Rita M. Kawatu, MD

Elon Pediatrics Department
908 S. Williamson Avenue
Elon, NC  27244
336-538-2416
336-538-2395 – fax

ABOUT ME…
I have been practicing pediatrics for over 20 years and have extensive experience in treating well and sick children.  I love children and consider myself privileged to be allowed to take care of yours.  My approach to the care of your child is that no concern is too trivial.  It is my job to help you navigate the care of your child, parenting, and illness during the different stages of development.  I have experience in treating infections in children, appropriate use of antibiotics, and the importance of immunizations for the prevention of infectious diseases.  I also have had the opportunity to serve as a child abuse medical examiner in prior practice.  I am very comfortable with behavioral mental health including autism, ADHD, anxiety, and depression.  I am a parent of three grown children and understand the challenges involved in raising children from both the parent and physician perspective.

MEDICAL DEGREE…
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

RESIDENCY…
SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
New York

FELLOWSHIP…
Pediatric Infectious Disease
Brown University Hasbro Children’s Hospital
Rhode Island

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS…
American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics

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