Haywood Regional Medical Center announces new Pediatrician, Dr. James Guerriere

February 16, 2016

Clyde, N.C. (Feb, 2016)  – Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC) announced today that Dr. James Guerriere will begin seeing patients at Mountain Pediatric Group.

 “We are very pleased to welcome Dr. James Guerriere to Mountain Pediatric Group,” said Phillip Wright, CEO of Haywood Regional Medical Center. “His practice will be providing compassionate and superior health care to children and adolescents.”

Dr. James Guerriere is a graduate of University of South Carolina School of Medicine and completed his Pediatric residency at the University of South Alabama Children's Hospital.

"My wife and I feel blessed to join the Haywood community", said Dr Guerriere.  "I look forward to serving the children and families of Haywood County."

Dr. Guerriere is accepting new patients. Appointments can be made by calling Mountain Pediatric Group at 828.452.8878. The practice is located off Hospital Drive in Haywood Professional Park at 24 Falcon Crest Lane, Clyde, NC (exit 105 behind Coffee Cup Café).  For more information, visit MountainPediatric.com.

As a part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, Mountain Pediatric Group is supported by Duke University Health System’s world-renowned leadership in clinical excellence and quality care and LifePoint Health’s extensive resources, knowledge and experience in operating community hospitals. 


A pediatrician is medical doctor who manages the physical, behavioral, and mental health of children from birth until age 21. A pediatrician is trained to diagnose and treat a broad range of childhood illnesses from minor health problems to serious diseases.In addition to treating childhood illnesses, pediatricians provide 

well-child care and immunizations.  They also help parents with concerns about growth and development, nutrition and other pediatric issues.  

What Does Your Pediatrician Do?
Your pediatrician will see your child many times from birth to age 2 and annually from age 2 to age 5 for "well-child visits." After age 5, your pediatrician will likely continue to see your child every year for annual checkups. Your pediatrician is also the first person to call whenever your child is sick.

In caring for your child, a pediatrician will:

  • Do physical exams.
  • Give your child recommended immunizations.
  • Make sure your child is meeting developmental milestones in growth, behavior, and skills.
  • Diagnose and treat your child's illnesses, infections, injuries, and other health problems.
  • Give you information about your child's health, safety, nutrition, and fitness needs.
  • Answer your questions about your child's growth and development.
  • Refer to and collaborate with specialists should your child need care beyond the pediatrician's expertise.

How Does Your Pediatrician Work With Your Delivery Team?
Most hospitals ask if you have a pediatrician when you go in to deliver. Your baby's first examination may be with a hospital pediatrician or your chosen pediatrician. This depends on hospital policy and whether your pediatrician makes rounds at the hospital where you deliver. If a hospital pediatrician examines your baby, he or she will provide your pediatrician with the records from these exams.

After you leave the hospital, your pediatrician will see your baby 48 to 72 hours after discharge, then regularly after that for "well-child visits."

If your child ever needs more specialized care, your pediatrician will coordinate care with other providers. He or she will help you understand complex information and help you make decisions as needed.