Adrienne Classen

General pediatrician specializing in the care of children with chronic illness, special needs, medical fragility, school and mental health issues

Thurmond, NC

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Specialties: Caring for children with chronic illness, medical fragility school and mental health issues. Patient-Provider communication and motivational interviewing. Breeding, training and riding 3 day event horses.

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Cerebral Palsy
Chronic illness
Medical fragility
Complex care
Learning disabilities
Pediatric depression
Pediatric anxiety
Work experience

Sep 2013 - Present

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Adjunct Faculty Member

Teaching medical students.

2007 - Present

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Volunteer Clinical Faculty

Volunteer faculty members are not employed by the School of Medicine. Clinical volunteer faculty members are expected to participate in the teaching and research missions of the School. Appointment on this track is proposed by the Department Chair and approved by the Dean. Clinical faculty members in this track have standard academic titles, with the modifiers “Clinical” and “(Volunteer)”, e.g.: Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Volunteer). Volunteer faculty members, whether clinicians or scientists, substantially involved in the research mission receive the title modifier “Adjunct”.

Oct 2006 - Present

Kids Count Pediatrics, PLLC

Owner and General Pediatrician

Kids Count Pediatrics, PLLC is a primary care pediatric practice that strives to embody the ideals of the medical home model. We provide care for children from birth to 19. We offer excellent general pediatric care, occupational therapy, mental and behavioral health care, as well as speech and language, and we plan to continue expanding the services we provide to children and families. We are part of the Pediatric Research in the Office Setting Program through the American Academy of Pediatrics. We have our Level III Medical Home Certification from NCQA. We also have nurse practitioner, physician assistant and medical students who rotate through our practice from Wake Forest University, Winston Salem State, UNC-Charlotte, UNC-Wilmington, UNC-Chapel Hill, & Lenoir Rhyne. Video about our practice: Slideshow about our practice:

Aug 2004 - Present

Wits End Eventing, LLC


Breeding, sale and training of three day event horses.

Oct 2004 - Oct 2006

Wilkes Pediatrics

General Pediatrician

General Pediatrician with expertise in caring for children with chronic illnesses, medical fragility and school and behavioral health issues.

2002 - Jul 2004

Coastside Medical Clinic

General Pediatrician

General pediatrician with a concentration in eating disorders and children with chronic illness.


1994 - 2002

Kaiser Permanente

Pediatrician and Communication Consultant

Kaiser Permanente Redwood City General Pediatrician Communication Consultant


1985 - 1989

BA, English, Biochemistry

1989 - 1993

MD, Medicine

1994 - 1998

Residency, Pediatrics

Board Certified

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