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Unifour Pediatrics is a physician-owned primary care practice
established to provide quality, comprehensive healthcare services to
infants, children, adolescents and college-age youth.
328-1118 during office hours.
Accepting Records Transfers:
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Office Tours available
for expecting parents - meet our providers.
Hiring Additional Staff:
Accepting Employment Applications
Questions about the Practice? We will
be glad to answer them.
- CALL (828)
328-1118 (Susan Huffman, manager) or (FAX) 328-1119.
has continuously practiced primary care
pediatrics in the Unifour area for the past 33 years and maintains full
admitting privileges at both Catawba Valley Medical Center and Frye
Regional Medical Center. This current pediatric office, opened in 2005,
is designed to provide personal, comprehensive services, promote
innovative approaches toward patient care, and allow more time for
detailed coordinated management in complex clinical cases. In addition
Dr. Millsaps, we have now
added nine more pediatric
clinicians, carefully selected, all of whom share the common vision.
Dr. Lynn B. Spees joined us in
2007, Dr. Brooke Lawrence Hata
joined us in January 2009, and Dr
Richard M. Rheinbolt joned us in 2013. Our
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
play an integral role in our practice. This represents over 100 years of
combined clinical experience in pediatrics. For the nutritional needs of
your child, we also have a
certified pediatric dietitian/nutritionist,
Elizabeth Sheeks LDN. She
primarily sees medically fragile infants and toddlers, but also manages
our overweight, healthy lifestyles, and metabolic syndrome program. We
encourage you to read our
Guiding Principles to gain an insight into the importance we place
on excellence in service, patient education, and continuity of medical
care. Print out this PDF document for
Helpful Information on Telephone Calls and Office Visits, Day-time and
weekend and holiday coverage.
- limited need for use of crowded hospital ER
& urgent care facilities.
after-hours coverage via telephone & via WE/holiday urgent
care (sick children can usually be seen in the office 364 days/yr).
- Our Board Certified Pediatricians:
- David M. Millsaps, MD
FAAP (lead pediatrician of Unifour Pediatrics),
- Lynn B.
Spees, MD FAAP, and
Brooke Lawrence Hata, MD FAAP, and
Richard Rheinbolt, MD FAAP.
- Our Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioners:
C. Clark, MSN CPNP, Melissa
McKenzie MS CPNP,
T. Leasure, MSN CPNP,
Shawn M. Desmond, MSN CPNP,
Nancy C. Witcher, MSN
CPNP and Emily L. Young, MSN CPNP.
- Our Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist:
Elizabeth Sheeks MS RD LDN
(working primarily with the medically
fragile, but also with
healthy lifestyles, overweight, diabetes
Separate "Well-Care" Areas: We have a separate level of
the office for
ONLY under 4 years age (and for immuno-compromised
children) with a separate entrance, waiting rooms, exam rooms and
staff. Those 4 years and above are seen in the upper level, with
waiting and exam rooms for sick and well.
Office Hours: 8-5 M-F for regular
day-time office visits.
After-hours urgent care - call first:
- for urgent problems
call at 8AM WEs/holidays or before 4:00PM
After-hours access by phone: with redundant
Dr. David Millsaps, Dr. Lynn
Dr. Brooke Hata,
Sommer Clark CPNP,
Melissa McKenzie CPNP,
Karen Leasure CPNP,
Shawn Desmond CPNP, and
Nancy Witcher CPNP
and Emily Young CPNP.
Pediatric Help Line provides coverage
Frye and Catawba hospitals: full admitting privileges
Millsaps, Dr Hata,
Dr. Spees, Dr. Rheinbolt and (nursery), and, for pediatric
In-house laboratory: we perform 90+% of tests within
- Most tests results
are available before you leave the office.
across from Catawba Valley Medical
Competent caring office staff:
staff, and Drs. David Millsaps,
Dr. Brooke Lawrence Hata,
Dr. Lynn Spees,
and Dr. Richard Rheinbolt
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.
Coordinated care: with hospitals, our
hospital team, & specialists.
Education & preventative care strongly emphasized -
Web-Site: with extensive
educational materials and
Reading/Literacy Programs: We actively support reading
ages through two excellent programs: (1)
Reach Out and Read
where age-appropriate books are provided to children 6
5 years at each well checkup, and (2) Dolly
program, where age-appropriate books are
mailed monthly to each of our
patient's homes (birth through 5
years), providing that they live in
Programs promoting Responsibility, Self-reliance and Career/
Financial Success in Life ... for our children:
With the economic problems of our country, we realize that many
existing government entitlement programs and "safety nets" will
become a thing of the past. We are partnering with other
to help maximize the future success of our
children. As future
young adults who are heading off into life,
we want to promote self-
empowerment in the following ways:
► stress the goals of educational success
and the joy of learning,
► enthusiastic quest for knowledge and personal improvement,
► promote future financial success, independence, and
► encourage healthy role models and standards of behavior
► develop strong principles, character, honesty, ethics, and
► encourage realistic goals in life, perseverance, and strong
► grow up to fully understand that "we must all live within our
► learn early that budgeting is important - excess spending,
or lack of forethought have both financial and
(whether in an individual, family,
business, city, or government),
► learn early that "drifting through life" with few goals or
usually results in poverty and fewer career
► learn early that early pregnancy, drugs, and alcohol complicate
matters, usually resulting in poverty and fewer career options,
► As you consider further children, be sure that you can
provide for them financially, and via your of
time, love, and nurturing,
► become "contributing members of society", and not just
► nurture the desire to care for others, and for community
► foster genuine desire for volunteerism, charity, and helping
► help develop healthy self-esteem, faith, excitement, and joy
► avoid envy, a defeatist attitude, or a "victim" mentality,
► avoid patterns of blaming others, rather than accepting
responsibility incorrect decisions made in life,
► develop true respect for other individuals of all
► foster a love of our community and of our country,
► Parents are the main source of modeling behavior (see
► Quality parenting is IMPORTANT!
Children Learn What They Live,
by Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.
► If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
► If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
► If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
► If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for
► If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
► If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
► If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
► If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
► If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
► If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
► If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
► If children live with approval, they learn to like
► If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to
have a goal.
► If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
► If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
► If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
► If children live with kindness and consideration, they
► If children live with security, they learn to have faith in
in those about them.
► If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is
a nice place in
which to live.
Copyright © 1972 by Dorothy Law Nolte
Lynn B. Spees
Board Certif. Pediatricians:
Fellows of the
Academy of Pediatrics
Sommer C. Clark,
Karen T. Leasure, CPNP
Shawn Desmond, CPNP
Nancy Witcher, CPNP
Emily Young, CPNP
Unifour Pediatrics is a physician-owned primary care pediatric practice established to provide quality comprehensive healthcare services to infants, children, adolescents & college-age youth.
Elizabeth Sheeks , LDN