Kids First Pediatrics

Providing Comprehensive Care for
Young Adults
Matthew D. Samarel, MD, FAAP

Elissa R. Levine, MD, FAAP

Namrata P. Wheeler, MD, FAAP

Jennifer W. Lassiter, MD, FAAP

Ankita Modi, MD, FAAP

8169 Ardrey Kell Road
Charlotte, NC 28277

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

Working With Kids First Pediatrics

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM- We begin answering the phones at 8:00 AM!

Scheduling an Appointment: Always call our main number: 704-542-5540. For an emergency, please call 911. During regular office hours please utilize Kids First Pediatrics answering machine. Instead of waiting on hold, we set up our system so that our patients can leave a message. We check our messages very frequently to make sure that all calls are handled expediently.

Kids First Pediatrics will make every effort to see a child who is ill for a same-day appointment; however, we ask that you call as early as possible in the day so that we may schedule as efficiently as possible. Patients who call after 3:00pm may be required to be seen on the next day. If you would like to speak to a nurse to decide if you need to come in, please tell this to the receptionist or leave a message for the nurse.

Cancellation Policy: Scheduled Well Appointments should be cancelled 24 hours prior to the appointment or a fee of $25.00 will be charged for the missed appointment. It is under the management's discretion in the case of an emergency that would have prevented the patient from giving ample notice of needing to reschedule the appointment. Thank you for your cooperation so that all of our patients can be seen in a timely manner for their wellness visits. 

Weekends and After-Hours: While Kids First Pediatrics does not have scheduled evening and weekend hours, that does not mean pediatric care and advice are not available to your child when they need it. Should a medical concern arise during these times, your call will be returned in an expedient manner by a nurse and if necessary by a physician. If after discussion it is determined that an evaluation or visit is in order, arrangements will be made to have your child seen in the appropriate setting (i.e., urgent care or local emergency department).

Insurance: We are enrolled as pediatric providers for most major health insurance companies offering benefits to residents of the Charlotte area. Currently we are enrolled in all plans for the following carriers: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, Healthcare Savings, Medcost, MAMSI, Wellpath, PHCS, Statefarm, and First Health. If you are not certain if your plan is a part of a network, please check with your plan or human resource department.

Referrals: Whenever possible, Kids First Pediatrics will assist families in obtaining referrals for consultations with subspecialists and other allied health personnel. However, it is the ultimate responsibility of the patient/family to assure that this process has been completed PRIOR to the date of the referral. Please check with your insurance plan to know what is required to process your referral.

Payment Options: Patient co-pays and any balances due will be collected at the time of the visit upon arrival. Kids First Pediatrics accepts cash, Visa, American Express, and MasterCard.
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