ABC Pediatrics of Okaloosa specializes in medical primary care to children of all ages. A colorful and caring practice, ABC Pediatrics provides healthcare to newborns, infants, toddlers and school age children up to 18 years of age.
Located at 600 Hospital Drive in Crestview, ABC Pediatrics puts their patients first. Owner Dr. Luis Gomez and his team of medical professionals create a comfortable atmosphere to provide the highest quality health care to the children and families they serve. They strive to build long-term, partnering relationships built on trust and mutual respect.
Dr. Gomez is a Board-Certified Pediatrician and opened ABC Pediatrics in Crestview in May 2000. After completing his residency at the University of Florida, Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, he became a Sacred Heart physician in 1993. Dr. Gomez is very passionate about pediatrics and his patients. Being a father of five has taught him a lot about pediatrics.
His favorite part about pediatrics is the children.
“Interacting with the patients and the babies is the most fun part,” Dr. Gomez said. “I had no idea that’s what I liked. I thought I was going to be a heart surgeon.”
Gomez said after doing a summer of thoracic surgery in New York City, he felt like he was in the movie “Groundhog Day,” with every day feeling the same. He felt called elsewhere because he loves talking to his patients and loves helping children.
Board-Certified Pediatrician, Dr. Alberto Barbon joined ABC Pediatrics in 2004. He completed his residency at Mt. Carmel Hospital in Detroit Michigan, affiliated with Wayne State University and has more than 20 years of pediatrics expertise.
Another qualified member of the ABC team is Certified Nurse Practitioner Lela Stroud. She received her master’s degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina and her post-master’s certificate in pediatrics from the University of South Alabama. Lela is an instructor for resuscitation. She has been working at ABC Pediatrics since 2008.
ABC Pediatrics is a clinical preceptor and welcomes medical students from both Florida State University and University of Florida Colleges of Medicine to learn and gain first-hand experience in pediatrics.
The medical team at ABC Pediatrics wants their families to consider their practice as a total resource for their child’s healthcare needs. They are committed to continuity of care through their physicians and nurse practitioners.
Their well care and health maintenance services include routine check-ups, vaccinations including influenza shots, developmental screening, camp and sports physicals, preschool and school exams, college exams, growth issues, such as poor growth, short stature, and obesity, long term follow up of premature infants and new mommy visits.
ABC Pediatrics believes in prevention of disease and promotion of healthy lifestyles for all children. They strive to be an efficient and cost-effective practice in meeting the needs of children during times of health as well as in time of illness.
The office treats all common childhood illnesses, including sore throat, cold symptoms, breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, earaches, and more. They also treat constipation, skin disorders, rashes, eczema, bedwetting, urinary and stool incontinence.
ABC Pediatrics is available for same-day appointments if needed. They also accept most insurance plans including Tricare, United Health Care and most Blue Cross Blue Shield policies. If you are not sure if your insurance plan is accepted, please call the office at 850-689-0900 for more information.
If you are interested in your child becoming a patient, would like to find out more about their practice or would like to schedule an appointment, contact ABC Pediatrics today.