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Whats New

Upcoming NC Medicaid Transformation

If your child is currently a patient of Raleigh Pediatrics and is covered by Medicaid or NC Healthchoice, please read this information.

In November 2019, NC Medicaid and NC Healthchoice are moving to “Medicaid Managed Care.”  This means, instead of the state managing your healthcare plan, a private insurance company will be contracted to do what the state has been doing previously.  There are four private insurance carriers that the state has chosen to be “Prepaid Health Plans” or PHPs.  As a Medicaid or NC Healthchoice covered patient, you will be required to select a plan from one of the four insurance carriers. 

At this time, Raleigh Pediatrics has enrolled as a provider with WellCare of North Carolina and United Healthcare Community Plan.  We do not have plans to contract with the other carriers at this time. 

In June 2019, existing Medicaid and NC Healthchoice patients will begin receiving notices in the mail regarding the program changes.  Please be sure DHHS has your current address and be on the lookout for the information that will be mailed to your home.

We will post updates on information about Medicaid Transformation on our website, Facebook page, and in the office. 

Please see this Factsheet “7 Things you need to know about NC Medicaid Managed Care”

Dr. Parkerson’s Farewell

Dear RPA Families: With a heavy heart, I announce my departure from Raleigh Pediatrics at the end of July.  For 18 years I have been blessed to partner with you to care for your family.  I have enjoyed watching your children grow and watching you, as parents, gain confidence in your relationships with your children. Continue Reading

Dr. Sukhu’s Farewell from RPA

Raleigh Pediatric Associates is sad to announce that Dr. Erin Sukhu will be leaving the practice in mid-July. Dr. Sukhu’s husband will be completing his urologic surgery training at UNC in June. In July they will be moving back to Maryland, which is her husband’s home state and not far from Dr. Sukhu’s home townContinue Reading

Routine Screening Tools during Well Exams

The physicians of Raleigh Pediatrics perform comprehensive well exams on their patients following the Bright Futures (American Academy of Pediatrics) recommendations.  These recommendations include timing of the exams along with appropriate testing, screening and lab work.  It is possible that some portion of the exam may not be covered or may be applied to aContinue Reading

New Patient Registration Tool

Raleigh Pediatrics is continuously looking for ways to improve our patient experience. We are excited to announce that we have invested in new technology to improve our check-in process, saving both time and paper. Beginning on June 21, 2016 you will be presented with a PhreesiaPad, similar to a tablet or iPad, to complete yourContinue Reading

New FollowMyHealth Patient Portal

We are now sending out invitations for our new FollowMyHealth Patient Portal. Some features currently available on the patient portal at this time include: Appointment Requests, Medication Refill Requests, and General Messaging. In addition, you will be able to view your child’s immunization records and vitals.  More features will become available on the portal during future roll-outContinue Reading

Poison Prevention

More than a million American children younger than 6 years suffer poisoning every year. Household cleaners, personal care products, and over-the-counter medications lead the list of poisons. This article will help parents prevent accidental poisoning in and around the home. Next week is National Poison Prevention Week. We encourage you to share this article inContinue Reading

How to Protect Your Children During a Measles Outbreak

Since December 2014, a measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in California has grown to more than 120 cases in multiple states. Most of the people who have gotten sick were not vaccinated against measles. This is a stark reminder of the importance of making sure children are fully vaccinated. This article provides answers toContinue Reading

Information on Childhood Infections from HealthyChildren.org

The AAP’s HealthyChildren.org September newsletter has highlighted some common childhood infections, such as head lice and hand-foot-and-mouth disease, as well as provided information on the current outbreak of Enterovirus D68 in the Midwest United States. Click here to read the newsletter. Visit HealthyChildren.org for other useful information for parents.

PBS Airs Documentary on Vaccines

A growing number of children in the United States are getting sick, and some are even dying, because parents who are misinformed are choosing to forgo or delay the vaccinations recommended by their children’s doctors. A NOVA documentary which aired on PBS on September 10 explores the history and science behind vaccines and explains the risks of optingContinue Reading

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If your child is currently a patient of Raleigh Pediatrics and is covered by Medicaid or NC Healthchoice, please read this information. In November 2019, NC Medicaid and NC Healthchoice are moving to “Medicaid Managed Care.”  This means, instead of the state managing your healthcare read more
Dear RPA Families: With a heavy heart, I announce my departure from Raleigh Pediatrics at the end of July.  For 18 years I have been blessed to partner with you to care for your family.  I have enjoyed watching your children grow and watching you, as parents, gain confidence in your read more
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