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Welcome to Kids Central Pediatrics

Children rarely enjoy a visit to the doctor, but that isn’t the case at Kids Central Pediatrics in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where they provide pediatric services with a difference since 2002.

Kids Central Pediatrics is the brainchild of Clifford James III, MD. He envisioned a doctor’s office that more closely resembled a children’s hospital. He wanted to create a fun, energetic, lively environment that children were excited to visit – a place where even the most anxious child feels comfortable.

Dr. James grew up in the countryside where every child saw one doctor, and he emulates that in his practice. The Kids Central Pediatrics team is small, and you’ll only ever see Dr. James himself or his pediatrician’s assistant. They make it their goal to know every patient and their health history, so they can provide the best pediatric care.

Kids Central Pediatrics takes an evidence-based approach and places the emphasis firmly on family. They work closely with parents and guardians to help them understand the latest findings in pediatric medicine. They explain how they intend to put these learnings into practice using cutting-edge technology to not only diagnose, but also treat your child’s condition. It’s a collaborative approach, and the providers find that parents enjoy being actively involved with the medical-theory side of their child’s health care.

Kids Central Pediatrics has an urgent care sick-child policy in which they aim to see any sick child on the same day you call, and they schedule physical and well-child appointments on the hour and half-hour, so there’s always an appointment slot to suit your schedule. The team provides a variety of services including ADHD, asthma, allergies, immunizations, and many other services.

Your child’s health is your priority, and when you partner with Kids Central Pediatrics, you can rest assured knowing it’s theirs too. Call today, or book online to schedule your next appointment.

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We accept most major insurance plans

We accept most major medical insurances. We accept BlueCare TN Care for existing patients only. Please contact the medical office for all insurance related questions.

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Our Team

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  • Tonya  Thomas,CPC
    Tonya Thomas,CPC
  • Kesha   Dryman, LPN
    Kesha Dryman, LPN
  • Melissa  Maupin, CPC
    Melissa Maupin, CPC
  • Shelbie   Faulkner, MA
    Shelbie Faulkner, MA
  • Brittany  Bishop,  RN
    Brittany Bishop, RN

Meet Our Providers


Words from our patients

  • Google

    "16 yrs & 2 patients later, I would not trust the care of my kids anywhere else! Everything I was looking for in a pediatric office!"

    Meg G.
  • Google

    "Dr. James and his team take excellent care of all 3 of my kids. He’s been our favorite doctor for 16 years! I would not trust anyone else!"

    Kelly S.
  • Google

    "Kids love it. Awesome waiting room and very kid-friendly. Great pediatricians!"

    Andrew L.
Kids Central Pediatrics
575 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Suite 120
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: 865-483-5678
Fax: 865-483-4027
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