Our Experts

Our board-certified pediatricians are part of a care team that is well equipped to partner with you to provide comprehensive pediatric care for your children. As parents themselves, they know how important it is to keep your child healthy and supporting you throughout all the outstanding developmental milestones and life’s precious moments. Plus, as a part of Sentara Medical Group, patients have access to specialists and other healthcare services through the Sentara network.

Dr. Sheila K. Aldrich

Dr. Aldrich is a specially trained pediatrician with 20 years of experience caring for kids of all ages – from birth to early adulthood. She enjoys partnering with her young patients and families to provide quality and individualized care. She especially enjoys getting to know her patients and creating a true healthcare partnership team. Dr. Aldrich’s clinical interests of treatment include complex medical cases, asthma, Gerd, obesity related issues/prediabetes, premature infants/developmental delays and speech delayed children.

Dr. John DiMichele

As a highly skilled and experienced pediatrician, Dr. John DiMichele provides health care to infants, children and teenagers. He joined our team in 2016 after twenty years in practice in Vermont. Dr. DiMichele places a great deal of emphasis on the importance of preventative health maintenance, and believes in educating families on the value of a healthy lifestyle. One of his special clinical interests is the obesity in children and helping them establish healthy eating habits.

Dr. James Schmitt

Dr. Schmitt is specially trained to provide care to infants, children and teenagers. He is focused on each child’s development and stresses the importance of a continued health maintenance plan throughout their growing years. Dr. Schmitt is a native to Norfolk, VA and worked as a pediatrician in Henderson, NC, before joining Sentara Pediatric Physicians. His personal interests include soccer, hiking, camping, reading and playing music.

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