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About the Authors:

Drs. Kathleen Barry and Caroline Brown can be found working their "day jobs" at Twin City Pediatrics, an innovative and thriving pediatric practice with three office locations - two offices in Winston-Salem (Maplewood and Medical Park locations) and one office in Clemmons, NC. We're both currently accepting  new patients so please visit our practice website ( for more details. Stay tuned for posts from other members of the Twin City family as well! 






Kathleen Barry (June 2012):

Q: Why pediatrics?

A: Why not? Kids are awesome – they’re sweet, spontaneous, and tell it like it is. They make me happy to come to work everyday, and I love being a small, yet integral part of their childhood. 

Q: What is your favorite vacation spot?

A: Anything that involves hiking or the beach, best if it combines both! 

Q: What are you reading? 

A: Everything. I have a stack of books next to my bed that usually includes any New York Times Bestseller as well as random parenting books and pediatric journals. I am often in the middle of three or more books at one time! 

Q: What's your dog's name?

A: Her name should be Marley, but it is Maisie (if you’ve seen the movie Marley and Me, you’ll understand). She’s our 2 year old rescue Labrador Retriever who is crazy. She likes to eat garden hoses, Irish Spring soap, and toothpaste, but is always willing to stop for a belly rub or a walk. 

Q: What was your first job?

A: I worked at a toy store in high school – what a fun job! 

Q: What's playing on your iPod?

A: Lady Antebellum, Adele, Dave Matthews Band, Counting Crows with a smattering of 80’s and 90’s pop hits

Q: What do you do when you're not at work?

A: You can find me running or trying out a new exercise class, experimenting with a new recipe, attempting to learn the art of photography, out for a hike with the pup, shopping, or blogging! 


Caroline Brown (June 2012):

Q: If you weren't a pediatrician, what would you be?

A: I aspire to be a truly great photographer (I am determined to take classes sometime to learn how to use my manual camera beyond the point and shoot mode).

Q:  What is your favorite thing about working with children?

A: Besides the giggles and hugs, I love that kids are so resillient. As soon as a child feels better, they are up out of bed and playing. And I love getting a glimpse of the world through their eyes - their childlike wonder.

Q: What are a few of your favorite movies?

A: Casablanca, An Affair to Remember, When Harry Met Sally, My Fair Lady, Ghostbusters, Best In Show.....the list goes on!

Q:  Where is your favorite place to be?

A: Standing at the end of our dock at my family's lake house in Northern Ontario.  My great grandfather built a (very rustic) log cabin there in 1925 and it is a little piece of heaven here on earth.  The best part is spending time with my familiy on the water away from the hustle and bustle of "normal" life.

Q: What is your favorite flavor of ice-cream?

A: Key Lime Pie at Blue Ridge Creamery (every once in a while I'll change my order to Peppermint Stick but otherwise I always stick to Key Lime Pie).

Q: What magazines subscriptions do you receive?

A: Real Simple, Southern Living, Vanity Fair

Q: What websites are bookmarked on your computer?

A: Shots Hurt Less blog!  Facebook, Pinterest, The Weather Channel, Zulily, Etsy, The Produce Box, and Dinners on The Porch


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