About Us

Excellence in Pediatric Care Since 1982

On September 7, 2010, three pediatric centers officially combined their practices to become North Carolina Pediatric Associates. We are still the same, experienced team you’ve relied on since 1982, we just have a new name!

North Carolina Pediatric Associates is dedicated to providing patients with the consistent and thorough care they deserve. Our offices offer complete care for newborns, toddlers and teenagers ranging from preventive health care to the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases. Our services strongly emphasize childhood immunizations and yearly wellness exams.

Please take a moment to get to know our providers (listed below) that make all of this possible. To learn more about our staff or the services we offer, call or visit one of our three locations today.

Meet Our Providers!

  Allison Hayhurst, PA-C

A member of the practice since 2007, Allison Hayhurst received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida before completing the physician’s assistant program at Duke University with a Masters in health science.

Allison’s area of expertise is childhood development. She enjoys working with new patients and watching them mature. She is passionate about the pediatric field and shaping children’s lives. Allison and her husband have two children and in her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, reading and camping.

Favorite Disney Character: Winnie the Pooh, “Because of his teachings about friendship, sharing and compassion for others.”

 Britney Sanders, PA-C

Britney Sanders joined North Carolina Pediatric Associates in 2010. A graduate of East Carolina University with a Master of Science in physician assistant studies, Sanders went into pediatric care in order to further educate families about caring for their children.

When she’s not working, Britney enjoys spending time with her family, being involved with her Church and cooking.

Favorite Disney Character: Cinderella, “She is kind and loyal no matter how she is treated. And the best part of her story is that she and her Prince Charming lived happily ever after.”

  Cornelius F. Cathcart, MD

Dr. Cornelius F. Cathcart graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical School and completed his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii. A specialist in general pediatrics and Neonatal (newborn) care, Dr. Cathcart worked at a special care nursery in a high-risk community during the final three years of his active duty with the United States Military.

During his free time, Dr. Cathcart enjoys traveling, playing golf, watching TV with his wife and spending time with his family.

Favorite Disney Character: Lightning McQueen, “I love fast cars.”

 Elizabeth Bachiochi, PA-C

A member of North Carolina Pediatric Associates since 2009, Elizabeth Bachiochi is a graduate of the physician’s assistant program at Duke University. Previously a child therapist, Bachiochi specializes in mental health and behavioral concerns.

Elizabeth chose the pediatric field because she enjoys working with children and appreciates their energy and optimism. She enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with her family and dog. Elizabeth also likes to go on mission trips and provide medical services to those overseas.

Favorite Disney character: Eeyore, “He is low key, easy going and I just like him.”

  Henry Torrey II, CPNP

A graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry and a Bachelor of Science in nursing, Henry Torrey II has been with the practice since 2001.

An expert in immunizations, asthma, ADHD and pediatric infectious disease, Henry chose to pursue a career in pediatric care because he enjoys experiencing a patient progress from infancy to adulthood.

In his free time, Henry enjoys fishing, golfing, reading, hunting and spending with his wife and three children.

Favorite Disney Character: Tigger, “He likes to bounce and he is so smart.”

  Jacquetta Randall, MD

A member of North Carolina Pediatric Associates since December of 2012, Dr. Jacquetta Randall earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Howard University’s College of Medicine. Dr. Randall went on to complete her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Orange County, in Orange, CA.

With an expertise in general pediatrics, Dr. Randall enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Favorite Disney Character: Little Mermaid, “I was the Little Mermaid in my third grade play.”

  Nicole Beaufort, MD

Dr. Nicole Beaufort earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and went on to complete her pediatric residency at University of Rochester in Rochester, NY.

A staff member at North Carolina Pediatric Associates since July of 2013, Dr. Beaufort enjoys sleeping, spending time with her family and watching TV.

Favorite Disney Character: Little Mermaid, “She is strong-willed and very opinionated. She is Ariel, c’mon she’s the bomb! It’s also my favorite movie.”

  Cherita Jeffreys, CPNP-PC

Cherita received her Masters of Science in Nursing, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care at Duke University School of Nursing and has been with the practice since 2016. In her free time, Cherita likes to shop and spend time with family.

Favorite Disney Character: Aladdin, “He is so resourceful and crafty and I love the movie!”

  Regina Moore, CPNP

Regina started working at North Carolina Pediatric Associates in 2016. She received her MSN, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Duke University and is currently back in school. Regina enjoys watching football and trying different cuisines.

Favorite Disney Character: Mulan, “She is a warrior and a fighter.”