Flu Vaccine
Flu vaccine for the 2017-18 season is NOW available. Flu shots are the only recommended vaccine for this season. The nasal flumist vaccine is not recommended for this flu season. We are now scheduling patients for Saturday 10/14 8-11am, Wednesday 10/18 2-6pm, Saturday 10/21 8-11am, Saturday 10/28 8-11am, Sat 11/4 8-11am, Thursday 11/9 and Friday 11/10. Please call to schedule an appointment.

New Providers joining the practice
We are excited to announce that a new pediatrician has joined our team....Dr. Jeffrey Boxer. Please check out the staff page to learn more about Dr. Boxer.

Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read Literacy Program Introduced at Beacon Pediatrics Rehoboth Beach, DE, 2/16/2016- Getting books from the doctor will soon be a routine part of regular pediatric checkups at Beacon Pediatrics, as doctors and nurses welcome the Reach Out and Read program to the practice. As of February 16, 2016, Beacon Pediatrics is joining more than 5,000 program sites nationwide that are preparing America's youngest children to succeed in school. Beacon Pediatrics will be utilizing the Reach Out and Read's three-part model to promote early literacy and school readiness. This includes: 1. Giving every child 6 months through 5 years old a new, developmentally- appropriate children's book to take home and keep. 2. In the exam room, speaking with parents about the importance of reading aloud to their young children every day, and offering age-appropriate tips and encouragement. 3. In the waiting room, having displays, information, and books to create a literacy-rich environment. In the future we may incorporate volunteers to read to children in the waiting room, thus modeling for parents the pleasures and techniques of reading aloud. The end goal of Reach Out and Read is to prepare all children to enter kindergarten ready to read, learn, and succeed. Reach Out and Read is a proven intervention that delivers results, and is supported by at least 15 independent, published research studies. During the preschool years, children served by Reach Out and Read score three to six months ahead of their non-Reach Out and Read peers on vocabulary tests. These foundational language skills help start children on a path of success when they enter school. The Reach Out and Read model is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. This year, Reach Out and Read's 20,000 volunteer medical providers will distribute 6.5 million new books to 4 million children in all 50 states. We at Beacon Pediatrics are excited to start this program at our practice. Through a generous donation from Cathy Haut, PNP and the support of the Beebe Medical Foundation, we have been able to launch this program. We are delighted to have this opportunity to support our patients and our community. Going forward, we will be depending upon your generous support; all monetary gifts are tax deductible and will be channeled through Beebe Medical Foundation. To learn about the national Reach Out and Read program, please go to www.reachoutandread.org. For more information about Reach Out and Read at Beacon Pediatrics, or if you would like to donate funds, books, or your time, please contact Dr. Stacey Fox at 302-645- 8212, ext 110 or sfox@beaconpediatrics.net. To learn more about how to support Beebe, contact the Beebe Medical Foundation at (302) 644-2900 or write to foundation@beebehealthcare.org.

New Electronic Medical Record
Beacon Pediatrics is excited to have a new electronic medical record system. With this change, we will be able to provide our patients and families with access to an improved patient portal. This portal will be more user friendly than our previous system. The portal allows you to schedule and view appointments, receive test results, view immunization records, view visit summaries, patient education information, view billing statements and balance and send secure messages to your pediatrician. Please be aware that the "old" immunization records are still not available on the portal - we expect them in the near future.

Expanded Services Available
We are now OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK except for a few holidays. Office Hours are listed on the home page.

Sports Physical Clinics
We offer sports physical clinics each summer. These clinics are meant for our patients that are not due for a physical (by their insurance rules) yet need one to play sports.

Meredith Luckenbaugh, MD, FAAP

I was born in Pensacola, Florida and moved to Lancaster County, PA when I was four years old. I grew up in Lancaster playing soccer and tennis, and went to undergraduate school at Messiah College near Harrisburg, PA. I played on the women's soccer team my first year, then played on the women's tennis team for my second, third, and fourth. I met my husband who played for the men's soccer team my first week at Messiah, and we have been together ever since.

After graduating in 2007, I started medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. I discovered my passion for pediatrics while rotating with pediatric surgery at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children during medical school. Before this rotation, I was expecting to go into obstetrics and gynecology. After working with so many kids during my pediatric surgery rotation, my curiosity in pediatrics ignited. My rotation through pediatrics confirmed my new interest, and I realized that my purpose for going to medical school was to specialize in pediatric medicine.

My husband and I married between my first and second year of medical school, and spent the next three years commuting between Philadelphia and Baltimore where he was attending the University of Maryland Dental School in downtown Baltimore, MD. After completion of medical school in 2011, I moved to Baltimore to start my residency in pediatrics at the University of Maryland pediatric residency program, and will complete my training in June of 2014.

I loved my experience while working with University of Maryland Pediatrics. Now after three years of pediatric residency, I am thrilled to join the Beacon Pediatrics family. My husband, our dog Sophie, and I look forward to growing with you in the community.

Undergraduate Education:
Messiah College, 2007

Graduate Education:
Drexel University College of Medicine, 2011

Post-graduate Education:
University of Maryland General Pediatrics Residency Program, 2014

Board Certifications:
Board Eligible, General Pediatrics, October 2014