Learn more about our pediatric primary care services and our unique approach to primary care.
From your baby's first breath to your toddler's first broken bone -- UF Health physicians, nurses and staff provide experience, knowledge and a healing touch.
UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is one of the premier academic children’s hospitals in Florida. We offer care in more than 20 pediatric specialties as well as basic primary care and highly specialized procedures.
We strive to provide the best care possible for the "whole child." Our team is made up of doctors, licensed therapists, clinical psychologists, nurses, program specialists, case workers and volunteers. They work together to offer consults, medical treatment, therapy sessions, and activities and support for children experiencing various emotional, behavioral, and mental challenges.
Learn more about our 25 areas of pediatric specialty care.
Our innovative weekend and evening urgent primary care service is ready to help your children.
We provide 24/7 emergency care services in a child-focused environment.
Our telehealth program allows us to provide remote and secure care through computers and smart phones.
We provide patients and their families with a variety of information about referrals and clinical services.
UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is committed to providing high quality, compassionate, leading-edge care for children and families. As a leader in care, UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is honored to be recognized as a nationally ranked hospital in four pediatric specialties: diabetes & endocrinology (10th), pulmonology & lung surgery (24th), cardiology and heart surgery (26th), neonatology (35th).
With over 30 primary and specialty care practices and a dedicated Children’s Hospital, UF Health is here for you and your family.
Cristoniel S Abrenica, MD, FAAPPediatric Gastroenterologist
Leslie Avery, MDPediatric Critical Care Doctor
Julie S Baines, MDNeonatal-Perinatal Specialist
Torrey D Baines, MDPediatric Critical Care Doctor
Pauline Balkaransingh, MD, MPHPediatric Hematologist/Oncologist (Child Cancer Specialist)
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Pediatric Progress Report
Welcome to the University of Florida Health Pediatric Progress Report, where we share news and updates from UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. Read more about what makes our pediatric programs unique and the progress we have made in the past year as we strive to offer our patients the highest-quality care as one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals. We hope you will appreciate our digital format, which is best viewed using Firefox or Chrome from a PC or Safari from a Mac.
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