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Dr. Patricia Emmanuel, chair of the USF Health Morsani Colege of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics, encourages parents or guardians to consider vaccinating eligible children 12 years or older against COVID-19 now that schools are reopening.

On-call pediatricians 24 hours per day, 7 days per week at our Davis Islands Location.

General Pediatrics at USF Health manages all areas of child care from birth to age 21. Skilled pediatric providers focus on a family-centered approach for care that grows with your child and adapts as they transition into adolescence and adulthood.  USF Health Pediatrics is recognized as Patient Centered Medical Home  by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

Clinical Services Include:

  • Prenatal counseling
  • Breastfeeding and lactation counselng
  • Newborn care
  • Well Care with school, college and daycare physicals
  • Immunizations
  • Sports physicals
  • School and employment forms
  • Gynecologic exams
  • Testing for sexually transmitted infections
Illness Care:
  • Same day sick visits
  • Sports Injuries
  • Evaluation of sprains or broken bones
  • Pre-operative physicals
  • Consultations and second opinions
Common Pediatric Procedures:
  • Wart and skin tag removal
  • Ear Piercing
  • Frenulectomy (clipping for tongue tie)
  • Stitch and staple removal
  • Blood draw

Care for Children with Special Needs

USF Pediatrics provides a medical home for children with chronic medical conditions.  We provide referrals to specialty care, developmental therapy and have specialty care available to coordinate within our primary care office setting, this allows you to coordinate your child's care with specialists including - Pediatric Pulmonary, Neurology, Hematology Oncology, Genetics/Metabolic, Adolescent Medicine and the Healthy Weight Program.  For children who need other specialty care, USF Pediatrics will provide referral for these services. USF Pediatrics provides the most up to date care for children with conditions such as Asthma, ADHD and Obesity.

USF Pediatrics operates a complex care program, which provides complex care to infants/young children who have special needs from ages 0-5 years. This program provides case management and coordination of care through a team approach coordinated with Tampa General Hospital NICU, PICU and Inpatient Programs.

Please access Patient Resources to find helpful links to learn more about ways to raise a healthy child.



The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine has been selected as a site for a clinical trial testing the Moderna mRNA-1273 COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months to less than 11 years.

To view article and learn about eligibility click here.  

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