Hospital Care at
Catawba Valley Medical Center:
Catawba Valley Medical Center (Across the street from
Catawba Valley Medical Center is one of the primary COMMUNITY hospitals for Unifour Pediatrics. Dr. Millsaps
and Dr. Spees, as well as our pediatric hospitalists have full admitting privileges at CVMC, which is located right across the street from our office. Catawba has excellent emergency room services and procedural/surgical services. Advances imaging and laboratory/diagnostic services are readily available to our pediatric clinic located directly in front of the hospital. Catawba has a nicely run birthing center, as well as full-term nursery, and level 2/3 nursery if needed, staffed with two neonatologists and four neonatal nurse practitioners. Two pediatric hospitalists provide excellent community hospital care for those children who require hospitalization.
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Laboratory Facilities for Pediatrics:
We send many of the more advanced lab studies to Catawba to process. They have an excellent referral laboratory.
Imaging, Radiology/X-ray, MRI Scans, CT Scan Facilities:
We send most of our imaging studies to Catawba Hospital or to their out-patient imaging center on Tate Blvd. They have excellent facilities, staff, equipment, technical ability and radiology/imaging specialists.
Pediatric Emergency Room Care at CVMC:
Dr. Sam Wellman and Dr. David Berry do a superb job in this capacity, and will follow through should subsequent hospitalization be necessary.
The newly rebuilt emergency room is excellent in terms of equipment, facilities, staff and emergency room physicians. We feel very comfortable with the abilities of the emergency room staff, when they take care of our pediatric patients, and we work closely with them. Should the emergency room physician require additional pediatric consultation, we have contracted with the pediatric hospitalists (pediatricians who specialize in the care of hospitalized children and those in emergency rooms).
Pediatric Hospital Care:,
Dr. Sam Wellman and Dr. David Berry
(Neonatology and Pediatric Acute Care Specialists, Inc)
provide care for the hospitalized patients of Unifour Pediatrics, and Dr. Millsaps
and Dr. Spees have been pleased with the excellent care they have provided. Should additions subspecialty care be needed, they will, as needed, bring them into the diagnostic and treatment team. This may include allergy/asthma specialist, surgeons, urologists, infectious disease experts and others. In very selected cases, tertiary care of consultation may be
needed at Baptist, Carolinas Medical Center, Duke or Chapel Hill, and Drs. Berry and Wellman will also coordinate the transfer as needed.
The pediatric ward of the hospital is located on the second floor behind
the birthing center area. This is staffed by pediatric nurses who
provide excellent community hospital care. Our two pediatric
Full-term Nursery Care:
Drs. Wellman and Berry
provide provide backup coverage here and
consultation services for sicker patients.
Dr. Millsaps and Dr. Spees see all newborns on morning rounds, review their charts, examine them closely, and direct their care through the hospitalization. Circumcisions are performed if they are requested.
They visits new mothers and their families and answer questions.
Level 2 and 3 Nursery Care (Intensive Care Nursery):
Dr. Sam Wellman and Dr. David Berry (Neonatology
and Pediatric Acute Care Specialists, Inc) provide care for premature (or sick) newborn patients of Unifour Pediatrics. Dr. Millsaps
and Dr. Spees have been most pleased with the excellent care they have provided. These are sometimes transferred back to level 1 (full-term nursery) where
Unifour Pediatrics then redirects care, back on our service.
Our two pediatric hospitalists (and board-certified neonatologists),
Dr. Sam Wellman, MD FAAP ... hospitalist/neonatologist:
has been in the Unifour area since the early 90s as a board-certified neonatologist, already very experienced before he came to the area. He had been a general private practice pediatrician before entering the specialty of pediatrics known as neonatology, which involved pediatric intensive care of sick and premature infants. He has also continued his interest in the hospitalized older pediatric patients, and our patients continue to benefit from his wealth of knowledge and experience with pediatric patients in the emergency room and hospital setting.
Dr. David Berry, MD FAAP ... hospitalist/neonatologist:
Prior to coming to the Hickory/Conover area,
many years as a well-respected Assistant Professor of of pediatrics at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. He also is a board-certified neonatologist, and also very skilled as a hospital-based pediatrician. He has also continued his interest in the hospitalized older pediatric patient, and our patients continue to benefit from his wealth of knowledge and experience with pediatric patients in the emergency room and hospital setting. David's kindness, knowledge, technical abilities, and excellence, have one him special awards from the pediatric nursing staff.
Further Back-up Pediatric Coverage:
To provide further redundancy of backup coverage (in case lots of problems develop at both hospitals at the same time), and especially when
either Dr. Millsaps or Spees is out of town at medical meetings, etc, we have arranged for others to provide
additional backup coverage.
Other Doctors on CVMC staff
Driving Directions and Map to CVMC:
810 Fairgrove Church Road SE, Hickory, NC 28602
From Unifour Pediatrics:
Just look at he big hospital across the street!
Show Map of CVMC and Unifour Peds
From Your Home:
Brooke L Hata MD FAAP
Lynn B. Spees MD FAAP
Board Certif. Pediatricians:
Fellows of the:
American Academy of Pediatrics
Sommer C. Clark, CPNP
Camille Glidden, CPNP
Nancy Witcher, 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.