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Margaret Lubega, MD

Pediatrician located in Gastonia, NC

When you want to give your child the highest quality of care, you can rely on the trusted medical team at First Pediatric Care Center in Gastonia, North Carolina. From infants to young adults, the experienced physicians provide a full range of medical care services, including well visits, emergencies, immunizations, and same-day sick visits.

Led by Margaret Lubega, MD, First Pediatric Care Center staff value building long-term patient relationships. Dr. Lubega is a pediatrician with nearly 20 years of private practice experience. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia with a master’s degree in demography and completed fellowship training in population research and training at Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Lubega earned her medical degree from Makerere University Medical School in Kampala, Uganda. She finished her pediatrics residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in Bronx, New York, before going into private practice in Newton, Kansas. Relocating to North Carolina in 2002, Dr. Lubega opened First Pediatric Care Center in January 2004.

Whether a child needs urgent care services for an injury or illness, or a reliable, honest pediatrician to monitor a child’s development, the staff at First Pediatric Care Center offer comprehensive pediatric services and ensure a child’s health is the first priority. For patient convenience, Dr. Lubega and her staff speak fluent English, Spanish, and Luganda.

Schedule an appointment using the online booking feature, or call First Pediatric Care Center directly.

Other Helpful Phone Numbers

Gaston County DHHS- Social Services Division
330 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way
(Previously, 330 N. Marietta St.)  
Gastonia, NC  28052
HOTLINE for Child Protective Services (24 hours)704-862-7575
HOTLINE for the Domestic Violence Shelter (24 hours)704-852-6000

WIC (Women, Infants & Children) (Public Health - Hudson, Social Services)


 WIC (Español)



Community Health Education

Let Me Run 704-853-5083
Teen Pregnancy Prevention704-862-5405
Making Proud Choices704-862-5405
Parents Matter 704-862-5374

Patient Portal

We are pleased to provide patients with secure, 24/7 access to their health records through the First Pediatric Care Patient Portal. Patients can safely and easily:

  • Update insurance/demographic information
  • View summary of chart notes
  • Refill requests
  • Answering questions about surgery
  • Access relevant health education materials

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First Pediatric Care Center
2644 Court Dr
Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: 704-296-8631
Fax: 866-777-2205

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We Offer 24 Hour Telephone Coverage - Speak with Dr. Lubega directly after office hours.

We Offer 24 Hour Telephone Coverage - Speak with Dr. Lubega directly after office hours.

Insurance Providers

All major insurances accepted included North and South Carolina Medicaid. We also accept First Choice South Carolina, and Blue Choice insurance. Call us today.

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Words from our patients

  • facebook

    "The interaction Dr. Lubega has with children is priceless and we couldn’t be more blessed she is our doctor."

    Lynn S.
  • Healthgrades

    "I haven't found a doctor who gives out their cell phone number for parents to call with any concerns- Dr. Lubega does."

    Verified Patient