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Contributed photo | Dr. Meaghan Lafferty, left, and Dr. Sheila Aldrich have joined the staff at Lumberton Children's Clinic.
Contributed photo | Dr. Meaghan Lafferty, left, and Dr. Sheila Aldrich have joined the staff at Lumberton Children's Clinic.
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LUMBERTON — The Lumberton Children’s Clinic, a division of Children’s Health of Carolina P.A., welcomed two new physicians in August.

Dr. Meaghan Lafferty and Dr. Sheila Aldrich are the newest additions to the provider staff at Lumberton Children’s Clinic. According to the clinic, each brings a unique set of experiences and a high level of skill that the children of Robeson and surrounding counties will benefit from.

Before pursuing her medical degree, Lafferty graduated with honors from Yale University, where she earned a bachelor of arts in Philosophy.

Lafferty then went on to graduate from Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in 2011 and completed her pediatric residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in June. Her medical interests include asthma treatment, childhood obesity prevention, and hospital pediatrics.

When Lafferty speaks about her medical interests, she says she believes that children who suffer from asthma or childhood obesity have the best results when their family is involved in their care and treatment.

“I enjoy taking care of children with these health concerns because I love working with the whole family to figure out the best care plan to help their children grow and succeed,” Lafferty said.

When she isn’t working, Lafferty enjoys reading, knitting, and spending time with her husband and two dogs.

Aldrich earned her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed her residency at Children’s Medical Hospital Center of Akron, Ohio.

Aldrich brings 15 years of experience in pediatric care. Her experiences range from working overseas in New Guinea to owning her own private practice in Tennessee.

Aldrich is particularly interested in asthma, GERD, metabolic syndrome, and developmental issues in children. Aldrich says that she strives to serve her patients and their families with the highest level of compassion and respect.

“I want my patients to feel comfortable approaching me with questions,” Aldrich said. “I believe good communication is crucial to the partnership between a family and their doctor. I look forward to building relationships as my practice grows here in Lumberton.”

Aldrich lives in Lumberton with her husband and three daughters, who she loves to spend time with. She likes to work on craft projects and make her own jewelry. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors and worshipping at her church.

Children’s Health of Carolina has served the community since opening Lumberton Children’s Clinic in 1954. Now with four locations and more than 30 providers serving the children and families of Southeastern North Carolina, Children’s Health of Carolina strives to be a leader in the community and an example of excellence in pediatric care. Lumberton Children’s Clinic is located at 400 Liberty Hill Road. To make an appointment with one of their new providers please call 910-739-3318.

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