Pediatric Associates will acquire and begin providing management services for Jacksonville Pediatric Associates, effective July 1, 2014. Jacksonville Pediatric Associates consists of 3 locations; Downtown Jacksonville, South Jacksonville and Neptune Beach and has 7 providers. Current providers will continue to care for their patients going forward.
As a result of this acquisition, Pediatric Associates will expand its presence into the Jacksonville market and will have a total of 32 locations throughout the state of Florida. The move into Jacksonville is part of Pediatric Associates’ ongoing strategy to expand throughout the state.
Peter J. Shulman, MD, MBA, CEO of Pediatric Associates, said, “This is an exciting time for Pediatric Associates and an excellent opportunity to expand our services to families across Florida. Jacksonville Pediatric Associates has a proven track record of service in the community and we look forward to enhancing that service by providing expanded access and improving patient education offerings in the Jacksonville marketplace. Our expansion to Jacksonville compliments our recent migration into the Tampa Bay market”
Pediatric Associates is Florida’s largest privately owned primary care pediatric practice, with 29 locations extending from Homestead to Jacksonville on the east coast and St. Petersburg to Trinity on the west coast. The practice, founded in Hollywood, FL in 1955, accepts most insurance including Medicaid, and cares for children from birth through age 21. Pediatric Associates is open 365 days a year and offers extended urgent care hours at many locations. Most office locations also offer convenient on-site laboratory and X-ray services.