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I have been working as a primary care doctor since 2012. I take care of children from birth to adolescence. I am also interested in childhood obesity and immigrant health. Being a pediatrician, the greatest joy and fulfillment for me is seeing my patients grow and develop over time, helping them in every possible way, being a part of their journey, and building mutual trust and understanding. I communicate with my patients in a way they understand and empower them to make decisions and take charge of their health. Outside of work, I love spending time with my family, reading, listening to music, and learning guitar and photography.

Languages I Speak
English, Urdu

Dr. Ada M. Conway has been in practice as a pediatrician for over 20 years and joined Growing Child Pediatrics in Zebulon in 2020. Her style of care is to be approachable, both for the parents and the patients, so that they feel comfortable and get the most from their doctor visit. She enjoys following a family from newborn visits to teenage checkups, helping them along the way with issues such as nutrition, safety, discipline, school, and more. That is what drew her to pediatrics the most: the ability to make a difference early and see patients at so many different stages. Dr. Conway’s hobbies include following college basketball, professional tennis, and spending time with her children and three cats.

Dr. Beth Briere joined Growing Child in 2014 after serving for four years as the Chief Clinical Officer of the All Kinds of Minds® Student Success Program. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UNC ­Chapel Hill Medical School and continues to serve as Executive Director and lead clinician at Success in Mind, a cutting-edge learning center she founded in 2007.

Previously, Beth held the position of Medical Director of CIGNA Medical Group in Phoenix, Arizona. At CIGNA, she was responsible for overall achievement of quality, service, employee satisfaction, and medical cost management for the CIGNA Medical Group delivery system, which included approximately 1,600 employees across 16 Health Care Centers and other facilities. Prior to her position at CIGNA, Beth was the Chief of Pediatrics at the Medford Center of the Harvard Community Health Plan in Medford, Massachusetts for five years.

Beth received her B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in 1974 and her Doctorate of Medicine from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City in 1977. She did her internship, residency, and fellowship at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston and is a board certified pediatrician. When Beth is not at Growing Child or FastBraiin, she is busy running a house full of family, friends, and animals.

Sharmell O. Wilson, MD, FAAP was born in Philadelphia and raised in Burgaw, North Carolina. She graduated with honors from North Carolina Central University with a degree in Biology. She received her Doctorate of Medicine from East Carolina University in 1998. She completed her residency in pediatrics in Pittsburgh, PA at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh in 2002.

Prior to Growing Child Pediatrics, Dr. Wilson worked in Harnett County. She has been working for GCP since October 2004 and has spent a great deal of her time with our after hours clinic, Kids Express Care.

Her favorite hobbies are container gardening, theater arts, and traveling. She is the first member in her immediate and extended family to receive a medical degree.

Joanne Wagner, MD was raised in Raleigh and attended North Carolina State University. She went on to East Carolina University School of Medicine and then the University of Virginia where she did her pediatric residency and met her husband, Scott, who is a family medicine physician.

Shortly after the births of her twin daughters, Joanne returned to family and friends in Raleigh to join Growing Child Pediatrics. She enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, boating, and just about any water activity. Doctor Joanne looks forward to forming lasting relationships with her patients and their families.

Larissa Saldana, MD was born in North Carolina but raised in Mauldin, South Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science at the University of South Carolina and attended medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She completed her pediatrics residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and then moved with her husband and daughter to North Carolina.

Dr. Saldana enjoys spending time with her family, baking, reading, and music. She loves children and is excited to be at Growing Child Pediatrics.Larissa Saldana, MD was born in North Carolina but raised in Mauldin, South Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science at the University of South Carolina and attended medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She completed her pediatrics residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and moved with her husband and daughter to North Carolina. Dr. Saldana enjoys spending time with her family, baking, reading, and music. She loves children and is excited to be at Growing Child Pediatrics.

Dr. Carolee Rule loves to work with children. She completed her undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Wheaton College in IL and went on to medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago. Dr. Rule completed her pediatric residency in 1997 at the University of Minnesota. She has been practicing general pediatrics in Minnesota and North Carolina and joined Growing Child Pediatrics in March of 2008.

Dr. Rule’s favorite part of pediatrics is getting to know families and watching the children grow over the years. Dr. Rule has a six-year-old boy and a three-year-old girl and has been married for seventeen years. She and her husband spend most of their spare time doing activities with their children.

I enjoy caring for those with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the complex psychosocial complications that can arise.

Cortney Mouillesseaux, MD lives in Cary, North Carolina with her husband and three children. She grew up in Arcadia, California, where she lived until she moved across the country to attend Colby College in Waterville, Maine. She returned to Southern California to complete both her medical and pediatric residency training at the University of California, Los Angeles. She was in practice for six years prior to joining Growing Child Pediatrics in September 2015.

Dr. Cortney’s clinical interests include caring for children of all ages with a particular interest in the care of the newborns, adolescent medicine, and obesity prevention. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.