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New UF Health Pediatrics – Magnolia Parke improves children’s health care access for north Gainesville families

UF Health now offers families in north Gainesville and neighboring areas enhanced services with the opening of its newest pediatric location.

UF Health Pediatrics – Magnolia Parke, the first primary care pediatric clinic in north Gainesville, opened in July 2013. The 6,500-square-foot practice houses 14 exam rooms, a vision-and-hearing screening room and a procedure room. UF Health pediatricians and staff provide complete primary care for children of all ages, including immunizations, physicals, hearing and vision screenings and sick visits.

“Along with our other locations, UF Health Pediatrics – Magnolia Parke provides high-quality primary care services that are easily accessible in Gainesville and surrounding counties,” said Sanjeev Tuli, M.D., a professor and chief of general pediatrics at the University of Florida. “The new practice enables us to teach evidence-based clinical pediatrics to prepare future community and academic pediatricians, while also providing optimal care for our patients.”

The new practice joins two existing UF Health pediatric primary care locations ― Tower Square and the Gerold L. Schiebler CMS Center ― in providing comprehensive, high-quality and accessible care to children. These, along with the pediatric emergency room and after-hours services at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, provide a full array of pediatric health services for area families.

“The opening of UF Health Pediatrics – Magnolia Parke is another example of our commitment to helping children of our community get the very best health care that they deserve,” said Scott Rivkees, M.D., chair of the UF College of Medicine department of pediatrics. “This practice will enable us to deliver care for boys and girls in northwest Gainesville ― a new option for families in that area. We anticipate the new facility and its providers will bring smiles and bright eyes to parents and children alike.”

About the Author

Peveeta Persaud

Marketing Coordinator, UF Health Communications, Department of Pediatrics

Peveeta Persaud, APR., joined the UF Health Communications team in 2012, serving as marketing coordinator for the University of Florida's Department of Pediatrics.

Peveeta graduated from the University of Central Florida, magna...Read More

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