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  Destin pediatrics, Fort Walton Beach pediatrics, Niceville pediatrics, Fort Walton Beach pediatricians, Destin pediatricians, Niceville pediatricians
  Destin pediatrics, Fort Walton Beach pediatrics, Niceville pediatrics, Fort Walton Beach pediatricians, Destin pediatricians, Niceville pediatricians

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. 

Pediatrics differs from adult medicine in many respects. The obvious body size differences are paralleled by maturational changes. The smaller body of an infant or neonate is substantially different physiologically from that of an adult. Congenital defects, genetic variance, and developmental issues are of greater concern to pediatricians than they often are to adult physicians.

Childhood is the period of greatest growth, development and maturation of the various organ systems in the body. Years of training and experience (above and beyond basic medical training) goes into recognizing the difference between normal variants and what is actually pathological.

Treating a child is not like treating a miniature adult. A major difference between pediatrics and adult medicine is that children are minors and, in most jurisdictions, cannot make decisions for themselves. The issues of guardianship, privacy, legal responsibility and informed consent must always be considered in every pediatric procedure. In a sense, pediatricians often have to treat the parents and sometimes, the family, rather than just the child. Adolescents are in their own legal class, having rights to their own health care decisions in certain circumstances only, though this is in legal flux and varies by region.


Pediatric Clinic Hours 
Fort Walton Beach
Monday - Friday:  8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday:  8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Niceville 
Monday - Friday:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday:  8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Destin 
Monday - Friday:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Navarre 
Monday - Friday:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Now Open!


Health Forms For Patients Under 12 Months 
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Announcements
The Navarre Pediatric Clinic is now open! Dr. Berger is accepting new patients.


Saturday Pediatric Clinics in Fort Walton Beach & Niceville


Berger, Paul S., M.D., FAAP
850.396.0108
Pediatrics
Navarre

Dr. Susanna Buchholz - Destin Pediatrics Doctor Buchholz, Susanna O., M.D., FAAP
850.269.6400
Pediatrics
Destin

Dr. Keith Krist - Fort Walton Pediatrics Krist, Keith M., M.D.
850.863.8203
Pediatrics
Fort Walton Beach

Dr. Andrea Loder - Fort Walton Pediatrics Loder, Andrea S., M.D., FAAP
850.863.8203
Pediatrics
Fort Walton Beach

Meeks, Evan, M.D., FAAP
850.729.4641
Pediatrics
Niceville

Dr. Richard Reno - Fort Walton Pediatrics Reno, Richard C., M.D.
850.269.6400
Pediatrics
Destin

Dr. Douglas Rigby - Fort Walton Pediatrics Rigby, Douglas W., M.D.
850.863.8203
Pediatrics
Fort Walton Beach

Schiebel, Alison, D.O.
850.863.8203
Pediatrics
Fort Walton Beach

Dr. Robert Shelton - Fort Walton Pediatrics Shelton, Robert F., M.D.
850.863.8203
Pediatrics
Fort Walton Beach

Dr. Kyle Simmers - Fort Walton Pediatrics Simmers, Kyle E., M.D., FAAP
850.729.4641
Pediatrics
Niceville

Dr. Lyn Sprenkle - Fort Walton Pediatricians Sprenkle, Lyn T., M.D., FAAP
850.269.6400
Pediatrics
Destin

Dr. Lalitha Vadlamani-Simmers - Niceville Pediatrician Vadlamani-Simmers, Lalitha, M.D.
850.729.4641
Pediatrics
Niceville

Tartarilla, Paul, ARNP
850.863.8203
Pediatrics
Fort Walton Beach

 

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