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I love children and consider myself privileged to be allowed to take care of yours.
– Rita M. Kawatu, MD

Rita M. Kawatu, MD


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Where I See Patients
Kernodle Clinic Elon - Elon, NC
Board Certified
American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
I love children and consider myself privileged to be allowed to take care of yours.
– Rita M. Kawatu, MD

My Locations

908 South Williamson Ave
Elon, NC 27244-9280
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.

About Me

I have been a pediatrician for over 20 years and have extensive experience in treating well and sick children. I love children and consider myself privileged to be allowed to take care of yours. My approach to the care of your child is that no concern is too trivial. It is my job to help you navigate the care of your child, parenting, and illness during the different stages of development. I have experience in treating infections in children, appropriate use of antibiotics, and the importance of immunizations for the prevention of infectious diseases. I also have had the opportunity to serve as a child abuse medical examiner in prior practice. I am very comfortable with behavioral mental health including autism, ADHD, anxiety, and depression. I am a parent of three grown children and understand the challenges involved in raising children from both the parent and physician perspective.

Languages I Speak
English, Bulgarian

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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.49 out of 5
91 ratings, 10 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Brown University/Hasbro Children's Hospital (Rhode Island), 1996-1997
Pediatrics, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse (New York), 1993-1996
MD, Medical University of Varna (Bulgaria), 1987

Insurance Accepted


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External Relationships

Duke requires faculty members to report certain relationships outside of their employment in order to ensure potential conflicts can be addressed. This faculty member has reported no outside activities that relate to their Duke responsibilities.