Kids First Pediatrics
Comprehensive Pediatric Care for Newborns through Adolescents
Matthew D. Samarel, MD, FAAP

Elissa R. Levine, MD, FAAP

Holly G. Smith, MD, FAAP

Namrata P. Wheeler, MD, FAAP

Jennifer W. Lassiter, MD, FAAP

8169 Ardrey Kell Road
Charlotte, NC 28277

Phone 704-542-5540
Fax 704-542-5227

Welcome to Kids First Pediatrics

** Kids First Families: Please call our office if you have an Avi-Q Prescription for your child. They have been recalled by the manufacturer.  Thank you!

At Kids First Pediatrics, it is our privilege and pleasure to work with your family to provide comprehensive pediatric care for your
child(ren). Our philosophy is basic and straightforward: we realize that a parent knows their child best, and our role as healthcare providers is to utilize that strength and work with your family to enhance the well-being of your child. Every child is different, and we respect their individuality. Watching each child develop and achieve their potential is the most gratifying aspect of pediatrics.

By operating an efficient yet personable office, Kids First Pediatrics is able to offer patients and families one of the most precious commodities: time. As both healthcare providers and consumers, we understand how important it is to have ample opportunity in a warm and friendly environment to discuss various issues as they relate to your child.

Kids First Pediatrics Accepts Most Major Insurance Plans**

Please be aware if you purchase your insurance thru the Healthcare Marketplace OR Individually....BCBS of NC will no longer be offering Blue Advantage or Blue Select to patients who live in the Charlotte Area beginning 1/1/2016. We have reached out to BCBS to become part of a network that will be continuing in 2016 so that we may continue to serve all of our patients. They will not allow us (and other privately owned doctors' offices) to join the network.  Therefore, if you plan on purchasing your 2016 insurance thru the healthcare marketplace or individually and want to see a Kids First Pediatrics Physician, please DO NOT Select BCBS of NC.  Please select another insurance carrier  (we will not be in-network with BCBS of NC on individually purchased insurance).

Kids First Pediatrics will continue to be
In-Network for all other Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Plans.
If you would like to voice a complaint to BCBS of NC, please call their customer service number: 1-888-206-4697.

We are happy to discuss the different options that some of our patients are using in this difficult insurance climate to best meet their family's needs. Please call the office.

Please Note: This website is for informational purposes only. We are not able to make appointments or offer any medical advice.
If you need medical advice or to make an appointment, please call us at (704)542-5540. Thank you.


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