We understand the special health needs of children and can provide the focused care required by infants, toddlers and school-age patients.
The Pediatric Division of Novant Health Surry Medical Associates is headed by our very own board certified Pediatrician, Cecil K. Thoppil, MD, and cross covered by board certified family practitioners, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
Pediatrics is a branch of medicine that focuses on the care and treatment of childhood diseases and the study of normal growth. Physicians who specialize in pediatrics are known as pediatricians.
Pediatricians are trained to recognize and treat congenital defects and provide care for a number of infectious diseases in children. Many of these diseases can be prevented by immunization, which is the responsibility of the pediatrician. In addition, a pediatrician remains alert for disorders that usually first become apparent in childhood, such as allergies or immune deficiency diseases.
Services provided by our pediatricians include:
We believe that every child has a right to a healthy future. We are fortunate that today's vaccines provide protection from the deadly illnesses of the past. Our physicians work with parents to verify that infants and children receive important protection from polio, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, hepatitis, pneumonia, influenza and more.