Providing Expert Pediatric Care

For over 40 years, we have served our Central Florida community with comprehensive pediatric care. We partner with parents and caregivers to help children reach their full potential and believe that healthy children are a result of healthy families and communities. We look forward to giving your children the best care available.

Private Plans & Medicaid

We accept most major insurance carriers and Medicaid. Check out all the plans covered at Lakeside Pediatrics to ensure coverage.

Be Happy, Stay Healthy

Well-care is essential to keeping your child flourishing. Our annual checkups ensure each child is meeting milestones, receiving preventative vaccinations, and living a healthy lifestyle. We also provide sports physicals for your young athlete to keep them playing and growing.

Our same-day appointments and after-hours care for those unexpected sick days are available to get your child back to their healthy, happy lives. We value in-person visits so we can ensure a proper diagnosis and the most effective care.

For all new patient appointments, please call our office and speak with our team.

What’s Going Around

Between school and extracurricular activities, your child is exposed to a variety of viral and bacterial-related illnesses. Keep an eye out if your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms from these common conditions:

Cold & Upper Respiratory Infections

These viral illnesses cause nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, fever, and cough. The fever usually lasts for 2-3 days, and the cough with congestion and runny nose may last for 5-10 days. Most colds resolve on their own with rest and fluids, but some may lead to ear infections, sinus infections, asthma attacks, or other complications. If you are concerned about the possibility of one of these complications, please schedule an appointment at our office for an evaluation.

Coughs

Coughing is an important and beneficial reflex that our bodies need to clear secretions and to keep open our major airways during the course of a viral cold or upper respiratory infection. However, severe or persistent cough can be associated with asthma, pneumonia, sinus infections, and bronchiolitis, and should be evaluated by your healthcare provider.

Vomiting & Diarrhea

Usually called viral gastroenteritis, the virus causes inflammation and irritation of the stomach and the intestines, leading to vomiting and diarrhea. This illness, often called the “stomach flu” typically lasts 1-2 days, with diarrhea lasting a few days longer. If they are unable to keep liquids down, back off for 2 hours, then try the small amounts again. If your child has few wet diapers and does not make tears, or appears limp or lethargic, they may be dehydrated. Please call our office at 863-688-3550 for same-day appointment availability.

For all new patient appointments, please call our office to speak with our staff.