Meet Your Pediatric Providers and Staff

At Pediatric Partners, we pride ourselves on our commitment to open, honest communication between our providers, our patients, and their parents coupled with up-to-date evidence-based medical knowledge and nationally-recognized care.

Each patient has an ongoing relationship with a personal provider of choice trained to provide continuous and comprehensive care. Allowing patients and their families to select and identify a personal clinician provides continuity of care. One of the core principles at Pediatric Partners is this continuity of care for each and every patient. Our focus is to treat every patient based on his or her specific needs as well as to coordinate all aspects of each patient’s care. Personal provider choice may be established at patient enrollment and/or changed at any time by verbal request at check-in/out or by completing a change of personal provider request form.

We understand the special bond that develops between a patient and his or her primary care provider and make every effort to schedule patients with their personal provider. Providers’ daily schedules are structured to allow for same day appointments. Receptionists are thus able to offer patients the opportunity to see their personal provider, whether the nature of their visit is for well-child, routine, or acute care. Being a small three provider practice, many of our patients are familiar with and familiar to all our providers. In the event that a particular provider is not available, patients and providers feel comfortable being scheduled for an acute matter with another provider in the practice.

To learn more about our individual credentials, please see biographies below. To schedule an appointment for your child, a prenatal tour of our facilities, or a lactation consultation, please contact us online or call (919) 787-9555.

 

Dr. Terry Brenneman
After graduating from high school in Virginia, Dr. Terry Brenneman attended Yale University, graduating Cum Laude with high honors in biology. Following graduation from New York University School of Medicine, he completed a three year pediatric residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center. On his pediatric board certification test he scored in the top 1% of applicants.

Dr. Brenneman has been practicing pediatrics in Raleigh since 1983 and founded Pediatric Partners in 2006 after leaving a large, successful group that he also had started. He has served on the Board of Directors of several non-profits including ARC and Spare Some for Autism (both associated with persons with special needs), SafeChild (child abuse prevention), and the Wake County American Heart Association chapter (he also served one year as president).
He has been on the clinical medical staff of two medical schools and continues to teach medial students, residents and nurse practitioner students. For about ten years he served as a Child Medical Examiner for Wake County responsible for evaluating both physical and sexual child abuse. He has testified as an expert witness in abuse cases in two states. He has also served as an expert witness in multiple medical malpractice cases.

Dr. Brenneman has been involved in the teaching of fellow physicians. He has given certified continuing medial education lectures at both Rex and Wake hospitals. He is presently on the speaker’s bureau of vaccine companies and has given talks throughout the southeastern United States.

Serving as a Principal Investigator for multiple pharmaceutical and vaccine companies allows the patients of Pediatric Partners the option of participating in treatments not yet available to the general public.

Best Doctors, Inc., a group founded by Harvard Medical School Professors,  has selected Dr. Brenneman as one of the “Best Doctors in North Carolina”  through their peer-to-peer process of deciding who Physicians would refer their patient to for care.

Dr. Brenneman has served in several leadership positions in physician organizations. He has served several terms on the Executive Committee of the Wake County Medical Society, was elected Chairman of Rex Hospital’s pediatric department, was a clinical editor for a journal titled Pediatric Management, and was on the Board and then Chairman of an organization named “Practicing Consultants for Pediatricians” set up in the 1990’s by Triangle pediatricians to deal with the arrival of managed care.

Dr. B’s two children are now “all grown up” and he now eagerly awaits his first grandchild. In the meantime, he gets to play and perform magic tricks with his patients.

 

Dr. Melanie Walker
Dr. Walker was born in Anaheim, California and lived there until high school when her family moved to Raleigh. She graduated from Millbrook High School and then UNC with degrees in psychology, public health and medicine. Go Heels! She then did her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. She and her husband Franklin moved back to Raleigh in 2000. Before joining Pediatric Partners in 2008, she practiced at Raleigh Children and Adolescents Medicine for 7 years.

Dr. Walker enjoys working with children of all ages and their families. She loves working with new parents on the challenges and joys a new baby can bring. She also enjoys working with adolescents and offering basic gynecological services to teenage girls. She also loves all those kids of ages in between!

Dr. Walker stays busy with her husband, Franklin, and her two boys, Trey and Paul when she isn’t in the office. She is involved at their school, at her church Edenton Street United Methodist Church, and was the chairman of the pediatrics department at Rex Hospital for 2010-2011, and presently is the president of the Rex Medical Staff.  When she isn’t sitting on the sidelines of an athletic event or driving a carpool, she enjoys tennis, exercise, traveling, reading, cooking and all things crafty.


Dr. Virginia Schreiner
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Dr. Virginia Schreiner is a Raleigh native and graduated from Athens Drive High School. She is a serious Tarheel! She attended UNCCH for 12 years; there she received her undergraduate degree, medical degree, and did her pediatric residency. She was also honored by being selected to stay an extra year as chief resident to help train the newer residents. She has worked in private practice in Southern Pines and Durham for eleven years. Most recently Dr. Schreiner worked at WakeMed and at the Raleigh Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) helping children with special health care needs. In her personal time, she enjoys hiking, fine dining, traveling, and spending time with family, friends, and beloved pets.


Dr. Georgette (GiGi) Gura

Georgette (Gigi) Gura is a board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP) and board certified registered rehabilitation nurse (CRRN). She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at UNC Charlotte in 1986 where she lived until she relocated to Cary, NC in 1998. She received both her Master of Science in Nursing (1999) and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) (2010) from Duke University.

Gigi’s nursing career has included inpatient pediatrics and pediatric brain and spinal cord injury while at Carolinas Medical Healthcare System and now pediatric primary care with Dr. Brenneman since 1999 (except for one year in pediatric ENT). As adjunct faculty at the Duke University School of Nursing, she lectures and precepts students in the pediatric master’s degree program.

She has a special interest in development and children with special health care needs. She and her husband have three children, boy-girl twins in their mid twenties and a son who is a senior in college.


Heather Miller
Heather Miller is an experienced pediatric nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. While having her own three children she learned the importance and value of working with a lactation consultant and decided she would pursue and accomplish her goal of becoming an IBCLC. Teaching new mothers, giving encouragement and support are all parts of the job that bring her fulfillment. When she is not trying to “steal” a snuggle from a baby in the office you will most likely find her busy with her own family. Heather Miller grew up in Hampstead, NC (near Topsail Beach). She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2000. After marrying her high school sweetheart, she moved to Raleigh and started her nursing career. A love for children has always been a part of her, making pediatrics a great “fit”.