Welcome to Preferred Pediatrics

WELCOME... Dr. Debra Conrad

Dr. Debra Conrad joins us from Richmond, Virginia.

After studies in Biochemistry and Neuroscience she earned her M.D. at the University of Florida.  She then completed a residency in Pediatrics and a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at the University of Virginia.

While in Richmond she helped create a community hospital based pediatric intensive care unit, pediatric critical care transport system and an in-patient pediatric service.  As a co-chairman of the committee for pre-hospital pediatric care she wrote the first pediatric protocols and procedures for paramedics in Richmond.

After she became a mom she transitioned from critical care and emergency pediatric medicine to private practice pediatrics and continues to integrate her fondness for teaching, community outreach and providing the best medical care for both healthy and sick children.  She has an in depth understanding of how children's health issues affect all  aspects of their education and family life.

Her areas of special interest in the field of pediatrics include:  community education and outreach related to children's education, special needs and specific pediatric chronic diseases; psychosocial and emotional issues related to parenting; and in-office procedures:  lancing boils, wound care and removing foreign objects form places they should not be.

On a more personal note Dr. Conrad has one daughter, who will be in college this fall, and is an avid animal lover and shares a home with dogs, cats, a bird and backyard chickens.  She spends her free time with family, gardening and jewelry making.

Dr. Conrad will begin seeing patients at our Snowden location in August 2015.

WELCOME... Heather Fedak, CPNP

Heather Fedak, CPNP received her nursing degree from Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia in 2014.  She went on to attend Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee where she received her Masters of Science in Nursing.  Heather is board certified through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau. 

Heather enjoys running, playing soccer, and spending time with her family and friends.

Heather worked with us during college and has been shadowing with Dr. Purcell over the last six months.  Heather will begin seeing patients at our Lees Hill office in September 2015.

We are excited to welcome Heather to the Preferred Pediatrics team!


Due to the recent re-location of her husband Dr. Leticia Helleby will be leaving our practice as of July 31, 2015. 

We wish Dr. Helleby much success in her new endeavors.

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 of young children and they understand the needs of today's families.

We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 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.  

Our Physicians: Please click on "Our Doctors" to learn more about the doctors within our practice, their specialty, practice location, and biography.

Our Practice Locations:

Preferred Pediatrics at Lee's Hill
10600 Spotsylvania Avenue
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22408
(540) 604-9500
(540) 604-9501 (FAX)

Preferred Pediatrics at Snowden
331 Park Hill Drive
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
(540) 368-8091
(540) 368-8095 (FAX) 

Preferred Pediatrics at the Courthouse 
9755 Courthouse Road, Suite 101
Spotsylvania, Virginia 22553
(540) 898-9680
(540) 898-9699 (FAX) 


Preferred Pediatrics at Lee's Hill
10600 Spotsylvania Avenue
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22408
Phone: (540) 604-9500
Fax: (540) 604-9501

Preferred Pediatrics at Snowden
331 Park Hill Drive
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
Phone: (540) 368-8091
Fax: (540) 368-8095

Preferred Pediatrics at the Courthouse
9755 Courthouse Road, Suite 101
Spotsylvania, Virginia 22553
Phone: (540) 898-9680
Fax: (540) 898-9699


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