South Florida can be a paradise for those of us lucky enough to live here. Find the top places for Healthy Kids with the 2020 South Florida Family Favorites Awards as your guide. Here you’ll find the people and places that parents voted as best in Broward County.
Published: July 7, 2020
Favorite Pediatrician/Pediatric Group
Worrying about a sick child is never easy, but having a responsive and compassionate pediatrician helps. With multiple locations throughout South Florida, Pediatric Associates opens early and stays open late for families with urgent medical needs, and its wealth of doctors on staff helps ensure your child is treated quickly by a provider familiar with your family’s needs. They also offer virtual doctor visits and an online patient portal to keep patients informed and well-cared for while staying safe at home.
Favorite Pediatric Specialist
Dr. Steven Singer, Pediatric ENT of South Florida
Ever wondered if your child has a hearing problem, or is just not listening? This pediatric ENT specialist with Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital can help you figure out that puzzle. Dr. Singer takes a safe and sound approach to helping children deal with ear, nose and throat issues. Often, he recommends therapy, medication and diet changes before surgical options, and if surgery is required, his confident and reassuring manner, medical knowledge and surgical skill help make the process a smooth and successful one for both his patients and their parents. 1150 N. 35 Ave., Hollywood, 954-987-5430
Favorite Maternity Hospital
Memorial Regional Hospital
The Labor and Delivery suites in the Memorial Family Birthplace are designed to make birth the best possible experience, with calming colors, aromatherapy, DVD players and media player docking stations to encourage relaxation. Experienced staff uses the latest technology to monitor mom and baby and help make your birth as safe and comfortable as possible. After delivery, postpartum suites include a sofabed and a separated sitting area, and the family lounge is stocked with a courtesy kitchen. The Family Birthplace also offers parenting classes before and after your new arrival and free access to the YoMingo app. 3501 Johnson St., Hollywood, 954-265-4484
Favorite Pediatric Dentist/Orthodontist
From pediatric dentistry and orthodontics to teeth cleanings and oral surgery, Sage serves the whole family with preventative, cosmetic and restorative care using the latest in clinical technologies. More importantly, they help teach kids that visiting the dentist can be fun! They offer free orthodontic consultations and a dental savings plan to help keep care affordable, and accept most insurance plans. Conveniently located with 15 offices in Broward County, they also provide emergency care and offer virtual consultations online.
Favorite Pediatric Emergency Room
West Boca Medical Center
A trip to the ER can be especially overwhelming for young children, and their parents, but this center has a separate area just for kids. The pediatric ER treats newborns up to 18 years of age with the goal of serving every patient within 30 minutes, and the physicians and nurses are specially trained to understand the cues of young patients who may not be able to verbalize their problems. In addition to the ER, the center has a pediatric same-day surgery center and pediatric inpatient rooms. 21644 State Road 7, Boca Raton, 561-488-8000
Favorite Hospital For Pediatrics
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
This award-winning pediatric hospital — ranked 25th in orthopedics and 48th in cardiology and heart surgery by US News & World Report — combines advanced technology with the expertise of a large, diverse group of pediatric specialists to provide premium care for patients. Its Child Life program includes Teddy Bear Tours of the hospital, playrooms and pet therapy to help patients cope with the stress of their medical treatment. Besides the hospital and ER in Hollywood, there are pediatric specialty practices serving Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Miramar and Weston. 1005 Joe DiMaggio Drive, Hollywood, 954-265-5324
Favorite Urgent Care Center
MD Now Urgent Care
Not every injury demands an ER visit. Families can access quality medical care, at a fraction of the cost, at these physician-led, state-of-the-art clinics. MD Now is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the year, including holidays, and virtual visits are available. Families can check in online to save time once they arrive at one of the 50 locations in South Florida, and even walk-in patients are typically seen in less than an hour. The centers are equipped with digital x-rays, EKG and lab testing, and some prescriptions can also be filled on the spot.