KidzCare Pediatrics PC – Wilmington, NC
3505 Converse Drive, Suite 200
Wilmington, NC 28403
Hours of operation at all our locations are
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm. Lunch 12:30 pm - 1 pm
Extended Hours by appointment only (only at selected locations, please call for more information):
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Welcome to KidzCare Pediatrics where you will find health care professionals dedicated to providing the highest quality medical care to our patients and families. We’ve had the privilege of providing pediatric care in NC since 2003 and now extending into Georgia as of 2017.
Welcome to KidzCare Pediatrics, a leading pediatrician in Wilmington, NC!
Dr. Thomas Blackstone, Dr. Rajesh Solanki, Dr. Hoke Pollock, and Christina Hill, PA have been serving the pediatric needs of New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender Coastal Communities for over 22 years. Our providers treat their patients, their parents and each other with the same care and concern that they show their own families. KidzCare of the Coastal Community strives for a lifelong partnership with children and the families who love them to help them thrive in their journey to adulthood.
All of our physicians are board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Our providers include Wilmington natives and people from as far away as California. KidzCare of the Coastal Community shares a commitment to provide your child with the very best healthcare available.
Providers serving in our Wilmington, NC location
Dr. Thomas Blackstone
Thomas Blackstone, MD, FAAP attended college and medical school at Ohio State University. He served as a naval flight surgeon stationed at Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station from 1970 to 1972.
He went on to pediatric residency at Columbus Children’s Hospital, serving as chief resident in 1975. Dr. Blackstone practiced thirteen years in Mansfield, Ohio and four years in Tuscaloosa, Alabama before making his home in Wilmington. His clinical interests include ADHD and infectious diseases.
Dr. Blackstone has served as Chair of Pediatrics at New New Hanover Regional Medical Center and has served on the boards of Wilmington Health Access for Teens, Coastal Physicians Alliance, and Cape Fear Hospital.
Tom lives in Wilmington with his wife Marilyn and has four children and four grandchildren. When not in his garden Tom enjoys jogging, swimming, and biking. He and Marilyn have done missionary work in Haiti and the Dominican Republic and attend Port City Community Church.
Yvonne MacKillop, RPA-C
Registered Physician Assistant since 2010. Attended undergraduate at Stony Brook University, in Stony Brook New York with a Major in Biology. Then went on to receive Bachelors in Physician Assistant Studies from Touro College School of Health Sciences, in Bayshore NY.
Yvonne has worked in Long Island NY and Sanford NC prior to moving to Wilmington. Her experience is in Family Practice Medicine, Women's health, and Pediatrics.
Yvonne joined KidzCare Pediatrics in February 2016, and is thrilled to be specializing in Pediatrics. She is so excited to be working alongside such experienced and caring Physicians. Her interests are strong in pediatric preventative medicine, breastfeeding, pediatric Gynecology and the care of our Foster Children.
Yvonne lives in Wilmington with her Husband, who is also a Physician Assistant in town. They have two children together, and two cats. Her hobbies include spending time with family, friends, gardening and healthy living.
Lindsi McCrone, NP
Lindsi McCrone, NP grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. She is an avid Cleveland sports enthusiast. Lindsi attended The University of Akron for her undergrad and graduate studies.
Lindsi was a Registered Nurse at the Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio for four years. She continued her professional track and now serves the Coastal region of KidzCare as a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
Lindsi is married and shares her home with her husband and animal family member companion a “fierce” 4lb Yorkie. In Lindsi’s free time she enjoys trying new restaurant venue’s, cooking, watching movies, going for long walks and traveling.
Lindsi is a member of NAPNAP (National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners).
Dr. Clara Escuder
Dr. Clara Escuder relocated to Wilmington in October 2016 from York, PA. She was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to New York at the age of 6.
Dr. Escuder received her MD degree from Weill Cornell Medical College and completed her Pediatric residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO.
She is board certified in Pediatrics and has completed an Integrative Medicine Fellowship under Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona, in Tucson.
Dr. Escuder practiced Pediatrics in a multispecialty group in Baltimore, MD and then joined a large medical health group in York, PA. She has a special interest in nutrition and its impact on children’s health.
She is married, has two grown children and enjoys painting, cooking, gardening, and fantasy football. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.