One of the best things about living in Jacksonville is having Pediatricians like Valerie Miles, M.D. and Carolina Canas-Ceron, M.D., at Progressive Pediatrics. These sought-after physicians and their staff are a blessing to their patients and parents.
Both Physicians practice "integrative medicine" where they focus on the safest and most effective ways for the body to heal itself when ill. This includes regular medicines, and they also focus on prevention of illness and maintaining wellness.
Great tips: We were in last week and I was talking about giving my son Pedialyte during intense sports activities, such as a Soccer tournament. Dr. Ceron shared about her own recipe as a substitute to Gatorade or Pedialyte, which is sugar free and very inexpensive.
Proactive: When John had the flu, we were required to wear masks from the moment we entered the building until we were cleared by the doctor. When we were there again Friday, they now ask patients to call when in the parking lot and the staff will bring out their their masks before entering the building, or they can wait in their cars and put their masks on when they come in. The treatment they set up for John included wearng a mask in the public areas of the home, and the result was nobody else in the family came down with the flu.
What we especially like about these doctors is their explanation of what is happening in your body, to help you understand. They also discuss nutrition along with medical treatment. They never rush us. Their popularity is evident by the nominations for Top Doctor by Jacksonville magazine and Top Pediatricians.
They have a One Stop Wellness Shop which is convenient for many of the products they recommend. Sometimes it is more convenient than going to the health food store. There is also a selection of helpful books for parents.
Latrice and Renee have been with the Staff since we began going there five years ago. They both work at the front desk, but Renee is filling in at the Store down the hall.
The Waiting Rooms are divided into Well and Sick. There is a table with free information for parents available in the lobby.
The practice is closed except for new babies and siblings, but if you are looking for a doctor, give them a call to see if they have an opening.
Monthly Open House 4th Tuesday at 6 PM
1539 Parental Home Road (North side of Parental Home off Beach Blvd.)
Jacksonville, FL 32216