Pediatrician - Raleigh
3801 Computer Drive
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27609

(919) 782-5273

Pediatrician - Knightdale
6602 Knightdale Blvd
Suite 204
Knightdale, NC 27545

(919) 781-8853 (fax)

Pediatrician - Wakefield
10831 Forest Pines Drive
Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27614

 

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At Capitol Pediatrics & Adolescent Center, PLLC, our team consists of experienced, compassionate pediatricians and friendly, nurturing staff members who take pride in giving our young patients the personalized pediatric care that they deserve.

We understand that you have a choice of pediatricians in the Raleigh area, and we appreciate your consideration. We can assure you that you'll feel confident in our ability to meet all of your expectations.

All of our pediatricians are highly educated professionals who have undergone rigorous academic and clinical training in pediatrics. We maintain a high level of expertise through continuing education in order to provide the most up-to-date care for the young patients we are privileged to serve.

Capitol Pediatrics & Adolescent Center, PLLC believes in a team approach to your child's health and well-being, so all of our doctors collaborate with parents to provide the highest level of care. We appreciate the opportunity to care for your child and pride ourselves on making pediatric care a pleasant experience for all of our patients.

Wendy L. Taylor- Book MD, FAAP

at Wakefield Office

Dr. Taylor Book received her Bachelor of Science Degree from The College of William and Mary, Summa Cum Laude, and her Master of Arts in Microbiology and Immunology from Duke University. She received her medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine and joined our practice in 2002 upon completing her Residency in Pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center.  She is a board certified pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Taylor Book and husband, Paul, are the proud parents of their two daughters, Madison and Mackenzie.

 

Ruffin Franklin, MD

at Computer Drive Office

Dr. Franklin was born and raised in Raleigh in a neighborhood next to NCSU campus where he spent much of his free time. He sold concessions at Wolfpack football games but after graduating from Broughton he decided to get better acquainted with “the enemies” and attended Duke University for his undergraduate degree and UNC for medical school. Only his barber and nurse now know which sports team he truly favors.

After medical school Dr. Franklin furthered his medical education by doing a US Public Health Service Fellowship to study the maternal/child healthcare in Croatia and surrounding Balkan countries. He studied OB/GYN and pediatrics at University College Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children in London before doing his pediatric residency at Northwestern’s Children Memorial Hospital in Chicago and then Duke University.

Dr. Franklin first practiced pediatrics in Tarboro, NC before moving to Raleigh in 1985 to join Capitol Pediatrics and became one of the original pediatricians. He likes general pediatrics best and seeing his babies grow up to young adults. He also works with GSK, Merck, Pfizer and other various pharmaceutical companies as a principal investigator in clinical trials that has resulted in FDA approvals of immunizations we now give routinely. He believes strongly in immunizations having witnessed many of his former patients who suffered, expired, or were permanently damaged by whooping cough, meningitis, pneumonia and other life threatening diseases that are now nearly extinct due to these new, safe and effective immunizations. 

 

Miriam Medero-Eng, MD

at Computer Drive Office

Dr. Medero-Eng is a board certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics who joined Capitol Pediatrics in November of 2007.  She moved from New York City where she received her B.A. in Chemistry from New York University, College of Arts and Science, her M.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed her Pediatric Residency at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.  Before coming to North Carolina, she was an attending physician with Beth Israel Pediatric Associates at Beth Israel Medical Center and she was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.

At Capitol Pediatrics Dr. Medero-Eng sees a wide variety of culturally diverse patients with many different medical problems.  She especially enjoys watching babies grow into young adults and sharing these wonderful years in partnership with their families. 

When she is not in the office Dr. Medero-Eng loves spending time with her husband and daughter.  She enjoys traveling, especially going to the beach, and reading.  She is an active member of her church and volunteers at her daughter’s school.

Dr. Medero-Eng is fluent in Spanish.

 

Tiffany Shin, MD

at Computer Drive Office
 
Dear patients and families: It has been my privilege to partner with and care for you these past few years at Capitol Pediatrics. My husband and I are moving to Winston Salem, and it is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye. Thank you so much for the opportunity to walk with your family as your children have grown and developed through the years. I will miss continuing to watch your children grow, and I wish for them health, joy, and wellness for years to come.
 
 
 

Jeff  Ryan, MD

at Wakefield Office

Dr Ryan was born and raised in Ohio where he graduated from Miami University with a BS, BA in Zoology. He graduated Medical school at the University of Toledo in 1990. He then became a North Carolinian (he can’t bring himself to say Tar Heel) when he did his pediatric residency training at Duke and met his wife.

Except for a brief stint practicing in the Tidewater area in Virginia, he has been with Capitol Pediatrics ever since. As the proud father of four boys, he enjoys hiking, gardening, birding, nature photography, or pretty much anything that gets him outdoors with quiet!

 

Jacqueline Kerkow, MD

at Knightdale Office

Dr. Kerkow joined Capitol Pediatrics in October 2012. She grew up outside of Philadelphia and received her bachelor’s of science degree from Yale University. She completed medical school and a master’s degree in Biomedical Science at the University of California San Diego. She then moved to North Carolina to complete her residency in Pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center. She is particularly interested in preventive medicine and the impact of social and psychological factors on health.

Dr. Kerkow and her husband, Don, enjoy life in Durham with their daughter, Sophia.

 

Danielle Kelly, CPNP

at Knightdale Office

Danielle Kelly was born and raised just outside of Baltimore, Maryland. She completed the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program at The University of North Carolina and is a proud Tar Heel! Danielle is an active member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and enjoys attending their annual conference. Danielle loves working with children of all ages and has a special interest in the infants & toddlers, as well as the underserved population. Prior to coming to Capitol Pediatrics in August of 2016, she spent two years working at a federally qualified health clinic in Tustin, CA. While in California she expanded her pediatric knowledge, learned to surf, and become a huge fan of authentic Mexican food!

Danielle is very excited to be living back on the east coast! Danielle and her fiancé Wes currently live in Garner. In her free time she likes to practice yoga, spend time at the beach, go to sporting events, and play with her dog Oakley! 

 

Melissa Schoenfeld, CPNP

at Wakefield Office

Melissa Schoenfeld is a nationally certified pediatric nurse practitioner who joined Capitol Pediatrics in March 2016. She graduated from Lehigh University with honors and earned her Bachelors degree in Behavioral Neuroscience. She earned both her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Nursing degrees from Columbia University School of Nursing in New York. She performed her clinical training at Columbia Presbyterian, Weill-Cornell Medical Center, Maria Ferari Children's Hospital, and at the cardiac transplant unit at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital in NY, among others. Melissa has worked as a PNP in her native state of New York for two and a half years as well as the neighboring state of Connecticut. Despite having a major love for her family, the New York Yankees, pizza, and bagels, she decided to leave them for warmer weather and a more relaxing lifestyle here in NC where she began working at a pediatric practice in Henderson, NC before joining Capitol Pediatrics.  She received her pediatric national certification from the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board in 2013 and she is a member of NAPNAP and the Sigma Theta Tau Honors Society of Nursing. Her interests within pediatrics include helping children with neurological or behavioral issues and supporting breastfeeding. Her favorite part, however, is watching babies grow and develop into preschoolers and young children forming their own personalities and identities. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her cousins down here in NC, going to Disney World, going to the pool, reading, watching movies and TV, watching her NY sports teams, board games, traveling, and playing golf. 

 

Lynn I. Rice, CPNP

Lynn Rice - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner has been a wonderful, dedicated, loyal member or our Capitol Pediatrics Family since February 2, 2004. With heavy hearts, we are very saddened to announce that Lynn Rice lost her battle with Cancer on Sunday, June 12, 2016. Although, she had to be out for a few weeks, she still fought through seeing her patients with all that she had until 2 weeks ago. She truly loved her patients and was so passionate about every aspect of their care. She not only cared for her patients, she was the first person to jump in to help care for staff members who had become ill. Lynn Rice will be truly missed and we send out our thoughts and prayers to her family during this difficult time. 

 

 

Steven Kubicki, MD

at Knightdale Office

Dr. Kubicki is a Board Certified Pediatrician and one of Capitol Pediatrics and Adolescent Center's partnering physicians. He joined Capitol Pediatrics in 1993 after serving Kaiser Permanente as a staff pediatrician. He received his undergraduate degree from Saint Mary's College of California, his medical degree from George Washington University, and completed his pediatric residency at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Kubicki's special interests include the care and management of children with chronic disease, asthma teaching, pulmonary function testing, diabetes management, and working interdependently with specialists to coordinate medical care for developmentally disordered children, including the management of Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Dr. Kubicki and his wife, Theresa, have a son, Cullen who is away at college and a daughter, Jessica, at home.

 

Hannah Bergeson, CPNP
 

Hannah grew up in Raleigh and has now returned home to the area after spending five years in Philadelphia earning her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing degrees. She completed the Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program through the University of Pennsylvania. She is board certified and a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. While Hannah is passionate about pediatrics as a whole, she has a special love for both infant care and children with developmental challenges. She minored in autism spectrum disorder in order to pursue her interest in developmental and behavioral pediatrics.



Hannah is thrilled to be a part of the Capitol Pediatrics team. When she is not at the office, Hannah likes to go to the lake or beach, explore downtown Raleigh, and cheer on the Wolfpack!

 

Robert G. Morgan, MD

at Computer Drive office

Born in Charlotte, Dr. Morgan has lived all over North Carolina, but he is a Tar Heel at heart.  After obtaining a business degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he was a tutor, teacher, and mentor for children in Wilmington before attending medical school at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

Following graduation from medical school, Dr. Morgan returned to UNC Chapel Hill to complete his pediatric residency. He enjoyed taking care of children from all across the state during his training at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. As a senior resident, he was honored to receive an award for teaching excellence by UNC medical students.

Dr. Morgan brings a passion for preventive medicine to Capitol Pediatrics, where he enjoys working with children of all ages; from newborn infants to adolescents.  He is married to an English professor who shares his love for the outdoors – especially the beaches and mountains of North Carolina. 

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