Dr. Todd Harris

Monday Notes: Carolina Panthers Edition

Written by Dr. Todd Harris

Girl Panther football

Okay, so this is not a sports blog – but where a child is involved – maybe a pediatrician should comment:

What is not to like about this reaction from the Carolina Panthers 31-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks?

Cam Newton and the Panthers have a tradition: after scoring a touchdown, they hand the ball off to a child in the stands.

As a pediatrician and a parent (and a Panther’s fan), I think this is a great idea. Rather than taking the ball home to let it gather dust in some trophy case (or a closet, because in the case of Cam Newton, he could collect quite a few of these over the years), why not make some child’s day (which we know makes some parent’s day as well)?

When you see the child’s face – you know that there is something extra special about the look of unbridled joy from a child.

Go Panthers! Keep pounding!!

And now, back to the daily lineup…


Today is Monday, January 18, 2016

  • We sign off our answering service at 8:00 am to take calls directly from our office until we finish our evening clinic (typically around 7:00 pm).


  • 8:00 – 8:30 am: Today if you arrive at the Duraleigh office during that time your child will be seen by our pediatrician(s) covering walk-in patients. These times are for acute sick visits only (symptoms of a short duration).
  • As always, all other visits today are scheduled by appointment only.

Today’s Lineup

  • On Call: Dr. Leigh Lehan will be rounding on our newborns at Rex Hospital.
  • In our Duraleigh Office today:  Drs. Muff Carr, Lily Harris, Leigh Lehan,Sarah Owrey, and Tom Sena
  • In our Brier Creek Office today:  Drs. Jamila Fletcher, Rick Gessner, and Jen Long

After Hours Care

  • Our On Call Pediatrician manages our after hours care.
  • Urgent calls outside regular hours: 919-781-7490
  • After hours backup number: 919-831-5526
  • Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222