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Gessner, Dr. Richard R.

With Angi since October 2008


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Pediatrics - Primary Care


Rick Gessner was born and raised in Raleigh. After earning his B.S. in Biology at UNC-Chapel Hill, he served as a U.S. Navy officer for four years. He then returned to Chapel Hill and received his M.D. in 1995 on a Navy scholarship. He completed residency training in pediatrics in Washington, D.C. at the National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1998 and achieved board certification in pediatrics. He completed his naval service with a four year tour at Naval Hospital in Charleston, S.C. His wife, Sarah, is also a pediatrician. They married in 1994 and have three children. Dr. Gessner and his family spent two years in Kenya as medical missionaries from 2012 to 2014. There are 10 doctors at this site. Surgery is not performed at this location. To see if a doctor is board certified visit

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We live in Cary and Dr. Gessner is usually at the Brier Creek office. It is VERY worth the extra distance to see hime! I can't say enough wonderful things about him! He gives his honest opinion and I welcome that! He is a parent and brings that in to how he treats my children, which I completely admire and respect! I can't tell you how many times I have asked him 'What would you do if this was you...

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Dr. Gessner has seen my two children since birth. He is very thorough! He has helped us through 7 cases of Strep throat with my son (and eventual tonsilectomy), broken bones, penicilin allergies, strange/rare autoimmune problem/rash, two seperate hernias, possible Celiac diagnoses (still underway). We have not been an easy case in many areas! No question is off-limits! He calls back in a timely manner and is always willing to discuss things with you without having to run out of the room or get off the phone immediately in order to get to the next patient!

Category pediatrician



We thought that he was really nice and seemed to really like babies. He was knowledgeable but we also felt comfortable asking him questions. He has been flexible with us. We getting a complete set of children's vaccinations for our son and we are spreading them out. He has been very flexible with us in that respect. He also has helped educate us about vaccines, etc. He is very patient with questio...

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We have been obtaining vaccinations for our son as well as other typical pediatric services.

Category pediatrician

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