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When you want to give your child the highest quality of care, you can rely on the trusted medical team at First Pediatric Care Center in Gastonia, North Carolina. From infants to young adults, the experienced physicians provide a full range of medical care services, including well visits, emergencies, immunizations, and same-day sick visits. Led by Margaret Lubega, MD, First Pediatric Care Center staff value building long-term patient relationships. Dr. Lubega is a pediatrician with nearly 20 years of private practice experience. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia with a master’s degree in demography and completed fellowship training in population research and training at Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Lubega earned her medical degree from Makerere University Medical School in Kampala, Uganda. She finished her pediatrics residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in Bronx, New York, before going into private practice in Newton, Kansas. Relocating to North Carolina in 2002, Dr. Lubega opened First Pediatric Care Center in January 2004. Whether a child needs urgent care services for an injury or illness, or a reliable, honest pediatrician to monitor a child’s development, the staff at First Pediatric Care Center offer comprehensive pediatric services and ensure a child’s health is the first priority. For patient convenience, Dr. Lubega and her staff speak fluent English, Spanish, and Luganda. Schedule an appointment using the online booking feature, or call First Pediatric Care Center directly.
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WELL CHILD CARE Blue* Blue* SAME DAY SICK VISITS ASTHMA TREATMENTS Blue* Blue* MINOR EMERGENCIES REPAIR OF CUTS Blue* Blue* NEW BORN CIRCUMCISION LABORATORY ON SITE Blue* Blue* PHYSICALS for School, Sports, Camp, Daycare WELL & SICK WAITING ROOMS
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Clinics, Medical Clinics, Physicians & Surgeons, Physicians & Surgeons, Pediatrics

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Lynn S.

01/21/2018

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My children (3) have been at this office about 7 years. Sometimes I do get annoyed at waiting but the wait is always worth it. The office staff are so friendly and the nurses a joy to be around. Dr. Lubega takes her time with each family and always explains in detail to whatever questions you may have. She does not just throw antibiotics at your child which is also appreciated. The interaction Dr. Lubega has with children (teaching them, playing with them, caring about each one of them) is priceless and we couldn’t be more blessed she is our doctor.

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Leslie R.

05/05/2016

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STAY FAR AWAY!! This is by far the worst Pediatric office in Gastonia. I've taken my children here a total of 3 times and every time I've had to wait 2 hours to be seen. Today was the final straw with First Pediatrics, when I booked the first appointment of the day (8am), and didn't get seen until 9:50am. I brought my son in for a health assessment to prepare for kindergarten and when they didn't have the proper paperwork needed (as every pediatric office should), I was told I would have to come back with the application and pay a $10 fee for the written assessment after my insurance covered this visit. TOTAL RIP OFF! When I called the office back later to complain about this morning's experience, the receptionist rudely hung up in my face. After today's visit, I will never return. First Pediatric lost 2 more patients. My opinion= Find another Pediatrician.