Passersby on Danville's South Fourth Street who've been wondering what's behind the doors of the big building at the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard will get a chance Dec. 14 to take a look inside and help the doctors and staff of Danville Pediatrics dedicate the new structure.
The building, which for a while, at least, looked like a swimming pool because of heavy rains during its construction, consists of a 10,000-square-foot expansion of the old house where pediatricians Dr. Larry Scott and Dr. Russel Goodwin moved their practice in 1978.
Scott opened his practice in Danville in July 1976 in an office in Greenleaf Shopping Center, and Goodwin joined him a year later. Dr. Katie Bright practiced with the pair from 1981 to 1988 when she left to develop a child sexual abuse prevention program at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
Scott and Goodwin now have four partners in the practice. Dr. Jonathan Ricker joined them in 1992, Dr. Robert Rettie in 1998, Dr. Kelli Whitt in 2001 and Dr. Jeremy Dickinson in October of this year. All of the physicians are board-certified with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the highest level of certification in their field.