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About Pediatric Primary Care

Part of your child's health and well-being is having a physician who knows both your child and your family. Your child's primary care physician will perform routine check-ups and measure developmental milestones as your child grows.

Our pediatricians provide expert care for your children at every stage of life, from birth through adolescence. We know that you want the best for your children, and we value your trust.

Our pediatricians are on staff with Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. They have every resource of the hospital available and will also work with you to coordinate your child's more complex health care needs.

Our extensively trained and experienced pediatricians are passionate about kids, and it shows. Your pediatrician will build a lasting relationship with you and your family as a partner in the health and development of your children.


Common Treatment and Services

Our pediatricians are specially trained to provide primary care to infants, children and teens. They can help keep your child healthy, ensure important developmental milestones are reached and coordinate care with specialists if needed.

Pediatricians provide many services, including:

  • Newborn and infant care
  • Wellness visits
  • Adolescent care
  • Camp, school and sports physicals
  • Developmental, hearing and vision screenings
  • Immunizations
  • Routine lab work
  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illness
  • Education on health choices you will need to make for your child
  • International travel preparation
  • Consultation on school or behavioral issues
  • International adoption consultations
  • Prenatal visits for first-time parents
  • Allergy or asthma conditions
  • Lactation consultations
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Circumcisions

By listening closely to your parenting concerns, as well as understanding your parenting style and family dynamics, our pediatricians partner with you throughout your child’s life.


For Expecting Parents

If you are choosing a pediatrician for the first time, we recommend you begin the process to select a pediatrician in your third trimester. To make sure you’ve found the right doctor, don’t hesitate to ask a potential pediatrician as many questions as you need to feel comfortable.

After having your baby, we will help you schedule your baby’s first well-check visit. This appointment should take place within one to three days after going home from the hospital.


Well-Baby Visits

Regular checkups are important to monitor your child’s growth and development and can help your doctor identify any problems early on. At a well-child visit, your pediatrician will address all health care and developmental questions and concerns you may have about your child. Regular well-child visits are scheduled at:

  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months
  • 3 years
  • Annually after 3 year

Some families may also choose to see a family medicine provider for their child’s care


Family Medicine

Our family medicine doctors care for every member of your family, from newborns to teens, parents and grandparents. The focus is to establish a long-term relationship with you and your family to keep you healthy, prevent illness and manage your wellness goals.

Convenient Care

Convenient Care is an extension of Primary Care services at Lee Health, offering same or next day appointments for minor illness or injury that require timely treatment.

Call us today to find out more information about your child's treatment options or to make an appointment. Our phone number is 239-481-4111.

Lee Health call center representatives can help you find a pediatrician that is right for you.


After-Hours Pediatric Care

Lee Health also offers after-hours medical care for pediatric patients at three Convenient Care locations in Cape Coral and Fort Myers, as well as extended hours at many of our physician care locations.


Connecting Patients and Doctors Digitally

At Lee Health your child's health needs will be coordinated through MyChart, our easy to use online tool. MyChart will also help you to securely manage your child's health care appointments and access their confidential medical records. Together, we are providing a higher level of health care.

With MyChart, you can:

  • View your child’s medical record
  • Print a list of current immunizations
  • Request an appointment
  • See test results
  • Request a prescription renewal
  • E-mail your child’s doctor

Pediatric Primary Care

Find a Family Medicine Doctor

Our Lee Physician Group Family Medicine physicians are available to provide the best care to both children and adults of all ages. We tailor each patient's treatment plan according to his or her unique needs.