Our History

Valley Pediatric Group - Our History In 1962 Dr. William Kappes began his solo pediatric practice in Waynesboro, calling it Pediatric Associates of Waynesboro, eventually changing the name to Waynesboro Pediatrics. In 1977 Dr. George Sproul established his pediatric practice in Staunton, eventually calling it Blue Ridge Pediatrics. Over the years both practices grew and new physicians joined the groups as the practices evolved. For some time in the late 1990's and early 2000's both practices became a part of the UVA Regional Primary Care network of practices. During that time the practices began a closer relationship, and began to share call responsibilities. Ultimately each practice left UVA, returning to privately owned practices, but maintaining the relationship of sharing call with each other. In 2011 the doctors of both groups chose to join forces, becoming Valley Pediatric Group.

Through it all, we've maintained a commitment to providing state of the art pediatric care to the residents of Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta County and the surrounding areas. While being committed to excellent medical care is important to us, we have always had a stong commitment to providing warm, inviting, child and family-friendly environments. Over the years it's been our joy to watch many children grow to adulthood while we've cared for them in our offices and interacted with them in the community that we share. We were pioneers in the area of medical information technology, establishing the use of electronic medical records years before most practices in the area.

At Valley Pediatric Group we will always maintain this same level of commitment to you and your children. We look forward to continuing to grow and expand our services to continue to meet your needs and the needs of our growing and changing community.