KidzCare Pediatrics PC – Sylva NC
132 Sylva Plaza
Sylva, NC 28779
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.
Providers serving in our Sylva NC location
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.
Penny O'Neill, MD
Dr. O'Neill, MD, FAAP joined Kidzcare Pediatrics in January 2020. She is a practicing Pediatrician at our Franklin and Sylva locations. Dr. O'Neill graduated from University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia in 1990 and has been in practice for 28 years. She completed her residency at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital. She is board certified in Pediatrics.
Jennifer Brown, MD
Dr. Jennifer Brown graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and completed her pediatric residency at NC Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem (Bowman Gray School of Medicine). She began her pediatric career in Fort Pierce, FL. She later moved to Franklin, NC, where in the midst of practicing general pediatrics and raising her own family, she began advocating for abused and neglected children.
Dr. Brown was privileged to help start Kids Place; Macon County’s Child Advocacy Center in 1991. She also became a regional trainer for the NC Child Medical Evaluation Program and served on the NC Pediatric Society Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. She has taught on the subjects of abuse and neglect locally, state-wide, and internationally. (Presenting at conferences in Seoul, Korea and Skopje, Macedonia).
She is a published author of a children’s book called “Hooray! It’s a Duck Day” as well as articles on subjects such as child abuse, ADHD, and miscarriage. The last several years she worked in the public health system on the East Coast of North Carolina. She returned to Western NC in the spring of 2017 and joined Kidzcare Pediatrics as a board-certified general pediatrician last fall. In her free time she enjoys writing, art, gardening, and spending time with her four children and grandson.