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Welcome to Hopkins Pediatrics!

F. Read Hopkins Pediatric Associates, Inc.

F. Read Hopkins Pediatric Associates has a clear mission: To provide exceptional medical care to children of Central Virginia. We consider it an honor and a privilege that you have chosen us to share in the responsibility for your child’s health care needs.

In our office, you will discover a team of doctors, nurses and staff who are fully committed to your child’s health and well-being. We make it a priority to be available to you and your family 365 days a year. Under our compassionate supervision, we believe you will find a variety of kind, personable, and knowledgeable pediatricians to attend to your child’s health from birth to early adulthood.

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Open seven days a week, night and weekend appointments available.

Contact Us

  • Phone: 434-237-8886
  • Fax: 434-239-6807
  • Billing & Insurance: 455-5286
  • Toll-Free: 1-800-245-7011 (24 hours)
  • Address: 1212 McConville Road Lynchburg, VA 24502

Practice News

Flu Vaccine In Stock!
August 27th, 2019

We have received our first shipment of flu vaccine – please give us a call at 434-237-8886 to schedule your child’s flu...

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Opening at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2019
February 19th, 2019

Due to the pending weather forecast, we are planning to open at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. If you need to schedule an...

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Meet Our Staff

  • Dr.
    Stephanie K. Sullivan

    Stephanie is a native of Camden, SC, and attended Emory University and received her BS degree from the Honors College of the University of South Carolina. She received her MD from USC School of Medicine 1993. She did her pediatric training at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, OH. Prior to joining our practice, Dr. Sullivan served as a Clinical Staff Physician in the emergency department at Children’s Hospital.

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  • Dr.
    Skyler McCurley

    Skyler grew up in Dallas, Texas. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of North Carolina. He completed his pediatric internship and residency at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He joined our practice in 1999 and has been recognized with several awards for “Best Bedside Manner.” Dr. McCurley is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He competes in Ironman triathlons, runs ultra-marathons, and likes to spend time cooking and reading. He has four children who, he says, have taught him more about pediatrics than any book or hospital.

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  • Dr.
    Justin A. Mutch

    Justin is a native of Madison, NC, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His medical degree was earned at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and he completed his pediatric residency at Vanderbilt Medical School in Nashville, TN. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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  • Dr.
    Rachel E. Gagen,
    IBCLC

    Rachel spent her childhood in Richmond VA, where her father practiced as a general surgeon and inspired her to pursue a career in medicine. She received a BA in Literature at Yale University, then spent a year teaching preschool in Colorado before returning east for medical school at UVA. She completed her pediatric residency at the Children’s Medical Center at the Medical College of Georgia.

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  • Dr.
    Laura M. Brooks

    Dr. Laura M. Brooks Laura is originally from Frederick, MD. She attended Haverford College for her undergraduate studies, followed by the University of Virginia, where she earned her medical degree. Dr. Brooks completed her pediatric residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. While in Durham, she was an Associate in Pediatrics at Duke Children’s Primary Care.

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  • Dr.
    Denise Fenton

    Denise is originally from Worcester, Pennsylvania, and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Fenton is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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  • Amy Morse,
    CPNP

    Amy is originally from Hendersonville, NC. She attended the University of North Carolina and studied abroad at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland where she studied pre-medicine for her undergraduate studies. She obtained her undergraduate degree in nursing with highest honors from the University of Tennessee and graduate degree in nursing with highest honors from the University of Texas.

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  • Dr.
    Charles Q. Pace,
    MD

    Charles Q. Pace, MD Charles grew up on a family farm in southeastern Kentucky. He earned a BS degree in Mathematics from Georgetown College in 2002. After a brief stint as a math and science teacher, he decided to pursue a career in medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky in 2009, graduating with honors.

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  • Dr. Erica Schmidt,
    MD

    Erica was born and raised in a small town outside New York City. She received her undergraduate degree at Cornell University and her medical degree at Hofstra-NSLIJ School of Medicine. She then went on to complete her pediatric residency at UVA and is excited to be working here in Lynchburg. She and her husband like to spend their free time outside hiking and exploring.

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Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

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Coronavirus Update


Dear Parents:

We understand how concerned you are during this Coronavirus pandemic about the safety and health of your child. We are as well. We are taking every measure possible to ensure that our patients and staff will be coming into an environment that minimizes potential exposure.