Welcome to Hanover Pediatrics!
Choosing a pediatrician in the Wilmington area can be difficult. There are many skilled and knowledgeable pediatric and family medicine practioners—finding the right fit for your child and your family is important. At Hanover Pediatrics, we find value in a small group of dedicated health professionals who know you and your child’s needs. Different from a large group, which tends to stress group models of care, a smaller practice values the relationship and knowledge produced from seeing the same provider on a regular basis, who can make individualized care plans uniquely suited to your child.
Here in our office, you should see familiar faces with each encounter, coupled with a friendly and inviting atmosphere for infants through teenagers. Because we are a small practice, we can customize the time and interventions that are right for your child.
Robbie was born in Wichita Falls, Texas. She moved to Hampstead at the age of 10 yrs and graduated from Topsail High School. She lives in Hampstead with her husband and her son and 2 dogs, Lady and Goose. In her spare time she enjoys reading, art, and spending time with her family. She goes to church at Renovation in Hampstead.
Sara is originally from Minnesota; she moved to North Carolina with her parents while in high school and moved to Wilmington to attend college. She has been working with children since she was one, starting with volunteering, working and then running a preschool and now in pediatrics. In her spare time she loves being with friends and family, at the beach, traveling and photography.
Michelle Johnston is a Wilmington, NC local who graduated from Topsail High School. Michelle resides with her husband, Brandon and her two children. She attends church at Scott's Hill Baptist and enjoys spending her spare time with her family, swimming and laying by her pool. Michelle has worked in Pediatrics for 11 yrs.
Monique was born and raised on Long Island, NY. Monique has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Associates Degree in Medical Assisting and later went back to Nursing School for her LPN. She has worked in the medical field for 19 years. Monique has a passion for working with children with special needs. In her spare time she enjoys attending her son and daughter's many extracurricular activities and watching UNC Tarheel basketball and Carolina Panthers games. She attends a local church and volunteers with the youth group and praise team.
Dana was born in Blowing Rock, NC and moved to Wilmington 17 yrs ago to enjoy its beautiful beaches. She currently resides with her two sons and their dog, Jetty and cat, Anchor. She owned a day spa for yrs and specialized in neuromuscular massage therapy. Dana later went back to school and obtained her CMA and has worked in pediatrics and treatment of various pediatric disorders within the specialty clinics here in Wilmington. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, going to the beach, and laying by her pool, and attends Lifepoint Church in Wilmington.
Krystle is a Wilmington, NC native. Krystle enjoys spending time with her husband and her three children. In her spare time she can be found co-coaching her daughter’s Pop Warner cheer team or watching her boy’s play baseball. Krystle has been working in Pediatrics for the past 12 years.
DR. HOKE POLLOCK
Dr. Hoke Pollock was born in Durham, NC and moved to the Wilmington area at age 5. Graduating from New Hanover High School, he went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a Morehead Scholarship, where he stayed to complete medical school and specialty training in pediatrics. Following his training, he returned to his home in the Wilmington area, practicing primary care pediatrics since 2005.
Dr. Pollock relies on the Touchpoints methodology for approaching office encounters, utilizing interviewing and diagnostic/management techniques pioneered by T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. He remains on the teaching faculty as an advisor to the local program in New Hanover County, which serves to model and teach myriad groups how to partner with families and communities to foster and strengthen child development. He also is president of the advisory board for the Interdisciplinary Neonatal Follow-up and Treatment Services (INFANTS) Program, a 501c3 non-profit entity dedicated to the support of neonatal research and the promotion of educational opportunities for pediatricians and specialists in the area, bringing world-renowned speakers and investigational opportunities to the Port City.
While he enjoys all aspects of pediatric practice, Dr. Pollock has special interests in early infant and child development and the coordination of complex medical diagnoses. Dr. Pollock’s wife suffered a paralytic stroke in her 30s, so helping families navigate the difficult waters of the special needs population is a particular passion as well. For more information click here.
The father of 5 children, Dr. Pollock, when not working hard in the office, can often be found at any one of his children’s extracurricular activities! He enjoys running, reading, cooking, and composing on piano and guitar.
Kelly Capobianco, NP-C
A resident of Wilmington, NC for the past eight years, Capobianco offers over ten years of pediatric healthcare expertise. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed her Masters of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Kelly’s special clinical interests include early infant and childhood development, breastfeeding/lactation, and childhood obesity.
“As an experienced pediatric provider and mother to two young girls, my priority is to listen to each family's needs and work together to provide the best care possible for each and every child,” says Capobianco.
Capobianco is a wife and mother of two young daughters. When not helping her young patients, she enjoys traveling, reading, fashion, and boating with family and friends.
Christine Nazario, CPNP-PC
Christine received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Pediatric Primary Care Nursing from Duke University. She brings to Hanover Pediatrics over four years of pediatric healthcare experience working in critical care, outpatient, and home-based settings.
Christine’s special clinical interests include literacy, developmental concerns, and contraception counseling.
She is a member of Live Oak Church where she volunteers with the children’s ministry and is a mother to a playful Golden Retriever named Moose. While not in the office she enjoys surfing, traveling, and reading. During the summer Christine volunteers at Victory Junction, a camp for chronically ill children located in Randleman, North Carolina.
1904 Tradd Court
Wilmington, NC 28401
WAITING ROOM FUN!
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