KidzCare Pediatrics PC – Franklin

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427 Harrison Ave
Franklin, NC 28734
Tel: (828)-524-PEDS (7337)
Fax: 828-369-1340

Hours of operation at all our locations are
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm. Lunch 12:30 pm - 1 pm
Extended Hours by appointment only (only at selected locations, please call for more information):
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Welcome to KidzCare Pediatrics where you will find health care professionals dedicated to providing the highest quality medical care to our patients and families.  We’ve had the privilege of providing pediatric care in NC since 2003 and now extending into Georgia as of 2017.

Franklin, NC is considered the Gem Capital of the World. If you are looking for a gem of a medical staff, you should look no further than KidzCare Pediatrics for your child’s next pediatrician in Franklin, NC.

High Quality Child And Adolescent Care Is The Goal

Healthcare costs for the average family can be a large percentage of their household budget. The doctors and other medical staff at our Pediatrics Office in Franklin NC do their best to ensure that your child gets the care that he or she needs without having to spend a lot of money. The goal is to find and eliminate minor medical issues to ensure that they don’t become larger issues in the future.

Stay Out Of The Hospital If At All Possible

Parents who have their own insurance policy or insurance through the state may not have to pay the full cost of their child’s hospital stay. However, co-pays and other costs could still result in a bill of several hundred dollars. By using evidence based medicine and other best pediatrics practices, your child can go spend the night with his or friends instead of spending the night at the hospital.

Parents with children in Franklin, NC deserve to have access to doctors when their child is sick. Seeing a doctor early enough can prevent minor ailments from becoming larger maladies. That keeps healthcare costs down for everyone while improving the quality of care that children in Franklin receive.

Providers serving in our Franklin NC location

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Marissa Pelletier, MD

Marrissa Pelletier, MD Graduated from State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American Medical Association. She has been practicing for 4 years and has a special interest in newborn care, adolescents, well child visits and counseling and is fluent in Spanish. She and her husband reside in Franklin, NC with their 5 children ranging from 4 – 8 years of age. She is new to our group and is employed in our Franklin office, which is in the Western North Carolina Mountains.


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Peter Rice, MD, FAAP

Peter Rice, MD, FAAP

Peter Rice grew up in Kentucky. He attended the Univ. of Louisville for his undergraduate and was planning to attend Medical School when he was given the opportunity to go to Stanford University for graduate school, where he received a Ph.D. in biophysical chemistry.

After attending Stanford University, he then attended the University of California Irvine medical school and received his Medical Degree in 1995. He is board Board Certified in Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

During his well-child and sick visits, he discusses with his patients and their parents the importance of reading and encourages the exploration of nature outdoors. He also encourages them to take their time with school while also taking some chances along the way to find their interests of what they truly enjoy. Whether that be automotive repairs, hiking in state parks, mountain biking, or spending quality time in a library, to which Peter has had the opportunity to experience them all. He is excited to be working with KidzCare Pediatrics in Western North Carolina.