Dr. Langdon was born here in Harnett County and grew up on a farm between Coats and Benson. She graduated from high school at the NC School of Science and Mathematics, then received a B.S. from NC State University, then graduated from Duke University School of Medicine with her M.D. She completed her pediatric internship and residency training at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. She and her family moved back to NC after residency in 1998 and she has practiced primary care pediatrics since then. She has always enjoyed teaching students. Areas of clinical interest include breast feeding, the importance and efficacy of vaccinations, adolescent mental health, judicious use of antibiotics, child safety, and behavior and development. She believes advocacy is important for pediatricians. She also has a keen interest in the use of social media to promote accurate health information to combat the flood of disinformation so readily available. The pandemic highlighted this concern. She has been involved with the NC Pediatric Society most of her career and has enjoyed seeing it accomplish many important goals to promote child health in NC.
She rejoined Harnett Health in 2021 to open a Lillington location of Premiere Pediatrics. This same year she began giving pediatric lectures at the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine. She realized then that she loved lecturing and interacting with students in a more didactic setting. She was named Clinical Chair of Pediatrics in August of 2022. This position is split between clinical and academic time. In the clinic, she will continue to participate in Family Medicine resident education as a rotation site as well as third year medical student education as a rotation site. She will also continue to serve on the Harnett Health Foundation Board.
Dr. Langdon and her husband, Mark, live on his family farm between Coats and Angier. They are the proud parents of six children and two grandchildren. Mark is a deacon and they are members at Coats Baptist Church. Dr. Langdon has been on five international mission trips, four of them medical. She has written a children’s book about a miniature donkey on their farm, “Trudy the Brave Donkey”, and has a YouTube channel titled Doctor Langdon.
Though not particularly skilled, she loves to sing and loves talking to anyone, even strangers in the grocery store. Her children appropriately mock her for these behaviors as well as her aversion to all things technological.