Preferred Pediatrics

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Looking for a new pediatrician?

Preparing for the newest member of your family?

Join the Preferred Pediatrics Family serving Fredericksburg Virginia and all Surrounding Areas!

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We are now accepting new Medicaid patients!



Join us in welcoming
Cassandra Thorla, CPNP
to the Preferred Pediatrics team!

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Cassandra (Cassie) Thorla, CPNP-PC graduated from University of Florida in 2015 with a BS in Nursing. She worked inpatient in the fields of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Neonatology while pursuing her Master of Science in Nursing degree at Old Dominion University. Cassie graduated in 2023 and is board certified through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.

Cassie now lives in Fredericksburg and in her free time enjoys reading, playing the ukulele, and attending kickboxing classes.

Cassie will begin seeing patients at our Lees Hill and Courthouse locations in November 2023.

Join us in welcoming
Monica Bowler, PA-C
to the Preferred Pediatrics team!

Monica Bowler

Monica Bowler, PA-C graduated with a BS in Health Sciences and a minor in Biology from James Madison University in 2017. She worked as an EMT and in the ED as a tech prior to returning to James Madison University to obtain a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2020. She is board certified through NCCPA. She worked at an Urgent Care in Harrisonburg, VA and will be joining our practice in October 2023.

Monica currently lives in Fredericksburg with her husband and daughter. She loves to travel, read, bake, and enjoy time with her family.

Monica will be begin seeing patients at our Snowden and Lees Hill locations.

Welcome to Preferred Pediatrics

We offer three convenient pediatric locations, one in Fredericksburg, one in Lees Hill and one in Spotsylvania to serve your family. Our physicians provide General Pediatric care for newborns to adolescents. Our goal is to work as a team with the families of our patients to deliver the best possible health care to each individual. Most of our providers are parents and they understand the needs of today's families.

The providers of Preferred Pediatrics can guide you through the intricacies of raising healthy children and provide recommendations and treatment when your child is ill. Our wellness exams begin after your child’s birth and continue through early childhood and adolescence.

Our practice offers comprehensive care from infancy to young adulthood. Our services are designed to ensure the healthy development of each child and include but are not limited to the following:

  • Abdominal Pain, Vomiting, Bowel Changes, Constipation, and Reflux
  • Long Appointments to Discuss In-Depth Problems or Concerns
  • Asthma - Assessment, Monitoring, & Education
    Behavioral Concerns
  • Developmental Screening for delays and missed milestones
  • In-House Laboratory Testing (Urine, Strep, Flu, COVID)
  • Musculoskeletal Issues - Back, Limb, or Joint Pain
  • Neurological Concerns - Chronic Headaches
  • Dizziness and Fatigue
  • Nurse Appointments (Flu Vaccines, Delayed Immunizations)
  • Nutritional Counseling; Weight Concerns
  • Removal of Skin Staples or Sutures
  • Routine Wellness Exams from Birth through Age 17
  • Same-Day Sick Appointments for Runny Nose, Fever
  • Vomiting, Sore Throat, and Diarrhea
  • School, Camp, & Sports Physicals
  • Skin Issues - Acne, Eczema, Rashes
  • Treatment of ADHD
  • Vision and Hearing Screenings

We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, except for major holidays. We offer extended clinic hours for established patients on Monday & Tuesday evenings until 6:30 pm at one of our Preferred Pediatrics locations. To view the weekend schedule, click on the Weekend Call Schedule page listed under Home on the menu above. The doctor listed provides urgent care hours Saturdays 8:30a.m. to 12:30p.m. for established patients.

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Our Cell Phone Policy

Attention all patients and parents: In order to protect the privacy of our patients, cell phone use is prohibited in our offices.
If you should need to take a call, please step outside.

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