Dr. Angela Gadsby Retired!

This letter is to announce my imminent retirement as of May 31st, 2022.  As pediatricians we become an integral part of each family’s navigation of parenting through the many ages and stages of childhood.  To then watch these marvelous children bloom has been deeply rewarding. My career could not have been more fulfilling.

I will miss all the children and families that have been such an enormous part of my life over the last 30 years. As well I will miss my Primary Pediatrics family old and new who have shaped and will continue to shape this very fine pediatric practice. I have watched as the practice and all the employees have worked so hard to remain flexible in times that require so much innovation and agility. It is very clear that the future of medicine and pediatrics will change at lightning speed and I have deep faith that this practice will be able to surf these changes beautifully.

As I embark on this new chapter, please know that I am taking each and every one of you with me. I will remember the laughter, the tears and those invaluable moments of clarity and understanding that we have had together. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my life so rich with meaning.


Dr. Angela Gadsby

COVID-19 Information for Children

Do healthy children need the COVID-19 vaccine? Do masks delay speech and development? How can kids stay safe in school? Should your child resume sports after having COVID-19?

Parents are in an unprecedented time. There is so much information and disinformation at our finger tips, where should we look to make informed decisions about our children’s health?

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a comprehensive COVID-19 information resource for parents, through their website HealthyChildren.org. Click on the link below to explore this resource and find answers to your questions that you can trust.

Healthy Children COVID Information

For official CDC guidelines to help guide families, see the link below:

CDC Guidelines for Families

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact our office for any questions you may have while navigating these decisions.

COVID19 Update: No Walk Ins

Effective 3/21/2020, we will temporarily be suspending our walk in visits at all of our offices.  For your safety and the safety of our staff, we ask that you call to make an appointment before coming to the office.

All offices remain open and are able to see patients – virtually or in person.  We will continue to post updates as we make changes to maximize safe social distancing while also continuing to care for all our patients.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office.

For the most current updates on what our practice is doing regarding COVID19, please follow us on social media:

Let’s all do our part to protect each other from unnecessary exposure.

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Welcome to Primary Pediatrics

Welcome Letter

Primary Pediatrics welcomes you to our practice.  We are aware that you have a choice in the pediatric care you select.  We provide individualized care based on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Centers of Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and welcome open communication in discussing the care of your child.

The physicians and staff of Primary Pediatrics promise to provide the best possible evidence-based care for your child throughout their young lives.  We are available 24 hours a day by phone and our offices are open seven days a week.  When we are not open, there is an on-call doctor available nights, weekends, and holidays for emergencies. If you call our office, you will be connected to our answering service for medical care advice.  Appointments can be made by calling our office or at our website www.primarypedsmd.com.

For your convenience, we offer early morning walk-in hours Monday through Friday, extended evening hours Tuesday through Thursday, and Saturday and Sunday morning hours to take care of your child’s emergent needs.  We can also accommodate several same day sick appointments.  We strongly encourage annual routine health visits.

Immunizations are given based on the AAP and CDC guidelines. There is no alternative vaccine schedule that has been proven to give full immunity to prevent illness and or potential death for  unvaccinated children and those in contact with them.  We firmly believe in the safety of vaccines and will be happy to provide information to help you understand the science behind vaccines.  However, if you have not vaccinated your child and do not plan to do so, we unfortunately cannot accept your family as new patients. We view this is a public health concern, putting our patients, staff and general public at risk of serious, preventable life-threatening illness.

We look forward to serving you. Thank you for choosing Primary Pediatrics.

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