History of RPA
Raleigh Pediatric Associates is a full-service medical practice caring for children from birth through age 22. RPA was founded in 1972 by Dr. William Hubbard who was soon joined by Dr. Wallace Brown and Dr. Jerry Bernstein at the original office on Old Wake Forest Road. In 1978, the practice was incorporated as a professional association and moved to the Professional Court location. After 26 years, the Raleigh office moved to its current Falls Valley Drive location in 2004.
In 1990, RPA expanded to include a satellite office in Garner. This office moved to its current location on Timber Drive East in 2010. Although we encourage patients to develop a relationship with a primary caregiver, they are free to be seen in either office for their convenience.
Raleigh Pediatric Associates has grown from the original three physicians to include sixteen physicians between the two offices. All of our providers are board-certified pediatricians and are active in professional organizations and the community.
Our practice has always had a philosophy of enabling and educating parents to be independent and self-reliant and yet being available to them when needs arise. An emphasis is placed on preventive care and support services for children and their families. RPA was the first pediatric office to offer weekend office hours and a night clinic for sick children. This practice continues today and appointments are available 361 days per year. We have advice nurses available to assist with home care or to help determine if an appointment is needed during all office hours. When the office is closed, WakeMed triage nurses are available to offer advice and consult with the on-call physician as needed.
In the year 2000, RPA transitioned to electronic medical records. This technology has enabled us to have easier access to the patients’ history from both office locations. Over the last 20 years, we have also added a patient portal to allow patients to receive a summary of their visit, ask questions or request appointments/refills. Most recently RPA started using the Phreesia system for electronic check-in and completion of documents. This system also allows for appointment reminders and pre-visit interviews which can be completed prior to the appointment.
In 2012, our physicians stopped seeing patients at the local hospitals in order to provide more hours for patient care in our offices. Newborns are seen by the hospital’s neonatal nurse practitioner and patients requiring admission to the hospital are referred to WakeMed Children’s Hospital and are cared for by the pediatric hospitalist during their stay. Patients are seen at our office within a day or two after discharge for follow up. Our practice maintains close working relationships with the hospitalists, and we have electronic access to records from all three local hospital systems. We do offer an orientation class once a month for expectant parents to learn more about our practice.
Also, in 2012, Raleigh Pediatric Associates earned the highest accreditation as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). As your child’s “medical home,” our goal is to provide him/her with the best quality of care, to coordinate and maintain communication with any outside specialists that are needed, and to ensure high patient and provider satisfaction. Maintaining our PCMH goals provides the foundation for the high-quality care and standards that we strive to achieve.
Raleigh Pediatric Associates is proud of our long-standing commitment to maintaining the overall health of our patients. We continue to achieve this by partnering with their families, providing preventative care and education based on the latest standards and having the resources and facilities to meet their acute needs also.
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Mon-Fri*: 8:00am–5:00pmClosed from 12:45–1:45pm for lunch.
Sat & Sun: 8:00am–11:00amurgent matters by appt only