Welcome to Johnson County Pediatrics!
We are delighted that you are interested in learning more about our growing pediatric practice. All of the physicians are taking new patients. In order to get the most out of your upcoming appointment with one of our providers, please refer to scheduling, our financial policies, and our after hours protocol.
On a late summer morning September 4, 1973, the doors of Johnson County Pediatrics opened for the first time. Dr. Gerry Wigginton had just completed his residency at Children's Mercy Hospital. This was the first pediatric office in Johnson County. The office was in the basement of the Shawnee Mission Medical Building and had a small waiting room, three exam rooms, a nurse's office, a tiny lab, one restroom, and an office for Dr. Wigginton.
The chart rack was made out of an old record (vinyl albums) rack and had ten charts the first day. The first appointment of the day began at 10:00 am so rounds could begin at the hospital. A two-hour lunch allowed for the completion of rounds and the day ended around 5:30. The office was open every Thursday night for the working moms' convenience.
Employees consisted of Gayle Woods (the nurse) and Ann Wigginton (the receptionist and bookkeeper). We also had two small helpers at times - Tommy and Tammy Wigginton would frequently nap on the floor of the office after preschool. Patients came quickly and the number of charts outgrew the record stand.
Thank you Dr. Wigginton for your vision in 1973 and for starting this practice which has become so successful. Dr. Wigginton is pictured below with Dr. Nelson and Dr. Decker at our celebration picnic.
Dr. Bryan Nelson, Dr. Gerald Wigginton and Dr. Richard Decker
Shawnee Mission Medical Center • 9100 West 74th Street • Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66204
Children's Mercy South • 5808 West 110th Street • Overland Park, Kansas 66211
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