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  1. Honors and Recognition

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    We have been humbled and honored to be recognized through the years by both the Richmond community and our peers in the medical field, as noted in publications such as Richmond Magazine’s Top Docs issues, and Style Weekly’s Best of Richmond and Family Favorites issues. We’re always striving to provide your children with the absolute best, most up-to-date medical care; thank you for your recognition. Below are specific honors received:

    Style Weekly’s Family Favorites:   2006-2019  Favorite Pediatric Group

    Virginia Living’s Best of Virginia, Best Pediatric Group: 2015-2019

    Style Weekly’s Best of Richmond, Best Pediatrician:   2013, 2015 – Dr. Snead   2011-2016 – Dr. Shreve,  2017, 2018 – entire practice

    Richmond Times-Dispatch “RTD The Best”:

    Best Pediatric Practice:  2018 & 2019 – Winner

    The Best Pediatrician 2015 – Dr. Mapp

    The Mechanicsville & Hanover Local, The Locals’ Choice, First Place Winner 2017

    Richmond Magazine’s Top Docs:   2017-2020 – Dr. Nelson   2016 – Drs. Shreve & Nelson   2014 – Dr. Shreve   2013 – Dr. Nelson   2010 – Drs. Andrako & Nelson

    VCU Health/CHoR, Breastfeeding Champion, 2018 – Jan Dalby, CPNP, IBCLC

    YWCA of Richmond 2015 Outstanding Women Award – Dr. Nelson

    Richmond Times Dispatch 2015 Person of the Year Finalist – Dr. Nelson

    OurHealth 2015 Best Bedside Manner Award for the Greater Richmond Area – Laura Duke, CPNP, IBCLC

    Virginia Breastfeeding Task Force, Breastfeeding Champions, 2010 – Drs. Conley, Powell, McAtee, Shreve, and Andrako.

  2. April e-Newsletter: Spring Allergies, Influenza & Zika virus

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    Seasonal Allergies

    It’s that time of year again.  That beautiful green coating on your car.  The sneezing, the runny nose, the coughing, the itchy everything.  Spring allergy season has arrived in RVA.  If you or your child is an allergy sufferer and hasn’t started taking medicine yet, now is the time to start.  For additional information about seasonal allergies and tips on how to best control them, please visit our Seasonal Allergies page in the Resource Library.


    What’s New with the Flu?

    In addition to tree pollen March has brought us a notable increase in cases of influenza.  In just the first week of March we had more confirmed cases of influenza than we had for all of December, January and February.  This year’s vaccine is twice as effective as last year’s, and the vast majority of confirmed cases have been unvaccinated individuals.  We do expect to be seeing cases of the flu for at least the next month, so it’s not too late to get your child a flu vaccine.  We are out of Flumist, but still have flu shots for children 6 months of age and older.  If you think your child has the flu, keep them comfortable and hydrated, and consider bringing them in for evaluation.  Tamiflu is typically most helpful at shortening the length of symptoms and contagiousness if started in the first 48 hrs of symptoms.


    What’s New with Zika Virus?

    By now you have probably heard a lot about Zika virus, and possibly a lot of conflicting information.  Zika virus is transmitted primarily by mosquito bites.  The symptoms of Zika virus infection are typically mild and manageable.  Approximately 80% of those infected show no symptoms at all.  Those that do have symptoms have some combination of fever, pink eye, rash and joint pain.  The greatest concern with Zika virus has been its association with microcephaly (small head and brain) in babies born to mom’s who were infected while pregnant.  Research continues to determine how, and if they truly are linked.  To read more about Zika virus and ways to minimize your risk of exposure, please visit our Zika virus page in the Resource Library.


    Top Docs

    Congratulations Dr. Shreve and Dr. Nelson for being voted Top Docs in Richmond Magazine’s annual survey of Richmond area physicians.

  3. Congratulations Drs. Shreve & Nelson on being voted Top Docs

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    Richmond Magazine’s annual Top Docs issue is a based on a survey of Richmond doctors.  Top Docs are voted as such exclusively by other doctors in our community.  We are honored that two of our doctors have been recognized by the Richmond medical community as being the best in field of Pediatrics.  Please join us in congratulating Dr. Shreve and Dr. Nelson.

  4. Dr. Nelson named finalist for RTD 2015 Person of the Year

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    For her tireless efforts advocating to bring a free-standing children’s hospital to RVA, Dr. Nelson has been recognized by Discover Richmond and the RTD as one of 10 finalists for 2015 Person of the Year. Click here to read the RTD article by Tammie Smith, “Pediatrician continues quest for kids’ hospital.’

  5. Dr. Mapp voted The Best Pediatrician by Richmond Times-Dispatch readers

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    Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Mapp on being voted The Best Pediatrician in the Richmond Times-Dispatch first edition of “RTD The Best”.  The publication was released with Sunday’s paper on October 12, 2015.  Dr. Mapp would to thank all the parents who nominated and voted for him.

    If you would like to read the full edition online, visit

    You may also download the full pdf here.

  6. Dr. Shreve & Dr. Snead Named Richmond’s Best Pediatricians

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    Congratulations to Dr. J. Mark Shreve and Dr. Warren Snead, who have once again been recognized as the Readers’ Pick for Best Pediatrician in Style Weekly’s annual Best of Richmond Issue.  This is the 5th consecutive time Dr. Shreve has held this distinction and the 2nd time in 3 years for Dr. Snead.  Please join us in congratulating them.  Also, a sincere thank you to all the parents of our patients who voted and made this recognition possible.

    Read more in the Best of Richmond issue.

  7. Richmond Family Magazine – Family Health Articles

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    Kids & Colds: What’s a Parent to Do by Laura Duke (April 2010)

    Dog Days: Keep Kids Safe and Informed by Jan Dalby (July 2010)

    Tick Checks: Booting Unwanted Summer Guests by Laura Duke (August 2010)

    Breastfeeding Benefits: Why Every Mother Should Try by Jan Dalby (September 2010)

    Kids and Meds: Expert Pill Swallowing Tips by Jan Dalby (January 2011)

    Facts of Lice: The Itsy-Bitsy Bad Guy by Laura Duke (February 2011)

    Parents’ Wake Up Call: Are the Kids Getting Enough ZZZZZ’s by Jan Dalby (March 2011)

    Safe Sleep for Baby by Laura Duke (September 2011)

    Baby’s First Cold: Strategies for Prevention and Treatment by Jan Dalby (December 2011)

    Ugh – Strep Throat Again? by Laura Duke (January 2014)

    Heads-Up on Helmets by Jan Dalby (March 2014)

    To Swaddle or Not to Swaddle by Laura Duke (August 2014)