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Lori M. Yanchik-Castro, MD, FAAP

While many people think about visiting the doctor when they are sick, Lori Yanchik-Castro, MD, hopes her young patients visit her when they are well. "I enjoy wellness visits the most because they allow me to connect with families and get updated on the growth, development and well-being of the children," Dr. Yanchik said. "These visits are great times to help my patients stay healthy grow to be successful."

After more than a decade in the pediatric field, Dr. Yanchik-Castro has had plenty of chances to see her patients grow. "Pediatrics affords me such a great opportunity to help children as the develop into the future generation," she said. "I am fortunate to be able to do that here at Novant Health Child & Adolescent Medical Group with colleagues I thoroughly trust and a staff that cares about our patients and families."

As a mother herself, Dr. Yanchik-Castro can relate to the concerns and questions of parents and caregivers. "My husband and I have a daughter and a son," she shared. "We love watching movies, reading books, going to the park, and visiting the zoo and the aquarium. When we can get out of town, we love traveling to the beach and the mountains."

Fun facts

Favorite sports team: Yankees
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite cartoon character: Anna from Frozen

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