Blue Quality Physicans Program (BQPP)

We are certified by Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) through the Blue Quality Physician Program (BQPP), which focuses on Primary  Care Management and rewards independent practices committed to  providing high-quality outcomes, and low-cost, patient-centered care   for BCBSNC members..

Co-Managmenet Agreement


Catawba Pediatric Associates has co-management agreements in place to provide optimal health care for our patients.  These agreements provide a framework for better communication and safe transitions of care.

Crossroads Counseling Center  

255 18th Street SE
Hickory, NC 28602
Phone: (828)327-6633
Fax : (828)327-3385  

Advanced Care Team


Catawba Pediatric Associates utilizes an Advanced Care Team model. Advanced Care team members support the Primary Care Provider (PCP) in efforts to deliver effective patient centered care.  

Our Advanced Care Team members include:

  •  RN Triage - our 16 RNs rotate our RN triage position each day.  Our patient's have the opportunity to get to know each of our nurses on staff when calling the triage line     
  • Kacee Hamlett, Care Coordinator /Clinical Coordinator

Dental Varnish

Healthy gums and teeth are important to your child's overall health. This is why your child's doctor will talk with you about good dental habits even before your child's first tooth appears.  

Our physicians prescribe oral fluoride supplementation starting at age 6 months for children whose water supply is deficient in fluoride.Once your child has a tooth, your doctor will recommend that your child receive fluoride varnish treatments in the pediatrician's office to help prevent tooth decay. This can be done 2 to 4 times per year. The number of treatments depends on how likely it is that your child may get a cavity.  

Pediatricians are trained to apply fluoride varnish because many young children do not see or have access to a dentist until they are older.