Whether you are in your third trimester or you have just moved into the area, meeting a pediatrician is always recommended. It also gives you an opportunity to get to know them, and how they will become part of your family.
The flu vaccine is so important – especially for kids. Will you get the flu if you take the vaccine? Is the vaccine live flu? Is it the flu or a cold? Listen to Dr. Tavarez, Pediatrician, clear up some of the confusion.
Originally from the Dominican Republic, Dr. Tavarez will replace the longtime Sarasota – and retiring – Dr. Bob Shamsy. He offers all of the same, high-caliber and attentive care in pediatrics. He also speaks Spanish. Find out more about him!
With an eye to expand primary care services in our area, First Physicians Group along with Sarasota Memorial Hospital leaders believed that this practice was a great opportunity. The partnership has produced great opportunities to learn on either side, along with a sincere appreciation of the power of Sarasota Memorial’s support network.
Many young families who live in Lakewood Ranch, Florida are delivering their babies at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and find follow-up care with Pediatrics at Lakewood Ranch. For example, the flu vaccine can be given to the little patients in their office.
Pediatrics at Lakewood Ranch has joined First Physicians Group – Sarasota Memorial Health Care System’s primary care medical group. In common practices, the day-to-day administration can take time away from helping people – or in this case – kids! This move to FPG helps Pediatrics at Lakewood Ranch to provide more focused patient care.