Emily Vander Schaaf, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
UNC Health Provider
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Specialties
Primary Care, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 12:00 PMClosed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

UNC Children’s Primary and Specialty Care at Carolina Pointe II
6013 Farrington Road
Suite 175
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
US
On Public Transportation, Handicap Accessible
Phone:
Fax:
(984) 974-9609

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Primary Care
  • General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Provider Details

Type: Clinician
Gender: Female

About Emily Vander Schaaf, MD, MPH

As long as I can remember, I have sought out roles caring for children. It began when I was the oldest child helping my younger brothers and continued as I sought summer jobs as a babysitter or camp counselor. Then, as a college student, I first held a human kidney and became enthralled with the amazing complexity of the human body. Instantaneously, I knew I wanted to be a pediatrician. Primary care pediatrics is my dream job. It lets me bui...
As long as I can remember, I have sought out roles caring for children. It began when I was the oldest child helping my younger brothers and continued as I sought summer jobs as a babysitter or camp counselor. Then, as a college student, I first held a human kidney and became enthralled with the amazing complexity of the human body. Instantaneously, I knew I wanted to be a pediatrician. Primary care pediatrics is my dream job. It lets me build years-long relationships with children and families while guiding them through their bodies changes and illnesses. The joy of a primary care pediatrician is getting to know families during times of health to be able to better support them in times of stress. I strive to partner with families to pursue the best care for their children. The primary care pediatrics practice should serve as the patients medical home. It should help families navigate a complicated medical system and coordinate care with and between specialists. When I am not working, you can usually find me walking around my neighborhood or at a local playground. I spend as much time as possible with my husband, child, family and friends. I am always listening to music and love catching local bands play at the Triangles many outdoor concert venues.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Hospitals

Languages

  • English

Medical School

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Residency

  • University of North Carolina Hospitals
  • Area: Pediatrics

Master of Public Health

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Certifications

  • Pediatrics, Board Certified
Helping adolescents and their parents navigate the transition from childhood to independence; providing compassionate care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer (LGBTQ) patients and parents

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
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