Our Physicians

Leamor Buenaseda, MD, FAAP

Dr. Buenaseda has been practicing pediatrics in Cumberland County since 2006 before opening up Kids First Pediatrics of Raeford in Hoke County.  She currently holds admitting privileges at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, NC.  She is a Board Certified Pediatrician (by the American Board of Pediatrics) who also holds current certifications in Basic Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation. She completed her medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines graduating with honors and subsequently passing the Philippine Medical Board Examinations. She did her Residency training at Morristown Memorial Hospital in New Jersey where she received the Arthur Ackerman Award for resident most likely to succeed in general pediatrics. She has also been named in “America’s Top Pediatrician” 2 years in a row by the Consumer Research Council of America. Dr. Buenaseda is a Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics and member of the North Carolina Pediatric Society. Prior to opening up her own practice, she has served as the Medical Director of Hope Mills Pediatrics Group in Cumberland County and practiced with North Side Pediatrics in Fayetteville. Her interests include caring for kids with special needs such as Autism, Down’s syndrome and other developmental disorders. When she is not seeing patients, Dr. Buenaseda loves spending time with her husband and daughter.

 

Mrs. Melanie Pitts, NP-C

Melanie Pitts, NP-C

Melanie Pitts, NP-C has been practicing as a nurse practitioner in pediatrics since 2009 in Fayetteville, NC. Starting in 2006, she practiced as a nurse in various areas including the Pediatric ICU, Maternal/Newborn Postpartum Unit, and Complex Medical Surgical Unit. Mrs. Pitts is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She completed her degrees in Psychology with Honors and Biology at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After teaching high school, she returned to The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for her degree in Nursing, graduating with Highest Honors. In 2009, she obtained her Masters in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Duke University, and is returning to Duke University for her Doctorate in Nurse Practitioning beginning Fall 2017. Mrs. Pitts is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the North Carolina Nursing Association, and Sigma Theta Tau, the National Honor Society for Nursing. Her interests include a focus on comprehensive education and guidance for well children, and the treatment and management of ADD/ADHD. When she is not in clinic, she enjoys spending time with her husband and sons.