Over the past few decades, the childhood obesity epidemic has made it more important than ever for children to be screened for risk factors of adult heart disease. Our Nemours pediatric preventive cardiology experts can evaluate and offer guidance for kids of all ages dealing with conditions that could put them at risk for heart problems, such as obesity and diabetes.
Children’s eating, exercising and lifestyle habits today can have a huge impact, positive and negative, on their health down the road. Pinpointing and addressing possible problems early on can keep kids from having big health issues (such as strokes, heart attacks and heart disease) as adults.
That’s where our Nemours preventive cardiology experts come in. We evaluate and offer guidance for kids of all ages dealing with conditions that could put them at risk for heart issues (especially atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries) including:
- weight problems or obesity
- high blood pressure (also called hypertension)
- high (elevated) cholesterol
Our experts can perform a complete cardiovascular risk evaluation and if your child is at risk, develop a personalized management plan that includes practical ways (like changes in diet, exercise and lifestyle) to reduce your child’s likelihood of future cardiovascular disease. And our preventive cardiologists work along with your child’s primary care doctor to help your child grow into a healthy adult.
For Appointments: (850) 505-4775
Hours vary, please call
- 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
Bring these forms for your first appointment:
New Patient Forms
Returning Patient Forms
- Patient Presents Without Legal Guardian (PDF)
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Note: A parent or legal guardian must be with a child for a first visit.
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The team of caring, board-certified pediatric cardiologists and experienced nurses from the Nemours Cardiac Center at Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Pensacola come to Tallahassee to help kids at risk for certain heart conditions stay healthy.
Our Preventive Cardiology Services
We provide preventive cardiology consultations, as well as comprehensive evaluation and management of heart disease for children referred to us from physicians in and around Pensacola, as well as throughout the Florida Panhandle and southern Alabama.
Our preventive cardiologists are experts in the area of preventive heart medicine. If your child is struggling with obesity, high blood pressure or high cholesterol we can develop a management plan to reduce the likelihood of future cardiovascular disease.
Family-Centered Care at Nemours
No matter what your child’s condition, we recognize the importance of the family in the care and healing process. Because many of the children we see have chronic (long-term) illnesses that require repeated visits, we are committed to building relationships and teaching our patients and families about the condition and how best to manage it.