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2022 Best Pediatrician Column

Mar 31, 2023 02:19PM ● By Leigh Anne Van Doren

Kids First Pediatrics of Stafford

September 12, 2022

Kids First Pediatrics of Stafford, the winner of Fredericksburg Parent & Family magazine’s 2022 Family Favorites for Health & Wellness, is the private practice of Dr. Roxanne Allegretti. The name, “Kids First,” was selected because Allegretti believes that’s where the emphasis of pediatric care should be. Making it a “medical home,” the practice is where patients and their families feel they’re valued and care is available for them when needed.

Kids First welcomes patients from new babies, including preemies, up to college-age adolescents with a goal of personalized care. Allegretti provides well child care and has experience in many chronic health issues, including behavioral problems, mental health concerns and Attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). When she doesn’t have the expertise in something, she’ll help find the appropriate specialist and coordinate care with them to reach the best outcome as a team.

The professional staff at Kids First includes services, such as well checks, immunizations and the management of simple illnesses and chronic health conditions. Basic lab services–blood counts, urinalyses, flu and strep tests–are available.

Because the practice is small, children are known by the staff, and parents/guardians can contact them after hours (for a small fee). The goal is to make every attempt to avoid having patients visit an urgent care to see a provider who doesn’t know the child or a trip to the emergency room unless there’s a true emergency.

Kids First strives to make every experience with the office the ultimate in customer service—from the website, the patient portal and scheduling to the facility, care from the nurse, and billing, phone and email interactions.

Before opening Kids First in 2013, Allegretti was a pediatrician in private practice in the Stafford/Fredericksburg community after serving the Salinas/Monterey, Ca. area. Prior to that, she was a Navy pediatrician serving Marine children in 29 Palms. A graduate of the University of California, San Diego, Allegretti has more than 30 years of pediatric experience.

Kids First Pediatrics of Stafford is located at 2765 Richmond Highway (Suite 201) in Stafford. For more information, call (540) 288-8821 or visit

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