Lake Nona Pediatrics

in Association With Nemours

For Appointments: (407) 243-2040
Fax: (407) 243-2043

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(acute walk-in sick care for established patients available 8–9 a.m. daily)

Complimentary Meet-and-Greet Appointments for Expectant Parents

9145 Narcoossee Road, Suite 103
Orlando, FL 32827
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Lake Nona Pediatrics in Association with Nemours

Pediatric Primary Care Services for Your Family

Lake Nona Pediatrics, in association with Nemours, provides children and families with quality, professional primary care services with special attention to preventive care and whole-child wellness. We love working with families, helping you through all of the important milestones and providing compassionate support and advice for raising happy, healthy kids — inside and out.

Conveniently located on Narcoossee Road (just off of State Road 528) in the Lavina Marketplace Plaza, Lake Nona Pediatrics is part of the Nemours primary care network called the Children’s Health Alliance (CHA), which includes some of the most highly-qualified pediatricians in Central Florida.

Board-Certified Lactation Consultant

Most new mothers get lactation guidance that's provided by the medical facility during their hospital stay immediately after giving birth. Private practice lactation consultants offer extended care and ongoing advice to new moms. At Lake Nona, we are happy to have an experienced pediatric nurse practitioner who is also a board-certified lactation consultant, Bonnie Lanternier, MSN, ARNP, CPNP, IBCLC.

Signs, Symptoms and Illnesses We See

In addition to providing well-child, preventive care like immunizations (vaccines) and health screenings, we treat children with a variety of common symptoms, illnesses and conditions, such as those listed below.

Routine Illnesses and Conditions
  • abdominal pain
    (stomach aches)
  • acne
  • allergies
  • asthma
  • bronchiolitis
  • colic
  • common cold
  • constipation
  • cough
  • diarrhea
  • ear infections
  • eczema
  • fever
  • head lice
  • headaches
  • influenza (the flu)
  • obesity
  • pinkeye
  • psychosocial disorders
  • sinusitis (sinus infections)
  • strep throat
  • teething
  • urinary tract infections (UTIs)
Check Your Child's Symptoms

Does your child have a sore throat or abdominal pain, or a headache that just won’t go away? Review possible causes (and remedies) using the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) symptom checker called KidsDoc.
Use the AAP's Symptom Checker »

Instruction Sheets From Nemours' KidsHealth

At Nemours, we’re committed to helping your family grow up healthy and strong. For trusted insights about everything from the common cold and complex medical conditions to major milestones and emotional wellness at every age, (created by Nemours) has the information you need. And it’s available online anytime, so it’s there when you need it most.

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When Your Child Needs a Specialist

We’re backed by renowned Nemours pediatric specialists who treat nearly every condition at our specialty care outpatient locations throughout Central Florida and at Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando.

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We can also help arrange care with any pediatric specialist of your choice outside of the Nemours Children’s Health System.

For Appointments

Making Your Appointment

Lake Nona Pediatrics, in association with Nemours, offers families preventive, routine and sick-child care in a family-centered environment. You don’t need a referral to make an appointment, just call our office. When you call, we’ll collect information such as:

  • your child’s name and address
  • date of birth
  • parent phone numbers (home and cell)
  • insurance information (including parent social security numbers)
What to Bring
  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child

Lake Nona Pediatrics, in association with Nemours, is contracted with a variety of private and state sponsored insurance companies. Please contact our office at (407) 243-2040 to confirm our participation with your insurance provider.

Forms & Resources
New Patients

Complete and submit these forms to our office in order to schedule your child's first appointment:

Forms may be faxed to (407) 243-2043 or delivered in-person to our office.

Recommended Routine Visits

Children should be seen for “well-child” check-ups to make sure they’re growing up healthy at:

  • 1 to 3 days after hospital discharge
  • 2 weeks
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months (1 year)
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • annually after that

At each visit, we’ll check your child’s growth, development, overall health and give any recommended routine immunizations. It's all part of the excellent primary care pediatrics you can count on us to deliver.

Check out the Your Child’s Checkup Sheets from Nemours’ KidsHealth to find out what to expect at the visit and as your child grows, from birth through age 21.

Recommended Immunization Schedule

Lake Nona Pediatrics adheres to the immunization/vaccination schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Please note that some of the vaccines may be given in combination so that your child gets fewer shots.

  • birth: HBV
  • 1–2 months: HBV (second dose)
  • 2 months: DTaP, Hib, IPV, PCV, Rota
  • 4 months: DTaP, Hib, IPV, PCV, Rota
  • 6 months: DTaP, Hib, PCV, Rota
  • 6 months and annually: Influenza
  • 6–18 months: HBV, IPV
  • 12–15 months: Hib, MMR, PCV, Varicella (chickenpox)
  • 12–23 months: HAV (2 dose series)
  • 15–18 months: DTaP
  • 4–6 years: DTaP, MMR, IPV, Varicella
  • 11–12 years: HPV (3 dose series), Tdap (booster), Meningococcal
  • college entrants: Meningococcal

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Walk-In Sick Time Care for Established Patients

For your convenience, Lake Nona Pediatrics provides walk-in sick care Monday–Friday, 8–9 a.m., for our established patients. If your child has an acute illness like a sore throat, fever, earache, you can visit us anytime during the hour without calling ahead.

Please note that we provide this service on a first-come, first-serve basis only for simple acute illness, not for well-child visits, complicated problems or follow-up visits (in which case, we’ll make an appointment for a return visit). If your child is a new patient, please call to schedule an appointment.

Complimentary Meet-and-Greet Appointments for Expectant Parents

We also offer complimentary informational appointments for expectant parents trying to make a choice about their baby’s primary care pediatrician. This is a great time to meet our doctor and staff, see our facility and learn more about our practice. Call us to schedule your appointment.

Working Together for Kids

Lake Nona Pediatrics is associated with Nemours, which means we’re part of a primary care network (called the Children’s Health Alliance, or CHA). By being a part of this network, we’re able to give our patients and families added resources for care and education.

We’ve chosen to associate with Nemours because it’s a nationally-recognized children’s health system that provides outstanding pediatric specialty care, research, education and advocacy (being a voice for children’s health issues). We also share the very same commitment to family-centered care — and pride ourselves in treating every child as one of our own.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do forms and bills say Children’s Health Alliance, an affiliate of Nemours?

This reflects our association with Nemours. The Children’s Health Alliance (CHA) is Nemours’ pediatric primary care network.

Will Nemours have access to all of Dr. Athans' patient information?

All patient information is confidential and protected by HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) rules. If your child needs to see a Nemours specialist, or be admitted to Nemours Children’s Hospital, we will share this information to ensure your child receives the very best care.

Will my child be able to see their current specialists?

Yes, you can still see your current specialists and we'll continue to make referrals to any hospital or specialist you choose. Dr. Athans is on staff at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies and the new Nemours Children’s Hospital.

If you have any other questions about our association with Nemours, please don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Athans or our team.