Pediatrics in Sarasota

We provide a full service clinic designed for children of all ages. Regular pediatric care is vital to promote the health and growth of your child. If you have a newborn on the way, congratulations and let us help prepare you for parenthood. We know you have choices in your care and thank you for choosing Medpeds Associates. We are currently accepting new patients into our practice.  Our emphasis is on disease prevention, and prompt intervention when necessary.  Education is foremost in the practice of pediatrics.  We provide important information at each encounter to establish healthy habits as your children grow.  Questions are always welcome and we will provide the latest medical information to address your comments and concerns.

Your First Visit

We want you to feel comfortable and secure in the knowledge that your child's care and well being is our utmost concern. If this is your newborns first visit, please remember to bring a copy of your hospital discharge records. If your child has been seen by another physician or has had vaccinations you may request your records be sent prior to your child's visit.

Well-Child Visits

Infants go through many developmental stages as they reach childhood, adolescence, and ultimately adulthood. However, children aren’t the only ones growing during this time — so are parents.

The main purpose of well-child visits is to ensure your child is developing normally and to vaccinate them against childhood diseases. As important, however, is to open the lines of communication between you and our physicians. Well-child visits provide an excellent opportunity for parents to ask about something they have read in a parenting magazine, heard from their friends, or learned on the Internet. Our physicians and clinical professionals can help parents differentiate good information from some of the misinformation that’s out there.

You should plan on at least seven well-child visits in the first year of your baby’s life. The American Academy of Pediatrics and CSIMP recommend these ages, however this may change due to individual needs of your child.

  • Birth
  • 2 to 7 days (depending on status at birth)
  • 2, 4, and 6 months
  • 9, 12, 15, and 18 months
  • Yearly, age 2 and up
  • Once yearly, from age 11 through adulthood.

At each well-child visit, your child will be weighed and measured to ensure proper and timely development. In addition during these well-child visits we will be:

  • Complete physical - including, but not limited to, checking your child’s ears, mouth, heart, and lungs.
  • Additional screenings for vision, blood pressure and occasionally blood work are performed in an age appropriate manner.
  • Checking speech, social, and motor skills, as well as nutrition and growth.
  • Immunizations

Childhood Immunization Schedule

Birth: Hep B
1 month: No Immunizations
2 month: DTaP, HiB, Polio, Hep B, Prevnar, Rota
4 month: DTaP, HiB, Polio, Prevnar, Rota
6 month: DTaP, HiB, Polio, Hep B, Prevnar, Rota
9 month: No Immunizations
12 months: MMR, Varicella, Hep A, Prevnar
15 months: DTaP, HiB
18 months: Hep A
2 years: No Immunizations
3 years: No Immunizations
4 years: DTaP, Polio, MMR, Varicella
11-12 years/ 7th grade entry: Tdap, Meningococcal
FEMALE 9-26 years: Gardasil

We are proud to be the only pediatric practice in Sarasota with a Bi-Directional interface with our state immunization registry.  We can check your previous shot record with the state and record any immunizations we give to keep you record up to date.



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