Nothing I have ever encountered strikes fear into my heart like an injured or sick child. I am reasonably sure that all other parents out there feel the same way. I am sure you don’t want to just trust any doctor in Florida with your children. You also likely are not willing to go through any trial and error with one of your own children as you would be willing to go through to find your own doctor.
A pediatrician is going to have to click with you and gain your trust before they see your child and I feel exactly the same way. Unlike many of our service listings, you do not want to wait to find a pediatrician until an emergency strikes. You want to have them on speed dial long before that. So now is the perfect time to use our Florida are list of top recommended pediatricians and start interviewing them. Find the one who you would trust with your children. Don’t forget that people change over time and that can apply to not only your doctors but also your pediatricians. If any of our Florida doctors have declined in their performance, please let us know! It is vital that we keep the below list updated with only the doctors that will care for your children as if they were their own. It is also a great idea to establish a pediatrician for short term work conditions even if they last less than a year. So if you will be stationed somewhere else, start researching area pediatricians now so you are as prepared as possible.
Dr. Alexandra Kostur is a board-certified pediatrician with more than 10 years of pediatric experience in general office pediatrics and emergency pediatrics. Dr. Kostur earned her M.D. from Loyola University of Chicago in 2000 and is currently part of the Jacksonville Kids Pediatrics team.
Dr. Valerie Miles receive her M.D. degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston in 1991 and is currently in practice at Progressive Pediatrics. She is also well-known for being actively involved in educating both the public and her colleagues on topics in Holistic and Integrative Pediatrics.
Dr. Mark Bilella received his M.D. from New Jersey Medical School before moving to Tampa, Florida in 1999. He is well-known for being an active participant in numerous community associations and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics as well.
Dr. Affan completed his residency training at Nassau University Medical Center, in Long Island, NY where he also served as Chief Resident for one year. During his residency, Dr. Affan received the 2001 Beth Seaton Award for best resident of the year. He worked as a consultant for many international projects aiming at the welfare of children around the globe where he gained first-hand knowledge of just about every disease and condition that newborns, children and adolescents may face.
Dr. Koeppel enjoys being a pediatrician in her home-town and is excited to give back to the community she loves. Dr. Koeppel is dedicated to providing excellent and accessible care to her patients and their families, infants through adolescence.
Dr. Richard Wilde completed his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Wayne State University in 1997 and has been certified with the American Board of Pediatrics since October 2000. He is currently part of th Pediatric Health Alliance team.
Dr. McDermott has recently joined the practice at North Florida Pediatrics. She enjoys all aspects of primary care and working with children of all ages, especially helping parents navigate the different stages of childhood and adolescence. She is especially passionate about newborn care/breastfeeding, weight management/healthy lifestyles, and preventive medicine.
Wesley Chapel, FL
Dr. Hartlage served as Chief Resident during her Pediatrics residency (2011) at University of South Florida. She has been board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics since 2010. Her special areas of interest in patient care include ADD management, asthma, and patient advocacy.
Dr. Sunil Joshi attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He then received his Allergy/Immunology fellowship training at the University of Rochester in New York, of which he completed in 2004. Dr. Sunil Joshi is currently in practice at Family Allergy and Asthma Consultants.
Dr. Salvador Badillo served both his internship and residency at Tampa General Hospital through the University of South Florida in Tampa. He is currently in practice at HealthPoint Medical Group where he is accepting new patients.