986.

Preventive Health Residency: Palm Beach County Public Health Department, 1995-1996

Board Certified: American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Preventive Medicine

Fellow: American Academy of Pediatrics
American College of Preventive Medicine

Pediatric Practice: : Dr. Rheinbolt and his family lived and worked in Guatemala with the Mayan Indians 1970-1985 providing medical care on coffee farms and in mountain villages. After further training in Boston, he developed a medical outreach in Mexico City with the urban outcasts. Since returning to the USA in 1993, Dr. Rheinbolt has practiced pediatrics in urban and rural areas, specializing in preventive care.

Professional Activities:
 ... under construction

Family: Karen, Dr. Rheinbolt’s wife of 48 years, and a Registered Dietitian, have worked together to improve the quality of life of children throughout their career. The Rheinbolts have four children and 10 grandchildren. Renee Uribe, her husband and 3 children are missionaries in Bogota, Colombia. Joel, his wife and 3 children have a business in Lima, Peru. Robin, with his wife and daughter, are settled in Guatemala. Josh, an Ophthalmologist, and his family live closer to home in Burke County. Dr. and Mrs. Rheinbolt worship with the Hickory Church of Christ.

Interests:
Dr. Rheinbolt enjoys sports, traveling, spending time with his grandchildren and speaks Spanish and Maya Quiche. He reads extensively in history, theology, biography and culture. He enjoys mentoring high school and college students. Dr. Rheinbolt preaches, teaches, and counsels in churches in the USA and abroad.

       





Richard Rheinbolt MD FAAP
Board Certified:

Fellow:

American Academy of Pediatrics

Sommer C. Clark, MSN CPNP
(Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner)

Sommer C. Clark, MSN (see photo in right margin) joined Unifour Pediatrics the Summer of 2006 as a pediatric nurse practitioner. We have been delighted to have her as part of the practice, and to share her wealth of knowledge and talents with our staff, patients and their parents. She brings with her strong academic credentials and recommendations as well as excellent clinical skills, judgment, and knowledge of the subject matter. She also coaches soccer (and has played and coached soccer at a university level), has coached her children’s various sports teams, is active in church and other community activities, and serves as a strong advocate for children in a variety of ways. Our Unifour Pediatrics staff, patients and families, and other health care facilities have all found her to be a delight to work with.

Undergraduate: Elon University, BS 2001

Nursing School: Virginia Commonwealth University, BSN 2004

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program: Virginia Commonwealth University, MSN PNP 2005.

Certified: The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB), CPNP 2006

Fellow: National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)

General Pediatrics: In practice since 2006.

Activities: Member of Denver United Methodist Church. Numerous committees and organizations in the community. Extensive pediatric-specific continuous medical education each year, well exceeding the requirements

Family: Sommer resides in Denver, NC with her family.  Her husband is a teacher and baseball coach in the area.

Interests: Elon University, Child Development, Athletics, Traveling with Family

       





Sommer C. Clark CPNP
Board Certified:
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner


Melissa D. McKenzie, MS CPNP
(Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner)

Melissa D. McKenzie, CPNP (see photo in right margin) joined Unifour Pediatrics in Summer 2007 as a pediatric nurse practitioner. We have been delighted to have her as part of the practice, and to share her wealth of knowledge and talents with our staff, patients and their parents. She brings with her strong academic credentials and recommendations as well as excellent clinical skills, judgment, and knowledge of the subject matter.

Undergraduate: Kennesaw State University , BSN 2000

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program: Georgia State University, Atlanta, MSN PNP 2002.

Certified: The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB), CPNP 2002

Fellow: National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)


General Pediatrics: In practice as a pediatric nurse practitioner since 2002. Extensive private practice pediatric experience continuously.

Activities: Prior to advancing to her pediatric nurse practitioner certification, Melissa has had extensive experience in government, military and private sector healthcare ... in ER, urgent care and primary care settings. As a certified pediatric nurse practitioner, she has been involved in primary care in the Atlanta area, and has been known for her superior patient care, and outstanding interpersonal and communications skills. Extensive pediatric-specific continual medical education each year, far exceeding the state requirements.

Family: Melissa lives with her family Hickory. 

Interests: Outdoor activities, dog rescue, home remodeling, and more.


       





Melissa McKenzie CPNP
Board Certified:
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Karen Thomisee Leasure, MSN CPNP
(Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner)

Karen Thomisee Leasure, CPNP (see photo in right margin) joined Unifour Pediatrics in September 2010 as a pediatric nurse practitioner. We are delighted to have her as part of the practice, and to share her wealth of knowledge and talents with our staff, patients and their parents. She brings with her strong academic credentials and recommendations as well as excellent clinical skills, judgment, and knowledge of the subject matter.

Undergraduate:
 Goddard College, BA Individualized Studies, 2005

Nursing School Emory University, BS Nursing 2007.


Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program Emory University, MSN PNP 2008.

Certified: The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB), CPNP 2008

Fellow: National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)


Pediatrics: In practice since 2008. Previously practiced with Cabin Creek Health Systems, a rural community health center in West Virginia. While at Cabin Creek she provided general pediatric care as well as adolescent health care at two school-based health centers. Interests include adolescent health care, preventative and public health, asthma, infectious disease and child development.

Activities:  Professional memberships in NAPNAP and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. Extensive pediatric-specific continuous medical education each year, well exceeding the requirements. Published articles about migrant health care delivery in Public Health Nursing and Journal of Transcultural Nursing. Fuld Fellow, Emory University; Leadership in Service Award; Arun Mohan and Carmen Patrick Student Award (HealthSTAT). During her time at Emory, Karen worked with the Lillian Carter Center for International Nursing, the Center for Research on Maternal and Newborn Survival and the Family Farm Worker Health Program. She has made numerous trips to Haiti with health care teams (Mission MANNA, Children's International Lifeline) and plans to continue to support health care efforts in the country.


Family: Karen lives in Marion with her husband, twin children, two dogs, and 14 heritage breed chickens.

Interests:
Former photojournalist. Enjoys traveling, hiking and being outdoors, organic gardening, cooking and spending time with family.


       





Coming Soon
Karen T. Leasure, CPNP Board Certified:
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Shawn Desmond, MSN CPNP
(Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner)

Karen Thomisee Leasure, CPNP (see photo in right margin) joined Unifour Pediatrics in September 2010 as a pediatric nurse practitioner. We are delighted to have her as part of the practice, and to share her wealth of knowledge and talents with our staff, patients and their parents. She brings with her strong academic credentials and recommendations as well as excellent clinical skills, judgment, and knowledge of the subject matter.

Undergraduate:
 Goddard College, BA Individualized Studies, 2005

Nursing School Emory University, BS Nursing 2007.


Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program Emory University, MSN PNP 2008.

Certified: The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB), CPNP 2008

Fellow: National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)


Pediatrics: In practice since 2008. Previously practiced with Cabin Creek Health Systems, a rural community health center in West Virginia. While at Cabin Creek she provided general pediatric care as well as adolescent health care at two school-based health centers. Interests include adolescent health care, preventative and public health, asthma, infectious disease and child development.

Activities:  Professional memberships in NAPNAP and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. Extensive pediatric-specific continuous medical education each year, well exceeding the requirements. Published articles about migrant health care delivery in Public Health Nursing and Journal of Transcultural Nursing. Fuld Fellow, Emory University; Leadership in Service Award; Arun Mohan and Carmen Patrick Student Award (HealthSTAT). During her time at Emory, Karen worked with the Lillian Carter Center for International Nursing, the Center for Research on Maternal and Newborn Survival and the Family Farm Worker Health Program. She has made numerous trips to Haiti with health care teams (Mission MANNA, Children's International Lifeline) and plans to continue to support health care efforts in the country.


Family: Karen lives in Marion with her husband, two dogs and 14 heritage breed chickens.

Interests:
Former photojournalist. Enjoys traveling, hiking and being outdoors, organic gardening, cooking and spending time with family.


       





Coming Soon
Shawn Desmond, CPNP Board Certified:
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Nancy Witcher, MSN CPNP
(Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner)

Karen Thomisee Leasure, CPNP (see photo in right margin) joined Unifour Pediatrics in September 2010 as a pediatric nurse practitioner. We are delighted to have her as part of the practice, and to share her wealth of knowledge and talents with our staff, patients and their parents. She brings with her strong academic credentials and recommendations as well as excellent clinical skills, judgment, and knowledge of the subject matter.

Undergraduate:
 Goddard College, BA Individualized Studies, 2005

Nursing School Emory University, BS Nursing 2007.


Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program Emory University, MSN PNP 2008.

Certified: The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB), CPNP 2008

Fellow: National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)


Pediatrics: In practice since 2008. Previously practiced with Cabin Creek Health Systems, a rural community health center in West Virginia. While at Cabin Creek she provided general pediatric care as well as adolescent health care at two school-based health centers. Interests include adolescent health care, preventative and public health, asthma, infectious disease and child development.

Activities:  Professional memberships in NAPNAP and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. Extensive pediatric-specific continuous medical education each year, well exceeding the requirements. Published articles about migrant health care delivery in Public Health Nursing and Journal of Transcultural Nursing. Fuld Fellow, Emory University; Leadership in Service Award; Arun Mohan and Carmen Patrick Student Award (HealthSTAT). During her time at Emory, Karen worked with the Lillian Carter Center for International Nursing, the Center for Research on Maternal and Newborn Survival and the Family Farm Worker Health Program. She has made numerous trips to Haiti with health care teams (Mission MANNA, Children's International Lifeline) and plans to continue to support health care efforts in the country.


Family: Karen lives in Marion with her husband, two dogs and 14 heritage breed chickens.

Interests:
Former photojournalist. Enjoys traveling, hiking and being outdoors, organic gardening, cooking and spending time with family.


       





Coming Soon
Nancy Witcher, CPNP Board Certified:
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Emily L. Young, MSN CPNP
(Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner)

Emily L. Young, CPNP (see photo in right margin)
joined Unifour Pediatrics in September 2012 as a pediatric nurse practitioner. We are delighted to have her as part of the practice, and to share her wealth of knowledge and talents with our staff, patients and their parents. She brings with her strong academic credentials and recommendations as well as excellent clinical skills, judgment, and knowledge of the subject matter.


Undergraduate:
 Lenoir-Rhyne University, Nursing BSN, 2009

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program Medical University of South Carolina, MSN PNP 2011.

Certified: The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB), CPNP 2011

Fellow: National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)


Pediatrics: In practice since 2012 as a primary care pediatric nurse practitioner. Interests include adolescent health care, preventative and public health, asthma, infectious disease and child development.

Home: Born and raised in Burke County, Emily continues to live there near her family. 

Activities:  Emily is continuing her education and is completing her doctorate in nursing practice at Medical University of South Carolina with expected graduation in December 2014.

Interests:
Time with family, dancing, singing, outdoor activities, reading, video games, and more.


       





Coming Soon
Emily Young, CPNP Board Certified:
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Future Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Pediatricians to be added

We plan to add additional pediatric nurse practitioners and pediatricians (full-time or part-time) as the practice grows. We will take our time to carefully select those individuals who not only have excellent clinical skills and judgment, but those who also possess qualities consistent with our vision and philosophy of pediatric care.

       

 

Elizabeth E. Sheeks, RD, MS, LDN
(Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist)

Elizabeth Sheeks, a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist joined us in January 2009, working part-time (at least 5 days/month), primarily seeing medically fragile infants and toddlers. Elizabeth Sheeks recently retired after 29 years of working as a nutritionist for the State of North Carolina, primarily with the DEC/CDSA. She has worked exclusively with children with special health care needs for the past 15 years. Prior to that, she worked in public health and WIC. She brings our practice considerable knowledge and experience in working with the specific nutritional problems of newborns, infants and toddlers. Her particular interest and expertise is in the area of nutrition and feeding problems of children with special health problems, such as premature infants, gastro-esophageal reflux, dysphasia, swallowing dysfunction, and "special needs" children. Again we have taken our time to carefully select individuals who not only have excellent clinical skills and judgment, but those who also possess qualities consistent with our vision and philosophy of pediatric care.

Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Charlotte, BS Biology, 1976

Graduate Studies:
Winthrop University, MS Foods and Nutrition, 1978, with concurrent ADA educational requirements.

Registration: American Dietetic Association, since 1979.

Licensure: North Carolina Dietetic Association - Dietitian/Nutritionist.

Practice Experience: Elizabeth has provided evaluation and medical nutrition therapy to children with special health care needs for the past 15 years, primarily with the DEC/CDSA. She has worked previously as a NC Public Health Dietitian, provided consultation to domiciliary homes in an 18 county region, and has worked as a NC Nutrition Program Consultant. She has also provided consultation to local public health nutrition programs in 9 county region, and was a county WIC/Nutrition Director.

Activities:  Extensive pediatric-related continual nutritionist education each year, far exceeding the state requirements.

Family: Elizabeth and her husband Kelly (both NC natives) live in Statesville with their two dachshunds, Cash and Godiva.

Interests: Orchids (Elizabeth is an accredited judge with the American Orchid Society), travel, cooking, hiking, jewelry making, gardening.

       






Elizabeth Sheeks LDN Register/Licensed:
Pediatric Dietitian


Neonatology and Pediatric Acute Care Specialists, Inc
(not part of Unifour Pediatrics, but provide hospital pediatric coverage)
Sam Wellman, MD FAAP and David Berry, MD FAAP
- Inpatient pediatric hospital care - ER consultations -
- Premature and sick newborn care - Back-up full-term nursery care.

Dr. Sam Wellman, MD FAAP ... pediatric hospitalist/neonatologist:
Dr. Wellman has been in the Unifour area since the early 90s as a board-certified neonatologist, already very experienced before he came to the area. He had been a general private practice pediatrician before entering the specialty of pediatrics known as neonatology, which involves pediatric intensive care of sick and premature infants. He has also continued his interest in the hospitalized older pediatric patients, and our patients continue to benefit from his wealth of knowledge and experience with pediatric patients in emergency room and hospital settings.

Dr. David Berry, MD FAAP ... pediatric hospitalist/neonatologist:

Prior to coming to the Hickory area, Dr. Berry spent many years as a well-respected Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (Brenner Children's Hospital) in Winston-Salem. Dr. Berry is a board-certified neonatologist and board-certified pediatrician, and is a very skilled and dedicated hospital-based physician. He has continued his interest in hospital pediatric patients from newborn through college-age. Our patients benefit greatly from his wealth of knowledge and experience with pediatric patients in emergency room and hospital settings. David's kindness, knowledge, technical abilities, and patient-care excellence, have won him special awards from the hospital nursing staff.

For more information about neonatal transports see this link for CVMC
and this link for FRMC..

       





Dr. Sam Wellman

Pediatric hospitalist
(We admit to his service)


Dr. David Berry

Pediatric hospitalist
(We admit to his service)

After-Hours/Night Telephone Coverage:

Dr. Millsaps, Dr. Spees, Dr. Hata, and associated Unifour Pediatrics staff provide "urgent care office visits" in the late afternoon/after-hours (on an as-needed basis) similar to his previous coverage. We will close this "after hours office" when the last patient is seen (so call early ... before 4:00PM). He also provides after-hours telephone care/support similar to his previous coverage. Telephone (828) 328-1118. If the telephone system fails in our office, you can reach us by calling the answering service directly at 326-6000, or calling the Frye Hospital switchboard (828-322-6070), and have them locate us.
Print out this PDF document for Helpful Information on Telephone Calls and Office Visits, Day-time and After-hours.

       


Weekend/Holiday/Vacation Coverage for Unifour Pediatrics
at the Unifour Pediatrics Office ... by Unifour Peds Providers

Dr. Millsaps, Dr. Spees, Dr. Hata, and associated Unifour Pediatrics staff provide will usually be seeing sick "urgent care" patients at the Unifour Pediatrics office location starting at 8:00 Saturday, Sunday and most holidays, and ending whenever the last patient has been treated. You will need to call early, not after the office has already closed for these "urgent hours". During peak flu season, we may use two providers in the office on these days. Telephone (828) 328-1118. We urge you to call at 8AM for appointments. Print out this PDF document for Helpful Information on Telephone Calls and Office Visits, Day-time and After-hours.

       

 


   



 
"The Team"
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