Our Physicians

R Frerichs MD, FAAP

Dr. R received his medical degree at Vanderbilt Medical School in 1986 and completed pediatric residency at UNC, Chapel Hill. Dr. R joined North Raleigh Pediatrics full-time in July 1989. He was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in 1991, with latest re-certification in 2012.

Dr. R and his partner purchased the property at 7205 Stonehenge Drive in 1993, where the practice is now located. He has served as a preceptor for UNC medical students since 1997.

He is currently Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at UNC School of Medicine. In 2006-07, he served a two-year term as Chairman of Pediatrics at WakeMed.

Kunjan Shakya MD

Dr. Kunjan Shakya is originally from Lalitpur, Nepal and decided to become a doctor as a way to help others and make a difference in their lives.   He went to medical school in Dharan, Nepal and completed his residency in Pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo, Texas.  He has held professional positions as a Medical Officer in the ER at Patan Hospital in Nepal, and as a Pediatrician in Harrisonburg, VA as well as Fairmont, West Virginia.  Dr. Shakya is Board Certified in Pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Shakya is thrilled to be living in the Triangle. He and his family enjoy the diverse culture, nice weather, and great food (especially pizza)!   When he is not working, he loves spending time with his family, learning to play the guitar, photography, and hiking. 

Pamela Golden DO, FAAP

Dr. Pamela Golden comes to us from Ossining New York where she worked at Refuah Health Center in Spring Valley, NY as a pediatrician.  Dr. Golden has such special memories of going to her pediatrician growing up, that it inspired her to pursue pediatrics as her specialty.  Dr. Golden completed medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Greensburg, PA.  She completed her residency at Westchester Medical Center –New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY.  While in residency Dr. Golden was the recipient of the Award for Academic Excellence as well as the Dedication to Primary Care Award in Pediatrics.  Dr. Golden is Pediatric Board Certified, BLS/PALS certified, and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  She is passionate about cooking, nutrition and obesity counseling.
Dr. Golden is fluent in Hungarian and loves the traditional food of Hungary such as strudel, tortes, and stuffed cabbage.  She and her husband, along with a rescue cat named Turtle, are excited to be living in the Raleigh-Durham area where they can pursue outdoor activities all year long!

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