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Primary Care

Dedicated to providing comprehensive well-child and acute care for infants through young adults

Duke Children’s Primary Care is dedicated to providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical care that promotes the healthy development and well-being of our patients and their families.

Our services range from routine health screenings for childhood diseases and immunizations, to coordinating individualized care if your child is referred to a specialist or admitted to Duke Children's Hospital. Our goal is to ensure that health care services continue uninterrupted as your child moves from infancy to adolescence to adulthood, up to the age of 25.

All of our pediatricians are members of the faculty at the Duke University School of Medicine and are board-certified. Some of our physicians have interests and expertise in certain pediatric specialties, such as adolescent medicine, integrative medicine or sports medicine. Some of our physicians exclusively pursue clinical, educational and advocacy activities. Others are more heavily involved in primary care-related research. Some are full-time, some are part-time. All are committed to providing the best possible care for your child.


Our dedicated staff is experienced in all aspects of pediatric primary care, including:

  • routine well-child exams, including school, sports, and camp physicals
  • sick child visits
  • immunizations
  • preventive care and health education
  • referrals for children with chronic health problems or special developmental, learning, and mental health needs
  • prenatal visits
  • lactation services
  • nurse advice line

Physicians and Staff


Name Areas of Special Interest
Michelle L. Bailey, MD Community and family education on effective strategies to help children, adolescents, and young adults optimize health and well-being by supporting healthy lifestyle habits related to factors such as nutrition, physical activity, sleep, and relationships; teaching positive stress management, while building essential life skills
Sarah C. Armstrong, MD Comprehensive treatment of childhood obesity
Jeffrey P. Baker, MD, PhD General pediatrics
Joanne F. Band, MD Pediatric primary care
Debra L. Best, MD General pediatrics, community engagement, resident education
Aimee B. Chung, MD General medicine, general pediatrics, transitional care
Richard J. Chung, MD Primary and consultative care for adolescents and young adults, with a particular focus on preventive care and chronic illnesses
Dennis A. Clements, MD, PhD, MPH General pediatrics, infectious diseases, epidemiology, vaccine research, managed care health issues, global health
Melissa A. Deimling, MD Well-child care for newborns through adolescents, urgent care for pediatric patients, medical education
Brian H. Eichner, MD General pediatrics, community-level care, anemia, iron deficiency
Edward Evans, MD General internal medicine
Sarah P. Germana, MD Primary care pediatrics, newborn care in the hospital newborn nursery
Joseph A. Jackson, MD Primary care pediatrics and adolescent health care, clinical reasoning skills training, care for multiple birth siblings, fatherhood initiatives in early childhood, breast feeding
Kenneth W. Jordan, MD All aspects of general pediatrics
Alex R. Kemper, MD, MPH, MS Supervise residents in the provision of well-child and acute care; coordinate research activities to improve the quality of care received by children and their families
Elizabeth Landolfo, MD General pediatrics
Jennifer M. Lawson, MD General pediatrics
Caren Mangarelli, MD General pediatrics and adolescent medicine, childhood obesity
Gabriela M. Maradiaga Panayotti, MD Health care for Hispanic populations, global health, primary care pediatrics
Gary R. Maslow, MD Support and psychological treatment for children, adolescents, and young adults with chronic medical illnesses, including treatment for poor adherence, medical anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other problems adapting to chronic illness
Dean S. Miner, MD Palliative care; clinical genetics; house-staff education
Beatriz B. Morris, MD General pediatrics, fluent in Spanish
John W. Moses Jr., MD General pediatrics, adolescent medicine
Aditee P. Narayan, MD, MPH Medical evaluations for child abuse and neglect, general pediatrics, medical education
Daniel A. Ostrovsky, MD General internal medicine and pediatrics; resident and medical student education
Susan E. Owens, MD General pediatrics
Sara P. Robert, MD General pediatric care, pediatric urgent care
May K. Slowik, MD General pediatrics, quality improvement
Martha A. Snyder, MD General pediatrics, vaccine research, obesity
Karen S. St. Claire, MD Primary care pediatrics, evaluations for child physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect
Betty B. Staples, MD Graduate medical education; general pediatrics; eating disorders
Jane V. Trinh, MD General internal medicine and pediatric medicine; chronic disease management; transitioning the management of chronic childhood diseases into adulthood
Barbara K. Walter, PhD, MPH Clinical child and pediatric psychology; patients and families coping with chronic illness and disability; developmental, behavioral, and learning problems; psychological testing; individual and family therapy; adolescents; cognitive behavioral therapy
Emmanuel B. Walter, MD, MPH General pediatrics, childhood and adult immunizations
Suzanne K. Woods, MD General pediatrics; adult medicine

Additional Primary Care Staff

Barbara Donadio, BS, RN                                     Nurse clinician, liasion to physicians for patients with chronic and complex health and social issues
Nancy Murray, BSN, RN, IBCLC Nurse clinician, lactation consultant, chronic and complex patients
Nancy Piatt, RN                             Nurse clinician, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) preventive medication program for high risk infants, chronic and complex patients
Roseanne Rehder, BS, RN Nurse clinician, liasion to physicians for patients with chronic and complex health and social issues
Patricia S. Cheng, PhD Psychological assessment, testing, and treatment with children, adolescents, and families; pediatric psychology; and cognitive-behavioral therapy
David Covington, MSW, LCSW TBA
M. Jane Howard, MSSW, LCSW Child, adolescent and family therapy in the primary care setting, with a specific interest in grief work.
Barbara Keith Walter, PhD, MPH     Clinical child and pediatric psychology; assessment and treatment of developmental, behavioral, attention, learning, and school performance concerns in children and adolescents with anxiety and mood disorders; coping with chronic illness and disabilities

Clinic Hours and Location

Duke Health Center at Roxboro Street
4020 North Roxboro Street
Durham, NC 27704
Tel: 919-620-5333

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday and Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon (acute care only)

Duke Health Center at Pickett Road
3024 Pickett Road
Durham, NC 27705
Tel: 919-620-5333

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Tuesday and Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Duke Health Center at Southpoint
6301 Herndon Road
Durham, NC 27713
Tel: 919-620-5333

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday and Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Appointments and Contact Information

Duke Children's pediatric primary care physicians are always available to answer patients' and referring physicians' questions and consults.

  • To schedule an appointment online, log on to Duke MyChart.
  • For new and return appointments, nurse advice line, or prescription refills, please call 919-620-5333.
  • For the after hours triage nurse, please call 1-888-267-3674 or 919-966-3820.
     - Monday through Friday from 5 pm to 8 am the following day. 
     - Weekends from 12 noon Saturday to 8 am Monday, including holidays. 
  • For physicians requesting consultations or making referrals, please call the divisional office at 919-620-5333 or the Duke Consultation and Referral Center at 800-MED-DUKE (800-633-3853).