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 Miami-Dade 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 withurgent 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 Maternity Hospital
Baptist Hospital | Baptist Health
The Family Birth Place at Baptist was created with parents in mind. With a series of classes on labor and delivery, breastfeeding and newborn care, Healthy Beginnings is designed to get families ready for their arrival. On the big day, private birthing suites provide a comfortable environment for labor and recovery with the latest technology and professional care. Postpartum Mother-Baby rooms include a sleeper chair and sitting area for up to four visitors, as well as access to experienced mother-baby nurses and lactation services if needed. 8900 N. Kendall Dr., Miami, 786-596-1960
Favorite Pediatric Dentist/Orthodontist
Main Street Children’s Dentistry
These pediatric dental specialists and orthodontists complete an additional 2-3 years of training after dental school to focus on the care of children and teens, and they provide check-ups, emergency services and orthodontic care at 15 locations in South Florida. Their offices are designed to be fun for kids with bright colors, toys, chair-side video games and TVs, and prizes to make the experience a positive one. These specialists are also trained to help children with special needs, and they explain what will happen in kid-friendly terms to minimize stress.
Favorite Pediatric Emergency Room
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Home to South Florida’s only free-standing Level III pediatric trauma center, this ER offers expert patient care for all types of pediatric emergencies, 24 hours a day. In addition to trauma physicians that are board-certified in pediatric surgery and certified pediatric trauma clinicians, a full spectrum of pediatric sub-specialty physicians are on call to collaborate in your child’s care. The staff works to reduce patient waiting times, and an adjoining helipad enhances the handling of incoming traumas and transfers from other hospitals. 3100 SW 62 Ave., Miami,
Favorite Hospital For Pediatrics
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
With over 40 pediatric specialties, including a groundbreaking Brain Institute and a Level 4 Epilepsy Center, this hospital offers the highest expertise and experience in pediatric care. It is ranked in five specialties, including 16th in pediatric neurology and neurosurgery, by U.S. News & World Report. Its Child Life team works to comfort young patients through music therapy, recreational play and more. Nicklaus gives back to the community through free pediatric EKGs to middle and high school sports participants, and it has outpatient centers and specialty care centers throughout South Florida. 3100 SW 62 Ave., Miami, 888-641-8869
Favorite Urgent Care Center
Urgent Care | Baptist Health
Whether you are not feeling well or you’re hurt, you can see a doctor or nurse practitioner right away, no appointment necessary. Patients can initiate a video visit online or visit one of the system’s more than 20 Urgent Care centers in South Florida. Both offer quality, compassionate care and are open daily. Families can go online to get an estimated wait time at a location near them and “Save My Spot.” The centers offer X-rays onsite as well as lab testing, B-12 and flu shots, and more.