The OPA Team
Dr. James Gant
Dr. Gant founded Onslow Pediatric Associates in 1988 after serving 5 years in the US Air Force. His medical school training was at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. His residency in Pediatrics was at the esteemed program at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Tx. Dr. Gant is married with 3 children and 10 grandchildren. He has children with ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Eczema and has a grandson with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Through his training and personal family experiences, he has become highly adept at the treatment of these disorders as well as many others.
Dr. Gant is board certified in pediatrics and is currently on staff at the medical schools of Wake Forest University, East Carolina University, and UNC Chapel Hill, where his responsibilities include teaching medical students at all levels. His chief goal is to provide up-to-date, patient centered quality care to all patients and parents in a friendly and loving environment where the children feel that we care for them as individuals. Dr. Gant enjoys hunting, fishing, playing the trumpet and other musical instruments, singing in church choir, and attending Enon Chapel Baptist church where he is a member. Dr. Gant is currently on staff at Onslow Memorial Hospital
Dr. Max D. Gucilatar
Max D. Gucilatar, MD, FAAP, otherwise known as Dr. Max, is a graduate of Manila Central University School of Medicine in the Philippines, Class of 1987. He trained in Pediatrics at King-Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, where he received distinguished leadership awards during his Pediatric and General Surgery Residency program. Dr. Max is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has been practicing General Pediatrics since 2005 and was a General Surgeon in the Philippines. He has been a member of Medici Omnes Duciens Fraternity since 1983 and was an officer in the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center until he migrated to the United States.
Dr. Max joined Onslow Pediatric Associates in 2010 to continue his dream and share his treasured experience in forming and maintaining strong relationships with the community, patients, and interdisciplinary teams. He is a dedicated Pediatrician with extensive experience in well and sick care of pediatric patients from newborn to 18+ years of age. He is personable, compassionate, and able to relate to a wide range of patients, parents, and staff, to help improve the health and well-being of every patient.
Dr. Max enjoys outdoor activities and traveling. He enjoys playing golf, cycling, archery, and fishing. Most of all, he enjoys food, since all of his family loves to cook and his son is a chef. He has a daughter that enjoys pole sport and competes in pole fitness competitions. His family enjoys playing cards at home while their two overweight Shih Tzus, Tito 10 years old and Iggy 8 years old, watch waiting patiently for snacks to be given to them.
MS, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner