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Nemours Children's Primary Care Opens Its 17th Practice in the Perfect Location

Monday, Jan 15, 2018

New practice joins Nemours Children’s Specialty Care at 1717 S. Orange Ave. in Downtown Orlando

Since long before Nemours Children’s Hospital opened in Orlando in 2012 there have been Nemours pediatric specialists caring for children at 1717 S. Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando. This week, Nemours’ history comes full circle with the opening of its newest pediatric primary care practice in the building where its Central Florida history began. Nemours Children’s Primary Care opens on January 17, 2018 in a bright and cheerful suite of offices on the second floor of the 1717 Building.

"While every new opportunity to improve the health of children is a reason to celebrate, this practice has felt like it was meant to be since our earliest conversations about how best to serve families who live and work in Downtown Orlando," said Dr. Thomas Lacy, Division Chief of Primary and Urgent Care in Florida. "Interestingly, this is Nemours’ 17th primary care practice, it’s located at 1717 S. Orange Avenue, and it’s opening on January 17. Everything just seemed to naturally align. We couldn’t be more delighted to join our colleagues at this storied building and to make it easier for families to get their child’s primary and specialty care in one convenient location."

Dr. Michelle Tellado, a board-certified pediatrician, will lead a team of Nemours professionals in providing medical care to children of all ages, from newborns to adolescents. Parents can turn to the practice for a wide variety of medical services, including newborn care, well-child care, immunizations and school physicals, as well as treatment for illnesses and injuries and management of chronic medical conditions. Like Nemours’ other primary care practices, Nemours Children’s Primary Care, Downtown Orlando is a nationally certified Patient-Centered Medical Home.

Nemours Children’s Primary Care, Downtown Orlando is located at 1717 S. Orange Avenue. The office can be reached by calling (407) 650-7033. More information about the practice is available at

Nemours Children’s Health System is an award-winning, nationally respected nonprofit children’s health system recognized for delivering exceptional pediatric health care, research, technological innovation and health education. Nemours also operates five Nemours Children’s Urgent Care clinics, 19 Nemours Children’s Specialty Care satellite locations, and Nemours CareConnect, the country’s first pediatric telehealth app. Nemours Children’s Hospital opened in Orlando’s Lake Nona Medical City in October 2012.


About Nemours

Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the two free-standing children’s hospitals: the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in five states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens,, and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnect. Nemours is a program dedicated to preventing reading failure in young children, grounded in Nemours’ understanding that child health and learning are inextricably linked, and that reading level is a strong predictor of adult health.

Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to families in the communities it serves.