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Dr. Veronica Wiltshire

Dr. Veronica Wiltshire

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Veronica Wiltshire, Chief Medical Officer- Dr. Whiltshire is a board certified general pediatrician. She was born and raised in Victoria Village, Guyana. She emigrated to the US at the age of 13. She graduated as Valedictorian from Canarsie High school in Brooklyn, New York. She attended St. Francis college also in Brooklyn, New York on a Presidential scholarship and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She obtained her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies in 2008 and completed her Pediatric Residency training at SUNY Downstate Health Center in Brooklyn, New York in 2011. Immediately after her pediatrics residency, Dr. Wiltshire started working as a general pediatrician at the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center, which is a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in the Far Rockaway, Queens community. In 2019 she became Chief Medical Officer(CMO), at the Joseph P. Addabbo Family health center where she was in charge of the clinical operations of the six clinic sites. As per Dr. Wiltshire, leading the clinic team during the covid-19 pandemic was very tough emotionally but she believes it was the right time for her to lead the team of physicians and clinic staff. The experience helped to make her a better leader and prepared her to lead through a crisis successfully with courage and hope.

 

Dr. Wiltshire is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including: the 2019 “Women of Influence” Award from the Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation; “2019 Special Recognition Education Award” from the American Academy of Pediatrics for her contributions in Education; and the 2018 Danny Glover “Women of Power” Award for empowering rural women and girls. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Health Education Relief Organization, an international volunteer global health service organization.

 

Dr. Wiltshire’s interests include community health and advocacy. Her goal is to ensure community clinics give quality and equitable healthcare in the most compassionate and respectable manner to those underinsured and to those without insurance. She is passionate about mentorship. She mentors many minority students who are interested in medicine. Dr. Wiltshire recently relocated to Winston-Salem with her family. She is very excited about the move to the south and looks forward to making a positive impact as CMO for United Health Centers community. Dr. Wiltshire’s main goal is to make sure policies are in place for our staff and patients to be happy while at the clinic and to work hard to advocate for our patients to have the needed resources and quality care. Dr. Wiltshire enjoys spending time with her family and meeting new people. She is married and has three sons and a newborn baby daughter.

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Attention

United Health Centers is actively monitoring the spread of coronavirus.  Our number one priority is the safety of our staff and patients.

If you have symptoms of coronavirus such as fever with cough or shortness of breath, please stay home and call your primary care provider. If you are experiencing acute respiratory symptoms, call 911 or seek immediate treatment.

If you have traveled abroad in the 14 days prior to developing symptoms OR had direct contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19, please notify your primary care provider BEFORE coming to the clinic.

We want to be available to you for questions and medical treatment.  In many cases, this can be done safely and effectively over the phone.

There are things you and your family can do to stay healthy:

First, wash hands frequently and thoroughly.
Second, avoid touching your face.
Third, stay home if you are not feeling well.

This is a rapidly evolving situation.  For up-to-date information, please visit the links provided below.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-response-north-carolina

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